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Spitfires Win Their Way To Finals

Monday, 05.17.2010 / 10:46 PM ET / Memorial Cup
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Spitfires Win Their Way To Finals
By Glenn Odebralski for floridapanthers.com

There was a lot on the line in Monday night's matchup between Windsor and Calgary.

And to think it was only the second game of the tournament.


That's because the winner of their game would receive a bye all the way to the Championship game.

With that, Windsor will be playing for their second consecutive Memorial Cup championship as they earned a 6-2 victory over the Hitmen thanks to a three-point effort from potential number-one pick in the 2010 NHL draft Taylor Hall.

Just like in their first game against Brandon, the Spitfires jumped out to an early lead, scoring twice in the first four minutes of the game. Dale Mitchell put the OHL champs on the board 2:38 into the contest, beating Martin Jones with.

Then Hall went to work. He netted his third of the tournament with a power play goal 3:55 in.

With the score 2-0 in the second, Hall set up Justin Shugg 8:15 in to put the Spitfires in control with a 3-0 advantage.

Calgary got the score to within one as the clock hit zero to end the second, in large part to Jimmy Bubnick. The center scored with 11:43 gone and then 3:13 later to bring them to within 3-2.

Hall put the dagger into the Hitmen's hearts just 12 seconds into the third and final period. Picking off a pass, he made his way in all alone on Jones and slipped the puck five-hole for his third point of the night and a 4-2 lead.

Kenny Ryan put the game out of reach with a goal with 3:04 left in the game while Adam Wallace finished the scoring with an empty net goal with 41 seconds left.

Scott Timmins finished a plus-one on the game.

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 79 27 39 23 66
J. Jokinen 81 18 42 25 60
A. Barkov 66 28 31 18 59
J. Huberdeau 76 20 39 17 59
V. Trocheck 76 25 28 15 53
R. Smith 82 25 25 19 50
A. Ekblad 78 15 21 18 36
N. Bjugstad 67 15 19 -8 34
B. Campbell 82 6 25 31 31
B. Pirri 52 11 13 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 35 19 6 .922 2.35
A. Montoya 12 7 3 .919 2.18

 
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