William Carrier saw his season come to an end Sunday as Drummondville was bounced from the playoffs with a 3-2 loss to Val-d’Or in Game 6 of their QMJHL quarterfinal series. Carrier played in just two of the series’ six games for the Voltigeurs, notching an assist, four shots on goal, and a plus-one rating. The 19-year old, who was nursing a lower body injury sustained in Drummondville’s opening round victory over Victoriaville, finishes the playoffs with four points (1+3) in four playoffs games.
In the AHL, Nick Crawford scored a regulation goal and ECHL call-up Mark Guggenberger stopped 41 of 42 shots as Rochester earned a key point with a 2-1 shootout loss at Lake Erie. Guggenberger, who attended the Sabres’ 2012 development camp, capped an excellent AHL debut with an another seven saves in the 10-round shootout. Joel Armia and Kevin Porter each scored shootout markers for the second straight night, but it was a Guillaume Desbiens tally that ended it for the Monsters.
The Amerks remain in seventh place in the Western Conference with 81 points, and now need just one point in their final three games to clinch a postseason spot. The next chance comes Wednesday when Rochester makes the short trip down the I-90 to battle Utica.