Knights Prevail Over the Sting
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
By DAVE PAUL
The Sarnia Sting put up a
valiant fight but, in the end,
it was the Knights of London
that prevailed once again, 7-4,
Sunday afternoon at RBC Centre.
The Sting entered the game with
one win in their last eight
games and having gone 0-5 vs.
London this season.
But defying those numbers,
Sarnia played an utterly
dominant first period -- one of
their best of the season --
actually making the Knights
appear to be an inferior
opponent, at times.
The Sting outshot London by an
astounding 8-2 margin in the
frame, and led 1-0 on a goal by
Daniel Nikandrov when the period
The Knights started to come
alive in the second though,
outscoring the Sting 3-1 to take
a one-goal lead in the game.
Mitchell Marner, who had yet
another ridiculous game against
the Sting (five points), scored
two of the London goals. Troy
Lajeunesse had the only Sting
goal of the frame.
Sarnia fought back to take the
lead, early in the third on a
pair of goals by Pavel Zacha.
But the Knights evened the game
on the power play at 7:30, went
ahead 5-4 five minutes later
with another power play goal,
then scored a back-breaking
shorthanded goal, less than two
minutes after that.
Max Domi, with his second of the
game, added an empty-netter to
ice it for the Knights.
Taylor Dupuis took the loss for
the Sting, who outshot London
34-26. Michael Giugovaz was not
particularly sharp for the
Knights, but was good enough to
get the win.
Sarnia remains stuck in seventh
in the Western Conference
standings and, appear to be very
likely to remain there for the
rest of the schedule. That would
set up a probable match-up
against the Erie Otters in the
first round of the OHL playoffs.
After a winless weekend, the
Sting will look to regroup this
week with a home-and-home series
vs. Plymouth on Thursday-Friday
and a Sunday road game in