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Submitted by pete on March 23, 2006 - 16:23
Ramo/Rask IV will have to wait. Miika Wiikman got the start today in HPK's opening game of the SM-liiga playoffs beating Tuukka Rask and Ilves 4-2. Rask stopped 35 of 39 shots faced in the game.
Submitted by pete on March 22, 2006 - 21:35
I think Wheeling might've been a little mad after losing two straight to the Chiefs. WHE-4 JHN-0 Gabe Winer stopped 27 of 31 shots faced before being pulled for the third period for Mike Betz who stopped all 9 shots faced. The teams played a physical first period that saw fights by Adam Henrich and Andre Deveaux as well as double minor for roughing to Brandon Elliot. Elliot would later have a fight of his own in the second period where Adam Henrich collected his 8th through 21st penalty minutes of the night (slash, fighting, roughing, rough and ten minute misconduct). Game sheet from [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=box&id=3049]ECHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on March 22, 2006 - 12:14
Blues snuck past JYP in overtime yesterday in the final match of the play-in round to set the field for the SM-liiga quarterfinals. Third seeded HPK will face off with sixth seeded Ilves. That means we could see Karri Ramo once again square off with countryman Tuukka Rask in a battle between the two brightest star goaltending prospects in Finland.
Submitted by pete on March 22, 2006 - 12:10
Omsk defeated CSKA 3-0 in the opening match of their quarterfinal series. Nikita Alexeev did not dress for Avangard. Lada Togliatti drew first blood against Goliath Magnitogorsk behind Vasily Koshechkin's 4th win of the postseason. Both Anton But and Alexei Glukhov were scoreless in Yaroslavl's 4-2 game one win over Khimik.
Submitted by pete on March 22, 2006 - 09:02
The Western Hockey League [url=http://www.whl.ca/news/?id=4017]released their first and second team conference all-stars yesterday and two Lightning forwards received honors.[/url] In the Western Conference, Kelowna LW Justin Keller was named a First Team All Star after leading the league in goals. In the East, center Blair Jones was selected as a Second Team All Star after finishing in the top 10 in the WHL in scoring. Keller and Jones aren't the only Lightning players who will be holding hardware at the end of the day, as it is expected Stanislav Lascek will also be receiving honors in the QMJHL.