MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Shawn Lalonde and Richard Panik each had a goal and two assists as the Belleville Bulls came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors 4-2 in the Ontario Hockey League Friday night.
Adam Payerl and Austen Brassard had the other goals for Belleville (20-39-8). Lalonde and Panik scored power-play goals as part of a three-goal second-period rally by the Bulls.
Derek Schoenmakers and Jordan Mayer scored to put Mississauga (41-20-6) up 2-0 late in the first period. It was Mayer's 30th goal of the season.
Despite the win, Belleville will finish in last place in the Eastern Conference standings.
"We still have something to play for," said Lalonde, who scored his 18th goal of the season and also drew assists on goals by Panik and Adam Payerl. "We want to show our fans we still care."
"They've supported us all season long and they deserve an effort. This team has a bright future and we're hoping they come back and support us again next year."
Panik started the Belleville comeback with his 20th goal of the season, a power-play marker just past the eight-minute mark of the second period.
Brassard scored his 10th goal of the season less than a minute after Lalonde tied the game 2-2. Payerl scored Belleville's third power-play goal of the game just 29 seconds into the third period.
Anthony Peters turned in a solid effort in the Belleville net, stopping 30 of 32 shots. The Bulls had 27 shots at Mississauga goalie JP Anderson.