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Rookie Perugini backstops Ottawa 67's to 4-3 shootout win over Frontenacs

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OTTAWA - Rookie goaltender Chris Perugini stopped all three shootout attempts and Jamie McGinn scored the deciding goal Sunday to lift the Ottawa 67's to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Kingston Frontenacs in Ontario Hockey League action.

Perugini, making just his second OHL start, denied Jesse Brown, Cory Emmerton and Nathan Moon. Meanwhile, after Ottawa's Matthieu Methot hit the post, McGinn beat Jason Guy in Kingston's net to improve the 67's start on the season to 4-0-1.

"It was a good time," said the 16-year-old Perugini, who was facing his first shootout experience. "I thrive off pressure. I just kept calm and did what I could do."

Methot, Thomas Kiriakou and Michael Latta scored in regulation for the 67's.

Brown had a goal and an assist for the Frontenacs, while Moon and Bobby Mignardi scored Kingston's other goals.

Perugini and Guy each made 34 stops throughout regulation and overtime.

The Frontenacs finished 1-for-4 on the power play while Ottawa went 2-for-5 with the man advantage.

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