KINGSTON -- The 67's can't say they didn't get any chances during yesterday's road game against the Frontenacs.
Their failure to cash in on some of them and their opposition's ability to make the most of them was the big difference during a 4-3 loss at the Kingston Memorial Centre.
The Frontenacs scored on breakaways by defenceman Ben Shutron and rookie Chris Stewart, to take a 4-1 lead into the third and held on for the win despite a gutsy but futile rally by the 67's during the final 20 minutes.
"If you get two breakaways in one game, that's pretty much unheard of," said Ottawa forward Brad Bonello. "They scored on both of them.
"I think we held most of the play, but they all of a sudden got a couple of chances and buried them, and took the momentum away from us."
The turning point came seven minutes into the second with the 67's pressing during a power play and looking for a tying goal.
Bonello had a great scoring chance after defenceman Nick Van Herpt had hit the post with a slapper from the point. From the slot, Bonello had Kingston goalie Dayne Davis down and out, but somehow Davis slid across the crease and batted the puck away with his arm.
"I shot it, and I think he tipped it with his glove," said Bonello. "It slid across the goal line and hit the post. It just didn't go the right way for us."
Moments later, Stewart stepped out the penalty box (he was serving an extra minor assessed to teammate Radek Smolenak following a skirmish with Will Colbert) and scored on a breakaway against goalie Anthony Guadagnolo.
"We had to work at what we got, and we gave them two gifts. It's discouraging," said 67's coach Brian Kilrea, who saw his team lose the eighth of 11 road games this season.
Kingston's other breakaway goal evened the score in the first.
Ottawa came out strong on an early goal from Jeremy Akeson and held control of the play, but the 67's defence got burned pinching at the blue line that led to a break for Shutron, who tied the game.
Kilrea scratched overager Brody Todd and Bryan Bickell from the lineup for what the coach termed "breaking team rules."
Defenceman Robbie Lawrance scored his first goal of the season for Ottawa early in the third, and Jakub Petruzalek got a power-play marker five minutes in to give the 67's some hope.