The London Knights used some fierce determination to beat the Windsor Spitfires 6-3 on Friday night at Budweiser Gardens.
It was London’s first game on home ice in almost two weeks and it ended a 13-game unbeaten run by Windsor and stretched the Knights’ winning streak to five games. London is now 10-1 in the month of November with one game remaining before December begins.
Connor McMichael extended his point streak to 14-games with his 24th goal of the season as he opened the scoring with a bank shot off Spitfires goalie Kari Piiroinen in the first period.
Nathan Dunkley and Antonio Stranges scored a pair of second period goals for the Knights to put them up 3-0 and set the stage for a goal-filled third where each team scored three times.
After Daniel D’Amico of Windsor ended Dylan Myskiw’s shutout streak at 150 minutes and 36 seconds, London got a power play goal from Liam Foudy in his 200th OHL game to restore their three-goal lead.
Myskiw made 23 stops including a huge glove save when the score was 3-1 to earn his eighth win of the year.
Cole Tymkin and Luke Evangelista scored less than two minutes apart to put the Knights ahead 6-1 with under eight minutes remaining.
The Spitfires added goals by Connor Corcoran on a power play and Chris Playfair at even strength to end the scoring. Those goals came 43 seconds apart.
London held the number one power play unit in the Ontario Hockey League scoreless through two periods and went 1-for-2 with the man advantage which allowed the Knights to climb into a first place tie with Windsor atop the OHL’s power play standings.
Hunter Skinner had three assists for London. Evangelista, McMichael and Dunkley all had a goal and an assist.
The Knights outshot Windsor 40-24.