Sarnia Sting End Five Game Loosing Streak
The Sting stung the Peterborough Pete's in their 8 - 2 win to put an end to their five game loosing streak in front of the home crowd of 2,845 people in attendance. This was the Sting's third game in as many nights.
Charlie Sarault lead the Sting with a total of 5 points of the night with 1 goal and 4 assists. Galchenyuk had a total of 4 points with 1 goal and 3 assists. Reid Boucher scored 2 goals and an assist and Connor Murphy scored 2.
"Our goal for tonight was to get a good start as we haven't had good starts this year" said Sting Coach Jacques Beaulieu "We focus on getting pucks deep and attack hard right off the bat because we knew they were sensitive as much as were and we wanted to make sure we controlled."
Scoring began at 1:08 into the game with Alex Galchenyuk scoring assisted by Charlie Sarault. Sarault went on and scored the second goal at 12:39 on the power play from Galchenyuk and Anthony DeAngelo. Another power play goal at 19:43 by Reid Boucher, from Sarault and Connor Murphy would give the Sting a 3 - 0 lead heading into the second period.
"Our leadership group is good here and they played some good hockey for us." said Beaulieu "We are a tired hockey club, this is four weekends in a row with 3 games and were tired after the first period."
Connor Murphy scored his first of the night just :24 seconds into the second period with Sarault and Galchenyuk assisting. The second period saw Alexandre Renaud score his first goal of the season at 2:51 assisted by Jordan Addesi who earned his first point of the season. Alex Basso also earned an assist on the goal. Less than a minute later Sarnia's 5th goal was scored by Brett Hargrave assisted by Addesi and David Nemecek.
Peterborough ended the scoring frenzy at 5:36 on a power play goal by Nick Ritchie. Sarnia led 6 - 1 at the end of the second.
The Petes scored their second goal of the night 2:55 in the third period with Greg Betzold scoring. Fans started to retreat at the 4:06 mark after Reid Boucher scored his second of the night assisted by Galchenyuk and Sarault. The final goal of the night came at 14:45 by Connor Murphy unassisted power play goal.
Peterborough outshot the Sting 32 - 28.
"JP said he was going to play good tonight and he did." said Beaulieu
JP Anderson made a total of 30 saves that included a first period penalty shot awarded that was awarded to Stephen Nosad of the Petes.
"We are happy with the kids, we challenged them this morning we wanted them to be good tonight and they were." said Beaulieu
The Sting have dropped to second place in the tight race of the Western Conference with a record of 13 - 11 - 0 - 2 for 28 points. The Plymouth Whalers hold onto first place with 28 points but they are two games back of the Sting. Windsor is trailing one game and are in third place with 25 points.
The Sting are back in action for another three game weekend starting on Friday Nov 30 hosting the Saginaw Spirit. On Saturday Dec 1 they are in Peterborough for a rematch of tonight's game and on Sunday Dec 2 they travel to Oshawa.