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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

{allcanada} Perry, Eaves score early as Ducks down Canucks 4-1

 

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Corey Perry and Patrick Eaves scored 74 seconds apart early in the first period, and the Anaheim Ducks cruised past the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Tuesday night to extend their season-high winning streak to five games.

Nick Ritchie, with a goal and an assist, and Brandon Montour also scored for Anaheim, which clinched a playoff spot earlier in the night when the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-1.

Jonathan Bernier made 33 saves and Antoine Vermette added two assists as the Pacific Division leaders improved to 9-1-1 over their last 11 games. Bernier is 9-0-1 over his last 10 starts, including eight wins in a row.

Highly touted rookie forward Brock Boeser scored in his home debut for Vancouver, and Ryan Miller stopped 35 shots in the loss.

The Canucks were eliminated from playoff contention Thursday and are 2-7-2 over their last 11, including a 2-3-0 mark on their recent road trip.

With captain and leading scorer Ryan Getzlaf a late scratch because of a lower-body injury, the Ducks opened the scoring 23 seconds in when Vermette stripped Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler behind the Vancouver net. Ritchie swept the puck in front to Perry, who beat Miller over the glove for his 16th of the season.

Eaves then scored his fifth goal in the last five games at 1:37 after taking a pass from Rickard Rakell and firing a shot past Miller's blocker for his 28th.

Anaheim defenseman Cam Fowler nearly made it 3-0 a couple of minutes later off the rush, but his backhand effort that squeaked through Miller's pads was fished off the goal line by Vancouver counterpart Christopher Tanev.

The Ducks thoroughly dominated the listless Canucks and finally got their third goal with 15.4 seconds left in the period. Anaheim controlled the puck in the offensive zone after an icing call before Ritchie tipped Josh Manson's shot through traffic past a frustrated Miller for his 14th.

Anaheim made it 4-0 at 3:44 of the second, moments after Miller stopped Jakob Silfverberg on a partial breakaway, when Montour's point shot off a faceoff beat the Vancouver goalie through a screen for his second.

Bernier made a nice save on Boeser just more than a minute into the third before also stopping Michael Chaput on the rebound.

But the Anaheim netminder will want the 20-year-old Boeser's next shot back after it leaked through his legs at 2:34 for the rookie's second NHL goal in three career games.

Selected 23rd overall at the 2015 draft, Boeser scored the winner in his debut Saturday in a 4-2 road victory over the Minnesota Wild.

Boeser, who grew up in nearby Burnsville, Minnesota, signed with Vancouver the morning of the game after his season with the University of North Dakota ended Friday night.

NOTES: John Gibson dressed as Anaheim's backup after missing seven straight games and 13 of the last 14 with a lower-body injury. ... Vancouver defenseman Troy Stecher sat out with an upper-body injury.

UP NEXT

Ducks: Continue a four-game road trip through Western Canada on Thursday against Winnipeg.

Canucks: Host the Kings on Friday.

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{allcanada} WHL: Steel scores hat trick as Pats beat Hitmen to take 3-0 series lead

 

CALGARY — Sam Steel scored a hat trick as the Regina Pats beat the Calgary Hitmen 5-2 on Tuesday night in Game 3 of their first round Western Hockey League playoff series.

Dawson Leedahl and Wyatt Sloboshan added power-play goals for Regina, which took a 3-0 series lead. Game 4 is on Thursday in Calgary.

Matteo Gennaro, on the power play, and Luke Coleman responded for the Hitmen.

Tyler Brown made 41 saves for the win in net as Kyle Dumba turned away 30 shots in defeat.

The Pats were 2 for 3 on the power play while Calgary scored once on six opportunities.

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TIGERS 6 WHEAT KINGS 2

BRANDON, Man. — David Quenneville had a goal and three assists as Medicine Hat downed the Wheat Kings in Game 3 to take a 3-0 series lead.

Mark Rassell, Chad Butcher, Ryan Jevne, John Dahlstrom and Steven Owre supplied the rest of the offence for the Tigers, who got 27 saves from Michael Bullion. Medicine Hat can clinch the series on Wednesday night in Brandon.

