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Griffith wins it for OHL’s London Knights in 19th round of shootout

It took 19 rounds of a shootout to decide a winner, but the London Knights were able to defeat the host Mississauga Steelheads 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in Ontario Hockey League action.

Seth Griffith scored twice in the shootout, including the winner, as the Knights (23-5-2) earned their 15th straight victory.

Kevin Bailie stopped 36-of-39 shots through regulation and overtime and turned aside another 16 shots in the shootout for his 13th win of the year.

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Max Domi, Matt Rupert and Chris Tierney scored in regulation for London, which picked up its third shootout victory of the season.

Riley Brace scored a goal and added an assist to lead the Steelheads (17-9-2), who rallied back from a 3-1 deficit late in the third period on goals by Dylan Smoskowitz and Josh Burnside to force extra time.

Spencer Martin made 21 saves in a losing cause for Mississauga, which are winless in its last three outings.

The Knights went 1 for 3 on the power play while the Steelheads finished 1 for 6.

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