Frontenacs Fall 7-5 to London on Hockey Fights Cancer Night
The Kingston Frontenacs goal scoring continued Friday night against the London Knights, but their late game bad luck was also still an issue. Kingston would take a lead into the third period only to see the Knights battle back to take the victory.
Zayde Wisdom opened the scoring by batting the puck out of the air and by Dylan Myskiw. The goal appeared to be knocked in by a hand but after video review the goal counted when it was obviously knocked in with a stick.
Kingston extended the lead when Dustin Hutton intercepted a pass 5 feet in front of the London net. He made a quick move and put the puck in the top corner to extend the lead.
London answered back immediately. Markus Phillips threw a puck on net from the point that made its way all the way through and by goaltender Christian Propp to cut the Kingston lead to 2-1.
Kingston took that lead and a power play into the second period, but London got a shorthanded goal just 0:18 into the period to tie the game.
Just after the Kingston power play expired, the Frontenacs took the lead back. After a great hustle play by Zayde Wisdom, he made a perfect pass to Martin Chromiak who one-timed the puck between the legs of Myskiw. That goal held up until the third period, which is when London took over.
Antonio Stranges and Matvey Guskov scored goals 0:16 apart to tie the game and then put London ahead for the first time.
Kingston would fight back. Nick Wong created a turnover in the London zone and took a shot that hit Francesco Arcuri and deflected in the net to make it a 4-4 game.
The high-octane Knights offence kept coming and Luke Evangelista became the games hero. He scored the go-ahead goal and followed that with an insurance goal to make it 6-4 London.
Kingston would pull the goalie in a 4-on-4 situation to try and make a comeback, but Liam Foudy, who had spent time with the Columbus Blue Jackets this week, found the empty net to make it 7-4.
Vitali Pinchuk did add another Kingston goal with 1:25 left on the clock, but it wasn't enough to get the Frontenacs back to even and the Knights took the game 7-5.
With the loss, and the Niagara IceDogs not in action on Saturday, the Frontenacs remain one point out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Frontenacs host the Barrie Colts on Family Day at 2 PM for their next game. Tickets are available at the Leon's Centre box office or online at ticketmaster.ca.
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