ERIE, Pa. - The Erie Otters won their eighth straight game with a four-goal outburst in the third en route to an 8-4 win over the Sarnia Sting in Ontario Hockey League play Saturday.
Brendan Gaunce, Michael Curtis and Andre Burakovsky each scored twice for Erie (52-14-2), with singles from Connor McDavid and Dane Fox.
Nickolas Latta had a pair of goals for the league-worst Sting (17-44-7), while Nikolay Goldobin, on a penalty shot, and Nikita Korostelev chipped in with a goal apiece.
Oscar Dansk got the start in goal for the Otters but was pulled after allowing three goals on 11 shots. He was replaced by Devin Williams, who made nine saves. Taylor Dupuis meanwhile stopped 41 shots for Sarnia.
BULLS 7 WOLVES 4
BELLEVILLE, Ont. ? Charlie Graham finished with 44 saves for the Bulls in a win against Sudbury.
Remi Eli scored twice for Belleville (23-38-7), with Andrew Ming, Jake Marchment, Stephen Harper, Niki Petti and Cameron Brace adding singles.
Ray Huether, Nicholas Baptiste, Jacob Harris and Connor Crisp replied for the Wolves (32-24-11).
Sudbury's Franky Palazzese meanwhile stopped 34 shots.
WHALERS 4 SPITFIRES 1
PLYMOUTH, Mich. ???The Whalers scored four unanswered goals to blow past Windsor.
Liam Dunda, Bryce Yetman, Gianluca Curcuruto and Vincent Scognamiglio scored for Plymouth (28-33-7).
Ben Johnson had the lone goal for the Spitfires (37-28-3).
Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 24 shots in net for the Whalers, while Spitfires goalie Dalen Kuchmey was far busier with 41 saves.
KNIGHTS 6 SPIRIT 2
SAGINAW, Mich. ??? The Spirit couldn't keep up with London in their first home game since the death of Terry Trafford.
Owen MacDonald, Max Domi, Matt Rupert, Bo Horvat, Chris Tierney and Mitchell Marner each scored for the Knights (49-13-5), who went up 4-0 in the first period after a moment of silence and a video montage for Trafford to start the game.
Justin Sefton and Kristoff Kontos scored for Saginaw (32-30-5), which wore "TT16" stickers on their helmets in honour of Trafford. He was found dead in a parked car Wednesday.
Anthony Stolarz finished with 41 saves for London, while Jake Paterson stopped 24 shots for the Spirit.
COLTS 6 PETES 3
BARRIE, Ont. ??? Andreas Athanasiou scored twice for the Colts who went ahead with five goals in the third period.
Tyson Fawcett, Brendan Lemieux, Mitchell Theoret and Garrett Hooey also scored for Barrie (37-28-3).
Josh MacDonald, Steven Lorentz and Nelson Armstrong had a goal each for Peterborough (32-30-5).
Barrie's Mackenzie Blackwood stopped just 19 shots for the win. At the other end of the ice, Andrew D'Agostini stopped 26 shots while Jason Da Silva made one save in just over two minutes of ice time.
ATTACK 2 STORM 1 (SO)
OWEN SOUND, Ont. ??? Jack Flinn made 44 saves and blanked three players in the shootout as the Attack held off league-leading Guelph.
Kurtis Gabriel scored in the shootout and had the only goal in regulation for Owen Sound (31-29-8).
Brock McGinn had the lone goal for the Storm (52-12-4).
Justin Nichols made 13-of-14 saves in net for Guelph before Matthew Mancina took over to stop 24 shots.