Saturday, November 21, 2015

11/20 Recap: Cornel's upward trend continues

Eric Cornel notched a goal and two assists Friday to extend his point streak to seven games as Peterborough edged Sudbury 6-5 in overtime. Cornel. who also logged a plus-four rating on the night, was named the game's second star. He scored his goal by taking two hard strides to the edge of the crease with his stick on the ice to push a pass into the net. The multiple-point effort brings Cornel up to a point-per-game pace with seven goals and 16 helpers through 23 appearances as the Petes captain. He has goals in three straight games and 11 points over the current point streak.

In the QMJHL, Vaclav Karabacek posted a game-high eight shots on goal as Baie-Comeau ended their 10-game winless skid with a 3-2 victory over Saint John.

In WHL action, Devante Stephens cashed his second goal of the year as Kelowna dominated Edmonton 6-1. Stephens took the puck off the boards at the left point and wristed a shot to the net that escaped the goaltender's glove to give the Rockets a 4-1 lead at 12:48 of the second period.

Brycen Martin extended his point streak to five games with another assist as Saskatoon was hammered by Red Deer 6-1. The left-handed rearguard has 20 points (3+17) in as many games.

Giorgio Estephan was whistled for a checking to the head penalty as Lethbridge was doubled by Prince George 4-2. Estephan has gone without a point in two straight games for the second time this season.

In the AHL, Bobby Sanguinetti scored in overtime and Andrey Makarov made 23 saves to lift Rochester to a 3-2 victory over Bridgeport. Nick Baptiste smoked a one-timer off a Cal O'Reilly feed for his second goal of the year to get the Amerks on the board late in the first period. O'Reilly then scored a backhand goal in the middle frame with Evan Rodrigues getting a helper. Justin Bailey snapped a four-game point drought by stripping a puck in his own zone and speeding down the wing to set up Sanguinetti's game-winner.

In the college ranks, Judd Peterson opened scoring with his seventh goal of the year as No. 7 St. Cloud State was defeated by No. 4 North Dakota 4-3. Peterson finished off a two-on-one rush for one of his five shots on goal on the night. Peterson has an even 40 shots through the Huskies' first 11 contests. St. Cloud freshman defender Will Borgen finished with a minus-one rating. Sabres 2014 Development Camp invite Drake Caggiula notched a hat trick for the winning side.

Cal Petersen stopped 32 of 34 shots as No. 16 Notre Dame played to a 2-2 tie at No. 5 Lowell. Connor Hurley (-1) contributed one shot on goal to the Fighting Irish attack. WNY product Dennis Gilbert scored his first collegiate goal for the Notre Dame.

Anthony Florentino was tossed from the game in the middle frame after committing an elbowing major as No. 1 Providence cruised past Northeastern 5-2. Florentino didn't raise his arm, but did catch the Northeastern player in the head regardless. With the victory, the Friars remain unbeaten.

Max Willman produced three shots on goal as Brown and Colgate finished in a 1-1 tie. The sophomore winger has one goal through his first six games.

Ivan Chukarov picked up an assist on the game-tying goal as Massachusetts earned a 2-2 tie with New Hampshire. The helper gives the 20-year-old freshman two points (0+2) after a dozen NCAA contests.

Jason Kasdorf remained on the bench as RPI edged Bentley 3-2. Kasdorf was dinged up in a collision two Fridays ago and has yet to see any action since.