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3/31 Recap: Reinhart strikes; Karabacek cranking

Written By Kris Baker on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | 4/01/2015

In Tuesday action, Sam Reinhart scored a pair of goals and added an assist to earn the game's third star as Kootenay dropped a wild 8-7 overtime decision to Calgary. Reinhart has four points (3+1) through three playoff games as the ICE find themselves in a 2-1 series hole. Game 4 goes down Wednesday in Kootenay.

Vaclav Karabacek notched his first goal of the playoffs and added two assists as Baie-Comeau edged Saint John 6-5. The victory gives Baie-Comeau a commanding 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Karabacek has seven points (1+6) in the three victories for the Drakkar, who will look to use the brooms Thursday in Saint John.

Eric Cornel picked up one assist for his first playoff point as Peterborough earned a 3-1 victory over Oshawa. The Petes now trail the Eastern Conference quarterfinal 2-1. Game 4 is Thursday in Peterborough.

Justin Bailey was unable to produce as Sault Ste. Marie blanked Saginaw 4-0. Bailey, who produced three goals in his first two playoff tilts, will look to get the knack back when the Hounds go for the sweep Thursday in Saginaw. Soo forward Jean Dupuy remained out of the lineup with an upper body injury.
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3/28 Recap: Bailey strikes twice as Soo rolls

Written By Kris Baker on Sunday, March 29, 2015 | 3/29/2015

Justin Bailey scored a pair of goals Saturday to earn the game's second star as Sault Ste. Marie blasted Saginaw 8-2. Bailey has three goals in the first two games of the playoffs, both wins by the Greyhounds. Soo forward Jean Dupuy remained out of the lineup with an upper-body injury. The Hounds take a 2-0 series lead into Tuesday's Game 3 at Saginaw.



QMJHL

Vaclav Karabacek registered three assists to help Baie-Comeau to a 4-1 triumph over Saint John in Game 2 of their quarterfinal series. Karabacek's second-star effort gives him four helpers through the first two playoff games for the Drakkar, who lead the series 2-0 entering Game 3 on Tuesday.

NCAA

Anthony Florentino cleared the zone in the final minute to earn an assist on an empty-net goal as Providence held on for a 7-5 win over Miami. The helper gives him 13 points (2+11) in 37 games. Fifth-year senior defender Mark Adams finished with a plus-one rating for the Friars, who advance to Sunday's East Regional Final against  Denver.

Sean Malone (-1) logged one shot on goal as Harvard was defeated by Omaha 4-1 in the Midwest Regional Semiinal. Malone's sophomore campaign ends with eight goals and 18 points in 21 appearances with the Crimson.

Judd Peterson produced one shot on goal as St. Cloud State was defeated by North Dakota 4-1 in the West Regional Final. Peterson ends his first collegiate season with four goals and seven points in 37 games.

SWEDEN

Victor Olofsson (4 SOG) recorded one assist as MODO J20 was eliminated from the playoffs with a 4-3 loss to Frölunda HC. Olofsson, who on Friday notched one goal and one assist in a 6-4 MODO victory, completes the postseason with five goals and eight points in five contests.

USHL

Christopher Brown contributed one shot on goal as Tri-City lost at Fargo 2-1. Brown has now gone 17 games without scoring a goal.

AHL

Andrey Makarov stopped all 32 shots sent his way for his third shutout of the year as Rochester earned their second straight victory with a 2-0 blanking of Syracuse. Daniel Catenacci scored an empty-net goal and added one assist to give him points in two straight games for third time this season.


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3/27 Recap: Peterson pots winner; Fasching done

Written By Kris Baker on Friday, March 27, 2015 | 3/27/2015

Judd Peterson scored at 8:11 of overtime Friday on his only shot on goal of the game as St. Cloud State advanced to the NCAA Tournament West Regional Final with a 3-2 victory over Michigan Tech. After a Tech defender took a tumble at the Huskies' blue line, Peterson broke into the zone on a two-on-one rush, took a pass and finished off his own rebound to thrust St. Cloud State into a Saturday game versus North Dakota for a spot in the 2015 Frozen Four.



