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Charlottetown Brighton Construction Abbies forward Alex Young, centre, celebrates his first period goal with teammates Bobby Jamieson, left, and Andrew Campbell Tuesday at Simmons Sports Centre.
The Sherwood Drug Mart Falcons and Kings County Kings have their backs against the wall after both teams lost Game 2 in their respective playoffs series' Thursday on home ice.
At Cody Banks Arena, the Western Regals tripled Sherwood 6-2, while in Georgetown, the Abbies escaped with a 4-3 win.
Game 3 in both best-of-five quarter-finals are today, beginning at 1:30 p.m. for the Abbies-Kings matchup at Simmons Arena, and in Alberton, at 7:30 p.m., for the Regals-Falcons tussle.
Game 2 in the quarter-final between the Mid-Isle Matrix and the Summerside Hemphill GM Capitals also goes today. Game time is 7:40 p.m. in Crapaud. Summerside leads the series 1-0.
Regals 6, Falcons 2
The Western Regals scored three times in third period to break open a close game and salted away the road victory.
Western led 3-2 at the second intermission on goals by Alex Morrissey and Connor Morrissey (2) until Isaac Callaghan, Silas Handrahan and Alex Morrissey hit the scoresheet in the final frame.
Diego LeClair, Chandler Wood and Brayden Handrahan each chipped in two assists.
Kennedy Gallant and Joseph Hood netted the Falcons goals in the second.
Bronson Banks earned the win over Dylan Gallant.
Abbies 4, Kings 3
Two goals in the second period provided just enough cushion for the Abbies to take the road win.
After a scoreless first period, Charlottetown's Alex Hall (1-2) and Ryne MacIsaac sandwiched a goal by the Kings Eddie Jenkins for a 2-1 edge at the second intermission.
In the third, the Kings (Jenkins, Matthew MacLaren) and the Abbies (Jack Carruthers, Chris Sear) exchanged markers but the Kings couldn't find the game-tying goal.
Tyson McInnis chipped in two assists for the Kings, which went 1-for-4 on the power play.
Charlottetown was 2-for-5 with the extra man.
Ava Boutilier recorded the win over Jed Walsh.