Saturday, April 5, 2014

Jarry, Oil Kings put clamps on Wheat Kings

AHLThe Abbotsford Heat, the AHL affiliate of the NHL's Calgary Flames, have signed F Coda Gordon of he Swift Current Broncos. He was a sixth-round selection by the Flames in the 2012 NHL draft. . . . Gordon, who will turn 20 on Aug. 4, had 71 points, including 26 goals, in 59 games with the Broncos this season.

THE SECOND ROUND (best-of-seven; all times local):
(x - if necessary)
(Edmonton leads, 2-0)
Season series: Edmonton, 3-1-0; Brandon, 1-2-1.
Thursday: Brandon 0 at Edmonton 5 (5,899)
Saturday: Brandon 0 at Edmonton 3 (7,115)
Tuesday: Edmonton at Brandon, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Edmonton at Brandon, 7 p.m.
x-Friday: Brandon at Edmonton, 7 p.m.
x-Monday, April 14: Edmonton at Brandon, 7 p.m.
x-Wednesday, April 16: Brandon at Edmonton, 7 p.m.
Edmonton: F Brandon Baddock, day-to-day; D Blake Orban, day-to-day.
Brandon: G Curtis Honey, day-to-day.
(Kootenay leads, 1-0)
Season series: Medicine Hat, 3-3-0; Kootenay, 3-3-0.
Saturday: Kootenay 4 at Medicine Hat 2 (3,750)
Sunday: Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m.
x-Saturday: Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m.
x-Monday, April 14: Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m.
x-Wednesday, April 16: Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m.
(NOTE: Kootenay plays home games in Cranbrook, B.C.)
Medicine Hat: F Gavin Broadhead, day-to-day; F Hunter Shinkaruk, indefinite.
Kootenay: F Tim Bozon, indefinite; F Ryan Chynoweth, indefinite; D Tyler King, day-to-day; D Tanner Faith, 3-5 months.
(Kelowna leads, 2-0)
Season series: Kelowna, 2-1-1; Seattle, 2-1-1.
Thursday: Seattle 2 at Kelowna 6 (4,581)
Saturday: Seattle 3 at Kelowna 6 (5,675)
Tuesday: Kelowna at Seattle, 7:05 p.m.
Wednesday: Kelowna at Seattle, 7:05 p.m.
x-Friday: Seattle at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m.
x-Sunday, April 13: Kelowna at Seattle, 5:05 p.m.
x-Tuesday, April 15: Seattle at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m.
(NOTE: Seattle plays home games in Kent, Wash.)
Kelowna: F Myles Bell, week-to-week.
Seattle: F Connor Honey, indefinite; F Jaimen Yakubowski, day-to-day.
(Portland leads, 2-0)
(Series televised by Shaw-TV in Canada;
Games 4, 6 and 7 on Comcast SportsNet in Portland area)
Season series: Portland, 1-1-2; Victoria, 3-1-0.
Friday: Victoria 2 at Portland 8 (6,152)
Saturday: Victoria 3 at Portland 6 (10,947)
Monday: Portland at Victoria, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday: Portland at Victoria, 7:05 p.m.
x-Thursday: Victoria at Portland (Moda Center), 7, p.m.
x-Saturday: Portland at Victoria, 7:05 p.m.
x-Monday, April 14: Victoria at Portland (Veterans Memorial Coliseum), 7 p.m.
Portland: None.
Victoria: None.

In Edmonton, G Tristan Jarry earned his second shutout in as many games as the Oil Kings beat the Brandon Wheat Kings, 3-0. . . . Jarry stopped 29 shots for his second career playoff shutout. On Thursday, he turned aside 15 shots as Edmonton beat visiting Brandon, 5-0. . . . The Oil Kings take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven second-round series into Game 3 in Brandon on Tuesday. . . . Jarry hasn't allowed a goal in a playoff franchise-record 156:46, going back to the second period of Game 4 of a first-round sweep of the Prince Albert Raiders. . . . Edmonton D Ashton Sautner got the winner, scoring on the PP at 5:49 of the first period. . . . F Edgars Kulda scored the game's other two goals, at 16:06 of the first and 16:25 of the third, and also had an assist. . . . F Brett Pollock had two assists. . . . Edmonton D Dysin Mayo had one assist to run his point streak to six games. He is the only Edmonton player with at least a point in each of its six playoffs games this spring. . . . Brandon G Jordan Papirny made 54 saves.

