Oshawa Generals drop fourth straight as fans slow to adapt to full capacity news

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Published March 2, 2022 at 9:19 am

The return to 100 per cent capacity was supposed to be the tonic for whatever is ailing the Oshawa Generals these days and maybe if the fans had packed the Tribute Communities Centre Tuesday night that might have happened.

Instead, 3,285 fans – less than two-thirds capacity – watched the club drop their fourth straight game as the Ottawa 67s extended its own point streak to four, taking full measure of a comeback 5-3 victory to pull within two points of Oshawa for fifth in the Eastern Conference.

Patrick Leaver was kept busy in the Oshawa net making 35 saves while Ty Tullio (29), Ryan Stepien (20) and Lleyton Moore staked Oshawa to a 3-1 lead early in the second period.

But the 67s found an extra gear, scoring four unanswered goals, the winner by Nashville Predator prospect Jack Matier (8) with less than three minutes remaining and final goal into an empty net to take the two points.

Tullio’s goal extended his point streak to nine games.

The loss drops the Generals to 24-21-5 on the season. The team has two road games coming up this weekend – in Mississauga Friday and Peterborough Saturday – with the next home date not arriving until March 13 against Peterborough.

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