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3/5 Recap: Cornel comes through

Written By Kris Baker on Friday, March 6, 2015 | 3/06/2015

Eric Cornel notched a goal and two assists Thursday to earn the game's second star as Peterborough surprised London 4-1. Cornel's marker, his 14th of the year, put a halt to his 11-game goal drought. He had just one goal in his previous 15 games. Draft eligible winger Mitchell Marner saw his eight-game point streak snapped in the Knights' loss.

Jean Dupuy was blanked as Sault Ste. Marie got past Windsor 6-4. Dupuy has collected career highs of 15 goals and 41 points this season.

In the QMJHL, Vaclav Karabacek (-3) recorded two shots on goal as Baie-Comeau was hammered by Rouyn-Noranda 9-1. Karabacek has 16 goals this season, but has scored just once in his last seven games.

In Sweden, Linus Ullmark made 26 saves as MODO closed the regular season schedule with a 2-1 loss to Brynas IF. Gustav Possler (14:30) and Victor Olofsson (8:52) were each kept off the score sheet in the loss for MODO, who will return to work on March 16 when they host game one of a best of seven SHL qualifying series.

In USHL action, Christopher Brown (-1) logged one shot on goal as Tri-City was defeated by Fargo 4-3.  Brown has two assists in three games since being dealt to the Storm.
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3/4 Recap: Baptiste cruising; Amerks fall in shootout

Written By Kris Baker on Thursday, March 5, 2015 | 3/05/2015

Nicholas Baptiste scored his 27th goal of the year Wednesday and added a pair of assists as Erie blew past Barrie 10-5. Baptiste has been on fire of late with points in seven straight games. He has three of more points in four of his last five contests for the most productive five-game span of his junior career (5+9). Draft star Connor McDavid extended his point streak to 25 games with two goals and five total points to earn the game's first star.

In the WHL, Brycen Martin finished with a minus-one rating as Saskatoon was defeated by Edmonton 5-2. Martin, who has gone without a point in his last five games, remains with 37 points (7+30) through 63 games.

In the AHL. Mikhail Grigorenko scored his 11th goal of the year but it was Matt Hackett who stole the show with 36 saves, many of the spectacular variety, as Rochester fell in a shootout to Utica 3-2. William Carrier assisted on both Amerks tallies. Brodie Reid supplied the other Amerks marker.



On Tuesday, Linus Ullmark was perfect through 56 minutes, but allowed three late goals in a span of 55 seconds as MODO held on for a 5-3 win over Orebro HK. Ullmark finished the contest with 29 saves. Gustav Possler notched one assist for MODO, while Victor Olofsson skated just for in his return from his loan to Timra IK of the Allsvenskan league.

Eric Cornel assisted on his team's only goal as Peterborough was outgunned by Owen Sound 5-1. Cornel has 48 points (13+35) this season, but has just one goal in his last 15 games.
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2/28 Recap: Compher, Petersen deliver

Written By Kris Baker on Sunday, March 1, 2015 | 3/01/2015

J.T. Compher snatched his first NCAA hat trick Saturday as Michigan earned the conference sweep of Wisconsin with a 5-2 victory. Compher, who on Friday ended a nine-game goal drought with an empty-netter, enters March with 18 points (8+10) in 28 games. Prior to his empty-netter on Friday, Compher was mired in a career-long nine-game goal drought.



Cal Petersen made a career-high 55 saves as Notre Dame completed the conference schedule with a 3-1 victory over Boston College. The stellar performance capped an excellent February that saw the reigning Hockey East Player of the Week post a 4-2-1 record, .962 save%, 1.48 GAA, and one shutout. It seems quite clear that Petersen will be the starter when the Fighting Irish open the playoffs next weekend versus 12th-place Massachusetts.

Connor Hurley contributed two shots on goal to the Fighting Irish attack. After scoring 11 points in his first 20 collegiate contests, the third-line centerman has one assist in his last 15 games.

