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