OTTAWA - 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 afternoon.
Dalton Smith and Thomas Nesbitt also scored twice for Ottawa (10-10-5).
Swedish rookie Gabriel Landeskog scored twice and Jeremy Morin, with a power-play marker, also replied for the Rangers (16-5-1-2), who have lost two of their last three contests.
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 scored three times in a 3:31 span early in the period that resulted in the Rangers pulling starting goaltender Mavric Parks after he allowed four goals on 19 shots.
"Our whole team's confidence is really high," Toffoli said. "My linemates, (Cody) Lindsay and Smitty, 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."
Smith started the flurry with his first goal, added a third-period power-play marker and also had an assist.
Nesbitt had another one of those goals in the outburst against Parks on a power play. He also scored the game's opening goal in the first period while short-handed and set up a goal.
The 67's received three helpers from Cody Lindsay and two from Tyler Cuma while netminder Chris Perugini made 21 saves.
Brandon Maxwell stopped 16 of 18 shots after taking over for Parks with the 67's leading 4-0.