OSHAWA, Ont. - Jaroslav Pavelka turned away 29-of-30 shots as the Windsor Spitfires downed the host Oshawa Generals 3-1 on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League play.
Kerby Rychel and Alexander Khokhlachev each had a goal and an assist for the Spitfires (16-19-7), who led 3-0 after 20 minutes of play, and Ben Johnson scored what proved to be the eventual game winner.
Scott Sabourin scored the lone goal for the Generals (24-16-3), who lost for the first time in three outings, and Daniel Altshuller stopped 22 shots in a losing cause.
Windsor went 1 for 1 on the power play while Oshawa failed to score on three chances with the man advantage.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie