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Major junior playoffs under way; NCAA tourney opens this week

Monday, 03.25.2013 / 4:33 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Major junior playoffs under way; NCAA tourney opens this week

D Joe Faust and the Wisconsin Badgers claimed the WCHA Final Five title with a 3-2 win over Colorado College on Saturday. Wisconsin was one of six WCHA squads to earn an NCAA Men's Div. I tournament berth; the Badgers open Northeast Regional action against top-seeded UMass-Lowell Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET in Manchester, New Hampshire.

F Derek Rodwell and North Dakota (WCHA) face Niagara at the West Regional in Grand Rapids, Mich., this Friday. Puck drop is set for 5:30 p.m. ET.

LW Blake Coleman and the Miami RedHawks (CCHA) will begin the NCAA men's tourney against Minnesota State in Midwest Regional play Saturday at 5 p.m. ET in Toledo, Ohio.

D Jon Merrill had two assists in Michigan's (CCHA) win over the RedHawks on Saturday. The Wolverines fell to Notre Dame in Sunday's CCHA title game.

Devils' 2012 first-round pick LW Stefan Matteau had an assist in back-to-back games Thursday and Friday, helping Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL) take a 2-0 lead in its first-round series with Acadie-Bathurst. Game 3 is Tuesday at Bathurst.

LW Reid Boucher has two goals and an assist in two games for Sarnia (OHL), which trails Plymouth, 2-0, in their best-of-seven opening-round playoff series. Boucher, whose 62 goals set a regular-season record for the Sting, had a goal and an assist in Friday's Game 1, and struck again Saturday in Game 2. The best-of-seven shifts to Sarnia for Game 3 on Monday.

D Damon Severson posted a goal and two assists for the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) in Game 1 of their first-round series with Seattle on Friday, but the Thunderbirds left Kelowna with a pair of overtime victories and a 2-0 series lead. Game 3 of the best-of-seven is Tuesday in Seattle.

LW Ben Thomson and Kitchener (OHL) took a 2-0 series lead over Guelph with victories Friday and Sunday. Game 3 is Tuesday in Guelph.

C Graham Black notched a goal and two assists through two games of Swift Current's (WHL) best-of-seven set with Calgary, though the Broncos trail the series 2-0. D Reece Scarlett chipped in with an assist in Game 1. Game 3 is Monday night in Swift Current.

C Artur Gavrus has a goal and two assists through two games for Owen Sound (OHL), which has a 2-0 series lead on Sault Ste. Marie heading into Monday's Game 3 at the Soo.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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