Ottawa 67’s rally to pick up a point against London Knights

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As has been the case for the last couple of seasons, the London Knights needed the coin flip of a shootout to knock off the Ottawa 67’s.

Trailing the Ontario Hockey League’s top team 3-1 in the third period, Ottawa’s Caden Kelly and Cooper Foster scored 44 seconds apart to even the score before a crowd of 5,733. Ottawa held the edge in shots during the game, but London’s Denver Barkey scored the lone goal in a shootout, forcing Ottawa to settle for the single point.

It was Ottawa’s Collin MacKenzie against London’s Owen Willmore in goal, and they made 31 and 28 saves, respectively.

London opened the scoring on a Sam O’Reilly breakaway 12:17 in, and a power-play goal by Sam Dickinson made it 2-0 before the midway point of the second period.

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Ottawa’s rally began soon after thanks to a terrific effort by Brady Stonehouse. The Edmonton Oilers prospect stole the puck in the Knights’ zone off a faceoff, took it to the net and slid the puck past Willmore.

The Knights’ Easton Cowan continued his outstanding point streak with a goal to close out the second period, but the 67’s came roaring out of the gate to start the third, with Kelly and Foster combining to even the score by the 6:45 mark.

Despite a litany of Ottawa chances down the stretch, the skills competition proved to be the 67’s undoing again.

Ottawa heads out on the road Thursday, visiting the Niagara IceDogs.

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