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CHL Game Night: 3/11

Mississauga 7 @ Brampton 4
Chris Lawrence and Mississauga appear to be back on track. The IceDogs put up 7 goals in Brampton to beat the Battalion 7-4 today. Lawrence had a goal and was plus-1.

London 7 @ Owen Sound 6 (Shootout)
Owen Sound had 65 shots against the high-powered Knights, including outshooting London 23-5 in the third period, but the Attack fell 7-6 in a shootout. Marek Bartanus did not register a point, was even, and had 2 PIM. London is tied with Plymouth for the most points in the league at 100.

Sunday's Superleague Playoff Scores

On the opening day of the Superleague playoffs...

#1 seed Kazan defeated #16 seed Novokuznetsk 4-2. Dimitri Kazionov remains out of the lineup for Ak Bars.

In overtime, #3 Ufa defeated #14 SKA 2-1. Anton But had the only goal of the game for St. Petersburg.

#4 Magnitogorsk massacred upstart #13 Tver 7-1. Denis Kazionov had 2 penalty minutes in the match.

Vasily Koshechkin took the loss as #11 Togliatti fell to #6 CSKA 4-1.

Evgeny Artyukhin was out of the lineup in #7 Yaroslavl's 3-2 win over #10 Dynamo. Albert Vishnyakov did not suit up for Dynamo.

Alexei Glukhov and #9 Cherepovets were shutout by #8 Khimik 3-0.

All favored teams won today.

AHL Game Day 3/11: Falcons at Wolf Pack

Springfield gets their butts handed to them.

SPR-0
HFD-5

Jonathan Boutin allowed 5 goals on 36 shots in the loss. The Falcons were outshot 36-14 in the game including a shell shocking 16-3 in the decisive opening frame in which Hartford leapt out to a 3-0 lead. Defenseman Joe Rullier made an inauspicious Falcons debut registering a -3 rating in the game, just slightly better than the team's top line veterans who each checked in at -4. Springfield allowed a disgusting two shorthanded talleys in the game.

First Period
HFD Immonen, (12) (Baranka, Degon), 6:29 (SH)
HFD Immonen, (13) (Byers), 10:52
HFD Dawes, (16) (Jessiman, Richter), 19:24

Second Period
HFD Callahan, (34) (Byers, Liffiton), 7:05

Third Period
HFD Callahan, (35) (Immonen), 3:51 (SH)

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

ECHL Game Day 3/11: Storm at Chiefs

Chiefs fail to complete the comeback.

TOL-4
JHN-2

Ryan Munce allowed 3 goals on 22 shots before Toledo tacked on an empty net goal in the closing moments of the game. Maxime Boisclair had 2 assists with Johnstown's goals coming from Zbynek Hrdel and Ian MacLean. Gus Katsuras also had a helper in the game.

First Period
TOL Attard, (9) (Parillo, Zultek), 5:16 (PP)

Second Period
TOL Hall, (2) (Blight, Mulherin), 7:48
JHN Hrdel, (8) (Katsuras, Boisclair), 8:45
TOL Sakaluk, (2) (Zultek, Sullivan), 17:07
JHN MacLean, (1) (Boisclair), 18:14 (PP)

Third Period
TOL Parillo, (12) (Watson), 19:47 (EN)

Game sheet from ECHL.com.

Republican Addresses Rumors

In today’s Springfield Republican they briefly mention the Edmonton rumors:

Quote:
Falcons president and general manager Bruce Landon met with the Booster Club prior to the game. "We have two years left on our deal with Tampa Bay," Landon said, debunking a rumor that Edmonton was planning to become Springfield's parent team next season. "I told our fans that I feel their pain." Landon also assured the fans the Falcons have not been sold and will operate next season.

As Nigel mentioned in the Greco/AHL discussion, Bill Barber and Claude Loiselle canceled their appearance with Springfield fans to watch Mike Lundin play UMass. If Maine's season is indeed finished, and considering Springfield's injuries to their defensemen (Rosehill, Rullier and now Matt Smaby), Lundin could be signed pretty quick - pending education issues, I'm sure.

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