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Four goal second period downs Sting in first playoff game in three seasons
andrew brethauer March 23rd, 2012

Sarnia, ON - The Sarnia Sting's first playoff game in three years didn't go as well as they would have hoped, as the Sting found themselves in a hole after a four goal second period by the Saginaw Spirit which lead to a 5-1 victory in game one.

Alex Galchenyuk scored the opening playoff goal for the Sting on the power play nearing the end of the first period, giving Sarnia their only lead in the game.

In the second, Brandon Saad would tie the game five minutes into the period, while Carlos Amestoy would put the Spirit in front just over a minute later, scoring what would be the eventual game winner.

Saad would score his second of the period for the 3-1 Saginaw lead, and Brandon Archibald would cap off the four goal second period with a power play goal, as the Spirit came away with a 4-1 lead after forty minutes.

In the third, Garret Ross would score two minutes in to finish off the scoring for the Spirit.

JP Anderson made 28 saves in the loss, as Sarnia was out shot 33-27.

Game two will go Saturday night in Saginaw and will return back to Sarnia on Monday night for game three.








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