The Plymouth Whalers went into action Thursday night having scored the most goals in the Ontario Hockey League.
Unfortunately for them, the Brampton Battalion had given up the least.
The Whalers were held to nine shots overall and none in the second period as the Battalion skated to a 3-0 win, strengthening their hold atop the Eastern Conference's Central Division.
Matej Machovsky turned aside all nine shots he faced to pick up his league-leading fifth shutout of the season.
"It's great to be able to contribute offensively," said Derek Froats, who was recently acquired in a trade with the Kingston Frontenacs. "We played a solid 60 minutes today and kept our focus."
Elsewhere in the OHL it was: Sarnia 6 Sault Ste. Marie 4; Ottawa 9 Peterborough 4; Guelph 6 Windsor 0 and Barrie 4 Saginaw 3 (SO).
At Brampton, Ont., Froats, Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Sam Carrick and Matt MacLeod scored for the Battalion (25-11-8), who picked up their second consecutive win.
Brampton native Scott Wedgewood stopped 32 of the 35 shots sent his way for Plymouth (30-12-3), which still leads the Western Conference's West Division by 12 points.
Sting 6 Greyhounds 4
At Sarnia, Ont., Domenic Alberga scored twice as the Sting beat Sault Ste. Marie.
67's 9 Petes 4
At Peterborough, Ont., Shane Prince had six points to lead Ottawa past the Petes.
Storm 6 Spitfires 0
At Windsor, Ont., Garrett Sparks made 23 saves as Guelph hammered the Spitfires.
Colts 4 Spirit 3 (SO)
At Barrie, Ont., goaltender Alex Fotinos turned aside 40 shots and Colin Behenna was the shootout hero as the Colts edged Saginaw.