Hudson Fasching (4 SOG, -1) saw his season come to an end as Minnesota was bounced from the tourney with a 4-1 loss to Minnesota-Duluth in the East Regional semifinal. Fasching played 38 games this season, scoring 12 goals and 26 points while leading all Gophers' forwards with a plus-18 rating. Senior forward Christian Isackson saw his career come to a close with the loss. The Pine City, Minn. native notched seven points (3+4) in 39 appearances this season.

OHL

Justin Bailey scored the game's first goal as Sault Ste. Marie opened the 2015 playoffs with a 5-1 win over Saginaw. Bailey was a hustling force all game long, skating hard and generating his own chances due to his consistent hard work. Jean Dupuy did not play for the Hounds after taking a high hit last weekend in the second-to-last regular season game. The Hounds will look to keep it going when the puck drops for Game 2 on Saturday.



Nicholas Baptiste scored his first goal of the playoffs as Erie evened the Western Conference quarterfinal series with a 3-1 win over Sarnia 3-1. The speedy winger snagged an insurance marker with a big slap shot from the left hash mark while on a second-period power play. Baptiste has one goal and one assist with the series tied at one game apiece. The teams resume action Sunday in Sarnia.

Eric Cornel was unable to produce as Peterborough was smoked by Oshawa 7-2. Cornel has just two goals in his last 23 contests dating back to the end of January. Game 2 goes down Sunday night in Oshawa.

WHL

Sam Reinhart (-2) did not get on the scoresheet as Kootenay gained an early edge in their first-round series with a 4-3 triumph at Calgary. A season ago, Reinhart amassed five goals and 17 points to lead the ICE to a first-round upset over the Hitmen in six games. Game 2 takes place Sunday afternoon in Calgary.

QMJHL

Vaclav Karabacek earned one assist as Baie-Comeau opened the first round of the playoffs with a 3-1 win over Saint John. The Drakkar remain on home ice Saturday when the teams lock horns for Game 2.

USHL

Christopher Brown recorded one shot on goal as Tri-City was doubled by Fargo 4-2. Brown has five assists in nine games with the Storm, and has gone without a goal in his last 16 league contests going back to his time with Green Bay.

AHL

Evan Rankin scored a pair of goals including the overtime winner and added an assist  as Rochester earned a 3-2 victory over Hamilton. Dan Catenacci scored his 11th goal of the year on the power play to set a new career best for both goals and points. Anthony Peters stopped 36 shots to earn his first career AHL victory.
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3/26 Recap: Baptiste gets helper as Otters drop opener

Nicholas Baptiste opened his 2015 playoff campaign Thursday with one assist as Erie was stunned 3-2 by Sarnia. Connor McDavid ('15) also notched a helper for the Otters, who will look to even the series when the teams get back together Friday night in Erie. Draft eligible forward Pavel Zacha scored his first OHL playoff goal for the Sting.

CHL playoff action heats up on Friday as Sault Ste. Marie (Justin Bailey, Jean Dupuy) hosting Saginaw, Peterborough (Eric Cornel) visiting Oshawa, Kootenay (Sam Reinhart) traveling to Calgary, and Baie-Comeau (Vaclav Karabacek) welcoming Saint John.

The NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament also kicks off on Friday. Judd Peterson and St. Cloud State will battle Michigan Tech at 4:30 pm ET on ESPN3. Later on, Minnesota (Hudson Fasching, Christian Isackson) takes on Minnesota-Duluth at 5:30 pm ET on ESPNU.
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3/25 Recap: Ullmark sharp as MODO sweeps

Written By Kris Baker on Thursday, March 26, 2015 | 3/26/2015

Linus Ullmark stopped 32 of 33 shots Wednesday as MODO completed the sweep of their SHL direct qualification series with a 4-1 win over HC Vita Hasten. With the victory, MODO maintains their spot in Sweden's top league for the 2015-16 season.

