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the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs in today’s Morning Skate.
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The Bears and Penguins are all square again as Hershey hosts Game 5 of the Atlantic Division Finals tonight at Giant Center… Kael Mouillierat‘s power-play goal 2:31 into overtime on Monday gave Wilkes-Barre/Scranton a 2-1 victory in Game 4… It was the first goal of the 2016 postseason for Mouillierat (1-4-5), who had last found the net on Apr. 10 also vs. Hershey… Tom Kostopoulos (3-3-6) also scored a power-play goal for the Penguins in Game 4, and Tristan Jarry (1-0, 0.78, .964) made 22 saves in his first pro playoff start… Carter Camper (2-3-5) scored on a power play for Hershey, his second goal and third point of the series… Chris Bourque (3-3-6) picked up his 73rd career playoff assist to break a tie with Keith Aucoin for third place in AHL history… Justin Peters (5-3, 1.26, .952) stopped 28 of 30 shots for the Bears, allowing two goals or fewer for the seventh time eight starts this postseason… Wilkes-Barre is now 4-for-24 (16.7 percent) on the power play in the series; Hershey is 2-for-22 (9.1 percent)… The Penguins improved to 4-0 in overtime this postseason… In 16 head-to-head meetings between these teams this season, the club scoring the game’s first goal is 16-0.
Atlantic Division Finals – Series “I” (best-of-7)
|Pivotal Game 5|
Tonight marks the 133rd time in AHL history that a best-of-seven Calder Cup Playoff series has been tied, 2-2… The Game 5 winner has won 108 of the previous 132 series (81.8 percent).
|About Last Night|
#TORvsALB: Toronto erupted for four power-play goals and rolled past Albany, 7-2, in Game 4 of the North Division Finals… The series is now even at two games apiece with Game 5 set for Thursday… The Marlies scored on four of their first five power plays in Game 4 after going 0-for-8 with two shorthanded goals against in Game 3.
#LEvsGR: Andreas Athanasiou scored with 1:55 left in regulation to cap a season-saving comeback and give Grand Rapids a 5-4 win over Lake Erie in Game 4 of the Central Division Finals… Poised to sweep the series, the Monsters had a 4-1 lead with less than a minute remaining in the second period before the Griffins scored the final four goals of the game… This goal by Lake Erie’s Sonny Milano was the #1 play on SportsCenter’s Top 10 highlights last night.
There have been 8 overtime games played in the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs so far:
May 9 – W-B/SCRANTON 2, Hershey 1 (Kael Mouillierat, 2:31)
In Stanley Cup Playoff action last night, Nick Bonino, who played 69 AHL games with Syracuse over the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, scored 6:32 into overtime to send Pittsburgh to the Eastern Conference Finals with a 4-3 win over Washington in Game 6… Carl Hagelin, who made his pro debut with Connecticut during the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs, recorded a goal and two assists for the Penguins and 2015-16 Second Team AHL All-Star Matt Murray made 36 saves.