MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Russian import Evgeny Grachev scored midway through the third period and rookie goaltender Brandon Foote made it stand up as the game winner Friday night as the Brampton Battalion blanked the Mississauga-St. Michael's Majors 1-0 in Ontario Hockey League action.
Grachev scored his second goal of the season just before the 12-minute mark of the final period and Foote turned back 23 shots for his second shutout of the season as Brampton (5-6-0-0) won its third game in a row.
"It's a good feeling," said Foote, who posted his fifth win against a single loss in seven games this season. "The guys did a great job in front of me and they kept a lot of the shots to the outside. That made my job easy."
It was the second time in as many games on home ice that the St. Michael's Majors (5-3-0-0) were shut out. Mississauga has gone 159 minutes and 21 seconds without scoring a goal at home.
Mississauga netminder Chris Carrozzi, who came into the game as the second leading goalie in the OHL with a 2.10 goals-against average, stopped 33 of 34 shots.