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Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

Nick Ritchie and Jonatan Tanus star in Petes 3-2 shootout win over Bulls

Thursday, 01.24.2013 / 10:14 PM / Nouvelles

The Canadian Press

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Nick Ritchie and Jonatan Tanus star in Petes 3-2 shootout win over Bulls

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Nick Ritchie and Jonatan Tanus scored on dekes in the shootout and Andrew D'Agostini stopped both shooters he faced to give the Peterborough Petes a 3-2 comeback win over the Belleville Bulls in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday.

Derek Mathers and Brett Findlay had tied the game in regulation for Peterborough (14-26-7).

Brady Austin and Jake Cardwell scored in regulation for Belleville (26-13-6) but neither Tyler Graovac nor Brendan Gaunce could connect for the Bulls in the shootout.

Austin had the only goal of the first period at the 5:01 mark. Peterborough controlled the play in the second and outshot Belleville 17-9 but conceded the only goal of the period to Cardwell to trail 2-0 after 40 minutes.

The Petes fired another 18 shots at Charlie Graham in the third and finally managed to beat him. Mathers and Findlay connected two minutes apart just after the midway point of the period to tie it up.

Graham finished with 44 saves.

Both teams had good scoring chances down the stretch and in overtime but neither could find a game winner before the shootout.

Quote of the Day

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3