SAGINAW, Mich. - Justin Kea scored 3:36 into overtime as the Saginaw Spirit edged the visiting Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4-3 on Monday in the Ontario Hockey League's final game of the regular season.
Eric Locke had a pair of goals for the Spirit (33-30-5), who jumped over the Owen Sound Attack for the sixth seed in the Western Conference, while Cody Payne scored the other.
The Greyhounds, who own the second seed in the Western Conference, will face the seventh-seeded Owen Sound Attack in Round 1 of the OHL playoffs. The Spirit will play the third-seeded Erie Otters. Both series start on Mar. 21.
It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.
— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings