Princeton Tigers 0 @ No. 14 Harvard Crimson 5
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 6-7-13, E, 19 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM
Hart now has points in consecutive games after going nearly a month without hitting the scoresheet. Harvard will need his production heading into the postseason.
No. 4 Boston University Terriers 6 @ Northeastern Huskies 1
D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-6-8, +13, 46 PIM
2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM
MacLeod was not in the lineup Saturday, though he did play Friday. Clay Witt made 29 saves for Northeastern while taking the loss.
St. Cloud State Huskies 1 @ No. 1 North Dakota 3
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG*
Season totals: 29 GP, 10-6-16, +10, 29 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM
North Dakota completed a two-game weekend sweep of SCSU with a 3-1 win Saturday. O’Donnell had a goal and an assist in the series.
No. 10 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Dartmouth Big Green 3
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 5-27-32, E, 25 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM
Quinnipiac took the loss, but will still be the top seed when the conference playoffs begin soon.
*USCHO poll used
Kristers Gudlevskis bounced back.
The Crunch goalie, one night after being pulled in a 7-6 loss to Albany, registered 38 saves and an assist on the game-winning power play goal to lift Syracuse over the Utica Comets, 4-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.
"It's a new game, that's history and move on," Gudlevskis said of the game Friday. "Most important was to bounce back from yesterday."
Gudlevskis gets his groove back.
One night removed from allowing 7 goals, Kristers Gudlevskis allowed just 1 goal on 39 shots to lead the Crunch to the win. Streakiness, thy name is Kristers Gudlevskis.
SYR Richard, (8) (Deschamps, Koekkoek), 6:24
UTI Shinkaruk, (7) (Blain, Huskins), 14:01 (PP)
SYR Gourde, (21) (Namestnikov, Gudlevskis), 7:45 (PP)
SYR Richard, (9) (Blujus, Ashton), 8:27
SYR Marchessault, (16) (Koekkoek, Namestnikov), 17:49 (EN)
Don't look now, but first rounder Slater Koekkoek is starting to pick up some steam with 6 helpers in his last 5 games, including back-to-back 2 helper nights. He's also +6 over that span.
Syracuse sits 1 point behind Hershey now for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
HPK 3 vs. Pelicans 1
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM
Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori had the eventual game winner in HPK's 3-1 win over Pelicans. Ex-Bruins first rounder Zach Hamill assisted on the goal. HPK currently sits 5 points out of the final playoff spot on the Liiga table.
KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
(3)Magnitogorsk 2 vs. (6)Ufa 0
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 1-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 24/24, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals: 51 GP, 32-10-6, 5 SO, 1.86 GAA, .934 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk started their title defense off in style with a 2-0 shutout win over Ufa. Koshechkin stopped all 24 shots he faced. The eventual winner came from ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin.