OTTAWA - Practice makes perfect for the Ottawa 67's and Cody Lindsay.
Lindsay was the only scorer in the shootout as Ottawa defeated the London Knights 3-2 in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday afternoon.
Julien Demers and Anthony Nigro had goals for Ottawa (22-17-7) and Petr Mrazek made 32 saves.
Nazem Kadri and Michael MacDonald both scored for the Knights (31-11-2), while Michael Hutchinson made 40 saves.
Friday the 67's were 4-3 losers to the Peterborough Petes, also in a shootout.
"We played well and had some great shifts Friday, but we also had a couple of bad ones that cost us," said 67's coach Chris Byrne. "It was nice to see us put a complete game together today."
Lindsay showed patience in the shootout Sunday, waiting for Hutchinson to open his legs before sliding the puck past the goaltender.
Demers gave the 67's a 1-0 lead in the second and Nigro tied the game 2-2 with a power-play goal midway through the third.
Thanks to their game in hand, the Ottawa 67's passed the Peterborough Petes to claim top spot in the East Division. The teams had entered the day deadlocked with 49 points.
The Knights, meanwhile, were able to increase their Midwest Division lead to four points over the idle Kitchener Rangers.