Power plays are a big factor through one period of Tuesday night's Chiefs-Americans WHL playoff game in Kennewick. Spokane has shorthanded goals by Mike Aviani and Blake Gal and a power-play goal by Mitch Holmberg for a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes. Tri-City has outshot Spokane 16-12 but is 0 for 4 on the power play, including a 5-on-3 chance late in the period.
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