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Martindale scores twice, including OT winner, leads 67’s over Petes

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Ryan Martindale scored a power play goal early in the third period and the Ottawa 67’s held on to beat the Peterborough Petes 4-3 in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday.

Martindale had two goals and Tyler Toffoli three assists as Ottawa won the third straight one-goal game between the East Division rivals.

The Petes scored the only goal of the first period when Matt Puempel took a long pass from Austin Watson and stickhandled past diving Ottawa goaltender Petr Mrazek.

Ottawa (26-11-2) took the lead in the second on a pair of goals from the point by defencemen Jake Cardwell and Travis Gibbons. Puempel evened things up with his second power-play goal on dandy tic-tac-toe passing from Lino Martschini and Kalle Ekelund.

Peterborough (11-24-2) regained the lead 47 seconds later. Ottawa defender Cody Ceci tried to bat the puck clear of the 67’s net but knocked it in instead. Jack Walchessen was credited with the goal, awarded on a review after it was initially waved off.

Martindale tied it late in the period to set up his third-period heroics.

Toffoli and Peterborough’s Alan Quine extended the league’s two longest current point streaks. Toffoli’s streak reached 21 games, and Quine’s 15.

Mrazek made 33 saves for Ottawa. Andrew D’Agostini stopped 29 shots for Peterborough.

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