Stanley Cup Final

Matt Rupert scores winner as the Knights end the Colts 8-game winning streak

Saturday, 10.20.2012 / 10:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Matt Rupert scores winner as the Knights end the Colts 8-game winning streak

BARRIE, Ont. - Matt Rupert scored the shootout winner as the London Knights defeated the host Barrie Colts 3-2 in Ontario Hockey League action on Saturday night.

Kyle Platzer scored his first-career OHL goal for the Knights (6-3-1) and Josh Anderson scored the other for London.

Alex Broadhurst picked up an assist on each of his club's regulation-time goals.

Anthony Camara and Aaron Ekblad replied for the Colts (9-2-1), who saw their eight-game winning streak snapped.

Mark Scheifele added an assist to bring his league-leading point total to 20.

Jake Patterson, in his first start of the season for London, made 26 saves for the win as Barrie's Mathias Niederberger stopped 37 shots in a losing cause.

London went 1-for-3 on the power play while the Barrie finished 1-for-4.

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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4