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Sabourin, Laughton three points each as the Generals take 2-0 series lead

Sunday, 03.24.2013 / 9:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Sabourin, Laughton three points each as the Generals take 2-0 series lead

OSHAWA, Ont. - Scott Sabourin scored twice and assisted on another to lead the Oshawa Generals to a 4-3 win over the visiting Niagara IceDogs on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action.

Scott Laughton scored once and added two assists for the Generals, who lead the first-round series 2-0, while Josh Brown had a goal and an assist.

Jordan Maletta, Ben Hughes and Brendan Perlini scored for the IceDogs, who trailed 4-1 midway through the second period before making the game close.

Daniel Altshuller made 23 saves for the win as Christopher Festarini stopped 34-of-38 shots in defeat.

Oshawa went 0 for 4 on the power play while Niagara scored once on eight chances with the man advantage.

Game 3 is scheduled for Tuesday when the IceDogs host the Generals at the Gatorade Garden City Complex.

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