Sarnia, On. – A three goal third period led by the Otters big name offensive talent pushed Erie to their second win of the season against the Sarnia Sting 6-3.
Andre Burakovsky scored his first OHL goal, which also happened to be the game winning power play tally. Dylan Strome also notched his first OHL goal, while Connor McDavid tallied his first goal of the season.
Erie grabbed an early lead when Dane Fox blasted home a one-timer from the high slot to make the score 1-0. Sarnia rebounded though by tying the game with 34 seconds left in the first period when Craig Duininck beat Oscar Dansk to the short side.
The second period opened with Connor McDavid dazzling the crowd when in one-motion he spun and tucked the puck behind the outstretched pad of Sarnia net minder Brodie Barrick to give Erie the 2-1 lead.
Penalty trouble caught up with the Otters when Nikolay Goldobin scored two power play goals two minutes and twenty seconds apart to snatch the lead for Sarnia.
The Otters would battle back scoring four unanswered goals over the remainder of regulation to take the game 6-3. Dylan Strome would tie the game on Erie’s first power play chance of the contest at 17:48 of the second period. Burakovsky would notch the game winner with the man advantage at 13:01 of the third. Dane Fox would add his second of the game while Connor Brown put the game out of reach on his empty net goal with one minute remaining in the game.
Oscar Dansk stopped 33 shots on the way to his second victory of the year. Dane Fox had a four point night collecting two goals and two assists.
Erie will travel to play Windsor Saturday night in a 7 p.m. contest.
Three stars presented by Locastro-Bonini Insurance:
1. Dane Fox – Erie Otters – 2 Goals 2 Assists
2. Nikolay Goldobin –Sarnia Sting – 2 Goals 1 Assist
3. Connor McDavid – Erie Otters – 1 Goal 2 Assists