NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Phil Fox scored twice and the Fort Worth Brahmas opened the CHL playoffs with a 4-1 victory over Quad City at NYTEX Sports Centre on Thursday night.Fox’s first goal tied the game at 1-1 nearly 8 minutes into the second period when he fired a wrist shot from the high slot into the net through a screen by Tomas Klempa. Fort Worth took the lead at 2-1 a minute and a half later when Eric Tallent buried a shot from the point on a feed from Brendon Hodge.Fox’s second goal came on a power play with 5 1/2 minutes left in the third period. He one-timed a pass from Tallent in the high slot to give Fort Worth a 3-1 lead.“It was a great start for us,” Fox said. “Now we’ve got to keep the momentum going.”Coach Dan Wildfong pointed to the second-period power-play goal by Tallent as a key play.“Definitely, the goal on the power play was a big momentum-changer for us,”Nick Schneider was credited with a goal with 37.4 seconds left when he was pulled down by a Quad City defender while charging toward an empty net. He also had two assists for Fort Worth. Goaltender Kristofer Westblom snapped a personal three-game losing streak, stopping 19 shots for the victory and ending the Brahmas’ three-game losing streak.Fort Worth took the regular-season series against Quad City, 3-0-1. The Brahmas finished in third place in the CHL to claim first-round home ice, where they were 20-6-1.Fort Worth was 2 for 5 on power plays. The Brahmas, the second-least penalized team in the league, held Quad City to 0 for 2 on the power play.Quad City took a 1-0 lead 6 1/2 minutes into the first period when Patrik Levesque carried the puck through the slot, maneuvered around a Brahmas defender and slid a backhand past Westblom.The Brahmas had two penalties in the first three minutes of the game, both against forward John Snowden. The first was an off-setting penalty only 14 seconds into the game. Snowden went off for hooking a half-minute after leaving the box.Fort Worth held Quad City’s Mickey Lang, second in shots during the regular season, to three shots and no points.Briefly• Only one CHL playoff qualifier had fewer road wins than Quad City, which had 14.• Quad City’s Mickey Lang finished the regular season fourth in the CHL in scoring with 83 points. His 41 goals placed him second in the league, trailing only former Brahma AJ Gale of Denver, who scored 46.• The series matches three of the CHL’s most prolific rookies. Quad City’s Mike Hellyer led first-year players with 61 points, teammate Michael Stinziani was tied for second (51) and Fort Worth’s Sy Nutkevitch was fourth (46). Hellyer took a hard hit in the game’s early minutes and missed the rest of the game.