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Pavelka makes 43 saves as the Spitfires edge the Spirit 2-1

Friday, 11.23.2012 / 10:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

WINDSOR, Ont. - Jaroslav Pavelka stopped 43 shots as the Windsor Spitfires edged the visiting Saginaw Spirit 2-1 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League play.

Trevor Murphy scored the winning goal for the Spitfires (10-10-5) with less than three minutes remaining in the third period while Emerson Clark added a first-period goal.

Murphy, who was acquired from the Peterborough Petes as part of a four-player trade on Thursday, one-timed a cross-ice pass from Josh Ho-Sang while parked at the back of the right face-off circle for the game winner.

Justin Kea scored in the second period for the Spirit (10-13-3).

Jake Paterson made 36 saves in a long cause.

Windsor went 0-for-2 on the power play while Saginaw failed to score on seven chances with the man advantage.

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