BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Erik Bradford picked up two assists in regulation, then scored the overtime winner to lead the Ottawa 67's over the Belleville Bulls 4-3 in Ontario Hockey League action on Wednesday night.
Travis Konecny scored a goal and assisted on two others, Brendan Bell had a goal and an assist, and Dante Salituro also scored for Ottawa (19-30-4), which was outshot 38-22.
Remi Elie and Stephen Harper had a goal and an assist each for Belleville (15-33-4) and Chad Heffernan also scored as the Bulls lost for the seventh time in 10 games.
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.
— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4