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Laughton scores in overtime, Generals defeat Bulls and claim fifth straight win

Monday, 10.08.2012 / 5:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

OSHAWA, Ont. - Scott Laughton scored the game winning goal 2:16 into overtime to lift the Oshawa Generals to a 4-3 victory over the Belleville Bulls in Ontario Hockey League action Monday.

Laughton came in over the blue-line and beat Belleville's Malcolm Subban with a low shot to the glove side to send Oshawa (6-1-0) to its fifth consecutive victory.

Belleville's Garrett Hooey sent the game to overtime when his shot from the top of the circle handcuffed Oshawa netminder Daniel Altshuller with 24 seconds left in regulation. That goal came just over a minute after Generals rookie Michael Dal Colle scored low in the slot to put the Generals up 3-2.

Captain Boone Jenner and defenceman Matt Petgrave also scored for Oshawa. Jenner's goal erased a 1-0 Belleville lead just 20 seconds into the third, while Petgrave's goal gave the Generals a brief 2-1 lead later in the period.

Laughton and Dal Colle each added assists for two-point games.

Captain Brendan Gaunce and Austen Brassard also scored for Belleville (3-2-1). Hooey also registered an assist to finish with two points.

Altshuller made 24 saves for the Generals, while Subban stopped 23 shots for the Bulls.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round