As the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs contuine, a theme is starting to develop and it's the number of 1 goal and OT Games. Friday Night saw the OT Trent contuine with San Jose VS. Colorado playing a barn burner of a game were a back & fourth game saw San Jose's Devin Setoguchi help tie the series at 1-1 with games 3 & 4 in Denver. A 4 goal 3rd period wiped out an early goal in the 2nd period by Patrick Kane to put the Preds up 1-0 after the playoff opener for both teams.
Close games were also the theme on Friday Night in the AHL as 4 of 5 games ended in 1 goal decisions as Manchester, Albany, Hershey & Texas all won in low scoring games while the Chicago Wolves shutout the Milwaukee Admirals 3-0.
Major Juniors are starting to get into their league semifinals. In the WHL has the Brandon Wheat Kings & Vacnouver Giants win the opening games of their best of 7 series. Kitchener is looking to pull off one of the biggest upsets of this year's road to the Memorial Cup as the Rangers are up 2-0 on the Spitfires. While Barrie & Mississauga have traded blows at home so far in the series.
The QMJHL has the 2 New Brunswick Teams currently up 2-0 as St. John & Moncton are looking to become the first All Atlantic Region Championship in QMJHL History.
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
Ottawa Senators 1 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (1-1, 0-0, 0-1)
Philadelphia Flyers 3 New Jersey Devils 5 (2-1, 1-2, 0-2)
Nashville Predators 4 Chicago Blackhawks 1 (0-0, 0-1, 4-0)
Detroit Red Wings 7 Phoenix Coyotes 4 (0-1, 3-2, 4-1)
Colorado Avalanche 5 San Jose Sharks 6 (OT) (1-1, 3-3, 1-1, 0-1)
AHL Calder Cup Playoffs
Look for the Texas Stars VS. Rockford Icehogs Game Story
Manchester Monarchs 2 Portland Pirates 1 (0-1, 0-0, 2-0)
Manchester Leads Series 1-0
W-B/Scranton Penguins 2 Albany River Rats 3 (1-0, 0-1, 1-2)
Albany Leads Series 2-0
Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 Hershey Bears 3 (1-0, 1-1, 0-2)
Hershey Leads Series 2-0
Milwaukee Admirals 0 Chicago Wolves 3 (0-1, 0-0, 0-2)
Chicago Leads Series 2-0
CHL Presidents Cup Playoffs
Look for the Allen Americans VS. Odessa Jackalopes & Rapid City Rush VS. Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs Games from Friday Night.
Major Junior Playoffs
Western Hockey League
Brandon Wheat Kings 4 Calgary Hitmen 2 (1-1, 1-0, 2-1)
Brandon Leads Series 1-0
Vancouver Giants 4 Tri-City Americans 2 (1-2, 2-0, 1-0)
Vancouver Leads Series 1-0
Friday's WHL Wrap Up: http://whl.ca/friday-s-whl-playoff-round-up-p142154
Ontario Hockey League
Barrie Colts 2 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors 5 (0-3, 2-0, 0-2)
Series Tied 1-1
Barrie VS. Mississauga Game Story: www.ontariohockeyleague.com/majors-even-up-rogers-eastern-conference-championship-series-p142145
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Victoriaville Tigers 2 St. John Seadogs 4 (2-1, 0-0, 0-3)
St. John Leads Series 1-0
Moncton Wildcats 5 Drummondville Voltigeurs 2 (2-1, 2-1, 1-1)
Moncton Leads Series 1-0
U.S.A. Junior Scores
USHL Clark Cup Playoffs
Indiana Ice 2 Green Bay Gamblers 1 (0-0, 1-1, 1-0)
Indiana Leads Series 1-0
Jacob Fallon: Fallon had an uneventful Game 1 with no points or penalty minutes in the game. He only had 1 SOG and was Even on the Game as well. So far, he hasen't had a great playoff run so far with just a single goal through 7 games.
Blake Coleman: Coleman had an assist on Alex Wideman's Game Winner Goal midway through the 3rd period. He also had a +1 on the night with 2 SOG & No PIM on the Night. This takes his point total to just 2 assists on the playoffs so far.
Fargo Force 0 Omaha Lancers 2 (0-0, 0-0, 0-2)
Omaha Leads Series 1-0
C.J. Ludwig: C.J. Was held pointless in the Game. However, he was apart of the physcial presence with 4 penalty minutes and had a single SOG in this one.
Ryan Daugherty: He was off the scoresheet completely with 0's across the board.
Johnnie Searfoss: Johnnie Searfoss only had a single shot on goal with nothing else. Points, PIM's etc.
Chase Grant: Despite not having any points in the game, he had a couple of close calls where he had 5 shots on goal and could have made a difference if he would have had at least one of them gone in.
USHL Friday Wrap Up: www.ushl.com/news/story.cfm?id=3198
NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs
Motor City Metal Jackets 1 Traverse City North Stars 4 (0-1, 0-2, 1-1)
Traverse City Leads Series 1-0
St. Louis Bandits 2 Topeka Roadrunners 6 (1-3, 0-1, 1-2)
Series Tied 1-1
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