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April 1, 1998, midnight
A shutout by a goaltender in his first playoff start and a hometown boy who came back to play the hero. Those were the story lines in the Spokane Chiefs' 2-0 win over the Kelowna Rockets Tuesday night.

March 31, 1998, midnight
If the Spokane Chiefs bounce back as quickly as their coach, they may get a chance to redeem themselves in front of the home crowd this week. Chiefs coach Mike Babcock allowed himself about 10 minutes to stew over a 6-3 home-ice loss to the Kelowna Rockets Sunday night, then turned his energy to tonight's sixth game of the Western Hockey League West Division quarterfinals.

March 30, 1998, midnight
On the brink of elimination. Despite Marian Cisar's efforts on this Chiefs goal to tie the game 3-3 in the second period, Spokane lost to Kelowna 6-3 and now trails the series 3-2. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review

March 29, 1998, midnight
While Mike Babcock was shaking up his lines Friday night in a 6-2 win over the Kelowna Rockets, nobody was doing more to to make the experiments work than Derek Schutz. Schutz has been the Chiefs' most valuable forward through the first four games of the Western Hockey League playoffs that resume tonight, Babcock said. The Chiefs and Kelowna Rockets are back at it in Game 5 of their Western Hockey League West Division quarterfinal series at 6 in the Arena.