Chris Lawrence extended his goal scoring streak to four games, but the Mississauga IceDogs fell to the Petes in Peterborough, 5-2. Lawrence scored his 33rd goal of the year on the power play in the third period to cut Mississauga's deficit to 3-1, but it was too little too late. He was also minus-2 for the game.
Denis Kazionov did not play in Tver's 3-2 win over Khimik.
Alexei Glukhov was scoreless in Cherepovets' 2-1 win over Magnitogorsk.
Evgeny Artyukhin was scoreless in Yaroslavl's 4-3 win over Omsk.
Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in Kazan's 3-0 win over Togliatti. Vasily Koshechkin's season record fell to 14-12-4 for Lada with the loss.
Anton But had an assist as SKA annihilated Salavat Yulayev 6-0.
Albert Vishnyakov did not play in Dynamo's 3-2 win over Amur.
Andreas Holmqvist had a power play assist today but it was not enough to arrest Linkopings' continued free fall. The club lost to Lulea 5-2. Linkopings now slips to 7th on the Elitserien table.
Break up the Otters.
Kevin Beech stopped 39 shots in regulation and overtime, then both of Guelph's shootout attempts to give the Erie Otters a 4-3 shootout win over the Storm. This is second straight victory (and third in the last four games) for the Otters, who improve to 12-32-1-2 on the season. Despite only being acquired 3 weeks ago, Beech now has one-quarter of the Otters wins on the year (3-1-1). This is the second straight shootout win for Erie over Guelph, who is 23-15-2-7 for the year.
Beech earned first star honors for the game, but it could be said he truly earned it in the third period, when the Otters were outshot 15-8, and overtime, when he turned aside 5 more shots. In all, the Otters were outshot 42-29 for the game.
In the WHL, Dane Crowley returned to the Everett lineup after missing two games with the flu and extended his goal-scoring streak to three games as Everett topped Portland 5-3 in Everett. Crowley scored the eventual game winner at the 14:32 mark of the third period. He was also plus-1 for the game. Crowley is 3-1-4 and plus-5 in 4 games with the WHL's top team, Everett. He was 4-15-19 and minus-2 in 33 games with Swift Current.
Dusty Collins was scoreless and even in Northern Michigan's 4-2 loss to Minnesota-Duluth. In 28 games this season the senior has 2 goals and 2 assists, 14 PIM and a -7 rating.
The Wildcats are 11-15-2 overall and 8-11-1 in the CCHA sitting tied for 8th place with Lake Superior.