OTTAWA - Tyler Toffoli scored twice and added an assist Friday as the Ottawa 67's rolled over the Peterborough Petes 5-1 in the Ontario Hockey League.
Toffoli gave the 67's a 3-0 lead towards the end of the first period and increased the scoreline to 4-0 just five minutes into the third.
Ben Dubois, Brett Gustavsen and Nicholas Foglia each had a goal and an assist for the 67's (4-1-1) while Petr Mrazek made 30 saves for the win.
Andrew Yogan had the lone goal for the Petes (4-1-2), who got a 29-save performance from Mike Morrison.
"Our coach, Chris Byrne, told us before the game that our first five minutes will promote the outcome," Foglia said. "That's what happened."
Foglia and Gustavsen scored in the opening three minutes of the game and the 67's never looked back.
The loss was the first in regulation this season for the Petes, who hold a one point lead of the 67's for top spot in the East Division. They were also 2-0 winners over the Plymouth Whalers in Peterborough on Thursday.
"Home-ice advantage is big and with them playing (Thursday) night, we knew we had to get to them early and that's exactly what we did," Byrne said.