Eleven minor penalties proved detrimental for the Petes Friday night as they fell 4-3 to the 67’s in Ottawa.
Ottawa native Bobby Dow had the game’s first quality scoring chance when he split Ottawa’s defencemen, but was stopped by goalie Olivier Tremblay.
The teams exchanged penalties through the remainder of the opening frame. Ottawa’s Kyle Auger was sent off for holding before Dow was called for boarding. Rookie Nick Robertson was penalized for tripping with under a minute left to play in the period.
The first twenty minutes saw both Dylan Wells and Tremblay holding their opponents goalless. Ottawa led 12-9 on the shot clock.
In the second period, with Ottawa captain Travis Barron in the box, Detroit Red Wings prospect Zach Gallant was able to redirect a centering pass by Pavel Gogolev to net his second goal of the season. Robertson added the goal’s second assist.
Just over a minute later, while with another man advantage, Semyon Der-Arguchintsev recorded his first goal of 2017-18 campaign when his shot went off a 67’s rearguard and past Tremblay to put the Petes up 2-0. Nikita Korostelev and Logan DeNoble picked up assists on the play.
Wells stayed perfect through two periods, turning away 12 shots in each frame. The Petes fired another 8 shots toward Tremblay to bring their shot count to 17.
Peterborough started the third stanza with a 21 second power play, but couldn’t capitalize. Shortly after, Ang took a high sticking penalty. Although it wasn’t on the power play, Sasha Chmelevski potted his third of the season just 16 seconds after Ang’s penalty ended. Barron and Noel Hoefenmayer recorded the goal’s assists.
The teams would exchange penalties before Chmelevski registered his second marker of the night, on the power play, to tie the game at 2. Kevin Bahl and Tye Felhaber were credited with assists.
Ottawa completed the comeback when Austen Keating, with help from Auger and Bahl, picked up a loose puck to give the 67’s their first lead of the game.
With just 1.8 seconds remaining in the final period, Korostelev fired the puck towards the net in a desperate attempt to tie the game, and tie the game he did. Adam Timleck and Declan Chisholm assisted on the game-tying goal.
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Three on three overtime ensued. Each team had quality chances, including numerous two-on-one plays, but Wells and Tremblay held strong to send the game to a shootout.
The shootout results were as follow:
OTT: Clarke – GOAL
PBO: Korostelev – No Goal
OTT: Chmelevski – GOAL
PBO: DeNoble – GOAL
OTT: Felhaber – GOAL
The Petes are back in action on Thanksgiving Monday when they travel to North Bay to go to war with the Battalion at 2:05pm. On Thursday, October 12 at 7:05pm, the Petes and Nick Robertson will take on his brother, Jason, and the Kingston Frontenacs for the first time this season. Game tickets are available starting at $8 through the Collins Barrow PMC Box Office, online or, by phone at (705) 743-3561.