OSHAWA, Ont. - Lucas Lessio scored twice Wednesday night as the Oshawa Generals defeated the Niagara IceDogs 5-3 in Game 4 of their Ontario Hockey League Eastern Conference quarter-final series.
The series is now tied at two games a piece. Game 5 is Saturday in St. Catharines, Ont.
Lessio opened the scoring for Oshawa, beating Mark Visentin just 44 seconds into the opening period. He added his second of the night 3:15 into the third to put Oshawa up 3-2.
Oshawa captain Boone Jenner made it 4-2 with the eventual game winner less than three minutes later, breaking in and floating a shot up and over the head of a handcuffed Visentin.
Christian Thomas scored Oshawa's other goal in the first period, putting them up 2-0 at the time.
That lead lasted into the second before Andrew Agozzino scored on a power play to cut the lead to 2-1. Agozzino was initially stopped by Daniel Altshuller, but he scored off his own rebound.
Steven Shipley then got credit for the goal that tied it 2-2 later in the period. Altshuller made a nice stop, but in an attempt to clear a loose puck out of the crease he knocked the puck over the goal-line.
After Lessio and Jenner gave Oshawa a 4-2 lead, Shipley scored a short-handed goal to make it 4-3. He now has five in the series to lead all scorers.
Andy Andreoff added a goal late in the third to clinch the game for Oshawa.
Altshuller finished the night making 44 saves, while Visentin stopped 18 shots at the other end.