OTTAWA - Logan Couture had a goal and two assists and Matthieu Methot scored twice to lead the Ottawa 67's to a 7-3 victory over the Oshawa Generals in the Ontario Hockey League.
Couture beat a shaky Jakub Kovar in the Generals' net just 53 seconds into the game and, after Methot and Adam Zamec followed with goals before the game was 15 minutes old, Oshawa was forced to switch goaltenders and never recovered.
Zamec, Thomas Kiriakou and Tyler Cuma all had a goal and an assist and Jamie McGinn also scored for the 67's (12-11-0-2). Radim Ostrcil chipped in with a pair of helpers and Adam Courchaine finished with 30 saves to earn the victory in net.
It was Ottawa's third straight win, which matches a season high for the 67's, who have not won three in a row since the opening win of the season. It's also the first time since mid-October that Ottawa is above .500 for the season.
"It's been a while," 67's coach and general manager Brian Kilrea said. "We played pretty well tonight and did a lot of little things. Every game starts with goaltending and from there on out. We had every line (working) and it's a big difference from what we had (before)."
Patrick Asselin had two goals and Dale Mitchell also scored for the Generals (15-8-0-3), who have lost two of three. Brett MacLean had three assists while OHL scoring leader John Tavares was held to a single assist.
Kovar allowed three goals on 13 shots and his replacement, Daryl Borden, stopped 26 shots the rest of the way.