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MYSKIW SHUTS THE DOOR ON THE OTTERS IN ERIE

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Four goals in a span of six minutes and 39 seconds in the second period drained most of the spirit from the crowd and gave the Knights a 4-0 shutout win over the Otters.

In their last four games, London has scored 13 of their last 19 goals in the middle period and have won every time.

In fact, the Knights now have nine victories in the past 10 games and have moved into a tie for first place in the Midwest Division with the Guelph Storm, who have gone 10-0-1 in their last 11 games.

“Dale (Hunter) has said that it all starts with the defence,” said Foudy. “We have some new things that we are doing and it all worked out well and we were able to help Dylan (Myskiw) back there.”

Myskiw made 26 saves for his first shutout in the Ontario Hockey League. The overage goalie from Winnipeg, Man., recorded his first major junior shutout last year in the Western Hockey League when he was a member of the Edmonton Oil Kings.

Four different goal scorers took care of the offence for the Knights.

Antonio Stranges got things going on an unassisted effort early in period two as he pushed the puck past a defender in centre ice, won a race to it and rocketed a wrist shot past Erie goalie Daniel Murphy.

Just two and a half minutes later London fourth-year forward Billy Moskal backhanded a puck at the Otters’ net that found its way just across the goal line. The play was briefly reviewed and the goal stood for a 2-0 Knight lead.

A whole 45 seconds after that Connor McMichael and Liam Foudy assisted on Jonathan Gruden’s ninth goal of the season which extended McMichael’s point streak to 14 games and moved him back into a tie for the overall OHL scoring lead with former teammate Arthur Kaliyev of the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Foudy completed the barrage with his 11th goal in 14 games to chase Murphy from the net.

London was perfect on the penalty kill. They own the No. 1 ranking in the OHL.

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