Thrilling OT win for Rangers against Erie; series now 2-1 for Kitchener

It looked like it was going to be an Erie win against the Kitchener Rangers Tuesday night, but the Blueshirts fought back from being down 3-0, for a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory.

Justin Bottineau scored the game equalizing and game winning goals for the team.

He spoke with CityNews 570’s Colour Commentator Paul Fixter during the Post-Game Show, as he said it’s a great win, but they have to stay focused going into Games 4 and 5 Thursday and Friday.

“We’re allowed to be happy with it now, but we gotta lock in for the next game now, it’s a 2-1 series, we still got two more games to win.”

Fixter said an all-star performance was also seen between the pipes Tuesday night, with Jackson Parsons making 40 saves on 43 shots.

“When this team got down 3-0, he basically said ‘guys I’m going to shut the door and you go out and do your job.’ In the third period and the overtime, he faced 24 shots of the 43. That’s goaltending when it matters, and he made some huge saves.”

It was a unique game as well with no power play opportunities for the Rangers, but plenty of time on the penalty kill.

Head Coach Jussi Ahokas said you have to be ready for anything during the playoffs.

“I was surprised we didn’t get any power plays but that’s how it goes, that’s how it goes in playoffs, you have to be ready for anything, good that they played well…Thursday is a new game.”

Broadcast time for Thursday night’s Game 4 is 6:35 p.m. on CityNews 570.

The Rangers lead the best of seven series 2-1.

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