Taylor Hall and Windsor Spitfires moved one step closer to a repeat Ontario Hockey League championship, beating the Plymouth Whalers on Monday to take a 3-0 series lead.
Hall, one of the favorites to be the first pick of the 2010 Entry Draft, had a pair of assists in the Spitfires' 5-0 victory.
Plymouth center Tyler Seguin
, also a favorite to hear his name called first when the NHL convenes its annual selection extravaganza June 25-26 in Los Angeles, again was held scoreless and was a minus-1.
In the individual battle between the two junior stars, Hall has won hands-down. In three games, he has 3 goals, 6 points and a plus-6 rating; Seguin is scoreless and a minus-6.
Windsor's first chance to eliminate Plymouth will be in Game 4 Wednesday in Plymouth.
Last season, these teams met in this same round, with Windsor winning in six games en route to OHL and Memorial Cup championships. The series with Plymouth was the deepest Windsor played into any postseason series.
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