Scott Eansor scored with just more than three minutes remaining in the third period, lifting the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 3-2 win.

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KELOWNA, British Columbia — Scott Eansor scored with just more than three minutes remaining in the third period, lifting the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 3-2 win over Kelowna on Saturday in the Western Hockey League playoffs.

Seattle took a 2-0 lead in the playoff series with the next two games Tuesday and Wednesday on Seattle’s home ice at ShoWare Center in Kent.

The Thunderbirds took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Mathew Barzal and Eansor.

But Kelowna came back to tie the score at 2-2 in the 16th minute of the second period.

That’s where the score remained until Eansor broke the deadlock with his second goal of the game.

Landon Bow stopped 28 shots for the Thunderbirds, who were outshot 30-27.

Seattle, which won 2-1 on Friday night, was 1 for 2 on the power play and Kelowna was 0 for 3.