A huge third-period letdown against their local rivals has ended the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors season-opening winning streak.
The Brampton Battalion scored four goals in just under 15 minutes in the third period, defeating Majors' 5-1 in OHL play Monday to hand the Majors their first loss after they opened with seven wins.
Dylan Blujus scored twice and Jordan Auld contributed three assists for Brampton. Brett Mackie, Patrik Machac and Barclay Goodrow also scored for the Battalion (4-2-0) who defeated the Majors for the first time since the 2009-10 season.
Riley Brace had the lone Mississauga goal ? converting a five-on-three power play in the dying seconds of the first period that gave the Majors a 1-0 lead.
Elsewhere in the OHL it was: Owen Sound 6 Saginaw 3; Sault St. Marie 6 Kitchener 2; Oshawa 4 Kingston 3 (OT); and Sarnia 4 Windsor 3 (OT).
At Brampton, Ont., Blujus tied it up at 8:37 of the second period with a shot from the point just seconds after a Majors penalty had expired.
The Battalion put it away with its third-period scoring spree via Mackie, Machac, Goodrow and Blujus' second.
The Majors (7-1-0) were without Joseph Cramarossa, Jordan Mayer, Stuart Percy and Ryan Duhaime, all of whom were injured, as well as the suspended Jamie Wise.
"We're not going to make any excuses, even though there were a lot of guys out of the lineup," said Majors coach James Boyd. "I thought for the first time this season we maybe had some guys who weren't ready to play tonight.
"We were sloppy at the tail end of the second period and into the third and it really cost us. Give Brampton a lot of credit, they were really good and took advantage of their chances, but we made it difficult for J.P. (goalie J.P. Anderson) today."
Anderson stopped 36 of 41 shots for the Majors while Brampton's Matej Machovsky turned aside 30 of 31 shots.
The Majors went 1-for-9 on the power play while the Battalion capitalized on 2-of-9 opportunities.
???It???s nice to get that first home win of the season,??? said Blujus. ???We???ve had our struggles against those guys over the last little while so it feels good to please the home crowd.???
Attack 6 Spirit 3
At Owen Sound, Ont., Artur Gavrus scored his first OHL hat trick and Daniel Catenacci added a goal and an assist to lead the Attack (5-4-0) over slumping Saginaw (1-7-0).
Greyhounds 6 Rangers 2
At Kitchener, Ont., Nick Cousins and Brett Findlay scored two goals each as Sault Ste. Marie (5-3-0) defeated the Rangers (3-3-0).
Generals 4 Frontenacs 3 (OT)
At Oshawa, Ont., J.P. Labardo banked home a rebound 48 seconds into overtime, lifting the Generals (3-4-1) to a come-from-behind win over Kingston (1-6-2).
Sting 4 Spitfires 3 (OT)
At Windsor, Ont., Domenic Alberga scored the winner at 2:29 of overtime as Sarnia (5-1-1) rallied from 3-0 down to defeat the Spitfires (5-3-1).