ERIE, Pa. - Luke Gazdic's second goal of the game midway through the third period capped the Erie Otters' 4-3 comeback win against the Kingston Frontenacs in Ontario Hockey League action Saturday night.
The Otters rallied from a 3-2 deficit with two goals in the opening half of the third period.
Sean Jones tied the score at 3 with a spinning goal 4 minutes, 20 seconds into the period. Then Gazdic continued his hot streak, sliding a rebound past goaltender Mavric Parks for his second straight two-goal game. He has eight goals and 10 points in his last 10 games.
The Otters (29-24-2-1) jumped on Kingston quickly, as rookie winger Anthony Luciani scored on a breakaway and Gazdic scored on the power play in the opening half of the first period. Gazdic continued his recent offensive surge with his seventh goal and ninth point in the past 10 games.
But the Frontenacs (12-33-6-3), which saw their only winning streak of the season end at two games, cut the Otters' lead in half on Andris Dzerins' bad-angle goal with 3:14 left in the period before Bobby Mignardi tied the score at 2 with a goal 2:38 into the second.
Late in the period, the Otters lost right wing Shawn Szydlowski to an apparent injury a night after he missed Friday's game in London with a charley horse. The Otters also played without winger Andrew Yogan, who was injured on a hit from London's Zac Rinaldo on Friday.