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.
I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday