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Matthew Kang scores two goals and adds two assists as Kingston beats Ottawa

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OTTAWA - Matthew Kang scored twice and added two assists Sunday to lead the Kingston Frontenacs to a 6-3 victory over the Ottawa 67's in Ontario Hockey League action.

The puck dropped about 15 minutes later than usual after the Frontenacs arrived late from Kingston because of Saturday's snowstorm. When it did, Kingston fell behind 2-0 before rallying.

Kang broke a 2-2 tie in the second with his first marker and added another on the power play before the period was over as the Frontenacs (23-39-0-2) rattled off four goals before Ottawa (27-33-2-3) could reply.

Andris Dzerins, Justin Wallingford, both of those on the power play, Josh Brittain and Kyle Paige, with a short-handed goal with Kingston playing two men down, had the other goals for the Frontenacs, who won for the second game in a row despite already having been eliminated from post-season contention.

"We're still playing for our pride and we're going to give every team we play a top go for sure," Paige said. "We got here late, the roads were pretty bad and we didn't have a proper warmup. We just knew we had to get our legs and then once we got rolling, we never stopped."

Dzerins and Taylor Doherty had two helpers apiece and Brittain and Paige also added an assist each. Mavric Parks stopped 28 shots to earn the win in goal.

Kingston went 3-for-9 on the power play; Ottawa was 0-for-11.

Ryan Martindale, Zach McCullough and Scott Cowie replied for Ottawa, which dressed only 10 forwards due to illness, injury and suspension.

Thomas Nesbitt had a pair of assists and Chris Perugini made 31 saves.

The 67's, in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with 59 points, failed to gain ground on either of the idle Mississauga St. Michael's Majors or Barrie Colts, although they still have a game in hand on the Colts.

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