Nicholas Baptiste delivered with two goals and one assist to extend his point streak to six games as Erie throttled Owen Sound 6-1. The three-point night, which included two power play markers, gives Baptiste 54 points (26+28) in 45 contests. He has 15 goals with the man advantage.



Elsewhere, Sam Reinhart picked up two assists to extend his point streak to eight games as Kootenay was beaten by Brandon 6-4. Reinhart has collected 57 points (17+40) in 39 games this season with the ICE.

USHL

Christopher Brown picked up one assist as Tri-City upended Sioux City 5-1. Brown has an assist in each of his first two games in a Storm uniform. He has points in three straight games to boost his season total to 34 (13+21).

NCAA

Sean Malone notched one assist and a team-high five shots on goal as Harvard blanked Princeton 5-0. Malone has 13 points (6+7) in as many games for the Crimson, who finished sixth in the ECAC standings. Malone takes a three-game point streak into next weekend's first round playoff series with Brown.

Max Willman (-3) logged three shots on goal as Brown closed the regular season schedule with a 4-2 loss to Colgate. The freshman winger has three points (1+2) in 28 games. He hasn't lit the lamp since opening night.

Jason Kasdorf got a night off as RPI defeated St. Lawrence 4-3. With the playoffs beginning next weekend and Kasdorf starting the previous 16 games for the Engineers, Buffalo-area product Scott Diebold earned his first nod since December 13. RPI visits Clarkson next weekend for the first round of the ECAC playoffs.

Judd Peterson registered one assist as St. Cloud State came up short 3-1 against North Dakota. Peterson, who missed the Huskies' previous two tilts, has six points (3+3) in 30 games entering next weekend's season-ending series with Denver.

Defensemen Anthony Florentino (2 SOG) and Mark Adams (+1) did not factor into the scoring as Providence ended the conference schedule by earning the sweep of Maine 5-2. The Friars finished tied for second place in the Hockey East standings. Following a first-round bye, Providence will begin play in the conference tournament as the No. 2 seed.

OHL

Eric Cornel finished with a plus-two rating as Peterborough downed Kingston 4-1. The top-line forward has 47 points (13+34) this season, but has connected for just one goal in his last 13 games.

SWE

Jonas Johansson stopped 19 of 22 shots as Almtuna IS closed the schedule with a 5-3 victory over Rogle BK. Almtuna earned the win required to tie for the final Allsvenskan playoff spot, but an HC Vita Hasten victory left Johansson's club outside of the playoff picture.



Victor Olofsson finished with a minus-one rating and two shots on goal as Timra IK got past IK Oskarshamn 4-3 in overtime. Despite the win, Timra fell three points short of the final Allsvenskan playoff spot, and thus their season is complete.

In the SHL, Gustav Possler did not register in 15:09 of work as MODO was defeated by Frolunda 5-2. Linus Ullmark was given the day off. MODO will close their disappointing SHL season with a pair of games in the coming week.
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2/27 Recap: Dupuy steps up; Malone keeps firing

Written By Kris Baker on Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 2/28/2015

Jean Dupuy scored a goal and two assists as Sault Ste. Marie earned a 5-3 win over Windsor. Dupuy's three-point night, his second such effort of the season, boosts his season totals to 14 goals and 40 points through 46 games.


Justin Bailey missed the first of what will be a handful of games with an ankle fracture. The scoring winger is expected to be out two-three weeks after blocking a shot last week, The Hounds also played without Nick Ritchie (ANA), who is out with a concussion.

Nicholas Baptiste picked up one assist to extend his point streak to five games as Erie was defeated at Owen Sound 5-4. Baptiste entered the night with goals in four straight but was unable to light the lamp for the Otters.

In the WHL, Sam Reinhart scored a one-timer goal as Kootenay earned a 3-2 shootout victory over Brandon. The ICE captain, who now has points in seven straight and 33 of 38 contests, missed blocker side with his shootout attempt to remain goalless in four tries this season.

