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Tri-City breaks through with late goal to down Force

The Force (15-19-4) held a 2-0 lead entering the third.

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Fargo's Joe Palodichuk leaps to snare the puck out of mid-air from Tri-City's Tanner Adams at Scheels Arena on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.
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FARGO — Tri-City stormed back in the third period to clinch a 3-2 win over the Fargo Force on Friday in United States Hockey League action before 4,659 fans at Scheels Arena.

The Force (15-19-4) held a 2-0 lead entering the third period. Trevor Griebel scored his second goal this season to put Fargo up 1-0 4 minutes, 25 seconds into the second period. Just under three minutes later, JP Turner buried his fourth of the year to give the Force a 2-0 advantage.

German Yavash assisted Griebel, while Tanner Walos and Joe Palodichuck had the helpers for Turner's strike.

Mitchell Miller scored twice in the third period for Tri-City (30-5-2), including the game-winner with 15 seconds left in the game.

Force goalie Matej Marinov recorded 32 saves. Tri-City held a 35-23 advantage in shots on goal.

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The teams are set to square off in the two-game series finale at 6:05 p.m. Saturday at Scheels Arena.

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Fargo's JP Turner (24) celebrates his second period goal with teammate Tanner Walos during play against Tri-City at Scheels Arena on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.
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Fargo Force goalie Matej Marinov makes a blocker save on a shot from Tri-City's Christian Fitzgerald at Scheels Arena on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.
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Tri-City's Josh Eernisse complains about being taken down behind the net by Fargo's Bryan Huggins at Scheels Arena on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.
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Fargo's Jakob Stender collides with Tri-City's Kieran Cebrian at Scheels Arena on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.
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Fargo's Ryan Alexander skates with the puck against Tri-City's Shaun McEwen at Scheels Arena on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.
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Fargo's Trevor Griebel celebrates his second-period goal with his teammates along the bench during play against Tri-City at Scheels Arena on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.
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