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A Streak! (It’s two, but still! Chiefs win again.)

Good teams erase deficits on the road. Good teams make plays to win games on the road. Good teams get big saves at key times to win games on the road.

The Chilliwack Chiefs made it consecutive victories Sunday, knocking off division rival Coquitlam 4-3. Here’s what I’ll remember:

– Lyndon Stanwood made a biiiig save on a shorthanded 2 on 1 in the second period when the game was 3-1 Express. Cory Mackin, who was extremely dangerous in the first ten minutes of this game, recieved the pass from Ryan Rosenthal, and appeared to have Stanwood beat. The veteran goaltender somehow got his right pad on the puck, and kept it out. Chilliwack began the comeback from there. If that save doesn’t happen, it’s 4-1, and maybe the Chiefs head home with one win in three games on the weekend.  Lyndon made plenty others in the third as the Express were pressing for the tie, but that was the biggest one for me.

– Quentin McShane scored his second goal in three games since joining the team. Say this for the Chiefs: They get offensive push from the blueline this season. If the forwards can crank it up a touch, they’ll be better than fine. McShane finished off a sequence started by Austin Plevy, who carried hard to the net shorthanded. A scramble ensued, and McShane stepped into one from the high slot. It got the Chiefs back in the game at 2-1 after the Express had owned the first ten minutes.

– I liked Plevy’s game tonight. Both of them. Austin finished with two assists, and drove the net hard time after time. He had another shorthanded breakaway as well – didn’t score this time, though. Teams have to take note on the power play when he’s on the ice now. He’ll go if he’s got a lane. Nice setup to Kurt Black on the third goal as well. His younger brother Mitch played well on the fourth line with Jordan Kawaguchi and Brandon Volpe, getting pressure in the offensive zone. Mitch also won three third period faceoffs cleanly with the game on the line. Nice to see the younger guys doing the little things.

– The Chiefs as a group seem to be better in the circle the last few games. Zach Diamontoni is becoming more of a pain to deal with in the circle for other teams. Early in the year when the losses were piling, the Chiefs would get killed in the circle every night. Not anymore. Biiiiig difference.

– Advantageous for the Chiefs to keep this string of games going right away, as the Langley Rivermen pay a visit Wednesday night. Another important game against a divisional opponent. Should be fantastic. Let’s hope this Chiefs team is really on to something.

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