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Lyall's OT winner lifts Sault Ste. Marie to 6-5 win over Owen Sound @NHL

The Owen Sound Attack opened the new Ontario Hockey League season right where they left off in 2007-08 - and not in a good way.

Matthew Lyall scored 4:18 into overtime as the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds rallied to beat the Attack 6-5 Saturday, extending an Owen Sound winless drought that has spanned more than 7 1/2 months.

Lyall's goal came on a Greyhounds power play after Owen Sound defenceman Paul Bezzo was given a delay-of-game penalty at 3:57 of the extra period.

James Livingston's hat trick led the way for Sault Ste. Marie (1-0-1-0), which rallied from a 4-1 second-period deficit. Lyall finished with a goal and two assists, while Jordan Carroll and Jordan Nolan each added singles.

In other Ontario Hockey League action Saturday, it was: Niagara 6, Ottawa 3; Erie 6, Plymouth 1; Windsor 4, Saginaw 3; Belleville 4, Peterborough 2; and London 6, Sarnia 5.

At Owen Sound, Ont., David Kolomatis, Garrett Wilson, Joey Hishon, Steven Shipley and Marcus Carroll answered for the Attack (0-1-0-0), who ended last season on a 17-game losing streak. Owen Sound hasn't registered a win since beating the Erie Otters 6-4 on Feb. 2.

Bryce O'Hagan stopped 26 shots to earn the victory for Sault Ste. Marie.

Scott Stajcer made 36 saves in defeat for Owen Sound.


IceDogs 6, 67's 3

At St. Catharines, Ont., Andrew Aggozino scored twice in the IceDogs' win over Ottawa.

Matt Sisca, Matt Piva, Mike Schwindt and Joseph Sarracini added singles for Niagara (1-0-0-0).

Ryan Martindale had two for the 67's (1-1-0-0) while Cody Lindsay added a goal and assist.


Otters 6, Whalers 1

At Plymouth, Mich., Shawn Szydlowski scored twice and added an assist as Erie spoiled the Whalers' home opener.

Anthony Luciani added a pair of goals - both on penalty shots - while Ryan O'Reilly and Brandon Biggers added singles for Erie (1-1-0-0).

Joe Gaynor had the lone goal for Plymouth (0-2-0-0).


Spitfires 4, Spirit 3

At Saginaw, Mich., Justin Shugg scored the game winner with 3:57 left in the third period as Windsor upended the Spirit.

Taylor Hall, Ryan Ellis and Greg Nemisz also had goals for the Spitfires (2-0-0-0).

T.J. Brodie, Chris Chappell and Jason McDonough replied for Saginaw (1-1-0-0).


Bulls 4, Petes 2

At Belleville, Ont., Philipp Grubauer made 36 saves as the Bulls downed Peterborough.

Stephen Silas, Tyler Randall, Luke Judson and Stephen Blunden scored for Belleville (1-0-0-0).

Ryan Spooner and Liam Heelis replied for the Petes (1-1-0-0).


Knights 6, Sting 5

At Sarnia, Ont., Nazem Kadri's second goal of the game with 6:09 left in the third period gave London a wild win over the Sting.

Christian Thomas, Dominic DeSando, Garett Hunter and Vladimir Roth added singles for the Knights (2-1-0-0).

Daniel Lombardi and Jesse Stoughton each scored twice and Steve Reece also had a goal for Sarnia (0-2-0-0).

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