PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - The Kitchener Rangers rode 38 saves by goalie Franky Palazzese to a 2-1 win over the Peterborough Petes in Ontario Hockey League action Thursday.
Tyler Randell and Eric Ming scored for the Rangers (27-11-1) while Alan Quine replied for Peterborough (19-16-6).
Palazzese was outstanding, particularly in the first period when the Petes outshot Kitchener 16-8.
Randell opened the scoring midway through the second period when he came off the bench, took a pass from Ryan Murphy and whipped home a wrist shot while on the power play.
Later in the frame, Ming took advantage of a bungled play by Petes goalie Mike Morrison, who went behind his goal to play the puck but got tied up with a Rangers forechecker and lost the puck. Ming picked it up and slid it in the empty net for the eventual game winner.
Quine took advantage of a Petes power play to pull Peterborough within one but the Rangers held on from there.
Randell's goal came just 11 seconds into the only penalty the Petes took in the game.
Peterborough was 1-for-4 with the man advantage. Morrison made 22 saves in taking the loss.