Extraliga Game Day: 3-1-15

Sparta Praha 6 vs. Trinec 5
Jaroslav Janus, Sparta Praha, Win, 24/31, 5.00 GAA, .828 sv%
Season totals (CZE): 5 GP, 2-3-0, 0 SO, 4.56 GAA, .849 sv%
Season totals (KHL): 25 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 3.01 GAA, .891 sv%

Defense was optional today for both clubs in Sparta's 6-5 win over Trinec. Canadiens 4th rounder Martin Reway led the way for Sparta with 4 helpers in the contest. Undrafted 23 year old Aron Chmielewski had 2 goals and 3 points in defeat for Trinec.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-1-15

KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
(3)Magnitogorsk 1 vs. (6)Ufa 2
Series Tied at 1-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 25/27, 2.07 GAA, .926 sv%
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-1-0, 1 SO, 1.02 GAA, .961 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 32-10-6, 5 SO, 1.86 GAA, .934 sv%

Ex-Pred Antti Pihlstrom's Third Period goal helped Ufa overcome Magnitogorsk 2-1 in Game Two of their opening round series. Danis Zaripov had Magnitka's goal in the match. Ufa's other goal came from former Oilers pick Teemu Hartikainen.

Juniors Game Night: 2-28-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 1 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 0

C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/16 FO, 2 Hits
With Sherbrooke: 30 GP, 18-22-40, -8, 30 PIM
With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 19-35-54, -13, 46 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

After a lackluster road trip, Sherbrooke limped home and was shut out by Cedric Paquette’s former team. Samuel Montembeault (2015) stopped 19 shots for the shutout.

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Peterborough Petes 4

D Dominik Masin, PBO: Did not play
Season totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM
2013-14 totals (Czech U20): 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

Peterborough beat Sam Bennett (Calgary first rounder) and the Fronts, but had to do it without Dominik Masin, who was the victim of a vicious hit against Sudbury where his face smashed into the edge of the boards cutting his cheek. He's out indefinitely, per EXTRA 90.5 FM via Twitter.

Western Hockey League

Regina Pats 5 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 50 GP, 29-39-68, +12, 40 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point was named first star after scoring a goal and two assists Saturday. Moose Jaw was outshot 16-5 in the third period, but scored on their first shot of overtime. Adam Brooks, who was passed over in the 2014 draft, had a hat trick for the Pats. Moose Jaw is five points back of the final playoff spot in the East with 10 games to play. Point can join the Syracuse Crunch when his season is over.

Calgary Hitmen 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 1

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 51 GP, 6-23-29, +15, 22 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Calgary beat the league’s top team in its own bard, 2-1. The Hitmen are two points ahead of Medicine hat for the Central Division lead. Both teams have nine games to play.

NCAA Game Night: 2-28-15

Princeton Tigers 0 @ No. 14 Harvard Crimson 5

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 6-7-13, E, 19 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Hart now has points in consecutive games after going nearly a month without hitting the scoresheet. Harvard will need his production heading into the postseason.

No. 4 Boston University Terriers 6 @ Northeastern Huskies 1

D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-6-8, +13, 46 PIM
2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

MacLeod was not in the lineup Saturday, though he did play Friday. Clay Witt made 29 saves for Northeastern while taking the loss.

St. Cloud State Huskies 1 @ No. 1 North Dakota 3

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG*
Season totals: 29 GP, 10-6-16, +10, 29 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

North Dakota completed a two-game weekend sweep of SCSU with a 3-1 win Saturday. O’Donnell had a goal and an assist in the series.

No. 10 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Dartmouth Big Green 3

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 5-27-32, E, 25 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Quinnipiac took the loss, but will still be the top seed when the conference playoffs begin soon.

*USCHO poll used

Gudlevskis, Crunch Bounce Back to Top Comets


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Kristers Gudlevskis bounced back.

The Crunch goalie, one night after being pulled in a 7-6 loss to Albany, registered 38 saves and an assist on the game-winning power play goal to lift Syracuse over the Utica Comets, 4-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

"It's a new game, that's history and move on," Gudlevskis said of the game Friday. "Most important was to bounce back from yesterday."

AHL Game Night: 2-28-15 Comets at Crunch

Gudlevskis gets his groove back.

UTI-1
SYR-4

One night removed from allowing 7 goals, Kristers Gudlevskis allowed just 1 goal on 39 shots to lead the Crunch to the win. Streakiness, thy name is Kristers Gudlevskis.

