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Scott Timmins scores hat trick as Spitfires beat Rangers 6-4 to force Game 7

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KITCHENER, Ont. - Scott Timmins didn't feel so good about his hat trick.

"You feel sorry for scoring on them," Timmins said after his hat trick helped the Windsor Spitfires staved off elimination, beating the Kitchener Rangers 6-4 Friday. That forces Game 7 in their Ontario Hockey League Western Conference final series, which Windsor will host Sunday after rallying back from 3-0 in the series.

Timmins, a former Ranger who was traded to Windsor last season, was applauded off the ice after being named first star. One of his goals was even announced as a Kitchener goal.

Taylor Hall scored twice and Adam Henrique added one for the Spitfires, who scored six straight against the Rangers.

Jeff Skinner led Kitchener with two goals, while Jeremy Morin and Tyler Randell added one each.

Windsor goaltender Philipp Grubauer made 38 saves for the win, while at the other end Brandon Maxwell and Mike Morrison combined to stop 40 shots.

Only three teams in OHL history have come back from a 3-0 series deficit to win. One of those teams was Windsor in 2005.

"Both teams are tired, both teams are banged up," said Windsor coach Bob Boughner. "It's just a matter of ... trying to wear each other down."

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