Tim Gettinger had himself a solid Sunday with a goal and two assists to help lead his Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds to their first win of the season. The Greyhounds earned a 5-1 win Sunday afternoon over the London Knights thanks to an excellent effort out of the 2016 fifth -round pick.
Gettinger got things going for the Greyhounds when he redirected a shot past London goalie Tyler Johnson for a power-play goal and a 1-0 Greyhounds lead. The goal at 6:53 of the first period was Gettinger’s second goal and second power play goal in as many games. Gettinger is already one goal away from tying his power-play goal output for all of last season.
On the assists, first Gettinger just dropped the puck off to Barrett Hayton who scored to make it a 4-0 Greyhound lead at 18:06 of the second period. This was a power play goal giving Gettinger his fourth power-play point in his first two games. The other assist was actually my favorite play of Gettinger’s effort on Sunday.
Gettinger picked up the puck behind the London goal, he carried the puck away from the goal then pivoted and skated back behind the goal where he attempted to stuff it in. The puck wound up across the crease where teammate Hayden Verbeek had a wide open net to score in to give the Greyhounds a 5-0 lead.
Overall Gettinger was 1-2-3 with a +1 on seven shots and was 0-1 on faceoffs. The seven shots were a game-high for the Greyhounds but it was another sign of the new aggressive play from Gettinger as he has 15 in his first two games.
Two games in and Gettinger is already 2-3-5 with four of those points coming on the power-play. Gettinger who is 6’6 218 looks like he is in prime shape for the Greyhounds which is great news for Ranger fans and bad news for the rest of the OHL.
The video clip courtesy of “sendtonews.com” starts fast with the Gettinger goal just 12 seconds in. His first assist is at 1:06 and his second comes at 1:30.