Stefan Nicholishen snapped a wrist-shot home on a third-period power-play to lift Salmon Arm over Trail 3-2 at the Sunwave Centre.
After Adam Fares almost gave the Smokies the lead short-handed, Nicolishen skated down the left wing and fired a shot past goaltender Matt Larose.
The Silverbacks jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the second thanks to goals from Jeff Kennedy and Mak Barden, but the Smokies equalized later in the middle frame.
Captain Logan Proulx poked home a loose puck to put Trail on the board, and later in the period Brent Baltus scored his second goal in as many games to even things at 2-2.
The Smokies outshot Salmon Arm 40-27 on the night, and despite a 7-hour bus trip showed plenty of jump. After 5 periods of good hockey this weekend, Trail surely feels a bit jilted to come out of the two games empty-handed.
Techno-illogical: For reasons unbeknownst to anyone in our booth, my internet was disconnected 5 minutes before faceoff, despite my neighbouring laptops working normally. Thankfully, for reasons I can't explain, a restart of my laptop did the trick. My apologies for those of you who missed the first period, but for those of you who stuck around for the final fourty minutes, thanks for tuning in.
Up Next: Trail visits Prince George next Friday and Saturday. I won't be making the trip but the Spruce Kings will have audio and video feeds.
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