Despite yet another power play goal by Johan Harju, Lulea fell apart in the third period in a 5-1 Game Three loss to Frolunda. Lulea is now down 2-1 in the opening round playoff series. Harju also set up a breakaway in the third period with his club down 3-1, but former NHLer Lubos Bartecko was unable to convert for Lulea. Defenseman Janne Niskala took a third period interference penalty in the match for Frolunda.
Harju is tied for the lead in playoff scoring with 5 points in 3 games, and tied for the league best in playoff goals with 4. All of Harju's goals have come with the man advantage.
Witkowski a plus/minus machine ... Rimouski's streak ends at 17 ... Barberio hits 40 points ... Jung beats a former team to put Edmonton up for 8 spot ... Wright scores his 20th ... Stan Drulia reference ... New OHL record set by future member of the Lightning?
Tired Admirals get stomped on the road.
Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 12 shots for the loss before being pulled for Craig Kowalski who allowed 1 goal on 21 shots the rest of the way.
WBS Letestu, (17) (James, Taffe), 8:36 (PP)
WBS Letestu, (18) (Jeffrey, Taffe), 12:37 (PP)
WBS Minard, (29) (James, Goligoski), 17:17 (PP)
WBS Jeffrey, (8) (Bissonnette), 12:09
NOR Bochenski, (25) (Keller, Konopka), 19:59 (PP)
Blair Jones' goal scoring streak is snapped at three games.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Grizzlies even series ... Tokarski back in the W column ... Vancouver loses a close one ... Tri-City loses a not-so-close one.
Harvard can't score against last place team in conference, season done ... Vermont sees No. 3 seed slip away in OT ... Wessbecker scores 1st in UMASS rout