Knights beat Whalers, extend win streak to 23
London 2 wins away from tying OHL record of 25
Brothers Ryan and Matt Rupert each had a goal and an assist as the London Knights sank the host Plymouth Whalers 4-2 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action.
Ryan Rupert, a prospect of the Toronto Maple Leafs, extended his point streak to five games and has put up three goals and nine points in the process.
Matt Rupert now has 18 goals in 35 games, which is a career high and good for third in team scoring.
Max Domi and Brett Welychka scored a goal apiece for the Knights (31-5-2), who extended their win streak to 23 games, while Kyle Platzer picked up an assist and was a team-best plus-3 for the game.
Domi has three goals in his last two outings and 21 overall this season, which is four behind Seth Griffith for the team lead.
Griffith, who picked up an assist on Domi's goal, now has 25 goals and 60 points in 38 games, which leads London and is good for third in OHL scoring.
Zach Bratina and Tom Wilson scored for the Whalers (15-12-8), who have dropped back-to-back contests.
Jake Patterson stopped 31 shots, including a penalty shot in the final minute of the game, and improved his record to 13-1-1 on the season. Matt Mahalak turned aside 26 shots in defeat.
London went 0-for-3 on the power play while Plymouth failed to score on either of its opportunities with the man advantage.