Weekend Preview

It's expected that Nick Eno will get the nod in the Falcon pipes tonight when Bowling Green opens the CCHA playoffs on home ice against Lake Superior. Eno is 11-8 with a 2.59 GAA and .913 save percentage on the year, while junior Jimmy Spratt has gone 5-10 with a 2.97 GAA and .888 save percentage. Matt Generous and (9) St. Lawrence will head to (8) Colgate for a first-round ECAC playoff match-up. Andrew Orpik is likely out with an injured left shoulder as Nathan Gerbe and the rest of his Boston College teammates face Northeastern in the final weekend of Hockey East action. Gerbe is tied for second in the nation in scoring with 23 goals and 23 assists, but has only three points in his last seven games. In a key Front Range battle, Chris Butler and Denver will play a weekend set with in-state rival Colorado College. Tyler Ruegsegger returns to the Pioneers lineup as they try to take the Gold Pan back from the Tigers. Michigan State's Tim Kennedy and Corey Tropp, and Harvard's Alex Biega will have the weekend off as their clubs earned first-round byes in their respective conference tourneys. Rochester kicks off a five-game road trip tonight against San Antonio. Marc-Andre Gragnani takes a ten-game point streak into tonight's action. It should be interesting to see how the return of scoring forward Clarke MacArthur complements the streaking defenseman-turned-LW. MacArthur scored 1.15 points per game with the Amerks before his last trip to Buffalo. Mark Mancari currently leads the Amerks with 42 points. In the OHL, Drew Schiestel and the IceDogs will visit Brampton tonight before hosting John Tavares and the Oshawa Generals on Sunday afternoon. In the Q, Gatineau's Paul Byron will look to start another scoring streak at home against Rimouski, while Benjamin Breault tries to up his point streak to eight games as Baie-Comeau takes on Shawinigan. The Fog Devils' T.J. Brennan and J.S. Allard enter the stretch run of the team's final season on Newfoundland with a road contest in Lewiston. The franchise will play in Verdun in 2008-09. On Sunday afternoon, Brad Eidsness and the Okotoks Oilers will begin their AJHL second round playoff series with Drumheller. In the USHL, Drew MacKenzie and Waterloo will host Des Moines and Chicago in back-to-back action on Friday and Saturday. Failing to qualify for the playoffs, Jhonas Enroth and SSK will close out their Elitserien season on Saturday against Frolunda. With Darcy Regier stating his intentions to sign the keeper, the regular season contest could very well be Enroth's last in a European league (for the foreseeable future anyways). Cologne's Philip Gogulla and Ingolstadt's Felix Schutz will close out their DEL regular seasons on Sunday. An Ingolstadt win will push them ahead of Krefeld for the final playoff spot, while Gogulla and the Sharks have already clinched.
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