Myers a rock as Rockets roll late

Tyler Myers was credited with a pair of assists while finishing a game-high +4 as Kelowna rode a three-goal third period to a 5-2 win over Calgary. The Friday-Saturday sweep at the Saddledome gives the Rockets a comfortable 2-0 series cushion heading back to British Columbia for Monday's game three. Meanwhile, the Hitmen suffered back-to-back home losses for the first time since March of 2008. The character building victory saw role players like Evan Bloodoff and Ian Duval step up after leading scorer Jamie Benn took a pop and left the game just 10-minutes in. A 2009 eligible, Bloodoff was elevated from an energy line to score a goal and two assists, while a Duval tally sparked the team's late flurry. The Rockets, who outshot the Hitmen 15-7 in the final frame, got two goals from Flames prospect Mikael Backlund to pull away. The multi-point performance (one assist may be re-assigned to Tyson Barrie) gives Myers 19 points (5+14) in 18 playoff contests, but his emergence as a dominating league presence actually began back in January. In 49 total games since winning World Junior gold with Team Canada, Myers has scored 41 points and racked up an impressive +35.
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