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T-Birds overpower Giants in 4-3 shootout in Vancouver

Burke Gallimore had two goals in regulation and one in the shootout Oct. 15 to help lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 4-3 shootout victory over the Vancouver Giants at Pacific Coliseum.

The win gave the T-Birds a four-game winning streak.

The game was tied 3-3 after overtime sending the game to a shootout.

Vancouver elected to shoot first in the shootout and sent out Craig Cunningham as their first shooter. Cunningham made a move to his left and lifted a backhand over Seattle goalie Calvin Pickard's blocker. Gallimore was the T-Birds first shooter. He came down on Vancouver goalie Mark Segal and snapped a hard wrist over the goalie's glove and off the right post to tie the shootout 1-1.

James Henry was the Giants second shooter and Pickard denied his attempt to go five-hole on the goalie. Marcel Noebels was the T-Birds second shooter and he lost the handle on the puck momentarily giving Segal the chance to poke check the puck.

Brendan Gallagher was the Giants third shooter. Pickard stopped Gallagher with a left pad save. Luke Lockhart was the T-Birds third shooter and he had the chance to win the game. Lockhart, a right-hand shot, skated down on Segal, faked a wrist shot by lifting his left leg. Segal went down and Lockhart changed his angle slightly by moving right. Lockhart then snapped the puck over Segal's glove to give Seattle the win.

Vancouver took a 1-0 lead at 5:14 of the first period on a goal by Gallagher. Cunningham and Neil Manning had the assists.

Seattle (5-2-0-0) tied the game 1-1 at 6:06 of the first period on a power-play goal by Gallimore. Brenden Dillon fed the puck to Lockhart to the right of Vancouver goalie Mark Segal. Lockhart put a shot on goal with traffic in front of Segal. Gallimore tipped Lockhart's shot past Segal for his team leading fifth goal of the season.

Gallimore gave the T-Birds a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal at 14:16 of the first. Lockhart got the puck to Dillon coming up the left side. Dillon skated hard into the Vancouver zone, cut towards the net and from the goal line centered the puck to Gallimore on top of the crease. Gallimore had his stick on the ice to redirect the puck over Segal's left shoulder for his second goal of the night.

Greg Lamoureux tied the game 2-2 for Vancouver at 16:49 of the first. James Henry and Dalton Reum had the assists.

Vancouver (5-4-0-1) outshot Seattle 15-13 in the first period.

Gallagher scored at 18:58 of the second period to put the Giants in front 3-2. Tanner Sohn and Cunningham had the assists on the goal.

The Giants led in shots 23-18 after 40 minutes.

Colin Jacobs tied the game 3-3 at 5:22 of the third period when he put back a rebound. Tyler Alos got the puck along the left boards and cut towards the Vancouver goal. Alos put a shot on Segal with Jacobs in the slot. The puck rebounded right to Jacobs and he slammed it into the back of the net.

The T-Birds outshot the Giants 13-2 in the third period and led 31-25 in total shots going into overtime.

Seattle outshot Vancouver 6-5 in overtime and 37-30 through 65 minutes of action.

Pickard made 27 saves on 30 shots to improve his record to 5-2-0-0.

Segal stopped 34 of 38 shots and his record falls to 4-1-1-1.

SCORING SUMMARY

First period - 1, Vancouver, Gallagher 9 (Cunningham, Manning), 5:14. 2, Seattle, Gallimore 5 (Lockhart, Dillon), 6:06 (pp). 3, Seattle, Gallimore 6 (Dillon, Lockhart), 14:16 (pp). 4, Vancouver, Lamoureax 1 (Henry, Reum), 16:49. Penalties - Martinook, Van (goaltender interference), 5:35. Toomey, Sea (roughing), 7:32. Henry, Van (roughing), 7:32. Bobbee, Sea (hooking), 9:12. Musil, Van (cross checking), 12:49.

Second period - 5, Vancouver, Gallagher 10 (Sohn, Cunningham), 18:58. Penalties - Sutter, Sea (holding), 1:50. Bench, Van (too many men-served by MacKay), 5:48. Sutter, Sea (interference), 7:30. Reum, Van (hooking), 11:35. Doty, Sea (major-fighting), 13:37. Vannieuwenhuizen, Van (major-fighting), 13:37. Lockhart, Sea (tripping), 16:31. Jacobs, Sea (roughing), 19:25.

Third period - 6, Seattle, Jacobs 3 (Alos), 5:22. Penalties - Henry, Van (tripping), 5:52. Dillon, Sea (interference), 18:48.

Overtime - No scoring. Penalties - Cunningham, Van (hooking), :59.

Shootout - Seattle 2 (Gallimore G, Noebels NG, Lockhart G). Vancouver 1 (Cunningham G, Henry NG, Gallagher NG).

Shots on goal - Seattle 13-5-13-6-1 38 . Vancouver 15-8-2-5-0 30. Goalies - Seattle, Pickard 30 shots-27saves (4-2-0-0); Vancouver, Segal 38-34 (4-1-1-1). Power plays - Seattle 2-6; Vancouver 0-6. A - 5,828. Referee - Andy Thiessen, Jason Nissen. Linesmen - Clayton Richardson, Jason Cramer.

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