Ben McCartney and Reid Duke, on the power play, scored for Brandon. Logan Thompson stopped 41 shots.

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WARRIORS 4 BRONCOS 3

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. — Thomas Foster struck twice and Zach Sawchenko made 32 saves as Moose Jaw slipped past the Broncos in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Jayden Halbgewachs and Brayden Burke also chipped in for the Warriors.

Glenn Gawdin, Ryley Lindgren and Colby Sissons found the back of the net for Swift Current, which hosts Game 4 on Wednesday. Jordan Papirny turned away 38 shots.

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BLAZERS 4 ROCKETS 1

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Lane Bauer had a pair of goals as the Blazers toppled Kelowna in Game 3.

Rufolfs Balcers and Jermaine Loewen rounded out the attack for Kamloops, which trails the series 2-1 and hosts Game 4 on Wednesday. Connor Ingram stopped 37 shots.

Kole Lind scored for the Rockets and Michael Herringer made 34 saves.

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SILVERTIPS 2 ROYALS 0

VICTORIA — Carter Hart stopped all 25 shots he faced as Everett shut out the Royals in Game 3.

Patrick Bajkov and Eetu Tuulola scored on the power play for the Silvertips, who lead the series 2-1.

Griffen Outhouse turned aside 19 shots for Victoria, which hosts Game 4 on Wednesday.

 

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{allcanada} QMJHL: Titan beat Remparts to take 3-0 lead

 

QUEBEC — Jeffrey Truchon-Viel had two goals and an assist as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan downed the Quebec Remparts 7-3 on Tuesday night in Game 3 of their first round Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff series.

The Titan lead the series 3-0 and can punch their ticket into the next round on Wednesday night in Quebec City.

Vladimir Kuznetsov also struck twice for Acadie-Bathurst and Christophe Boivin had a goal and two helpers. Dawson Theede and Jordan Maher rounded out the attack and Antoine Morand tacked on three assists.

Andrew Coxhead, Derek Gentile and Matthew Boucher scored for the Remparts.

Anthony Dumont-Bouchard stopped 19 shots and had two helpers in net for the Titan. Evgeny Kiselev started but was pulled after allowing two goals on seven shots in the first period. Dereck Baribeau went the rest of the way and made 27 saves.

Acadie-Bathurst were 1 for 2 on the power play and Quebec was scoreless on three attempts.

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HUSKIES 2 MOOSEHEADS 0

HALIFAX — Olivier Tremblay stopped all 29 shots he faced as Rouyn-Noranda shut out the Mooseheads in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Zachary Lauzon and Manuel Wiederer, into an empty net, scored for the Huskies.

Alexis Gravel turned away 43-of-44 shots for Halifax, which hosts Game 4 on Wednesday.

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SAGUENEENS 5 TIGRES 2

VICTORIAVILLE, Que. — Kelly Klima's second goal of the playoffs was the winner as Chicoutimi got past the Tigres in Game 3 to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.

Brendan Hamelin, Zachary Lavigne, Antoine Marcoux and Joey Ratelle, into an empty net, supplied the rest of the offence for the Sagueneens. Julio Billia made 24 saves.

Felix Lauzon and Maxime Comtois had goals for Victoriaville, which hosts Game 4 on Wednesday. Tristan Cote-Cazenave kicked out 27 shots.

Tristan Pomerleau received a major penalty and game misconduct for boarding in the second period.

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CATARACTES 6 FOREURS 3

VAL-D'OR, Que. — Dennis Yan scored a hat trick to lead Shawinigan past the Foreurs in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Alexis D'Aoust added two goals and an assist and Mathieu Olivier had the other for the Cataractes. Samuel Girard tacked on three helpers and Mikhail Denisov stopped 25 shots.

Jake Smith, Alexis Pepin and Maxim Mizyurin had power-play goals for Val-d'Or while Etienne Montpetit made 33 saves. The Foreurs host Game 4 on Wednesday.

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ISLANDERS 3 DRAKKAR 1

BAIE-COMEAU, Que. — Keith Getson scored the winner in the third period and Mark Grametbauer stopped 16 shots as Charlottetown beat the Drakkar in Game 3 to take a 3-0 series lead.

