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NCAA Game Night: 2-28-15

Princeton Tigers 0 @ No. 14 Harvard Crimson 5

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 6-7-13, E, 19 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Hart now has points in consecutive games after going nearly a month without hitting the scoresheet. Harvard will need his production heading into the postseason.

No. 4 Boston University Terriers 6 @ Northeastern Huskies 1

D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-6-8, +13, 46 PIM
2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

MacLeod was not in the lineup Saturday, though he did play Friday. Clay Witt made 29 saves for Northeastern while taking the loss.

St. Cloud State Huskies 1 @ No. 1 North Dakota 3

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG*
Season totals: 29 GP, 10-6-16, +10, 29 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

North Dakota completed a two-game weekend sweep of SCSU with a 3-1 win Saturday. O’Donnell had a goal and an assist in the series.

No. 10 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Dartmouth Big Green 3

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 5-27-32, E, 25 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Quinnipiac took the loss, but will still be the top seed when the conference playoffs begin soon.

*USCHO poll used

Gudlevskis, Crunch Bounce Back to Top Comets


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Kristers Gudlevskis bounced back.

The Crunch goalie, one night after being pulled in a 7-6 loss to Albany, registered 38 saves and an assist on the game-winning power play goal to lift Syracuse over the Utica Comets, 4-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

"It's a new game, that's history and move on," Gudlevskis said of the game Friday. "Most important was to bounce back from yesterday."

AHL Game Night: 2-28-15 Comets at Crunch

Gudlevskis gets his groove back.

UTI-1
SYR-4

One night removed from allowing 7 goals, Kristers Gudlevskis allowed just 1 goal on 39 shots to lead the Crunch to the win. Streakiness, thy name is Kristers Gudlevskis.

First Period
SYR Richard, (8) (Deschamps, Koekkoek), 6:24
UTI Shinkaruk, (7) (Blain, Huskins), 14:01 (PP)

Second Period
SYR Gourde, (21) (Namestnikov, Gudlevskis), 7:45 (PP)

Third Period
SYR Richard, (9) (Blujus, Ashton), 8:27
SYR Marchessault, (16) (Koekkoek, Namestnikov), 17:49 (EN)

Gudlevskis, Tanner Richard, and Kevin Lynch were the game's three stars.

Don't look now, but first rounder Slater Koekkoek is starting to pick up some steam with 6 helpers in his last 5 games, including back-to-back 2 helper nights. He's also +6 over that span.

Syracuse sits 1 point behind Hershey now for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Liiga Game Day: 2-28-15

HPK 3 vs. Pelicans 1
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori had the eventual game winner in HPK's 3-1 win over Pelicans. Ex-Bruins first rounder Zach Hamill assisted on the goal. HPK currently sits 5 points out of the final playoff spot on the Liiga table.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-28-15

KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
(3)Magnitogorsk 2 vs. (6)Ufa 0
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 1-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 24/24, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 32-10-6, 5 SO, 1.86 GAA, .934 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk started their title defense off in style with a 2-0 shutout win over Ufa. Koshechkin stopped all 24 shots he faced. The eventual winner came from ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin.

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