Lake Erie trips up Charlotte in overtime 2-1. The Monsters have won three games in a row. Both goals in regulation were scored in the second period. Greg Mauldin (12) scored an unassisted short-handed goal late in the period. He was named the second star of the game.
David van der Gulik led the Monsters in shots with five. Cedrick Desjardins stopped 34 shots to earn his 11th win of the season. He was the third star of the game. Yet, the first star was defensive defenseman, Cameron Gaunce, who notched his fouth tally of the season, and the game winner (off his skate), on a fierce rush to the net on a rebound shot from Patrick Rissmiller.
The Monsters will return to the ice next weekend in Oklahoma City.
Plymouth edges Sarnia 5-4. The Sting had a whopping 21 shots in the third period. Garrett Meurs scored his 19th goal of the season in the third frame. The Whalers were 0-2 on the power play. The club has now won eight of their last 10 games.
Despite 51 shots on goal, Portland falls to Tri-City 4-3. The winning tally for the Americans came with 51 seconds remaining in the game. Troy Rutkowski did not factor in on the scoring and was even for the game. Five power play goals were scored in the contest. The Winterhawks have lost only two of their last 14 games.
ECAC Tournament -- Game 3
Yale tops Princeton 7-3. Yale will face Harvard in the second round of the ECAC Tournament. The Bulldogs fired 42 shots on net; two belonged to Gus Young. He also assisted on two first period goals, including one that was short-handed. Young received a roughing minor and 10-minute misconduct penalty in the final frame. He was named the third star of the game.
West Conference Quarterfinals -- Best-of-7 -- 2-1 SKA
SKA takes a 3-1 lead in the series, upends CSKA in overtime 2-1. Denis Parshin had just a single shot in the game, which came in the first period. CSKA will try to avoid elimination on Tuesday.