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N.A. Juniors Game Night: 3/16

QMJHL
Lewiston MAINEiacs 3 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -2, 5 PIM (plus match penalty), 0 shots on goal

After dropping their last two regular season games in Cape Breton, Lewiston (37-26-5-2), the Eastern Division's fifth seed, will open the playoffs this week in the same arena against the fourth seeded Screaming Eagles.

Update: Ward has been suspended by the QMJHL for one game "after he spit in the direction of an opponent during last Sunday’s game versus the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles."

WHL
Everett Silvertips 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 5
D Dane Crowley, EVT: Did not play.
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Did not play.

(6) Everett will play (3) Spokane in the first round.
(4) Seattle will host (5) Kelowna in the first round.

Prince George Cougars 4 @ Kamloops Blazers 2
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)

Tyrell and PG's tough season mercifully ends, but on a high note with a win.

Edmonton Oil Kings 1 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 4
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

(3) Lethbridge will face (6) Brandon in the first round.

*Final regular season stat update coming soon.

BCHL Playoffs Game Night: 3/15

BCHL Coastal Conference Semifinals

Game 6: No.2 Langley Chiefs 3 @ No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 2 (OT)
Chiefs win Best of 7 series 4-2

W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Series: 6 GP, 1-2-3, 8 PIM
Playoffs: 11 GP, 3-2-5, 12 PIM

Langley wins four straight to end Victoria and Justin Courtnall’s season.

N.A. Juniors Game Night: 3/15

USHL
Chicago Steel 6 @ Ohio Junior Blue Jackets 3
W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 shots on goal

WHL
Everett Silvertips 1 @ Chilliwack Bruins 5
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (slashing, interference)

Everett will finish sixth in the Western Conference and play Spokane in the first round.

Prince George Cougars 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Win, 16 saves on 18 shots

Kelowna will finish fifth in the Western Conference and play Riku Helenius and Seattle in the first round.

Portland Winter Hawks 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 8
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, 22 saves on 24 shots

Lethbridge Hurricanes 5 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 1
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM (roughing), *First Star*

Lethbridge has clinched the third seed in the Eastern Conference and will play Brandon in the first round.

NHL Game Night 3/15: Rangers at Lightning

The Lightning suffer another crippling defeat in the Steve Stamkos derby tonight.

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TB-3

Mike Smith stopped all 20 shots he faced tonight for his first shutout in a Lightning uniform.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
Tampa Bay 19:13, Alexandre Picard 2 (Jeff Halpern, Mathieu Darche)

Third Period
Tampa Bay 6:40, Martin St. Louis 23 (power play) (Jussi Jokinen, Dan Boyle)
Tampa Bay 19:02, Michel Ouellet 15 (empty net) (Mike Smith)

If you find these young goaltenders the goal support, I'm telling you, they'll make it stand up. This team is not that far away from turning this thing around. Heck, Smith even got an assist on the empty netter tonight to put the icing on the cake.

Tonight's game winning goal belonged to Alexandre Picard who now has 2 goals and 4 points in 10 games since joining the Lightning. That pro-rates to a 30+ point season over 82 games. Whoever scouted this young man with the Phantoms, and I kind of assume it was Bill Barber, deserves a steak dinner. This young man's been a bit of a revelation since coming over in the Prospal trade. He had 18:30 in ice time tonight, and is looking like a lock to be the team's #5 or #6 defenseman next season. Heaven help the NHL when he gains that extra 5-10 pounds of muscle and gets a little sturdier on those Bambi legs. "Make it so, Number Two."

Box score and extended statistics from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night 3/15: Pirates at Admirals

Unfortunately, injuries on the backline may finally be catching up to Norfolk.

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NOR-3

Marc Denis allowed 5 goals on 23 shots for the loss before being pulled for Jonathan Boutin who stopped all 4 shots he faced.

First Period
POR Bouck, (7) (St. Jacques, Ebbett), 5:35 (PP)
NOR Henrich, (14) (Keller, Wanvig), 17:11

Second Period
POR King, (26) (Bouck, Festerling), 12:58
POR Birner, (7) (Ferguson), 13:38
NOR Wanvig, (20) (Henrich, Mihalik), 14:44

Third Period
POR St. Jacques, (7) (Miller, Bootland), 1:14
POR Bouck, (8) (Ebbett, Ferguson), 7:05
NOR Keller, (12) (Jones, Lawrence), 17:45

Justin Keller and Adam Henrich each checked in with 1 goal and 1 assist in the game. Kyle Wanvig and Henrich were named the game's second and third stars.

Keller now has 12 goals and 33 points in 60 games with a +5 rating. A season ago in Springfield, Keller played exactly 60 games but only managed 24 points and had a -11 rating. The improvement is obvious.

Prior to this season Henrich had just 13 goals and 38 points in his entire AHL career of three seasons and 102 games. This season Henrich already has 14 goals and 31 points in 40 games, and there is still a chance he will double his career statistical output by the end of the year. Again, the improvement is obvious.

A year ago, as a rookie, Blair Jones had 5 goals and 21 points in 45 games (.467 PPG). This season, Blair Jones has 13 goals and 35 points in 63 games (.556 PPG). Again, the improvement is obvious.

A season ago, as a rookie, Radek Smolenak had just 1 point in 20 games. This season, the big winger has 11 goals and 21 points in 45 games. Again, the improvement is obvious.

Coupled with a strong rookie campaign by Vladimir Mihalik (now a team leading +9 among defensemen), the organization is looking less and less like the disaster the local and national media was making it out to be just a month or two ago. In fact, I dare say, it's difficult to claim that there isn't progress being made in Norfolk, even with the defeat tonight.

Eventually, some of that progress will find its way onto NHL ice.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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