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Ottawa wins tough contest against Pembroke, 5-3
Story by Narrative Science.
The Ottawa Senators and the Pembroke Lumber Kings were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Ottawa made the most of its opportunities and won, 5-3.
The Senators gained the winning advantage on a goal by Greg Meireles 17:38 into the second period and hung on until final buzzer.
With the win, Ottawa avoided elimination to make the series score 3-2 in the best of seven series.
Shawn Lynch had a great game for the Senators, netting two goals. Lynch found the back of the net 3:55 into the second period to make the score 2-2 and again while 16:35 into the third to make the score 4-2 Ottawa.
Ottawa put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Pembroke to score on any of its three power plays.
Ottawa additionally got points from Thomas Crevier, who also racked up one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Daniel Sarracco also scored for Ottawa. Other players who recorded assists for Ottawa were Robert Michel, Alexandre Way, Carl Faucher, Zach Car, Jim Pearson, and Ian Andriano, who contributed one each.
The Lumber Kings stifled the Senators' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
Pembroke was led by Alexandre Boivin, who registered one goal and one assist. Boivin scored short handed 17:08 into the first period to make the score 1-1. The Lumber Kings were on a disadvantage when Brendan Valko went off the ice for cross checking. Hudson Michaelis picked up the assist. Others who scored for Pembroke included Jesse Blais and Felix Chamberland, who scored one goal each. In addition, Pembroke received assists from Owen McDade, who had one.
Andriano rejected 23 shots on goal for Ottawa. The Senators incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Jordan Piccolino recorded 23 saves for Pembroke. The Lumber Kings incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.