Saturday night's highlights:
- Cunti finding his groove
- Ward getting offensive
- Jung does his part, but Rockets fall
That one hurts.
Marc Denis allowed 4 goals on 38 shots for the loss.
NOR Lessard, (13) (Henrich, Smolenak), 1:31
NOR Szczechura, (6) (Keller, Stewart), 6:57
ALB Flood, (7) (Johnson, Gove), 3:57 (PP)
ALB Johnson, (10) (Angelidis, Petruzalek), 6:04 (PP)
NOR Scalzo, (4) (Lessard), 11:49
ALB Dwyer, (6) (Aucoin, Gove), 19:32
ALB Nolan, (20) (Petruzalek, Carson), 4:44 (PP)
Marc Denis was perfect through two periods and was staked a 2-0 lead heading into the final frame. Disappointingly, the team allowed 2 quick goals and it was 2-2. Mario Scalzo scored the go ahead marker midway through the third only to see Albany tie the game with 28 seconds left. Barf.
Radek Smolenak stretched his point scoring streak to five games.
Junior Lessard and Paul Szczechura were named second and third stars of the game, respectively.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Both Kazionovs were scoreless in Kazan's 6-4 win over Omsk.
Anton But was scoreless in St. Petersburg's 4-0 loss to Togliatti.
Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Novokuznetsk's 3-2 win over Khabarovsk.
Evgeny Artyukhin had an assist in CSKA's 6-3 win over Omsk. Denis Kazionov was scoreless in the match for Avangard.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 5-2 loss to Yaroslavl.
Anton But was scoreless in St. Petersburg's 3-1 win over Nizhnekamsk.
Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Novokuznetsk's 2-0 shutout win over Novgorod.
Dimitri Kazionov had an assist in Kazan's 3-2 win over Khimik.
Vermont 5 @ No.14 Massachusetts 4
D John Wessbecker, UMASS: Did not play (undisclosed injury)
No.6 Michigan State 1 @ No.1 Michigan 0
D Kevin Quick, UM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 shots on goal
MSU's goal came when a Michigan defenseman tried to clear a rebound and sent the puck into his own net. The teams meet again tonight (Saturday) in East Lansing.