Mississauga 2 – Peterborough 1 (2OT)
Steelheads’ captain Michael McLeod scored midway through the second overtime as Mississauga edged Peterborough 2-1 to take a 3-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Final.
It was McLeod’s eighth of the post season, and third game winner.
Nikita Korostelev opened the scoring for Peterborough just 2:03 into the hockey game. Spencer Watson scored to tie the game 28 seconds into the second period, he capped off his two point night by setting up McLeod’s game winner.
Peterborough’s Dylan Wells was the busier goalie, stopping 53 of the 55 shots he faced, including 14 shots in the first overtime. Matthew Mancina made 28 saves for Mississauga, he’s now won seven straight starts this post season.
Mississauga can close out the Eastern Conference Final on home ice Wednesday, the Petes are hoping to send things back to Peterborough for a potential game five on Thursday.
Owen Sound 6 – Erie 3
The Owen Sound Attack scored three goals in the final eleven minutes to take game three of the Western Conference Finals.
The Otters led 3-1 until Taylor Raddysh and Alex DeBrincat scored second period goals to tie the game at three. DeBrincat’s goal came with just 51 seconds left in the middle frame.
Maksim Sushko broke the tie 9:04 into the final period to help Owen Sound regain their lead. Ethan Szypula added an insurance market with just over four minutes to play, and Petrus Palmu seal it with a late empty net goal. Both Palmu and Szypula finished the night with a pair of goals and an assist. Nick Suzuki finished the night with three assists for Owen Sound.
The victory gives Owen Sound their second straight win over Erie, and a 2-1 series lead. The Attack host the Otters for game four Wednesday evening.