(WINDSOR, ON) – The Spitfires left it a little late, but managed to extract 2 points out of yesterday’s game against Flint after taking the Firebirds to overtime for a 4-3 win.
After falling behind 3-0 to start the 3rd period, Sean Day started to comeback at 12:36, with his 15th goal of the season, from Graham Knott and Hayden McCool, on the power play. As Flint was still trying to regain their bearings, Day and Gabe Vilardi set up Julius Nattinen just 22 seconds later.
Trailing by one, Windsor put on the pressure forcing Garrett Forrest to turn away shots from Adam Laishram and Mikhail Sergachev before Nattinen connected with the game tying goal at 14:35, from Jeremy Bracco and Jalen Chatfield.
Chatfield had a chance to complete the comeback in regular time, but Forrest forced the teams to skate an extra period. Bracco and Day fed Aaron Luchuk the puck on the doorstep and the Kingston native made no mistake burying the disk behind Forrest.
Mike DiPietro earned his 30th win of the season for the Spitfires but, more importantly, 2 points in Windsor’s attempt to catch 4th place London. The Spitfires are 5 points behind the Knights, who won yesterday, 6-2 over Guelph.
A single London win over their final three games will prevent the Spitfires from overtaking the Knights for home ice advantage in the 1st round of the playoffs.
London travels to Erie tomorrow night while Windsor will face Sarnia on the road this Wednesday.