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Matthew Mistele's four points lead Whalers in 8-2 rout of Spitfires

Thursday, 01.24.2013 / 10:34 PM / Nouvelles

The Canadian Press

WINDSOR, Ont. - Matthew Mistele scored two goals and added two assists as the Plymouth Whalers hammered he Windsor Spitfires 8-2 on Thursday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Vincent Trochek also scored twice for the Whalers (24-14-8) with singles going to Cody Payne, Zach Lorentz, Mitchell Heard and Garrett Meurs.

Lorentz, traded to Plymouth from Windsor earlier this month, also added two assists for a three-point night.

Plymouth scored three times in the first period and exploded for five goals in the second to take control of the game and never look back.

Alex Aleardi and Kerby Rychel replied for the Spitfires (19-20-16).

Aleardi, acquired in exchange for Lorentz, also added an assist to extend his point-scoring streak to 11 consecutive games, currently the longest in the OHL. It was also Aleardi's 300th career game in the league.

Special teams went a long way in determining the outcome of the game.

The Whalers cashed in on two of four power-play opportunities whiles the Spitfires scored just once on six man advantages. Trochek's first goal of the game in the first period was the third short-handed goal the Spitfires have allowed in the last two games.

Matt Mahalak made 25 saves to earn the win. Jaroslav Pavelka made 13 saves before being replaced by Jordan Dekort to start the second period. Dekort made 18 saves in a relief effort.

It's hard to walk into that locker room and look those guys in the eye when they've played -- clearly, that was our best game we've played in the series -- and I thought we deserved a better fate tonight.

— Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper on his team's 3-2 loss to the Canadiens in Game 3 on Sunday