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67's close in on OHL Eastern Conference final berth with 6-3 win over Majors

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OTTAWA - Corey Cowick had two goals and an assist Thursday while Anthony Nigro had a goal and two assists as the Ottawa 67's beat the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors 6-3 in Ontario Hockey League playoff action Thursday.

The 67's now lead their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal 3-2 and can end the Majors' season Saturday with a win in Mississauga.

The Majors took a one goal lead three times in the first period and led 3-2 after 20 minutes, but that was all the offence they would muster as Petr Mrazek shut them down through the final two periods, making 37 saves overall in the Ottawa goal.

Nigro tied the game late in the second period before Cowick scored the winner at 4:12 of the third period. Cody Lindsay and Thomas Nesbitt scored the fifth and sixth goals of the night for the 67's to put the game out of reach.

Ryan Martindale and Cowick scored first-period goals for the 67's, both sandwiched around Majors goals scored by Devante Smith-Pelly, Gregg Sutch and Kelly Geoffrey.

"We just built as a team as the game went on," Cowick said. "We kind of stumbled in the first and faced a bit of adversity when they scored a lot of goals, but we grew as a team and kept going and going. It was our most complete game going into the later periods and when you work hard good things happen."

Coming off a 2-0 shutout of the 67's in Game 4, JP Anderson stopped 37 of 43 shots he faced in the Majors goal.

The 67's went 1-for-6 on the power play while the Majors were scoreless in four opportunities.

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