Texas clips Lake Erie 3-2. The Monsters have lost five straight on their seven game road trip. What's becoming a disturbing trend for Lake Erie is the relinquishing of leads late in the game. The Monsters held a 2-1 lead at the 12:58 mark of the third period before a penalty shot goal tied up the game. The game winner was scored with under a minute remaining in regulation.
All five goals were scored in the third period. The Monsters goals came from Mark Olver (2) and Greg Mauldin (2). Mauldin was named the third star of the game. Jason Bacashihua made 31 saves in the loss. His record falls to 1-2-1. The Monsters power play has struggled and is only 1-26 to start the season. Lake Erie's seven game road trip concludes on Sunday in Houston.
Owen Sound falls to Sarnia 7-5. Joey Hishon returned to the lineup after missing time due to a hand injury. He notched two goals and an assist. He had a plus one rating and was penalized for goaltender interference in the third period. Hishon has only suited up for three games this season, but has five goals and three assists in those games.
Plymouth upends Belleville 5-2. Stephen Silas was minus two for the Bulls. Plymouth had the edge in shots 33-22. Belleville falls to 3-9.
Kitchener tops Niagara 4-1. Brandon Maxwell was named the third star of the game. He stopped 23 of 24 IceDogs shots. Maxwell's record improves to 5-3. The Rangers trail Mid-West Division leading Owen Sound by four points.
Shawinigan pounds PEI 8-1. Michael Bournival easily was named the first star of the game after scoring four goals for the Cataractes on seven shots. All four goals were even strength. He was 10 for 17 in the face-off circle.
Saskatoon edges Lethbridge 4-3. Stefan Elliott assisted on two Blades goals including the game winner. The defenseman has eight points in 10 games. Saskatoon improves their record to 9-2.
Portland trips up Seattle in a shoot-out 2-1. Troy Rutkowski did not figure in the game offensively for the Winterhawks. He was even for the contest. It was Seattle's Calvin Pickard who was the star of the game in a losing effort. Pickard made 43 saves in regulation and overtime, but allowed two goals in the shoot-out. His record drops to 5-2-1.
Kelowna trims Everett in a shoot-out 4-3. Tyson Barrie scored his first goal of the season on a power play in the first period. He was minus one in regulation, but scored the lone goal in the shoot-out to give the Rockets a much needed win.
Boston University holds off Massachusetts 4-3. Kieran Millan made 23 saves to secure his second win of the season for the Terriers. Boston University was 1-5 with the man advantage.
St Cloud State dumps Minnesota 5-2. Nate Condon fired four shots on goal for the Gophers and was minus two for the game. He was penalized for slashing in the second period. Kent Patterson replaced starter Alex Kangas in the second period. He stopped all 12 shots he faced.
Maine thumps number two ranked North Dakota 7-3. Brad Malone scored his second goal of the season in the loss. He also had an assist. He was penalized for holding in the first period and roughing in the third.
Nebraska-Omaha doubles up Michigan 4-2. The Wolverines were 0-5 on the power play. Luke Moffatt launched two shots on goal, but was minus two for the game. He skated on the fourth line for Michigan.
CSKA blanks Spartak 1-0. The lone goal was scored by Yan Stastny, the elder brother of Paul Stastny. Denis Parshin was penalized for tripping in the second period. He was held to a single shot on goal in over 18 minutes of ice time.