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).
I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.
— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on the 2015 NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic, the second one of his career after 2011 in Pittsburgh