KITCHENER, Ont. - Nazem Kadri scored twice and added an assist as the London Knights cruised to a 5-2 win over the Kitchener Rangers in Ontario Hockey League action Tuesday.
Kadri, a Toronto Maple Leafs prospect, made it 3-0 with his 13th goal of the season late in the second period, and thwarted the Rangers' late comeback attempt with an empty-netter with 1:19 remaining.
The 19-year-old extended his points streak to six games (four goals, seven assists), while leading London (17-7-1) to its fourth consecutive victory. The Knights are now two points clear of the Rangers (16-7-3) for top spot in the Midwest Division.
Philip McRae added a goal and two assists in the win, while Kalle Ekelund and Justin Taylor had singles. Michael Houser preserved the victory with a 36-save effort.
Jeff Skinner and Jeremy Morin had a goal and an assist apiece for the Rangers, who have lost two straight. Morin's goal was his 20th of the season, good for fourth in the league.