Oshawa coach D.J. Smith was happy to pull out a victory, despite his players showing some nerves ahead of the trade deadline.
Boone Jenner scored twice and Daniel Altshuller made 22 saves Wednesday as the Generals shut out the lowly Ottawa 67's 2-0 in the Ontario Hockey League.
"It will be good the get the deadline over with and get our guys in the room and then get a practice in because those guys looked pretty nervous tonight," said Smith.
"Defensively we were weak until the third period. We gave the puck away quite a bit but we're happy to get the win and get out of here."
Elsewhere in the OHL, it was: Spirit 6, Whalers 5; Otters 4, Attack 3; and Greyhounds 3, Sting 1.
At Ottawa, the Generals (24-15-3) got all they could handle from the last-place 67's (12-27-3), who made a number of roster moves in recent days involving veteran players, including the trading of star defenceman Cody Ceci, with the future in mind.
Jacob Blair was solid in goal making 32 saves for Ottawa.
The Generals went 0-for-5 on the power play, while the 67's were 0-for-4.
Spirit 6, Whalers 5@
At Saginaw, Ont., Nick Moutrey scored the winning goal with less then five minutes to play and the Spirit (18-19-5) beat Plymouth (19-13-8).
Otters 4, Attack 3@
Erie, Pa., Connor Brown scored on the power play with 34.8 seconds left in the game to cap a hat trick as the Erie Otters (14-21-6) against Owen Sound (25-12-3).
Greyhounds 3, Sting 1@
At Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Darnell Nurse scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period as the Greyhounds (21-18-3)defeated Sarnia (24-14-3).