No. 4 Harvard Crimson 2 @ Cornell Big Red 3
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 5-4-9, -1, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM
Cornell broke a 2-2 with a goal at 19:19 of the third period.
No. 3 Boston University Terriers 4 @ No. 12 Vermont Catamounts 2
D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 2-3-5, +8, 36 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM
BU extended their lead to 3-0 early in the third period before Vermont cut it to 3-2 with just under five minutes remaining. Likely 2015 top-2 pick Jack Eichel scored into an empty net to give the game its final score.
Colorado College Tigers 1 @ No. 2 North Dakota 2
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-4-13, +7, 25 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM
UND scored the game-winning goal shorthanded early in the third period. The game was broadcast nationally on the CBS Sports Network.
No. 17 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 vs No. 1 Minnesota State Mavericks 4
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 18 saves on 22 shots
Season totals: 21 GP, 11-7-2, 2.53 GAA, .906 sv%, 3 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO
The Gophers had a chance to upset the top-ranked team in the country, but the Mavericks broke a 2-2 midway through the second period and never looked back, winning 4-2. Minnesota State advances to the finals of the North Star College Cup in St. Paul. Bemidji State beat No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth in the other semifinal.
*USCHO poll used
Yanni Gourde accepted the pass, saw the empty net and looked to finish off the hat trick.
The Crunch forward, who had his father and 11 other friends and family watching, guarded the puck against the Phantoms defender but had the stick slashed in half before he could finish the backhand motion. Gourde finished with a pair of goals, as Syracuse scored three unanswered goals to top Lehigh Valley, 4-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.
"I was waiting for those goals for a while," Gourde said. "I've been working hard and they didn't come. Tonight they did. It's special to always score, especially in front of your family."
Vasiy and Gourde spook the Phantoms.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the victory. It's a solid stat line, but the real key was making big saves at key junctures of the game, like any really good goaltender does.
SYR Kunyk, (6) (Lynch, Dodero), 7:21
LV Goumas, (2) (Delisle, Comrie), 17:00
LV Straka, (10) (Goumas, Comrie), 17:24
SYR Gourde, (14) , 3:23
SYR Ikonen, (5) (Angelidis, Corrente), 17:45
SYR Gourde, (15) (Richard, Vermin), 4:00
With Springfield falling to Hartford tonight, Syracuse moves back to just 1 point back in the division with 1 game in hand.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Karpat 2 vs. HPK 4
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 3-3-6, E, 2 PIM
Saku Salminen was scoreless in HPK's 4-2 win over Karpat. The forward played 15:42 in the match. Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori helped lead the way for HPK with 1 goal and 1 assist. HPK now sits 1 point out of the final playoff spot on the Liiga table.
Ontario Hockey League
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Barrie Colts 3
D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 0-2-2, -2, 0 PIM
With SSM: 5 GP, 1-7-8, +1, 6 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
Season totals: 34 GP, 11-35-46, +2, 72 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
Barrie cut a 3-0 lead to 3-2 early in the third period, but a Greyhound power play goal assisted by DeAngelo extended the lead for the final time midway through the final frame. The Soo has won six straight games and are undefeated since DeAngelo and the other new additions joined the lineup.
Oshawa Generals 5 @ Peterborough Petes 2
D Dominik Masin, PBO: 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 33 GP, 7-10-17, -22, 53 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
Masin had his fourth multi-point game of the season and now has goals in two of his last three games and points in three of his last four. Perhaps this is the blossoming we’ve been expecting in the second half.