Lake Erie gives up a two goal lead, falls to Milwaukee in overtime 5-4. Patrick Rissmiller opened the scoring late in the first period with his 11th of the season. The Admirals tied the game on the power play with 38 seconds remaining in the opening frame.
Greg Mauldin notched his 14th of the season early in the second period, but Milwaukee would soon tie up the game on another power play goal. The Monsters grabbed a 4-2 lead in the third on goals by Eric Hunter (4) and Peter MacArthur (3). A short-handed and power play goal would tie the game for the Admirals. The winning tally was scored 2:44 into overtime for Milwaukee.
Cedrick Desjardins stopped 37 shots for the Monsters. Rissmiller was named the third star of the game. With the point, the Monsters cling to eighth place in the Western Conference.
Belleville edges Kingston in a shoot-out 4-3. The Bulls scored once on the power play on six chances. Stephen Silas assisted on the power play goal, which was scored in the third period. He was minus two for the game. Belleville has won back to back games.
Sudbury falls to Ottawa 6-4. Each team scored three times in the third period. Michael Sgarbossa was held without a point in the game. He was penalized for slashing in the third period. The Wolves are winless in their last two games.
Baie-Comeau doubles up Val-d'Or 8-4. Gabriel Beaupre was credited with two hits and two shots on goal in the game, but also ended the contest with a minus four rating. The Foreurs have lost their last two games.
Saskatoon tops Swift Current 5-3. The Blades got an early edge in the game with three first period goals. Duncan Siemens assisted on a second period tally and was plus two on the night. He was also assessed high sticking and holding penalties in the third period. Saskatoon has won back-to-back games.
Seattle holds off Spokane 4-3. Two of the goals scored by the Chiefs came on the power play. Calvin Pickard stopped 36 shots for the Thunderbirds enroute to his 25th win of the season. Seattle, who currently holds eighth place in the Western Conference, has two games remaining in hopes of clinching a playoff spot.
Victoria skates past Portland 3-1. The Royals scored twice in a span of 1:48 in the third period. Troy Rutkowski was even for the game. The Winterhawks will face the Kelowna Rockets in the Western Conference Quarterfinals, which begin next week.
Michigan nips Bowling Green in double overtime 3-2. Michigan will face Western Michigan in the conference championship game. The winning tally, which was scored 1:04 into the second overtime session, came in a scramble in front of the Bowling Green net. Luke Moffatt, who was credited with the tally, scored his first goal since February 3rd. He has six goals on the season. Moffatt finished with six shots in the game.
Hockey East Tournament
Boston College stops Providence 4-2. The Eagles had a 34-29 shot advantage. Paul Carey got the Eagles off to a fast start with a tally at the 1:15 mark of the first period. The unassisted goal was his 15th of the season. Carey also assisted on a second period power play goal, which turned out to be the game winner. He was penalized for interference in the same period. BC advances to the conference championship game.
Maine upends Boston University 5-3. Maine will face Boston College in the Hockey East Championship game. Despite the loss, Kieran Millan had a solid performance for the Terriers as he made 39 saves. The Terriers will receive an at-large bid for the national tournament.
North Dakota storms back to beat Minnesota 6-3. At the midway point of the game, the Gophers had a 3-0 lead. Kent Patterson took his 13th loss of the season, as he gave up all six Sioux goals on 28 shots. Nate Condon had a single shot in the game and was minus one on the evening. North Dakota will face Denver for the Broadmoor Trophy. Minnesota will still make the national tournament as an at-large team.