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Barclay Goodrow scores in OT as North Bay beats Guelph 4-3 to tie OHL final at 1

Friday, 05.02.2014 / 10:24 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Barclay Goodrow scores in OT as North Bay beats Guelph 4-3 to tie OHL final at 1

GUELPH, Ont. - Barclay Goodrow scored at 2:30 of overtime to give the North Bay Battalion a 4-3 win over the Guelph Storm on Friday in Game 2 of the Ontario Hockey League finals.

Ben Thomson found Goodrow alone in the high slot and his quick wrist shot bounced off the right post past Storm goalie Justin Nichols.

It was the second straight night the teams had to settle things in extra time. The series is now tied 1-1 and shifts to North Bay, Ont., for the next two games.

Nick Paul had a goal and an assist for the Battalion, while Marcus McIvor and Mathew Santos also had goals.

Robby Fabbri had a pair of goals for the Storm and Steven Trojanovic chipped in with one.

North Bay's Jake Smith turned aside 21-of-24 shots for the win, while Nichols made 37 saves.

The Storm jumped on the Battalion early, as Trojanovic's wrist shot from the boards hit Smith in the shoulder and dribbled behind him just 1:16 into the game.

Despite not getting many shots, the Storm increased their lead to 2-0 when Fabbri's cross-crease pass on a 3-on-1 got poked in by a diving McIvor.

McIvor made up for that with just under four minutes left in the period, on the power play, with a blast from the point that clanked off the far post and in.

The Battalion tied the game near the midway point of the second period, with Santos chasing down his own rebound at the crease and flipping it over Nichols.

Fabbri's second goal of the game at 15:57, his 11th of the playoffs, gave the Storm the lead once again. Zack Mitchell's drop pass between his legs went to Fabbri at the right faceoff circle and he wristed a shot through a screen and past Smith.

The Battalion pulled even at 14:32 of the third, on the power play with Trojanovic in the penalty box for delay of game after shooting the puck over the glass. Paul snapped a shot over Nichols' right shoulder from the top of the left faceoff circle.

Guelph was 0 for 2 with the man advantage, while North Bay was 2 for 5 on the power play.

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