Lake Erie ends their skid, skates past Hamilton at home 4-1. The Monsters were out shot in the game 38-23. Patrick Rissmiller (3) opened the scoring for Lake Erie near the end of the first period. Hugh Jessiman (20) would give lake Erie a 2-0 lead early in the second frame. Louis Leblanc had the only goal for Hamilton in the same period. The Bulldogs finished 0-4 on the power play.
Evan Brophey (12) scored the only power play goal in the game late in the second period. Ryan Stoa closed out the scoring in the third with his ninth goal of the year. Mark Olver contributed with two assists. Jessiman also added two helpers and was named the second star of the game.
Gerald Coleman made 37 saves in his third start of the season for the Monsters. He earned first star of the game honors. Brophey was the third star of the game. Lake Erie will host Toronto on Thursday.
Everett falls to Portland 7-4. The Winterhawks did the bulk of their damage in the first and second periods, as they scored three times in each frame. Troy Rutkowski had a plus two rating for the game, and assisted on one of the second period scores for Portland. The Winterhawks have won seven of their last 10 games.
Dinamo Mn edges CSKA 6-5. Denis Parshin had three shots in the game and scored a power play goal in the third period. Parshin also assisted on a short-handed tally in the second frame.