LONDON, Ont. - Andrei Loktionov scored twice, including the game-winner, and added an assist as the Windsor Spitfires defeated the London Knights 4-3 in a battle between the Ontario Hockey League's two best teams Friday night.
Knights star and OHL leading scorer John Tavares left the game in the first period after being hit behind the net by Taylor Hall, who is second to Tavares in league scoring. The hit aggravated Tavares' shoulder and he was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, but there's a report that X-rays came back negative and there was no significant damage.
Ryan Ellis assisted on both of Loktionov's goals, while Ben Shutron and Mark Cundari also scored for Windsor (46-6-0-1), which has won nine of its past 10 and holds a 17-point lead on London.
Philip McRae, Nazem Kadri and Daniel Erlich replied for the Knights (37-13-0-2).
Andrew Engelage made 20 saves for the Spitfires. London netminder Trevor Cann stopped 28 shots.