2/25 Recap: Streaks continue; Henley returns as injuries mount

Kevin Sundher extended his point streak to eight games Friday with a goal and an assist as Chilliwack defeated Vancouver, 6-4. Sundher's power play marker, his 20th of the year, tied the game at two apiece late in the first period. The 6'0 pivot has collected three goals and 11 assists over the career-long streak.

Brayden McNabb scored an insurance goal and an assist as Kootenay defeated Prince Albert, 4-1. The empty-netter, McNabb's 19th goal of the year, gives the 6'4 defenseman 60 points through 50 games to go along with a solid +25 rating.

Mark Pysyk scored his fifth goal of the year before suffering an upper body injury as Edmonton lost at Lethbridge, 6-3. Pysyk, who tallied on the power play for his second goal in as many games and sixth point in his last three, left the game after the first period and did not return. The extent of the injury will be better known when the Oil Kings get back to Edmonton.

Corey Fienhage played even as Kamloops got past Medicine Hat, 6-5 in the shootout. The Blazers trailed 5-1 in the third period before exploding for four unanswered goals to gain the momentum en route to the shootout win.

Matt MacKenzie skated even as Tri-City defeated Seattle, 5-2. The 6'2 defender has gone eight games without a point - his longest slumber since an eight-game stretch in December of 2008.

Riley Boychuk (day to day) sat out with a concussion as Portland lost to Everett, 2-0. The Silvertips scored a pair of short-handed goals to secure the win.

In the QMJHL, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc scored a goal for the second straight game as Rimouski downed Montreal, 3-2. The Juniors took a 2-0 lead on the first shift of the second period before the Oceanic struck for three goals in the nest five minutes. Gauthier-Leduc's power play tally, his 10th of season, tied the game at 5:13 with the game winner coming just :40 later. The Nics win despite being outshot 43-28 including a whopping 20-1 margin in the third period.

Cedrick Henley returned to the Val-d'Or lineup after a 42-game absence in the Foreurs lost to Moncton, 6-4. The 6'5 forward did not factor in any of the Foreurs goals in his first game back but did earn a five-minute major and game misconduct midway through the third period after a hit from behind. Henley had four goals and five assists in 12 games before having corrective wrist surgery.

In the OHL, Zack Kassian failed to get on the scoresheet in Windsor's 4-2 win at Sault Ste. Marie. The 6'3 ox came to play earlier in the season, getting points in 23 of 26 games leading up to his appearance with Team Canada. In 23 games since returning from the tourney though, Kassian has skated without a point nine times.

Gregg Sutch got back in the lineup but did not point as Mississauga defeated Brampton, 5-3. The 6'2 grinder has seven goals and 23 points this season.

In the USHL, Christian Isackson picked up an assist to extend his point streak to seven games as Sioux Falls defeated Tri-City, 4-3. The power play apple gives Isackson 4+5 over the streak while upping his season totals to 13-18-31 in 41 games.

In the NCAA, Drew MacKenzie scored his fourth goal of the season as Vermont overcame a three-goal deficit to tie Boston University, 3-3. Like many of MacKenzie's goals, this one came as he again made his way into the slot to unleash a backhander to cut the Terriers lead to 3-2. The ex-Waterloo Blackhawk now has six points in his last six games. The rally begins midway throigh the below clip:



Mark Adams recorded an assist as Providence played to a 3-3 tie with Lowell. The 6'3 freshman, who has yet to score a goal for the Friars, now has points in two of his last three games.

Connor Knapp did not play as Miami trounced Lake Superior, 8-1.

Nick Eno served as back-up as Bowling Green came up short in a 2-1 loss to Michigan State.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011 ×

How is it goat status when the penalty was in the 2nd period? Come on Chris, you are sharper than that. I thought.....

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Kris Baker
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Saturday, February 26, 2011 ×

Whoa. Yes. I had a thought about him progressing like last year in Jr.A when I noticed the penalty in a quick scroll of the box score. Edited.

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Kris Baker
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Saturday, February 26, 2011 ×

All the other stuff really happened though...

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Anonymous
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Sunday, February 27, 2011 ×

I'd like to see Sundhar pick it up going into the playoffs...

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Sunday, February 27, 2011 ×

He is progressing very well. Best +/- on team over last 20 games and developed very well. Team is just brutal. Has not won since mid November and had scored something like 1 goal or less in 12 of last 14.

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