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Friday’s Western Conference recaps

Recapping the action from the Western Conference on the second night of the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs…

CHICAGO 3, CHARLOTTE 2
Adam Musil scored his first professional goal with 5:11 to play in regulation, sending Chicago to a 3-2 win at Charlotte in Game 2 of the Central Division Semifinals at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

The best-of-five series is even at 1-1 with the final three games to be played in Chicago, beginning with Game 3 on Sunday afternoon.

Musil, 20, was a fourth-round draft pick by the St. Louis Blues in 2015 who joined the Wolves after completing his junior season with Red Deer (WHL). He was scoreless in two regular-season games and in the opener of this series before notching the winning goal along with an assist in Game 2.

Rookie Samuel Blais also had a goal and an assist for Chicago and Alex Friesen added a goal as well. Ville Husso (1-1) stopped 37 of 39 shots for the victory.

Andrew Miller and Dennis Robertson scored for the Checkers, who erased a pair of one-goal deficits before finally falling. Tom McCollum (1-1) finished with 32 saves.

GRAND RAPIDS 4, MILWAUKEE 3 (OT)
Tomas Nosek scored 9:32 into overtime to send Grand Rapids to a 4-3 win over Milwaukee in the opener of their Central Division semifinal on Friday night.

Nosek banked a shot from a sharp angle off Admirals goaltender Marek Mazanec and in to give the Griffins the 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series. Game 2 is Sunday.

Matt Lorito‘s goal with 9:15 left in regulation tied things up for the Griffins. Matthew Ford and Evgeny Svechnikov also scored, and Robbie Russo tallied a pair of assists.

Frederick Gaudreau led Milwaukee with two goals and an assist, but the Admirals still lost for the 14th time in their last 15 postseason games.

Jared Coreau made 32 saves to pick up the win for Grand Rapids. Mazanec finished with 38 stops.

SAN JOSE 4, STOCKTON 0
Troy Grosenick led the AHL with 10 shutouts in the regular season, twice as many as any other goaltender in the league.

He picked right up where he left off when the playoffs began.

Grosenick made 28 saves and Ryan Carpenter scored a pair of goals as San Jose blanked blanked Stockton, 4-0, to take a 1-0 lead in their Pacific Division Semifinals on Friday night.

Tim Heed and Kevin Labanc added goals and Rourke Chartier picked up a pair of assists for the Barracuda, who shut out the Heat for the third time this season.

Jon Gillies stopped 32 of 35 shots for Stockton.

ONTARIO 3, SAN DIEGO 2
Jonny Brodzinski‘s second goal of the night with 11.7 seconds remaining lifted the Ontario Reign to a 3-2 road win in Game 1 of their Pacific Division semifinal series against San Diego on Friday night.

Adrian Kempe stole the puck from Gulls defenseman Andrew Welinski behind the San Diego cage and found Brodzinski, who buried a shot to give the Reign their fifth win in six playoff games against the Gulls over the last two postseasons.

Game 2 is Saturday in Ontario.

T.J. Hensick had a goal and Sam Herr recorded two assists for the Reign, who built a 2-0 lead before San Diego scored twice in a span of 3:56 during the second period to tie it. Sam Carrick and Nic Kerdiles had the goals for the Gulls.

After leading the AHL with 31 wins in the regular season, Jack Campbell stopped 32 shots in the Game 1 victory. Jhonas Enroth made 27 saves in the loss.