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Brace scores twice in Attack's 6-1 win over Spitfires; Binnington makes 31 saves

Thursday, 09.20.2012 / 10:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

WINDSOR, Ont. - Cameron Brace scored twice and Jordan Binnington made 31 saves as the Owen Sound Attack defeated the Windsor Spitfires 6-1 on Thursday in Ontario Hockey League play.

Gilbert Gabor, Gemel Smith, Daniel Catenacci, Jaden Lindo all scored for the Attack (1-0) in the season opener for both teams.

Gabor's second period goal was the first of the Swedish rookie's OHL career and stood as the winner.

Michael Clarke spoiled Binnington's shutout for Windsor (0-1) with a power-play goal with 3:18 remaining in the third period.

Special teams went a long way in deciding the outcome of the contest. The Attack went 3-for-9 with the man advantage and the Spitfires cashed in on just one of their seven power-play chances.

Jaroslav Pavelka, Windsor's starting netminder, was pulled at the 14:55 mark of the third period after allowing five goals on 34 shots. He was replaced by Jordan Dekort who made two saves in a relief effort.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round