SPOKANE -- Liam Stewart scored in overtime to lift the Spokane Chiefs past the Tri-City Americans in game six of the Western Conference semifinals on Monday. That means there's a seventh game coming up in Kennewick on Wednesday.
We've come to expect nothing less when the Spokane and Tri-City go head-to-head in the playoffs. For the third time in six postseason series, the two teams are going to a decisive game seven.
Dominik Uher and Mitch Holmberg scored for the Chiefs in the first period to give Spokane a 2-1 lead after the opening stanza.
It didn't stay that way long though, as Justin Feser evened the game early in the second period on a short-handed goal. Just 38 seconds later Spokane jumped back on top thanks to Steve Kuhn deflecting in a Tanner Mort shot from the point. Before the end of the second, Patrick Holland drew the Americans even once again.
The game stayed tied at three through regulation, and then Stewart scored the game-winner at the 9:33 mark of the bonus frame.
Spokane and Tri-City duke it out for a trip the Western Conference finals at 7pm in Kennewick. Once again, that game is on Wednesday.