March 01, 2013

Tanus leads Petes to a thrilling 4-3 shootout win vs the 67's

Jonatan Tanus scored a late game tying goal and the lone shootout goal as his Peterborough Petes edged the visiting Ottawa 67's by a score of 4-3.

Ottawa got off to a great start. Sean Monahan opened the scoring after he slid in the puck from behind the net on the power play for his team leading 27th goal of the season. John Urbanic gave the 67's a two goal lead after sharp-angle shot beat Andrew D'Agostini in the Petes net. A Taylor Fielding powerplay point shot gave the 67's an impressive 3-0 lead on 7 shots.

Despite letting in 3 goals on 7 shots in the opening frame, Petes coach Jody Hull's decision to keep his number one goaltender in the game paid off. The Petes rallied back and made a game out of it.

The Petes comeback started with an quick goal by Nick Czinder tipping in Brett Findlay's shot from the point at the 42 second mark in the second period. The Petes continued their momentum from the early goal as the fired 33 shots at Windsor in the final two frames.

Specialty teams were a factor in tonight's game. The 67's went 2/7 while the Petes went 0/5. Despite the Petes pour powerplay performance, they scored two short-handed goals to force overtime.

Nick Ritchie brought the Petes within a goal after a wrist shot best Windsor top shelf. Jonatan Tanus picked up his own rebound and his shot tied the game with 46 seconds left in the third period.

The 67's outshot the Petes 7-1 in overtime despite being short-handed for 2 minutes. D'Agostini was a wall not allowing any pucks to get past him.

Tanus was the game hero with his snap shot that beat Windsor for the lone goal in the shootout.

The loss gives them their 7th straight loss to remain 20th in the league. A much more important win, gets the Petes within two points of Kingston for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

The 67's travel to Brampton on Sunday to face the Battalion at 2pm.

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