THE CANADIAN PRESS
KITCHENER, Ont. — Ryan Murphy scored once and set up two more as the Kitchener Rangers downed the visiting Erie Otters 5-1 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League play.
Justin Bailey, Tobias Rieder, Matia Marcantuoni and Derek Schoenmakers also scored for the Rangers (27-14-6) while Ben Thomson chipped in with two assists.
J.P. Labardo scored the lone goal for the Otters (15-25-8), who dropped their third straight game.
Joel Vienneau stopped 31-of-32 shots for the win as Devin Williams made 41 saves in a losing cause.
Kitchener failed to earn any power-play chances while Erie went 0 for 2 with the man advantage.
After a scoreless first period, the Rangers didn’t waste any time getting on the board in the second as Bailey ripped a shot over Williams’ blocker 46 seconds in.
Rieder made it 2-0 65 seconds later by jamming a cross-crease pass from Murphy through Williams’ pads.
Murphy made it 3-0 just past the midway mark of the period with a hard blast from the point that banged off the crossbar and bounced just behind the goal line.
Labardo broke Vienneau’s shutout three minutes into the third, sliding a shot under his pad, but Marcantuoni replied four minutes later to restore Kitchener’s three-goal lead.
Schoenmakers finished the scoring with less than three minutes remaining in the game as he beat Williams between the legs.
Windsor 3, Sault Ste. Marie 2
SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. — Alexander Khokhlachev scored the shootout winner as the Windsor Spitfires edged the host Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League play.
Ben Johnson and Remy Giftopoulos scored in regulation time for the Spitfires (20-20-7) and Jaroslav Pavelka stopped 32-of-34 shots for the win.
Jared McCann and Brandon Alderson scored for the Greyhounds (25-19-4), who lost for the first time in three outings, while Matt Murray made 25 saves in a losing cause.
Windsor went 0 for 3 on the power play while Sault Ste. Marie failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.
Guelph 2, Owen Sound 1
GUELPH, Ont. — Brock McGinn scored twice as the Guelph Storm edged the visiting Owen Sound Attack 2-1 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.
Hunter Garlent chipped in two assists for the Storm (27-14-5), who extended their win streak to six games, while Garret Sparks stopped 22-of-23 shots for the win.
Holden Cook scored the lone goal for the Attack (30-13-4), who lost in regulation for the first time in seven outings, and Jordan Binnington made 26 saves in defeat.
Guelph went 0 for 3 on the power play while Owen Sound failed to score on either of its chances with the man advantage.
McGinn opened the scoring 1:03 into the second period before Cook responded three minutes later. With the game tied, McGinn added his second goal of the game, and the eventual winner, at 18:05 of the second.
Ottawa 5, Kingston 4
KINGSTON, Ont. — Dante Salituro scored the winner in the shootout as the Ottawa 67′s held on to beat the host Kingston Frontenacs 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.
Sean Monahan, Brett Gustavsen and Nevin Guy each had a goal and an assist for the 67′s (13-33-3), who blew a 4-1 lead midway through the second period, and Sean Callaghan added a single goal.
Billy Jenkins, Samuel Schutt, Henri Ikonen and Luke Hietkamp scored for the Frontenacs (20-22-4), who are now winless in seven games.
Jacob Blair made 37 saves for Ottawa, which snapped a six-game slide. Mike Morrison started in goal for Kingston, however he was pulled after giving up four goals on 15 shots. Colin Furlong stopped all 18 shots he faced in 35 minutes of relief but took the loss after giving up Salituro’s shootout winner.
The 67′s went 1 for 5 on the power play while the Frontenacs failed to score on their only chance with the man advantage.
Sarnia 5, Plymouth 4
SARNIA, Ont. — Reid Boucher scored his 39th and 40th goals of the year as the Sarnia Sting downed the visiting Plymouth Whalers 5-4 in a shootout on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.
The 19-year-old winger has scored nine times in his last five outings and is the first player in the OHL to reach the 40-goal mark this season.
Charles Sarault scored the winner in the shootout for the Sting (27-17-3), who won for the first time in three outings, and Alex Basso and Nikolay Goldobin each scored once in regulation time.
Garret Meurs had two goals and an assist for the Whalers (24-14-9) while Stefan Noesen chipped in with three assists.
Cody Payne and Sebastian Ulvira also scored to round out Plymouth’s offence.
Knicholas Dawe stopped 36-of-40 shots for the win as Matt Mahalak made 24 saves in a losing cause.
Sarnia went 0 for 2 on the power play while Plymouth scored twice on three chances with the man advantage.
Oshawa 3, Sudbury 2
SUDBURY, Ont. — Boone Jenner scored the shootout winner as the Oshawa Generals downed the host Sudbury Wolves 3-2 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action.
Jenner fooled goaltender Franky Palazzese with backhand-to-forehand deke and fired the puck over his blocker to pick up the two points for Oshawa.
Justice Dundas and Lucas Lessio scored in regulation for the Generals (27-17-4) while Daniel Altshuller made 20 saves for the win.
Nicholas Baptiste and Dominik Kahun scored for the Wolves (21-17-10) and Palazzese stopped 40-of-42 shots in a losing cause.
Baptiste opened the scoring 15:03 into the first period when he sent a rebound past a sprawling Altshuller.
Kahun made it 2-0 after he backhanded the puck into the top-right corner at 2:31 of the second period.
Lessio cut the deficit in half on the power play at 12:49 before Dundas backhanded the puck over Palazzese’s blocker on a breakaway to tie it up at 16:26.
Oshawa went 1 for 5 on the power play while Sudbury went 0 for 4 on the man-advantage.