Spokane Defeats Tri-City in Overtime Thriller - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Spokane Defeats Tri-City in Overtime Thriller

Posted: Updated:

From Tri-City Americans

Kennewick, WA- Tri-City played hard but in the end, it wasn't enough.

Blake Gal scored the winning goal 34 seconds into overtime to lift the Spokane Chiefs (44-25-2-0, 90 pts) to a 3-2 win over the Tri-City Americans (40-26-2-3, 85 pts) in front of 5,987 at the Toyota Center regular season home finale.

Spokane won the season series against the Americans, earning wins in seven of the 12 games.

Tri-City has lost four straight, including their second loss to come after regulation during the streak.

The game started out going back and forth, as each team kept trading shots with both teams coming close to scoring. Tri-City broke up the scoreless tie with less than six minutes remaining in the first. Drydn Dow chipped the puck into the zone and Connor Rankin skated into the zone, grabbed the puck and flipped it over the right shoulder of Garret Hughson for a 1-0 lead. Spokane had the shot advantage 11-7 in the period, but it was the Americans with the one goal lead.

Spokane was able to tie the game midway through the second period. Jeremy McIntosh fired a shot from the slot that found the back of the net for his first goal of the season to tie the game at one. Tri-City outshot Spokane in the period 13-9 but it was the Chiefs that were able to score in the second to make it interesting going into the third period.

Spokane took their first lead of the game early in the third on the power play. Dylan Walchuk fired a slap shot from the top of the left faceoff circle into the net to give the Chiefs the lead. Tri-City charged back as Jesse Mychan threw the puck at the net, with the rebound bouncing right to Justin Feser on the back door to flick a backhand shot into the goal to tie the game at two. Neither team could net a winner in regulation which meant overtime.

It didn't take long for the game to end in overtime. Brenden Kichton fired a shot on goal which Trombley stopped, but the rebound bounced right to Gal in front of the crease, putting it into the net 34 seconds into overtime for the game winner.

The Americans and Chiefs were both 1-of-4 on the power play tonight.

Trombley made 33 saves in the loss while Garret Hughson made 24 saves in the win.

Tri-City will finish their regular season on the road against the Everett Silvertips (24-40-3-4, 55 pts) tomorrow night. Game time is at 5:05 p.m. Tri-City has the edge in the series with wins in seven of the nine meetings this season, including a win in the most recent meeting 6-2 in late February. Everett has already locked up the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

  • Pro SportsProMore>>

  • Former Zag Star, Indiana Fever's Haiden Palmer in Studio

    Former Zag Star, Indiana Fever's Haiden Palmer in Studio

    Former Gonzaga star guard and 29th overall pick in the 2014 Women's National Basketball League draft, Haiden Palmer, joined SWX's Michelle Dapper in studio on Tuesday, April 15. More >>
    Former Gonzaga star guard and 29th overall pick in the 2014 Women's National Basketball League draft, Haiden Palmer, joined SWX's Michelle Dapper in studio on Tuesday, April 15. More >>
  • Fielder, Rangers Blast Seattle

    Fielder, Rangers Blast Seattle

    Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night.More >>
    Prince Fielder and Kevin Kouzmanoff hit back-to-back homers, Robbie Ross limited Seattle to five singles in seven-plus innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 5-0 Tuesday night.More >>
  • Beavan Recalled From Tacoma, Will Start Tonight

    Beavan Recalled From Tacoma, Will Start Tonight

    Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today that right-handed pitcher Blake Beavan has been recalled from AAA Tacoma and will be the starting pitcher in tonight’s game vs. the Rangers (5:05 pm PT/7:05 pm CT).More >>
    Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today that right-handed pitcher Blake Beavan has been recalled from AAA Tacoma and will be the starting pitcher in tonight’s game vs. the Rangers (5:05 pm PT/7:05 pm CT).More >>
  • Tri-City AmericansMore>>

  • Americans Fall 5-3 in Game Four

    Americans Fall 5-3 in Game Four

    Thursday, March 27 2014 2:42 AM EDT2014-03-27 06:42:24 GMT
    The Kelowna Rockets jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the second period, on its way to a 5-3 victory against the Tri-City Americans, avenging its Game 3 loss.More >>
    Americans Fall 5-3 in Game Four Kennewick, WA - The Kelowna Rockets (3-1) jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the second period, on its way to a 5-3 victory against the Tri-City Americans (1-3), avengingMore >>
  • Eric Comrie Shuts Out Chiefs, Ams Cruise

    Eric Comrie Shuts Out Chiefs, Ams Cruise

    Sunday, March 16 2014 2:50 AM EDT2014-03-16 06:50:18 GMT
    The Tri-City Americans took control in the first period and never looked back defeating the Spokane Chiefs 3-0.More >>
    Kennewick, WA- Eric Comrie earned his fourth shutout of the season, as the Tri-City Americans (29-32-4-6, 68 pts.) took control in the first period and never looked back, defeating the Spokane Chiefs (40-26-3-3,More >>
  • Holmberg Breaks Record, Chiefs Win in Shootout

    Holmberg Breaks Record, Chiefs Win in Shootout

    Mitch Holmberg became the Chiefs’ all-time goal scorer, and Liam Stewart – in his first game since January 29th – scored the game-winning goal in the shootout, as Spokane beat rival Tri-City Americans 4-3 in front of a sold out crowd of 10,309 at the Spokane Arena on Friday night for the Coca-Cola Regular Season Finale...More >>
    Mitch Holmberg became the Chiefs’ all-time goal scorer, and Liam Stewart – in his first game since January 29th – scored the game-winning goal in the shootout, as Spokane beat rival Tri-City Americans 4-3 in front of a sold out crowd of 10,309 at the Spokane Arena on Friday night for the Coca-Cola Regular Season Finale...More >>
  • Spokane ChiefsSpokane ChiefsMore>>

  • Johnson Joins Former Chiefs 50-Goal Club

    Johnson Joins Former Chiefs 50-Goal Club

    Spokane native Tyler Johnson has become only the ninth Spokane Chief in club history to score more than 50 points in a single season in the National Hockey League and only the third to do so in his rookie season.More >>
    Spokane native Tyler Johnson has become only the ninth Spokane Chief in club history to score more than 50 points in a single season in the National Hockey League and only the third to do so in his rookie season.More >>
  • Aviani Signs Amateur Hockey Contract with Utica Comets

    Aviani Signs Amateur Hockey Contract with Utica Comets

    Chiefs forward Mike Aviani has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League, affiliate of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. More >>
    Spokane Chiefs forward Mike Aviani has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League, affiliate of the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks. More >>
  • Holmberg Continues Hockey Career in Oklahoma City

    Holmberg Continues Hockey Career in Oklahoma City

    Spokane Chiefs forward Mitch Holmberg has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League, affiliate of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers.More >>
    Spokane Chiefs forward Mitch Holmberg has signed an amateur tryout contract (ATO) with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League, affiliate of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.