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Rockets come back in OT

For the second straight game, the Kelowna Rockets needed to play a bit of overtime.

The Rockets erased a pair of two goal deficits Friday night to force overtime, and got a goal from Cal Foote 3:01 into the extra period in a 4-3 win over the Central Division leading Medicine Hat Tigers.

The win came on the heels of Wednesday's 4-3 overtime victory in Lethbridge.

Brodan Salmond went the distance, turning away 29 shots for his fifth win of the season. But, as with his previous two starts since missing the better part of three months with a knee injury, he surrendered a goal in the game's opening minute.

The Tigers built up a 2-0 lead six minutes into the game before Salmond settled in.

Leif Mattson got one back near the end of the first period, but a goal from Jaeger White late in the second restored the Tigers two-goal lead.

The Rockets pulled even before the midway mark of the third period.

Kole Lind bagged his 25th of the season and extended his point streak to 17 games, the Connor Bruggen-Cate on the power play tied it for the Rockets.

Friday's win allowed the Rockets to remain five points clear of second place Victoria and seven up on the third place Vancouver Giants after the Royals edged Vancouver 4-3 in overtime.

The Rockets conclude their three game Alberta road swing Saturday in Red Deer before returning home to host Medicine Hat Tuesday.

 

 



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