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Chiefs score three straight in first, fall to Tri-City Americans

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

The Spokane Chiefs scored all three of their goals in the first period, but couldn’t hold off the Tri-City Americans, who pulled away with a 4-3 victory at the Toyota Center in Kennewick on Sunday.

Isaac Johnson netted the winner for Tri-City on a power play midway through the second period.

Jake McGrew started Spokane’s trio of goals 13 minutes into the first period. Eli Zummack followed with a score on a power play less than a minute later.

Zach Fischer capped the scoring frenzy a minute before the end of the period with his 17th goal of the season. He scored on a rebound of Riley Wood, who extended his points streak to nine consecutive games.

The Chiefs fell despite outshooting Tri-City 46-26. The loss dropped Spokane to fourth place in the U.S. Division standings.

The Chiefs return to Spokane to take on the Portland Winterhawks on Friday at 7:05 p.m.