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Toffoli scores twice for Ottawa as the 67's upset Kitchener Rangers 6-3 @NHL

The Ottawa 67's are heating up their already competitive division.

Tyler Toffoli scored twice and assisted on two others as the Ottawa 67's upset the Kitchener Rangers 6-3 in Ontario Hockey League action Sunday.

Both of Toffoli's goals came during a four-goal second-period outburst by the red-hot 67's, who won their fifth-straight game. Ottawa is 7-1-2 in their last 10.

"Our whole team's confidence is really high," Toffoli said. "My linemates, (Cody) Lindsay and (Dalton) Smith, we're playing real well together. We're going hard to the net, we're working hard in the corners and all of us are putting up the points."

Ottawa scored three times in a 3:31 span early in the period that resulted in the Rangers pulling goaltender Mavric Parks after he allowed four goals on 19 shots.

The win puts Ottawa within one point of the Peterborough Petes and Kingston Frontenacs, who sit on top of the East Division, separated only by tie-breakers.

Elsewhere in the OHL, it was Brampton 3 Belleville 0; Plymouth 4 Kingston 1; Owen Sound 3 Erie 2; Windsor 11 Guelph 3; and London 4 Oshawa 1.

At Ottawa, Dalton Smith and Thomas Nesbitt both scored twice for the 67's (10-10-5).

Gabriel Landeskog scored twice and Jeremy Morin, with a power-play marker, also replied for the Rangers (16-5-3), who have lost two of their last three contests.


Battalion 3 Bulls 0

At Brampton, Ont., Patrick Killeen stopped 26 shots as the Battalion blanked Belleville.

Sean Jones scored twice for Brampton (11-10-4), and Ian Watters also tallied.

Philipp Grubauer made 35 saves for Belleville (9-14-4).


Whalers 4 Frontenacs 1

At Kingston, Ont., Myles McCauley scored the eventual winner as Plymouth beat Kingston.

Josh Brittain, Austin Levi and Ryan Hayes all added singles for the Whalers (14-11-0).

Charles Sarault was the lone scorer for Kingston (12-13-2).


Attack 3 Otters 2 (OT)

At Owen Sound, Ont., Milan Doczy scored in extra time to give the Attack an edge over Erie.

Marcus Carroll and Jesse Blacker also tallied for Owen Sound (10-14-3).

David Shields and Derek Holden had markers for Erie (9-11-5).


Spitfires 11 Storm 3

At Windsor, Ont., Dale Mitchell, Adam Henrique, Greg Nemisz and Austin Watson each scored twice as the Spitfires cruised to a victory over Guelph.

Paul Bezzo had his first goal as a Spitfire (21-3-3), while Tyler Hall and Eric Wellwood also had markers.

Peter Holland had a pair for Guelph (11-12-1), while Taylor Beck also tallied.


Knights 4 Generals 1

At Oshawa, Ont., Nazem Kadri had a goal and an assist as London trumped the Generals.

Leigh Salters, Justin Taylor and Jared Knight tallied for London (15-7-1).

Christian Thomas was the lone scorer for Oshawa (8-12-3).

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