Langley Township- The Langley Trappers finally notched their first playoff win of the series, successfully defending the George Preston Centre on Tuesday night by defeating the Abbotsford Pilots by a score of 4-1.
Three straight goals in the first period from Corbin Genge, Sloan Kelly, and Brandon Rexhepi were the difference maker in the third game of the best-of-7 series, which Langley now trails 2-1.
A flurry of penalties assessed to the Trappers in the final five minutes of play did not phase the home team. Goaltender Kristian Lyon made a total of 52 saves in the win.
Final Score: Langley Trappers 4 – Abbotsford Pilots 1
Final Shots: 53-28 Abbotsford Pilots
Kristian Lyon – 52/53 saves for Langley, W (1-2)
Keaton Dyck – 24/28 saves for Abbotsford, L (2-1)
1) Kristian Lyon (LNG – 52 saves, W)
2) Michael Guzzo (LNG – 1A)
3) Brandon Rexhepi (LNG – 1G)
Pilots lead the Trappers 2-1 in the best-of-7 series.
Next Pilots game: Wednesday in Langley against the Trappers at 7:00pm (Game 4)