ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Ryan Martindale scored 5:04 into overtime and Chris Perugini made 38 saves as the Ottawa 67's beat Niagara 5-4 Tuesday and took a commanding lead of their Ontario Hockey League first-round series with the IceDogs.
Ottawa leads the best-of-seven series 3-0 with Game 4 in St. Catharines on Thursday. Marc Zanetti, Dalton Smith, Tyler Toffoli and Anthony Nigro also scored for the 67's, who came back form a 4-2 deficit in the third period.
Mark Visentin made 44 saves for Niagara. Alex Friesen had a goal and two assists while Andrew Fritsch, Freddie Hamilton and Andrew Agozzino also scored for the IceDogs.