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Wilson's power-play goal leads Whalers to 4-2 OHL win over Spirit

Thursday, 12.27.2012 / 5:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Wilson's power-play goal leads Whalers to 4-2 OHL win over Spirit

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Tom Wilson's power-play goal broke a 2-2 tie and led the Plymouth Whalers to a 4-2 win over the Saginaw Spirit in OHL action Thursday.

Wilson put Plymouth ahead to stay at 11:40 of the second period before 3,008 spectators at Compuware Arena. Whalers goalie Matt Mahalak made 47 saves to anchor the win.

Saginaw's Eric Locke opened the scoring with a short-handed goal 11:13 into the first before Matt Mistele tied it at 4:41 of the second.

Garrett Ross put the Spirit back ahead on the power play at 9:02 of the second. But Alex Aleardi tied the score just 26 seconds later.

Connor Carrick cemented the win for Plymouth, scoring with 3:29 remaining in regulation time.

Saginaw goalie Nikita Serebryakov finished with 31 saves.

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