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Brampton rides four second-period goals in 5-2 triumph over Ottawa

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OTTAWA - The Brampton Battalion scored four times in the second period Friday night as they defeated the Ottawa 67's 5-2 in Ontario Hockey League.

The four-goal outburst gave the Battalion a 4-1 lead after two periods, and they cruised from there on the way to their 12th straight victory. Matt Kang, Evgeny Grachev, Stephon Thorne and Jason Dale all scored in the second for the Battalion (36-14-1-1) while Matt Duchene gave them a 5-1 lead in the third.

Thomas McCollum made 31 saves.

Scott Tanski, Cody Hodgson, Josh Day and Anthony Peluso had two assists each.

"From start to finish Brampton outworked and outplayed us, they deserved to win," said Brian Kilrea, 67's GM and head coach. "We couldn't contain them tonight, their speed was better than ours and they played harder."

Thomas Nesbitt had both goals for the 67's (29-17-3-2) who were outshot 48-33. Adam Couchaine stopped 23 of 27 shots through the first two periods while Chris Perugini made 20 saves in the third.

"Adam was left all alone on a couple of occasions so I decided to put Perugini," Kilrea explained. "It just wasn't a good night for us."

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