Not a good night for Tim Gettinger’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds as they lost 7-4 to the Kitchener Rangers in game four of the OHL Western Conference final. The loss tied the series at two games each as the scene will shift back to Sault Ste. Marie for game five Friday.
Do not let the score fool you this one really was not very close. The Rangers jumped all over the Greyhounds scoring four times in the first period. In all the Rangers scored six goals before the Greyhounds finally scored at 19:53 of the second period.
Tim Gettinger would score an unassisted goal early in the third period to make it a 6-2 game. It was Gettinger’s third goal of the playoffs and it came at even strength. It is the first play on this clip.
WATCH THIS: Another 4-goal period.@OHLHoundPower chip away in the 3rd with one from Gettinger (3) and two from Howdeshell (7) but @OHLRangers get one more from Hugg (2) to put a stamp on Game 4 #OHLPlayoffs #SSMvsKIT pic.twitter.com/TYwlIXzz6t
— OntarioHockeyLeague (@OHLHockey) April 26, 2018
Remember this is a 6’6 225 player who is making this play. Gettinger also added an assist on the Greyhounds final goal for a 1-1-2 evening. That earned Gettinger the game’s third star but pretty sure it mattered very little to him.
Overall Gettinger was a +2 but just two shots and if the Greyhounds are to win this series their captain needs to shoot at least five shots a game. Gettinger is 3-12-15 in 15 games with a +6.
Now if you read yesterday’s piece on Sean Day and checked out the post-game interview, here is Gettinger’s turn.. That is Gettinger’s coach one-time Ranger Drew Bannister on the right. The assistant coach is another former Ranger Joe Cirella.
Thursday night, Sean Day and his Kingson Frontenacs look to stay alive in game five as they take on the Hamilton Bulldogs. Trailing 3-1 in the series, the Frontenacs have to win on the road to force another game.