OTTAWA - Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist for the Ottawa 67's in a 3-2 victory over the Kingston Frontenacs in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday afternoon.
Cody Lindsay and Shane Prince also scored for Ottawa (29-20-7), while Chris Perugini made 28 saves.
Derek Froats and Mitch Lebar tallied for Kingston (26-25-4), while Tyler Beskorowany stopped 39 shots.
Lindsay's marker, his team-leading 31st of the season, turned out to be a big one as it gave the 67's a 3-1 lead in the third period.
When Froats cut Ottawa's lead to 3-2 just 11 seconds later, Lindsay's goal stood up as the winner in front end of a key home-and-home East Division series that continues Monday at Kingston.
With the win, the 67's halted the Frontenacs' win streak at four games to move nine points ahead for the division lead with a dozen games to go in the regular season, although Kingston has played one less game.
"It's going to be even tougher tomorrow in Kingston so it was important getting two points today," said 67's goaltender Perugini, who beat the Frontenacs for the first time in four attempts this season. "The boys played so well from top to bottom. It was a good all-around team effort.
"We just battled and that's all we've got to do from now until the end of the year."
Toffoli's goal, which came during a 5-on-3 power play for Ottawa, was his 30th of the season. Travis Gibbons added a pair of assists.