OTTAWA (CP) - Tyler Donati scored during a two-man advantage with 45 seconds to play in regulation time to lift the Belleville Bulls to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Ottawa 67's in Ontario Hockey League playoff action Tuesday night.
The win evens the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final at 1-1 after the 67's upset the second-seeded Bulls with a 4-3 overtime victory a night earlier in Belleville.
Game 3 of the series is Thursday night at Belleville's Yardmen Arena.
The Bulls trailed 3-1 entering the third period, but scored three times - once through Nick Pageau and twice through Shawn Matthias - to take the lead.
Brett Liscomb tied the game with a late power-play goal for Ottawa, but Donati had the final say.
"It helps in getting the momentum back," Bulls coach and general manager George Burnett said of the win. "But we realize that we've got to turn around very quickly again, and try and sustain it now, and make sure that we play with that type of energy in our own building on Thursday night."
Donati and Pageau each finished with a goal and two assists. Bryan Cameron added a goal and an assist. Matt Pelech recorded two helpers.
Kevin Lalande made 21 saves in goal for the Bulls.
Arron Alphonso, on the power play, Thomas Kiriakou, while shorthanded, and Jamie McGinn also scored for Ottawa. Derek Joslin had three assists and Logan Couture added two.
67's goaltender Brady Morrison stopped 22 shots.