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Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Cousins scores twice, including OT winner, to down the Spirit

Friday, 12.14.2012 / 10:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Cousins scores twice, including OT winner, to down the Spirit

SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. - Nick Cousins scored the winning goal 1:09 into overtime as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds edged the visiting Saginaw Spirit 2-1 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Cousins winner came while shorthanded and he also added a power-play goal for the Greyhounds (15-16-2) in the first period, which gives him a team-high 14 goals and 47 points in 33 games.

Nick Moutrey scored the lone goal for the Spirit (13-16-4), who have dropped back-to-back games.

Matt Murray made 34 saves for the win as Nikita Serebryakov turned away 37 shots in a losing cause.

Sault Ste. Marie went 1 for 7 on the power play while Saginaw failed to score on five chances with the man advantage.

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I don’t know if it was more relief for me that [Stamkos] scored or the power play scored. It was a whole compilation of Alka Seltzer.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Steven Stamkos broke a long scoring drought and Tampa Bay's struggling power play scored four times in Game 2 at Montreal