Joseph Biandisi scored in the shoot-out to give the Ottawa 67’s a 5-4 win over the Kingston Frontenacs on Friday night at the K-Rock Centre. Ottawa jumped out to a 3-0 lead and held a 4-1 lead midway through the second period, but the Fronts battled back to secure a single point.
Sean Callaghan and Nevin Guy scored in the first period for Ottawa and Sean Monahan added a power play marker early in the second period. Billy Jenkins finally got the Fronts on the board but John Urbanic restored the three goal Ottawa cushion and ended the night for Kingston goaltender Mike Morrison, who surrendered four goals on 15 shots.
The goaltending change seemed to spark the Fronts, who quickly responded when Sam Schutt scored 92 seconds later and then Luke Heitkamp cut the lead to just one goal 15 seconds after Schutt’s goal. Henri Ikonen tied the game with 17 seconds remaining in the period, concluding a wild second period that saw both teams combine for six goals.
In the shoot-out, Dante Sailturo and Sam Povorozniouk both missed with opening shots, before both Brett Gustavsen and Henri Ikonen each scored on the second attempt for both teams. Blandisi scored on the third attempt for Ottawa, while Spencer Watson was stopped by Ottawa goaltender Jacob Blair to give Ottawa the extra point.
The Fronts will take saturday off, before hosting the London Knights and their Kingston born captain Scott Harrington.