Third period comeback effort falls short.
Jonathan Boutin allowed 5 goals on 32 shots for the loss.
NOR Kvapil, (1) (Scalzo, Henrich), 1:40 (PP)
WOR Iggulden, (20) , 10:02
WOR Mink, (17) (Cavanagh, Iggulden), 15:45 (PP)
WOR Raduns, (12) (Spang, Walsh), 18:47 (PP)
WOR Iggulden, (21) (Armstrong, Evans), 2:20
WOR Iggulden, (22) (Evans, Armstrong), 12:26
NOR Kearns, (4) , 4:56 (SH)
NOR Henrich, (10) (Lawrence), 11:51
NOR Jones, (11) (Segal, Kearns), 19:27 (PP)
Norfolk allowed 5 unanswered goals after scoring the game's opening marker before scoring 3 of their own in the third period in a failed comeback bid.
Adam Henrich was named the game's third star. Henrich has 2 goals and 7 points in his last 10 games, and appears to have gained a good measure of the momentum he had earlier in the season prior to getting hurt. From the outside looking in, it certainly appears that the former 2002 second round pick has done everything you could ask of him to earn a contract next season.
Blair Jones has 3 goals and 11 points in his last 13 games, which is a hopeful sign for a guy who had gone scoreless in his previous 13 games.
It was also really good to see Chris Lawrence get a helper in his first game back after missing a month and a half with a shoulder injury.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
BCHL Coastal Conference, First Round
No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 6 @ No.4 Burnaby Express 5 (OT)
Best of 5 series tied 1-1
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
Courtnall scored on the power play early in the third period to give Victoria a 4-3 lead. Game 3 is Monday.
Chicago Steel 2 @ Cedar Rapids Roughriders 1
W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 shots on goal
Vancouver Giants 0 @ Prince George Cougars 2
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (slashing)
Real Cyr had a 47 save shutout for PG.
Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
Portland Winter Hawks 3 @ Everett Silvertips 4 (OT)
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM (boarding, hooking)
Marc Denis allowed 4 goals on 43 shots for the loss. The Ads were outshot 44-18 in the contest by Lowell, which coming into the night was the last place team in the Eastern Conference. Not good.
NOR Smolenak, (8) (Jones), 8:22
LOW Khomutov, (9) (Ruggeri, Mondou), 18:31 (PP)
LOW Vrana, (11) (Khomutov, Tallackson), 1:50
LOW Ruggeri, (3) (Zimmerman, Gionta), 3:56
NOR Stewart, (14) (Henrich, Rosehill), 17:03
LOW Pelley, (2) (Murphy, Malmivaara), 3:25
LOW Murphy, (6) (Gionta), 19:18 (EN)
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Andreas Holmqvist did not play in Frolunda's 3-2 win over HV 71.
Johan Harju had Lulea's only goal in a 3-1 loss to Skelleftea.
With just three games remaining in the Elitserien regular season, Frolunda currently sits in sixth on the league table while Lulea is in eleventh.
Harju's goal today, his 20th of the season, puts him in a tie for 8th in the league in goal scoring.
Andreas Holmqvist is currently tied for 7th amongst all Elitserien defensemen in scoring with 22 points.