SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. - Ryan Hartman scored twice and added an assist, and Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 40 shots as the Plymouth Whalers disposed of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5-1 in Ontario Hockey League action on Wednesday.
Francesco Vilardi, Zach Lorentz, and Yannick Rathgeb also scored for the Whalers (22-29-6), who won despite being outshot 41-27.
Jared McCann had the lone goal for the West division-leading Greyhounds (37-16-5).
We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.
— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday