Anthony Nigro and the Ottawa 67's made a statement in the second game of their Ontario Hockey League playoff match-up Friday night.
Nigro had two goals and two assists as the 67's crushed the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors 7-2.
The series is now tied 1-1 with Games 3 and 4 set for the Hershey Centre in Mississauga on Sunday and Tuesday.
Ottawa lost the first game of the pairing 4-1 on Thursday night.
"I don't think they came into this series with very much respect for us," Nigro said. "(Last game) we were getting the chances, we just weren't getting the bounces. Tonight we were."
Special teams played a big role in the game as the 67's went 4-for-9 on the power play. The Majors were 0-for-5.
"The score didn't matter. The only thing that matters is the series is 1-1," said Ottawa coach Chris Byrne. "Now we have to go into their rink and try and get home ice back."
Elsewhere in the OHL it was Kitchener 5, London 2.
At Ottawa, Tyler Toffoli scored and added three assists for the 67's, while Corey Cowick, Dalton Smith and Ryan Martindale each had a goal and an assist. Shane Prince added a single.
Casey Cizikas and Riley Brace replied for Mississauga.
Rangers 5 Knights 2
At Kitchener, Ont., Gabriel Landeskog had a hat trick and an assist as the Rangers topped London.
Jeff Skinner and Jeremy Morin had the other goals for Kitchener.
Nazem Kadri scored and added an assist for the Knights, while Daniel Erlich had a marker.
The series is now tied 1-1, with Game 3 in London on Monday night.