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NYR Prospects in Postseason: April 28 Recap

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
Three Rangers prospects competed in postseason play on Friday in the OHL and WHL playoffs. Here is a player-by-player look at their performances:


CallahanRyan Callahan
Position: Right Wing
Team: Guelph Storm (OHL)
Playoff Series: Guelph vs. London (London wins series 4-1)
Callahan's Playoff Scoring to Date: 13 games, 7 goals, 17 assists
April 28: London 5, Guelph 4 (OT) (at London)

Callahan had the second assist on Kyle Wharton's power-play tally that gave Guelph a 1-0 lead at 4:27 of the first period. Looking to extend their playoff series, the Storm had led the Knights 4-2 with 6:29 remaining in the game before London rallied to tie it and then win in overtime. David Bolland scored the game-tying goal on a power play with 16 seconds left, and Sergei Kostitsyn won it at 17:09 of overtime, enabling London to reach the OHL finals.

PetruzalekJakub Petruzalek

Position: Left Wing
Team: Barrie Colts (OHL)
Playoff Series: Barrie vs. Peterborough (Peterborough wins series 4-1)
Petruzalek's Playoff Scoring to Date: 14 games, 8 goals, 11 assists
April 28: Peterborough 7, Barrie 0 (at Peterborough)

Petruzalek was held without a point as the Colts bowed out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference Finals. Peterborough led 2-0 after one period and 5-0 after two periods as it closed the series with a bang.

PsurnyRoman Psurny
Position: Left Wing
Team: Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
Playoff Series: Medicine Hat vs. Moose Jaw (Moose Jaw wins series 4-1)
Psurny's Playoff Scoring to Date: 13 games, 4 goals, 7 assists
April 28: Moose Jaw 4, Medicine Hat 3 (OT) (at Medicine Hat)

Psurny did not score a point as the Tigers saw their 2005-06 season end in Game 5 of the WHL's Eastern Conference Finals. Medicine Hat, the league's regular-season champion, managed to force overtime after climbing out of a two-goal deficit. Moose Jaw's Matthew Hansen scored the winner at 3:57 of OT.
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