Brycen Martin (-1) went without a point for the fourth straight game as Saskatoon was defeated by Moose Jaw 3-1. Martin has 37 points (7+30) this season, including 21 in 22 games since being dealt to the Blades.

Vaclav Karabacek sent two shots on goal as Baie-Comeau got past Halifax 4-2. Karabacek has one goal and one assist in his last five contests.

In the college ranks, Sean Malone connected for one goal and one assist as Harvard was outgunned by Quinnipiac 5-2. Malone, who also produced a team-high four shots on goal in the loss,has amassed six goals and six assists in 12 appearances with the Crimson.

J.T. Compher snapped a nine-game goal drought with an empty-netter as Michigan blanked Wisconsin 3-0. Compher, who also supplied six shots on goal, has 15 points for the year, including two goals and two assists in 12 games since returning from the World Junior Championship. Senior winger Brad Navin recorded one shot on goal for the losing side.

Hudson Fasching recorded two assists and team-best five shots on goal as Minnesota was doubled by Michigan State 4-2. The helpers give Fasching points in six of his last seven games. Christian Isackson logged one shot on goal in fourth-line minutes for the Gophers.

Anthony Florentino produced one shot on goal as Providence downed Maine 5-2. Florentino has 11 points this season (2+9), but has failed to register in his last seven games. Senior defender Mark Adams contributed two shots on net from the Friars' bottom pair.

Redshirt sophomore Jason Kasdorf made 36 saves as RPI played to a 3-3 tie with Clarkson. Kasdorf moves to 9-16-2 on the year. He has started 16 consecutive games in the Engineers' crease.

Cal Petersen stopped 33 of 35 shots as Notre Dame was beaten by Boston College 2-0. The loss drops Petersen to 9-13-3 with a 2.45 GAA and .919 save%. Connor Hurley (-1) contributed one shot on goal. He has one assist in his last 14 games.

Maxwell Willman provided one shot on goal as Brown skated to a 3-3 tie with Cornell. The freshman winger has one goal and two assists in his first 27 collegiate tilts.

Freshman winger Judd Peterson did not dress as St. Cloud State dropped a 3-2 decision to North Dakota.

In USHL action, Christopher Brown made his Tri-City debut with an assist and three shots as the Storm earned a 4-3 overtime victory over Sioux City. Brown was traded Monday from a struggling Green Bay squad to a Storm club set for a deep playoff run.

In the AHL, Jake McCabe notched a goal and an assist, and Mikhail Grigorenko earned a helper in his first game since January 30 as Rochester was defeated by Toronto 4-3 in overtime. Allan McPherson scored his first AHL goal for the Amerks, while Brayden Irwin added his 14th of the year. Matt Hackett stopped 23 of 27 shots to take the loss. Chad Ruhwedel assisted on two of the three Amerks tallies.

Int he ECHL, Colin Jacobs earned a fighting major just 2:03 into play as Elmira dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to Wheeling. The scrap was Jacobs' fifth of the year. Kevin Sundher posted a minus-one rating while supplying a shootout marker for the Jackals.

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2/26 Recap: Fasching cashes ninth

Written By Kris Baker on Friday, February 27, 2015 | 2/27/2015

Hudson Fasching scored his ninth goal of the year on the power play as Minnesota downed Michigan State 5-3. Fasching won a battle in front and jammed a puck into the net to make it a 3-3 game at 7:11 of the middle frame. The marker gives Fasching points in five of his last six games. Gophers senior forward Christian Isackson contributed two shots on goal in the victory.

Eric Cornel (-1) saw his five-game point streak snapped as Peterborough defeated Sudbury 4-3. Cornel has accumulated 47 points (13+34) in 56 games, but has scored just once in his last dozen outings.

