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Murphy, Rieder help Rangers beat Frontenacs 5-2 for third straight win

Sunday, 10.21.2012 / 9:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

KITCHENER, Ont. - Ryan Murphy and Tobias Rieder had three points apiece as the Kitchener Rangers beat the Kingston Frontenacs 5-2 Sunday in Ontario Hockey League play.

Murphy and Rieder each had a goal and two assists , while Justin Bailey had a pair of goals to lead the Rangers (6-4-1) to their third straight win. Radek Faksa also had a goal and an assist.

Marc Beckstead and Trevor Morbeck replied for the Frontenacs (5-6-0), while Billy Jenkins had two assists.

Rangers goalie John Gibson stopped 41 shots, while at the other end of the ice Mike Morrison turned aside 35 shots.

Kitchener was 3 for 6 on the power play, while Kingston scored one goal in five opportunities with the man advantage.

Rieder opened the scoring in the first period with the Rangers enjoying a 5-on-3 man advantage, deflecting Matt Puempel's point shot.

Bailey then built on the lead with his first OHL goal, taking the puck coast-to-coast before deking Morrison.

After Faksa made it 3-0 on the power play, the Frontenacs struck back with the man advantage as Backstead took a cross-crease pass and snapped it over Gibson.

Just over two minutes later, Kingston got within one on Morbeck's goal, but Murphy gave the Rangers a two-goal cushion, again on the power play, with a blast from the point that hit the crossbar and dropped behind Morrison.

Bailey finished the scoring his second goal of the game midway through the third with a wrist shot that squeaked through Morrison's pads.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild