Peterborough, ON - It took five chances and seven
shooters, but the Sarnia Sting won their first
shootout game of the season against the Peterborough
Petes 5-4 Thursday Night.
were again without Nail Yakupov, and picked up their
first victory without their top scorer in the line
up, despite being outshot 52-29, including 8-0 in
the overtime period. Brandon Maxwell made 48 saves
in the victory.
Thompson opened the scoring 22 seconds into the
game, scoring his 14th of the season for the 1-0
lead. Peterborough would respond as Joey West scored
his ninth of the year to tie the game. With his
first of the season, Julian Luciani would put Sarnia
back in front, but the Petes would get it back while
short handed, as Alan Quine made it 2-2 heading into
quick goal by Sarnia would be the only goal in the
period, as Charlie Sarault would get his 10th of the
season 1:30 into the period, as Sarnia was outshot
13-9, but Maxwell made all 13 saves.
third, the Petes would get their first taste of the
lead, as Nick Ritchie would score 2:27 into the
period to tie the game at 3-3, and Stephen Nosad
would put Peterborough in the lead four minutes
later. But Sarault would get his second of the game
two and a half minutes later, sending the game into
overtime solving nothing a shootout was needed.
Brett Thompson started the scoring for Sarnia, but
after a first shot miss by the Petes, Nick Ritchie
would get one by Maxwell. Sarnia and Peterborough
next five shooters each would miss, but finally
Craig Hottot would put it passed Mike Morrison,
giving Sarnia the victory.
now 1-4 in the shootouts this season.
will travel to Oshawa for their Friday game and
return home on Sunday to take on Sault Ste. Marie.
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