Duo blanked as Russians roll

Nick Baptiste (-2) and Brendan Lemieux were unable to get going Thursday as Team OHL was blanked by Team Russia 4-0 in game 3 of the 2014 Subway Super Series in Peterborough. With the victory, the Russians are 3-0 for the first time in series history.

Baptiste played on a line with Michael Dal Colle (NYI) and Nick Paul (OTT). Lemieux, who originally was scheduled to play Monday night in Kingston, played on a checking line with Hunter Garlent (undrafted) and 2015 prospect Travis Konecny.

Things got chippy with the Russians holding a late lead. The frustration for Team OHL came to a head when 6-foot-6 defenseman Ben Harpur (OTT) caught Konstantin Okulov with a head shot at the Canadian blueline as the Russian forward came across the middle. Harpur received a five-minute major and a game misconduct.

The OHL will look for a better effort on Monday evening before the series heads east to Quebec for the final two games.


Linus Ullmark made 16 saves on 18 shots as MODO returned from the international break with a 2-1 loss to Djurgadens IF. Victor Olofsson posted one shot on goal while logging a new career high 15:03 of work. Gustav Possler remained out of the lineup with an upper body injury. MODO visits Leksands on Saturday.

Jonas Johansson did not play as Brynas was defeated by Farjestads 3-2. Brynas is back in action Saturday versus Frolunda.
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