USHL Qualifying Round
No.5 Lincoln Stars 0 @ No.4 Fargo Force 2
Fargo leads best of three series 1-0
C Jimmy Mullin , FGO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 52 GP, 23-37-60, +29, 26 PIM
Playoff Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Fargo scored at 16:05 of the third period to break a 0-0 tie and added an empty net breakaway goal late to defeat Lincoln 2-0 in Game 1 of their opening round best of three series. Mullin, surprisingly, did not register a shot on net. Ryan Massa, a Nebraska-Omaha commit, made 23 saves for the shutout. Fargo can clinch the series in Game 2 Saturday night.
No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 5 @ No.4 Drummondville Voltigeurs 1
Best of seven series tied 2-2
D Adam Janosik , GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
Playoff Totals: 9 GP, 1-3-4, E, 10 PIM
Gatineau won their third game in a row to take a 3-2 series lead on the road. Adam Janosik was scoreless for Gatineau, who will host Game 6 Sunday.
No.8 Lewiston MAINEiacs 4 @ No.2 Montreal Juniors 5 (2OT)
Lewiston leads best of seven series 3-2
D Charles Landry , MTL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 57 GP, 11-29-40, +26, 30 PIM
Playoff Totals: 9 GP, 1-2-3, +6, 12 PIM
Second-seeded Montreal got a double overtime winner by Dylan Anderson (undrafted), his first of the playoffs, and the Juniors live to play another day. Lewiston, who had leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the game and tied it with 1:15 left in regulation, holds a 3-2 series lead. After putting up only two shots in the first period, Montreal came out flying in the second, peppering the MAINEiacs with 19 shots. Game 6 will be back in Maine on Sunday.