The five keys to winning

RYAN PYETTE -- London Free Press

, Last Updated: 8:49 AM ET

The London-Peterborough clash in the OHL final pits the defending Memorial Cup champions against the historic Petes. Here's what each team has to do to win the J. Ross Robertson Cup and advance to Moncton to play for the Canadian Hockey League championship.

PETERBOROUGH

5. Bury the puck: Everyone knows the Petes have a balanced attack, but in two regular-season games against London, they stormed the net with limited results.

4. Stop London's power play: Throw out the statistics. The Knights are devastating with the man advantage and never out of a game with it.

3. Forecheck like crazy: If you pin London's defence in its own end, the forwards can't do any damage.

2. Hit the stars: Play the body on David Bolland, Dylan Hunter and Rob Schremp before they hammer you on the scoreboard.

1. Stop London late: The Knights are alive because they scored devastating third-period goals against Guelph. Bottle them up and they might stop believing in their abilities.

LONDON

5. Support goalie Adam Dennis: The masked magic man needs a little help in his defensive zone. He can't perform miracles every night.

4. Play balanced: The guys usually glued to the bench can't be a bunch of minuses when they finally get a few shifts.

3. Don't give David Shantz confidence: The more the Petes goalie believes in himself, the tougher it will be for London.

2. Keep the overtime magic coming: London is 5-0 this postseason in extra sessions, while Peterborough is 6-0. Something's gotta give.

1. Get Schremp scoring: If Rob Schremp is the best player in the series, the Knights' chances of winning skyrocket.


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