WHL Playoffs
In Medicine Hat, D Rinat Valiev broke a 2-2 tie at 13:08 of the third period as the Kootenay Ice beat the Tigers 4-2 in Game 1 of a second-round series. . . . They'll play again tonight in Medicine Hat. . . . The Ice trailed 2-1 in the second period when F Jon Martin scored his first goal at 8:33. . . . The tie held up until Valiev got his first playoff goal. . . . Ice D Jagger Dirk added an empty-netter at 19:22 of the third. . . . F Jaedon Descheneau and F Sam Reinhart of the Ice, who lead the WHL with 17 points in these players, were held pointless. . . . F Trevor Cox scored his fourth goal for the Tigers, while F Cole Sanford got his third. . . . Ice G Mackenzie Skapski stopped 28 shots, 11 fewer than Medicine Hat's Marek Langhamer. . . . The Tigers were 1-for-3 on the PP; the Ice was 0-for-7. . . . There was a multi-fight situation at 19:49 of the third period that resulted in 64 of the game's 90 penalty minutes. . . . The Ice dressed 17 skaters, one under the maximum.

In Portland, the Winterhawks scored the game's last four goals and beat the Victoria Royals, 6-3. . . . The Winterhawks take a 2-0 lead to Victoria where Game 3 is scheduled for Monday night. . . . Victoria F Steven Hodges gave his side a 3-2 lead with his second goal of the game, and second of the playoffs, at 7:36 of the second period. . . . Portland then struck for two PP goals, just 1:37 apart, with D Derrick Pouliot scoring at 10:08 and F Oliver Bjorkstrand counting at 11:45. . . . Bjorkstrand added his second goal of the game, and WHL-leading eighth of the playoffs, at 1:40 of the third and Pouliot iced it at 15:21 with his fourth goal. . . . Bjorkstrand and Pouliot added an assist each, as the Winterhawks ran their winning streak to 13 games. They have won an amazing 34 of their last 35 games. . . . Portland F Brendan Leipsic had three assists and F Taylor Leier and F Chase De Leo each had two. . . . Hodges added an assist to his two goals, with D Travis Brown getting to assists. . . . Portland G Brendan Burke stopped 22 shots, 16 fewer than Victoria's Patrick Polivka. . . . The Royals were 2-for-4 on the PP; the Winterhawks were 2-for-5. . . . The Royals were without D Keegan Kanzig, who drew a 'tbd' suspension for, according to the WHL office, "actions at Portland" during Friday night's opener.

In Kelowna, the Rockets broke a 2-2 tie with three second-period goals as they beat the Seattle Thunderbirds, 6-3. . . . The Rockets lead the second-round series 2-0 with Game 3 scheduled for Kent, Wash., on Tuesday. . . . Kelowna D Damon Severson, who had four points in Game 1, broke the tie on the PP at 3:12 of the second and F Cole Linaker gave his guys a two-goal lead at 4:46. F Rourke Chartier got his fifth goal at 14:01. . . . Severson and F Nick Merkley each had a goal and two assists for Kelowna, which got two assists from D Madison Bowey and F Carter Rigby. . . . Seattle F Scott Eansor, who scored three times in 52 regular-season, got his fourth goal in his seventh game of these playoffs. . . . Kelowna G Jordon Cooke turned aside 36 shots, while Seattle's Taran Kozun stopped 24. . . . Cooke was especially sharp in the first period when the visitors held an 18-7 edge in shots. "Without Jordan, we’re down not just by one or two goals, but probably three or four goals in the first,” Kelowna head coach Ryan Huska told Doyle Potenteau of The Okanagan Sunday. "(Seattle) came out very hard and they played very well in the first. Jordon was ready, and that’s why you rely on your goaltender; he was there for us. I found we got our legs (going) a little bit in the second and third periods, and we played a much smarter second half of the game than we did in the first.” . . . Kelowna was 1-for-3 on the PP; Seattle was 0-for-2. . . . The Rockets continued to play without F Myles Bell, their regular-season scoring leader, who has a leg injury. . . . Seattle was without F Jaimen Yakubowski, who suffered an undisclosed injury in Game 1 on Thursday.

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