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Chiefs rally from pair of two-goal deficits before losing in shootout at Portland

From staff reports

PORTLAND – The Spokane Chiefs twice rallied from two-goal deficits but were unable to extend their two-game winning streak, suffering a 6-5 shootout loss to the host Portland Winterhawks on Saturday night in Western Hockey League action.

Nolan Reid scored twice for the Chiefs (26-17-2-4, 58 points) and Filip Kral and Adam Beckman each had a goal and two assists. Egor Arbuzov also scored for Spokane.

Cross Hanas had a goal and two assists for the Winterhawks (32-14-3-2, 69 points), who moved 11 points ahead of the Chiefs in the race for second place in the U.S. Division. The Chiefs have 19 regular-season games remaining.

Beckman and Kral scored 2 minutes, 17 seconds apart midway through the third period as the Chiefs tied the score at 5. They earlier overcame a 3-1 deficit.

Spokane’s Jaret Anderson-Dolan opened the shootout with a goal, but Kral and Riley Woods were stopped on their attempts by Winterhawks goaltender Joel Hofer. Portland’s Seth Jarvis missed in the opening round of the shootout before teammates Reece Newkirk and Jake Gricius converted for the victory.

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