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Daugavins' fluke goal gives Mississauga a 3-1 win over Sarnia

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Kaspars Daugavins scored a fluke goal in the second period and Chris Carrozzi turned in a stellar performance in net as the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors ended a two-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Sarnia Sting Friday night in the Ontario Hockey League.

Daugavins broke a 1-1 tie with his fifth goal of the season midway through the middle period when he blasted a slapshot from outside the Sarnia blue line that cleanly beat Sting rookie netminder Peter DiSalvo.

Daugavins looked as though he was simply shooting the puck into the Sarnia zone and heading for the Mississauga bench on a line change when the puck whistled over DiSalvo's right shoulder and into the net.

Jason Cassidy and Mike Pelech, with an empty-net goal with two seconds remaining in regulation, time were the other goal scorers for the Majors (4-4-1-0).

Justin DiBenedetto, acquired by the Sting from the Majors in a trade a year ago, was the only Sarnia player who was able to beat Carrozzi. His seventh goal of the season put the Sting ahead 1-0 late in the first period.

Carrozzi was unbeatable the rest of the way, turning back 31 of 32 shots on the night for his third win in seven appearances in the Mississauga net this season. The Majors had only 22 shots on goal.

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