November 01, 2015

67's PP shines through in 6-3 win over Sudbury

After two disappointing losses over the weekend, the Ottawa 67’s got back on track in their winning ways this afternoon. Jeremiah Addison scored a pair of goals in the 67’s big 6-3 win over the Sudbury Wolves to close off their 3-game Northern roadtrip.

Another early opposition goal threatened to set the tone for the game, but instead it was the undisciplined play of the Wolves that ended up catching up to them. Instead of building off momentum from their one-goal lead, the Wolves found themselves killing off penalties for nearly half of the opening frame.

Midway through the first period, Dmitry Sokolov caught Trent Mallette with his head down at centre ice.  Mallette left the game, but returned in the second period. Sokolov was given a 5-minute match penalty for a check to the head which came with an automatic game misconduct. He could face further disciplinary action from the league when they review the hit later this week.

Going into this game, the 67’s were ranked a generous 13th in the league on the power play. This afternoon, they capitalized twice with the man advantage in the first period. Jeremiah Addison got the 67’s on the board while Connor Graham scored to give Ottawa the 2-1 lead.

Ottawa continued to dominate the game and it was supported by the shot clock. The 67’s fired 26 shots on net by the 4 minute mark of the second period while Sudbury only had 5 shots. Stephan Falkovsky scored the 67’s third straight power play goal of the game and gave them a 2-goal cushion.

Just over two minutes later, Wolves defenseman Patrick Murphy scored to cut the 67’s lead to 1 and the his team started to show new life. That was until Dante Salituro scored midway through the second period to regain the 67’s 2-goal lead.

Three more goals were scored in the final frame, but nothing enough to alter the outcome of the game. The 67’s started to pile on the goals coming out with a much deserved 6-3 win to improve their record to 1-1-1-0 over the weekend.

The 67’s return home to Ottawa tonight while they prepare for the Kingston Frontenacs who are in town on Wednesday for a special school day matinee.

Game summary here.

NOTES:  Travis Konecny had 2 primary assists in the game which extends his point streak to 11 games (4G 19A) ... Konecny's 2 points keeps him tied in first place with Alex DeBrincat for the OHL scoring title.

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