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Chris Festarini stops 32 shots as Niagara IceDogs beat Kitchener Rangers 2-0

Thursday, 11.01.2012 / 9:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Chris Festarini made 32 saves for his second shutout of the season as the Niagara IceDogs beat the Kitchener Rangers 2-0 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday night.

Ryan Strome scored his 10th goal of the season and added an assist on Brett Ritchie's empty-net goal as the IceDogs improved to 10-6-1.

Strome scored at 17:38 in the second period before Ritchie secured the win with just over a minute remaining in the third.

Kitchener goaltender John Gibson turned aside 25 shots as the Rangers fell to 8-5-2.

It's hard to walk into that locker room and look those guys in the eye when they've played -- clearly, that was our best game we've played in the series -- and I thought we deserved a better fate tonight.

— Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper on his team's 3-2 loss to the Canadiens in Game 3 on Sunday