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Griffith scores in OT as the Knights win 21st in a row

Sunday, 12.16.2012 / 5:14 PM / News

The Canadian Press

LONDON, Ont. - Seth Griffith scored twice, including the winner 3:13 into overtime, as the London Knights edged the visiting Kingston Frontenacs 6-5 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.

The victory extends London's franchise-best win streak to 21 games, which is just four shy of the OHL record set by the 1983-84 Kitchener Rangers.

Ryan Rupert also scored twice for the Knights (29-5-2), who improved to 15-3-2 on home ice, while Chris Tierney had a goal and two assists.

Josh Anderson scored twice as Bo Horvat and Jacob Jammes each had two assists to round out London's offence.

Sam Povorozniouk had a goal and an assist for the Frontenacs (17-15-2), who have dropped back-to-back games, and Cody Alcock, Samuel Schutt, Slater Doggett and Jean Dupuy each scored once.

Jake Patterson started in goal for the London but was replaced after allowing three goals on 19 shots through 23 minutes of action. Kevin Bailie stopped 7-of-9 shots in the final 42 minutes of relief to pick up the win while Colin Furlong turned away 42-of-48 shots in a losing cause for Kingston.

The Knights went 1 for 4 on the power play while the Frontenacs failed to score on either of their chances with the man advantage.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round