Hockey playoffs often turn into battles of attrition.
Depth is one of the most important ingredients a team can have.
The London Knights showed off their depth in a 7-3 victory over the Flint Firebirds in London’s final regular season home game on Friday night.
Eleven of the Knights’ 18 skaters recorded a least one point in the game and London’s so-called fourth line of Alex Formenton, Liam Foudy and Adrian Carbonara was responsible for three of the seven goals and a combined six points.
The teams traded goals early as Formenton found a puck in front after it hit a leg and fired it high past Connor Hicks for a 1-0 London lead. But Flint took that one back before the midway mark of the opening period.
The puck came back to Fedor Gordeev off a faceoff in the Knights’ end and he swatted a floater of a slap shot at the London net and it found a top corner behind Tyler Parsons.
Parsons faced 14 shots from the Firebirds in the first period. The Calgary Flames prospect made his biggest save off Hakon Nilsen, who stepped up to create a 3-on-1 and fired a puck at the top corner, only to have Parsons snap it out of the air with his glove.
Max Jones scored to put the Knights ahead at 16:02 of the first period. Cliff Pu fed the puck out of the right corner and Jones snapped it high under the crossbar giving London a 2-1 lead through 20 minutes…
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