Sting Can’t Corral Bulls

Pavel Zacha tries to corral a loose puck against the Bulls Oct. 24, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Metcalfe Photography)

The Sarnia Sting gained a hard earned point Friday night but lost its second straight game to Belleville, this time in a shootout 4-3.

After a heartbreaking regulation loss in the final half minute in Belleville last Sunday, in a game it dominated, the Sting would again outshoot the Bulls handily at the RBC Centre 46-29.

The Bulls scored the game’s first goal in the second period on Remi Elie’s shot from the point on the power play only to have Pavel Zacha tie the game with his fifth of the season on a beautiful set up by Jordan Kyrou.

Belleville took the lead again on a great individual effort by Jordan Subban but Brandon Lindberg’s wrist shot on a two-on-one would send the game to the third tied at two.

Sarnia would claim its first lead early in the third when Anthony DeAngelo netted his second of the season, converting a nice feed from Vladislav Kodola. Belleville came back however to tie the game just under five minutes later.

The Sting killed off a late Bulls power play that extended into overtime, setting up the shootout.

It appeared Nikita Korostelev had given the Sting the lead in the shootout but the goal was waved off and determined by review to have stayed out after hitting iron.

Brett Welychka and Jordan Subban would then score to grab the extra point for the Bulls.

Justin Fazio made 26 saves in goal for the Sting while Charlie Graham stopped 43 shots.

Sting Head Coach Trevor Letowski says despite a great effort, things just didn’t go their way.

The Sting (4-5-1-1) will try to snap a three game losing skid at home to the Ottawa 67’s Saturday night.

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