Greyhounds drop overtime decision in London (Updated)Friday, February 22, 2013 by: Brad Coccimiglio
With points taking on an added importance as the Ontario Hockey League regular season winds down, the Soo Greyhounds made sure they kept pace with the Sarnia Sting after action on Friday night.
Thanks to their win in Sarnia one night earlier, the Greyhounds entered Friday a point ahead of their West Division rival in the standings. The Greyhounds then went out Friday night and managed to pick up another point after a 4-3 overtime loss in London to the Knights. The point took on added importance as the Sting laid a beating on Erie, picking up a 13-3 win over the Otters on Friday.
With the results, the two teams are now tied in the standings, though the Greyhounds have a pair of games in hand.
Alex Broadhurst scored the game winner for the Knights at 2:38 of overtime. Defenceman Scott Harrington had a goal and an assist for the Knights in the win while Nikita Zadorov and Chris Tierney also scored.
Knights goaltender Anthony Stolarz stopped 29 shots in the win.
Sergey Tolchinsky scored a goal and added an assist in the win for the Greyhounds. Michael Schumacher and Andrew Fritsch also scored.
Goaltender Matt Murray stopped 36 shots for the Greyhounds.
During the game, the Greyhounds also lost the services of league scoring leader Nick Cousins. Cousins was handed a major penalty and game misconduct midway through the second period after a hit on London’s Tommy Hughes. Cousins could face a suspension for the hit.
Next up, the Greyhounds will wrap up their three-game road trip when they travel to Mississauga to take on the Steelheads on Sunday afternoon.