Oh Jonathan Boutin, you messed up. You let Cey off the bench.
Morgan Cey stopped all 37 shots he faced tonight to register his first career AHL shutout. Ryan Vesce led the Falcons attack with 2 assists while goals came from Norm Milley, Doug Andress and Gerard Dicaire. Timo Helbling also had a helper in the game. Cey, Vesce and Milley were the three stars of the game. Springfield was outshot 37-30.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Ho hum, another 1 goal 1 assist effort today for Stanislav Lascek as Chicoutimi topped Baie-Comeau 5-2 to take a 2-0 series lead. Lascek was named second star of the game.
Marek Bartanus recorded a secondary assist on Scott Giles' game winning goal late in the third period as Owen Sound knocked off Kitchener 3-2 to take a 2-0 series lead.
Moose Jaw lost 2-1 to Brandon to tie their opening round series at 1-1. Blair Jones was scoreless and even in the game. Despite that, he was named the game's second star.
Justin Keller scored his first goal of the postseason on the power play to help Kelowna defeat Kootenay 5-1. Kelowna has evened up the series at 1-1.
Albany, NY Regional
Fulfilling a yearly ritual, Maine defeated Harvard in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Usually, Maine wins in a close affair but this year the Black Bears cruised easily to a 6-1 win. Defenseman Mike Lundin was scoreless with 1 shot on goal.
Worcester, MA Regional
Boston College defeated rival Boston University to become the first team to advance to the Frozen Four. Goaltender Corey Schneider has yet to relent a goal in the tournament.
Grand Forks, ND Regional
IN PROGRESS: North Dakota has punched its ticket to the Frozen Four, beating Cinderella Holy Cross 5-2. Matt Smaby had a power play goal and a power play assist, his first points of the tournament.
Linopings dropped the opening game of their semifinal round series 3-2 today to Vastra Frolunda. Fredrik Norrena sat on the bench while Jonas Fransson took over starting duties for the club. Shane Willis actually played third line center in the game while Andreas Holmqvist once again performed his customary 1st pairing defensive duties.
Karri Ramo might not get his chance to battle Tuukka Rask again. HPK disposed of Ilves 2-1 in overtime today to claim a 2-0 lead in their SM-liiga quarterfinal series. Miika Wiikman carried the load for HPK stopping 22 of 23 shots faced en route to being named second star of the game.