PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Jonatan Tanus scored the only goal of the shootout Thursday as the Peterborough Petes defeated the Kitchener Rangers 3-2 in the Ontario Hockey League.
Derek Mathers and Nick Czinder scored in regulation for Peterborough (12-24-5), which got 36 saves from Andrew D'Agostini.
Brent Pederson and Evan McEneny replied for Kitchener (22-13-6). Joel Vienneau made 32 saves in taking the loss.
In the shootout, two of Peterborough's first three shooters hit the post, but neither team could connect through the first three rounds. Tanus then slid the puck through Vienneau's five-hole to give his team the edge.
With boos raining down from the crowd on Derek Schoenmakers, who had refused to report to the Petes after being traded to the club before Christmas, the overage player couldn't beat D'Agostini.
Mathers, in his first game as the Petes captain, scored unassisted on a breakaway just 32 seconds into the game. Czinder scored in his first game as with the Petes at 15:09 of the first after coming to the team in one of three trades which saw Peterborough deal away its three leading scorers ahead of Thursday's deadline.
The Petes held a 2-0 lead through the scoreless second period, but Pederson and McEneny scored in the third to send the game to overtime.