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Griffith has two goals and an assist, Knights beat Colts 4-1, to even playoff

Sunday, 05.05.2013 / 10:14 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Griffith has two goals and an assist, Knights beat Colts 4-1, to even playoff

LONDON, Ont. - Seth Griffith had two goals and an assist as the London Knights evened the Ontario Hockey League final at a game apiece Sunday, with a 4-1 victory over the Barrie Colts.

Griffith opened the scoring 18 seconds into the second period, and Bo Horvat made it 2-0 just 57 seconds later. The goal was Horvat's 10th of the playoffs. Brett Welychka added a power play goal at 14:03 of the period to make it 3-0.

The Knights peppered 24 shots at Mathias Niederberger in that middle stanza, and 45 shots overall.

Andreas Athanasiou had a short handed goal for the Colts at 9:11 of the third period, before Griffith scored into an empty net at 18:36.

Anthony Stolarz stopped 22 shots for London.

The Knights were 1 for 8 on the power play, while Barrie was 0 for 4.

The series shifts to Barrie for Games 3 and 4 on Monday and Wednesday.

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This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

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