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The Calgary Wranglers and Toronto Marlies are facing elimination games on Wednesday in their respective American Hockey League playoff series.

The Wranglers trail the Coachella Valley Firebirds 2-1 in the best-of-five Pacific Division final, while the Marlies trail the Rochester Americans 2-0 in the best-of-five North Division final.

The Firebirds got a goal from Ryker Evans at 11:22 of the third overtime period on Monday night to edge the Wranglers 3-2 to win Game 3 in Thousand Palms, Calif.

The Wranglers outshot the hosts 62-51, including a 19-3 edge in the first overtime period.

The Wranglers dropped the first game of the series 6-3, the bounced back with a 3-2 win in Game 2. Both games were played in Calgary.

Game 4, and Game 5 if needed, will be played in California.

The Marlies lost the first two games of their series in Toronto by 4-3 and 7-4 scores and will need to beat the Americans three straight at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y.

The Hershey Bears lead the Hartford Wolf Pack 2-0 in the Atlantic Division final, while the Texas Stars and Milwaukee Admirals are tied 1-1 in the Central Division final.

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