March 15, 2015

Last Trip To Bellevegas Victorious

The 67’s are losing one of their biggest playoff rivals at season’s end, but they had enough time for one parting shot at the Bulls in their final visit to Belleville. 

The Bulls may have a 3-2 record in the last five playoff meetings between division rivals, but it was the 67’s taking a 3-2 decision on Saturday night.

Belleville appeared in cruise control until Justin Lemcke picked up an instigator in a tilt with Sam Studnicka, and Adam Bignell went to the box for a check from behind. 

To make matter worse for the home side, netminder Charlie Graham took a puck up high and left the game.

Down 2-0, Alex Lintuniemi and Brendan Bell scored late in the second to swing the momentum.

Jeremiah Addison scored the winner early in the third.

Once again, Ottawa finished the game on the ropes and let Liam Herbst shut the door, the Barberpoles being outshot for a second straight night.

Ottawa pulls into a tie with North Bay for third while pulling five points ahead of Niagara.  The 67’s lucky number to clinching home ice is three, any mix of Niagara losing points or Ottawa gaining points.

Ottawa takes on North Bay later this week, potentially to settle third in the East. 

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