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Faksa sets up three goals as the Rangers beat the Otters 3-1

Friday, 11.16.2012 / 10:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Faksa sets up three goals as the Rangers beat the Otters 3-1

KITCHENER, Ont. - Radek Faksa set up all three of his club's goals and Franky Palazzese turned aside 29 shots as the Kitchener Rangers beat the visiting Erie Otters 3-1 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Evan McEneny scored his first OHL goal for the Rangers (14-5-2), who have won six straight games, and Matt Puempel and Tobias Rieder scored the others.

Connor McDavid replied for the Otters (6-13-3) with OHL rookie-leading 13th goal of the season.

Devin Williams stopped 53-of-55 shots in a losing cause, which earned him the game's second star.

Kitchener was 1-for-4 on the power play while Erie was unable to score on its only chance with the man advantage.

Puempel opened the scoring, on a goal that was originally credited to McEneny, when he deflected McEneny’s knee-high shot past Williams.

McEneny was finally rewarded with his first OHL goal in the second period when he snuck in from the point and redirected Faksa’s pass from the top of the crease.

McDavid cut the lead in half just 32 seconds into the third period, ruining Palazzese’s bid for his first OHL shutout, weaving his way through the crease before backhanding a shot past the netminder.

Rieder scored in the empty net with less than a second left in the game.

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