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Rangers score 28 seconds apart in second period in 5-1 win over Spitfires

Friday, 11.02.2012 / 11:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Rangers score 28 seconds apart in second period in 5-1 win over Spitfires

Brent Pederson scored two goals and Josh Sterk had three assists as the Kitchener Rangers downed the Windsor Spitfires 5-1 Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Tobias Rieder opened the scoring for Kitchener (9-5-1-1) at 1:15 of the second period, and 28 seconds later, Justin Bailey made it 2-0.

Nick Ebert had the Spitfires' (8-7-0-3) lone goal at 3:37 of the second period.

Pederson sandwiched his goals around Domenic Alberga's first of the season in the third period.

Rieder was credited with the first Kitchener goal when Max Iafrate lost control of the puck in the slot, had it hit Rieder while he was laying on the ice before it slowly rolled past Spitfires goalie Jordan DeKort.

Bailey quickly made it 2-0 when he deflected in Ben Fanelli’s point shot.

Kitchener's Franky Palazzese earned his first win of the season, making 26 saves, while DeKort stopped 43 shots in a losing effort for the Spitfires.

The Rangers were 1-for-3 on the power play, while Windsor couldn't capitalize on five opportunities with the man advantage.

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For our team, as a group, we've never been this far before, and so it's just more lessons learned, and sometimes you have to go to the school of hard knocks to find out what works and what doesn't. We've got a young group. They've played some unreal hockey here to get us this far, and we showed if we're not going to play the proper way, a really, really good hockey team is going to beat you, and that's what they did. It's a lesson learned.

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