How do you say "en fuego" in Czech? Zdenek Blatny today was named AHL player of the week. Blatny had 4 goals and 9 points in 4 games last week for the Falcons.
Avanagard Omsk defeated SKA St. Petersburg 3-0 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Nikita Alexeev was a scratch for the contest.
Anton But recorded an assist as Yaroslavl squeaked past Novosibirsk to take a 1-0 lead in their opening round series.
Alexei Glukhov had 2 penalty minutes in Khimik's 3-1 loss to Nizhnekamsk.
Alexander Polushin was a scratch as Cherepovets waffled CSKA 5-0 to take a 1-0 series lead.
Zdenek Blatny angling for a callup?
Gerald Coleman stopped 37 of 40 before stopping 4 of 5 in penalty shots for the victory. Zdenek Blatny stayed white hot scoring a goal and adding two assists as well as scoring to open the shootout session. He was named first star of the game. Prospect Mike Egener emerged from the doghouse to score the Falcons' third goal and Norm Milley and Doug O'Brien had helpers in the game. Ryan Vesce, who also recorded an assist in regulation, scored the winning shootout goal.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Morgan Cey is quietly setting the world on fire down in Johnstown.
Morgan Cey stopped all 50 shots he faced to record the shutout. Thanks to Cey, Randy Rowe's first period power play goal on assists from Adam Henrich and JB Bittner was all Johnstown needed to get the W. The shutout was Cey's third of the season.
Game sheet from ECHL.com.