Grand Rapids scores three times in the third period; skates past Lake Erie 5-3. After falling behind 2-0 at the end of the first period, the Monsters received goals from Mark Olver (22) and Matt Ford (18) in the second period. Yet, the Monsters were unable to overcome three goals scored in the final frame by the Griffins. Greg Mauldin (8) had the final tally for the Monsters.
Two of the Monsters goals came on the power play. John Grahame made 22 saves in the loss. Mauldin was named the second star of the game. The two clubs will conclude their home-and-home on Saturday evening in Cleveland.
Tulsa edges Mississippi 6-5. Tom Fritsche assisted on a first period goal scored by the Oilers. He was held without a shot on goal. Trevor Cann did not start the game. Tulsa improves to 28-22-2.
Kitchener trips up Saginaw 4-3. Each club scored once on the power play. Brandon Maxwell stopped 26 shots to earn his 22nd win of the season. The Rangers have won four of their last five games.
Brandon comes back to beat Saskatoon 7-6. The Blades have lost two of their last three games. Stefan Elliott did not factor in on the scoring. Each club collected a goal on the power play.
Kelowna blanks Red Deer 1-0. The lone goal was scored just past the midway point of the game. Tyson Barrie did not factor in on the goal. Both clubs had 27 shots on net. Barrie was penalized for checking from behind in the first period and was named the first star of the game.
Tri-City dumps Seattle 5-2. The Thunderbirds are 4-6 in their last 10 games. Calvin Pickard was pulled half way through the third period after giving up five goals on 34 shots.
Everett shuts down Portland 2-0. The loss ends a four game winning streak for the Winterhawks. Neither club was able to score on the power play. Troy Rutkowski was minus one for the game.
Vermont and Boston University skate to a 3-3 tie. Each club was 0-4 with the man advantage. Kieran Millan stopped 38 shots in the game.
Boston College nips Massachusetts 4-3. Paul Carey fired three shots on net and notched his 12th goal of the season. The tally, which came in the second period, turned out to be the game winner. The Eagles improve to 23-7-1.
Minnesota upends Michigan Tech 5-2. Nate Condon was held to a single shot on net and was plus one for the game. Kent Patterson allowed two goals on 30 shots. His record improves to 12-7-5.