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Niederberger makes 44 saves as the Colts blank the Storm

Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 10:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

BARRIE, Ont. - Mathias Niederberger made 44 saves as the Barrie Colts blanked the Guelph Storm 2-0 in Ontario Hockey League action Saturday night.

The shutout was Niederberger’s second in eight days and third of the season.

Steven Beyers and Tyson Fawcett scored for Barrie (37-19-4), which snapped a four-game winless streak.

Garret Sparks made 33 saves in a losing cause for Guelph (33-20-5), which were shutout for just the second time this season.

The Colts found some success on the power play, going 1-for-3, while the Storm failed to score on two chances with the man advantage.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round