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Couture and Martindale lead 67Is to 5-2 victory over Frontenacs

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OTTAWA - Logan Couture had two goals and an assist and Ryan Martindale also scored twice to lift the Ottawa 67's to a 5-2 victory over the Kingston Frontenacs in Ontario Hockey League action Saturday.

Couture opened the scoring and added some insurance with a third-period goal, but it was Martindale, who has scored in four straight games, who recorded the eventual winner for the 67's just 12 seconds after the Frontenacs, trailing 2-0, rallied to tie the game with goals 14 seconds apart in the second period.

"Luckily, Martindale got that goal back quick for us - that's a true (game) winner," 67's coach and general manager Brian Kilrea said. "It's 2-2, we're scrambling and all of the sudden he turns around and gets us a lead. For us, that was a big one."

Martindale then put Ottawa up 4-2 minutes later, chasing Frontenacs goaltender Mavric Parks from the game after he allowed four goals on 31 shots.

Thomas Nesbitt also scored for the 67's (14-12-0-2) before leaving the game in the middle frame with an ankle injury.

Adam Courchaine made 41 saves and Ottawa won for the second time in the past three games

Andris Dzerins and Bobby Mignardi scored for the Frontenacs (6-16-4-2), who fell to 1-3-0-1 under new coach Doug Gilmour and are winless in the past four games. Rookie Ethan Werek added a pair of assists.

Anthony Peters replaced Parks and made 20 saves the rest of the way.

The teams meet again Sunday at Kingston.

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