London Knights improve to 5-0 with overtime win in Sarnia – London
An enormous save at one finish turns into a giant objective on the different.
It’s the Murphy’s Legislation of hockey and it helped the London Knights to their greatest begin because the 2011-12 season.
London goalie Brett Brochu robbed Ty Voit in time beyond regulation as Voit unleashed a one-timer on a 2-on-1 and Brochu got here throughout to cease it.
Seconds later, Sean McGurn ended the sport together with his second objective of the sport and third of the season because the Knights improved to 5-0 with a 5-4 win.
The sport additionally featured a three-goal Sarnia comeback and a Colton Smith hat trick.
It was Smith’s first hat trick within the Ontario Hockey League and it left him tied with Nolan Burke of Sarnia for the league lead in objectives. Burke scored the ultimate two objectives in regulation to convey the Sting again after London jumped forward 4-1.
Smith opened the scoring for the second sport in a row after which scored twice within the second interval as he banged in a puck in entrance of the Sarnia internet after which shocked Sarnia goaltender and San Jose Sharks prospect Ben Gaudreau with a sharp-angled shot that wound up within the Sting internet.
Smith now has 5 objectives in his previous two video games after getting two towards Windsor on Friday.
Smith’s first objective was a tough snapshot underneath the crossbar that needed to be reviewed earlier than it counted utterly. It did and it gave Smith his third objective in two video games and London a 1-0 lead.
Lower than a minute later, the Sting tied the sport on a short-handed steal within the London finish by Brayden Man who beat Brett Brochu from point-blank vary and evened the rating 1-1.
The Knights got here out blazing within the second interval and at midway via it owned a 9-1 edge in photographs.
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Simply eighteen seconds after Smith polished off his hat trick, Sean McGurn netted his second objective of the season and second in two video games on the 9:15 mark of the center interval. That gave London a three-goal lead and awoke Sarnia, who outshot the Knights 11-4 the remainder of the way in which within the center body. They minimize into the London lead on a objective by Toronto Maple Leafs’ draft choose Ty Voit, who scored on a rebound.
Sarnia fought all the way in which again due to Nolan Burke who scored at 8:17 of the third after a puck popped out of a pile in behind the Knight internet after which cashed in on a short-handed breakaway with 3:38 remaining in regulation.
That paved the way in which for 3 minutes and 26 seconds of time beyond regulation that featured solely two photographs: the Brochu save and the McGurn objective.
Brochu prolonged his private profitable streak to 14 video games with 29 stops on the evening. Gaudreau made 32 saves for the Sting.
The Knights went 2-for-5 on the ability play and an ideal 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.
Brochu nonetheless sizzling
Brett Brochu’s record-setting rookie season ended with 9 straight victories and wins in 22 of 23 video games. You would possibly suppose having a yr and a half between OHL video games would possibly act as a cooling off interval however Brochu stays scorching sizzling. He has stopped 153 of 166 photographs to date and has stretched his private profitable streak to 14 and has now picked up a victory in 27 of his previous 28 video games. Brochu spent the 2020-21 season within the American Hockey League with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins and his angle and work ethic in follow earned him a begin in Wilkes-Barre’s last sport of the yr and a ticket to Pittsburgh Penguins rookie camp.
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Blissful 14-6 anniversary
On October 16, 2006, the London Knights performed one of many extra memorable street video games in crew historical past. They travelled to historic and tiny St. Mike’s Enviornment in Toronto, Ont., and blasted the St. Michael’s Majors 14-6. Knights present assistant coach Dyland Hunter scored two objectives and had two assists, and Dave Bolland chipped in six assists. A.J. Perry recorded a hat trick. The large day belonged to Rob Schremp who tied the Knights document for many factors in a single sport with eight. That crew grew to become well-known for utilizing 5 forwards on the ability play and would make all of it the way in which to the OHL Championship collection towards the Peterborough Petes.
London will meet Owen Sound for the third time in 21-22 because the groups conflict on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Budweiser Gardens. The Knights and Assault opened the season with a home-and-home collection that noticed London win twice by similar 4-3 scores. Sean McGurn received the Knights dwelling and season opener with the one objective of a shootout on Oct. 8 and Abakar Kazbekov scored his first OHL objective with simply over 4 minutes remaining the very subsequent evening in Owen Sound.
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