The Oshawa Generals torrid second half to the OHL regular season schedule continued with a 3-2 win over the Kingston Frontenacs, Mar. 13, at the Tribute Communities Centre.
The Generals, who have lost just four times since the beginning of February, have posted an impressive 18-7 record since the Jan. 10 OHL trade deadline. The win moved them into third place in the Eastern Conference standings, one point ahead of the Sudbury Wolves with just two games remaining in the regular season schedule.
Anthony Salinitri scored what proved to be the game-winning goal midway through the second period when the overager, just out of the penalty box, received a long pass from Nico Gross at centre ice, raced in and, keeping Kingston defenceman Billy Constantinou at bay, beat Frontenacs goaltender Brendan Bonello to make it 3-1.
It was the veteran’s team-leading 46 goal of the season and his 32 in 41 games with Oshawa since coming over from Sarnia in a trade back in late November. Allan McShane and Kyle McLean also scored for the Generals (42-20-4-0), while Kyle Keyser made 20 saves in goal to improve his record to 31-8-3-0 this season.
Ryan Cranford and former Generals forward Nick Wong scored for the Frontenacs (14-50-1-1), who sit dead last in the OHL standings.
The two teams will go at it again in Kingston on Mar. 15, before Oshawa wraps up its regular season schedule against the Sudbury Wolves at home on Mar. 17. Game time is 6:05 p.m.
photo: Oshawa overage Anthony Salinitri team-leading 46-goal of the season proved to be the winner as the Oshawa Generals defeated the Kingston Frontenacs, 3-2, in OHL action, Mar. 13, at the Tribune Communities Centre. Terry Wilson/OHL Images