Ilya Sorokin continued his stellar play in the KHL Final, but CSKA Moscow couldn't rally their offense, falling 3-1 to Metallurg Magnitogorsk in Game 7, losing the Gagarin Cup on Tuesday night.
Sorokin stopped 13-of-15 shots in Game 7 and didn't allow more than two goals in a game for the entire Gagarin Cup Final, allowing 12 goals in seven games. Overall, Sorokin only allowed more than two goals once in 20 playoff games, finishing the postseason with 15-5-0 record, a 1.32 goals-against average and a .945 save percentage.
HO-SANG TO THIRD ROUND, DAL COLLE TO BRIDGEPORT
Joshua Ho Sang and the Niagara Ice Dogs swept Michael Dal Colle and the Kingston Frontenac’s in four games to advance to the third round of the 2015-16 Ontario Hockey League Playoffs.
Heading into the week with a 3-0 series lead the IceDogs sealed the Frontenacs fate with a commanding 3-1 win over Kingston on Wednesday night. Ho Sang put up four points (1 G, 3 A) in the series, giving him 15 points (3 G, 12 A) in nine playoff games.
While Dal Colle’s playoffs were cut short, the Islanders’ 2014 first-rounder had a terrific run, putting up 18 points (6 G, 12 A) in nine playoff games, making him the sixth leading scorer in the OHL playoffs. Dal Colle scored four points (3 G, 1 A) in the series against the IceDogs to close out this year’s playoffs. Dal Colle was assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday night, making his professional debut against the Portland Pirates.
Ho Sang and the Ice Dogs will open up the third round against the Barrie Colts in Barrie on Thursday night.
BARZAL, THUNDERBIRDS ADVANCE TO THIRD ROUND
Mathew Barzal and the Seattle Thunderbirds eliminated the Everett Silvertips in five games, winning three wins last week to advance to the third round of the WHL Playoffs.
Barzal had three assists in Game 3 on Wednesday night, as the Thunderbirds took a commanding 5-0 victory in Everett. Game 4 was closer, but the Thunderbirds prevailed in a tight 2-1 game. Seattle punched its ticket to the third round with a 3-2 win on home ice.
Seattle will await the winner of the Victoria vs. Kelowna series for their next opponent. Game 7 of that series goes on Tuesday night in Victoria with Seattle’s third round expected to start towards the end of this week.
BEAUVILLIER, CATARACTES ELIMINATE CHARLOTTETOWN
Anthony Beauvillier and the Shawinigan Cataractes defeated the Charlottetown Islanders in six games to advance to the semi-finals of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Playoffs.
Shawinigan’s offense overpowered Charlottetown last week, as the Cataractes scored six goals in three straight games, including a 6-1 series-clinching win on Sunday night. Beauvillier had a big hand in Shawinigan's offensive outburst, scoring nine points (4G, 5A) on his current four-game point streak. The Islanders 2015 first-rounder scored three points (2G, 1A) on Monday night and put up another three (1G, 2A) in the clinching game on Sunday.
The Cataractes will now wait for the winner of the Moncton vs. Gatineau series to begin the semi-finals.
SOUND TIGERS CLINCH PLAYOFFS, DRAW MARLIES
Bridgeport: 40-29-4-3, (89 points), 5th in Atlantic Division, 7th in Eastern Conference
The Bridgeport Sound Tigers clinched a playoff berth last week, returning to the postseason for the first time since 2012. The Sound Tigers closed out the season with a 1-2-0 week, but that was enough to get into the dance, as they only needed two points in the final week.
On Friday night, the Sound Tigers scored two late goals, capturing a 3-2 win over the Portland Pirates. Stephon Williams stopped 25 of 27 shots on goal in the win. The weekend continued with a 3-0 loss on Saturday night to Albany and a 6-1 loss to Providence at home.
The Sound Tigers will now face off against the Toronto Marlies in round one of the Calder Cup Playoffs, a best-of-five series. The matchup will be the first meeting between these two teams in both teams history and will start on Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in Bridgeport. The Marlies were a dominant team all season leading the entire league with a record of 54-16-5-1.
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MAVERICKS PREPARE FOR KELLY CUP PLAYOFFS
Missouri leads Quad City 2-0 in the first round of the ECHL Playoffs
The Missouri Mavericks lead the Quad City Mallards 2-0 in the opening round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs. The Mavs opened the series with a 6-3 win on Saturday night, with six different scorers (Tyler Barnes, Chris Owens, Josh Holmstrom, Andrew Courtney, Zach Tolkinen and Darren Nowick) lighting the lamp.
Game 2 was a much lower-scoring affair, with the Mavericks taking a 2-1 win. Parker Milner made 28 saves in the win. Game 3 of the series goes on Wednesday night in Quad City.
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PROSPECT PLAYOFF STATS (APR. 18)
|CANADIAN HOCKEY LEAGUE |
|PLAYER ||POS. ||HT. ||WT. ||BORN (BIRTHPLACE) ||2015-16 TEAM ||GP ||G ||A ||P ||W2W PTS |
|Barzal, Mathew ||F ||5'11 ||200 ||5/26/97 (Coquitlam, BC) ||Seattle (WHL) ||9 ||2 ||10 ||12 ||+3 |
|Beauvillier, Anthony ||F ||5'11 ||170 ||6/8/97 (Sorel-Tracy, QC) ||Shawinigan, (QMJHL) ||11 ||6 ||8 ||14 ||+6 |
|Dal Colle, Michael |
|F ||6'3 ||184 ||6/20/96 (Richmond HIll, ON) |
|Kingston (OHL) |
|9 ||6 ||12 ||18 ||0 |
|Ho-Sang, Joshua |
|F ||6'0 ||166 ||1/22/96 (Toronto, ON) ||Niagara (OHL) ||9 ||3 ||12 ||15 ||0 |
|GOALTENDER ||HT. ||WT. ||BORN (BIRTHPLACE) ||2015-16 TEAM ||GP ||W ||L ||OT ||SO ||GAA ||SV% |
|Sorokin, Ilya |
|6'2 ||167 ||8/4/95 (Mezhdurechensk, RUS) |
|CSKA Moscow (KHL) ||16 ||15 ||4 ||0 ||3 ||1.29 ||.947 |