Lake Erie ends a four game losing streak, beats Houston 5-2. After falling behind 2-0 in the first period, the Monsters responded with five unanswered goals. Ryan Stoa led the way with two goals, including an empty netter. Luke Walker notched his fifth goal of the season.
The other two tallies came off the sticks of Travis Gawryletz (1) and Tom Zanoski (2). Jason Bacashihua stopped 25 shots to earn his eighth win of the season. Ben Walter contributed with three assists. Kevin Montgomery had two helpers. Gawryletz, Stoa, and Bacashihua were named the three stars of the game. The Monsters improve to 13-11-2-4.
Ottawa dumps Belleville 5-1. The Bulls were dominated in shots 44-27. Stephen Silas was minus one for the Bulls. Ottawa was 2-7 on the power play. Belleville falls to 11-20-0-2.
Owen Sound trips up Kitchener 4-3 in overtime. It was a penalty filled game in which Owen Sound received seven power plays and Kitchener had 11. Brandon Maxwell started the game for the Rangers and made 28 saves in the loss. The win gives the Attack a three point lead over Kitchener in the North Division, but the Rangers do have three games in hand.
Kootenay falls to Saskatoon 4-2. Stefan Elliott scored his 12th goal of the season late in the first period of the game. He was penalized for tripping in the third period and finished with a plus two rating. The Blades increase their record to 24-7-0-1. They trail the Portland Winterhawks by two points for the best record in the league; with three games in hand.
Minnesota-Duluth and Minnesota skate to a 2-2 tie. This game was postponed from Saturday due to a major snow storm. Kent Patterson was the star of the game, making 39 saves for the Gophers. His record stands at 7-2-2. Nate Condon assisted on the game tying goal, which was scored at the 5:24 mark of the third period. He did not have any shots on goal.
North Dakota doubles up Minnesota State 4-2; sweeps the two game set. Brad Malone recorded his fifth goal of the season. The goal, scored in the late stages of the second period, turned out to be the game winner. Malone was penalized for tripping early in the third period, but was named the first star of the game.
Dynamo Msk edges CSKA 3-2. Denis Parshin scored his ninth goal of the season on a power play early in the second period. He was penalized for high sticking late in the second frame. Parshin ended up with four shots in the game.