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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

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.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild