Lake Erie blanks Toronto 4-0; improves to 2-1 on the season. After a disappointing late game loss to Oklahoma City on Saturday afternoon, the Monsters scraped together their first road win of the season. Calvin Pickard had some tough luck in his previous game, but stood tall against the Marlies stopping all 40 shots that he faced.
Geoff Walker and Tyson Barrie (2) scored for the Monsters in the opening period. The Monsters penalty killers were heavily tested in the game, but they were up to the challenge and Toronto was 0-12. Thomas Pock scored a power play goal early in the second frame and Luke Walker sealed the game with an empty net tally and his first goal of the season. Pock, Michael Sgarbossa, and Paul Carey each had two assists.
Denver falls to Rapid City 3-2 in a shoot-out. Both Cutthroats goals came in the third period; one off the stick of former DU Pioneer Luke Fulghum. Kent Patterson made 28 saves in the game and earned second star of the game honors. The Rush won the shoot-out 2-1. Denver opens the regular season this Friday at home against Missouri.
Windsor scores three times in the second period, but loses to Niagara 4-3. Two of the Windsor goals in the second period came on the power play. Michael Clarke was even for the game. He was unable to convert on his opportunity in the shoot-out; which his club lost 2-0.
Kamloops upends Calgary 5-2. The Blazers scored three times in the second period. The Hitmen had only 15 shots in the game. Colin Smith continues his hot start with two power play goals and an assist for the Blazers. He has six goals on the season. All seven goals in the game came on the power play. Smith was named the second star of the game. Kamloops continues their hot start and has won eight of nine games.
Saskatoon doubles up Medicine Hat 6-3. The Blades have won back-to-back games. Saskatoon scored three times on four power play opportunities. Duncan Siemens was plus one for the game. He was penalized for roughing at the end of regulation. The Tigers came up empty on six power play chances.