Chiefs' Road Streak Reaches Four in 2-1 Win at Tigers
Medicine Hat, AB. - The Spokane Chiefs came out on top Saturday night with a 2-1 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers in a matchup of playoff-bound teams that each entered the night with 73 points this season.
Spokane opened up the scoring at 4:39 of the first when Eli Zummack dished a pass to Leif Mattson, who fired it home from the low right circle to make it 1-0. Box Score: SPO (2) at MH (1)
Mattson struck again in the second period, sending a pass through the slot that found it's way into the Medicine Hat net at 11:50. Zummack was again in on the action, receiving his second assist of the night on the play.
A defense-dominated third stanza left both sides scoreless until the 17:52 mark when Medicine Hat's Brett Kemp benefited from a wild bounce off the end boards that left the puck in front of the Spokane net, where he slammed it home to make it 2-1. The Chiefs held onto the lead late and came away with their fourth consecutive road victory.
Lukas Parik was excellent in goal for Spokane, saving 34-of-35 en route to the victory. Medicine Hat's Mads Sogaard ended the night 14-of-16. The Chiefs were 0-for-3 on the power play, but held the Tigers 0-for-4.
Spokane returns home on Friday, February 28 for Shriners Hospital for Children (Spokane) School Night and Jersey Lunchbag Giveaway. The first 2,000 kids 12 and under will receive a Spokane Chiefs lunchbag courtesy of Shriners Hospital for Children.
Tickets for February 28 and all Chiefs home games are available now online and via the Chiefs' Ticket Office, over the phone at 509-535-PUCK or in-person at Spokane Arena during regular business hours.
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