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