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Saginaw Spirit score three unanswered goals to rally past Belleville Bulls 3-2

Saturday, 11.03.2012 / 10:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Saginaw Spirit score three unanswered goals to rally past Belleville Bulls 3-2

SAGINAW, Mich. - The Saginaw Spirit scored three unanswered goals to rally past the Belleville Bulls 3-2 in Ontario Hockey League play Saturday.

Vincent Trocheck scored the game winner at 5:16 of the third period for Saginaw (6-8-2) after Nick Moutry and Jimmy Lodge scored in the second to tie the game.

Sergey Kuptsov scored in the first for Belleville (8-5-2) while Scott Simmonds added a goal in the second to give the Bulls a 2-0 lead.

Goaltender Jake Paterson finished with 33 saves for the Spirit while Charlie Graham turned aside 37 shots for the Bulls.

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That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3