Mississauga 3 Sudbury 2 - Mississauga leads series 2-0
Although the scoreboard doesn't show it, this game was the definition of offensive domination by the Majors.
The first period was scoreless with Mississauga holding an 18 -10 shot advantage. As usual, JP Anderson was defending the goal for Mississauga while Alain Valiquette was on guard for Sudbury. The only penalty of the period went to Maxim Kitsyn of the Majors with just 37 seconds remaining in the period, so it would carry over into the second.
It took all of 23 seconds for the power play to connect when Eric O'Dell and Michael Sgarbossa set up Marcus Foligno for his first of the playoffs. Mike Lomas and Josh McFadden then set up O'Dell for a goal of his own, his 5th of the post season and a short handed marker at 15:42. Mississauga would get that back just 1:17 later as Justin Shugg scored unassisted to cut the Wolves lead to 2-1. It was Shugg's 3rd of the playoffs.
The Majors controlled the teritorial advantage outshooting the Wolves 21-8 in the 2nd frame.
In the third period, the Majors would fire 24 shots at Valiquette while the Wolves managed just on Anderson.
Stuart Percy would score his first of the playoffs on the powerplay at 9:44 to tie the game at 2. Michael D'Orazio and Rob Flick would draw the assists.
Then with 5:02 remaining in regulation, Mika Partanen would give the Majors a 3-2 lead knotching his second of the post season. Kitsyn and Jordan Mayer would draw the assists.
Game 3 is set to go Tuesday back in Mississauga
Saginaw 5 Windosr 4 OT - Series tied 1-1
It didn't take long for Windsor to get on the board as Ryan Ellis and Kenny Ryan set up Stephan Johston for his 6th goal of the playoffs only 1:13 into the contest. The quick flying Spitfires would make it 2-0 before the game was 5 minutes old. Tom Khunhackl would notch his 6th at 4:32 with assists going to Craig Duininck and goaltender Jack Campbell.
Saginaw would get that one back just 1:16 later as John McFarland scored his 4th of the playoffs set up by Mathew Sisca. Ben Chariot would tie it with his first when he was set up by McFarland and Vincent Trocheck. The period would end tied at 2 with Saginaw outshooting Windsor 13-11.
Windsor would restore their 2 goal lead before the second period was 8 minutes old. Khunhackl would score his second of the game, 7th of the playoffs at 4:57. Alex Khokhlachev and Ellis would get the assists. At 7:25 Jake Carrick would score his 5th goal with the assists going to Khokhlachev and Saverio Posa to make it 4-2.
Garret Ross would cut the lead to 4-3 when he scored his first at 12:51 of the second. The assists went to Jordan Szwarz and Josh Shalla.
The period ended with Windsor outshooting Saginaw 15-5.
Brandon Saad would tie it 9:28 into the third when he scored his second of the playoffs. Chiarot and Ivan Telegin would get the assists.
And that's how regulation would end with Saginaw outshooting Windsor 12-6 in the frame and 34-33 overall.
Overtime would last just 2:13 as Shalla would notch his 6 of the post season with assists going to Szwarzand Ross. Saginaw outshot Windsor 4-1 in the extra session.
Game 3 is back in Saginaw on Tuesday