Ottawa 67s Weekly Preview Nov. 5

Ottawa 67s (7-9-0)

The 67s are back to their usual three games per week schedule after playing only three games combined in the past two weeks.

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Tuesday VS Oshawa Generals (13-3-1)

This will be the first of six games between these two teams this season. The Generals are off to a great start, having a six point lead on the second place team in their division. They have a very strong offense, lead by Michael Dal Colle (28 points in 17 games) who is eligible to be selected in the next NHL entry draft, and Scott Laughton (25 points in 13 games) who was a 2010 1st round pick for the Philadelphia Flyers. The Generals have won 8 of their past 10 games, so the 67s will be facing a very hot team. The Generals have nowhere near the best offense in the league, but they are tied for third in goals allowed. If the 67s can play decent defense, they should have a chance to come away with a win in this one.

Friday VS Saginaw Spirit (8-7-2)

This will be one of only two games between these teams this season. Like the 67s, the Spirit will be a team fighting for one of the bottom playoff spots at the end of the season. They aren’t especially good when it comes to offense, or defense for that matter. They’re in the middle of the league standings for both. With that said, they don’t really have anyone putting up a whole lot of points. Their top scorer is over-ager Kristof Kontos (18 points in 17 games) who is currently a free agent, so he may be playing for a tryout opportunity with an NHL club next year. The 67s should put up a good fight on Friday.

Sunday VS Kitchener Rangers (4-10-0)

Playing the last place team in the league is always a good way to wrap up a week, hopefully with a win. Unfortunately for the 67s, they only play the Rangers twice this season. The Rangers have scored a league worst 36 goals in their 14 games, but are ranked ninth in defense, allowing 55 goals. Their leading scorer, Radek Faksa (11 points in 13 games) is a 2012 first round pick for the Dallas Stars. He has scored 8 goals so far this season, which is almost 25% of his team’s offense.

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