Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
2014 NHL Draft
SHARE

Erie Otters thumps Saginaw Spirit 7-1 in the Ontario Hockey League

Wednesday, 10.24.2012 / 9:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

Share with your Friends


Erie Otters thumps Saginaw Spirit 7-1 in the Ontario Hockey League

ERIE, Pa. - J.P. Labardo scored twice and Luke Cairns added a goal and two assists Wednesday as the Erie Otters dismantled the Saginaw Spirit 7-1 in the Ontario Hockey League.

Jimmy McDowell and Connor Crisp, each with a goal and an assist, Hayden Hodgson and Connor Brown also scored for Erie (4-7-2).

Oscar Dansk made 34 saves to pick up the win.

Jimmy Lodge had the lone goal for Saginaw (4-7-2). Jake Paterson started between the pipes for the Spirit but gave up four goals on 15 shots. Nikita Serebryakov stopped 16-of-19 shots in relief.

Erie scored three times in both the first and second periods, including two power-play goals and two short-handed scores, on the way to the franchise's largest margin of victory since a 10-3 win in Kingston Feb. 13, 2011.

The Otters also scored their most goals in a game since an 8-7 shootout loss to the Spirit on March 2.

Special teams sparked the Otters to a 3-0 first-period lead, as they sandwiched two short-handed goals around a power-play goal in a span of seven minutes and never looked back.

Quote of the Day

Obviously a lot happened in a short period of time. At the end of the day, considering everything I went through, I really felt close to my teammates and I really feel like what we accomplished, I know we didn't win it all. ... I'm really proud of how we got there and what we did once we got there.

— Rangers forward Martin St. Louis to Jim Cerny of BlueshirtsUnited.com