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Spirit explode for seven goals on 45 shots in 7-3 rout of Otters

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SAGINAW, Mich. - Brad Smith, Jack Combs and Nick Crawford each had a goal and an assist as the Saginaw Spirit hammered the Erie Otters 7-3 Thursday in Ontario Hockey League action.

Tyler Murovich, Ryan McDonough, Tomas Zaborsky and Joe Pleckaitis also scored for the Spirit (12-14-3-1).

Ryan O'Reilly, Zach Torquato and Justin Hodgman scored for Erie (7-21-2-1).

Edward Pasquale, who made his first start for Saginaw since being obtained last week from the Belleville Bulls, had 23 saves.

Shane Owen stopped 38 shots for the Otters.

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