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Bruins shock Chiefs in OT

Spokane Chiefs Tyler Johnson (7) is elbowed by Chilliwack's Tyler Stahl (9) in the second period of their WHL first round playoff  match, Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in the Spokane Arena. Stahl was given a five minute penalty and a game misconduct. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane Chiefs Tyler Johnson (7) is elbowed by Chilliwack's Tyler Stahl (9) in the second period of their WHL first round playoff match, Wednesday, March 30, 2011, in the Spokane Arena. Stahl was given a five minute penalty and a game misconduct. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Kevin Sundher scored the last two goals of the game, the second 3:20 into overtime, to rally the Chilliwack Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Spokane Chiefs Wednesday night at the Arena.

The Bruins shocked the 4,737 fans by rallying from a 3-0 deficit entering the third period. Lucas Gore made 54 saves for Chilliwack.

The Western Hockey League playoff series is now 2-1 for Spokane with Game 4 tonight and Game 5 Saturday at the Arena.

We also have a Colin Mulvany slideshow from the game - the picture above is when Tyler Stahl sent Tyler Johnson to the ice late in the second period. Stahl received a game misconduct, Johnson sat out the third period and is questionable for tonight's game.

3 stars: 3, Anthony Bardaro, Spokane; 2, Lucas Gore, Chilliwack; 1, Kevin Sundher.

Long box below.

Bruins 4, Chiefs 3 (OT)

Spokane – Wednesday

First period

1, Spo, Bardaro 1 (Miller, Brassart) 8:33.

2, Spo, Johnson 2 (Koper, Vanscourt) 11:06.

Penalties – Aviani, Spo (slashing) 6:15; Kichton, Spo (goaltender interference) 12:27.

Second period

3, Spo, Hamblin 1 (Koper, Johnson) 15:19.

Penalties – Howse, Chil (high sticking) 7:11; Uher, Spo (high sticking) 7:11; Soudek, Chil (roughing), Koper, Spo (roughing) 12:01); Soudek, Chil (major-elbowing, game misconduct) 15:19; Manning, Chil (unsportsmanlike conduct), Bardaro, Spo (unsportsmanlike conduct) 18:41.

Third period

4, Chil, Howse 1 (Horak) 3:04.

5, Chil, Soudek 1 (Magee, Sundher) 9:22, pp.

6, Chil, Sundher 1 (McKinlay) 11:44.

Penalties – Brassart, Spo (double minor checking from behind) 5:48.

Overtime

7, Chil, Sundher 2, 3:20

Penalties – None

Shots on goal by
Chilliwack 7-6-11-1_25
Spokane    22-23-9-3_57

Goal (shots-saves) — Chilliwack: Gore (W, 1-1-1) 57-54. Spokane: Reid (L, 2-1-0) 25-21.

Power plays (goals-chances) — Chilliwack 1-4; Spokane 0-2.

Referees — Pat Smith, Shane Warschaw. Linesmen — Bevan Mills, Jason Michelbook.

Attendance – 4,737.

 Scratches – Chilliwack: Brendan Persley, Steve Oursov, T.C. Cratsenberg, Jesse Pauls, Tim Traber. Spokane: Tanner More, Blake Gal, Malek Kalus, Reid Gow, Connor Chartier.




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