Omaha Lancers 2 @ Fargo Force 1
C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 9 SOG
Season totals: 51 GP, 23-36-59, +28, 26 PIM
Mullinâ€™s 23rd goal of the season gave the Force a 1-0 lead in the second period, but Fargo gave up two in the third and fell to visiting Omaha. Mullin, who has six points in his last three games, led the team with nine shots on goal Friday. Fargo cannot finish higher than fourth in the East, but could fall to fifth as Lincoln is one point behind and both have one game remaining in the regular season.
No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 1 @ No.4 Drummondville Voltigeurs 3
Drummondville leads best of seven series 1-0
D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 6 PIM
Janosik tied for second on the club in shots and hits as Gatineau lost Game 1 to Guy Boucherâ€™s former club, Drummondville, 3-1. Game 2 is Saturday at the home of the Volts.
No.8 Lewiston MAINEiacs 5 @ No.2 Montreal Juniors 6 (OT)
Montreal leads best of seven series 1-0
D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM (roughing), 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 57 GP, 11-29-40, +26, 30 PIM
Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, +9, 10 PIM
David Rose (undrafted) scored at 4:52 of overtime to give Montreal a Game 1 win over Lewiston, who had tied the game with 30 seconds remaining in regulation. Lightning prospect Charles Landry earned his first assist of the post-season in his fifth game. His plus-9 rating is second on the club for the playoffs. Game 2 is Saturday in Montreal.
Eastern Conference Semifinals
No.4 Kootenay Ice 4 @ No.1 Saskatoon Blades 1
Kootenay leads best of seven series 1-0
D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 72 GP, 3-20-23, +39, 133 PIM
Playoff Totals: 7 GP, 0-3-3 +2, 8 PIM
Saskatoon ran away with the best record in the WHL during the regular season, but is 2-3 in their last five games. Friday night could have been worse, the East's No.2 seed Red Deer lost 9-1 at home to No.3 Medicine Hat. Zahn, the Bladesâ€™ captain, had his third assist of the postseason Friday. Game 2 is Saturday in Saskatoon.