SEATTLE, Wash - After a re-vamped performance last night against Seattle to force a game 6, the Tri-City Americans scored an own-goal and were blanked in the first two periods by the Thunderbirds. Seattle has knocked the Ams out of the playoffs by a score of 7-2. Aaron Gagnon netted a natural hat trick pushing the T-birds out to a 4-0 lead they would never relinquish. Joel Broda scored both goals for the Americans who took only 18 shots on goal and went 0-5 on power plays. Seattle takes the series 4-2 and will advance to the second round of the playoffs.