Net minder J.P. Anderson earned a well deserved first star of the night after kicking out 40 of 42 shots to give the Sarnia Sting a 4 - 2 win over the Oshawa Generals in Ontario Hockey League action. Oshawas tally for the night was just 19 shots.
"They are a good team and they came at us hard and they are face paced, our kids handled it well." said Head Coach Jacques Beaulieu "J.P. hopefully was first star as he was very good tonight that's why we acquired him for him to win games like that."
Oshawa scored the first goal of the night when Bradley Latour slapped in the loose puck after a scramble in front in the first period at 12:51. The Sting came back and tied at 16:50 on the power play when Reid Boucher rifled one into the top corner to give him his 51st goal of the season. Anthony DeAngelo and Charlie Sarault earned the assists.
In the second period Alex Basso slapped one in to give the Sting the lead on their second power play goal on a nice passing play by Nikolay Goldobin and Anthony DeAngelo.
At 8:30 the Generals were awarded a penalty shot and Scott Laughton made a nice move and caught Anderson off balance and made a back hand shot into the net.
Bryan Moore scored what turned out to be the game winner at 16:26 in the second after taking a pass from the corner from Nick Latta. Tyler Hore also earned an assist on the goal.
The final goal of the night was scored by Nick Latta in the third period at 14:52 after picking off the puck at center ice and skating in for the goal.
"I thought we competed real well, I thought even though they pushed the pace up another level I thought the kids handled it real well" said Beaulieu "Our special teams were very good, our power play was good and PK was good it was nice to see guys execute systems."
J.P. Anderson and the rest of the Sting were able hold off extra attackers in the final minute to hold onto the win.
"I wouldn't say it was my best game but it was a good game and I was happy with my effort." said Anderson after the game.
The Sting went two for six on power play and denied Oshawa from scoring on two opportunities.
The Sting are back in action on Family Day when they host the Plymouth Whalers.
Game time is at 2:05, Children under 12 will be admitted for just $5.00.
Bring your skates as there will be a family skate with the Sting after the game.