OSHAWA, Ont. — Kenny Huether had two goals while Anthony Cirelli added a goal and assist as the Oshawa Generals remained perfect at home, defeating the Peterborough Petes 5-2 in Friday night OHL action.
Cirelli’s breakaway goal proved to be the winner while Huether’s fluky second marker of the night provided insurance. The Generals (4-4-0) also received goals from Riley Stillman and Domenic Commisso
C.J. Clarke and Steven Lorentz scored for the Petes (3-4-1), while Dylan Wells stopped 39 of 44 shots in the loss.
Jeremy Brodeur stopped 23 of 25 shots in the victory, bringing his personal record to 4-1-0.
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Right from the start the Generals had to play on their heels as both Jack Studnicka and Alex Di Carlo both found themselves in the penalty box four minutes into the game. Shortly after killing off the two man advantage, momentum swung in Oshawa’s favour as Eric Henderson fed Huether on a two-on-one rush to beat Wells, giving the Generals a 1-0 lead.
Just after the 11 minute mark, Clarke took a centering pass from Nick Isaacson and tipped it past Brodeur to score his fifth goal of the season and tie the game at one.
Two minutes later, with Cole Fraser in the penalty box for roughing, Mitchell Vande Sompel caught a streaking Commisso with a pass where he was able to put the puck past Wells giving him his fourth goal of the season and regained the one goal advantage for Oshawa.
With 2:49 left in the first period, technical difficulties with the play clock halted play. After a small delay, officials decided to add the extra time to the second period, ending the first.
At the start of the second period, Lorentz appeared to tie the game for the Petes, however the goal was waived off as Matyas Svoboda ran over Brodeur prior to the puck entering the net.
There was a scary moment in the second when Vande Sompel leveled Svoboda between the two benches. The Czech player was unable to get up as he crawled to the Petes’ bench for medical attention.
Vande Sompel did not receive a penalty on the play and Svoboda did return to the game.
Mid-way through the period, with Danil Antropov in the penalty box, Lorentz finally tied the game for the Petes when he let out a wrist shot from the slot, beating Brodeur stick side for his first goal of the season.
After the Generals killed off a tripping penalty taken by Cirelli, the puck found its way to him coming out of the box which led to a breakaway on Wells. Cirelli scored on his backhand for his fifth goal of the season and gave the Generals a 3-2 lead.
In the dying seconds of the period, Huether shot the puck on the rush from the slot that Wells appeared to have a handle on. The puck then deflected off of a Petes defenceman back into Wells’ net, giving Huether his second goal of the night and a 4-2 lead for the Generals.
The Generals padded their lead in the third period on a two man advantage where Stillman scored his first goal of the season to provide a 5-2 lead for the Generals.
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