Consistently inconsistent continues to describe the Kitchener Rangers.
After winning games against three of the top teams in the league - Ottawa, London, and Barrie – they couldn't win a game they should have won, at least on paper.
The Erie Otters, sitting last in the Western Conference, scored three goals in the second period and clipped Kitchener 6-4.
The Rangers jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but couldn't get it back after the slow second.
"It was going to be a tough game, with travel and they were fresh. They were coming off a tough loss, so we knew they'd come out hard,” said Dennis. “We were just chancing it after that (...) can't keep playing from behind.”
Francesco Pinelli earned a point on all four goals, and extended his goal-streak to six games.
Marcus Vandenberg picked up the loss in goal, stopping 26 shots.
He suffered a miscue with the game tied, and the rangers on the power play.
He tried to pass the puck to his teammate but it ended up on the stick of Carey Terrance, who made it 4-3, in the third period.
"[Vandenberg] batted through. We needed to support him more with some more goals earlier,” said Dennis. “A really tough day for him, he didn't get to skate in the morning, and we're travelling.”
The Rangers have a tough task ahead. The Sarnia Sting are at the Aud on Tuesday.
The pregame starts at 6:30 p.m.