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Spitfires sweep Whalers despite 71-save performance from Scott Wedgewood @NHLdotcom

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Scott Wedgewood's 71-save performance wasn't enough to keep the Plymouth Whalers alive in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

Scott Timmins' goal 6:50 into overtime Wednesday spoiled a huge night for Wedgewood as the Windsor Spitfires completed a four-game sweep of Plymouth with a 3-2 win.

Windsor advanced to the Western Conference final, where it will play the winner of the West semifinal between Kitchener and London. That series is tied 2-2 with Game 5 going Thursday in London.

Wedgewood was thrust into the starter's role when Matt Hackett was suspended after a incurring a match penalty for roughing in Game 3 Monday night in Windsor.

Ryan Hayes and Joe Gaynor, two of Plymouth's overage skaters playing in their last OHL game, scored to give the Whalers a 2-0 lead going into the third period.

Adam Henrique scored a power-play goal early in the third for Windsor and then Greg Nemisz tied the game at 19:41 of the third period with goaltender Philip Grubauer off for an extra attacker.

Grubauer finished with 19 saves for the Spitfires, who swept their second straight playoff series.

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