SPOKANE, Wash. - Dominik Uher scored the winning goal with 2:56 to play as the Spokane Chiefs rallied for a 5-3 win over the Saskatoon Blades on Friday in the WHL.
It was the third straight game where the Chiefs (6-2-1) entered the third period trailing and came up with a win.
The Blades (7-4-1) were at the end of their five-game swing through the U.S. Division, losing the last four to go 1-3-1.
It was Uher?s second game winner in the rally streak, giving him three goals. The Chiefs? other import, also from the Czech Republic, Marek Kalus, also had two goals, his short-handed one early in the third period tying the game at 3.
Jesse Paradis and Michael Burns scored first-period power-play goals, their fifth and sixth, respectively, as the Blades jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first period.
Spokane closed within one twice in the second period. Captain Darren Kramer scored on the power play and Kalus got his first late in the period. Josh Nicholls, meanwhile, cleaned up a rebound for the Blades.
Kalus got his second goal during a dominating penalty kill early in the third period.
After Andrey Makarov thwarted Liam Stewart on a breakaway, Mike Aviani set up a 2-on-1, with Kalus recovering his own rebound.
Makarov had 34 saves while Mac Engel had 18 for the Chiefs.