The Sarnia Sting came back to defeat the Windsor Spitfires on Sunday afternoon by a score of 4-2. Down 2-0 entering the 3rd period, the Sting scored 4 unanswered goals in the final frame to complete the comeback victory. The win improves the Sting record to 28-26-5-1 on the season and gives them a much needed two points as they work to distance themselves from the Spirit in the Western Conference playoff race.
Justin Fazio got the nod for the Sting, and he stood tall all game as he turned aside 36 of the 38 shots he faced in the victory. Michael DiPietro turned aside 20 of the 24 shots he faced in the loss for the Spitfires.
It was a scoreless game until the 17:14 mark of the first period, when Luke Boka managed to beat a scrambling Fazio to open the scoring for the Spitfires. The goal was reviewed as the net came loose during the play, but was ultimately deemed a good goal.
At the 12:26 mark of the 2nd period, Jeremiah Addison gave the Spitfires a 2-0 lead with his 24th goal of the season.
Windsor native Anthony Salinitri got the Sting on the board at 7:12 of the 3rd period, as Brady Hinz shrugged a defender to create a breakaway for Salinitri who scored on the backhand for his 22nd goal of the season. Just a minute and a half later, Jeff King shot a puck on net from the right side boards that beat DiPietro for his 12th goal of the year, and evened the game at 2 goals a piece.
With just 2:10 remaining in the game, Jeff King scored his 2nd goal of the game to give the Sting a 3-2 lead. Jordan Kyrou and Drake Rymsha assisted on the play. 35 seconds later Jordan Kyrou scored to extend the lead to 4-2.
- The Sting were 0/3 on the man advantage, and were a perfect 5/5 on the penalty kill.
- Jordan Kyrou extended his point streak to 24 games with a goal and an assist, and was named the games 2nd star.
- Jeff King scored two goals in the victory to claim the 1st star of the game honours. He has scored in 3 straight games and has recorded multi point games in 7 of his last 8 games.