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NCAA Game Night: 3-14-2014

Miami RedHawks 5 @ No. 4 St. Cloud State Huskies 4 (OT)
NCHC Quarterfinals

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, 5-4 in overtime.

Colorado College Tigers 2 @ No. 10 North Dakota 4
NCHC Quarterfinals

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 6-8-14, +4, 8 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

O’Donnell scored UND’s insurance goal mid-way through the third period to secure a 4-2 win in Game 1 vs Colorado College.

No. 16 Yale Bulldogs 2 @ No. 6 Quinnipiac Bobcats 6
ECAC Quarterfinals

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 12-23-35, +6, 16 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

The Bobcats outshot Yale 40-19, including 21-7 in the second period en route to a Game 1 win. Game 2 is Saturday.

No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 3 @ No. 13 Michigan Wolverines 2 (OT)

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 22 saves on 24 shots
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

Kyle Rau (Panthers) scored in overtime to propel the No. 1 Gophers to a 3-2 win over Michigan and the Big 10 championship. Minnesota clinched the conference title with the win.

*USCHO poll used

NA Juniors Game Night: 3-14-2014

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 7

C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM, 0 Hits, 7 SOG, 13/21 FO, *Second Star*
Season totals: 45 GP, 28-73-101, +49, 43 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Drouin topped the 100-point mark for the second straight season with two goals and an assist to lead the Mooseheads to a 7-2 win over the Sea Dogs. Halifax had a 7-0 lead after two periods. The third period featured several misconducts and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties as things got out of hand.

Ontario Hockey League

North Bay Battalion 5 @ Sudbury Wolves 3

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 54 GP, 4-26-30, +9, 56 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Blujus got to 30 points in the season, the second time in his OHL career he has hit the mark. He had 34 points in his draft year.

Ottawa 67’s 4 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5 (OT)

W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 53 GP, 25-45-70, +17, 49 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

Ikonen scored the game-opening goal, his 25th goal of the season.

Bounce Gives Crunch OT Win Over Bears, 3-2


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Jon DiSalvatore's objective was to just jab the puck toward the net.

With nearly two minutes gone in overtime, the Syracuse Crunch forward took a whack at a loose puck a few feet from the net. In a stroke of luck, the puck went off a Hershey Bears defenseman, fluttered up over the goalie, kissed the crossbar and fell just over the goal line to give the Crunch a 3-2 win at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

"I'll take it," DiSalvatore said with a grin.

AHL Game Night: 3-14-14 Bears at Crunch

Syracuse unleashes the secret weapon.

HER-2
SYR-3 (OT)

Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 33 shots for the victory. The Latvian rookie is now 4 games over .500 for the season and has inched his save percentage up to .901 for the campaign.

First Period
HER Brown, (15) (Newbury, Byers), 9:50 (PP)
SYR Landry, (1) (Paradis, Gourde), 14:04

Second Period
SYR Smith, (5) (Rankin, Langelier-Parent), 2:48

Third Period
HER Watkins, (10) (Kolomatis, Byers), 9:13

Overtime
SYR DiSalvatore, (10) (Connolly), 1:50

Jon DiSalvatore and Gudlevskis were the game's first and second stars. But, who cares about that? After nearly 3 seasons in the organization, finally Charles Landry was let loose upon the league. Tonight the young defenseman finally scored his first ever AHL goal. Congratulations.

Also, as advertised, new signee Yanni Gourde had a helper in his Syracuse debut, keeping the forward at his point a game pace for the season.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-14-14

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
(1)Magnitogorsk 4 vs. (8)Vladivostok 3 (OT)
Magnitogorsk Wins the Series 4-1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 37/40, 2.85 GAA, .925 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 4-1-0, 0 SO, 2.03 GAA, .927 sv%

Ex-Blue Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin scored 3:15 into Overtime to deliver Magnitogorsk a 4-3 Game Five victory and eliminate expansion Vladivostok for the KHL playoffs. Mozyakin's goal punctuated the 3 assists he posted in regulation.

(4)Ufa 4 vs. (5)Novgorod 2
Ufa Leads the Series 3-2
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 27/29, 2.00 GAA, .931 sv%
Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 3-2-0, 0 SO, 1.54 GAA, .947 sv%

Remember when Ufa was down 2-0 in the series and it took an amazing pad save in Double Overtime of Game Three by Lightning prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy on Novgorod's Jarkko Immonen just to keep them from the brink of elimination? That save may well have been the turning point of the opening round series, as Ufa has screamed back to a 3-2 series lead on the strength of their 4-2 Game Five win today. Center Denis Khlystov had 3 assists in the win for Ufa while Novgorod's Sakari Salminen had 1 goal and 1 assist for Novgorod in defeat.

Nadezhda Cup
Khanty-Mansiysk 5 vs. Omsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Regular season totals: 44 GP, 8-6-14, -6, 10 PIM
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM

Yugra laid the wood to Avangard Omsk in the opener of their second round Nadezhda Cup matchup, defeating the KHL power 5-1. Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev played 14:14 in the match and Yugra also got a helper from former Lightning draft pick Radek Smolenak in the win.

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