Another sound thrashing has the Oshawa Generals in control of their first-round OHL Eastern Conference playoff series against the Peterborough Petes.
Tyler Tullio scored twice and Allan McShane and Anthony Salinitri each had a goal and assist as the Generals put on another offensive show with a convincing 8-2 win over the Petes in front of 4,635 excited fans, Mar. 24, at the Tribute Communities Centre.
Fresh on the heels of 7-0 whitewash in Game 1 in Oshawa two nights earlier, the Generals now lead the best-of-seven series 2-0 and can put their East Division rivals on the brink of elimination with a win Mar. 26 in Peterborough.
Danil Antropov, Nicolas Mattinen, Kyle MacLean and Cole Resnick also scored for the Generals, who got a pair of assists each from Lleyton Moore and Brandon Saigeon.
Christopher Paquette and Dustin Hutton scored for the Petes, who gave up a goal just 30 seconds in and trailed 3-0 before the halfway mark of the first period.
A power-play marker by Paquette early in the second period cut the lead to two, but Oshawa went on to score four straight to put the game away.
Kyle Keyser made 25 saves to pick up his second win of the series in goal for the Generals. Petes’ goaltender Hunter Jones was chased from the game early, giving up three goals on five shots, before being replaced by rookie Tye Austin at the 8:32 mark of the opening period. Austin would stop 22 of 27 shots he faced.
Puck drop for Game 3 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre is 7:05 p.m.
photo: Tyler Tullio scored twice to lead the Oshawa Generals to an 8-2 win over the Peterborough Petes in OHL first-round playoff action, Mar. 24, at the Tribute Communities Centre. Terry Wilson/OHL Images