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Chiefs do it again


SPOKANE, Wash. - The Chiefs came from behind and beat the Everett Silvertips 3-2 in overtime on Monday afternoon giving Spokane their fourth win in a row and 35th of the season. Spokane now trails the Silvertips by two points for fourth place in the conference and the Portland Winterhawks, 7-6 losers to Moose Jaw on Monday, by three.

For the second game in a row Kyle Beach scored the overtime winner as he netted his second of the game and 42nd of the year 1:13 into the extra session. Spokane was 3-6 on the power play and Mitch Wahl finished the night with three assists.

Everett scored first just 3:59 into the game on a Shane Harper goal.

Tyler Johnson tallied a goal in his fourth straight game and sixth time in seven outings as Spokane tied it up at 10:47. His 27th of the year was assisted by Blake Gal and Wahl.

The Silvertips took a 2-1 lead at 12:16 of the second period with a power play goal.

At 14:08 of the third Wahl's cross crease pass to Beach, who was waiting at the left post, tied the game at two and helped push it into overtime.

Radko Gudas' interference penalty with just 22-seconds remaining in regulation put Spokane on the man-advantage to begin the overtime period. Spokane put five shots on net in overtime, including Tyler Johnson's chance from the slot that was stopped by Thomas Heemskerk. The goaltender, who made 45 saves on the night, couldn't coral the puck before Beach stripped it and deflected in from below the goal line at 1:13 for the winner.

The Chiefs have now won consecutive games in overtime following Saturday's 4-3 victory over Tri-City. The win was also their seventh in the last nine games.

Spokane will play their next three away from the Arena with games at Kamloops, Kootenay and Tri-City next week.

The Chiefs return home for three games in four nights beginning on Wednesday, February 24th.

The Spokane Chiefs

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