March 07, 2013

Bulls see red in 67's 3-1 victory

Clint Windsor turned aside 47 shots to lead his Ottawa 67's to a 3-2 victory over the Belleville Bulls snapping their 9 game losing skid.

Joseph Blandisi picked up his 14th goal of the season after knocking in an errant puck during a scramble in front of Malcolm Subban. Despite being doubled on the shot clock, the 67's came out on top 1-0 after the first frame.

The Bulls continued their pressure into the second period and throughout the game. Windsor had to be very sharp, especially in the beginning of the second earning some breaks with a couple shots ringing off the crossbar.

Late in the second period on a powerplay, Sean Monahan capitalized off a turnover at the Bulls' blueline giving the 67's a 2-0 lead going into the third period.

The Bulls would finally get on the board as Alan Quine was waiting out front in the slot. He made no mistake but to knock it home behind Windsor late in the third.

Building off their late goal, the Bulls continued to fire everything at Windsor but it wasn't enough. Sean Monahan would put the game away for the 67's with his empty net goal at the end of the third. Monahan factored in on all three Ottawa goals giving him 3 points on the night.

Ottawa's win hand Belleville their third straight loss for the first time ever this season. With the playoffs out of the picture for the 67's, they look now to play the role of the spoiler. Belleville's loss tonight makes it mathematically impossible for them to catch the London Knights who just clinched first in the OHL.

The Bulls embark on a three game roadtrip while the 67's can rest until Sunday when they travel to Peterborough to face the Petes in a Sunday matinee game. The 67's will look to play the spoiler again as the Petes are still in the playoff hunt. The Petes are currently 4 points back of Mississauga and Kingston for 7th and; 8th place in the East.

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