Generals fall in Sunday afternoon affair to Windsor
OSHAWA -- A terrible first period did the Oshawa Generals in on Sunday afternoon. Just 10 seconds into the game, the Generals found themselves trailing 1-0 against the Windsor Spitfires and they were...
OSHAWA -- Former Oshawa General and current Windsor Spitfire Emerson Clark got dumped in front of Generals goalie Daniel Altshuller during first period action . Oshawa hosted Windsor at the General Motors Centre. January 13, 2013.
OSHAWA -- A terrible first period did the Oshawa Generals in on Sunday afternoon.
Just 10 seconds into the game, the Generals found themselves trailing 1-0 against the Windsor Spitfires and they were never able to get back into it in a 3-1 loss at the General Motors Centre.
The loss snapped a two-game winning streak, as the Generals were coming off of victories against divisional-rivals Ottawa and Peterborough.
In this one the Spitfires took control right off the opening draw, pushing the puck ahead and into the Oshawa zone before Kerby Rychel finished off a nice passing play with Alex Aleardi and Alex Khokhlachev for his 24th of the year.
Just over 12 minutes later, forward Ben Johnson was left alone in front and converted on a pass from Josh Ho-Sang to make it 2-0 and then later in the period it was Khokhlachev’s turn while left along in the slot and he made no mistake in waiting out Daniel Altshuller and burrying his third of the year since returning to Windsor from Russia following the World Junior Hockey Championships.
Oshawa, meanwhile, had nothing going in that first period, managing all of six shots on Windsor’s Jaroslav Pavelka.
The highlight of the opening frame for them was a spirited fight between newcomer Johnny McGuire and former General Emerson Clark, who dropped the gloves just over a minute in and went toe-to-toe for quite a while.
Following a scoreless second period, Generals forward Scott Sabourin finally got his team on the board, working his way open in front of the Windsor net and roofing a beauty shot high over Pavleka’s shoulder.
After managing just the six shots in the first period, Oshawa finished the afternoon with a 29-25 advantage in that department.
Meanwhile, Sunday’s game marked Oshawa’s first without the services of both captain Boone Jenner and Scott Laughton. Jenner headed to Columbus for NHL camp following Friday’s win over Peterborough, while Laughton did the same, heading to Philadelphia.
The Generals return to action Thursday on the road against Barrie.
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