Tonight at the Budweiser Gardens, the Knights return home where they’ll look to take down the Sting. If the OHL playoffs began today, London would host Sarnia in the first round, and it’s a matchup that would likely favour the home side.
Over the past 5 seasons, the Knights have dominated the head-to-head series, going 24-2-3 against their rivals to the west, including a 4-1 record against the Sting this season. The most recent matchup saw London score 3 unanswered 3rd period goals to defeat Sarnia 5-3 in their annual New Year’s Day game. Adrian Carbonara played hero that day when he fired home the game winner with less than 3 minutes to play in regulation.
The Knights are 7-2-1 over their past 10 games, and are currently 2nd in the Western Conference. The Sting haven’t been as good of late, going 3-5-2 over their previous 10. At the moment Sarnia is 7th in the West, 9 points up on Saginaw for the last playoff spot.
A London win, coupled with a Greyhounds loss to the Firebirds, would move London into sole possession of first place in the OHL.
A reminder if you are attending tonight’s game to bring toques, gloves, mitts, and socks for the Warm and Wooly drive in support of the Boys and Girls Club of London.
Puckdrop for this evenings tilt is set for just after 7pm.