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Lindsay, Cuma and Nesbit lead Ottawa 67's past Oshawa Generals 4-3

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With just one more weekend left in the regular season, the Ottawa 67's are gearing up for the playoffs.

Cody Lindsay, Tyler Cuma and Thomas Nesbit scored third-period goals for the Ottawa 67's as they netted a 4-3 victory over the Oshawa Generals in Ontario Hockey League action Friday night.

The win helped the 67's tune up for the upcoming OHL playoffs and the Generals saw the door close on their post-season aspirations.

Oshawa is now officially out of playoff contention as they will be unable to catch the Sudbury Wolves for the eighth and final berth.

Ottawa had already nailed down the second seed in the Eastern Conference heading into the playoffs.

"We can't let up. We have to play hard these last two games strong heading into the playoffs," said 67's forward Andrew Merrett.

"We had a slow start and how and that we were in last place but we're proud on how we battled back to that second spot in the conference."

Elsewhere in the OHL it was London 4 Windsor 3 (OT); Barrie 4 Brampton 2; Guelph 3 Erie 2; Sudbury 5 Kingston 3; Kitchener 5 Owen Sound 4; Belleville 4 Mississauga 2 and Sault Ste. Marie 2 Plymouth 1 (OT).

At Ottawa, Lindsay also had a goal in the first period to open scoring for Ottawa (36-23-8).

Christian Thomas had two goals for the Generals (24-38-5), while Alain Berger added a single.

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Knights 4 Spitfires 3 (OT)

At London, Ont., Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Nazem Kadri scored twice, including the overtime winner, as the Knights downed the Windsor.

Justin Taylor and Jared Knight had the other goals for London (49-15-3).

Justin Shugg tied the game for the Spitfires (50-11-6), while Scott Timmins and Adam Henrique had markers.

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Colts 4 Battalion 2

At Brampton, Ont., Taylor Carnevale scored twice as Barrie doubled up the Battalion.

Bryan Cameron scored his league-leading 52nd goal for Barrie (56-9-2), while Alexander Burmistrov also tallied.

Kyle Perira and Scott Tanski provided the offence for Brampton (24-29-14).

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Storm 3 Otters 2

At Guelph, Ont., Mathew Sisca scored the eventual winner as the Storm shaded Erie.

Tyler Carroll and Conor O'Donnell also tallied for Guelph (34-29-4). Sisca's goal came on the power play, 7:02 into the third period.

Derek Holden and Greg McKegg replied for the Otters (32-28-7).

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Wolves 5 Frontenacs 3

At Kingston, Ont., Kain Allicock had back-to-back goals and added an assist as Sudbury topped the Frontenacs.

Jared Staal, Jake Cardwell and Matias Sointu rounded out the offence for the Wolves (26-35-6).

Ethan Werek and Alan Quine had power-play goals for Kingston (33-28-5), while Jaroslav Kruzik added a marker.

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Rangers 5 Attack 4

At Kitchener, Ont., Jeff Skinner scored twice, including the winner with 11 seconds left in regulation time, as the Rangers edged Owen Sound.

Jeremy Morin, Skinner, Matthew Tipoff and Gabriel Landeskog had four consecutive goals to stake Kitchener (41-18-7) to a 4-2 lead halfway through the second period.

Marcus Carroll and Jason Wilson tied the game for the Attack (27-32-8), before the Rangers took the lead for good. Grant McGee and Joey Hishon opened scoring for Owen Sound.

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Bulls 4 Majors 2

At Mississuaga, Ont., Shawn Lalonde and Richard Panik each had a goal and two assists as Belleville came back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Majors.

Adam Payerl and Austen Brassard had the other goals for the Bulls(20-39-8).

Derek Schoenmakers and Jordan Mayer scored to put Mississauga (41-20-6).

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Greyhounds 2 Whalers 1 (OT)

At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Jacob Muzzin scored 47 seconds into overtime as the Greyhounds nipped Plymouth.

Brett Thompson had the other goal for Sault Ste. Marie (36-26-5).

James Livingston was the lone scorer for the Whalers (38-26-3).

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