OSHAWA - Brett MacLean's third-period marker stood as the winner for the Oshawa Generals as they posted a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa 67's in Game One of their Eastern Conference quarter-final series.
Michael Del Zotto and Dale Mitchell scored the other Oshawa goals, while Michal Neuvirth was solid in goal, making 33 saves for the victory.
For Ottawa, their goals came courtesy Jamie McGinn and Matthieu Methot.
Adam Courchaine made 22 in the Ottawa goal.
The 67's scored both of their goals on the power play, while Oshawa went scoreless in their only opportunity with the man advantage.
Game 2 of the series goes Sunday night in Oshawa at 6:05 at the General Motors Centre, while the series shifts to Ottawa for Game 3 on Tuesday.