In a back-and-forth contest, the London Knights skated away with a 4-2 win at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena on Saturday night. The Knights now hold a 2-1 lead in the season series with three contests left to play.
Despite manufacturing the majority of quality scoring chances, the Sting were outshot 38-30 in the contest. Justin Fazio made 34 saves in the loss while Parsons turned aside 28 of 30.
Owen MacDonald opened the scoring for the Knights at 1:59 of the second period – slipping a rebound through the pads of Justin Fazio. Adrian Carbonara and Cole Tymkin drew the assists.
Anthony Salinitri tied the game for Sting just five minutes later, capitalizing on the Jordan Kyrou breakaway feed and beating Parsons on the blocker side. The goal was Salinitri’s 13th of the season.
Cliff Pu picked up his first of two on the night at 13:38 of the second stanza with a wrister from the slot. Janne Kuokkanen was awarded the lone assist.
Troy Lajeunesse evened the score in the opening moments of the third on the powerplay. The unassisted marker was Lajeunesse’s 9th of the season.
At 15:57 of the third period, Evan Bouchard’s point shot bounced off a few bodies and found the back of the net. Bouchard’s first of the season was the eventual game-winning goal.
Pu would add an empty netter to secure the 4-2 win.
- Anthony Salinitri was named the game’s first star – Fazio the second.
- The Sting were 1/4 with the man advantage and 4/4 on the penalty kill.