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Sting end road weekend with shootout loss
andrew brethauer October 30th, 2011

London, ON For the third time this season, the Sarnia Sting would send a game into overtime but fall short in the shootout, as Sarnia came from behind against London in a 3-2 loss.

Sarnia originally started the game with the lead, as Ludvig Rensfeldt score three minutes into the game for the 1-0 Sarnia lead. But the Knights would respond in the later half of the period, as Andreas Athanasiou would score his 4th of the season to tie the game, and Dane Fox would put the Knights ahead with his 8th of the year, as London lead 2-1 after two periods.

In the second, Sarnia would put 17 shots on net looking to tie the game, but it wouldn't be till the final shot that they achieved the goal. Taylor Carnevale would put home the goal with three seconds remaining in the period, as the top two teams in the Western Confernce looked toward the third period to gain the two points.

But the third period would solve nothing despite 17 shots on net combined, and overtime would also solve nothing, so a shootout was needed. 

London would shoot first and Dane Fox would be stopped. But after Nail Yakupov failed on his attempt, Seth Griffith would score to put the Knights ahead. Reid Boucher would also miss for the Sting, allowed Matt Rupert to seal the game with his goal, as London takes it in a shootout 3-2.

Brandon Maxwell got the start in the game, making 39 saves in the loss.

Sarnia's road weekend ended with a 2-0-1 record, picking five of a possible six points and still remain in first place with 25 points, five points ahead of Sault Ste. Marie.

Sarnia will return home for two games next week, Friday against Windsor and Saturday against Guelph. 


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