Linus Ullmark came on relief to stop eight of 10 shots as MODO was beaten by Frolunda HC 6-1. Ullmark came on at 10:16 of the second period with MODO trailing 4-1. Ullmark has compiled a 3.16 GAA and a .904 save% through 33 appearances with the SHL's last place club. Gustav Possler (-1) recorded three shots on goal in the loss.

In Allsvenska league action, Jonas Johansson made 29 saves to backstop Almtuna IS to a 2-1 win over Timra IK. Johansson has won three straight starts to improve to 5-3 with a 2.53 and .900 save% in his time with Almtuna. Victor Olofsson recorded tow shots on goal for the losing side.
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2/25 Recap: Baptiste, Reinhart produce in wins

Written By Kris Baker on Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 2/26/2015

In Wednesday action, Nicholas Baptiste scored his 24th goal of the year and added three assists as Erie pounded Guelph 8-4. Baptiste now has goals in four straight games. Baptiste's third-star effort boosts him to 50 points in 43 games. Draft stud Connor McDavid scored four goals and six points to earn the game's first star. It was McDavid's first-ever OHL hat trick.

Sam Reinhart notched one goal and one assist to earn the game's first star as Kootenay got past Regina 5-4 in a shootout. Reinhart has points in six straight games to elevate his season totals to 16 goals and 38 assists.

Brycen Martin logged a plus-two rating as Saskatoon skated to a 6-2 victory over Swift Current, Through 60 appearances this season, Martin has collected seven goals and 37 points.

In the AHL, Brayden Irwin potted a pair of markers and Jerome Leduc scored for the second straight game to help Rochester to a 4-3 victory over Syracuse. Zac Dalpe added his 16th goal of the year, while Matt Hackett made 27 saves to earn his second consecutive win.
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2/24 Recap: Reinhart lends helping hand in loss

Written By Kris Baker on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 2/25/2015

Sam Reinhart recorded three assists Tuesday as Kootenay was defeated in overtime 7-6 by Swift Current. The helpers give Reinhart points in five straight games and a total of 52 (15+37) on the year. Draft eligible winger Jake DeBrusk scored his 36th goal in regulation for the Broncos and then iced the victory with the shootout winner.

Jerome Leduc tied a career high with a three-point effort as Rochester downed Lake Erie 5-1. Leduc one-goal, two-assist game was his first since Oct. 19, 2013. Phil Varone scored a goal and an assist for the Americans, Zac Dalpe, Evan Rankin and Daniel Catenacci added singles, while William Carrier contributed a pair of assists. Matt Hackett was excellent with 37 saves to earn the game's first star.

In Sweden, Jonas Johansson stopped 17 of 20 shots as Almtuna IS got past Mora IK 5-3. The victory improves Johansson to 4-3 since his loan to the Allsvenskan league club with a 2.76 GAA and .887 save%.

Victor Olofsson recorded two shots on goal as Timra IK came up short 2-1 versus IF Bjorkloven. Olofsson skated 20 shifts for a total of 15:40 time on ice.

Gustav Possler registered two shots on goal as MODO lost to HV 71 2-1. Goaltender Linus Ullmark sat the game out with flu-like symptoms.

Brycen Martin recorded a plus-one rating as Saskatoon lost in a shootout 5-4 to Regina. The left-handed defender has collected  21 points (5+16) in 20 games with the Blades.
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2/21 Recap: Petersen stops 44; Baptiste produces

Written By Kris Baker on Sunday, February 22, 2015 | 2/22/2015

Cal Petersen made a career-high 44 saves as Notre Dame held on for a 3-2 victory at Boston University. Petersen had a busy opening frame, stopping all 17 shots sent his way as the Irish entered the first intermission with a 1-0 lead. He was even better in the third when he stopped 18 of 19 to improve to 9-12-3 with a 2.46 GAA and .918 save%. Fellow freshman Connor Hurley fired a team-best four shots on goal in the victory.

