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Sting lost to Ottawa
 March 2nd, 2012


Sarnia, ON - The Sarnia Sting hosted Ottawa on Friday night and came up shot losing 3 - 1 in OHL action.  This was the second time this season the two teams met and Ottawa won both times.


Ottawa scored their first goal in the first period with Sean Monahan scoring his 31st goal of the season.  Second goal for the 67's was a penalty shot that was handed out after Nail Yakupov was penalized for tripping Tyler Grovacc on a breakaway.  Ottawa's final goal came in the second by Shane Prince.


Sting's only goal was scored by Charles Sarault after deflecting a pass from Antony DeAngelo.

Ottawa went 1 for 2 on the power play, Sarnia went 1 for 4.  Sarnia outshot Ottawa 41 - 23.  Ottawa goalie Peter Mrazek from the Czech Republic was outstanding in net for the win with 40 saves.  JP Anderson took the loss for Sarnia.

The Sting are sitting in 4th spot in the Western Conference and are now 31-23-2-5 after 61 games.  There is a tight race for the 4th playoff spot between Sarnia (69 pts) and Owen Sound (67 pts).  Both teams have seven regular season games remaining.


The Sting are back in action Sunday March 4 when they host the Plymouth Whalers beginning at 2:05 p.m. at the RBC Centre.

The Whalers have already clinched a playoff spot in the division.