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Brampton Battalion wins 5-1, hand Majors their first loss of OHL season

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BRAMPTON, Ont. - The Brampton Battalion scored four goals in just under 15 minutes in the third period, defeating the Mississauga St. Michael?s Majors' 5-1 in OHL play Monday to end their seven-game win streak.

Dylan Blujus scored twice and Jordan Auld contributed three assists for Brampton. Brett Mackie, Patrik Machac and Barclay Goodrow also scored for the Battalion (4-2-0-0) who defeated the Majors for the first time since the 2009-10 season.

Riley Brace had the lone Mississauga goal ? converting a five-on-three power play in the dying seconds of the first period that gave the Majors a 1-0 lead.

Blujus tied it up at 8:37 of the second period with a shot from the point just seconds after a Majors penalty had expired.

The Battalion put it away with its third-period scoring spree via Mackie, Machac, Goodrow and Blujus' second.

The Majors (7-1-0-0) were without Joseph Cramarossa, Jordan Mayer, Stuart Percy and Ryan Duhaime, all of whom were injured, as well as the suspended Jamie Wise.

"We're not going to make any excuses, even though there were a lot of guys out of the lineup," said Majors coach James Boyd. "I thought for the first time this season we maybe had some guys who weren't ready to play tonight.

"We were sloppy at the tail end of the second period and into the third and it really cost us. Give Brampton a lot of credit, they were really good and took advantage of their chances, but we made it difficult for J.P. (goalie J.P. Anderson) today."

Anderson stopped 36 of 41 shots for the Majors while Brampton's Matej Machovsky turned aside 30 of 31 shots.

The Majors went 1-for-9 on the power play while the Battalion capitalized on 2-of-9 opportunities.

???It???s nice to get that first home win of the season,??? said Blujus. ???We???ve had our struggles against those guys over the last little while so it feels good to please the home crowd.???

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