Sunday, October 23, 2016

10/22 Recap: Defensemen contribute; Ullmark excels

Casey Fitzgerald scored a pair of goals Saturday, connecting from a tough angle in the opening period and then converting from the slot in the final frame, as Boston College trounced Holy Cross 6-1. The sophomore defenseman has goals in consecutive games for the first time as a collegian. Chris Brown was kept off the scoresheet for the second straight night.

Fresh off a healthy scratch the night before, senior defender Anthony Florentino returned to produce his first goal of the year plus two assists as Providence doubled St. Lawrence 6-3. The three-point night was the first in Florentino's 104 games as a Friar.

In South Bend, Cal Petersen made 30 saves as Notre Dame fell to Penn State 3-2 in overtime. Connor Hurley recorded one shot on goal for the losing side.

Third-year forward Judd Peterson had three shots on goal, and sophomore defenseman Will Borgen played to an even rating as St. Cloud State came from behind for the second straight night to defeat Minnesota 3-2 and sweep the non-conference series.

In an exhibition scrimmage, Sean Malone scored a power play goal and added the winning marker in the shootout as Harvard earned a 4-3 victory over Dartmouth.

In the WHL, Brandon Hagel scored his third goal of the year and added an assist as Red Deer got past Prince Albert 3-1. Vojtech Budik launched a power play point shot for an assist for the Raiders. Brendan Guhle finished minus-one with a cross-checking minor.

Devante Stephens logged a plus-two rating as Kelowna cruised past Seattle 5-1. Stephens has been an even player or better in his last five games.

In AHL action, Cal O'Reilly, Cole Schneider and Dan Catenacci provided the goals and Linus Ullmark was again excellent with 38 saves to earn the game's first start as Rochester defeated Binghamton 3-1. Ullmark's solid weekend moves him to 3-1 on the year with a 2.75 GAA and .926 save%.

In the QMJHL, Vasily Glotov was unable to produce as Cape Breton was blanked by Blainville-Boisbriand 1-0. Glotov scored a goal in his first game of the year but hasn't connected since, leaving him with seven points (1+6) through 10 contests.

In the USHL, Brett Murray registered three shots on goal as Youngstown was dropped by Dubuque 4-1. Murray's 11 points (3+8) are tied for third-most in the league.

Philip Nyberg logged a minus-one rating as Madison was throttled by Lincoln 6-1. Nyberg has two points (1+1) in his first eight North American contests.

In Sweden, Rasmus Asplund went without a point for the fourth straight games as Farjestad defeated the Vaxjo Lakers 4-1. Asplund won 60 per cent of his faceoffs in the game and provided key work on the penalty kill late in the game as FBK protected their lead.