Sunday, April 1, 2012

3/31 Recap: Shipley's streak ends; Amerks blanked

In Saturday action, Steven Shipley saw his four-game point streak come to an end as Niagara took control of their first round playoff series with a 5-2 win over Oshawa. Generals netmidner Daniel Altshuller ('12) made 57 saves in defeat. With a three games to two lead, the East's top seeded IceDogs will look to close it out Sunday in Oshawa.

Gregg Sutch (even) and Alex Lepkowski (+1) did not factor into the scoring as Barrie defeated Mississauga 2-1 in game #5 of their OHL Eastern Conference playoff matchup. D-camp invite Steven Beyers scored a shorthanded goal for the Colts, who now hold a 3-2 series lead heading into game #6 Monday in Mississauga.

In the AHL, the call-up depleted Amerks fired 27 shots on goal but came up empty in a 1-0 loss to Toronto. The Amerks were playing shorthanded as Brayden McNabb and T.J. Brennan joined Corey Tropp and Marcus Foligno with the Sabres in Toronto. Dennis Persson paced the offense with five shots on goal, while David Leggio made 28 saves in his 16th straight start.

The Amerks will now hit the road for their next four games with the first two coming Tuesday and Wednesday in Abbotsford.