Generals Sweep Petes with 5 – 2 Win in Peterborough
By Dean Eastman
The Oshawa Generals sweep their arch rivals, the Peterborough Petes in four games with a 5 – 2 win at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on Thursday night. The Generals now await the winner of the North Bay Battalion, Barrie Colts series.
Peterborough - April 10, 2014 - Try as they might, the Peterborough Petes were just no match for their arch rivals, the Oshawa Generals. Oshawa skated to a 5–2 victory over the Petes on Thursday night behind solid goaltending from Daniel Altshuller and a two-point performance from each of Michael Dal Colle, Bradley Latour and Chris Carlisle.
The Petes playing banged up, hurt and sick after winning a seven-game, first round OHL series battle over the Kingston Frontenacs, could not contain a potent Oshawa power play and could not penetrate a stingy, defensive corps through the quick four-game series.
Peterborough opened the scoring at 1:19 of the opening frame on a goal by defenseman Clark Seymour that gave those pesky Petes some jump in their step. Oshawa would tie the game up less than four minutes later when Oshawa’s fourth line got onto the score sheet as Jacob Busch putted the puck behind the Petes’ Andrew D’Agostini.
The TSN turning point occurred at the 13-minute mark of the second period when the Generals were assessed consecutive minor penalties, giving their opponent a two-man advantage. Peterborough’s special teams could not capitalize on their opportunity and failed to mount a comeback as they were trailing the Generals, 4–2.
Peterborough could not muster any offence in the third period as they seemed to have little left in the tank. Oshawa kept constant pressure throughout the final frame. Bradley Latour capped the series sweep with the Generals fifth goal of the night.
Daniel Altshuller faced 29-shots for the win while Andrew D’Agostini stopped 32-of-37 Generals’ shots in the loss.
Oshawa now awaits to meet the winner of the North Bay Battalion and Barrie Colts series and will then faceoff for the OHL Eastern Conference Final.
For the love of the game, I remain, Dean Eastman.
Dean Eastman is the Oshawa Generals correspondent for OurHometown.ca Dean was born in Cornwall and raised in Long Sault and has been a loyal Habs fan since the days of the Pocket Rocket and the Roadrunner. He now calls Whitby, Ontario home to his wife Heather and young sons Eric and Ryan. Dean is passionate about his hockey, whether it be from the junior or professional ranks. Dean will provide current news and views on the Oshawa Generals organization from a global perspective. If you have questions or wish to contact Dean, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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