ERIE, Pa. - Jason Wilson scored 2:29 into overtime to seal Owen Sound's 5-4 win against the Erie Otters in Ontario Hockey League action Friday night.
The goal came just 12 seconds after Otters defenceman Paul Cianfrini took a hooking penalty. The Attack improved to 4-7-2 while the Otters (2-6-3) dropped their sixth straight game in front of 2,644 at Tullio Arena.
The Otters, who were outscored 48-28 in the previous 10 games, built a quick 2-0 lead with surprisingly aggressive offensively play. Mike Cazzola's wrist shot from in front beat Attack goaltender Scott Stajcer for a 1-0 Otters' lead 5:33 into the opening period.
Four minutes later, the Otters capitalized on the power play, as Anthony Luciani scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season.
Attack centre Marcus Carroll sliced Erie's lead in half with an unassisted goal at the 13:40 mark of the first. But the Otters scored again with the man advantage, this time by Shawn Szydlowski - only his second goal and point of the season and first in three weeks.
However, the Otters endured another rough second period - a trend that has hurt the team all season.
Owen Sound scored twice in the period - power-play goals by Carroll at the 5:16 mark and Garrett Wilson with 5:47 left - to tie the score 3-3. Erie has been outscored 25-6 in the second this season.
The Otters rebounded in the third, as Greg McKegg slipped a shot past Stajcer on a breakaway to break the tie 2:02 into the period. Szydlowski assisted on the goal to match his season point total.
But a defensive miscue led to the tying goal with 5:12 left in regulation - Bobby Mignardi's 10th of the season, which tied him for second in the OHL standings. Moments later, Stajcer robbed the Otters' Matthew Paton of the potential go-ahead goal from in close.
Jason Wilson, Garrett Wilson and Carroll had two points apiece for the Attack. Yogan, Szydlowski and McKegg had two points each for the Otters. Stajcer made 41 saves for the Attack.