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OHL Roundup: Payne scores in OT as Spirit down Otters 7-6 to take Game 3

Monday, 03.24.2014 / 10:54 PM / News

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OHL Roundup: Payne scores in OT as Spirit down Otters 7-6 to take Game 3

SAGINAW, Mich. - Cody Payne scored 4:13 into overtime and Jake Paterson stopped 46 shots as the Saginaw Spirit edged the visiting Erie Otters 7-6 on Monday to take Game 3 in their Ontario Hockey League first-round playoff series.

Dylan Sadowy and Jimmy Lodge each had a pair of goals for the Spirit while Eric Locke and Jacob Ringuette scored a goal apiece.

Andre Burakovsky and Brendan Gaunce both scored twice for the Otters, who lead the series 2-1. Spencer Abraham and Adam Pelech each had a single goal.

Oscar Dansk started in net for Erie but was pulled at the 5:42 mark of the third period after allowing five goals 25 shots. Devin Williams took the loss for the Otters, stopping 11-of-13 shots in 17 minutes of relief.

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GREYHOUNDS 5 ATTACK 3

OWEN SOUND, Ont. — Darnell Nurse scored twice and Matt Murray kicked out 35 shots as Sault Ste. Marie toppled the Attack to take Game 3 and go up 2-1 in their first-round matchup.

Andrew Fritsch, Dylan Corson and Jean Dupuy also scored for the Greyhounds while Tyler Gaudet, Sergey Tolchinksy and Alex Gudbranson added two assists apiece.

Thomas Schemitsch, Zach Nastasiuk and Kyle Hope scored for Owen Sound.

Attack netminder Brandon Hope made 27 saves in a losing cause.

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