Leo Lazarev stopped all 31 shots he faced while Tye Felhaber, Noel Hoefenmayer and Mathieu Foget all had three-point games to lift the Ottawa 67’s to a 4-0 win against the Mississauga Steelheads Sunday afternoon in Game 2 of the series at the Hershey Centre. The series is now tied 1-1 and will shift back to Ottawa Tuesday evening for Game 3.
Down 1-0 in their best-of-seven series against the Steelheads, the 67’s bounced back with a convincing performance Sunday afternoon. A pair of late second-period power play goals – scored within a span of less than two minutes – proved to be the difference for the Barber Poles.
67’s captain, Travis Barron, started things off at the 14:09 mark of the middle frame, putting his team in front 1-0 on a goal set up by Felhaber and Ben Evans. Less than two minutes later Sasha Chmelevski netted his second of the playoffs, also during a power play, with Hoefenmayer and Foget picking up the apples. Felhaber capped off the second period with his first of the postseason, giving Ottawa a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes.
Lazarev was brilliant during the whole game, but especially in the third period stopping all 11 shots he faced, preserving the three-goal lead. The Barber Poles added more insurance late in the game when Foget netted his first goal of the playoffs giving Ottawa a 4-0 win.
The 67’s won the special-teams battle during Game 2, going two-for-five with the man-advantage and killing off all two shorthanded situations. With the win, the Barber Poles stole home-ice advantage away from the Steelheads as the series now heads to Ottawa. Games 3 and 4 are set for Tuesday and Thursday at the Arena at TD Place. Both games start at 7 p.m.
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