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Tri-City Americans rally to 4-2 win over Chilliwack Bruins; take 1-0 series lead

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - It took 43 minutes and 41 seconds for the Tri-City Americans to get their act together Friday night, but when they did, the game took on a whole new look.

Tri-City scored three goals in a span of 1:26 early in the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit and hand the Chilliwack Bruins a 4-2 loss in the first game of their Western Conference quarter-final playoff series in Western Hockey League action Friday night.

Kruise Reddick tied the game a 1-1 for Tri-City, followed quickly by Brendan Shinnimin and Neal Prokop. Sergei Drozd rounded out the attack for the Americans.

Dylen McKinlay scored for the Bruins, and RyanHowse added a late power-play goal, but it was not enough to get Chilliwack back in the game.

Drew Owsley, who missed the last eight games of the season with a concussion, stopped 34 of 35 shots for the Americans.

Lucas Gore stopped 26 shots through two period for Chilliwack, and finished with 33 saves.

Tri-City will host the next game in the series Saturday night.

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