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Tbirds win big over the Rockets

Seattle picks up a big win tonight 5-1 over the Kelowna Rockets at the Key. With the win Seattle now hold a 2 point lead over new 5th place team Everett with one game in hand. Seattle also now holds a 3 point lead over Kelowna, also with one game in hand.

The effort tonight was probably as good as last night in Everett but the finish was much better. In addition, I agree with coach Rob Sumner's quote that the team was a little more "hungry" around the net. Kelowna goaltender Kristofer Westblom was not Leland Irving on this night and was likely the difference in the game. At the other end, Jacob DeSerres is starting to look more and more like the goaltender Seattle will take to the playoffs and was at times spectacular tonight while making 25 saves and getting the win. His save on Brady Leavold on a breakaway was one of the best stops I have seen all year considering the game, situation and the nice move that Leavold made.

I thought Greg Scott was absolutely incredible in this game. He was a physical force and ended the night with a goal and 3 assists. Might possibly have been his best game of the season considering the situation. In addition... talk about the ultimate Gordie Howe hat trick. G-Sco tips in a Jeremy Schappert shot (that was also deflected by David Richard) and is promptly jumped by Brady Leavold, meaning that he completed the "Gordie" by scoring and fighting at the same time... night work.

Seattle leaves for Prince George tomorrow morning and will get an extra day to rest in P.G. before facing the Cougars on Tuesday and Wednesday. Seattle then comes back to Vancouver on Friday and continues on to face Portland on Saturday.

Seattle "could" be looking at 6 out of 8 points in the next 4 games and if they can find a way to earn a point or two in Vancouver they could be looking at a very good situation for the 4th seed in the span of 7 days.

Let's Go Birds Three Stars of the Game:

1. Greg Scott. 1 goal, 3 assists and a fight
2. Jacob DeSerres. 25 saves on 26 shots.
2. Prab Rai. Scored the first two goals giving Seattle the lead twice and the goals came on the PP and the SH.

In the Arena:

1. Jacob DeSerres
2. Prab Rai
3. Greg Scott

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