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Graovac, Sandlak goal and assist apiece as Bulls take 1-0 series lead

Friday, 04.05.2013 / 11:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Tyler Graovac and Carter Sandlak each had a goal and an assist as the Belleville Bulls downed the visiting Sudbury Wolves 6-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League playoff action.

Daniil Zharkov, Niki Petti, Scott Simmonds and Stephen Silas also scored for the Bulls, who lead the Eastern Conference second-round matchup 1-0, while Austen Brassard, Alan Quine and Brendan Gaunce each chipped in with two assists.

Michael Kantor, Dominik Kahun and Nathan Pancel scored for the Wolves, who fell to 2-2 on the road in the post-season.

Malcolm Subban made 29 saves for the win as Franky Palazesse stopped 40-of-46 shots in defeat.

Belleville went 2 for 5 on the power play while Sudbury scored once on four chances with the man advantage.

The Bulls will host Game 2 on Sunday at the Yarmen Arena.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery