The North American Hockey League Division Finals are all set as the South Division Championship series was all set as the Roadrunners ended the Jr. Blues season, while the Bandits had to do it the hard-way as the team was 12 seconds away from being eliminated when the team tied it at 2-2 with the extra man.
Then won the game midway through the 1st OT. In the Central Division, the Alexandira Blizzard knocked out the Owatonna Express as they will get the Division Top Seed Bismarck Bobcats for the Central Division Championship and a Robertson Cup Spot.
The QMJHL Has the Semifinals all set as the Central & Atlantic Divisions are the only ones left standing as the St. John Seadogs will take on the Victoriaville Tigers while the defending champion Drummondville Voltigeurs gets the Moncton Wildcats for a chance to play for the QMJHL Championship. The Semifinals should get underway in the mid-week.
The Jackalopes were able to tie the series at 1-1 while Bossier-Shreveport and Rapid City got the Northern Conference Final up and going last night. With both teams pretty fresh after winning the Conference Semifinals in short order, expect to see a long series as we have a first timer in Rapid City and a Bossier-Shreveport who's making up for lost time in this year's playoffs with a Presidents Cup Championship Spot on the line.
Also, is this the end of an era in Dallas as Mike Modano played the team's final game of the regular season as he ended the way it begun with him wearing a North Stars Jersey after last night's game against Minnesota as he was named the games #1 Star.
National Hockey League
Carolina Hurricanes 2 Boston Bruins 4 (0-0, 2-3, 0-1)
Boston Clinches an Eastern Conference Playoff Spot
Edmonton Oilers 4 Los Angeles Kings 3 (SO) (1-0, 1-0, 1-3, 0-0, 1-0)
Toronto Maple Leafs 4 Montreal Canadiens 3 (OT) (1-2, 1-1, 1-0, 1-0)
With the OT Appearance, Montreal clinches a playoff spot.
Buffalo Sabres 5 Ottawa Senators 2 (2-0, 2-1, 1-1)
NY Islanders 1 New Jersey Devils 7 (0-3, 0-2, 1-2)
New Jersey Clinches the Atlantic Division Title and a Top 3 Seed in the Eastern Conference.
Pittsburgh Penguins 0 Atlanta Thrashers 1 (0-0, 0-1, 0-0)
Florida Panthers 3 Tampa Bay Lighting 4 (SO) (1-1, 1-2, 1-0, 0-0, 0-1)
St. Louis Blues 1 Nashville Predators 2 (SO) (0-0, 0-0, 1-1, 0-0, 0-1)
Dallas Stars 4 Minnesota Wild 3 (SO) (0-2, 2-0, 1-1, 0-0, 1-0)
Dallas Game Story: http://stars.nhl.com/club/recap.htm?id=2009021220
Calgary Flames 3 Vancouver Canucks 7 (1-3, 1-1, 1-3)
Phoenix Coyotes 2 San Jose Sharks 3 (SO) (0-1, 1-1, 1-0, 0-0, 0-1)
Sunday's Game between the Philadelphia Flyers & NY Rangers will be for the Final Playoff Spot in the East as both teams are tied with 86 points.
Here's a look at the Current Stanley Cup Playoff Matchups as we head into the final day.
#1 Washington Capitals VS. #8 Philadelphia Flyers
#2 New Jersey Devils VS. #7 Montreal Canadiens
#3 Buffalo Sabres VS. #6 Boston Bruins
#4 Pittsburgh Penguins VS. #5 Ottawa Senators
#1 San Jose Sharks VS. #8 Colorado Avalanche
#2 Chicago Blackhawks VS. #7 Los Angeles Kings
#3 Vancouver Canucks VS. #6 Nashville Predators
#4 Phoenix Coyotes VS. #5 Detroit Red Wings
American Hockey League
Hamilton Bulldogs 2 Toronto Marlies 3 (SO) (2-0, 0-0, 0-2, 0-0, 0-1)
Albany River Rats 3 Adirondack Phantoms 2 (1-0, 0-0, 2-2)
Manchester Monarchs 0 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 (0-0, 0-0, 0-2)
Bridgeport Clinches a playoff spot with the win.
Springfield Falcons 5 Hartford Wolfpack 7 (1-0, 1-7, 3-0)
Lowell Devils 5 Portland Pirates 2 (1-1, 3-0, 1-1)
Lowell Clinches the Final AHL Calder Cup Playoff Spot. They will be an East Division Crossover with the 5th Place Team in the Atlantic. Most likely with the Lowell Devils.
W-B/Scranton Penguins 1 Binghamton Senators 3 (1-3, 0-0, 0-0)
Providence Bruins 0 Worcester Sharks 3 (0-0, 0-2, 0-1)
Worcester Clinches the Atlantic Division Title. Worcester will either play the Bridgeport Sound Tigers or the Lowell Devils in the Atlantic Division Semifinals.
Hershey Bears 2 Norfolk Admirals 5 (1-1, 1-1, 0-3)
Abbotsford Heat 4 Lake Erie Monsters 3 (SO) (0-2, 1-0, 2-1, 0-0, 1-0)
Rochester Americans 2 Syracuse Crunch 5 (0-2, 0-1, 2-2)
Grand Rapids Griffins 4 Chicago Wolves 6 (0-3, 1-2, 3-1)
Rockford Icehogs 2 San Antonio Rampage 4 (0-0, 2-3, 0-1)
San Antonio Game Story: www.sarampage.com/news/index.html?article_id=890
Peoria Rivemen 1 Manitoba Moose 2 (SO) (0-0, 0-0, 1-1, 0-0, 0-1)
Texas Stars 2 Houston Aeros 4 (0-0, 0-1, 2-3)
Texas Game Story: www.texasstarshockey.com/news/news/index.html?article_id=264
Houston Game Story: www.aeros.com/news/news/index.html?article_id=2584
AHL Saturday Wrap Up: http://theahl.com/sat-roundup-tigers-devils-head-for-playoffs-p142014
Current AHL Calder Cup Playoff Matchups going into the Final Day of the Regular Season.
