Kilrea to stick with Morrison

CHRIS STEVENSON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:54 AM ET

Yeah, the way they lost Game 2 of their first-round OHL playoff series stinks.

But the underdog 67's are in a decent place, really -- tied 1-1 in the best-of-seven series -- as they head back down Hwy. 401 this afternoon for Game 3 tonight against the Bulls in Belleville.

WON GAME 1 IN OT

The 67's will be looking to grab another win at the Yardmen Arena as they did in overtime in Game 1.

67's coach and GM Brian Kilrea gave his team the day off yesterday after the 67's blew a 3-1 third-period lead Tuesday night at the Civic Centre and lost 5-4 on a last-minute 5-on-3 power-play goal.

"I said to Bert (assistant coach Bert O'Brien) after everyone had left the other night that if we had lost Game 1 and won Game 2, we'd be happier than a pig in dirt," said Kilrea. "We're not behind. We've got a chance to go back (to Belleville) and do what we did in Game 1. We had (Game 2) in our grasp, but we didn't play 60 minutes. We've upped our game and that's the good part."

Kilrea said he will start Brady Morrison in goal for the third straight game tonight.

"After (Tuesday) night, you're disappointed and that's why you wait a day to make the decision," said Kilrea. "He played well in Game 1 in Belleville and we had a span of three minutes in Game 2 where the team got rattled. We had the lead because of him.

"We'll give him the chance to see if he can do the same thing he did in Game 1."

Game 4 is set for tomorrow night at the Civic Centre.


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