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Austin scores in OT, Bulls even first-round OHL series with 67's at 2-2

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BELLEVILLE, Ont. - Brady Austin scored in overtime as the Belleville Bulls beat the Ottawa 67's 4-3 in Ontario Hockey League playoff action Tuesday.

Austin's goal came 7:46 into the extra period as Belleville tied their best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final at two games apiece after losing the first two in Ottawa.

Brendan Gaunce and Austen Brassard also scored for Belleville (2-2-0). Malcolm Subban made 38 saves in the win.

Tyler Toffoli, Ryan Van Stralen and Jake Cardwell all scored for Ottawa while Petr Mrazek made 40 saves for the 67's (2-2-0).

Belleville didn't take long to open up a two-goal lead, starting with Curtis's third of the playoffs just 52 seconds into the first period. Gaunce added his first of the post-season on the power play a minute and a half later.

After a scoreless second period, Ottawa came roaring back in the third. Brassard seemingly put the game away with his first of the playoffs, but Ottawa came back with three straight.

After Toffoli on a power play, Van Stralen followed with a goal and Cardwell tied the game up with just over 1:30 left in regulation.

The two clubs will now shift back to Ottawa for Game 5 Friday night.

Earlier Tuesday, the league slapped 67's captain Marc Zanetti with a five-game suspension as a result for a spearing incident during the warmup of Game 2. Ottawa's big defender will be available to return fro Game 7 should the series go that long.

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