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SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:16 AM ET

Never mind the turkey leg.

Scott Bowles wanted the goose egg.

The Hitmen goaltender turned in a perfect performance on American Thanksgiving, leading Calgary to a 1-0 win over the Tri-Cities Americans.

Bowles kicked out 30 shots and Shaun Landolt scored the game winner midway through the third period as the Hitmen posted their third straight win.

Calgary head coach Kelly Kisio was impressed with the play of his 'tender, who made 35 saves one night earlier in a 4-2 win in Seattle.

"He played real well in the third period tonight, stood on his head and made three or four key saves when we needed them," Kisio said of Bowles, who recorded his third shutout of the season.

The road-weary Hitmen followed the game plan closely as they played a strong defensive game and waited to pounce on a mistake.

"We played (Wednesday) night so we didn't really have our 'A' game," Kisio said. "It was almost like we played kitty bar the door for the most part. We were patient and solid in our own zone.

"We waited for a break and we got one in the third period."

Brett O'Malley and Lee Zalasky did the dirty work, moving the puck free on the boards. Zalasky found Landolt in the slot and the Toronto Maple Leafs prospect burried it five-hole on Ams starter Carey Price.

"We keep telling guys to put the puck at the net and he did there and found the hole."

The Hitmen continue their franchise-record seven-game road trip tomorrow night in Portland (8 p.m., The Fan 960). They'll then move on to Everett Sunday before wrapping up the trip Tuesday in Vancouver.


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