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Power-plays plentiful in playoff preview

The London Knights went 2-for-10 with the man advantage, winning their final regular season meeting with the Kitchener Rangers
Kitchener Rangers goaltender Jackson Parsons

Maybe the word Kitchener Rangers head coach Mike McKenzie was looking for was, "Gongshow."

"Any time you get eight or nine minor penalties called on you, the game is going to turn into a complete ... whatever you want to call it," said McKenzie. 

It was in fact 10 power-plays for the London Knights. They scored on two of them and topped the Rangers 4-3, Wednesday.

For what it's worth, the Rangers went 0-for-3 with the man advantage. 

"It's really hard. We didn't have a lot of killers tonight, or guys that have killed penalties," said McKenzie. 

The Rangers were without captain Francesco Pinelli and Joseph Serpa, who were out with injuries. Mitchell Martin served his final match of a two-game suspension, and Cameron Mercer was battling an illness. 

But, both Adrian Misaljevic and Trent Swick scored shorthanded. Carson Rehkopf added his 17th of the season, and Jackson Parsons made 43 saves. 

All rookies, which is a great sign for the Rangers' future.

"Lots of young guys playing up in the lineup and getting a lot more ice-time. I thought we worked hard. We were in the game," said McKenzie. "It's good to see."

Kitchener will play their penultimate game of the season Friday in Guelph and wrap up the schedule in Owen Sound Saturday. 

Game 1 of the first round will be in London late next week.

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