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Kings Win Game 3 and 4

Kings picked up two wins in Surrey to lead their series 3-1.

In game 3 in Surrey, the Eagles poured it on in a furious third-period comeback effort but fell short in a 3-2 loss to the Powell River Kings.

Outshot 28-13 and down 3-0 after two periods, the Eagles fired 26 shots on Michael Garteig in the final frame and scored twice but couldn't find the tying goal.

Chad Niddery opened the scoring on the power play midway through the first. The Kings added to their lead early in the second with another man-advantage marker by Jon Jutzi and got what would be the winner from Bond Hawryluk not long after.

Surrey didn't hit the scoresheet until Steve Koshey's power-play goal at 5:51 of the third. Richard Vanderhoek tallied with just under four minutes left to get the home side within one but that was as close as they'd come.

Kings blueliner Craig Dalrymple set up the first two goals of the game and took 1st Star. The shots on goal wound up 39-34 in favour of Surrey.

Game four was a thriller that went on and on and on.

That's right – three overtime periods were required before the Kings pulled off a dramatic 2-1 win on Steven Schmidt's winner at 4:52 of the 3rd overtime.

Chad Niddery put the Kings up way back in the first period at 13:02 but the Eagles tied it 1-1 five minutes later.

From there it was up to Michael Garteig to hold the fort for the Kings until they could get the winner and he did that by stoning the Eagles on several occasions.

Congratulations to the Kings on a superb effort and see you all at the Hap Parker Arena on Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 P.M. for game five.

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