Sarnia, ON -
The Sarnia Sting had spent nine of their last ten
games on the road, but returned home for a 6-2
victory over the London Knights in an afternoon game
at the RBC Centre on Monday.
take long for the Sting to go ahead on the Knights,
as two power plays scored in similar fashion would
see Sarnia take a 2-0 lead midway through the
period. Brett Thompson would score his 26th of the
season, sliding a slow puck on net under the pads of
Knights goalie Michael Houser. Ryan Spooner would
score the same way, as a loose puck would get under
Houser's pads, for the second power play goal.
would be able to cut the lead nearing the end of the
period as Max Domi would pick up a rebound and get
it past JP Anderson for a 2-1 Sting lead after the
only take Sarnia 58 seconds to restore their two
goal lead in the second period as Connor Murphy
blasted a shot from the point to make it a 3-1 game.
would again cut the lead down to one as Josh
Anderson scored his 10th, but a minute later,
Thompson would score his second of the game, putting
Sarnia up 4-2 after two periods.
third, Nail Yakupov who has not played on home ice
for over two months would score his 27th of the
season for a 5-2 Sarnia lead.
Nikandrov, who has played out this season with the
Sarnia Legionnaires Junior B team, would score his
first OHL goal while short handed, rounding out the
Sarnia scoring in the 6-2 victory.
Anderson would make 20 saves for his 21st victory of
the season, and 6th as a member of the Sting.
victory keeps Sarnia in fifth place in the Western
Conference, two points behind Owen Sound and one
point up on Saginaw.
will head back to the road on Wednesday to take on
Owen Sound, but will return home next week for a
Friday game against Windsor and a Saturday game
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