ERIE, Pa. — The defending Memorial Cup champion London Knights opened their second-round Ontario Hockey League playoff series with a victory over the Erie Otters on Thursday.
Tyler Parsons stopped all 46 shots he faced as London blanked the league-best Otters 2-0.
Mitchell Stephens and Evan Bouchard scored all the Knights' offence in a five-minute span in the second period.
Erie goaltender Troy Timpano made 10 saves in the losing effort.
Both teams were 0 for 4 on the power play.
The Otters host Game 2 of the best-of-seven series on Friday night.
PETES 4 FRONTENACS 2
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — Kyle Jenkins's power-play goal in the second period stood as the winner as the Petes opened their second-round playoff series by doubling up Kingston.
Steven Lorentz, Nikita Korostelev and Christopher Paquette also scored for Peterborough.
Sam Harding and Linus Nyman supplied the offence for the Frontenacs.
The Canadian Press