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Calgary Hitmen ride strong second period past Tri-City Americans 6-2

Wednesday, 02.13.2013 / 1:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Calgary Hitmen ride strong second period past Tri-City Americans 6-2

KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Calgary Hitmen scored four goals on eight shots in the second period en route to a 6-2 victory Tuesday over the Tri-City Americans in Western Hockey League action.

Victor Rask scored three goals, Brooks Macek had a goal and two assists, and Pavlo Padakin dished up two assists as Calgary (37-16-4) improved to 4-0 against the U.S. Division.

Brady Brassart and Clayton Chase also scored for the Hitmen, who are third in the Eastern Conference.

Chris Driedger finished with 31 saves for Calgary, which was outshot by Tri-City 33-20.

Jesse Mychan scored the Americans (31-22-3) lone goal, while Luke Lee-Knight and Troy Tombley combined for 14 saves in the loss.

Tri-City, which has lost three in a row, is sixth in the Western Conference, one point behind Spokane.

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That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3