The Spokane Chiefs are one win away from advancing to the second round of the Western Hockey League playoffs. The Chiefs lead the Tri-City Americans 3-1 with Game 5 ready to begin in 30 minutes at Toyota Center in Kennewick. The Americans will have to make due without goaltender Luke Lee-Knight, their Game 3 winner. Lee-Knight made 41 saves Thursday during Game 4 before he suffered a shoulder injury in overtime during a collision with the Chiefs' Adam Helewka. Troy Trombley, who lost Games 1 and 2, replaced Lee-Knight and allowed Blake Gal's winning goal in overtime. Trombley will start tonight. All four Western Conference first-round series stand at 3-1 and could end tonight. The Eastern Conference has completed its first-round series. In the next round, Calgary will play Red Deer and Edmonton will meet Medicine Hat.
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