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OHL Playoffs: Sting even the series after back-to-back wins in Sarnia

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Tara Jeffrey

It’s all tied up.

The Sarnia Sting have evened the series with the London Knights after a 6-3 victory in Game 4 of the OHL’s Western Conference Finals, Wednesday.

The Knights took an early series lead with a pair of wins at home over the weekend, but Sarnia’s back-to-back wins at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena this week – including Tuesday’s crucial 5-3 victory – have the series tied at two games apiece.

The crowd erupts at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena during game 4 of the OHL Western Conference Finals. (Metcalfe Photography)

The Sting opened the scoring early for the second night in a row, with a Brenden Anderson goal in the first period — his third of the playoffs — followed by another from Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Ty Voit.

But London would tie things up before the end of the first, with goals from George Diaco and Ryan Winterton on the power play.

Sting goaltender Ben Gaudreau in action of Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals in Sarnia, Wednesday. (Metcalfe Photography)

London took the lead briefly in the second period after a goal from Denver Barkey, but a Nolan Burke power play goal evened things up at 3-3.

The Sting added two more — Marcus Limpar-Lantz with his fourth of the playoffs — and Easton Wainwright, straight out of the penalty box.

Sting players celebrate during Game 4 action of the OHL Western Conference Finals in Sarnia, Wednesday. (Metcalfe Photography)

The Sting held onto their 5-3 lead into the third, before Burke notched his second of the night, an empty-net goal to make it a 6-3 final.

The series shifts back to London, Friday, when the puck drops at Budweiser Gardens at 7 p.m.

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