Alex Dostie and Daniel Sprong, on the power play, also chipped in for the Islanders, who can wrap up the series on Wednesday in Baie-Comeau.

Jordan Martel opened the scoring on the power play for the Drakkar and Antoine Samuel made 29 saves.

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SCREAMING EAGLES 5 OLYMPIQUES 2

GATINEAU, Que. — Alexis Sansfacon scored the winner and Kyle Jessiman made 21 saves as Cape Breton toppled the Olympiques in Game 3 to take a 3-0 series lead.

Jordan Ty Fournier, Drake Batherson, Yannik Bertrand and Giovanni Fiore, on the power play, rounded out the attack for the Screaming Eagles. Cape Breton can clinch the series on Wednesday night in Gatineau.

Zack MacEwen and Daniel Del Paggio found the back of the net for the Olympiques. Mathieu Bellemare turned aside 14-of-17 shots in 18:50 before giving way to Tristan Berube, who made 21 saves.

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SEA DOGS 5 OCEANIC 2

RIMOUSKI, Que. — Bokondji Imama scored two goals and an assist as Saint John defeated the Oceanic in Game 3 to take a 3-0 series lead.

Joe Veleno, Matthew Highmore and Jakub Zboril rounded out the attack for the Sea Dogs, who can clinch the series on Wednesday night in Rimouski. Mathieu Joseph added three helpers and Callum Booth made 10 saves.

Denis Mikhnin and Nicholas Blachman replied for the Oceanic and Alexandre Lagace turned away 33 shots.

 

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{allcanada} OHL: Petes edge IceDogs in OT to take 3-0 series lead

 

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Josh Coyle scored the winner late in overtime as the Peterborough Petes edged the Niagara IceDogs 4-3 on Tuesday night in Game 3 of their first round Ontario Hockey League playoff series.

Steven Lorentz struck twice in the second period for the Petes, who lead the series 3-0 and can advance to the second round on Thursday night in St. Catharines. Jonathan Ang opened the scoring on the power play in the first period and Dylan Wells made 39 saves.

Kirill Maksimov, on the power play, Ondrej Machala and Ryan Mantha supplied the offence for the IceDogs. Stephen Dhillon turned away 46 shots.

Peterborough converted on both its power plays while the IceDogs went 1 for 4.

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FRONTENACS 4 BULLDOGS 2

HAMILTON — Nathan Dunkley had two goals and an assist as Kingston doubled up the Bulldogs in Game 3.

Nathan Billitier and Brett Neumann supplied the rest of the offence while Jeremy Helvig made 29 saves for the Frontenacs.

Michael Cramarossa and Niki Petti scored for Hamilton, which still leads the series 2-1 and hosts Game 4 on Thursday. Dawson Carty turned away 26-of-29 shots in net.

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STEELHEADS 2 67'S 1

OTTAWA — Jacob Cascagnette scored the winner on a power play in the second period to lift Mississauga over the 67's in Game 3 and take a 2-1 series lead.

Michael McLeod opened the scoring for the Steelheads and Jacob Ingham made 22 saves.

Noel Hoefenmayer had a power-play goal and Leo Lazarev stopped 30 shots for Ottawa, which hosts Game 4 on Thursday.

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WOLVES 3 GENERALS 2

SUDBURY, Ont. — Michael Pezzetta's short-handed goal in the second period stood as the winner as the Wolves edged Oshawa in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Dmitry Sokolov and Macauley Carson, on the power play, also scored in the second period for Sudbury, which hosts Game 4 on Thursday. Jake McGrath made 33 saves.

Robbie Burt and Danil Antropov found the back of the net for the Generals. Jeremy Brodeur kicked out 26 shots.

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SPITFIRES 3 KNIGHTS 1

WINDSOR, Ont. — Gabriel Vilardi scored the winner in the second period to lift the Spitfires over London in Game 3 and take a 2-1 series lead.

Julius Nattinen and Cristiano DiGiacinto also chipped in for Windsor, which hosts Game 4 on Thursday. Michael DiPietro made 15 saves.

Janne Kuokkanen replied for the Knights and Tyler Parsons turned aside 15 shots.

 

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