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Giants Earn Double OT Win - Force Game Seven

April 13, 2009 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Spokane Chiefs News Release

Evander Kane's goal 5:31 into the second overtime period gave the Vancouver Giants a 3-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs in game six on Sunday night in the Spokane Arena.

The goal evened the series at three games a piece and snapped Spokane's three game win streak in the series. Game seven will be played on Tuesday night at 7:00 in Vancouver, BC and can be seen on Comcast channel 79 and heard on 1510 KGA.

The game was the second straight that the two teams had gone into multiple overtimes, but considerably shorter than the four overtime Spokane win on Friday night in Vancouver.

After the home team won the first four games of the series, the past two has seen the opposite hold true as the Chief's Tyler Johnson opened the game with his third in as many games 5:38 into the first. His tally held up until the 3:07 mark of the third when James Wright struck for his first of two on the night. He evened the score at 11:03 of the third.

The Chiefs Stefan Ulmer tied the game with 1:24 left in regulation when his snap shot from the right point deflected off a Giant's stick and pushed the game into extra time. Spokane outshot Vancouver 10-7 in the first session.

Kane's game winner was assisted by Wright, who had three points on the night.

Spokane's Dustin Tokarski stopped 31 shots while Tyson Sexsmith earned the win with 37 saves.

The winner of game seven will face the Kelowna Rockets in the Western Conference Championship series. Kelowna won four straight games in their best- of-seven series against Tri-City.

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