Ullmark finishes the series with a perfect 4-0 record along with a sparkling 0.50 GAA and .980 save%. It was a good way to end an otherwise trying season.

Gustav Possler went without a point in the victory to end the series with two assists.
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3/22 Recap: Baptiste ends strong; Ullmark stays hot

Written By Kris Baker on Monday, March 23, 2015 | 3/23/2015

Nicholas Baptiste struck for a pair of goals Sunday as Erie posted a stunning 8-7 victory over Niagara to close out the regular season schedule. Baptiste made a gorgeous individual effort to score his first goal while short-handed and then pounded a power-play slapshot from between the circles for his second. The Ottawa-area product boosts his final numbers to 32 goals and 32 assists in 53 games. Top 2015 draft talent Dylan Strome paced Erie with four goals and two assists to finish the year with 129 points and the OHL scoring title. The Otters draw Sarnia for the first round of the playoffs starting Thursday.

Justin Bailey was held off the scoresheet as Sault Ste. Marie blanked Kitchener 3-0. The Greyhounds won nine of their last 10 to claim the top overall spot in the league. Bailey, who finished the season with 34 goals and 69 points, will be counted on for offense when the Hounds open the first round of the playoffs Friday versus Saginaw. Jean Dupuy was given a rest day in the victory.

Eric Cornel was unable to connect as Peterborough wrapped up the schedule with a 4-2 loss to Mississauga. The top-line forward posted 14 goals and 52 points in 66 games for the Petes, who beging the postseason Friday versus top-seeded Oshawa.

In the WHL, Sam Reinhart notrched his 19th goal plus an assist as Kootenay was defeated by Calgary 3-2. Reinhart led all Sabres prospects with 1.38 points per game this season, notching a total of 65 in 47 games. The ICE and Hitmen will duke it out in the first round in a rematch of last year's opening round tilt that was won by the ICE.

In Sweden, Linus Ullmark stopped 22 of 23 shots as MODO took a commanding lead in their SHL direct qualification series with a 4-1 win over HC Vita Hasten. Ullmark had his shutout streak snapped at 171:55 when he allowed a third-period goal, his first goal against of the series. Gustav Possler logged one shot on goal in the win. MODO, who has a 3-0 lead in the series, and will go for the sweep on Thursday.
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3/21 Recap: Tourney tickets punched

Written By Kris Baker on Sunday, March 22, 2015 | 3/22/2015

Hudson Fasching earned an assist Saturday as Minnesota earned the Big Ten Hockey Championship with a 4-2 win over Michigan. Fasching showed good hands when he hit a streaking Kyle Rau with a return feed as the Gophers made it a 2-2 game midway through the second period. Michigan forward JT Compher saw his season come to an end in the loss. The 2013 second-rounder finishes the year with 12 goals and 24 points in 34 games. Christian Isackson logged an even rating in limited fourth-line minutes for the Gophers, who on Sunday will learn their destination for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Sean Malone punched five shots on goal as Harvard defeated Colgate 4-2 to capture the ECAC Hockey Championship. Malone and the Crimson qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006. The West Seneca native has played in 20 games this season, securing eight goals, 18 points and 60 shots on goal. The Crimson are expected to be named a No. 3 seed when the brackets are released on Sunday.

In the NCHC Championship, Judd Peterson notched two shots on goal from his third-line right-wing spot as St. Cloud State was bested by Miami 3-2. The Huskies will gain an at-large spot in the 16-team field for the NCAA Tournament, likely as a No. 3 seed.

With the Michigan loss, the Providence Friars are expected to squeak their way into the tourney with the final at-large berth. If so, Providence rearguards Anthony Florentno and Mark Adams would give the Sabres a total of six prospects vying for a national title.

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Vaclav Karabacek buried a rebound at the doorstep for his 17th goal of the year as Baie-Comeau closed the 2014-15 regular season schedule with a 3-2 win over Chicoutimi. The Drakkar finish seventh overall in the QMJHL standings, setting up a matchup with 10th seed Saint John in the opening round of the playoffs beginning on Friday.

