NA Juniors Playoff Game Night: 3-27-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

(8)Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 @ (9)Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 (OT)
Rouyn-Noranda leads best-of-7 first round series, 3-1

W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 1-5-6, +5, 4 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 29-34-63, +17, 14 PIM
With R-N: 27 GP, 26-27-53, +18, 12 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov scored his first career playoff goal at 7:43 of overtime, lifting the Huskies to a 4-3 win and a 3-1 series lead. He also added an assist and was plus-3. Kucherov was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after the goal, apparently for taunting. R-N can close out the series at home on Friday.

(3)Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4 @ (14)Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1
Blainville-Boisbriand leads best-of-7 first round series, 3-1

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 4 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 27-56-83, +29, 103 PIM

The Armada skated to a 3-0 lead before the Titan scored early in the third period. B-B added an empty net goal late. They can close out the series on Friday on the road.

(7)PEI Rocket 0 @ (10)Val-d’Or Foreurs 4
Best-of-7 first round series tied, 2-2

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, +1, 3 SOG, 3 Hits
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 55 GP, 6-33-39, +20, 65 PIM

Val-d’Or evened their series with PEI, posting a 3-0 shutout win on Wednesday night. Undrafted, 6-6 goalie Philippe Trudeau had a 31-save shutout. Game 5 is Friday in the Foreurs home arena. Games 6 and 7, if necessary, will be back on the island.

Ontario Hockey League

(W2)Barrie Colts 8 @ (E7)Kingston Frontenacs 2
Barrie wins best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 4-0

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM
Playoff totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +3, 10 PIM
Season totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM
With Barrie: 28 GP, 2-6-8, -1, 42 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM

Jake Dotchin became the first Lightning prospect to advance in the playoffs when his Colts crushed the Fronts, 8-2, on Wednesday. Dotchin finished the series with two assists and 10 penalty minutes.