#1 Worcester Sharks VS. #4 Bridgeport Sound Tigers
#2 Portland Pirates VS. #3 Manchester Monarchs*
#1 Hershey Bears VS. #4 Lowell Devils
#2 Albany River Rats VS. #3 W-B/Scranton Penguins*
#1 Hamilton Bulldogs VS. #4 Manitoba Moose*
#2 Rochester Americans VS. #3 Abbotsford Heat*
#1 Chicago Wolves VS. #4 Milwaukee Admirals*
#2 Texas Stars VS. #3 Rockford Icehogs*
Central Hockey League Playoffs
Look for the Allen Americans VS. Odessa Jackalopes & Rapid City Rush VS. Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs Game Stories.
Major Junior Playoffs
Western Hockey League
Saskatoon Blades 2 Brandon Wheat Kings 3 (1-1, 1-1, 0-1)
Brandon Leads Series 3-2
Portland Winterhawks 5 Vancouver Giants 4 (2-0, 2-3, 1-1)
Vancouver Leads Series 3-2
WHL Saturday Wrap Up: http://whl.ca/saturday-s-whl-round-up-p142021
Ontario Hockey League
Ottawa 67s 1 Mississauga St. Micheal's Majors 3 (0-1, 0-2, 1-0)
Series Tied 3-3
London Knights 5 Kitchener Rangers 3 (2-1, 3-0, 0-2)
Series Tied 3-3
Both Game 7's will be taking place on Monday Night. Windsor Spitfires and the Barrie Colts are awaiting in the Conference Finals.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Rouyn-Nornda Huskies 1 Moncton Wildcats 3 (0-1, 0-0, 1-2)
Moncton Wins Series 4-1, The Moncton Wildcats will play the Drummondville Voltigeurs in the QMJHL Semifinals.
Here's the QMJHL Semifinals that will get underway this week.
#1 St. John Seadogs VS. #6 Victoriaville Tigers
#2 Drummondville Voltigeurs VS. #5 Moncton Wildcats
NCAA National Championship
Look for the NCAA National Championship Game Story.
U.S.A. Junior Playoffs
United States Hockey League
Cedar Rapids Roughriders 1 Indiana Ice 3 (0-0, 0-2, 1-1)
Cedar Rapids Leads Series 2-1
Blake Coleman: Had no points in the Game and finished even. He had 3 SOG with no PIM
Jacob Fallon: Was held Scoreless in the Game. Fallon had a +1 with 5 SOG and had 6 PIM in the Game.
If Indiana losses one more game, the Ice will be elinmated from the Playoffs.
Green Bay Gamblers 5 Waterloo Blackhawks 2 (1-0, 1-2, 3-0)
Green Bay Wins Series 3-0, The Gamblers will play the Winner of the Cedar Rapids VS. Indiana Series.
Sioux Falls Stampede 1 Fargo Force 3 (0-0, 1-2, 0-1)
Chase Grant: Scored the Empty Net Goal in the Fina Minute of the Game to win the series for Fargo. He had a +1 with 1 SOG and no Penalty Minutes.
Johnnie Searfoss: He was held off the scoresheet all together with not much to show for it.
Fargo Wins Series 3-0, The Force will play the Omaha Lancers in the West Division Final.
Tri-City Storm 2 Omaha Lancers 5 (2-3, 0-2, 0-0)
Omah Wins Series 3-0, the Omaha Lancers will play the Fargo Force in the West Division Final.
Ryan Daugherty: He was held pointless in the Game with a -1, he also had 3 SOG with 6 penalty minutes.
C.J. Ludwig: 1 assist on Nick Oddo's first goal of the night, he also had a +2 with no SOG and no PIM as well.
Here's a look at the USHL Division Finals with 3 of the Semifinal Series being wrapped up.
#1 Green Bay Gamblers VS. Indiana/Cedar Rapids Winner
#1 Omaha Lancers VS. #2 Fargo Force
North American Hockey League
Look for the Texas Tornado VS. St. Louis Bandits Game Story
Owatonna Express 2 Alexandria Blizzard 5 (1-1, 1-1, 0-3)
Alexandria Wins Series 3-1, It will be the Alexandria Blizzard VS. Bismarck Bobcats for the Central Division Title.
Topeka Roadrunners 4 Springfield Jr. Blues 3 (0-1, 2-0, 2-2)
Topeka Wins Series 3-1, Topeka will play the St. Louis Bandits in the South Division Final.
All of the NAHL Division Finals are now set which should start this week.
#1 Bismarck Bobcats VS. #3 Alexandria Blizzard
#2 Traverse City North Stars VS. #4 Motor City Metal Jackets
#1 Topeka Roadrunners VS. #2 St. Louis Bandits
#1 Wenatchee Wild VS. #3 Fairbanks Ice Dogs*
*Due to Wenatchee hosting the NAHL Roberston Cup Tournament, Fairbanks has clinched a Robertson Cup Tournament Spot.
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