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NA Juniors Playoff Game Night: 4-7-13

Ontario Hockey League

(E2)Barrie Colts 4 @ (E3)Oshawa Generals 0
Barrie leads best-of-7 Eastern Conference Semifinals, 3-0

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
Playoff totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, +4, 12 PIM
Season totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM
With Barrie: 28 GP, 2-6-8, -1, 42 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM

Barrie took a commanding 3-0 series lead on the Gens by winning Game 3, 4-0. Undrafted import goaltender Mathias Niederberger from Germany stopped 35 shots for the shutout. Lightning prospect Jake Dotchin played another strong physical game. The Colts can close out the series on Tuesday in Oshawa.

NHL Game Night: 4-7-13 Lightning at Capitals

End of the road?

TB-2
WSH-4

Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 37 shots for the loss. We're starting to see what the book is on Bishop now. He's tough as nails to score on in close but may be a little more vulnerable from long range a la Martin Brodeur and a few other bigger-sized goaltenders. I've been pleasantly surprised how he handles himself as a puck handler, on top of that.

First Period
01:52 TB Lecavalier (8), (St. Louis, Salo)

Second Period
03:14 WSH Ovechkin (24), (Hillen, Backstrom)
06:37 TB Killorn (7), (Lecavalier, Carle)
12:54 WSH Carlson (6), (Ward, Hillen)
16:21 WSH Ward (8), (Perrault, Chimera)

Third Period
19:55 WSH Ovechkin (25), (Ribiero)(EN)

Vincent Lecavalier was the game's third star. He has 3 points in 3 games since returning from the broken foot.

It's a tough, tough way to see your season possibly slip away. The past 2 nights saw a pair of 1 goal games that could've easily gone the other way, and just 1 or 2 mistakes and bad bounces made the difference. It's a shame, and the kind of thing that should keep these guys up at nights during the offseason. My biggest regret is that the outcome of these games may very well have gone the other way had Victor Hedman been in the lineup. Again, it's a shame.

The Lightning's divisional deficit grows back to 8 points, with seemingly not enough games left to close the gap.

Alex Killorn had a beautiful goal and was -1 with 2 shots in 16:19.

Matt Taormina was -1 with 1 hit and 2 blocked shots in 16:52.

Tyler Johnson had 1 shot, 1 hit, and was 58% on draws in 11:15.

Richard Panik was -1 with 1 blocked shot in 13:15. The guy has got to quit giving away the puck in the neutral zone. It's a career killing bad habit.

Radko Gudas was -1 with 2 shots and 7 hits in 19:26.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 4-7-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Gagarin Cup Finals
Dynamo Moscow 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 1
Dynamo Moscow Leads the Series 1-0
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -2, 6 PIM
Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was on the ice for Sergei Soin's game winning goal in Chelyabinsk's 2-1 Game One loss to Dynamo Moscow in the opener of the Gagarin Cup Finals. The defenseman played 14:26 in the match. Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the only goal of the contest for Traktor. Game Two is Monday.

ECHL Playoff Game Night: 4-6-13

(4)Florida Everblades 2 vs. (5)Elmira Jackals 8
Quarterfinals: The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 51 GP, 4-12-16, +7, 33 PIM

Florida took the first two leads converting power play chances but Elmira countered with a penalty shot conversion and then a short-handed tally followed by five other goals in the third period to stun the home squad and supporting crowd in Estero. After posting consecutive fourteen-shot periods, the Everblades only managed to muster five in the last twenty minutes of action while the Jackals turned the match into a blowout. It was another penalty-filled clash, particularly in the opening period when both teams were tagged with ten infractions. Both clubs finished two-for-six with the man advantage. Jesse Deckert, who has been stellar in his brief tenure with the Everblades, played through the disastrous collapse in the final frame and finished with 23 saves on 31 shots attempts. Landry yet again was the lone Tampa Bay Lightning prospect in the lineup. Florida and Elmira will resume the series Wednesday night in New York.

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