Foreman aims to end postseason drought

RYAN PYETTE -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 8:40 AM ET

The way he piled up goals and points in the second half of the regular season, it looked like sparkplug Jordan Foreman was on his way to becoming one of the London Knights' most consistent scorers.

But the 29-goal man and rookie Matt Clarke were the only Knights forwards who didn't score a point in their team's four-game sweep over Sault Ste. Marie in the first round of the playoffs.

"Of course, I want to score goals and get points, but if I don't and we win, that's fine by me," said Foreman, a 19-year-old Cambridge native. "Our big guys were scoring goals so it didn't matter that much. But four games is a long time (without a point)."

Foreman said he played the opening round with "a little bit of a leg injury" and was hit hard by a questionable knee-on-knee shot from Greyhounds defenceman Tyler Cuthbert in Game 4 last Tuesday. He didn't have his usual zip to create breakaway chances for himself and didn't attack the front of the net with his normal vigour.

"I want to capitalize on my offensive chances," he said. "I get some time on the power play so the opportunities are there. We were able to get some rest the last week and we're all ready for the second round to start."

He knows a productive post-season will keep him in the eyes of pro scouts who still ask if his physical style for a little guy will fly at a higher level.

"That stuff takes care of itself," Foreman said. "If you go deep in the playoffs two years in a row, they can't help but follow you and watch you play. If you keep winning, the points will come."


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