October 24, 2015

67's Hope To Pull Away In East, Out-Possess and Beat Oshawa

The Ottawa 67's cashed in two points on Friday night that they're hoping will help distance themselves from the non-home ice advantage teams in the East, a 4-2 win over Oshawa to pull two points ahead of the Generals for sole possession of third.
It was long stretches of puck possession in the offensive zone that gave them that sole possession in the standings.

"You've gotta do the little things," said Jeff Brown, admitting he wants to keep his team's shot total down.

"It's still a work in progress but I thought we were really good in the third.  We did the little things, scratching, clawing, getting pucks in, diving in front of pucks."

Drake Rymsha opened the scoring with his second goal in as many games to open the scoring.

Brown added that while he brought Rymsha in to be his third-line center, the scoring touch is certainly helping.

After Jeremiah Addison scored on the powerplay, Oshawa continued cutting Ottawa's leads to one with goals from Lukas Lofquist and Jalen Smereck.

Travis Konecny stepped up to help put the game away.

He beat the Oshawa defence late in the second off the rush, finishing with a snapshot on a breakway.  He buried a rebound in the third to put the game away.

"You watch those goals, to think he only had one (before Friday) is crazy," added Brown.

Jack Studnicka was on the ice for two goals against for the Generals, although neither against his brother Sam, who was dominant off the cycle but held off the scoresheet.

Ottawa takes on a Peterborough team on Sunday that trails them by one point in the East. 

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