CHL playoffs: Knights breeze to victory over Storm
Tierney runs roughshod with 5-point performance
GUELPH, Ont. — Chris Tierney had two power-play goals and three assists and Jake Patterson made 32 saves as the Knights evened their Western Conference semifinal series with the Storm 1-1 on Sunday night.
Nikita Zadorov added a short-handed goal and two assists, Josh Anderson and Mitchell Marner had a goal and an assist apiece, and Ryan Rupert and Brett Welychka also scored for London, which tallied four power-play goals on seven chances.
Tyler Bertuzzi and Pius Suter replied for Guelph, which failed to score on six opportunities with the man advantage.
Justin Nichols started in net for the Storm but left the game after giving up four goals on 18 shots in just over 25 minutes. Matthew Mancina stopped 12 of 15 shots he faced in relief.
Battalion 4, Colts 1
NORTH BAY, Ont. — Barclay Goodrow scored twice and added an assist to lead the North Bay Battalion to a 4-1 victory over the Barrie Colts on Sunday.
Dylan Blujus and Vincent Praplan also scored as North Bay took a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series. Goaltender Jake Smith made 25 saves for the win.
Andreas Athanasiou was the lone scorer for Barrie. Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 24 of 28 shots in 49 minutes five seconds of work. He was pulled after Blujus's power-play goal. Daniel Gibl turned aside all three shots he faced.
All five goals were scored in the third period, with Goodrow's second goal at the 7:43 mark of the period standing as the winner.
The Battalion went 1-for-6 on the power play, while the Colts were 0-for-6.
Generals 2, Petes 0
OSHAWA, Ont. — Daniel Altshuller made 22 saves as the Generals blanked the Petes to take a 2-0 series lead in their best-of-seven playoff Eastern Conference semifinal.
Dylan Smoskowitz opened the scoring with a power-play goal 2:10 into the game, and Jacob Busch added another for Oshawa less than eight minutes later.
Peterborough goaltender Andrew D'Agostini stopped 30 shots in the losing effort.
Tigers 5, Ice 2
MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Curtis Valk scored two goals and assisted on one more as the Medicine Hat Tigers downed the Kootenay Ice 5-2 to even their second-round playoff series at a game apiece.
Steven Owre also scored twice for Medicine Hat, and Trevor Cox added an empty-net goal at 18:10 of the third period.
Jagger Dirk and Levi Cable scored for the Ice, who were outshot 37-24.
Tigers goaltender Marek Langhammer made 22 saves for the win. Kootenay's Mackenzie Skapski stopped 32 shots in the losing effort.