For the third game in the series, the London Knights have outplayed the Guelph Storm. The two teams faced-off last night at the Sleeman Center, and in front of a crowd of 4,002 on-lookers, the Storm dropped another game, giving London the 3-0 lead in the series.
The 7-4 win last night means the threat of elimination is on the line.
The Storm have been in something of a slump in this series. After sweeping the Kitchener Rangers, the Storm have trailed in every game they’ve played, with the Knights outscoring Guelph 17-6 over 3 games.
The Storm’s top line of Ratcliffe, Entwistle and Suzuki, – a line that dominated the Rangers has only managed a combined two goals and five points in the three games against London.
The London Knights used the several power plays to their advantage, scoring twice. One of those goals came with a mere four seconds left in the first period. By the end of the second, the score had shifted 6-4
The lone bright spots in the Storm’s gameplay was their shots on net, outshooting London 33-22. Goaltender Anthony Popovich also played a great game, but suffered from a lack of coherent defence.
Game 4 is set for Wednesday night at the Sleeman Center, and it’s do or die for the Storm.