MELBOURNE – Petri Pitkänen stopped all 24 shots as the Melbourne Mustangs defeated the Sydney Bears 3-0 at the O’Brien Group Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Jamie Bourke scored the game winning goal at 8:40 of the 2nd, assisted by Nikita Kolesnikovs. Brendan McDowell scored at 13:47 of the third period, assisted by Bradley Apps and Bourke.
Anthony Kimlin was the losing goalie for Sydney Bears, making 34 saves on 37 shots, for a Save Percentage of 0.919. Kimlin was pulled in the third period for an extra attacker. It backfired, as Sean Jones scored an empty net goal at 1:04 of the third period.