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OHL Roundup: A look at Tuesday's games

Tuesday, 01.01.2013 / 10:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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OHL Roundup: A look at Tuesday's games

Nikolay Goldobin scored four goals, but it was his final one that will keep the London Knights out of the record book.

Goldobin's overtime goal lifted the Sarnia Sting to a 6-5 victory over London that ended the Knights' 24-game winning streak Tuesday.

London was just one win short of the Canadian Hockey League mark of 25 set by the 1983-84 Kitchener Rangers.

Goldobin, who is not eligible for the NHL draft until 2014 and is a Russian import, is now tied with Erie's Connor McDavid for goals by a rookie with 18.

Alex Basso and Justice Dundas also scored for the Sting (21-13-3), who lost 3-2 to London on home ice Monday. Anthony DeAngelo chipped in with three assists.

Elsewhere in the OHL it was: Ottawa 4, Kingston 3; Guelph 2, Oshawa 1; and Peterborough 4, Belleville 3 (SO).

At London, Ont., the Knights (32-5-3) had a 3-0 lead in the first intermission on goals by Max Domi, Brett Welychka and Bo Horvat and later owned leads of 4-2 and 5-3. For Horvat, it was his 11th goal in his past 13 outings.

Chris Tierney and Nikita Zadorov also scored for London, while Seth Griffith earned three assists and now leads the OHL scoring race with 25 goals and 64 points. Griffith passed Ryan Strome of Niagara who is playing with Team Canada at the world junior hockey championship.

The Goldobin winner was scored on Kevin Patterson, who replaced London starter Kevin Bailie at 14:17 into the third after Sarnia had evened it 5-5.

Bailie had stopped 25 of 30 shots, while Patterson only saw two shots that included Goldobin's OT goal. Sarnia goalie JP Anderson allowed five goals on 36 shots.

67's 4, Frontenacs 3

At Kingston, Ont., Tyler Graovac scored his second goal of the game with nine seconds left to lift Ottawa (11-25-3) past the Frontenacs (18-17-2).

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Storm 2, Generals 1

At Oshawa, Ont., Patrick Watling broke a 1-1 deadlock with 29 seconds left in the third period to help Guelph (21-11-4) edge the Generals (21-14-3).

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Petes 4, Bulls 3 (SO)

At Belleville, Ont., Stephen Nosad and Brandon Devlin both had a goal and an assist for Peterborough (10-24-4) in a win over the Bulls (21-11-5).

Quote of the Day

What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

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