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Domi scores, but London loses to Erie in shootout

by Staff

Max Domi got the London Knights off to a fast start, but the Erie Otters recorded a 3-2 shootout victory in an Ontario Hockey League game Friday night.

Domi scored 46 seconds into first period, lifting a backhand from the right side inside the near post to give London a 1-0 lead. The goal was his sixth of the season and extended his points streak to nine games.

Domi was given an A ranking on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list for the 2013 NHL Draft.

London took a 2-0 lead at 14:24 of the first period before Erie rallied with a late first-period goal and one early in the second.

Domi and Erie's 15-year-old Connor McDavid each failed on his shootout attempt going second for their respective teams.

McDavid extended his points streak to 10 games when, from in front of the net, he deflected a point shot to a teammate who scored at 19:23 of the first to make it 2-1.

It was McDavid's eighth assist of the season, giving him 13 points, best among OHL rookies. He helped generate four good scoring chances midway through the first period before the Otters finally broke through.

Domi had two good chances to give London the lead in the third period, but was denied by a glove save and later put the puck over the net from close range.

McDavid then nearly scored in the first minute of overtime.

The game, played at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, was televised by NHL Network.

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