3/26 Recap: Baptiste gets helper as Otters drop opener

Nicholas Baptiste opened his 2015 playoff campaign Thursday with one assist as Erie was stunned 3-2 by Sarnia. Connor McDavid ('15) also notched a helper for the Otters, who will look to even the series when the teams get back together Friday night in Erie. Draft eligible forward Pavel Zacha scored his first OHL playoff goal for the Sting.

CHL playoff action heats up on Friday as Sault Ste. Marie (Justin Bailey, Jean Dupuy) hosting Saginaw, Peterborough (Eric Cornel) visiting Oshawa, Kootenay (Sam Reinhart) traveling to Calgary, and Baie-Comeau (Vaclav Karabacek) welcoming Saint John.

The NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament also kicks off on Friday. Judd Peterson and St. Cloud State will battle Michigan Tech at 4:30 pm ET on ESPN3. Later on, Minnesota (Hudson Fasching, Christian Isackson) takes on Minnesota-Duluth at 5:30 pm ET on ESPNU.
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