WINDSOR, Ont. - Taylor Hall scored two goals and added two assists as the Windsor Spitfires defeated the London Knights 5-2 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday.
Greg Nemisz, Hall and Adam Henrique scored on three of the Spitfires' first five shots before the game was barely 10 minutes old.
Windsor (10-3-1) outshot the Knights 11-4 in the opening period.
Zac Rinaldo scored for the Knights (8-4-0) with Henrique replying for the Spitfires in the second frame. Hall's assist on Henrique's second goal of the game was his 200th career OHL point.
The four-point outburst by Hall, projected as the top pick in next summer's National Hockey League draft, increased his OHL-leading point total to 28.
The game marked the debut of Kenny Ryan and Paul Bezzo for the Spitfires.
Ryan, a second round pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs last summer, left Boston College to join Windsor while Bezzo was acquired in a blockbuster deal earlier this week that saw Jesse Blacker and Ben Dubois heading to the Owen Sound Attack. Windsor also acquired four draft picks.
Ryan had an assist in the game while Bezzo immediately endeared himself to the WFCU Centre fans when he fought London's Tucker Hunter just two seconds into the game.
Daniel Erich scored the Knights' second goal of the game late in the third period before Hall scored into an empty net to close out the scoring.
Troy Passingham had to make just 13 saves to pick up the win for the Spitfires while Andrew Hutchinson made 27 saves for the Knights, who lost for the second time in three games to the Spitfires this season.