WINDSOR, Ont. - Matt Murray made 38 saves, including 17 in the opening period, for his fifth shutout of the season, as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds whipped the Windsor Spitfires 6-0 in Ontario Hockey League action on Thursday.
Dylan Corson scored twice for the Greyhounds (30-10-5), who won their fourth in a row. Andrew Fritsch, Patrick Watling, Blake Speers and Bryan Moore also scored for Sault Ste. Marie, which led Windsor (25-17-2) 3-0 after one period and 6-0 after two.
Spitfires goalie Dalen Kuchmey allowed three goals on 22 shots in just over 28 minutes. His replacement, Alex Fotinos, stopped seven of 10 shots.
PETES 5 STEELHEADS 4
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — The Petes built a 5-2 lead in the second period before holding off Mississauga.
Sam Babintsev scored twice for the Steelheads (16-25-4), who lost their fourth in a row. Greg DiTomaso and Brett Foy also scored for Mississauga. Foy's goal at 7:34 of the third period made it a one-goal game.
ICEDOGS 6 FRONTENACS 3
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Mitchell Fitzmorris struck twice as Niagara topped Kingston.
Brent Moran got the start in Niagara's net, stopping all 10 shots he faced in 12:40 of work. He was replaced by Blake Richard, who turned aside 30 of 33 shots faced.
Conor McGlynn had a pair of goals for the Frontenacs (24-15-4), while Lawson Crouse added a single. Matt Mahalak started in net, making 24 saves on 28 shots for Kingston in 29:04 of work. Lucas Peressini kicked out eight of 10 shots in relief.
COLTS 4 BATTALION 3 (SO)
Athanasiou scored on a penalty shot in the third period for the Colts (22-17-3), then Blandisi tied the game 3-3 to force overtime. Andrew Mangiapane had a short-handed goal in the second. Mackenzie Blackwood made 27 saves for the win.
Ben Thomson had a pair of goals for North Bay (21-17-6) and Matt MacLeod scored as well. Jake Smith stopped 33 shots.
KNIGHTS 6 RANGERS 2
LONDON, Ont. — The London Knights fired 52 shots on net and ended a three-game losing streak with a win over Kitchener.
Justin Bailey opened the scoring for the Rangers (15-26-2) 41 seconds into the game. Mike Davies tied it for Kitchener at 2-2 in the second period.
Anthony Stolarz made 39 saves for London, while Matthew Greenfield stopped 46 for the Rangers.