First Period
SYR Richard, (8) (Deschamps, Koekkoek), 6:24
UTI Shinkaruk, (7) (Blain, Huskins), 14:01 (PP)

Second Period
SYR Gourde, (21) (Namestnikov, Gudlevskis), 7:45 (PP)

Third Period
SYR Richard, (9) (Blujus, Ashton), 8:27
SYR Marchessault, (16) (Koekkoek, Namestnikov), 17:49 (EN)

Gudlevskis, Tanner Richard, and Kevin Lynch were the game's three stars.

Don't look now, but first rounder Slater Koekkoek is starting to pick up some steam with 6 helpers in his last 5 games, including back-to-back 2 helper nights. He's also +6 over that span.

Syracuse sits 1 point behind Hershey now for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Liiga Game Day: 2-28-15

HPK 3 vs. Pelicans 1
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori had the eventual game winner in HPK's 3-1 win over Pelicans. Ex-Bruins first rounder Zach Hamill assisted on the goal. HPK currently sits 5 points out of the final playoff spot on the Liiga table.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-28-15

KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
(3)Magnitogorsk 2 vs. (6)Ufa 0
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 1-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 24/24, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 32-10-6, 5 SO, 1.86 GAA, .934 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk started their title defense off in style with a 2-0 shutout win over Ufa. Koshechkin stopped all 24 shots he faced. The eventual winner came from ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin.

Juniors Game Night: 2-27-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Sherbrooke Phoenix 4 @ Victoriaville Tigres 7

C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 18/26 FO, 1 Hit
With Sherbrooke: 29 GP, 18-22-40, -8, 30 PIM
With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 19-35-54, -13, 46 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Sherbrooke continues to struggle on the road, losing big to the Tigres Friday. The Phoenix is 12-15-0-3 on the road, but 20-8-1-1 at home. Undrafted overager Angelo Miceli had a hat trick for Victoriaville.

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5 @ Quebec Remparts 6 (OT)

W Adam Erne, QUE: Did not play
Season totals: 52 GP, 37-38-75, +18, 89 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Erne missed his second-straight game due to injury. He was a game-time decision earlier in the week, but apparently the injury is worse than the team first thought.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 53 GP, 18-20-38, -8, 91 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM *First Star*
With SSM: 19 GP, 8-26-34, +21, 39 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 18-54-72, +22, 103 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo was first star, scoring twice and adding an assist to extend his point streak to 18 games. The streak is the second-longest active streak in the league behind Connor McDavid’s 24-game streak. It’s the longest streak by a defenseman this season in the OHL. DeAngelo also set a new career high for points in a season tonight. The Soo was missing five veteran players in Friday’s game, but extended their win streak to eight games.

Meanwhile, Cristiano DiGiacinto scored on a 2 on 1 to establish a new career high for goals in a season. He's been a consistent scorer this year even without the traded Josh Ho Sang beside him.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 28-37-65, +10, 40 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point scored a power play goal on a one-timer from the left wing circle, not unlike Lightning captain Steven Stamkos.

Calgary Hitmen 2 @ Everett Silvertips 7

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 50 GP, 6-23-29, +15, 20 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Radko Gudas’ former junior team snapped Calgary’s six-game win streak with a thrashing of the Hitmen Friday, 7-2.

NCAA Game Night: 2-27-15

Northeastern Huskies 6 @ No. 4 Boston University Terriers 5

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-6-8, +13, 46 PIM
2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

BU beat Northeastern earlier in the week for the Beanpot title, but fell to the Huskies on Friday. Clay Witt stopped 19 of 24 shots for Northeastern. Evan Rodrigues (undrafted free agent) had a hat trick for BU.

St. Cloud State Huskies 2 @ No. 1 North Dakota 3

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Third Star*
Season totals: 28 GP, 10-5-15, +8, 27 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

North Dakota skated out to a 3-0 lead, then held on to defeat SCSU, 3-2. O’Donnell had UND’s second goal, and was a tap-in away from another late in the game on the power play. He missed on a quick centering pass that ended up in his skates and out of harm’s way. He skated to the bench shaking his head.

No. 10 Quinnipiac Bobcats 5 @ No. 16 Harvard Crimson 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 5-27-32, +1, 25 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 6-5-11, -2, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Quinnipiac had a 5-1 lead before Brian Hart assisted on Harvard’s second goal. Matt Peca had two more assists to give him 27 for the season. His career high is 30, set in his freshman season. Hart, meanwhile, notched his first point in about a month.

Michigan State Spartans 4 @ No. 15 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 26 saves on 30 shots
Season totals: 31 GP, 17-10-3, 2.55 GAA, .906 sv%, 4 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Wilcox missed Thursday’s game with an injury, but was back in the nets on Friday against Michigan State. The junior, who was named a Mike Richter Award nominee for the second-straight year, allowed four goals in the loss. Wilcox was a finalist last year for the award, which is given to the nation’s top goaltender.

*USCHO poll used

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