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Saturday, March 26, 2011

OHL Playoffs - Day 2

Oshawa 10 Kingston 1 - Oshawa leads series 2-0

Scoring 7 goals in game 1 didn't seem to appease the Generals so they put up 10 in game 2. After Ryan Spooner scored to give Kingston a 1-0 lead, it was all Oshawa. Franky Palazzese was pulled for the second straight game after giving up 7 goals on 22 shots by the end of the second period.

Christian Thomas led Oshawa with 2 goals and 2 assists. As for the draft eligible Generals, Lucas Lessio had a pair and an assist while Nicklas Jensen added a goal and Boone Jenner an assist.


Saginaw 3 Guelph 2 - Saginaw leads series 1-0

This was a goaltending battle between Brandon Foote ( 32 saves ) and Mavric Park ( 38 saves ). It was also a battle of specialty teams with the power plays going only a combined 1 for 12 in the game.

Vincent Trocheck led the way for Saginaw with a goal and an assist with fellow draft prospect Brandon Saad adding an assist. For Guelph, Taylor Beck added a goal and an assist.


Plymouth 6 Kitchener 5 - Plymouth leads series 1-0

Kitchener entered the playoffs on a 7 game skid and it didn't end there. Although they peppered Plymouth goalie Scott Wedgewood with 51 shots, they came out on the short end.

For Kitchener, Michael Catenacci had a goal and an 2 assists while Matt Tipoff added 2 goals. Gabriel Landeskog had 2 goals and an assist while Ryan Murphy contributed 3 assists.

On Plymouth's side, Jamie Devane and Tylor Brown both had a goal and 2 assists. Garrett Meurs and Stefan Noeson both addied single tallies.


Owen Sound 3 London 2 -OT - Owen Sound leads series 1-0

This was the game of the playoffs to date and the first to go to overtime. Oddly enough, there were over a dozen NHL scouts at this contest.

This night belonged to London Goaltender Michael Houser who made 45 save in regulation and then 5 more in the extra session.

Jared Knight with the opening goal gave the Knights the lead. Garrett Wilson scored Owen Sounds 2nd goal and also the OT winner. Andrew Fritsch assisted on the winner while for London, Seth Griffith had 2 assists. Vladislav Namestnikov was kept off the scoresheet for the Knights.

Needless to say, Michael Houser was named games first star. He was that good.


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