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Niagara's Chris Festarini makes 31 saves as IceDogs defeat Steelheads 3-2

Thursday, 10.04.2012 / 10:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Chris Festarini made 31 saves Thursday as the Niagara IceDogs downed the Mississauga Steelheads 3-2 in the Ontario Hockey League.

Broderick Kelly's point shot 1:10 into the third period beat Tyson Teichmann for what proved to be the game-winner. Dougie Hamilton and Mike Robinson had the other IceDogs goals.

Dylan Smoskowitz and Riley Brace on the power play for the Steelheads.

Teichmann made 32 stops in the loss as Mississauga fell to 2-3-0 on the young season.

Niagara improved to 4-1-0 with the victory.

The Steelheads went 0-for 4 with the man-advantage, while the IceDogs were 0-for-2.

Mississauga acquired goaltender Clint Windsor from Windsor in a trade earlier in the day. He dressed as Teichmann's backup.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory