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Athanasiou scores winner as the Colts edge the Bulls in overtime

Saturday, 03.09.2013 / 10:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Athanasiou scores winner as the Colts edge the Bulls in overtime

BARRIE, Ont. - Andreas Athanasiou scored 2:26 into overtime as the Barrie Colts edged the visiting Belleville Bulls 3-2 in Ontario Hockey League action Saturday night.

Mark Scheifele and Anthony Camara also scored for the Colts (41-19-4), who won their fifth game in a row.

Scheifele's goal was his 14th in his last 13 games while Camara's extended his point streak to nine games.

Daniil Zharkov and Brady Austin scored for the Bulls (40-16-8), who have dropped four of their last five contests.

Barrie's Mathias Niederberger turned aside 19 shots for the win as Belleville's Malcolm Subban made 34 saves in a losing cause.

Both clubs went 0 for 4 on the power play.

The victory moves the Colts to within two points of the Bulls for top spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Each club has four regular-season games remaining.

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That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

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