OTTAWA - Logan Couture scored two goals in regulation time then added the clinching goal in shootout Friday night to lift the Ottawa 67's to a 6-5 victory over the Peterborough Petes in the Ontario Hockey League.
The Petes (12-18-0-2) rallied from a 4-1 deficit to force extra time before Jamie McGinn and Couture scored in the shootout session while 67's goaltender Chris Perugini stopped Branislav Rehus and Pat Daley.
"It's such a high-scoring league - a couple of team breakdowns cost us a couple of goals and they're right back in it," Perugini said. "I was pretty nervous. I didn't want to lose that game."
Cody Lindsday, Thomas Nesbitt and Matthieu Methot also scored for the 67's (16-13-1-2), who won for the third straight game, the last two victories coming via the shootout.
Perugini made four saves on five shots in regulation time after replacing starter Adam Courchaine, who was pulled after allowing four goals on 29 shots, including back-to-back goals in an 11-second span of the third period.
Jason Missiaen finished with 38 saves for the Petes, who lost for the third straight game and fourth time in the past five contests.