Recapping the action from the Eastern Conference on the second night of the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs…
ST. JOHN’S 2, SYRACUSE 1
Charlie Lindgren made 28 saves in his playoff debut, helping St. John’s to a 2-1 win over Syracuse in Game 1 of the teams’ North Division semifinal series on Friday night at Mile One Centre.
Game 2 of the best-of-five series is Saturday.
PROVIDENCE 2, WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 1
Providence opened the Atlantic Division semifinals with a 2-1 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Friday night.
Game 2 is back in Providence on Sunday afternoon (3 p.m. ET).
Danton Heinen‘s goal 6:12 into the third period was the game-winner for the Bruins, who are looking to avenge playoff ousters by the Penguins in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Jake DeBrusk also scored for Providence, which went 2-for-6 on the power play against a Wilkes-Barre club that led the AHL in penalty killing during the regular season.
Jean-Sebastien Dea scored for the Penguins, tying the game at 1-1 late in the second period.
HERSHEY 1, LEHIGH VALLEY 0 (OT)
Nathan Walker scored 7:38 into overtime to break a scoreless tie and send Hershey to a 1-0 win over Lehigh Valley in Game 1 of the Atlantic Division Semifinals at PPL Center on Friday night.
Game 2 goes in Allentown on Saturday evening.
The goal ended Hershey’s postseason scoreless drought at 169:56, dating back to Game 3 of last year’s Calder Cup Finals.
Pheonix Copley made 32 saves for his first career playoff shutout. Lyon finished with 20 stops in his postseason debut.
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