GUELPH, Ont. - Joshua Leivo's power-play goal near the midway point of the third period stood as the winner on Thursday as the Kitchener Rangers edged the Guelph Storm 2-1 in Ontario Hockey League playoff action.
The Rangers lead the best-of-seven series 3-1, with Game 5 in Kitchener, Ont., on Friday.
Radek Faksa scored in the first period for the Rangers and assisted on Leivo's winner. John Gibson made 40 saves for the win.
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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