Lake Erie gets a much needed victory, blanks Peoria 2-0. After a scoreless first period, David van der Gulik got on the board for the Monsters in the second frame with his 17th tally of the season. Brian Sutherby notched his first for the Monsters in the third.
Calvin Pickard stopped all 25 shots thrown his way. He earned his fourth shutout of the season and was named the first star of the game. The Monsters move into sixth place in the Western Conference with the victory. The same two teams will face each other in Cleveland on Thursday evening.
Denver nips Rapid City 2-1. Brad Smith recorded the winning score for the Cutthroats near the midway point of the second period. Kent Patterson was splendid in net for Denver, stopping 33 shots. Troy Schwab assisted on both Denver goals.
Plymouth skates past Saginaw 4-1. The early portion of the second period featured two fights. Mitchell Heard scored his 12th goal of the season on the power play in the third frame. He was named the third star of the game. Garrett Meurs had a helper in the opening period. The Whalers have won four straight.
Quebec trims Baie-Comeau 2-1. Nick Sorensen had both goals for the Remparts. Dillon Donnelly was credited with one shot and three hits in the game. Quebec has earned their seventh win in their last 10 games.
Calgary dumps Saskatoon 9-5. The Blades have now lost back-to-back games. The Hitmen had three skaters with two goals each in the contest. Duncan Siemens was minus three for Saskatoon. Late in the third period, he was penalized for cross-checking.
Kamloops shuts down Victoria 6-0. The Royals only managed 12 shots on net in the game. Kale Kessy had two goals and two helpers for the Blazers. Colin Smith assisted on one of Kessy's goals in the first period. He notched his 41st goal of the season in the second frame and added another assist on the power play in the third. Kamloops extends their winning streak to four games.
Prince George upends Tri-City 3-0. Troy Bourke recorded his 12th goal of the season with 39 seconds remaining in the opening frame. He scored his 13th of the year in the second period. In addition to high-sticking and roughing minors, Bourke was named the first star of the game. Prince George trails Everett by six points for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.