The London Knights lost their second shootout in as many nights to the Kingston Frontenacs by a score of 3-2 Saturday.
Although the game had its moments, it was a slow night for the most part. The crowd was as quiet as I can remember in recent memory, with the exception of the 2 goals the Knights scored (plenty of volume there!). This may have attributed to the Knights’ loss, as it seemed the Knights couldn’t get much of a consistent energy level going. This isn’t to say that the Knights didn’t play hard, because they truly did. But it was Kingston’s ability to slow down the play, and disable the Knights from getting any energy going in the crowd, or on the bench for that matter, that gained them two points in the standings.
The goal scorers for the Knights were Michael McCarron and Aaron Berisha. Mitch Marner extended his point streak to 15 games with a short-handed assist on Berisha’s goal.
The first star of the game was Knights goalie Tyler Parsons, who made 42 saves on 44 shots. He made one of the best saves of the year – at any level of the game – with a sprawling glove save on the doorstep in overtime.
The Knights now sit at a 15-8-2 record, good for 2nd in the Midwest. They’ll play their third game in as many days tomorrow as they hit the road to play Mississauga at 2PM. The Steelheads won their game 3-2 against Belleville on Friday before having the night off Saturday, so they’ll be rested for tomorrow.
Zack Neves, XFM News