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Chiefs blank Prince George to close in on Division lead

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Jared Cowen went end to end and scored a backhanded goal to give the Chiefs a 2-0 lead over Prince George (Photo: SWX) Jared Cowen went end to end and scored a backhanded goal to give the Chiefs a 2-0 lead over Prince George (Photo: SWX)

SPOKANE, Wash. - Michael Tadjdeh scored his second career shutout - his first as a Chief - as Spokane blanked the Prince George Cougars Tuesday night at Spokane Arena.

The win was Spokane's fifth in a row dating back to mid-November and pulls the Chiefs to within two points of the Tri-City Americans for first place in the U.S. Division. The Americans have 42 points. Portland has 41 and Spokane has 40.

Spokane's first goal came off a sot from the right circle by Jared Spurgeon. Tyler Johnson and Blake Gal assisted on the play.

Jared Cowen followed up the first goal with an end-to-end backhand score for his fifth of the season. That put the Chiefs up 2-0 in the second period. The third goal came in the third when Tyler Johnson slapped in the rebound after Blake Gal crashed the net.

Tadjdeh finished the night with 25 saves, including 14 in the third period. It was his third win as a Chief. In six starts with Spokane, Tadjdeh has a 2.18 goals against average and a .923 save percentage.

Spokane plays Friday at Chilliwack, and then Saturday night at home against Swift Current.

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