Hudson Fasching (+1, 3 SOG) notched one assist as No. 15 Minnesota dropped a 4-3 overtime decision at Penn State. Fasching's helper came with 39.6 seconds left in regulation when he found Sam Warning down low at the side of the net for the game-tying tally. Christian Isackson finished with a minus-one rating in a limited fourth-line role in his 100th NCAA game.

Sean Malone (-1) was limited to one shot on goal as Harvard held on for a 3-2 win at Clarkson. The speedy centerman has consistently jammed the net, but has now gone three straight games without a point.

Anthony Florentino (-1) and Mark Adams (+1) each produced one shot on goal as Providence was beaten by UMass 2-1 in overtime. Recently bumped to the third pair, Florentino is second among Friars defenders with a plus-11 rating this season.

Max Willman did not factor as Brown and Quinnipiac played to a 2-2 tie. The second-line winger has three points (1+2) in his first 26 collegiate contests.

Jason Kasdorf stopped 25 of 29 shots as RPI was doubled by Colgate 4-2. In 27 starts this season, Kasdorf has posted a 9-15-1 record with 3.01 GAA and .898 save%..

Brad Navin (-1) sent one shot on goal as Wisconsin was blanked by Michigan State 3-0. The senior winger has five points (1+4) this season, including one in his last 13 outings.

Freshman winger Judd Peterson did not play as St. Cloud State pitched a 2-0 shutout of Nebraska-Omaha.

OHL

Nick Baptiste scored a power play goal and added two assists as Erie buried Peterborough 8-2. The three-point effort boosts Baptiste to a balanced 23 goals and 23 assists through 42 contests. Peterborough's Eric Cornel capped a strong second-period shift with an assist from his knees on the first Petes marker. Draft stud Connor McDavid posted a five-point night with two goals and three assists to lead the Otters attack

Linemates Justin Bailey (-1) and Jean Dupuy were each kept off the score sheet as Sault Ste. Marie downed Kitchener 6-3. The Greyhounds have won seven straight and 18 of 20 since trading for Bailey.

WHL

Sam Reinhart collected a pair of assists as Kootenay blanked Spokane 5-0. The ICE captain has contributed 49 points (15+34) in 35 games.

Brycen Martin set a new career high with his seventh goal of the year as Saskatoon was thumped by Brandon 7-3. The top-pair defender has posted 21 points (5+16) in 19 games since his trade to the Blades.

QMJHL

Vaclav Karabacek provided one shot on goal as Baie-Comeau blanked Sherbrooke 4-0. The Czech winger has ramped up his effort with seven points in his last eight games.

USHL

Christopher Brown was blanked as Green Bay was throttled by Youngstown 5-1. Brown remains the Gamblers' leader with 13 goals and 30 points in 42 games. Phantoms forward Kyle Connor ('15) scored his 20th goal of the year to extend his point streak to seven games.

SHL

Linus Ullmark made 15 saves as MODO was defeated by Lulea HF 4-2. Gustav Possler returned to the MODO lineup following a two-game absence, finishing with one shot on goal and a minus-one rating.

ECHL

Kevin Sundher logged two shots on goal in Elmira's 5-2 loss at Indy. Colin Jacobs did not dress for the Jackals.
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2/20 Recap: Reinhart hits milestone

Written By Kris Baker on Saturday, February 21, 2015 | 2/21/2015

Sam Reinhart cashed a pair of goals Friday to guide Kootenay to a 4-1 victory over defending Memorial Cup champion Edmonton. The markers, one of which went into a empty net to seal the victory, make Reinhart the first ICE player to reach 300 points in his WHL career.



Elsewhere in the WHL, Brycen Martin went without a point for the second straight game as Saskatoon was defeated by Regina 4-1. Through 57 games, Martin has collected six goals and 36 points.

OHL

Nicholas Baptiste scored his 22nd goal of the year as Erie dropped a 4-3 decision at Guelph. Baptiste, who was moved to third line duty in the contest, got the scoring started with an even strength goal at 5:40 of the opening frame.



