Lake Erie trips up Grand Rapids 2-1 in a shoot-out. The Monsters were out shot 30-21. With John Grahame on recall with the Avalanche, Lake Erie received a strong performance from starter Jason Bacashihua. He made 29 saves during regulation and overtime and stopped five of six Griffins shots in the shoot-out. Bacashihua was named the second star of the game.
The lone goal in regulation was scored by Patrick Rissmiller (12). Mark Olver and Mike Carman scored for the Monsters in the shoot-out. Carman was credited with the game winner and earned first star of the game honors.
The Monsters were playing without defenseman Cameron Gaunce, who was recalled to the Avalanche earlier in the day. Lake Erie has won two games in a row, but currently sits in fourth place of the North Division with a record of 26-22-3-5.
Tulsa edges Mississippi in overtime 4-3. Tom Fritsche fired two shots on net, but was minus one for the game. Trevor Cann stopped 34 shots to earn his 11th win of the season. The Oilers improve to 25-21-2.
Erie dumps Belleville 6-1. The Bulls were 0-6 on the power play. Stephen Silas was minus one for the contest. Belleville is 3-6-0-1 in their last 10 games.
Owen Sound scrapes by Plymouth 2-1. The Attack were out-shot 37-20. Joey Hishon notched his 33rd goal of the season on a power play in the second period. The tally proved to be the game winner and Hishon was named the first star of the game.
Saginaw clips Kitchener 3-2 in a shoot-out. Brandon Maxwell made 36 saves during regulation and overtime. He allowed a single goal in the shoot-out, but his team mates were unable to beat his counterpart. Maxwell was named the third star of the game.
Saskatoon upends Moose Jaw 5-3. The Blades winning streak has reached 11 games. The Blades out shot the Warriors 48-29. Stefan Elliott was held off the score sheet, but was named the third star of the game.
Kelowna falls to Chilliwack 4-1. Tyson Barrie was on the ice for the lone goal scored by the Rockets. The two clubs combined for only three power play opportunities; neither team scored on the man advantage. The Rockets are now winless in their last four games.
Portland hammers Seattle 8-2. Each club had 37 shots on goal. Troy Rutkowski assisted on power play goals socred in the second and third periods. He was plus one for the contest. Calvin Pickard was pulled past the half way mark of the third period after giving up seven goals on 35 shots. The Thunderbirds have lost three in a row.
Michigan nips Ohio State 2-1. The Wolverines out shot the Buckeyes 32-23. Luke Moffatt only had a single shot on net, but the shot turned into his fourth goal of the season. Neither club was able to score on the power play. With the win, the Wolverines improve to 19-9-4.
Minnesota thumps Denver 7-3. Nate Condon fired three shots on net and assisted on two of the Gophers tallies. He was named the third star of the game. Kent Patterson stopped 31 Pioneers shots en route to his 10th win of the season. The Gophers are now at the 0.500 mark.
North Dakota tops Alaska-Anchorage 3-1. The Fighting Sioux reclaim first place in the conference with the win. They dominated the Seawolves in shots 43-18. Four of those shots belonged to forward Brad Malone. He was even for the contest and was penalized for high-sticking late in the third period.