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So That Happened: Chiefs 3rd Period Rally Falls Just Short

  1. While the Chiefs should be commended for the fire they showed in erasing a four goal deficit to force overtime just one week after the opposite had happened to them – They also know you can’t spot a team a four goal lead on the road in the third period. Brandon Volpe opened the scoring for the Chiefs four minutes into the game, but the ‘Caps stormed back with five unanswered. You eliminate those five unanswered, and you’re in the game – obviously.
  2. NOW – I’ll say this: When Austin Plevy found Jaret Babych in front of the net on a powerplay to beat Francis Marrotte, and cut the deficit to 5-2 with 14 minutes left, you kind of got the sense the fellas were alive. I just didn’t realize how alive they were at the time.
  3. Cooper Rush scored the third goal, and he could have had three tonight. He had at least eight shots on goal, and a couple of them were blocked. His big shot was a major weapon for the Chiefs tonight even in defeat, and that can provide this team with an added wrinkle moving forward if the consistency is there. Every time the puck came back to Rush tonight, you knew he was going to get it through, and on the net. Makes a major difference.
  4. Jordan Kawaguchi scored the fourth goal, as Blake Gober found him in the high slot for the slapper between the five hole. The three making up the fourth line for Chilliwack Saturday – Gober, Kawaguchi, and Volpe – was Chilliwack’s best line at times. Nice for Gober to pick up a couple of assists after drawing back into the lineup.
  5. The tying goal with 35 seconds left was a simple one – getting traffic to the net. Ben Butcher was the hero in front, scoring his third goal in as many games.
  6. A shame they couldn’t cap the comeback in overtime, though. The Chiefs had a powerplay to start the extra session, and couldn’t get it done. Marotte got just enough of an Austin Plevy shot in the slot after the Captain had created enough space in between the circles. Still don’t know how that one stayed out. Riley O’Connor scored on a scramble play in front at the other end, and that was that.
  7. I think it’s great the boys showed some fire late. They could have packed it in, finished the game at 5-2 or something, and waited for Victoria on Sunday. They didn’t do it that way. I liked that. Hopefully they can keep any hole-digging to a minimum on Sunday afternoon.
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