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HEAT DROP GAME 3

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STOCKTON, Calif. The Chicago Wolves have pushed the Stockton Heat to the brink following a 3-0 result Wednesday at Stockton Arena, giving the the Wolves a 3-0 series lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals.

The Heat fired 23 shots on Wolves goaltender Alex Lyon, who was equal to the task each time. On the other end, Dustin Wolf turned in a solid performance with 27 saves on 29 shots faced.

The game went scoreless through the first 39 minutes until Richard Panik broke a 0-0 deadlock with 44 seconds remaining in the second frame, then Ivan Lodnia doubled the lead for Chicago 5:45 into the third. Stefan Noesen then punctuated the scoring with an empty netter with 32 seconds remaining.

Stockton will look to stave off elimination in game four, a 7 p.m. puck drop Friday at Stockton Arena.

NOTABLE

  • Chicago has scored first in all three games this series. Stockton entered the Western Conference Finals having scored first in all seven games played. 
  • It’s the first time the Heat have lose three straight all season.
  • It’s the fourth time the Heat have been shut out since the start of the season, first since April 23.

SPECIAL TEAMS

STK PP – 0-for-5
STK PK – 4-for-4

THREE STARS

First – Alex Lyon (23 svs, so)
Second – Richard Panik (1g)
Third – Ivan Lodnia (1g)

GOALIES

W – Alex Lyon (23 saves on 23 shots faced)
L – Dustin Wolf (27 saves on 29 shots faced)

UP NEXT

Game Four between the Heat and Wolves will take place Friday at Stockton Arena, a 7 p.m. puck drop.

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