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Elynuik nets overtime GW in Chiefs 2-1 win over Kelowna

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Spokane Chiefs

SPOKANE, Wash. - Jayden Sittler was on a mission on Friday night as the Spokane Chiefs won in overtime, 2-1 over the visiting Kelowna Rockets. The overage goaltender made 35 saves, including a spectacular 2-on-0 poke check in the extra frame, to help the Chiefs to their 11th win of the season.

After a scoreless opening period, Kelowna’s Kole Lind drew blood first, scoring at the 1:37 mark of the second to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. On the Rockets’ only power play of the night, Lind fired a wrist shot through a Spokane defenseman’s legs to the right post, ruining an otherwise perfect night for Sittler.

Spokane’s Keanu Yamamoto tied the game and extended his team-leading point streak to seven games with a power play goal of this own at the 6:21 mark of the third. Czech forward Ondrej Najman walked the puck in from the right wing before chipping it across Kelowna goalie Michael Herringer to Yamamoto, who slammed it in for his 10th of the year.

Sittler kept the Chiefs alive with a couple more key saves on odd-man rushes by Kelowna late in regulation before Hudson Elynuik sent the Spokane Arena crowd out of their seats with only 22 seconds left in the five-minute 3-on-3 overtime. The 6-foot-5 Carolina Hurricanes prospect showed his patience with the puck, taking it to the net before flipping it over Herringer’s pad for his first game-winner of the season.

The win pushed Spokane’s record to 11-10-4-1 on the year and 11-1-0-0 when holding their opponent to two or fewer goals. It was their second overtime win of the year.

Spokane finished 1-for-5 on the power play and 0-for-1 on the penalty kill. The Rockets outshot the Chiefs, 36-21.

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