SAGINAW, Mich. - Nick Moutrey scored the winning goal with less then five minutes to play and the Saginaw Spirit beat the Plymouth Whalers 6-5 on Wednesday in the Ontario Hockey League.
Greg Sutch and Justin Kea scored two goals each while Eric Locke had a goal and an assist for Saginaw (18-19-5). Moutrey had two assists.
The Spirit ran their winning streak to three games while halting the Whalers four-game winning streak.
Matthew Mistele had two goals and two assists for Plymouth (19-13-8), while Tom Wilson, Mitchell Heard and Connor Carrick had a goal and an assist each.
Saginaw came out strong scoring three times in the first five minutes to chase starting goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic.
Sutch opened the scoring, letting go a hard wrist shot past Nedeljkovic at 2:15.
Forty one seconds later Locke scored on his back hand and Nedeljkovic's night came to an early end at 4:21 as Kea slid a back hand shot to the far side with the puck grazing the inside post before slipping into the net.
Heard put Plymouth on the board at 8:50, roofing a shot over Paterson shoulder from in front.
Carrick made it closer at 3-2 scoring on the power play with a slap shot from inside the face off circle at 15:31.
Saginaw responded as Kea tapped in the puck to finish off a wild first period that included six goals.
Plymouth scored 52 seconds into the second period on a goal from Mistele, who then tied the game at 3:05 while on the power play.
Such got his second goal at the mid way point of the period.
Wilson tied the game at 9:40 of the third period as he took a pass from Mistele, broke in alone and scored.
Moutrey one timed the puck after receiving a pass from Terry Trafford as Saginaw recaptured the lead for good.
Jake Paterson was back in net for Saginaw and he stopped 29 of 34 shots.