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Pavelka makes 29 saves as the Spitfires down the Generals

Sunday, 01.13.2013 / 5:54 PM / News

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Pavelka makes 29 saves as the Spitfires down the Generals

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.

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