ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Brendan Perlini scored the shootout winner Thursday as the Niagara IceDogs battled back from a 3-1 third-period deficit to defeat the Mississauga Steelheads 4-3 in the Ontario Hockey League.
Carter Verhaeghe also scored for the IceDogs (30-30-4).
Lucas Venuto, Kristoff Kontos and Andrew Goldberg replied for Mississauga (25-32-6).
Brent Moran made 25 saves to pick up his third straight win for Niagara.
Tyson Teichmann stopped 28 shots in the loss.
The IceDogs were 1-for-3 on the power play, while the Steelheads finished 0-for-3.