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Streaking Monsters Win Two-of-Three

by Aaron Lopez / Colorado Avalanche
Streaking Monsters Win Two-of-Three

This past weekend the Lake Erie Monsters earned victories on Friday (Nov. 30) against Toronto and Saturday against Philadelphia to claim a season-best three-game winning streak before falling to Syracuse on Sunday night.

Codey Burki notched a shorthanded goal in Friday’s 4-3 shootout victory, while Chris Stewart and Brent Kelly also scored for Lake Erie in regulation. David Jones then scored twice during the shootout, including the game-winner, and Jason Bacashihua stopped 42-of-45 shots to lead the Monsters to victory.

In Saturday’s 2-1 win over Philadelphia, Jeff Jillson’s first goal with the Monsters proved to be the game-winner. Matt Hussey also scored for Lake Erie, while Tyler Weiman stopped 45-of-46 shots to improve his record to 3-4-0-1.

Johnny Boychuk notched his first goal of the season and Cody McLeod netted his sixth of the year during Sunday’s 5-2 loss to Syracuse.

The Monsters head to Grand Rapids for a Wednesday (Dec. 5) tilt before returning home to host Rockford on Friday and Saturday.

-The Avalanche’s Boston University prospects had a big weekend against Boston College. Brandon Yip recorded a goal in both games of the series, while Colby Cohen added an assist in each contest. Kevin Shattenkirk, Colorado’s 2007 first-round selection, netted his second collegiate goal during Saturday’s game.

-University of Minnesota defenseman Derek Peltier recorded an assist in Friday night’s 3-2 overtime loss to Michigan Tech University. The senior captain has totaled five assists in 16 contests.

-Calgary Hitmen forward T.J. Galiardi recorded an assist on Sunday against the Prince George Cougars. Galiardi, who has recorded at least one point in eight of his last 10 games, currently sits in a tie for second place among WHL rookies with 23 points (6g/17a) through Monday’s games.

-Paul Carey notched a goal and one assist on Saturday during the Indiana Ice’s 4-3 victory at Waterloo. Through Tuesday, Carey ranked third in the USHL with 27 points (17g/10a) in 18 games.
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