ERIE, Pa. - Stephen Blunden capped the 67's comeback with 9 minutes, 55 seconds left in regulation as the Erie Otters squandered a three-goal, second-period lead in a 6-4 loss to Ottawa on Saturday night in the Ontario Hockey League.
Logan Couture sealed the deal, scoring a shorthanded goal - his second of the game - with 4:06 left as the 67's (34-20-5-2) reclaimed sole possession of third place in the Eastern Conference.
The Otters (30-27-3-1) led 4-1 midway through the second period after Brett Cook scored the club's third power-play goal of the game. But the 67's scored twice with the man advantage late in the period and added two goals on the opening half of the third - ending the Otters' chance to move up in the Western Conference standings.
Cody Lindsay, Thomas Kiriakou and Corey Cowick also scored for Ottawa. Sean Jones scored twice and Luke Gazdic added a goal for Erie. Jones had scored only two goals in his previous 14 games.
Chris Perugini made 27 saves for the 67's. Otters goaltender Shane Owen allowed all six goals on 33 shots.