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Knights lose in regulation for first time since Nov. 1st

Saturday, 01.12.2013 / 10:54 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Knights lose in regulation for first time since Nov. 1st

SAGINAW, Mich. - The Saginaw Spirit handed London it's first regulation-time loss in 29 games as they beat the Knights 5-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League play.

Garret Ross had two goals and as assist for the Spirit (20-19-5), who extended their win streak to five games, while Justin Kea had a goal and an assist.

Andrey Alexeev and Jimmy Lodge also scored to round out Saginaw's offence.

Alex Broadhurst and Bo Horvat scored for the Knights (35-6-3), whose last regulation-time loss was a 6-3 defeat to the Windsor Spitfires on Nov. 1st.

Saginaw's Jake Paterson made 32 saves for the win as London's Jake Patterson picked up the loss after allowing three goals on 14 shots through 26 minutes of action. Anthony Stolarz stopped 14-of-15 shots in 32 minutes of relief.

The Spirit went 2 for 5 on the power play while the Knights scored once on seven chances with the man advantage.

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