ERIE, Pa. - The Kitchener Rangers keep rolling. The same can't be said of the Erie Otters
Kitchener remains the Ontario Hockey League's only team without a regulation loss after the Rangers beat the Otters 4-1 on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, the Otters dropped their fifth straight game. They have lost eight of nine since a season-opening win in Sudbury.
The Rangers' No. 2-ranked power play struck early as Tyler Randell deflected Patrik Andersson's point shot past Otters goaltender Shane Owen at 6:31 of the first for a 1-0 lead.
The Otters' power play, which snapped an 0-for-11 streak with three goals on Saturday in Barrie, responded late in the period to tie the score.
Defenceman Tyler Hostetter's shot from the wing deflected off rookie winger David Broll's shoulder and past Rangers goaltender Brandon Maxwell at 17:31.
Kitchener (7-0-1) regained the lead 8:04 into the second, as Alex Aleardi slipped a shot through Owen for an unassisted goal.
Mike Mascioli's first goal of the season for Kitchener - a rebound in front of a sprawled Owen - gave the Rangers a two-goal at 17:31.
Erie (2-6-2) have allowed at least three goals in all 10 games this season - 47 in all.
Aleardi and Randell led the Rangers with a goal and assist each.
Chris MacKinnon's empty-net goal capped the Rangers' win at 19:54 of the third.