Friday proved to be yet another rough night for Doug Gilmour and the Kingston Frontenacs.
Jack Walchessen scored twice and added an assist as the Peterborough Petes dismantled the slumping Frontenacs 8-3 in the Ontario Hockey League.
The loss extended Kingston's losing streak to seven games. The Frontenacs haven't won since Gilmour's first game as head coach, a 5-4 overtime win over the Belleville Bulls on Nov. 21.
Kingston outshot the Petes (14-17-0-1) 48-27, including an 18-6 difference in the second period, when they were outscored 3-1 to fall behind 5-2.
"We played well enough but unfortunately we couldn't stop the puck. That's been happening a lot lately," Gilmour said. "We rely on our goaltenders and if it's not there we're not going to win."
On Friday night, it wasn't there. Anthony Peters, getting his first home-ice start of the season and only his eighth in 31 games, allowed five goals on 17 shots over the first two periods. Mavric Parks started the third, but gave up three more, starting with Walchessen's second goal of the game just 31 seconds into the period. Parks ended with seven saves.
"I'm not here to put all the blame on them but we need to have saves," Gilmour said. "If Parksie can't do it or if Peters can't, then we need to get someone in who can. It's just the way it is. They've got to stop the puck."
Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Barrie 4, Ottawa 1; Erie 5, Windsor 4 (SO); Guelph 3, Mississauga 0; London 3, Brampton 2; Niagara 2, Sarnia 1; Plymouth 4, Oshawa 2; Saginaw 4, Kitchener 3; and Sudbury 3, Owen Sound 2 (SO).
At Kingston, Ont., Zack Kassian, Pat Daley, Zach Hamden and Sergey Korostin each had a goal and an assist for Peterborough. Ryan Spooner and Adam Sedlak also scored.
Jesse Brown, Corbin Crawford and Matt Kang scored for the Frontenacs (6-19-4-2), who recorded 40-plus shots for the fourth game in a row.
The night started off well for Kingston, which was missing forwards Nathan Moon and Ethan Werek to suspension. Matt Kang scored his 10th of the season after just 1:32. However, the Petes were quick with their response, scoring twice in less than a minute.
Peterborough netminder Ryan Daniels stopped 45 shots.
Colts 4, 67's 1
At Ottawa, Stefan Della Rovere had two goals and an assist as Barrie downed the 67's.
Peter Stevens and Michael Sgarbossa also scored for the Colts (13-14-1-1) and Josh Brittain had two assists.
Anthony Nigro scored the only goal for Ottawa (15-13-0-2), which saw its two-game winning streak snapped.
Otters 5, Spitfires 4 (SO)
At Erie, Pa., Zack Torquato and Ryan O'Reilly scored in the shootout as the Otters upset Windsor.
Torquato had two goals and an assist in regulation, while Andrew Yogan and Shawn Szydlowski also scored as Erie (14-13-2-0) beat Windsor at home for the second time this season.
Taylor Hall opened the scoring and added a shootout marker for the Spitfires (25-3-0-1). Lane MacDermid, Dale Mitchell and Greg Nemisz added goals for Windsor.
Storm 3, Majors 0
At Guelph, Ont., Thomas McCollum made 29 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Storm blanked Mississauga.
Peter Holland scored twice for Guelph (15-11-2-2) and Denis Hollenstein added another.
J.P. Anderson made 27 saves in net for the Majors (12-14-0-1).
Knights 3, Battalion 2
At London, Ont., Philip McRae scored twice to help the Knights hand Brampton its second loss in a row.
Christian Thomas also scored for London (21-6-0-1), which has won two straight and nine of its last 10.
Matt Clark and Ken Peroff replied for the Battalion (20-8-1-0).
IceDogs 2, Sting 1
At St. Catharines, Ont., Jamie Howard scored his first goal of the season three minutes into the third period to lift the IceDogs over Sarnia.
Chris DeSousa opened the scoring for Niagara (12-11-4-4) on a power play late in the first period.
Jamie Arniel scored the only goal for the Sting (12-14-2-2), an unassisted marker one minute into the second.
Whalers 4, Generals 2
At Oshawa, Ont., Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist to lead Plymouth past the Generals.
Tyler Brown, Joe Gaynor and Chris Terry added goals for the Whalers (11-13-3-0).
John Tavares had a goal and an assist for Oshawa (14-12-0-4) and now has 49 points (23 goals, 26 assists) this season, one back of OHL scoring leader Taylor Hall. Michael Del Zotto scored the other Generals goal.
Spirit 4, Rangers 3
At Kitchener, Ont., Jordan Szwarz had three assists to help Saginaw defeat the Rangers.
Joe Pleckaitis and Jack Combs had a goal and an assist each for the Spirit (18-8-0-1), who have won three straight. Chris Chappell and Tyler Murovich also scored for Saginaw.
Scott Timmins had two goals and one assist for Kitchener (13-12-1-1), while Chris MacKinnon added two points, with a goal and an assist.
Wolves 3, Attack 2 (SO)
At Sudbury, Ont., John McFarland scored the only goal in the shootout as the Wolves outlasted Owen Sound.
Dean Howard and Eric O'Dell scored in regulation for Sudbury (12-13-1-2).
Mike Lomas and David Kolomatis replied for the Attack (11-10-4-3).