Almost a shutout.
Allen York allowed 1 goal on 34 shots for the very near shutout. The only shot that got him was a long seeing eye point shot through two layers of traffic from the point with 4 seconds left in the game. Oof.
SYR Marchessault, (17) (Martindale, Vermin), 15:55 (PP)
SYR Ashton, (7) (Marchessault), 19:42 (EN)
ALB Hrabarenka, (5) (Wohlberg, Thomson), 19:56
Allen York and Jonathan Marchessault were the game's first and second stars.
Syracuse was outshot by about a 3:2 margin in the contest, but they rode York's performance and Marchessault's scoring to the finish line. Ultimately, that may be the style the Crunch have to adopt if Namestnikov stays in Tampa Bay. They'll have to play closer to the vest because they won't have the same level of game breaking skill, and Marchessault will be counted on heavily because he's the one member of the Crunch that still has that game breaking ability.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
(2)Novosibirsk 3 vs. (3)Magnitogorsk 2
Novosibirsk Leads the Series 2-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 29/32, 3.06 GAA, .906 sv%
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 4-3-0, 1 SO, 1.88 GAA, .938 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 32-10-6, 5 SO, 1.86 GAA, .934 sv%
Ex-Kings 5th rounder Patrik Hersley had the eventual game winning goal for Sibir in their 3-2 win over Magnitogorsk. Longtime KHL star Danis Zaripov had 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat for Magnitka.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Victoriaville Tigres 2 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 3
C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 8/17 FO, 2 Hits
With Sherbrooke: 34 GP, 19-23-42, -8, 34 PIM
With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
Season totals: 53 GP, 20-36-56, -13, 50 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM
It took longer than expected, but Darcy hit the 20-goal mark for the season.
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 2 @ Quebec Remparts 3
W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 3/8 FO, 1 Hit, *First Star*
Season totals: 57 GP, 39-44-83, +23, 102 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM
Erne is now within one goal of 40 for the season. He had a goal and two assists Friday to lead the Remparts to a home win over Nikita Kucherov’s former junior club (of course, he played a little for Quebec, too).
Ontario Hockey League
Plymouth Whalers 1 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5
D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: Did not play
With SSM: 24 GP, 13-35-48, +26, 47 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
Season totals: 53 GP, 23-63-86, +27, 111 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
DeAngelo and his 23-game point streak were not in the lineup Friday. According to the Sault Star, speculation was he was being rested. The Soo has already clinched the conference's top seed.
Western Hockey League
Regina Pats 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3
C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 56 GP, 34-45-79, +10, 44 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
This loss will sting Moose Jaw as the Warriors held a 3-0 lead before giving up the game’s final four goals. The game-winner was scored shorthanded with less than five minutes remaining in regulation. Point had a beauty of a goal, scored on the power play when he took a pass below the left wing circle, stepped into the slot and roofed a forehand into the far top-corner. The Pats did a nice job of collapsing on him whenever he got the puck to eliminate any time or space. He was clearly a marked man.
Calgary Hitmen 2 @ Red Deer Rebels 3
D Ben Thomas, CAL: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 55 GP, 7-24-31, +14, 22 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Thomas match last year’s goal total of seven, scoring in the first period to give the Hitmen a 2-0 lead. Red Deer scored three times in the second period. Calgary has one game left on its month-long road trip.
Note: Dominik Masin (OHL Peterborough) is out for the season after undergoing surgery for facial fractures.
No. 18 Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 12 Yale Bulldogs 2
Harvard leads best-of-3 series, 1-0
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 7-8-15, +3, 19 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM
Harvard upset Yale on the road to take an early lead in their ECAC series.
Merrimack Warriors 2 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 6
Hockey East Quarterfinals
BU leads best-of-3 series, 1-0
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 remains out of the lineup. He’s now missed two games. One report Friday said MacLeod is a game-time decision for Saturday.
Colorado College Tigers 1 @ No. 1 North Dakota 5
UND leads best-of-3 series, 1-0
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 11-6-17, +10, 29 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM
North Dakota took a 1-0 series lead on Colorado College, winning big at home, 5-1.
Union Dutchmen 3 @ No. 11 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4 (3OT)
Quinnipiac leads best-of-3 series, 1-0
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
The Bobcats scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation, including the game-tying goal with just over 30 seconds remaining on which Peca had an assist. The game-winner was scored by Alex Barron at 6:32 of OT3.
Penn State Nittany Lions 0 @ No. 15 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 18 saves on 18 shots, shutout, *Second Star*
Season totals: 34 GP, 19-11-3, 2.47 GAA, .908 sv%, 5 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO
Wilcox set a new career high for shutouts in a season with five, stopping all 18 shots he faced against Penn State.
*USCHO poll used
After struggling through the second period, the Syracuse Crunch found a way to pull out the win.
The Crunch scored two goals in the first six minutes but the Flames took the lead midway through the second. Syracuse rallied for four goals in the third to beat Adirondack, 7-4, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.
"We got our thoughts together and took a few minutes to rest up, and then we said 'They're not going to give us anything, we just have to dig down, dig deep, and find a way,'" Crunch forward Tanner Richard said of what happened during the second intermission. "We all rallied together pretty well and came out with the two points."