Generals fall in devastating overtime to Knights
Oshawa, Ont., – The Oshawa Generals were 12 minutes away from taking down the London Knights, but it was all for not as they fell 4-3 in overtime.
Jacob Oster made 35 saves on 39 shots in the loss, and Beckett Sennecke scored a pair of goals, earning the 100th point of his OHL career.
The Generals opened the scoring in this one when Calum Ritchie sprung Sennecke on a breakaway, the winger came in and snapped a shot over the glove of Michael Simpson for a 1-0 Oshawa lead.
The Gens started the second period on a five-on-three powerplay and took full advantage of it as Matthew Buckley fired a slap pass that Dylan Roobroeck tipped past the London goalie making it 2-0 Generals.
Oshawa still on the powerplay would add another, after gaining the zone and working it around Rasmus Kumpulainen made a nice pass to Sennecke who one-timed it into the back of the net giving the Gens a 3-0 lead.
London would get on the board in the third period, it was Kasper Halttunen circling behind the net before turning and shooting one over the shoulder of Oster making it 3-1 Gens.
The Knights would cut the lead to one as it was Jacob Julien taking a pass from Halttunen before sneaking it over the line making it 3-2 Oshawa.
With a little over five minutes to go in the third London would tie it up as Halttunen added his second of the game, firing one over the glove of Oster and tying the game at 3-3.
It took almost the full overtime, but with 20 seconds to go, Easton Cowan would extend his point streak by going in on a breakaway making a move to the backhand lifting it over an outstretched Oster sending the fans home.
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