April 7, 2013 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Kitchener Rangers
Anthony Stolarz made 34 saves as the London Knights shut out the Kitchener Rangers 2-0 in the second game of the Western Conference Semi-Final. The Knights lead the best-of-seven series 2-0.
The teams skated through a scoreless first period. The Rangers held the advantage in shots on goal, firing 12 pucks at London starter Anthony Stolarz. At the other end of the ice, John Gibson made eight saves for Kitchener.
Both goalies remained perfect through 40 minutes, keeping the score 0-0 at the second intermission. Stolarz continued to be the busier of the two, making 12 saves while Gibson stopped 11 shots for the Rangers.
Max Domi ended the scoreless deadlock with less than five minutes remaining on the clock. Josh Anderson collected the puck and shoveled it to the draft-eligible forward in front of the Rangers net. Domi slid a shot between the skates of Gibson for his fourth of the playoffs. Chris Tierney also assisted on the goal at 15:24.
The Knights added an insurance goal with 93 seconds left to play. Olli Maatta sprung forward Bo Horvat, who carried the puck behind the Rangers defenders and fired it under Gibson for his fourth of the postseason.
London out-shot the Rangers 11-10 in the final frame, but Kitchener finished with a 34-30 overall advantage. The victory was also Stolarz's first career OHL playoff shutout.
The Knights lead the best-of-seven Western Conference Semi-Final series 2-0. The series shifts to Kitchener for Game 3 on Monday evening at 7:30 pm
3. LDN M. Domi, (4) (C. Tierney, J. Anderson), 15:24
3. LDN B. Horvat, (4) (O. Maatta), 18:27
1. LDN - 43 Anthony Stolarz
2. KIT - 35 John Gibson
3. LDN - 16 Max Domi
The series shifts to the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium for Game 3 (Home Game E) on Monday, April 8 at 7:00pm. Tickets for Games 3 and 4 are on sale now. Playoff tickets may be purchased by phone at 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977, via the internet or in person at The Aud Box Office or Centre in the Square."Â¨"Â¨
Adult (13+): $23.50/Round 2"Â¨ Child (3-12): $20.00/Round 2"Â¨"Â¨
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