Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Charlottetown Islanders 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 6
Mooseheads lead best-of-7 first round series, 1-0
C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 0 Hits, 12 SOG, 15/28 FO, *First Star*
Season totals: 46 GP, 29-70-108, +49, 43 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM
Halifax took Game 1 of their first round series with Charlottetown, 6-3, outshooting the visiting Islanders, 51-18. Drouin, who was named QMJHL First Star for the month of March, had three points and a team-leading 12 shots on goal.
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5 @ Quebec Remparts 4 (OT)
Huskies lead best-of-7 first round series, 1-0
C/W Adam Erne, QUE: Did not play.
Season totals: 44 GP, 20-40-60, -3, 61 PIM
2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM
Erne remains out while recovering from a lacerated spleen. He is due back by the end of the month if the Remparts are still alive.
Ontario Hockey League
Niagara IceDogs 0 @ North Bay Battalion 4
Battalion lead best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 1-0
D Dylan Blujus, NB: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 55 GP, 4-26-30, +12, 56 PIM
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM
Blujus scored his fourth career playoff goal to help North Bay to a 4-0 Game 1 shutout win over Niagara. Blujus’ goal was the game-winner, scored early in the second period on the power play. All of North Bay’s goals came in the middle frame.
Peterborough Petes 1 @ Kingston Frontenacs 4
Frontenacs lead best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 1-0
W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 54 GP, 25-45-70, +17, 49 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM
Ikonen scored his first goal of the playoffs mid-way through the second period to give the Fronts a 3-0 lead. They never looked back en route to a 4-1 Game 1 win.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins scored twice in the first period, and held on to hand the Syracuse Crunch their second straight shutout loss, 2-0, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.
Syracuse had trouble creating sustained pressure, and was held to four shots in the first period and 16 overall.
"For whatever reason -- it's hard to explain -- we came out flat tonight," said Syracuse forward Jon DiSalvatore. "You've got to be ready to battle, you've got to be ready for the pressure."
Offensive outage continues.
Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for another hard luck loss. Lack of goal support is a terrible thing.
WBS Machacek, (17) (Ebbett, Dumoulin), 7:38
WBS Payerl, (3) (Manderson, Zlobin), 17:39 (PP)
Gudlevkis was the game's third star.
16 shots on goal. That's all Syracuse could manage in the entire game. 16 shots on goal. That's about 5 less than Bishop had to stop in the Third Period alone against Toronto the other night. 16? It's embarrassing.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
(1)Magnitogorsk 3 vs. (6)Novosibirsk 2 (OT)
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 1-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, 32/34, 1.81 GAA, .941 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
Playoff totals: 6 GP, 5-1-0, 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, .929 sv%
Ex-Blue Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin scored a power play goal 6:29 into Overtime to deliver Metallurg a 3-2 Game One win over Novosibirsk. Mozyakin also had a pair of helpers in the match to lead the way for Magnitogorsk.
(2)Astana 2 vs. (4)Ufa 3 (OT)
Ufa Leads the Series 1-0
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 35/37, 1.97 GAA, .946 sv%
Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
Playoff totals: 8 GP, 5-3-0, 0 SO, 1.95 GAA, .936 sv%
Ex-NHLer Nikita Filatov scored 1:17 into Overtime to give his club, Ufa, a 3-2 Game One win over Barys Astana. Ex-Canucks draft pick Kirill Koltsov dropped in 2 assists in the win. Former Lightning defenseman Mike Lundin had a goal in defeat for Barys and former Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski also had a helper in the loss for Astana.
Ontario Hockey League
Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Barrie Colts 3
Colts lead best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 1-0
D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 11-25-36, +22, 121 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM
Barrie drew first blood in Game 1 against the Wolves, holding on for a 3-2 win.