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Gens storm back to take series lead

By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express

After dropping the first two games of the series, the Oshawa Generals have regained all the momentum and now sit in the driver’s seat against the Niagara IceDogs.

It took quite a bit of time for either team to score in Game 5, as both the Gens’ Kyle Keyser and the IceDogs’ Stephen Dhillon stood tall in net for most of the first two periods.

However, the Gens broke through when Cole Resnick took a pass from Serron Noel in the offensive end while surrounded by defenders, only to put it past all of them to make it 1-0 in favour of the Generals at the end of the second period.

However, Niagara responded early in the third as former Generals captain Jack Studnicka sniped one past Keyser to tie the game.

Oshawa didn’t take their former captain’s goal lying down however, as Danil Antropov took a pass mere feet away from Dhillon, only to put it in the back of the net.

The Gens put the final nail in the Game 5 coffin when Nando Eggenberger scored on the empty net to finish off the 3-1 victory.

While victorious, the Gens were outshot 37-26, while also going one-for-four on the powerplay.

Only one General received a star of the game, as Kyle Keyser earned the third star, stopping 36 out of 37 shots.

Game 6 against the IceDogs is tonight at the Tribute Communities Centre. The game starts at 7:05 p.m.

While the Gens are looking to close out the series tonight, if Game 7 is needed, it will be tomorrow (Tuesday, April 16) at 7 p.m. on the road.