Logan Couture and Ryan Martindale are making a habit of coming up big for the Ottawa 67's, and they did it again on Saturday.
Couture had two goals and an assist and Martindale also scored twice to lift the Ottawa 67's to a 5-2 victory over the Kingston Frontenacs in Ontario Hockey League action.
Couture, who opened the scoring and added some insurance with a third-period goal, has seven points (four goals, three assists) in his last three games. Martindale has scored in four straight games and he 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," Ottawa 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 the 67's up 4-2 just minutes later, chasing Kingston goaltender Mavric Parks from the game after he allowed four goals on 31 shots.
Thomas Nesbitt also scored for Ottawa (14-12-0-2) before leaving the game in the middle frame with an ankle injury.
Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Barrie 4, Niagara 3; Kitchener 3, Sault Ste. Marie 2 (SO); Mississauga 4, Erie 3 (OT); Owen Sound 5, Belleville 3; Peterborough 6, Plymouth 1; Saginaw 7, Sarnia 1; and Sudbury 5, Guelph 2.
At Ottawa, 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.
Adam Courchaine made 41 saves for the 67's, while Anthony Peters replaced Parks and made 20 saves the rest of the way for Kingston.
Colts 4, IceDogs 3
At Barrie, Ont., Darren Archibald scored a pair of third-period goals to lift the Colts over Niagara.
Michael Sgarbossa and Adam Payerl rounded out the scoring for Barrie (12-13-1-1).
Andrew Shaw, Mathew Sisca and Chris DeSousa found the net for the IceDogs (11-10-4-4).
Rangers 3, Greyhounds 2 (SO)
At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Chris MacKinnon and Michael Catenacci scored shootout goals as Kitchener outlasted the Greyhounds.
Chris MacKinnon and Steve Lock scored in regulation for the Rangers (13-10-1-1).
Marr Caria had a goal and an assist for Sault Ste. Marie (13-11-1-1). Anthony Peluso also scored.
Majors 4, Otters 3 (OT)
At Erie, Pa., Michael Pelech's goal 43 seconds into overtime capped a four-point effort and a comeback win as Mississauga triumphed over the Otters.
Pelech assisted on Mississauga's three other goals, including Jesse Messier's tying goal with 4:22 left in regulation. The Majors (10-13-0-1) also rallied from an early 2-0 deficit with goals from Cameron Gaunce and Devante Smith-Pelly.
Zack Torquato scored twice and Greg McKegg also scored for Erie (12-13-2-0) while Justin Hodgman had two assists.
Attack 5, Bulls 3
At Owen Sound, Ont., Lane MacDermid led the way with three assists as the Attack downed Belleville.
Grant McGee, Joey Hishon and Garrett Wilson all scored in the first 82 seconds of the second period to give Owen Sound (10-10-4-2) a 5-1 lead. Marcus Carroll and Steven Shipley also scored for the Attack.
Nick Palmieri, Stephen Johnston and Eric Tangradi replied for the Bulls (19-7-2-2).
Petes 6, Whalers 1
At Plymouth, Mich., Tony Romano scored twice and added an assist as Peterborough scored four first-period goals to topple the Whalers.
David Quesnele, Yves Bastien, Ryan Spooner and Sergey Korostin added goals for the Petes (13-15-0-1), who led 6-0 at the midway point of the second period.
Patrick Lee scored late in the second for Plymouth (9-13-3-0).
Spirit 7, Sting 1
At Saginaw, Mich., Richard Jarusek scored his first career OHL hat trick to power the Spirit past Sarnia.
Chris Chappell and T.J. Brodie each had a goal and two assists as Saginaw scored three goals in the first period and never looked back. Jack Combs and Jordan Szwarz rounded out the scoring for the Spirit (16-8-0-1).
Jamie Arniel scored the lone goal for the Sting (12-13-2-1).
Wolves 5, Storm 2
At Sudbury, Ont., Peter Hermenegildo had a pair of goals as the Wolves capitalized on their power play chances, going 3-for-5 with the man-advantage to down Guelph.
Jared Staal, with a goal and an assist, Jordan Ramsay and Erie O'Dell also scored for Sudbury (11-13-1-2). Frankie Santini added three assists.
Luke Pither and Brandon Buck scored power-play goals for the Storm (13-10-2-2).