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Trocheck scores in shootout as Spirit beats Battalion, ends four-game skid

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SAGINAW, Mich. - Vincent Trocheck scored in regulation and added the lone shootout goal, helping the Saginaw Spirit snap a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Brampton Battalion in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday.

Josh Shalla had a goal and an assist and goaltender Tadeas Galansky stopped 38 of 40 shots and all three chances in the tiebreaker as Saginaw (8-12-2), won in a shotoout for the first time in three games.

Brett Mackie and Barclay Goodrow, scored for Brampton (12-6-3), which saw their three game winning streak come to an end. Matej Machovsky, was stellar in defeat as he made 28 saves.

Trocheck opened the scoring with a short-handed effort. He took a perfect pass while heading for the net and redirected the puck behind Machovsky at 11:40 of the first period.

Goodrow tied the game at 7:21 of the second period from a wild scramble in front, firing a back-handed shot over Galansky.

Saginaw regained the lead at the 28 second mark of the third period when Shala scored off a rebound.

Mackie scored less than two minutes later, and neither team could break the deadlock before the shootout.

Brampton outshot Saginaw 4-3 in overtime and had a power play, but failed to score.

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