OWEN SOUND, Ont. - Gemel Smith, Chris Bigras and Steven Janes each had a goal and an assist as the Owen Sound Attack doubled up the visiting Sarnia Sting 4-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action.
Zach Nastasiuk also scored for the Attack (44-18-6), who have earned at least one point in eight straight games, and Cameron Brace had two assists.
Nikolay Goldobin had a goal and an assist for the Sting (35-28-5) and Nickolas Latta scored the other.
For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.
— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday