The Sarnia Sting
have been racking up a lot of high shot totals
lately -- with mixed results.
One day after
outshooting Belleville, 46-30 (Friday at RBC
Centre) in a 4-3 shootout loss, the Sting
dominated the shot clock again, at home, on
Saturday vs. Ottawa -- and got blown out.
Despite a 39-26 advantage in shots on goal, the
Sting lost 6-1. It was 6-0 until there were 12
seconds left in the game when Nikita Korostelev
ruined Ottawa goalie Leo Lazarev's shutout.
Sarnia held a 16-6 advantage in shots at the
conclusion of a scoreless first period. But
Ottawa broke through with two goals in the
middle period and four more in the third period
Erik Bradford led the Ottawa attack with two
goals and two assists.
The Sting (4-6-1-1) now face the daunting task
of trying to string some wins together while
playing their next five games on the road. The
RBC Centre will be the site of the World
Under-17 Championships over the next two weeks.
Sarnia plays in Barrie on Thursday, Sudbury on
Friday and North Bay on Sunday afternoon.