CHL Game Night: 9/18
Sointu makes his North American debut ... Zador gets a win in Oshawa's season opener ... Barberio and DeCoste also in action.
PEI Rocket 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 4 (SO)
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Monctonâ€™s home opener was nearly a loss, but the Wildcats tied the game late in the third and managed a win in the shootout. They scored on both their shootout opportunities.
Matias Sointu had an assist in his North American debut, but fellow Lightning prospect Kyle DeCoste got a win when his Greyhounds teammate, rookie Nick Cousins, scored in overtime. Sointu missed most of last season while injured in Finland.
Oshawa Generals 5 @ Sarnia Sting 4 (OT)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 34 saves on 30 shots
Zador made his season debut after returning from Lightning camp, and was slow to start giving up two goals in the first period. He settled down from there and managed to help the Generals to an overtime win. Sarnia, Steven Stamkosâ€™ alma mater, put up 14 shots on Zador in both the first and third periods. Zador stopped 24 of those.