In OHL action, Jean Dupuy scored his 18th goal of the year and added an assist as Sault Ste. Marie clobbered Windsor 12-1 to clinch the first overall spot in the OHL. Justin Bailey notched two assists in his first game since February 21. The big winger missed the last month with hairline fractures in his ankle and heel. The Hounds, who close the regular season Sunday versus Kitchener, are locked into a first-round series with Saginaw.

Nicholas Baptiste did not play as Erie cruised past Plymouth 5-1. The Otters are locked into the No. 2 for the Western Conference playoffs with the regular season concluding Sunday at Niagara. Erie will begin the playoffs with a first-round matchup with Sarnia.

Christopher Brown registered four shots on goal as Tri-City doubled Des Moines 4-2. Brown has five assists but has yet to score a goal in nine games since being dealt to the Storm.

Brycen Martin remained out with an injury as Saskatoon closed the season with a 6-2 loss to Medicine Hat. Martin concludes his third WHL season with a career-high 38 points (7+31) in 69 games.

Colin Jacobs assisted on a Drew Bagnall goal for his first AHL point of the season as Rochester continued their woes with a 4-1 loss to Toronto. The Amerks remain in last place in the North Division standings with 56 points.


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3/20 Recap: Compher collects

Written By Kris Baker on Saturday, March 21, 2015 | 3/21/2015

JT Compher (+2, 4 SOG) scored the game-winning goal Friday as Michigan played their way into the Big Ten championship game with a 4-1 win over Michigan State. Compher filled the center lane and sent a sharp shot high glove side from between the circle to make it a 2-1 Michigan lead at 11:36 of the middle frame. Compher's marker was his 12th of the year.



Hudson Fasching notched three shots on goal as Minnesota punched their ticket into the final with a 3-0 shutout of Ohio State. Christian Isackson executed in a fourth-line role for the Gophers, who will square off with Michigan on Saturday (8:00 ET, BTN) to decide the conference championship.

In the ECAC semifinals, Sean Malone scored into an empty net and posted a team-high five shots on goal as Harvard upended Quinnipiac 5-2. The Crimson move on to face Colgate in Saturday's title game for the automatic berth into the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

Freshman winger Judd Peterson posted one shot on goal as St. Cloud State upset top-ranked North Dakota 3-1 in the NCHC semifinal round. The Huskies will take on Miami on Saturday in the league's final game before Sunday's release of the NCAA brackets.

In Sweden, Victor Olofsson produced three assists as MODO J20 closed their quarterfinal series with a 7-4 win over Timra IK J20. Olofsson had five points (2+3) in the opening round victory. MODO's semifinal opponent has yet to be determined.

In the WHL, Sam Reinhart registered one assist as Kootenay was defeated by Calgary 2-1. The helper gives Reinhart 63 points (18+45) entering the final game of the season. The ICE have locked up the seventh playoff position in the Eastern Conference.

Brycen Martin did not play in Saskatoon's 3-1 loss to Medicine Hat due to an undisclosed injury. Earlier in the day, Martin was named the Blades' Defenseman of the Year. The Blades close the season Saturday in Medicine Hat.

In the OHL, Eric Cornel finished with a minus-two rating as Peterborough was bounced by Ottawa 6-2. Cornel has scored just once in his last 17 games.

Vaclav Karabacek logged a minus-one rating in Baie-Comeau's 3-1 loss to Chicoutimi. The Czech winger has 39 points (16+23) this season, but has gone eight games without a goal.

In the USHL, Christopher Brown posted one shot on goal as Tri-City downed Des Moines 5-4 in overtime. Brown has produced 37 points (13+24) in 51 games this season between the Storm and Green Bay.

In AHL action, Justin Kea scored his first goal in an Amerks uniform as Rochester was doubled by Utica 4-2. Andrey Makarov made 33 saves for the Amerks, while Evan Rankin supplied the other marker in defeat. Brady Austin earned an assist on the Rankin tally.