Jean Dupuy scored his 13th goal of the year as Sault Ste. Marie rolled past North Bay 7-3. Justin Bailey saw his five-game point streak snapped in the win.



Eric Cornel notched one assist as Peterborough lost to Niagara 2-1 in a shootout. Cornell has points in four straight games to elevates his season total to 46 (13+33).

NCAA

Cal Petersen made 34 saves as Notre Dame skated to a 2-2 tie at No. 2/3 Boston University. Petersen has earned starts in 13 of the last 16 games. Connor Hurley (+1) was unable to get a point for the Irish. Hurley has one point, an assist, in his last dozen games.

J.T. Compher produced one assist as Michigan was defeated by Ohio State 5-3. The helper snaps a career-long five-game drought for Compher. Dylan Larkin (DET) scored one goal and one assist while pumping a career-best 12 shots on goal at the Buckeyes net.

Christian Isackson scored his third goal of the year and eighth of his four-year career as Minnesota edged Penn State 2-1. Hudson Fasching was limited to two shots on goal in the victory.

Sean Malone logged a team-high four shots on goal as Harvard was upended by St. Lawrence 5-1. Malone has nine points (4+5) in nine games this season for the Crimson.

Max Willman (+2) earned an assist to snap his 20-game point drought as Brown toppled Princeton 4-1. Willman had point in two of his first four career games before going dry. He has three points (1+2) in 25 season appearances.

Jason Kasdorf stopped 29 of 31 shots as RPI played to a 2-2 tie with Cornell. The tie raises Kasdorf's record to 9-15-1 on the year. He has started 14 consecutive games for the Engineers.

Anthony Florentino contributed one shot on goal as Providence earned a 3-2 over Massachusetts. Friars senior defender Mark Adams finished with a plus-one rating.

Brad Navin went pointless for the sixth straight outing as Wisconsin earned a 2-1 victory over Michigan State. The Badgers have now won two straight games for the first time all season.

Judd Peterson did not factor as St. Cloud State defeated Nebraska-Omaha 4-1. The freshman has one point in his last dozen games.

AHL

Rochester got goals from Zac Dalpe (14th) and Dan Catenacci (9th) but it wasn't enough as the Amerks fell to defending champion Texas 5-2. Jake McCabe turned the puck over on the second Texas goal, but later posted an assist to give him 10 points in his last 11 games. Matt Hackett made 36 saves in defeat.


In addition to the goal, Catenacci made waves with a hit on Scott Glennie that sent the former Brandon Wheat King tumbling into the Amerks bench.



USHL

Christopher Brown (-3) was kept off the score sheet as Green Bay came up short in a 3-2 loss to Chicago. Brown has hit a wall with just one goal in his last 14 contests.

ECHL

Kevin Sundher (-1)and Colin Jacobs (-1) each scored in the shootout as Elmira edged Indianapolis 2-1.

SWE

Linus Ullmark allowed three goals on nine shots before getting the early hook as MODO fell to Linkoping HC 6-1. MODO winger Gustav Possler did not play in the loss.

Jonas Johansson stopped 20 of 22 shots to backstop Almtuna to a 3-2 win over Oskarshamn. Johansson is 3-3 with a 2.72 GAA and .893 save% since his loan to the Allsvenskan club.


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2/18 Recap: Bailey, Ullmark trending upward

Written By Kris Baker on Thursday, February 19, 2015 | 2/19/2015

Justin Bailey scored a pair of goals and added an assist Wednesday to extend his point streak to five games as Sault Ste. Marie blew past Sudbury 8-3. Bailey's propensity for pushing his quick-release shots through the five-hole has become more and more apparent this year. Bailey, who now has nine multi-point efforts in his last nine games, has collected 34 goals and 67 points in 53 contests with the Greyhounds and Kitchener. Fellow Sabres prospect Jean Dupuy scored his 12th goal of the year for the Hounds to up his season take to 36 points in 43 games.



