MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - Emerson Etem scored his second goal of the game 8:26 into overtime to lead the Medicine Hat Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Hitmen in Game 3 of their Western Hockey League second-round playoff series Tuesday night.
With the win, the Tigers cut Calgary's lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series to 2-1. Game 4 in the best-of-seven is set for Wednesday in Medicine Hat.
I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.
— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh