It's raining and kind of snowing in Ottawa. Just a perfect day to hide out in a hockey rink.
I think I mention this every year, but the $8 parking charge to see the 67's is not right.
On to the action.
Same lines for Kitchener as in Kingston and why not? It worked well for two periods in the 6-5 SO loss.
Mike Davies-Matia Marcantuoni-Justin Bailey
Brent Pedersen-Radek Faksa-Curtis Meighan
Darby Llewellyn-Ryan MacInnis-Nick Magyar
Mason Kohn-Jimmy Soper-Scott Teskey
Ben Fanelli-Frank Hora
Max Iafrate-Doug Blaisdell
Jared Gilbert-Logan Schmidt
Matt Greenfield (0-1-0-1) starts.
Ryan Van Stralen-Sam Studnicka-Taylor Fielding
Brendan Bell-Dante Salituro-Joe Blandisi
Tyler Hill-Travis Konecny-Brett Gustavsen
Andrew Abou-Assaly-Connor Brown-John Urbanic
Alex Lintuniemi-Nevin Guy
Jonathan Duchesne-Owen Stewart
Jacob Middleton-Troy Henley
Philippe Trudeau (6-8) starts.
- Coming into the game, the 67's were undefeated in their past dozen games against Kitchener, a winning streak stretching more than six years.
- Ben Thomson (ankle) was hoping to get in the lineup but remains day to day.
- Former Kitchener Rangers defenceman Owen Stewart wears No. 4 in Ottawa, but had No. 18 on against his old club as the team wore special Remembrance Day sweaters. I'm guessing they made them before he was acquired from London.
- Ottawa wore Remembrance Day jerseys, but held no pre-game ceremony.
- Defenceman Logan Schmidt's OHL card kicked in today as it was his 10th game of the season. And hats off to the rook, who looks just fine at this level. UPDATE: OHL card technically doesn't kick in until 11th game is played.
- Another shootout, but this time Darby Llewellyn and Justin Bailey helped notch the win. Goalie Matt Greenfield gave up one goal at the other end.
- It was nice to see Llewellyn score as it was his penalty late in the game that gave the 67's the chance to tie the game, which they did.
- Justin Bailey has four points in his past four games. That's two goals in two games for Nick Magyar as well.
- Beginnings and endings really are an issue for the club early on. But, in the past two games, the Rangers have dominated the majority of the match. That's a good sign.
- Watch for a Radek Faksa surge. He looked really strong as the game wore on.
JB's top three Rangers: Matt Greenfield, Justin Bailey, Darby Llewellyn