In the WHL, Brycen Martin (-2) saw his 11-game point streak come to an end as Saskatoon lost to Red Deer 5-4. Martin amassed three goals and 16 points during the streak to up his season line to 6-30-36 through 56 contests.

In Sweden, Linus Ullmark stopped 30 of 31 shots to guide MODO to a 4-1 victory over Leksands IF. Ullmark's excellence ups his record 11-17 on the year with a 3.02 GAA and .910 save%. You'll want to watch the clip below for a nice glove save on a breakaway.



In Allsvenskan action, Jonas Johansson made 28 saves as Almtuna IS was defeated by IF Bjorkloven 4-0. Johansson is 2-3 in five starts since being loaned from Brynas. He has posted a 2.86 GAA and a .890 save%.

Victor Olofsson was unable to connect on a team-high four shots on goal as Timra IK pitched a 2-0 shutout of Sodertalje SK. Olofsson has two goals on 11 shots in four Allsvenskan appearances.

In AHL action, Brayden Irwin scored his 11th goal of the year as Rochester lost at Hamilton 4-1. Matt Hackett stopped 24 shots in the loss. Jake McCabe assisted on the Irwin marker to give him nine points (2+7) in his last 10 games. Phil Varone also earned an assist on the only Amerks goal of the night.
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2/17 Recap: Karabacek contributes in loss

Written By Kris Baker on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 2/18/2015

Vaclav Karabacek scored a goal and an assist Tuesday to as Baie-Comeau was defeated by Quebec 6-4. The two-point night gives Karabacek seven points in his last seven games. He has 37 points (16+21) in 50 games this season, including five goals and seven assists in 19 tilts since joining the Drakkar.

In the WHL, Sam Reinhart assisted on the game winning goal as Kootenay downed Lethbridge 5-2. Reinhart, who has just one goal in his last seven games, has collected 45 points (13+32) in 33 games with the ICE. He has 18 points (5+13) in 18 games since returning from the World Junior Championship.
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2/16 Recap: Bailey, Baptiste light lamps

Written By Kris Baker on Monday, February 16, 2015 | 2/16/2015

In Monday action, Justin Bailey scored his 32nd goal of the year just 36 seconds into play as Sault Ste. Marie rolled past Sarnia 6-0. The game-winner, a quick wrister off a Jean Dupuy face-off win, gives Bailey points in four straight games. Dupuy finished with a pair of assists.



Nicholas Baptiste connected on the power play as Erie downed Mississauga 4-0. The marker gives the winger 21 goals and 21 assists at the 40-game mark.


Eric Cornel picked up an assist as Peterborough snuck past North Bay 3-2. Cornel has 44 points (13+31) in 52 games this season, including 14 in his last 13 outings. 
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2/15 Recap: Martin keeps pace

Brycen Martin (+1) notched one assist Sunday to extend his point streak to 11 games as Saskatoon edged Kootenay 5-4 in overtime. Martin has been on fire since arriving in Saskatoon, producing 20 points (4+16) in 16 games since leaving Swift Current. He previously had posted 16 points (2+14) in 39 games with the Broncos. Sam Reinhart picked up one assist for the ICE to give him points in 27 of 32 games this season, and a total of 44 (13+31) on the year.

In the QMJHL, Vaclav Karabacek logged one shot on goal as Baie-Comeau was downed at Blainville-Boisbriand 4-1. Karabacek has 35 points (15+20) in 49 games, including 10 (4+6) in 18 tilts since being dealt to the Drakkar.
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2/14 Recap: Martin continues streak

Written By Kris Baker on Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 2/14/2015

Brycen Martin picked up an assist Saturday to extend his point streak to 10 games as Saskatoon dropped a 5-3 decision at Lethbridge. Martin has four goals and 15 helpers in his first 15 games with the Blades, and a total of 35 points in 54 season appearances.

