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Smoskowitz leads Steelheads over Bulls 5-2 as Mississauga evens series 2-2

Tuesday, 03.26.2013 / 9:44 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Smoskowitz leads Steelheads over Bulls 5-2 as Mississauga evens series 2-2

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Dylan Smoskowitz scored a pair of goals to lead the Mississauga Steelheads to a 5-2 victory over the Belleville Bulls in Game 4 of their Ontario Hockey League Eastern Conference quarter-final series Tuesday night.

Riley Brace, Josh Burnside and Andres Kopstals each scored a goal and an assist for the eighth-seeded Steelheads, who overcame a 2-0 deficit in the second period to tie the best-of-seven series 2-2.

Joseph Cramarossa opened the scoring 11 seconds after the opening face off and Jake Cardwell made it 2-0 for the No. 1 Bulls with a power-play goal early in the second.

Smoskowitz cut the lead to 2-1 at 4:08 before Brace tied the game five minutes later in the second.

Smoskowitz scored the eventual winner with a second-period power play at 16:31.

Burnside stretched the lead to 4-2 late in the third and Kopstals added an empty-netter.

Steelheads goalie Tyson Teichmann finished with 25 saves while Malcolm Subban stopped 16 shots for the Bulls.

Mississauga finished 2-for-3 on the power play while Belleville went 1-for-6.

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