Lake Erie edges Texas 4-3. The Monsters opened a three goal lead in the first period on goals by Greg Mauldin (10), Justin Mercier (12), and Dean Strong (2). The Stars tied the game during a 4:38 stretch late in the second frame. Patrick Rissmiller turned the tide with his seventh goal of the season at the 45 second mark of the final period. The game winning goal helped to earn him first star of the game honors.
Gerald Coleman stopped 30 shots in the game, earning his eighth win in 11 starts for the Monsters. Mauldin, who had an assist to go along with his goal, was named the second star of the game. Evan Brophey, who contributed with two assists, was the game's third star. The Monsters have now won six of their last seven games and are one point out of eighth place in the Western Conference.
Ottawa upends Belleville 6-4. The Bulls have dropped back-to-back games. Belleville had a 43-25 shot advantage and finished 2-4 on the power play. Stephen Silas notched one of those power play goals in the second period. It was his fourth goal of the season. He also assisted on the other power play goal scored by the Bulls in the same period.
Baie-Comeau trips up Shawinigan in overtime 5-4. Dillon Donnelly assisted on a first period marker for the Cataractes. He was credited with a hit and was involved in a scrap at the 17 second mark of the opening frame. Shawinigan is 5-2-1-2 in their last 10 games.
Portland tops Tri-City 5-3. The Winterhawks had a decisive 50-26 shot advantage over the Americans. The club was also 2-7 on the power play. Troy Rutkowski recorded his 11th goal of the season. He also earned an assist on a power play goal scored with 34 seconds remaining in the second period. Rutkowski was named the second star of the game. Portland has won three straight.
CSKA falls to Traktor 5-3. Denis Parshin found himself in the penalty box in the third period for slashing. Earlier in the game, he picked up his 12th goal of the season. Parshin scored on his only shot of the game.