OHL

Justin Bailey registered one assist as Sault Ste. Marie pitched a 5-0 shutout of Plymouth. Bailey's helper gives him points in three straight games. Greyhounds forward Jean Dupuy was unable to produce in the victory.

Nick Baptiste (-1) was blanked for the second straight night as Erie fell to Owen Sound 5-4 in overtime. The Otters trailed by three with under three minutes to play before blitzing the Attack for three quick goals to force extra time. Connor McDavid ('15) bagged two of the late tallies to add to an earlier assist.

Eric Cornel notched a pair of assists as Peterborough was outgunned by Belleville 7-5. The helpers give Cornel 43 points (13+30) through 51 games.

QMJHL

Vaclav Karabacek (-1) sent three shots on goal as Baie-Comeau was trounced by Victoriaville 6-1. The Czech winger has four goals and 10 points in 17 games with the Drakkar.

NCAA

Cal Petersen stopped 32 of 35 shots as Notre Dame was defeated by Providence 3-2. Petersen was beaten by a deflection in front early in the middle frame to end his shutout streak at 137:53. Connor Hurley went without a point for the second straight night. The freshman centerman has one assist in his last 11 games. Providence rearguards Anthony Florentino (+1) and Mark Adams (+1) did not get in on any of the three Friars markers.

Hudson Fasching earned one assist and punched five shots on goal as Minnesota earned the conference sweep with a 2-0 shutout of Michigan. Christian Isackson was quiet in limited minutes for the Gophers after leaving Friday's tilt in the first period with an injury. Michigan forward J.T. Compher (-1) registered three shots on goal in his top-line right-wing role, but has now gone without a point in five consecutive games for his longest dry spell since entering college.

Sean Malone (-1) produced three shots on goal as No. 14 Harvard played to a 3-3 tie with Cornell. Malone played an up-tempo game throughout, skating hard into his hits and opening up the offensive game with his vision and puck control. The speedy sophomore has collected nine points (4+5) in eight games with the Crimson.

Jason Kasdorf made 24 saves as RPI was downed by Yale 4-1. The redshirt sophomore has lost his last six starts to slip to 9-15 on the year with a 3.06 GAA and .896 save%.

Max Willman (+1) launched two shots on goal as Brown held on for a 1-0 shutout of Union. Since scoring Brown's first goal of the season on Halloween night, Willman has recorded just one assist in his next 23 games.

Brad Navin (-1) posted two shots on goal as Wisconsin earned their first Big Ten conference victory of the season with a 3-2 win at Ohio State. The senior co-captain has one assist in his last 11 games.

Judd Peterson logged one shot on goal as St. Cloud State skated past Minnesota-Duluth 4-1. The freshman winger has one point, a goal, in his last 11 games.

USHL

Christopher Brown recorded one assist and earned a misconduct during an altercation at the final buzzer as Green Bay lost at Fargo 3-1. Brown has 13 goals on the year, but just one in his last 13 games.

SWEDEN

Victor Olofsson scored his second goal in his first three Allsvenskan games as Timra IK defeated HC Vita Hästen 2-0. Early returns have Olofsson thriving in a top line role in the second-tier league.

Linus Ullmark allowed six goals, including five in the final twenty minutes as last-place MODO was belted by SHL top dog Skelefftea AIK 6-1. MODO trailed 1-0 after two periods before melting down with five goals against in the final frame. Gustav Possler (-1) contributed three shots on goal in the loss.

AHL

Brayden Irwin scored his 10th goal of the year as Rochester was defeated by Utica 2-1 in overtime. Andrey Makarov stopped 28 of 30 shots in defeat.

ECHL

Colin Jacobs (14 PIM) and Justin Kea each received fighting majors, and Kevin Sundher finished with a minus-one rating as Elmira was bested by Reading 7-3.
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