Courtesy: Erie Otters
Erie, Pennsylvania – The Erie Otters fall in game three of the Western Conference Final 7-1 to the Guelph Storm, giving Guelph a commanding three games to none lead with a chance to close out the series Tuesday night.
Guelph was rolling from the drop of the puck as Scott Kosmachuk rifled home the opening tally just 18 seconds into the game. Robby Fabbri followed that up with a marker of his own eight minutes later. Connor Brown notched his sixth of the playoffs on the power play at 13:36 of the first. Erie trailed 2-1 after the first period.
Guelph found yet another level in the second period, holding the Otters to just five shots in the frame. Tyler Bertuzzi and Robby Fabbri notched goals in the second period to take a 4-1 lead.
Frustration boiled over as Erie found themselves shorthanded 13 times on the night. Brock McGinn’s shorthanded goal 66 seconds into the third would be the end of the night for Devin Williams as Oscar Dansk came in as relief. Kerby Rychel and Robby Fabbri extended the score even further out of reach, as the Storm took game three 7-1.
Connor McDavid continued his assist streak to six games with the primary helper on the Otters lone score of the night. Game four is set for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Erie Insurance Arena as the Erie Otters look to stave off elimination.