Waterloo Black Hawks 6 @ Chicago Steel 0
W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 shots on goal
Lethbridge Hurricanes 5 @ Red Deer Rebels 1
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Everett Silvertips 0 @ Vancouver Giants 1
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking)
Kamloops Blazers 1 @ Prince George Cougars 0
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Tri-City Americans 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 0
G Torrie Jung, KEL: Did not play
Seattle Thunderbirds 3 @ Portland Winter Hawks 4
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Did not play
It's over! Portland ended their 22 game losing streak with the win.
The Lightning manage to pull out another hard fought victory in the Steve Stamkos sweepstakes.
Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 24 shots for the loss.
Columbus 11:29, David Vyborny 6 (Rick Nash, Kris Russell)
Tampa Bay 14:14, Jeff Halpern 13 (Mathieu Darche, Michel Ouellet)
Columbus 19:18, Derek MacKenzie 1 (Gilbert Brule, Dan Fritsche)
Columbus 16:16, Jason Chimera 14 (Nikolai Zherdev, Dick Tarnstrom)
Columbus 19:00, Jiri Novotny 8 (empty net) (Manny Malhotra, Rick Nash)
Today was the final round of the Elitserien regular season:
Johan Harju was scoreless in Lulea's 4-2 win over Timra.
Andreas Holmqvist had an assist in Frolunda's 3-1 win over Sodertalje.
Frolunda finishes the season 6th on the Elitserien table. Lulea finishes 10th, clipping Mora via a tiebreaker on the final day.
Final 2007-2008 Eliserien Statistics
Johan Harju, Lulea (SWE), 51 GP, 20-8-28, 55 PIM, -1
Andreas Holmqvist, Frolunda (SWE), 49 GP, 3-23-26, 40 PIM, +2
Harju finshes the season tied for 10th in the league in goals. Holmqvist finishes the regular season tied for 5th among all Elitserien defensemen in scoring.
BCHL Coastal Conference Semifinals
Game 1: No.5 Victoria Grizzlies 3 @ No.2 Langley Chiefs 2
Victoria leads Best of 7 Series 1-0
W Justin Courtnall, VIC:
Game: 0-0-0, 4 PIM (roughing, roughing after whistle)
Series: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 4 PIM
Playoffs: 6 GP, 2-0-2, 8 PIM
Victoria wins Game 1 on the road, stealing home ice advantage from Langley.
Chicago Steel 2 @ Lincoln Stars 5
W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 0-0-0, -3, 6 PIM (interference, delay of game, roughing), 3 shots on goal
St. Johnâ€™s Fog Devils 2 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 1
D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 shots on goal
Prince George Cougars 6 @ Kamloops Blazers 3
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Swift Current Broncos 5 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
C Mitch Fadden, LET: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
Everett Silvertips 2 @ Portland Winter Hawks 1
D Dane Crowley, EVT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Vancouver Giants 2
G Riku Helenius, SEA: Win, stopped 28 of 30 shots