A trio of third-period goals by the Erie Otters pushed the Knights to the brink of elimination for the fourth time in the 2017 OHL Playoffs.
Taylor Raddysh, Dylan Strome and Anthony Cirelli combined to give the Otters a 6-3 victory at the Erie Insurance Arena.
The loss puts the Knights into a position they got to know well in the first round. London fell behind three games to one against the Windsor Spitfires before battling back with three consecutive wins to take the series against the Memorial Cup hosts in seven games on home ice.
The Knights do not need a repeat of their three-peat in Round 1, but they will need to win a quick turnaround on Sunday at 6 p.m. at Budweiser Gardens before a potential Game 7 back at what could be a completely crazy atmosphere.
“It’s always hard when you lose a big game,” Knights’ assistant coach Rick Steadman said. “We have been in this situation before and we have such a great leadership group that we know they will come back and battle the way they have done so many times before.”
The teams polished off 14 periods of the series without solving a thing. They had each won two games and they had each scored three times in Game 5…
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