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Rangers win their sixth in a row at home, beat the Attack 3-2 in overtime

Sunday, 11.04.2012 / 10:04 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Rangers win their sixth in a row at home, beat the Attack 3-2 in overtime

KITCHENER, Ont. - Ryan Murphy’s power-play goal at 4:28 into overtime gave the Kitchener Rangers a 3-2 win over the Owen Sound Attack on Sunday in Ontario Hockey League action.

It's the Rangers (10-5-1-1) six win in a row at home this season.

Matt Puempel had two goals and an assist for Kitchener, while Holden Cook and Cameron Brace, on a third-period penalty shot, scored for the Attack (12-2-1-2).

Brace was awarded the penalty shot when he was hauled down by Murphy while the Rangers were enjoying a 5-on-3 power play.

Kitchener’s John Gibson stopped 23 shots for the win, while Owen Sound's Jordan Binnington turned aside 34 shots in just his second loss of the season.

The Rangers were 1-for-11 on the power play, while the Attack were blanked on two opportunities with the man advantage.

Puempel opened the scoring at 7:46 of the second period when he stole the puck in the corner and skated into the slot untouched before sending a wrist shot between Binnington’s pads.

Puempel was at it again less than nine minutes later when he redirected Radek Faksa’s cross-crease pass over Binnington’s right pad.

Owen Sound started the comeback at 12:30 of the third period when Brace did everything right on a penalty shot, deking Gibson to cut the lead in half.

Cook then tied the game at 17:35, converting a Chris Bigras pass on a 2-on-1.

That set up Murphy’s heroics, as he one-timed Tobias Rieder’s pass through Binnington's legs with Gilbert Gabor in the penalty box for interference after nailing Murphy in open ice.

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