The Spirit opened up the game with winger Garret Ross scoring the first goal of the night from winger Jordan Szwarz and defenseman Ryan O TMConnor at the 3:34 mark; it was the first time of the 2011 post season that the Spirit opened scoring in the game. Spirit winger Josh Shalla made it 2-0 with his team leading seventh goal of the playoffs, scoring at 9:04 in the second from centers Ivan Telegin and Mathew Sisca, then with seconds remaining in the first period the Spirit took it to 3-0 for end the period leading the Spitfires. Ross scored his second of the night at 19:16 from Szwarz and O TMConnor.
The Spirit jumped out to a four goal advantage in the second period courtesy a goal from center Vincent Trocheck at the 9:05 mark from Telegin and winger Brandon Saad. Windsor would battle back at 14:09 with winger Zack Kassian scoring a break-a-way unassisted goal to make it 4-1.
Both teams traded goals in the third period. The Spitfires opened up the period with an unassisted goal at the 11:52 mark from center Alexander Khokhlachev to make it 4-2, then Telegin secured the Spirit win with a powerplay goal courtesy Szwarz and O TMConnor at the 13:39 mark. The Spirit took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series with the 5-2 win.Spirit goalie Mavric Parks would notch 29 saves on 31 shots, while the Spitfires netminder Jack Campbell posted 24 saves on 29 shots.Visit www.ontariohockeyleague.com for a complete game sheet.