Game two of the playoffs series between the Aldergrove Kodiaks and Mission City Outlaws got ugly in the third period but the Outlaws paid dearly for their penalty kills as they were unable to score on the Kodiaks and fell 5-1.
The Kodiaks outshot the Outlaws 59-28 and the Outlaws were unable to score on any of their four power plays, while the Kodiaks only scored on one of 10 power plays.
The Kodiaks were up 2-1 at the start of the third, and scored two more in the second and another in the third.
Kodiak Aaron Markin scored first, and Outlaw Brody scored their only goal midway through the first, before Quinncy Leroux notched another in the last minute of the period. Kodiaks assists war by Stephen Ryan, Adam Callegari and Elvis Jansons.
Jeremy Lagler scored at 14:31 of the second, assisted by Kodi Schwarz and Spencer Unger and Nolan Dyck scored unassisted on a breakaway.
Schwarz scored the final goal on a power play at 13:20 of the third, assisted by Jeremy Lagler.
Kodiaks Nolan Dyck and keeper Jordan Liem were the game’s first and second stars, while Outlaws keeper Jeffrey Veitch was third star.
The next two games in the series are at Aldergrove Arena, Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 24 and 26.