Spits Can’t Solve Paterson, Spirit

Sunday October 5th, 2014

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Windsor’s spirits are even lower after another loss – this one coming at the hands of Jake Paterson and the rest of the Saginaw squad. The Spitfires had a hard time beating the Spirit goaltender, and Saginaw made sure to take advantage. Windsor was shot down 4-1 by Saginaw Saturday night at the WFCU Centre.

The Spitfires came out of the gates with engines on fire. The team was feeding off its first win this past Thursday. The Spitfires put up great pressure against the Spirit. Ryan Moore had a marvellous opportunity but Jake Paterson was on his game for Saginaw. Because of the glorious goaltending at one end, the Spirit were able to set up a goal at the other. Following some sound passing, the powerplay unit connected on Dylan Sadowy’s blue line wrist-shot. The goal was the period’s only point as the Spirit were up 1-0 over the Spits after the first.

The energy flowed over into the second, but it was Saginaw who struck again. From the boards, Nick Moutrey found Sadowy alone in front and he easily put the puck past Alex Fotinos. Windsor got on the board late in the period and the crowd roared to life. Behind the net, Cristiano DiGiacinto sent a backhand pass out to front and Sam Povorozniouk buried a shot into the back of the net. The celebration was only momentary as the Spirit responded less than 2 minutes later. Artem Artemov slipped the puck under the goalie and in. The Spits were down 3-1 after 40 minutes.

At this point, the Spitfires were fighting hard to come within one, but again, the Spirit shut them down. The visitors added another goal early. A 3-on-2 for Saginaw had Mitchell Webb streaking down the left boards, beating the defenseman, and scoring his team’s fourth goal. The chances were there for Windsor, but the Spits couldn’t capitalize on any of them. They seemed to be one step behind the Spirit until the end of the game. In front of a crowd of 4343, Windsor lost to Saginaw 4-1.

The Spitfires will be back in action this coming Thursday, October 9th against the Peterborough Petes at 7:05pm, at the WFCU Centre.

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