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3/19 Recap: Ullmark stays sharp; Baptiste pots 30th

Written By Kris Baker on Friday, March 20, 2015 | 3/20/2015

Linus Ullmark made 24 saves to post his second consecutive shutout as MODO downed HC Vita Hasten 2-0 in Game 2 of their best-of-seven SHL qualifying series. Gustav Possler secured two assists for MODO, who take a 2-0 series lead heading into Sunday's Game 3.

JT Compher (-1. 4 SOG) returned to the lineup after a one-game absence as Michigan downed Wisconsin 5-1. The Wolverines advance to face Michigan State in the Big Ten semifinal. Puck drop at 8:00 ET on BTN.

Nick Baptiste scored his 30th goal of the year as Erie cruised past Windsor 7-4. Baptiste came down the left side and was knocked down, but found himself alone in front when he got back up to bury the goal from the doorstep.

Eric Cornel was scratched due to strep throat as Peterborough closed the home schedule with a 4-2 win over Sudbury. With the victory, the Petes have clinched the final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

On Wednesday, Sam Reinhart posted a three-assist outing as Kootenay doubled Lethbridge 6-3. The output gives Reinhart 61 points (18+43) through 45 games heading into the final weekend of regular season play.

Victor Olofsson scored twice on four shots as MODO J20 doubled Timra IK J20 8-4 in the first game of their best-of-three quarterfinal series. MODO J20 goes for the close on Friday.
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3/16 Recap: Ullmark shuts door

Written By Kris Baker on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 3/18/2015

A rested Linus Ullmark returned from a two week break Monday to stop all 19 shots sent his way as MODO defeated HC Vita Hasten 3-0 in Game 1 of their SHL qualifying series. The shutout was Ullmark's second of the 2014-15 season. Gustav Possler did not register in the victory.

MODO continues the best-of-seven series on Thursday. Victor Olofsson was placed on the J20 roster for their SuperElit quarterfinal playoff matchup with Timra IK beginning Wednesday,
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3/15 Recap: Malone keeps playing; Irish, Friars fall

Written By Kris Baker on Monday, March 16, 2015 | 3/16/2015

Sean Malone (+1) notched two shots on goal and made several key plays on the penalty kill Sunday as Harvard advanced to the ECAC semifinal round with a 3-2 win over Yale in double overtime. Jimmy Vesey (NSH) scored at 16:46 of the fifth period, capping the lonest game in Harvard hockey history to set the stage for a Friday matchup with Quinnipiac in Lake Placid, NY.

In the Hockey East playoffs, Cal Petersen allowed three goals on his first four shots before getting pulled for the third period as Notre Dame's season came to an end with a 6-4 loss at Lowell. Petersen, who finished with seven saves on the afternoon, concludes his freshman campaign with a 13-16-3 record, 2.51 GAA and .919 save%. Connor Hurley recorded two shots on goal to end his first collegiate season with four goals and 14 points.

Anthony Florentino registered two shots on goal as Providence was eliminated from the Hockey East tournament with a 2-1 overtime loss to New Hampshire. The Friars will wait for the NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament brackets to be released on Sunday to learn if they'll continue their season. Senior defenseman Mark Adams was a scratch for the Friars.

In the OHL, Nick Baptiste was held off the scoresheet as Erie downed Kitchener 5-1. Baptiste has gathered 29 goals and 61 points in 51 games, Draft pehnom Connor McDavid scored a goal and two helpers to elevate him to 115 points (43+72) through 45 games.
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3/14 Recap: Fasching steps up as Gophers snag title

Written By Kris Baker on Saturday, March 14, 2015 | 3/14/2015

Hudson Fasching struck for two goals and a career-high four points Saturday as Minnesota cruised past Penn State 6-2 to earn the Big Ten regular season title. Fasching heads into the conference tournament with plenty of momentum, scoring goals in each of his last two games while getting points in eight of his last 11. The budding power forward has 12 goals and 25 points in 35 contests. Senior forward Christian Isackson recorded one assist for the Gophers, who will face one of Penn State or Ohio State on Friday in the tournament semifinals.

