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 was kind of touching. I didn't know really what to expect. I'm very appreciative and thankful for the people that supported me in my time here ... as I said, we'll move back to the area at some point in our life.
— Toronto coach Randy Carlyle on the video tribute and ovation he received in his first game back in Anaheim, a 3-1 win for the Maple Leafs