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Chiefs slip past Silvertips in overtime

EVERETT – What a difference a day made for the Spokane Chiefs.

Fresh off a lackluster 4-1 loss to Seattle, the Spokane Chiefs bounced back to defeat the Everett Silvertips 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday in Western Hockey League action at Xfinity Arena.

Hudson Elynuik took the puck on the left wing and snapped a shot inside the far post at the 2:28 mark in overtime to give the Chiefs the victory.

The victory pulls the Chiefs (32-29-5-4, 73 points) into a tie with the Portland Winterhawks for third place in the U.S. Division. Portland has three games left, while Spokane has two.

The Chiefs need one more point to clinch a playoff berth. Spokane plays at Portland on Friday night before closing out the regular season against the Tri-City Americans. Tri-City needs to win its last two games and have Spokane lose twice in regulation to claim the last playoff spot.

Markson Bechtold’s 16th goal of the season gave Spokane a 1-0 lead just 3:13 into the first period. Matt Sozanski gave Spokane a 2-1 lead at the end of the first period. Sozanski has scored in two straight games after going 140 straight without a goal.

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