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NHL Playoff Game Night: 4-14-19 Lightning at Blue Jackets

Historic choke job is nearly complete.

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CBJ-3

Columbus Leads the Series 3-0

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for the loss. He hasn't been his sharpest in these playoffs, but he's also gotten a whopping two goals of support over the last eight periods of hockey.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
1:44 CBJ Duchene (2), (Atkinson, Werenski)
8:25 CBJ Bjorkstrand (1), (Jones, Texier)(PP)

Third Period
4:40 TB Palat (1), (Cernak, Johnson)
19:00 CBJ Atkinson (2), (Panarin, Harrington)(EN)

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 4-14-19 Crunch at Comets

Crunch end regular season with a little rest.

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Atte Tolvanen started for the scratched Eddie Pasquale and allowed 3 goals on 42 shots before conceding to two of three shooters for the SO defeat.

First Period
3:49 SYR Volkov (23), (Stephens, Verhaeghe)(PP)

Second Period
4:09 SYR Somppi (2), (unassisted)
7:50 UTI Woods (7), (Jasek, Graham)(PP)
15:22 SYR Valleau (3), (Volkov)
17:34 UTI Arseneau (9), (Woods, Jasek)

Third Period
0:32 UTI MacEwen (22), (Kero, Graham)(PP)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
SYR- Bligh
UTI- Jasek, Lind

Syracuse rested roughly a half dozen of its regulars and was subsequently outshot 42-18 in the contest. Kudos to Tolvanen for still giving his team a shot.

Syracuse will draw the Cleveland Monsters in the opening round of the playoffs. Pray they fare better against an Ohio-based team than the big club.

Box score from THeAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 4-13-19 Americans at Crunch

Kings of the North.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 26 shots for the victory.

First Period
9:39 ROC Olofsson (29), (O'Regan)(PP)
10:26 SYR Raddysh (18), (Stephens, Masin)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
2:30 SYR Stephens (11), (Raddysh, Labrie)
2:47 ROC Olofsson (30), (Asplund, Gosselin)
16:39 SYR Verhaeghe (34), (Barre-Boulet)
18:06 SYR Dumont (15), (Gaunce)(EN)
19:43 ROC Smith (2), (Veilleux, Cornel)

Carter Verhaeghe and Pasquale were the game's first and second stars.

How wonderful was it for the Crunch to get a total team win to kick down the door to the division title and seize crown? The kids, Taylor Raddysh and Mitchell Stephens, got Syracuse into the winning time, and the veterans like Verhaeghe and Gabriel Dumont took the team over the finish line.

Now with 101 points going into their final regular season tilt tomorrow, Syracuse will finish with the second best regular season record in the entire league. The Crunch will wait to see who their first round playoff opponent will be: either the Belleville Senators or the Cleveland Monsters. Both clubs are tied at 82 points with the Sens holding a decisive ROW advantage as the tiebreaker. However, both teams have tough finales tomorrow against Rochester and Toronto, respectively.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

ECHL Playoffs Game Night 4-12-19: Stingrays @ Solar Bears

South Division Semi-Finals
South Carolina Stingrays 2 @ Orlando Solar Bears 3
Best-of-7 series tied, 1-1

W/C Troy Bourke, ORL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
(AHL contract)
Playoff Totals (ORL): 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals (ORL): 30 GP, 11-33-44, +11, 18 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 25 GP, 1-5-6, -3, 6 PIM
17-18 Totals (ADK): 22 GP, 10-22-32, +11, 18 PIM
17-18 Totals (SYR): 6 GP, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM

C Mitch Hults, ORL: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *First Star*
Playoff Totals (ORL): 2 GP, 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM
Season Totals (ORL): 39 GP, 6-19-25, -4, 30 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 9 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 4 PIM
Season Totals (SD): 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (Utah): 5 GP, 2-5-7, -2, 10 PIM
17-18 Totals (SD): 53 GP, 10-14-24, -10, 8 PIM

G Connor Ingram, ORL: Win, 25 saves on 27 shots, *Third Star*
Playoff Totals (ORL): 2 GP, 1-1-0, 1.51 GAA, .944 sv%, 0 SO
Season Totals (ORL): 13 GP, 8-2-0, 2.41 GAA, .914 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (SYR): 22 GP, 14-7-0, 2.26 GAA, .922 sv%, 6 SO
17-18 Totals (SYR): 35 GP, 20-11-0, 2.33 GAA, .914 sv%, 4 SO

C/W Alexey Lipanov, ORL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals (ORL): 3 GP 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM
Playoff Totals (KIT, OHL): 4 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals (KIT, OHL): 62 GP, 12-18-30, -36, 16 PIM
17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

D Matthew Spencer, ORL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals (ORL): 35 GP, 2-13-15, +15, 34 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 9 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (ECHL): 14 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 13 PIM
17-18 Totals (AHL): 39 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 13 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff Totals (ORL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals (ORL): 23 GP, 13-13-26, +8, 18 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 8 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (SYR): 23 GP, 3-3-6, +5, 16 PIM

Lightning prospect Mitch Hults scored two of Orlando’s three second period goals as the Solar Bears built a 3-0 lead entering the third period. They’d watch that lead be cut to 3-2, but South Carolina couldn’t find the game-tying goal.

Orlando welcomed back Jonne Tammela and Matt Spencer from AHL Syracuse. The Crunch added ECHL Atlanta defenseman Jack Stander and forward Nick Bligh to their roster for the playoffs.

Game 3 is Wednesday in South Carolina.

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