Tuesday Highlights: Petes stay perfect
PETERBOROUGH 3 – KINGSTON 1 – PBO leads series 3-0
The Peterborough Petes remain the only undefeated team in the OHL Playoffs, improving to 7-0 on Tuesday as goaltender Dylan Wells made 33 saves in a 3-1 road win over the Kingston Frontenacs. The Petes climb ahead 3-0 in their second round series, scoring three times on 17 shots to win despite being outdone on the shot clock. Adam Timleck (3) scored just 11 seconds into the first period before Semyon Der-Arguchintsev (2) and Alex Black (2) scored late second period markers. Wells was a difference maker in goal, being beaten just once on a goal by Kingston’s Linus Nyman (6). Carolina Hurricanes prospect Steven Lorentz had a pair of assists. The Petes look to close out the series on Thursday night in Kingston.
MISSISSAUGA 7 – OSHAWA 4 – MISS leads series 2-1
After being silenced in Game 1 of the series, the Mississauga Steelheads have come back with authority to score 14 goals in two games to take a 2-1 series lead over the Oshawa Generals. The Trout went 4-for-5 on the power play Tuesday in Oshawa as Spencer Watson (6, 7, 8) netted a hat-trick and Michael McLeod had three assists. Defencemen Nicolas Hague (1) and Vili Saarijarvi (4) each had a goal and two assists while Owen Tippett (3) and Brendan Harrogate (2) also found the back of the net. Mississauga outshot Oshawa 43-33, chasing Jeremy Brodeur from the crease early in the third period. Oshawa goals came from Renars Krastenbergs (5, 6), Jack Studnicka (5) and Danil Antropov (2). Game 4 of the series is scheduled for Thursday night back in Oshawa.
OWEN SOUND 4 – SAULT STE. MARIE 2 – Series tied 2-2
After losing Games 1 and 2 in Sault Ste. Marie, the Owen Sound Attack have returned home to win Games 3 and 4 and knot the series at two wins apiece. Nick Suzuki (5) and Jonah Gadjovich (3) each had a goal and an assist as the Attack outshot the Greyhounds 41-27 enroute to a 4-2 win. Chase Campbell (1) and Petrus Palmu (9) also lit the lamp while Michael McNiven made 25 saves. Boris Katchouk (7) and Morgan Frost (2) had Sault Ste. Marie goals as the Hounds went 0-for-5 on the power play. The back-to-back losses are the first for Sault Ste. Marie since October. Tied 2-2, the series is down to a best-of-three and these two teams should provide for an exciting finish. Game 5 is set for Friday in Sault Ste. Marie.
ERIE 3 – LONDON 1 – ER leads series 2-1
Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat (3, 4) scored twice while Troy Timpano made 33 saves in goal as the Erie Otters defeated the London Knights 3-1 in Game 3. Anthony Cirelli (5) also scored for Erie while Dylan Strome had a pair of assists as the Otters take a 2-1 series lead on the road. Janne Kuokkanen (5) scored London’s lone goal, opening the scoring in the first period before the Otters replied with three unanswered. Game 4 of the series will go Thursday night in London.