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World Championships Game Day: 5-8-13

USA 4 vs. Finland 1
Ben Bishop, USA, DNP
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 3.04 GAA, .873 sv%

Matt Carle, USA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

Nate Thompson, USA, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith had a hat trick to lead USA to a comfortable 4-1 win over co-host nation Finland. Colorado's Paul Stastny continued his strong tournament for the Americans, notching 2 assists in the victory. Nate Thompson assisted on Stephen Gionta's goal to round out the scoring for Team USA. Ben Bishop sat backup to John Gibson for the match as Gibson stopped 31 for the win.

AHL Round Two Schedule Set

With top seed in the East, Providence, narrowly escaping a first round scare against Hershey tonight, the schedule for the second round of the AHL playoffs is now set. Third seeded Syracuse will travel to second seed Springfield for the start of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup. Old-timers will recall the Falcons were once a Lightning affiliate before Tampa Bay began their productive affiliation with the Norfolk Admirals that ended after a Calder Cup campaign last season. The full series schedule will be as follows:

Eastern Conference Semifinal
SPRINGFIELD vs. SYRACUSE

Game 1 - Fri May 10 7:00 PM Syracuse at Springfield
Game 2 - Sat May 11 7:00 PM Syracuse at Springfield
Game 3 - Wed May 15 7:00 PM Springfield at Syracuse
Game 4 - Fri May 17 7:00 PM Springfield at Syracuse
Game 5 - Sat May 18 7:00 PM * Springfield at Syracuse
Game 6 - Tue May 21 7:00 PM * Syracuse at Springfield
Game 7 - Wed May 22 7:00 PM * Syracuse at Springfield

NA Juniors Playoff Game Night: 5-8-13

Ontario Hockey League

(W1)London Knights 4 @ (E2)Barrie Colts 6
Barrie leads best-of-7 OHL Finals, 3-1

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: Did not play
Playoff totals: 14 GP, 1-4-5, +6, 25 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

Barrie swept London in the Colts’ barn and finds itself one win away from being OHL champions. Jets prospect Mark Scheifele had four goals and an assist for Barrie to give him 10 points in his last two games. Lightning prospect Jake Dotchin did not play as he served the last game of a five game suspension for a check-from-behind. He can return for Game 5, which is Friday night in London.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

(1)Halifax Mooseheads 7 @ (2)Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4
Halifax leads best-of-7 QMJHL Finals, 3-1

C Nathan MacKinnon, HAL: 1-1-2, +1, 7 SOG, 0 PIM, 0 Hits
Playoff totals: 16 GP, 10-21-31, +15, 10 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 32-43-75, +40, 45 PIM

W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-3-4, +2, 1 SOG, 0 PIM, 0 Hits
Playoff totals: 15 GP, 11-23-34, +20, 14 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

Halifax scored six goals on seven shots in the second period to run away with Game 4 and take a 3-1 series lead. After two scoreless games Jonathan Drouin had a goal and four points. Nate MacKinnon had one and one. The series could end in Halifax on Friday night.

Note: With the Lightning picking No. 3 in this summer’s draft, it is expected they will choose either MacKinnon or Drouin with their first round pick. While that could change, we will follow both prospects for the duration of their playoff run as we did with Steven Stamkos after the Lightning won the 2008 draft lottery.

NA Juniors Playoff Game Night: 5-7-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

(1)Halifax Mooseheads 1 @ (2)Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3
Halifax leads best-of-7 QMJHL Finals, 2-1

C Nathan MacKinnon, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM, 1 Hit
Playoff totals: 15 GP, 9-20-29, +14, 10 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 32-43-75, +40, 45 PIM

W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM, 2 Hits
Playoff totals: 14 GP, 10-20-30, +18, 14 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

The Drakkar handed Halifax their first playoff loss, a 3-1 decision in Game 3 of the QMJHL Finals. They also held the dynamic duo of MacKinnon and Drouin to no points and two total shots on goal. Drouin hasn’t registered a point in two games – the first time that has happened this year. MacKinnon was just 8-21 on faceoffs. Game 4 is Wednesday in the Drakkar’s barn.

Note: With the Lightning picking No. 3 in this summer’s draft, it is widely expected they will choose either MacKinnon or Drouin with their first round pick. We will follow both prospects for the duration of their playoff run as we did with Steven Stamkos after the Lightning won the 2008 draft lottery.

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