Game Three Blow Out (GALLERY)

The London Knights celebrate their 10th goal in a 10-2 beating of the Windsor Spitfires at the WFCU Centre, March 25, 2014.

The London Knights are in command of their first round playoff series with the Windsor Spitfires after a 10-2 thrashing in game three.

Knights Assistant Coach Dylan Hunter says his team was in penalty trouble early, but got a few good bounces, scoring three short-handed goals. “You don’t go for the goals, but we got lucky enough where Bo (Horvat) got two break aways there, scored on one, and a bad bounce for the second one off the d-man’s skate.”

The Spitfires continue to miss key defencemen due to injury, but Head Coach Bob Boughner says the veteran players he has in the line-up need to play better. “I think they should be helping out, especially with the young guys on the back-end. They should all be chipping in defensively to be a better defence as a team.”

Although the game was a blow-out, there was no shortage of drama in Game 3. Knights goalie Anthony Stolarz chopped Windsor forward Josh Ho-Sang in the head with his stick during the first period, receiving a high sticking minor penalty. Then, after the score was 8-1, Spits goalie Dalen Kuchmey left the Windsor net, went to the locker room, and did not return to the bench. Boughner says he left the arena without talking to anyone and the team plans to move on without him for the rest of the playoffs.

The Knights now lead the series 3-0.  Game 4 goes Thursday night in Windsor.