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Crunch Regain League-Lead with 3-1 Win Over Devils


By Jeremy Houghtaling

One night after being shutout, the Syracuse Crunch were glad to be right back on the ice.

The Crunch jumped out to a two-goal lead in the first period, added another in the second, and held on for a 3-1 win over the Albany Devils at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday night.

With the win, Syracuse paces the league with 86 points, two ahead of Binghamton for the Eastern Conference lead and one ahead of Texas in the Western Conference.

"We weren't going to let what happened last night happen tonight," said Syracuse forward Dan Sexton. "That's what makes good teams good -- they respond and they don't lose two in a row."

NCAA Game Night: 3-23-13

Michigan Wolverines 6 vs No. 3 Miami RedHawks 2
CCHA Semifinals

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 6-8-14, -1, 14 PIM

Michigan continued their improbable run in the CCHA playoffs, scoring four times in the second period en route to a 6-2 win over the RedHawks. Michigan will play Notre Dame in Sunday’s championship game. Jimmy Mullin was minus-1 in the game, which came when he was in front of the opposing net on the power play as Michigan created a turnover and scored on the ensuing break. He showed some good stick work creating space in the offensive zone, but wasn’t able to hit the scoresheet. Miami will now await an at-large bid to the national tournament.

AHL Game Night: 3-23-13 Devils at Crunch

Still hanging onto first place.

ALB-1
SYR-3

Riku Helenius allowed 1 goal on 28 shots for the victory. He came within 54 seconds of a shutout before Albany's power play goal. Still, with the effort tonight, Helenius has finally managed to get his save percentage back to .900 for the season. He had a good February and is having a good March, which the Lightning have to hope leads to a good Option B for Syracuse come playoff time.

First Period
SYR Namestnikov, (5) (Gauthier, Jacques), 13:39
SYR Sexton, (6) (Wyman), 14:25

Second Period
SYR Brown, (10) (Wyman, Sexton), 14:00

Third Period
ALB Anderson, (13) (Whitney, Gelinas), 19:06 (PP)

Dan Sexton, Vladislav Namestnikov, and Helenius were the game's three stars. Namestnikov's strong play in March also has to have the Lightning extremely happy. We at the website can't wait to see him and Nikita Kucherov lined up together, which could happen this season depending on how the QMJHL playoffs go.

With Providence going down to Worcester, Syracuse holds a 2 point lead on Binghamton for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Springfield and Providence lag by 3 points. Syracuse gets Rochester next on Wednesday, and with just 11 games left in the regular season every point matters from here on out, as it could be the difference between being 1 seed or a 4 seed.

6 of Syracuse's remaining 11 games are at home, including a nice 5 game homestand to close out the regular season. Also, 6 of the 11 games are against teams that currently would not make the playoffs, although the team they have the most games left with, ironically Norfolk, is just 2 points out of 8th in the East.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NA Juniors Playoff Game Night: 3-23-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

(9)Drummondville Voltigeurs 2 @ (8)Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 3
Rouyn-Noranda leads best-of-7 first round series, 2-0

W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 29-34-63, +17, 14 PIM
With R-N: 27 GP, 26-27-53, +18, 12 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Nikita Kucherov didn’t score, but had an assist and was plus-3 as the Huskies took a 2-0 lead in their quarterfinal series over the Volts. The Huskies overcame a 2-1 deficit to win. Game 3 is Tuesday.

(10)Val-d’Or Foreurs 8 @ (7)PEI Rocket 3
Best-of-7 first round series tied, 1-1

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 55 GP, 6-33-39, +20, 65 PIM

Val-d’Or tied the series at one game apiece with a blowout win on Prince Edward Island on Saturday. Fifty-goal scorer Anthony Mantha (2013) had two goals and three assists for the Foreurs. Game 3 is Tuesday.

Ontario Hockey League

(E7)Kingston Frontenacs 4 @ (W2)Barrie Colts 7
Barrie leads best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 2-0

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM
Season totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM
With Barrie: 28 GP, 2-6-8, -1, 42 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM

Kingston put up 45 shots on Barrie goaltender Mathias Niederberger (undrafted), but the young German earned the win, 7-4. Game 3 is Monday.

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