We all know what payback can be.
On January 13th, at The Aud, the Oshawa Generals embarrassed the Kitchener Rangers 5-2, in a game that was broadcast on national television.
As Michael Jordan said, "... and I took that personally."
The Rangers responded Wednesday, when they smashed the Gens 6-4
"It was nice to get them back," said general manager Mike McKenzie. "But, no matter who we're playing, we need points. Time is ticking here, so every point or two is important to us."
The game got to be a little closer than Kitchener would have liked when the Gens' scored twice in the first 3:32 of the third period.
Francesco Pinelli led the Rangers, with three points. Francesco Arcuri scored his 40th, and 41st, goals of the season.
Danny Zhilkin tickled the twine twice and Matt Sop added two assists.
The Rangers power-play came into the game riding a lowly 3-for-30 streak, but it woke up in the 'Shwa.
They went 2-for-6, matching the Generals' two markers with the man-advantage. The Blueshirts also scored shorthanded.
Former Generals captain, Lleyton Moore made his lone visit to Tribute Communities Centre as a visitor, and was given a video tribute and a standing ovation during the TV timeout in the first period.
"Kind of surreal, honestly," said Moore. "I've been here for four-and-a-half years. When I came out, it was loud. It was awesome. It felt different, but we got the win, and that's what matters."
The attention for the Rangers now turns to the Erie Otters. Erie has won three of four meetings this year.
The pregame show with Mike Farwell and Chris Pope begins at 7:00 p.m. Friday.