Saturday AHL Playoff Recap
AHL 2010-11 Playoffs: Recapping Saturdays games
Aside from the early afternoon game between the Lake Eerie Monsters and Manitoba Moose—which finished a 6-4 win for Lake Eerie—there were an additional four games on schedule Saturday night.
Oklahoma City Barons at Hamilton Bull Dogs—Hamilton leads 2-0
Hamilton won game 2 of the best-of-seven series over Oklahoma City, by the score of 2-1. Nigel Dawes, the selected player to watch from today’s pregame, scored the game-winner in the second period for Hamilton, as goalie Drew Macintyre knocked away 38-of-39 shots to secure the victory. Hamilton now leads 2-0 in the series.
Connecticut Whale at Portland Pirates—Pirates lead 2-0
This game would require an overtime to find the winner, as the Pirates came out victorious in game 2 with a goal mid-way through the first OT period. The goal was provided by forward Derek Whitmore, who scored twice in total throughout the game. Whitmore also had an assist in Portland’s victory, making him the first star of the game.
Norfolk Admirals at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins—Norfolk leads 2-0
Norfolk provided another stunner in the AHL playoffs Saturday, shutting out the AHL’s top team 2-0 in game 2 of their series. Wilkes-Barre failed to score on Norfolk’s goalie Dustin Tokarski, who had another brilliant game stopping all 27 Penguin shots. Admirals’ forward Paul Sczcechura scored the game-winning goal late in the second period, while Marc-Antoine Pouliot added a third period empty-net goal to secure the win.
Texas Stars at Milwaukee Admirals—Series tied 1-1
With a 3-1 victory in game 2 Saturday night, the Texas Stars evened up the Division Semifinals series with the Milwaukee Admirals. Led by centerman Travis Morin, who scored a goal and an assist, Texas won the game. Morin was the first star of the game. This series is the first series in the AHL playoffs to be tied at 1-1.
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