OTTAWA - Alex Pietrangelo scored at 3:05 of overtime Sunday as the Niagara IceDogs rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa 67's in Ontario Hockey League action.
Pietrangelo took advantage of a kind bounce when he drove to the 67's net and had the puck poked off him into the air by Ottawa defenceman Martin Paryzek.
However, Pietrangelo, who also had an assist in the game, was the first to react and batted the puck past a stunned Chris Perugini in the 67's goal.
"I didn't really expect that out of mid-air, but it happens," Perugini said. "We played hard all game today and a couple of late mistakes cost us the game."
The IceDogs (25-25-4-6) forced overtime when Alex Friesen scored from a scramble with 41.3 seconds remaining in regulation time and Niagara goaltender Jeremy Smith on the bench in favour of the extra attacker.
Chris DeSousa also had a goal and an assist and Zac Jones scored the other goal for the IceDogs, who trailed 3-1 in the third but rallied for just their third win in eight games.
Smith made 26 saves.
Thomas Kiriakou, on the power play, Corey Cowick and Cody Lindsay replied for the 67's (33-19-5-2), who've dropped two of their past three games in overtime after blowing late leads.
Perugini finished with 28 stops.