Tyler Toffoli, 67s, to OHL Conference Finals

Kings’ prospect Tyler Toffoli leads all OHL players in playoff goals, with 10.

67’s win Game 7 in OT thriller | Hockey | Sports | Ottawa Sun.

The 67’s came within 24.1 seconds of ending Game 7 in regulation, but it didn’t matter much in the end.

They penned their own movie script ending, taking the decider 4-3 in overtime and booking their ticket to the Eastern Conference final — against the Niagara IceDogs — for the first time since their Memorial Cup run in 2005.

Rookie Brett Gustavsen played the role of hero, putting a harmless-looking shot from the corner through Mathias Niederberger 2:09 into the extra session at the J. Benson Cartage Centre.

The 67’s battled back from a 3-1 series deficit and broke their Game 7 curse, winning the deciding game on home ice for the first time in four tries. Ottawa lost Game 7 in 2010 against Mississauga, in 2009 against Niagara in Brian Kilrea’s final game behind the bench, and in 2004 against Brampton.



  3 comments for “Tyler Toffoli, 67s, to OHL Conference Finals

  1. DougS
    April 18, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    What can I say? I am so looking forward to seeing what he and Vey do next year. Sounds like Vey is only a year or so away from his cup of coffee with the Kings, and Toffoli’s first season with Manchester should give us a hint as to how long before he gets to LA.

  2. April 18, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    toff’s gonna be wearing a kings jersey next year.

  3. angelofdeath
    April 20, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    And Chicoutimi (Christopher Gibson) is in the Q semifinals… Unfortunately, they face defending Memorial Cup champs Saint John (and Jonathan Huberdeau)… So I guess that ends their run…

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