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Sarnia Sting scores overtime win for series lead

March 26, 2012

Sarnia, On - This was the second overtime win and Sarnia takes a 2 - 1 lead in the series in the best of seven in the OHL Western Conference quarter-finals. 

 Alex Galchenyuk scored his second playoff goal to open the scoring at 1:04 to take the early lead for the Sting.  Ludvig Rensfeldt added the second goal at 15:39 to give the Sting the 2 goal lead which didn't last long as Saginaw answered back less than a minute later.  Garret Ross scored the first for Saginaw.

In the second period both sides would share power play goals the first by Connor  Murphy of the Sting and Brandon Saad for Saginaw.
Time of the goals were at 3:56 and 6:35.  Sagianw would push forward as Steven Strong tied things up at 8:39 and Vincent Trocheck gave Saginaw the lead for the first time 11:44.  Two minutes later Sarnia's Craig Hottot tied things up and the period ended with each side tied a 4 each.


Just :08 seconds into the third Saginaw scored goal number five to regain the lead. Reid Boucher tied the game once again at 9:09 and both sides would continue going end to end and the period ended each side even to send the game into overtime where Ludvig Rensfeldt scored his second from just inside the blueline to give Sarnia the 6 - 5 win.


Sarnia went 1 for 5 on power play opportunities, Saginaw went 1 for 3.  JP Anderson earned the win making several key. Anderson turned away 31 shots on goal.  Jake Paterson took the loss with 24 saves.


The teams now travel back to Saginaw for game four at 7:11.  Fan bus will be departing at 4:00 pm.  Cost is $55.00 includes coach bus transportation and game ticket.  For information contact the RBC Centre Box Office at 519-541-1417.  Tickets for game five are also available at the Box Office.



Another game winner is this unidentified groom to be who popped the question in between face offs.


Congratulations to you both!