3/7 Recap: Kassian back; Spits roll

Zack Kassian returned to action Sunday, racking up nine minutes in penalties including a fighting major as Windsor downed Sault Ste. Marie, 4-0. With a 1-0 lead midway through a spirited first period, Kassian casually flicked a puck towards the Soo net after a whistle that immediately inspired a challenge from OHL fight leader, Dylan King. The 6'3 Kassian was awarded a decision.

Kassian would later draw attention after a third period whistle resulting in a scrum and the ejection of Greyhound winger, Jake Carrick. Offensively with new linemates, the big wing kept his game simple as he looked to get into rhythm. The timing of hits and spacing in the offensive zone are sure to develop over the last week of the regular season.

Elsewhere, Marcus Foligno picked up an assist on the game winning goal as Sudbury improved their playoff hopes with a 2-1 win over Missisauga-St. Mike's. Peterborough (58), Niagara (57), and Sudbury (56) all posted wins on Sunday to remain slotted 6-7-8 in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Oshawa lost to slip three points behind the Wolves with three games to play.

Nick Crawford was +1 as Barrie closed out Belleville, 4-2. The victory secures home ice for Barrie throughout the OHL playoffs.
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