London beats Sarnia 6-2 Thursday evening, beating the Sting for the 15th consecutive time.
Christian Dvorak opened the scoring with his 34th goal of the season midway through the first period. Daniel Bernhardt and Mitchell Marner added tallies to give the visitors a 3-0 advantage through 20 minutes.
The Sting got into some penalty trouble early in the second frame when Jakob Chychrun and Patrick White were both sent off. London would capitalize on the two man advantage when Dvorak scored his second of the night, allowing Chychrun an early exit from the penalty box. White got the Sting on the scoreboard scoring his 11th goal of the season, just nine seconds after his penalty came to an end. Travis Konecny and Jeff King picked up assists on the White marker. Marner added to the London lead late in the second stanza with his second of the night, 27th of the season.
Rookie Ryan McGregor showed off a good set of hands when he found the lose puck near the London net and slid it past Tyler Parsons, trimming the London lead to three. That is as close as the Sting would get as Christian Dvorak completed the hat trick with his 36th goal of the season, in just his 34th game.
The Knights scored a pair of powerplay goals on three opportunities, while the Sting failed to capitalize on two chances.
Charlie Graham started his fourth game in net for Sarnia, allowing six goals on 26 shot to record his first lost since joining the club. Parsons turned aside 26 of the 28 shots he faced in the London net.
Sarnia has a rare Friday night off before hosting Daniel Nikandrov and the Peterborough Petes Saturday. The Knights and Sting will play a rematch Sunday afternoon.
London’s busy week continues Friday before rounding out the weekend against Sarnia Sunday.