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Lindsay lifts 67's to 2-1 OT win over Majors; Ottawa takes 2-1 series lead

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. - Cody Lindsay's power-play winner in overtime lifted the Ottawa 67's to 2-1 playoff win over the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday night.

Shane Prince also scored for the 67's, while Petr Mrazek made 36 saves for the win.

Casey Cizikas had the only goal for the Majors, while Chris Carrozzi stopped 35 shots.

Ottawa leads the series 2-1. Game 4 will be in Mississauga on Tuesday night.

Lindsay beat Carrozzi with a screened shot to the blocker side from 15 feet out with just six seconds remaining in an Ottawa power play.

"I was at the top of the faceoff circle and I saw their defence was backing in," said Lindsay, a 19-year-old native of London, Ont. "I saw Prince and a couple of their guys were screening him (Carrozzi)."

"It wasn't a hard shot, it's just that the goalie was screened. It's a lot better being up 2-1 than down 2-1 at this point."

Prince's second goal of the playoffs midway through the second period tied the score 1-1. The game stayed that way until Lindsay scored with Gregg Sutch in the penalty box, serving a Mississauga bench minor penalty for having too many men on the ice.

"We know they're (Mississauga) an extra tough team at home and we were fortunate we scored on the power play," said Ottawa coach Chris Byrne.

Cizikas broke up a goaltending duel between Carrozzi and Ottawa's Mrazek when he put the Majors up 1-0 early in the second period, converting a pass from Riley Brace on a two-on-one Mississauga break.

The Majors had plenty of chances in the latter stages of the third period to break the deadlock and avoid overtime, but they weren't able to cash in on any of their chances.

"We've got to get some luck going our way," said Mississauga co-coach James Boyd. "We've got to go hard to the net and pick up those dirty goals. Having puck control and a territorial advantage isn't worth anything if you don't score."

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