KENNEWICK, Wash. - When it comes to the playoffs, Tri-City and Spokane are no strangers to overtime.
Playing overtime for the 15th time in the last 28 playoffs games against the Chiefs, Parker Bowles scored at 10:46 of overtime to send the Americans to a 5-4 victory.
The Americans, who trail the best-of-seven series 2-1, host Game 4 on Thursday night and Game 5 on Saturday.
Spokane, which had a 4-1 lead early in the second period, had its chances to make something happen in third with an early power play and 12 shots on goal, but Tri-City goalie Luke Lee-Knight turned them all away. Lee-Knight finished with 34 saves in his first career playoff start.
Spokane took a 3-1 lead at the end of the first with two short-handed and one power-play goal.