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Massacre at the WFCU Centre - Spits fall 8-2 to Plymouth
By Rob Benneian
OurHometown.ca

Massacre at the WFCU Centre - Spits fall 8-2 to Plymouth
It had to happen sometime. The Windsor Spitfires were riding a four-game winning streak heading into a crucial divisional match-up with the visiting Plymouth Whalers. They had points in six straight games going back to a trade deadline makeover. They knocked off two division leaders with victories over the Sarnia Sting and London Knights.

Windsor - January 24, 2013 - It had to happen sometime.

The Windsor Spitfires were riding a four-game winning streak heading into a crucial divisional match-up with the visiting Plymouth Whalers. They had points in six straight games going back to a trade deadline makeover. They knocked off two division leaders with victories over the Sarnia Sting and London Knights.

All good things come to an end, as they say.

They just usually don't flame out quite so spectacularly.

The Windsor Spitfires were never in the contest as the Plymouth Whalers blew them out 8-2 in front of 5,494 fans. Although in the interest of full disclosure, most were long gone well before the final buzzer.

Windsor's usually dependable goaltender Jaroslav Pavelka surrendered three goals on 16 shots in the opening period. He might have been the smartest guy in the building, getting himself an early shower and a front row seat to the rest of The Massacre at the WFCU Centre.

Rookie Jordan DeKort took over for the final two acts of this sordid adventure. He was promptly greeted with a barrage of Plymouth rubber, allowing five goals in a span of less than 10 minutes.

Plymouth took the foot off the accelerator for the third period, but who could really blame them? It's tough to stay in that go-go-go-go mentality when you're encountering zero resistance.

I'll tell you one thing, I'm glad I won't be on the bus to Sault Ste. Marie tonight.

That's going to be one long, quiet drive.

Follow Me on TwitterRob Benneian - I am passionate about the game of hockey and there's nothing I love more than a good debate about my favourite sport. Follow me on Twitter to discuss the NHL, AHL, CHL or even your beer league. Anything hockey, any time. If you have questions or wish to contact Rob, you can email him at rbenneian@ourhometown.ca


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