Ontario Hockey League
Ottawa 67’s 1 @ North Bay Battalion 12
D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 55 GP, 4-26-30, +12, 56 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM
Ouch. North Bay scored six times in the second period to take a 9-0 lead, then scored three more in the third. Kyle Locke was plus-8 for North Bay. No one had more than two goals for the Battalion, who finish their regular season as Central Division champs. They’re the No. 2 seed in the East and will face Niagara in the first round. Blujus finishes his final junior regular season (presumably) with 30 points in 55 games and a plus-12 rating. He was minus-double digits at one point mid-season.
Kingston Frontenacs 4 @ Mississauga Steelheads 1
W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 54 GP, 25-45-70, +17, 49 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM
Kingston finished their regular season with a win. Ikonen was scoreless, ending his final junior regular season at 70 points. The Fronts are the No. 3 seed in the East and will play Peterborough in Round 1.
Crunch crushed by Albany.
Cedrick Desjardins allowed 2 goals on 36 shots for the loss. Hard to be anything but apologetic to your goaltender when you get outshot 37-13 in a game.
ALB Hrabarenka, (6) (Zajac, Urbom), 16:53 (PP)
ALB Sislo, (20) (Hrabarenka, Zajac), 14:45
ALB Sislo, (21) (McPherson), 19:38 (EN)
Syracuse just couldn't manage anything on offense. Nothing. Thirteen shots is embarrassing. Flat out.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
(5)Novgorod 6 vs. (4)Ufa 2
Series Tied 3-3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Loss, 18/23, 5.87 GAA, .783 sv%
Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
Playoff totals: 6 GP, 3-3-0, 0 SO, 2.09 GAA, .927 sv%
Facing elimination with their backs against the wall, Novgorod scored 4 unanswered Third Period goals to defeat Ufa 6-2 in Game Six of their opening round playoff series. Sakari Salminen led the way for Novgorod with 2 goals and an assist and former Rangers farmhand Jarkko Immonen also pitched in 2 goals. Lightning prospect netminder Andrey Vasilevskiy was lifted with 8:54 left in regulation after surrendering 5 goals.
Miami RedHawks 4 @ No. 4 St. Cloud State Huskies 3
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 23 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM
Mullin was a scratch as Miami upset the top-seeded Huskies again to advance to the conference semifinals. SCSU entered the tournament as the top seed.
Colorado College Tigers 3 @ No. 10 North Dakota 2 (OT)
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 6-8-14, +4, 8 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM
The Tigers forced a deciding Game 3 on Sunday vs UND with an overtime win on Saturday night. North Dakota outshot CC, 46-29.
No. 16 Yale Bulldogs 3 @ No. 6 Quinnipiac Bobcats 5
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 12-25-37, +8, 16 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM
Sam Anas (undrafted) had two goals and Matt Peca had two assists to lead the Bobcats to a quarterfinal series win over defending national champion Yale.
No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 @ No. 13 Michigan Wolverines 6
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Did not play
Season totals: 33 GP, 23-4-6, 1.91 GAA, .934 sv%, 3 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO
Wilcox got the night off because Minnesota clinched the Big 10 title on Friday night.
*USCHO poll used
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 6 @ Halifax Mooseheads 8
C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-6-7, E, 0 PIM, 0 Hits, 6 SOG, 12/18 FO, *First Star*
Season totals: 46 GP, 29-70-108, +49, 43 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM
Remember when we talked about how Drouin had never had a six-point game, then he got one a game later? Well, a week after that he hit seven points in one game – against the same team. Cape Breton will be glad Drouin is destined for Tampa Bay next season. Drouin set a career high for points in a game, obviously, but also finished the regular season with new career highs in assists, points, plus/minus, and penalty minutes. His goals weren’t the same without Nathan MacKinnon (Colorado) and Martin Frk (AHL Grand Rapids) with him this year, but he managed to beat his point total. Super prospect Nik Ehlers (2014), who scored 49 goals this season, doesn’t even play on Drouin’s line. The two team up on power play situations only.
Halifax enters the playoffs as the league’s No. 2 seed. They will play Charlottetown in Round 1. The Islanders are coached by former Lightning player Gordie Dwyer.
Note: Quebec Rempart Adam Erne tweeted that he’ll return to action at the end of March. He’s been out with a lacerated spleen. Seventh-seeded Quebec will face No. 8 Gatineau in Round 1.
Ontario Hockey League
Peterborough Petes 3 @ Barrie Colts 6
D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0--, +2, 4 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 11-25-36, +22, 121 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM
Barrie scored five times in the third period to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. The Colts will play Sudbury in Round 1.