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Fritsch scores twice as the Greyhounds down the Whalers 3-2 in OT

Saturday, 10.13.2012 / 10:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Fritsch scores twice as the Greyhounds down the Whalers 3-2 in OT

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Andrew Fritsch scored twice, including the winner 1:50 into overtime, as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds edged the host Plymouth Whalers 3-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Nick Cousins also scored for the Greyhounds (6-3-0), who were trailing 2-1 heading into the final period.

Alex Aleardi and Garrett Meurs scored for the Whalers (2-3-3), who have now dropped three straight games and sit last in the West Division.

Matt Murray stopped 31 shots for the win as Matt Mahalak finished with 30 saves in a losing effort.

Sault Ste. Marie went 0-for-7 on the power play while Plymouth failed to score on either of its chances with the man advantage.

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If you want to prove people wrong, you've just got to go out and do it. Yeah, we blew 3-2 series leads the last two years, but no one is going remember that if we go out there on Saturday night and beat these guys and go play in the Stanley Cup Final. We need to get back to work and we'll start to do that tomorrow.

— Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri following a loss to the Blackhawks in Game 6 on Wednesday