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Nesbitt scores twice including winner as 67Is down IceDogs 6-2

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OTTAWA - Thomas Nesbitt had two goals and an assist Friday night to help pace the Ottawa 67's past the Niagara IceDogs 6-2 at the Civic Centre.

Nesbitt gave the 67's a 3-0 lead early in the second period and then put them up 5-2 seven seconds into the third period. Ryan Martindale also had two goals for the 67's (23-14-1-2) while Travis Gibbons and Corey Cowick had a goal each.

Andrew Agozzino and Patrick Lee scored for the IceDogs (15-19-4-4).

The 67's had played six of their past seven games on the road and won all but the final one. They fell 3-2 in overtime last Sunday to the London Knights.

"We had a 2-1 lead and we nursed it right to the last minute," 67's coach and general manager Brian Kilrea said of the loss in London to end the road trip. "When you consider the travel that we did I thought we played hard against London. I know we lost, but we played well."

"They played well tonight and they carried it on. The way they played tonight is the way they played almost every game on the road. They worked hard at both ends and we got contributions from all lines."

Adam Courchaine made 26 saves for Ottawa, while Niagara netminder Jeremy Smith stopped 31 shots.

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