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).
Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.
— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL