SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. - Brady Vail's goal 6:14 into the third period stood up as the winner as the Windsor Spitfires downed the host Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action.
Jordan Maletta and Michael Clarke also scored for the Spitfires (1-1-0).
Nick Cousins led the Greyhounds (1-1-0) offensively with a goal and an assist while David Broll added a single goal.
Jaroslav Pavelka made 29 saves for the victory as Matt Murray turned aside 37 shots in a losing effort.
Windsor went 2 for 8 on the power play while Sault Ste. Marie failed to score on eight chances with the man advantage.
It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.
— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18