A little more than 24 hours after exploding for four goals in the third period against Oshawa, the Ottawa 67’s spread the wealth around on Sunday night.
The 67’s scored in all three periods against the Generals in a tidy 5-1 win in Game 3 and are now a single win from playing for an OHL Championship.
Tye Felhaber scored the first and fifth goals of the game for the 67’s, who jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period and never looked back. Oshawa briefly cut the 67’s lead in half midway through the second on a goal from Nicolas Mattinen but the 67’s responded with three-straight goals to put the game out of reach.
Marco Rossi, who also had an assist, Jack Quinn, with a shorthanded marker, and Lucas Chiodo also scored for the 67’s, who have now won 11-straight playoff games.
Mikey DiPietro made 28 saves to pick up the win for Ottawa, while Oshawa goalie Kyle Keyser stopped 35 shots.
The teams will get a short break before Game 4 in Oshawa on Wednesday night at the Tribute Communities Centre.
What they’re saying
Andre Tourigny, 67’s Head Coach
“For sure we had more energy than them tonight; they have had a tough schedule. We did what we had to do, we played solid without the puck and we protected ourselves. We had great scoring chances and were able to score big goals at key moments.”
Tye Felhaber, 67’s forward
“I think we’ve got some big time players in our room and guys with experience. We’re just looking at it game by game, day by day and coach is doing a good job tweaking our game with whatever we need to work on … We’ve got four good lines that can score and create energy. Just the momentum, grinding the play to give us that confidence and energy is awesome.”
- This was the ninth time in 11 playoff games that the 67’s have scored at least five goals.
- Sunday’s game was Oshawa’s first home loss of the playoffs.
- Mitch Hoelscher has a pair of assists and has points in 11 playoff games this season.
- Tye Felhaber had a game-high six shots on goal.
- The 67’s had a 34-21 edge in the face-off circle.