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.
He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.
— Coyotes GM Don Maloney on defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson