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Stolarz 29 saves, Ryan Rupert goal and assist as Knights take 1-0 series lead

Friday, 04.05.2013 / 10:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Stolarz 29 saves, Ryan Rupert goal and assist as Knights take 1-0 series lead

LONDON, Ont. - Anthony Stolarz made 29 saves as the London Knights downed the visiting Kitchener Rangers 4-1 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action.

Ryan Rupert had a goal and an assist for the Knights, who lead the Western Conference second-round matchup 1-0, while Tyler Ferry, Chris Tierney and Kyle Platzer scored the others.

Matt Puempel scored the lone goal for the Rangers as John Gibson stopped 33-of-36 shots in defeat.

London went 1 for 3 on the power play while Kitchener failed to score on three chances with the man advantage.

The top-seeded Knights will host the fourth-seeded Rangers at the Budweiser Gardens on Sunday for Game 2.

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