Houston comes back to beat Lake Erie in a shoot-out 5-4. The Monsters gave up a 4-1 lead. Greg Mauldin (9) got Lake Erie on the board in the first period on the power play. The score tied the game at one. Justin Mercier (9) and Luke Walker (8) would give the Monsters a 3-1 lead entering the second period.
Mercier (10) would score again in the second period to give the Monsters a 4-1 lead that they could not hold on to. A late second period goal pulled the Aeros within two of the Monsters. They would eventually tie the game with two goals in a 3:26 span in the third frame.
The Monsters did not record a shot in the overtime session and lost the shoot-out 2-0. Gerald Coleman made 29 saves in the loss. Stefan Elliott had two shots on goal in the game after being reassigned by the Avalanche earlier in the day. The Monsters are off until Wednesday when they pay a visit to the Rockford IceHogs.
Plymouth skates past Windsor 5-1. The teams had 35 shots a piece. Garrett Meurs assisted on a second period tally for the Whalers. He was plus one for the game. Meurs also found himself in the penalty box for tipping in the first period and roughing in the third. Plymouth is 6-4 in their last 10 games.
Owen Sound edges Belleville 2-1. Despite the win, the Attack were 0-7 on the power play. Stephen Silas had the primary assist on the lone tally scored by the Bulls on the power play in the third period. He was penalized for slashing in the second frame. Belleville has dropped seven of their last 10 games.
Saint John trims Shawinigan 2-1. The Cataractes had a 38-25 shot advantage, but the team was 0-5 on the power play. Dillon Donnelly fired two shots on net and was involved in a fight in the first period. He was also called for roughing later in the same frame. The loss is only the second in regulation in the last 10 games for Shawinigan.
Gatineau doubles up Val-d'Or 6-3. The Foreurs were 0-8 with the man advantage. Gabriel Beaupre had a single shot on net and was minus one for the contest. Val-d'Or continues to trend in the wrong direction and has now lost six games in a row.
Medicine Hat hammers Saskatoon 7-2. Late in the first period, Duncan Siemens was checked from behind by Tigers forward Brendan Hurley. Hurley was given a five minute major and game misconduct penalties. Siemens did not return to the game.
Vancouver trips up Portland 3-2. The Winterhawks dominated in shots 49-29. Troy Rutkowski was minus two on the night for Portland. He was penalized for roughing in the second period. The Winterhawks winning streak ends at four games.
Kamloops upends Seattle 3-1. The teams combined to go 0-5 on the power play. Calvin Pickard stopped 40 shots for the Thunderbirds. His efforts earned him second star of the game honors. Seattle has lost five games in a row and has dropped to eighth in the Western Conference.
Michigan blanks Miami 3-0; sweeps the weekend series. Luke Moffatt fired three shots on the RedHawks net. He finished the game with a plus one rating. Moffatt also assisted on a second period goal for the Wolverines. Michigan improves to 17-9-4.
Yale topples Clarkson 5-1. The Bulldogs were 1-3 on the power play. Gus Young was held without a shot on goal in the game and was plus one on the evening. Yale has pulled themselves within a game of 0.500 and now has a record of 11-12-2.
Severstal nips CSKA 2-1. Denis Parshin was penalized for hooking in the third period. He had a single shot on net in the opening frame. CSKA remains in eighth place in the West.
HV71 falls to Växjö Lakers HC 3-2 in a shoot-out. Jonas Holos had two shots on goal for the Lakers, but was minus two for the game. He was also credited for a hit in 23:05 of ice time.