A slow start didn't bode well for Spokane in the Arena on Tuesday.
Neither did an early penalty and a power-play goal.
But then Judd Blackwater got going. His two second-period goals ignited the Chiefs' offense in their 6-4 comeback win over the Portland Winter Hawks.
The two scores were the first of the season for Blackwater.
The Tri-City Americans are off to their best trading for 19-year-old David Reekie.