Lake Erie upends Toronto 4-1. The Monsters rebounded nicely from a poor defensive performance on Friday night. Lake Erie out shot Toronto 33-18. After both teams went scoreless in the opening frame, Nazem Kadri scored the lone goal for the Marlies at the 2:39 mark of the second period. It was all Monsters from that point. Justin Mercier tied up the game with a snap shot and his second tally of the season. Ben Walter (2) would give the Monsters a 2-1 lead going into the third period.
The Monsters sealed the win on a point shot by Kevin Montgomery that was tipped by Zach Cohen (2). Julian Talbot (3) added an empty net goal. Walter, Mercier, and Kevin Shattenkirk were named the first, second, and third stars of the game respectively.
Note: According to Denver Post Avalanche beat writer, Adrian Dater, forward Kevin Porter has been reassigned to the Lake Erie Monsters following Colorado's 5-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
Wichita doubles up Tulsa 4-2. Harrison Reed was held to one shot on net and finished minus two for the game. He was also penalized for hooking in the second period. Tom Fritsche was credited with one shot on goal and ended the contest with a minus one rating. The Oilers fall to 2-4-1.
Belleville tops Sudbury 5-1. Stephen Silas had a couple of helpers in the game; though he is still looking for his first goal of the season. The Bulls had a 42-27 shot advantage. Belleville picks up their fifth win of the season.
Kingston trips up Owen Sound in a shoot-out 5-4. Owen Sound pounded the Kingston net with 57 shots in regulation and overtime. Joey Hishon recorded his 10th goal of the season. He was also penalized for cross-checking in the first period. Yet, he was unable to score in the shoot-out. After six games, he has 10 goals and six assists.
Shawinigan thumps Rimouski 5-1. Michael Bournival tallied his eighth and ninth goals of the season and also added an assist for the Cataractes. He launched five shots on net, but struggled in the face-off dot; winning just 3-17 opportunities. Bournival was named the first star of the game.
Red Deer throttles Saskatoon 7-1. Stefan Elliott had the secondary assist on the lone Blades tally. He finished minus one for the contest. Red Deer was 3-8 on the power play. With the loss, Saskatoon drops to 10-4.
Kamloops trips up Seattle in overtime 3-2. Calvin Pickard got a workout in net for the Thunderbirds. The Manitoba native made 49 saves in the loss. His record falls to 5-3-2-2, but he was named the first star of the game. Pickard has started all 12 games for Seattle this season.
Portland drops Kelowna 6-1. Troy Rutkowski had an assist for the winning team. He was assessed with a high sticking minor in the first period. Rutkowski had a plus one rating for the game. For Kelowna, Tyson Barrie assisted on the lone Rockets score. The Kelowna captain was minus one for the contest.
Michigan holds off Ferris State 3-2. Luke Moffatt returned to the lineup after being a healthy scratch on Friday night. He had the primary assist on Michigan's first goal. It is his first collegiate point. He was also penalized for tripping in the third period.
Merrimack stuns Boston College 4-2. Paul Carey started on the top line for the Eagles and was credited with an assist on a third period goal. He fired one shot on net for BC. The Eagles dropped their second game of the season.
Denver blanks North Dakota 3-0. Brad Malone was tossed from the game in the second period for a dangerous hit to the head on Denver forward Jesse Martin. Malone was given a five minute major for charging and a game misconduct.
Minnesota thumps Colorado College 9-4. Nathan Condon has had a quiet freshman campaign until tonight. Centering the second line, the forward notched two goals and added three helpers. He was named the first star of the game. Kent Patterson received the start in goal for the Gophers. He made 24 saves in the win and improved his record to 4-0-0.
Ilves falls to JYP 4-2. Sami Aittokallio stopped 40 shots in the loss. It was his third start of the season for Ilves.