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Chiefs beat Vancouver, tie series at 2 games apiece

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Dustin Tokarski had 41 saves in the Chiefs' win 1-0 win against Vancouver on Wednesday (Photo: SWX) Dustin Tokarski had 41 saves in the Chiefs' win 1-0 win against Vancouver on Wednesday (Photo: SWX)

(SpokaneChiefs.com)

SPOKANE, Wash. - Dustin Tokarski stopped 41 shots, including 18 in the third period, and shutout the Vancouver Giants 1-0 on Wednesday night in the Spokane Arena to even their best-of-seven series at two games apiece.

The series will now move to Vancouver for game five on Friday night at 7:30 before game six is played in the Arena on Sunday night at 6:00.

Tyler Johnson scored the game's only goal 12:31 into the first period on Spokane's first power play of the night. The 18-year-old snapped a shot from near the left corner and beat Tyson Sexsmith just inside the post for his third goal of the post-season.

Vancouver was whistled for the game's first three four penalties, two of them too many men on the ice infractions, and the Chiefs finished the night 1-4 on the power play.

The Chiefs were forced to kill off their only two penalties in the third, an interference call to Ondøej Roman and a cross check to Brett Bartman 17- seconds apart with five minutes remaining. The Giants had a 23-second two-man advantage after one of their penalties expired but couldn't solve Tokarski, who stopped several Vancouver chances late in the game.

Spokane was held to 18 shots.

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