Steve Spott says tonight's game is as important as any others.
But it's a Game 3 and they're always pivotal. A win means Kitchener just has to take one of the final four games. A loss, and Owen Sound gets some life and back in the series.
An interesting stat, courtesy of a tweet from the Attack: Owen Sound was down 2-0 to Mississauga in the OHL final last year but came back to win the series.
A nice bit of history to lean on. But with all the injuries piling up, I can't see the Attack pulling it off. Then again, I never would have thought that the Guelph Storm would be up 2-0 on Plymouth.
Just spoke with the OHL and a decision on the length of Tyler Randell's suspension will be announced Tuesday.
Randell has been suspended indefinitely and hasn't played since Game 1 for his hit on Owen Sound's Artur Gavrus. The Attack forward is out with an upper body injury and has yet to return to action.
The OHL confirmed it is not reviewing a game-ending melee from Kitchener's 3-2 victory in Game 2.
Line combos for tonight's tilt:
-Just when I thought the Rangers need some secondary scoring, Zach Lorentz scores his first goal in 18 games.
- Is Kitchener going to Zweep the Attack? Sorry, couldn't resist.
- It's tough doing interviews post-game, everyone looks like Eric Ming now that half the team has blond hair.
- I said it before, and I'll say it again. If Owen Sound could stay out of the penalty box, this series would be completely different.
- Not to be that guy, but the Rangers did blow a 3-0 lead in the OHL final to Windsor in 2010.
- How solid is John Gibson looking in goal? The guys is cool as ice.
- Fans who want to make the trip to Owen Sound should know that there were lots of empty seats in Game 2, so tickets should be available.
JB's top three Rangers: Michael Catenacci, John Gibson, Andrew Crescenzi