Another tough late loss.
Philadelphia 18:06, Jeff Carter 25 (Sami Kapanen, Kimmo Timonen)
Jussi Jokinen had 1 goal and 1 assist in the game and Michel Ouellet continued his streak of good production of late with a goal. That's the good news. If the Lightning can get that one more bluechip offensive player (Stamkos please), these complimentary pieces are looking like they might be ready to step up and chip in offensively.
BCHL Coastal Conference, First Round
Game 5: No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 3 @ No.4 Burnaby Express 2 (OT)
Victoria wins Best of 5 Series 3-2
W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Series: 5 GP, 2-0-2, 4 PIM
Victoria's Jonathan Millhouse scored on a wrist shot at 2:44 of overtime to give the Grizzlies a first round series win over the higher seeded Burnaby Express. Victoria will open their conference semi-final matchup against the second-seeded Langley Chiefs on Friday. In the other Coastal Conference first round matchup, sixth ranked Powell River, fresh off a first round upset of Surrey, will play top seeded Nanaimo.
After battling a knee sprain and a tandem goaltender on a hot streak, Helenius made his first start since February 20 and earned a win for Seattle. Seattle sits in fourth in the Western Conference, four points ahead of Everett and five ahead of Kelowna. Tyrell and PG have long been out of the running for a playoff spot. Tyrell has just two assists in his last five games.
Vancouver Giants 4 @ Kelowna Rockets 1
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Did not play
Vancouver outshot Kelowna 35-17 in the game. Jung has not started a game since February 23 and has not won a start since January 30. Kelowna is currently in sixth in the Western Conference with a secured playoff spot. They could move up as high as fourth with a strong finish, but will more likely be the fifth or sixth seed.
The WHL regular season ends March 16.
Denis drops the donut on Worcester.
Marc Denis stopped 32 of 32 shots faced to register the shutout victory.
NOR Smaby, (1) , 1:44
NOR Smolenak, (9) (Henrich, Quick), 10:21
NOR Kearns, (5) (Rosehill), 17:13
NOR Keller, (11) (Quick), 18:23
Kevin Quick registered his first two points as a pro with a pair of helpers.
Box score from TheAHL.com.