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Knights run winning streak to 12 games with 3-1 victory over Rangers

Tuesday, 11.27.2012 / 9:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

KITCHENER, Ont. - Chris Tierney had three points and Kevin Bailie stopped 39 shots as the London Knights ran their winning streak to 12 games by beating the Kitchener Rangers 3-1 on Tuesday in Ontario Hockey League play.

Tierney had two goals and an assist for the Knights (20-5-2), while Nikita Zadorov also had a goal and an assist.

Domenic Alberga replied for the Rangers (16-8-2).

John Gibson turned aside 29-of-32 shots in the loss, only Kitchener's second at home this season that snapped their modest two-game winning streak.

Zadorov started the scoring with just 0.9 seconds left in the first period, slipping by a couple defenders before roofing a shot over Gibson .

The Rangers got that one back at 8:50 of the second period when Nick Czinder's wraparound was stopped by Bailie, but the rebound bounced off Alberga and in.

Another late period goal hurt the Rangers, as Tierney batted Zadorov's centring pass out of mid-air and past Gibson with 1:28 remaining in the second.

Tierney scored his second of the night near the midway point of the third period, re-directing Kevin Raine's shot just after the Knights killed off an Alex Broadhurst penalty.

London was 0-for-2 on the power play, while Kitchener was unable to score in three opportunities with the man advantage.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory