It was a night for the Oshawa Generals' supporting cast to take the spotlight.
Led by backup goalie Michael Zador and a cast of forwards not used to stepping out of the shadows, the Generals dumped the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors 5-3 last night at the Hershey Centre.
Zador, in his first game since coming to Oshawa from the London Knights in the John Tavares deal, stopped 37 of 40 shots for the win.
Andy Andreoff scored twice for the Gens while Jeff Hayes had a goal and two assists. Another key piece of the Tavares trade, rookie Christian Thomas, scored his first Oshawa goal while Brett Parnham, with his 29th, clinched it with an empty-netter.
Cameron Gaunce, Kale Kerbashian and William Wallen replied for St. Mike's, which lost its fourth in a row.
BATTALION 3, WOLVES 2
At Sudbury, Cody Hodgson and Matt Duchene came through again for the Troops. The two star forwards erased a 2-0 Wolves lead -- Hodgson tying it up with 4:02 to play -- then scored shootout goals.
IN OTHER GAMES
The Niagara IceDogs extended their winning streak to three with a 4-2 win over the Erie Otters ... Justin Shugg's second of the game with 2:04 to play, gave the Windsor Spitfires a 4-3 win over the Rangers in Kitchener ... The Belleville Bulls scored four times in the third to top the Kingston Frontenacs 5-3 ... The Sarnia Sting pumped 48 shots on goal in a 4-1 win over the Owen Sound Attack ... Ryan Hayes' two goals helped the Plymouth Whalers extend the Barrie Colts' losing streak to three with a 5-3 win ... T.J. Brodie scored 55 seconds into overtime as the Ottawa 67's edged the Saginaw Spirit 3-2 ... John Tavares scored three goals for London in a 6-5 shootout loss against the Guelph Storm