Elsewhere, Cal Petersen made 25 saves and Connor Hurley netted one assist as Notre Dame downed Lowell 4-2 to force a Sunday rubber match to settle the Hockey East best-of-three quarterfinal series. The win improves Petersen to 13-15-3 with a 2.37 GAA and .924 save%. Hurley's helper gives him points in two of his last three games.

Defensemen Anthony Florentino (2 SOG) and Mark Adams (-1) were kept off the scoresheet as Providence hung on for a 2-1 victory over New Hampshire. The Friars will look to score the knockout blow Sunday when the teams settle the Hockey East quarterfinal series.

Sean Malone saw his six-game point streak snapped as Harvard fell to Yale 2-0. The speedy sophomore has seven goals and 17 points in 17 games with the Crimson. He'll want to start another streak Sunday as the Crimson look to keep keep their season alive with deciding Game 3.

Jason Kasdorf saw his ECAC season come to an end with a 22-save performance as RPI was rolled by St. Lawrence 5-1. The redshirt sophomore completes the year with an 11-19-2 record, 2.97 GAA and .902 save%. He started 33 of the Engineers' 41 games.

Freshman winger Judd Peterson registered one shot on goal as St. Cloud State advanced to the NCHC semifinal round with a 3-1 win at Omaha. The Huskies return to work on Friday versus a yet-to-determined opponent.

Brad Navin finished with two shots on goal as Wisconsin was shutout by Ohio State 2-0. The Badgers finish the regular season with five shutout losses in their final seven games.

JT Compher did not play due an injury sustained in Friday's contest as Michigan closed the regular season schedule with a 2-1 loss to Michigan State. His status for Friday's Big Ten playoff tilt versus Wisconsin has yet to be determined. He scored 11 goals and 23 points in 31 games prior to getting hurt.

CHL

Sam Reinhart had a quiet night as Kootenay claimed a 4-2 win at Red Deer. The ICE captain has failed to gain a point in three of four games. That hasn't had happened to Reinhart in regular season play since December of 2012.

Brycen Martin logged a minus-one rating in Saskatoon's 3-1 loss to Brandon. Martin has cooled down the stretch, collecting one assist in his last 11 outings.

Nick Baptiste (-1) did not get in on the scoring as Erie got past Windsor 4-1. Baptiste enters the final four games of the regular season with 29 goals and 61 points.

Eric Cornel (-1) was shut out as Peterborough was blanked by Barrie 3-0. The Petes leading scorer with 52 points (14+38), Cornel has failed to get on the scoresheet in three straight games and has just two goals in his last 20.

Jean Dupuy notched one assist as Sault Ste. Marie doubled Sarnia 6-3. The power-play helper gives Dupuy 44 points (17+27) in 53 games.

Vaclav Karabacek (+1) recorded one shot on goal as Baie-Comeau was defeated by Rimouski 4-3. Karabacek has no goals in his last eight games and just one in his last 10.

USHL

Christopher Brown picked up one assist as Tri-City earned a 5-3 victory at Omaha to slide into first place in the Western Conference standings. The Boston College commit has five assists in seven games since being acquired by the Storm.
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3/13 Recap: Malone extends streak; Compher exits early

In Friday ECAC quarterfinal action, Sean Malone streaked in from center ice to score his seventh goal of the season as Harvard earned a 3-2 victory at Yale. The marker gives Malone 17 points in 16 contests, including points in six straight. The Crimson look to close out the Bulldogs on Saturday.

Jason Kasdorf stopped 33 of 34 shots as RPI was blanked 1-0 at St. Lawrence. The Engineers will look to stave off elimination when the series resumes on Saturday.

In the Hockey East playoffs, Cal Petersen allowed five goals on 17 shots before being replaced for the final frame as Notre Dame was blanked at Lowell 5-0. Connor Hurley recorded one shot on goal for the Fighting Irish, who need a win Saturday to keep their season alive.

