North American Juniors Game Night: 4-8-12

OHL

(W1) London Knights 2 @ (W5) Saginaw Spirit 4
Western Conference Semifinals – Best of 7 series tied 1-1

C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-3, E, 4 PIM
Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

Saginaw held serve at home, defeating the Knights on Sunday in Michigan. London won Game 1, 5-2. Blackhawks second rounder (2011) Brandon Saad (pictured) had two goals and an assist for Saginaw, who knocked off likely top 2012 pick Nail Yakubov, top-10 pick Alexander Galyenchuk, and their Sarnia teammates in the first round, 4-2. Namestnikov, whose line was matched up against Saad to start Game 2, has one assist in his last five games. Game 3 is Monday in London. <