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Colby Cave lifts Swift Current Broncos to 3-2 overtime win over Calgary Hitmen

Tuesday, 03.26.2013 / 12:34 AM / News

The Canadian Press

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Colby Cave scored 10:14 into overtime to lift the Swift Current Broncos to a 3-2 victory over the visiting Calgary Hitmen on Monday in Western Hockey League playoff action.

The home team has won each game in the series, with Calgary still holding a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 will go Tuesday at Swift Current's Credit Union iPlex.

Cave had a pair of goals for Swift Current, while captain Adam Lowry had a goal and assisted on both of Cave's scores. Eetu Laurikainen made 43 saves for the win.

Cody Sylvester struck twice for the Hitmen, while goaltender Chris Driedger stopped 39 shots.

Both teams went 1 for 4 on the power play.

Cave collected his first career WHL playoff goal 5:37 into the third period to give the Broncos their first lead of the series.

Sylvester forced overtime for Calgary when he scored his second of the game with just 33 seconds left in regulation while on the power play and the Hitmen's net empty for an extra attacker.

Lowry scored during a five-on-three power play in the second for his third of the post-season. Lowry assisted on both Bronco goals and now has a team-leading five playoff points.

Calgary had opened the scoring for the third consecutive time in the series on a goal from Sylvester in the first period.

Both teams now have an overtime win in the series after Calgary earned a 6-5 overtime victory in Game One.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery