Ottawa 67s (7-13-2)
For the second week in a row, the 67s couldn’t manage a win. They’re currently on a 6 game losing streak, and have only won 2 of their last 12 games.
London Knights (5) at Ottawa 67s (3):
The 67s managed to go into the third period with a lead for just the second time in nearly 4 weeks. I’m not sure how they managed to blow it, but they did. As usual, the opposition scored the first goal, but this time they wouldn’t score another for nearly 35 minutes. Chris Tierney gave the Knights the first lead of the game just over 6 minutes in. Travis Konecny would tie the game late in the period with a beautiful, top corner wrist shot. The second period was all Brett Gustavsen, as he scored two goals to give the 67s a 3-1 lead going into the third. The second of his two goals was on the powerplay, the only PP goal of the game for the 67s who had 5 PP opportunities. A 3-1 lead to start the third was much better than anyone expected. The third period however, was one of the worst periods the 67s have played all season. They may have had 8 shots (which was better than their first and second period totals of 7 and 7), but they allowed 22. Through 40 minutes, it looked Phillipe Trudeau was going to have one of his best games of the season, stopping 20 of 21 shots. But the Knights came out angry and determined. They cut the 67s lead to one just 40 seconds into the third period. They followed that with three goals from Alex Basso, Mitchell Marner, and Bo Horvat to win the game 5-3.
Ottawa 67s (2) at Oshawa Generals (3):
If not for a horrible first period, the 67s could have surprised everyone with a win. The 67s were outshot 18-6 in the first period, and allowed 2 goals. The first goal was Scott Laughton’s team leading 15th of the season. The second was scored by Bradley Latour. The 67s were outshot in the second period as well, they tied the game. Nevin Guy scored on the powerplay. and Joseph Blandisi scored while shorthanded. The Generals’ goalie, Daniel Altshuller allowed 2 goals on just 10 shots, while Philippe Trudeau had a perfect period, stopping all 16 shots he faced. No goals were scored in the third, but the 67s outplayed the Generals for a full 20 minutes. The 67s had 12 shots to the Generals’ 9. We were off to OT. Despite outshooting the Generals 5-3, the 67s failed to score before Michael Dal Colle scored the winner for Oshawa
Ottawa 67s (0) at Kingston Frontenacs (8):
This was possibly the worst game the 67s have played all year. The Frontenacs’ goalie, Matt Mahalak stopped all 24 shots the 67s managed to get. 24 shots isn’t a bad amount by any means, but their defence was horrible. The Frontenacs outshot the 67s 17-5 in the first period, scoring twice. Ryan Kujawinski scored the first goal, then Robert Polesello gave the Frontenacs a 2-0 lead going into the second period. The second period wasn’t quite as bad for the 67s. They allowed less shots and got more on net than in the first period (12-8 for the Frontenacs), but Kingston managed to score three goals in the frame. Darcy Greenaway, Sam Bennett and Spencer Watson were the goal scorers. SPencer Watson scored again, early in the third period to give the Frontenacs a 4-0 lead. That goal was followed by two others, scored by Ryan Kujawinski (his second of the game) and Samuel Schutt. Shots in the third period were 14-11 for the Frontenacs.
This Week’s 3 Stars
1st Star: Brett Gustavsen. Scored two goals this week. When you compare that to the rest of the team, it sounds really impressive.
2nd Star: Travis Konecny. One goal and one assist. Probably the 67s’ most consistent player besides Blandisi.
3rd Star: Joseph Blandisi. He scored one goal this week. That’s enough to be one of their three best players this week. Sad, right?