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Stanley Cup Final

Mitchell scores twice, Sparks makes 23 saves as Storm shut out Spitfires 5-0

Thursday, 10.04.2012 / 10:14 PM / News

The Canadian Press

WINDSOR, Ont. - Zack Mitchell scored two power-play goals and Garrett Sparks made 23 saves Thursday as the Guelph Storm shut out the Windsor Spitfires 5-0 in the Ontario Hockey League.

Scott Kosmachuk's third goal of the season broke a scoreless tie in the second period and Guelph (3-2-0) never looked back.

Kosmachuk wired a drop pass from Hunter Garlent from the right faceoff dot between the pads of Windsor goalie Jaroslav Pavelka

Special teams went a long way in determining the outcome of the game. The Spitfires (3-2-1) could not capitalize on any of their five opportunities with the man advantage, while the Storm went 4-for-12 on the power play.

Brock McGinn and Ben Harpur had the other power-play goals for Guelph.

With just 1:16 remaining in the third period and the Spitfires already killing off two penalties, Windsor defenceman Nick Ebert received a five-minute penalty and a game misconduct for charging Sparks.

Pavelka made 39 saves for the Spitfires.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round