Sarnia's top line of Charles Sarault, Reid Boucher and Nikolay Goldobin combined for six goals and 18 points as the Sting crushed the visiting Erie Otters 13-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League play.
Sarault led all players with seven assists and now has 20 goals and 97 points in 60 games, which places him second in the OHL points race behind Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds forward Nick Cousins, who has 98 points in 58 contests.
Boucher scored four times and chipped in two assists and leads the league in scoring with 57 goals in 60 games. The 19-year-old has 17 goals in his last 12 games and is one goal away from tying Steve Stamkos' team record of 58, which was set in 2007-08.
Goldobin had two goals and three assists and is the OHL leader in rookie scoring with 58 points in 60 contests. He jumped over Erie's Connor McDavid, who failed to pick up a point and went minus-4 in defeat.
Nicholas Latta and Bryan Moore had two goals apiece for the Sting (33-24-3), who won for the first time in three outings, while Tyler Hore and Anthony DeAngelo each had a goal and an assist.
Hore's goal was the first of his OHL career in 49 games played.
Brett Hargrave also scored to round out Sarnia's offence.
Hayden Hodgson, Dane Fox and Travis Wood scored for the Otters (17-35-8), who dropped their fourth game in a row.
Sarnia went 2 for 4 on the power play while Erie failed to score on seven chances with the man advantage.
Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Plymouth 9, Windsor 1; Guelph 5, Niagara 3; Saginaw 6, Kitchener 3; London 4, Sault Ste. Marie 3 (OT); Brampton 3, Mississauga 1; Oshawa 4, Ottawa 1 and Sudbury 5, Barrie 3.
At Sarnia, Ont., the Sting jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first period before the Otters responded.
Boucher opened the scoring 15 seconds into the contest, then followed with his second of the game at 10:20
DeAngelo, Goldobin and Latta scored in three-minute span before Hodgson put Erie on the board at 17:03 of the first.
Goldobin scored his second of the game 47 seconds into the second period, Boucher added his third at 4:08 and Hargrave and Moore each scored to give Sarnia a 9-1 lead heading into the final period.
Fox and Wood scored for the Otters 48 second apart in the third period, however the Sting's offence didn't hold back and put four more goals on the board.
Moore and Latta scored their second goals of the game 10 second apart, Boucher added his fourth goal at 11:53 and Hore added a late goal at 19:16.
Whalers 9 Spitfires 1
At Plymouth, Mich., Rickard Rakell and Cody Payne each scored three times and Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 27-of-28 shots as the Whalers (33-16-9) crushed Windsor (23-29-7) to extend their win streak to seven games.
Storm 5 IceDogs 3
At Guelph, Ont., Brock McGinn scored three times and Tyler Bertuzzi had the other two goals as the Storm (33-19-5) handed Niagara (26-29-4) its fourth loss in a row.
Spirit 6 Rangers 3
Knights 4 Greyhounds 3 (OT)
At London, Ont., Alex Broadhurst tipped in a long point shot 2:38 into overtime and Anthony Stolarz turned away 29-of-32 shots as the Knights (42-12-4) edged Sault Ste. Marie (32-21-5), which lost for the first time in four contests.
Battalion 3 Steelheads 1
At Mississauga, Ont., Matej Machovsky made 35 saves, including 18 in the third period, and rookie Mike Amadio had a goal and an assist as Brampton (28-21-9) downed the Steelheads (25-28-5) for its third straight victory.
At Oshawa, Ont., Boone Jenner scored twice and Scott Sabourin had a goal and an assist as the Generals (34-21-4) defeated Ottawa (15-40-4), which is winless in six games and is last in the OHL standings.
Wolves 5 Colts 3
At Sudbury, Ont., Dominik Kahun and Nathan Pancel each scored twice and Franky Palazzese made 26 saves as the Wolves (26-21-11) snapped a three-game slide by beating Barrie (36-19-4), which is winless in four games.
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