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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 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 53 15 24 7 39
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
K. Palmieri 53 20 15 3 35
A. Henrique 51 17 16 14 33
T. Zajac 45 7 18 6 25
D. Schlemko 45 6 9 -9 15
A. Larsson 53 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 50 1 12 0 13
A. Greene 53 4 6 2 10
J. Josefson 42 3 7 -13 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 15 6 .929 2.03
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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