It's official Philadelphia, we own you.
John Grahame stopped 28 of 31 for the win. Ryan Craig led the way with a pair of power play deflection goals. Paul Ranger played 18:10 and was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit. Craig played 13:40 with 2 shots and 1 hit. Evgeny Artyukhin played 6:18 with 1 hit.
Game sheet from NHL.com.
An inauspicious start to the Winer era in Johnstown.
The Chiefs coughed up a pair of two goal third period leads. Winer stopped 35 of 41 in his pro debut. Andre Deveaux paced the Chiefs in his first ECHL game with a goal and an assist. Brandon Elliot and Adam Henrich also had goals for the Chiefs.
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
Oh if they had only sent Milley down a couple of weeks earlier!
Ladies and gentlemen, Jonathan Boutin's first AHL shutout. He stopped all 26 shots faced for the win and was named first star of the game. Ryan Vesce was the second star with a goal and an assist. Gerard Dicaire had an assist and was the game's third star. Norm Milley extended his point streak to four games with a helper and Doug O'Brien and Timo Helbling had assists from the blueline while Marek Kvapil also stayed hot with an assist. Darren Reid scored into the empty net to put the icing on the cake.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
The Johnstown Chiefs have signed goaltender Gabe Winer out of UMASS. Winer was a four year starter for the Minutemen who just completed his best statistical season going 9-11-1 with a 2.48 GAA and .920 sv%. With UMASS out of contention in the NCAA postseason, Winer was a free agent. The 5'10" 220 lb. 21 year old is in net tonight as the Chiefs take on Reading.
Anton But was held scoreless in Yaroslavl's 4-2 victory over Novosibirsk. Yaroslavl wins the opening round series 3-1 and advances to the quarterfinals.
Lada Togliatti defeated Moscow Dynamo 3-2 in overtime to clinch a 3-1 series victory and a berth in the Superleague quarterfinals. Vasily Koshechkin was between the pipes as he claimed his first career playoff series victory. Dimitry Kazionov scored his first career playoff goal for Dynamo but Albert Vishnyakov was held scoreless. For Kazionov and Vishnyakov, the season is over.
CSKA defeated Cherepovets today to clinch a 3-1 series win and will now move on to the quarterfinals. Alexander Polushin, who was a scratch, sees his season come to an end.
Khimik MO fell 3-2 today to Nizhnekamsk to extend their series to a fifth and deciding match on Sunday. Alexei Glukhov scored his first career playoff goal in the match. Khimik and Neftekhimik are the only teams to move the full five games in the opening round.
Avangard Omsk had already secured a spot in the quarterfinals by virtue of a 3-0 series sweep of SKA St Petersburg.