ON - The Sarnia Sting will face elimination Saturday
night in Saginaw after a 5-2 loss Friday night on
home ice put the Sting down three games to two in
their best of seven series with the Spirit.
Young opened the scoring just 50 seconds into the
first period, snapping a wrist shot from the blue
line to the top corner of the net by a screened JP
Anderson for an early 1-0 lead.
minutes later Michael Finn would make it 2-0 after
Anderson mishandled a shot, letting the rebound out
to Finn who put it past the Sarnia goalie. The
Spirit would increase their lead to 3-0 after
Brandon Saad fought off a Sarnia defence on a
breakaway, and put the shot past Anderson for the
third goal of the period.
second, the Spirit score quickly again, as Young
would get his second of the game off another
mishandled rebound by Anderson, as the Spirit lead
4-0 just over a minute into the second period.
would finally get their first of the night as Brett
Thompson would score on Jake Peterson to cut the
lead to 4-1 after two periods.
would find the net again in the third on the power
play after the Sting worked the puck around and
Thompson was left alone in front, beating Peterson
low to cut the lead in half.
open ice with a 4 on 4 late in the third, and an
extra attacker, Sarnia could not get any closer, as
Saad would cap off the night with his second of the
game with an empty net goal for a 5-2 victory.
Anderson made 33 saves in the loss, while Jake
Peterson made 31 saves and came up with clutch saves
in the first and second period to keep the Sting off
leads the best of seven series 3-2, and game six
will go Saturday night in Saginaw in a must win for