Greyhounds Shutout Knights

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Joseph Raaymakers would record his second shutout against the London Knights by a score of 4 – 0.

In a very fast paced scoreless first period there were a number of key saves made by Greyhounds Raaymakers and Knights Giugovaz. Within the first four minutes of the period Giugovaz was peppered with four quick shots on goal by the Greyhounds.

With around 6 and a half minutes in Miller just missed the net on a pass from Moore. Raaymakers stopped Michael McCarron from scoring and then a quick turnaround seen Dupuy get a good scoring chance. Other good scoring chances came from Knights Mitchell Marner and Greyhounds Darnell Nurse on the backhand.

At the end of the first period the Soo Greyhounds lead on the shot clock with 20 while London had 6.

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With only 33 seconds into the second period McCarron would run over Raaymakers and receive a two minute penalty for Goaltender Interference giving the Greyhounds a 5 on 3 power play adavantage. With only 4 seconds left on the penalty to Marner on a perfect pass from Tolchinsky, Gabe Guertler would score a power play marker giving the Greyhounds a one goal lead.

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With Knights Brandon Crawley in the penalty box Raaymakers made a right pad save on a good short handed scoring chance by Max Domi. Blake Speers would add a short handed two man rush goal for the Greyhounds at 18:49 giving the Greyhounds a 2-0 lead over the Knights.

The Soo added 19 more shots on net while London only added 11.

You could see that the Knights were getting a little frustrated on the way the night was going and the third period was a continuation of the first two periods.

On Colton White’s penalty for Roughing at 12:00, London Knights coach Dale Hunter played the gambler and pulled Giugovaz to give London a 6 on 4 advantage on the Greyhounds.

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Jared McCann would pick up the loose puck while the Knights were on a line change and Giugovaz would try to get back into the net but couldn’t stop McCann from scoring a short handed goal on an empty net giving the Greyhounds a three goal lead.

McCann would add a power play goal at 17:19 when he hesitated for a split second and then slipped the puck past the Knights net minder. With a lot of pressure by London in the last two and a half minutes to try and break the shutout Raaymakers made a number of fantastic saves to preserve his second shutout against the Knights.

Total shots for the game were Greyhounds – 47, Knights – 30.

The Greyhounds have Saturday off and will be go against the Sarnia Sting on Sunday with the game to start at 4:05.