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Insam scores winner to lift IceDogs over Ottawa in pivotal game five

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ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Marco Insam scored his second goal of the night with under four minutes remaining in the third period to give the Niagara IceDogs a pivotal 4-3 win against the Ottawa 67's in Ontario Hockey League playoff action Saturday night.

With the win, Niagara takes a 3-2 series lead over the 67's, who will host game six in Ottawa on Monday.

The IceDogs led 3-1 after Insam's power-play goal at 13:32 of the second period, but Anthony Nigro responded with two goals for the 67's to knot the game at 3-3 with under 10 minutes to play.

Alex Friesen had a goal and an assist and Mathew Sisca also scored for Niagara, which earned the win despite being outshot 17-5 in the final 20 minutes. Andrew Agozzino had two assists.

Ryan Martindale opened the scoring a minute and 46 seconds into the game and Julien Demers had a pair of helpers for Ottawa.

Jeremy Smith made 33 saves for the IceDogs, while 67's netminder Adam Courchaine stopped 26 shots.

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