Knights Bounce First-Place Colts In A Shootout
Matt Rupert made a move and ripped a wrister high on Mathias Niederberger to give the London Knights a big 3-2 shootout victory in Barrie on Saturday night. After losing by the same 3-2 shootout score on Friday at home to the Erie Otters, the Knights let it be known that they weren't happy with the way they played. Against Barrie, the feeling was much different. The Knights played a very complete game and built a 2-0 lead on goals by Kyle Platzer and Josh Anderson. For Platzer, it was his first career OHL goal. Alex Broadhurst assisted on both goals. Anderson's came on the power play and London led by two after 40 minutes.
In the third, the Colts showed why they are in first place, as they scored 39 seconds into the period on a goal from Anthony Camara. Less than four minutes late, the vaunted Barrie power play cashed in thanks to Aaron Ekblad and the game was tied.
The game stayed that way through the rest of the third and overtime and then the first five shooters, before Rupert ended it.
London now travels to Sudbury to face the Wolves at 2PM on Sunday afternoon. Broadcast time on NewsTalk 1290 is 1:30.
The teams played a scoreless first period.