Sting wins again with shootout, edging Peterborough on Saturday

Justin Fazio goes the distance in 3-2 win

Sarnia Sting goaltender Justin Fazio effectively defended against Peterborough Pete players on Saturday, although a win depended on the results of a shootout. Photo by Metcalfe Photography
Sarnia Sting goaltender Justin Fazio effectively defended against Peterborough Pete players on Saturday, although a win depended on the results of a shootout. Photo by Metcalfe Photography

For the second consecutive night, 65:00 would garner no result, and the Sting’s fate would be decided by a shootout. Just like Friday night’s contest in Kitchener, the Sting would come out on top and skate away with the full two points.

Photo by Metcalfe Photography.
Photo by Metcalfe Photography.

Justin Fazio went the distance in goal for the Sting, turning aside 19 of 21 shots in the process. There was a scary moment for the Sarnia-native in the second period when Logan DeNoble collided with him in the crease. Fazio would turn out to be just fine while DeNoble was handed 5 minutes and a game misconduct for his actions.

Despite outshooting the Petes 10-6 in the opening frame, the Sting trailed 1-0 after 20 minutes as DeNoble would find a loose puck in the crease and capitalize with under 3 minutes remaining in the period.

C.J. Clarke would extend the Peterborough lead to 2-0 just 2:18 into the second stanza after a scramble play in front of the Sting goal.

Through 40:00 at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena, the Sting trailed 2-0 on the scoreboard while doubling up on their opponents, 21-10 in the shot column.

Just 0:26 into the third period, RW Nikita Korostelev would continue his hot streak of late, making no mistake on the breakaway to bring the Sting within 1. The unassisted goal was Korostelev’s 7th of the season.

Photo by Metcalfe Photography
Photo by Metcalfe Photography

With 5:05 remaining in the game, Korostelev would bulge the twine once again and tie the game 2-2, ultimately sending the game to an extra frame. Kevin Spinozzi was awarded the lone assist on Korostelev’s powerplay marker.

The Sting came in flurries in the overtime period, but were unable to solve Dylan Wells who made 35 saves in the game.

Nikita Korostelev and Anthony Salintri would score in the shootout for Sarnia while Fazio turned aside 2 of 3 to secure the win.

The Sting are back at home next Friday night when they take on the visiting Barrie Colts for the first time this season. Prior to puck drop, the Sting will be unveiling their 2015-16 West Division Championship Banner.

STING NOTES:

  • Korostelev now has 8 goals and 11 points in his first 5 games of the season.
  • The Sting have captured 11 of a possible 14 points through their first 7 games.
  • Sarnia was 1/4 with the man-advantage while Peterborough was 0/1

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