Last night’s 4-3 overtime loss in Oshawa was a game of highs and lows. A 3-0 lead by the midpoint of the game, only to lose 4-3 in overtime will have left a sting the Kingston Frontenacs will be looking to ease tonight with Game 5 where the Frontenacs have the chance to clinch the series on home ice.
It’s been said many times how games are often won and lost on the power play and penalty kill, and that wasn’t more apparent than last night’s game 4. All three Oshawa Generals goals scored in regulation happened when Kingston was killing penalties. The Frontenacs, on the other hand, weren’t able to score on any of their three powerplay opportunities.
Digging into the series statistics, and some interesting points give Kingston some edge heading into tonight’s game. So far this series, Oshawa has a slight lead in making the most of their powerplay opportunities, scoring 20% of the time with the man advantage, compared to Kingston’s 18.8% success rate on the powerplay. Factor in the success of the powerplays and penalty-killing when playing in Kingston this series and the Frontenacs have scored 33.3% of the time while Oshawa has only managed to score on 11.1% of powerplays in Kingston.
TRIBUTE TO THE FAN BUS: Easily the loudest fans in the GM Centre for games 3 and 4 were the Kingston Frontenacs fans, many who traveled on the Booster Club Fan Bus. A special shout-out of thanks to the Frontenacs faithful who made the trek and made the “visitors” feel right at home.