Vermont 5 @ No.14 Massachusetts 4
D John Wessbecker, UMASS: Did not play (undisclosed injury)
No.6 Michigan State 1 @ No.1 Michigan 0
D Kevin Quick, UM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 shots on goal
MSU's goal came when a Michigan defenseman tried to clear a rebound and sent the puck into his own net. The teams meet again tonight (Saturday) in East Lansing.
Friday night's highlights...
- Big night for Courtnall
- Cunti gets two helpers in a Steel shutout
- Michael Ward lights the lamp
Admirals ride the roller coaster, get a point.
Jonathan Boutin stopped 18 of 20 shots in regulation and overtime before allowing 2 of 5 shooters to score for the shootout loss.
NOR Stewart, (9) (Szczechura, Leach), 14:02 (PP)
ALB Nolan, (19) (Petruzalek, Gove), 16:46
ALB Petruzalek, (7) (Mormina, Carson), 10:52
NOR Szczechura, (5) (Smolenak, Milley), 18:45
ALB- Petruzalek, Johnson
Paul Szczechura has been a revelation so far for the Admirals with 3 goals and 6 points in five games since being acquired by Norfolk. He was second star of the game tonight scoring the critical tying goal in the third period for the Ads.
Radek Smolenak extended his point streak to 4 games. He now has 2 goals and 8 points in 22 games in the AHL this season.
Norfolk dominated the opening frame outshooting Albany 17-5. After 40 minutes they held a 23-9 shot advantage, but had a 1-1 tie to show for it. The River Rats then stormed the Ads early in the third outshooting the Admirals 9-1 by the time Boutin relented the go ahead goal to Petruzalek. Then the Admirals stormed back to tie the game and in overtime they outshot Albany 6-0.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
A day after being shutout by Everett 6-0, Prince George put forth a strong effort, outshooting the â€˜Tips 39-35, but it wasnâ€™t enough as the Cougars fell in a shootout 5-4. Dana Tyrell, who scored his 19th and 20th goals of the year, did not participate in the shootout, which was over after 3 shooters each. Tyrell sent the game to overtime with a last minute goal. According to Greg Drinnan of the Kamloops Daily News, Lightning General Manager Jay Feaster was in attendance to watch both Crowley and Tyrell. 2008 draft eligible forward Kyle Beach did not play for Everett due to injury.