Anthony Florentino picked up an assist as Providence opened the quarterfinal round with a 2-1 overtime loss to New Hampshire. The helper snapped Florentino's eight-game point drought.  Mark Adams did not play for the Friars, who'll look to even the quarterfinal matchup when the teams reconvene on Saturday.

Judd Peterson recorded two shots on a goal as St. Cloud State opened the NCHC playoffs with a 2-1 double-overtime win over Nebraska-Omaha. Peterson, who did not play in three of the Huskies' last five tilts, has six points (3+3) in 32 games.

In the B1G, Brad Navin scored twice as Wisconsin played to a 2-2 tie with Ohio State. The goals, Navin's first since Oct. 18, give the senior captain eight points (3+5) in 33 games this season.

JT Compher notched one assist to extend his point streak to five games before leaving the game with an upper-body injury as Michigan downed Michigan State 5-3. Late in the opening period, Compher played a puck along the right boards and spun to avoid a hit. Contact was made as he turned, sending his head and shoulders into the boards. The Wolverines can clinch the regular season title with a win on Saturday.

Hudson Fasching produced one goal and one assist as Minnesota spanked Penn State 5-0. The multi-point night puts Fasching at 10 goals and 21 points entering the final game of the regular season on Saturday. Gophers forward Christian Isackson produced one shot on goal in his fourth-line role.

OHL

Eric Cornel was held off the scoresheet as Peterborough was defeated by Sudbury 3-1. The Petes hold a five-point lead on Mississauga for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot with four games left to play.

Jean Dupuy finished with an even rating as Sault Ste. Marie got past Plymouth 5-1. The Greyhounds continued to miss Justin Bailey, who has been out the last three weeks with a fractured ankle. The Hounds are hoping to have the high-scoring winger back in action for the conclusion of the regular season schedule next weekend.

WHL

Sam Reinhart scored his 18th goal of the season as Kootenay blew past Medicine Hat 7-1. The marker gives the ICE captain 59 points in 43 games.

Brycen Martin finished with a plus-one rating in Saskatoon's 4-1 loss to Brandon. Through 68 games, Martin has collected seven goals and 38 total points.

QMJHL

Vaclav Karabacek was not hurt but did not play as Baie-Comeau doubled Rimouski 4-2. Karabacek has 16 goals and 39 points in 56 games this season.

USHL

Christopher Brown logged one shot on goal as Tri-City lost to Lincoln 4-3. The Boston College commit has four assists in his first six games with the Storm.

AHL

Kevin Sundher scored his first goal of the season and Mikhail Grigorenko added his 12th as Rochester was doubled by Hamilton 4-2. Andrey Makarov stopped 28 shots to take the loss. 


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3/11 Recap: Dupuy connects as Hounds' streak halted

Written By Kris Baker on Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 3/12/2015

In Wednesday action, Jean Dupuy scored his 17th goal of the year as Sault Ste. Marie saw their 12-game winning streak snapped with a 4-2 loss at North Bay.  Through 51 games, Dupuy has 43 points and a plus-34 rating. Winger Justin Bailey remained out of action with a fractured ankle.

Nicholas Baptiste notched one assist as Erie blanked Niagara 3-0. The helper elevates Baptiste to 61 points in 49 games, including an even 50 in 37 tilts with the Otters. Connor McDavid was kept off the scoresheet for the second time this season, ending his 27-game point streak. He has gone without a point just twice this season. Both times were against the IceDogs.

Brycen Martin finished with an even rating in Saskatoon's 6-4 loss to Red Deer. After posting points in 12 straight games in January and February, the defender has gotten on the sheet in just two of his next dozen.

On Tuesday, Eric Cornel finished with a minus-two rating as Peterborough was hammered by Kingston 6-2. With 52 points (14+38) in 62 games, Cornel is serving as the Petes' leading scorer. Draft prospect Lawson Crouse notched a pair of goals plus an assist for the winning side.

Sam Reinhart went without a point for the second straight game as Kootenay defeated Lethbridge 4-1. Reinhart has collected 17 goals and 58 points in 42 games, placing fourth on the ICE roster despite missing 25 of the team's contests.
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