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Friday, May 6, 2011

Majors Take 2-0 Series Lead With a 6-2 Victory Over Attack

The Mississauga St Mikes Majors and Owen Sound Attack took to the ice Thursday in Owen Sound for game 2 of the OHL finals with the Majors leading the series 1-0. The Attack were hoping home ice would reverse their fortunes from game one.

A penalty filled first period led to a trio of power play goals. Justin Shugg scored his sixth of the playoffs just 1:25 in on the power play to put Mississauga up 1-0. It was an unassisted marker for Shugg. Jordan Mayer then notched his seventh, also on the power play from Maxim Kitsyn and Brett Flemming at 7:56.

Robby Mignardi would score the only even strength goal of the period at 9:21 of the opening period from Matt Petgrave. It was Mignardi's 12th of the post season. Jesse Blacker would even things up for Owen Sound with a power play goal of their own from Joey Hishon. It was Blacker's fifth goal of the playoffs.

The period would end with Mississauga holding a 17-10 shot advantage. There were 15 penalties called in the period with Mississauga going 2/4 and Owen Sound 1/2 on the power play.

Mississauga would retake the lead just 42 seconds into the second period when Shugg notched his second of the game from Devante Smith-Pelly and Stuart Percy. Another Majors power play goal would restore the two goal lead. It would be Mayer again from Flemming and Rob Flick at 6:49 to close out the second period scoring.

The Shots in the period were 11-8 in favor of Mississauga. There were only 5 penalties called in the second with the Majors going 1/2 and the Attack 0/1.

Casey Cizikas, who's been the best player for either team through games one and two, scored his fifth from Percy on the power play at 9:41 of the third. Chris DeSousa added his 4th into an empty net from Joseph Cramarossa with just  24 seconds remaining to close out the scoring.

It was another penalty filled third period with 12 penalties called including a couple of misconducts as the referees tried to keep a handle on the game.

The shots would end 39 - 27 in favor of Mississauga. The Majors were 4/8 on the power play while the Attack were 1/5. JP Anderson got the start for the Majors while Scott Stajcer started for the Attack.

Owen Sound Alternate Captain Matt Stanisz told Rogers Sportsnet between the second and third periods that he was "embarrassed with the teams performance in game one and through two periods." He went on to say that as leaders he and Jesse Blacker would say something to their team mates.

Game 3 goes Friday back in Mississauga.


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