Extra time has not been a good time for the Windsor Spitfires in recent games.The Spitfires have gone to extra time on four occasions in the last nine games and have been unable to secure a win in any of them.The latest came Saturday where the North Bay Battalion tied the game just 19 seconds in the third period and then scored the winner just six seconds into overtime to beat the Spitfires 4-3 before a crowd of 4,641at the WFCU Centre.‘Not the outcome we wanted,” Spitfires centre Tyler Angle said. “It’s tough not to get the two points.”And it could potentially prove costly as well. Sarnia, which beat North Bay 6-2 on Friday, is now two-points up on Windsor for the seventh seed in the Western Conference.Meanwhile, Erie scored its league-leading 14th win in extra time on the road in Owen Sound. Those bonus points have allowed Erie to remain close to Windsor as the team moved to within four points of the Spitfires for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference and hold two games in hand.“The points are just so important right now,” Spitfires head coach Trevor Letowski said. “We know what’s at stake. We wanted two points; we didn’t get them.”Effort was not what cost the Spitfires on Saturday. Windsor outshot North Bay 12-1 at one point in the first period and 43-31 overall. The club generated four power-play chances, scored on two of them, and did not allow the Battalion a single manpower chance.“I felt like we dictated the game for a lot of it, had a lot of shots, but couldn’t bury as much as we wanted to,” Spitfires forward Cole Purboo said. “Definitely a tough one to lose.”What Windsor does not have, at least as this point in development, is a finisher like Battalion overage winger Justin Brazeau.The six-foot-six, 226-pound Brazeau scored twice and set up the winner in overtime against the Spitfires.“He’s a skilled player,” Purboo said. “Just a good solid forward, probably one of the best in the league. Good players have the puck and it felt like, when he was on the ice, he had it a lot.”Purboo leads the Spitfires in scoring with 47 points. By contrast, Brazeau reached the 50-goal plateau with his second of the game on Saturday.“We don’t have that guy that can finish when we’re playing like that and he’s going to get a couple when it’s over,” Letowski said. “We don’t have that guy. Our leading scorers is 47 points, this guy’s got 50 goals. They’re difference makers.“We don’t have that quite yet, we go by committee somewhat and we’ve got guys having good years, but we don’t have that star that we can really lean on to give us a good push.”So, despite outshooting North Bay 15-6 in the first period and getting a late power-play goal for Angle, there was an uneasiness for the Spitfires in the first intermission.“First period wise, there was one thing when came in, we weren’t scared, but knew they would come out hard in the second period and they did,” Angle said.Despite being dominated, Brazeau had the Battalion even less than three minutes into the period and Cameron Peters scored on wraparound to put North Bay up 2-1 before the five-minute mark.“They got a quick goal and that kind of took down the momentum for us a bit,” Angle said.The Spitfires did rally with Angle’s second, again on the power play, and one from rookie Jordan Frasca to take a 3-2 lead after two periods.“We had good push back, down 2-1, to get two goals and take a lead into the intermission,” Letowski said.The lead last 19 seconds into the third period as Brazeau grabbed an attempted clearing pass off the wall with his glove, walked in and tied it.“We just couldn’t put them away,” Letowski said. “It’s a team with some high-end players, Brazeau being one of the best in our league, and he was really good and, in the end, made us pay.”In the three-on-three overtime, the Spitfires opted not to line someone up next to Brazeau on the faceoff. He grabbed the puck and got a shot off. Colton Incze made the save, but the Spitfires could not get to Matthew Struthers quick enough and he buried the rebound.“When you lose that way, you have a lead coming into the third (period) and give up a goal the first shift of the third period it hurts,” said Letowski, who said not lining up with Brazeau was a mistake. “That one stings for sure.”email@example.com/winstarparker GAME GLANCEPARKER’S TOP THREE SPITS: 1. LC Tyler Angle (scores a pair of power-play goals), 2. LW Curtis Douglas (two assists and has eight points in his last five games) and 3. LC Jordan Frasca (fourth-line rookie’s goal gave the team a one-goal lead after two periods).TURNING POINT: North Bay RW Justin Brazeau scores his 50th of the season to tie the game 19 seconds into the third period and assists on the winner just six seconds into overtime.THUMBS UP: Struggling power play scores twice in four chances and is six-for-21 (28.6 per cent) over the past four games.THUMBS DOWN: In the last nine games, Windsor has lost four times in extra time with two in a shootout and two in overtime that has cost the team four valuable points in its drive for a playoff spot.UP NEXT: The Spitfires are off until Thursday when the club will face the Peterborough Petes. Game time at the WFCU Centre is 7:05 p.m. Game SummarySaturday ResultBattalion 4 Spitfires 3 (OT)North Bay 0 2 1 1 – 4Windsor 1 2 0 0 – 3First period: 1. Windsor, Angle 18 (Douglas, Corcoran) 19:37 (pp). Penalty: King NB (tripping) 19:19.Second period: 2. North Bay, Brazeau 49 (Calvas, Struthers) 2:42, 3. North Bay, Peters 2 (unassisted) 4:32, 4. Windsor, Angle 19 (Purboo, Cuylle) 11:31 (pp), 5. Windsor, Frasca 9 (Purboo, Campbell) 18:08. Penalties: Primeau NB (holding) 10:15, Henderson NB (tripping) 14:30.Third period: 6. North Bay, Brazeau 50 (unassisted) :19. Penalty: Burghardt NB (too many men) 5:21.Overtime: 7. North Bay, Struthers 26 (Brazeau) :06, Penalties: None.Game stats – SOG – North Bay 6 12 11 2 – 31 Windsor 15 18 10 0 – 43 Goal (shots-saves) – North Bay: Propp (W,21-21-2-0) (43-40). Windsor: Incze (L,8-11-2-2) (31-27). Power play (goals-chances) – North Bay 0-0. Windsor 2-4. Referees: Patrick Battista (10) and Joe Monette (25). Linesmen: Kyle Flood (66) and Justin Noble (80). Att: 4,641 at the WFCU Centre.