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Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Griffith wins it for the Knights in 19th round of SO

Sunday, 12.02.2012 / 5:34 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Griffith wins it for the Knights in 19th round of SO

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - It took 19 rounds of a shootout to decide a winner, but the London Knights were able to defeat the host Mississauga Steelheads 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in Ontario Hockey League action.

Seth Griffith scored twice in the shootout, including the winner, as the Knights (23-5-2) earned their 15th straight victory.

Kevin Bailie stopped 36-of-39 shots through regulation and overtime and turned aside another 16 shots in the shootout for his 13th win of the year.

Max Domi, Matt Rupert and Chris Tierney scored in regulation for London, which picked up its third shootout victory of the season.

Riley Brace scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Steelheads (17-9-2), who rallied back from a 3-1 deficit late in the third period on goals by Dylan Smoskowitz and Josh Burnside to force extra time.

Spencer Martin made 21 saves in a losing cause for Mississauga, which are winless in its last three outings.

The Knights went 1 for 3 on the power play while the Steelheads finished 1 for 6.

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Obviously he's been my favorite goalie since I grew up. He's kind of close to my hometown so I've been watching him my whole life. It's a pretty special moment for me to score two goals on Lundqvist in such an important game as this.

— Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky after scoring his first two Stanley Cup Playoff goals against his childhood idol Henrik Lundqvist