Rink and Run blog: Stapleton, Stalock, Meyers in AHL playoffs
Former Minnesota Duluth players Tim Stapleton, Alex Stalock and Josh Meyers are involved in the American Hockey League Calder Cup playoffs as we reach the first week of May.
Right winger Stapleton and the Chicago Wolves are 1-1 with Texas in the league quarterfinals; goalie Stalock and the Worcester Sharks are 2-2 with Manchester; and defenseman Meyers and the Abbotsford Heat are 1-1 with Hamilton.
Here's a recap of their most recent games:
From Sunday -- Anthony Stewart notched his second goal of the game at 12:21 of the second overtime period, sending Chicago to a 4-3 win over Texas in Game 2 of the West Division Finals. The series is now even at a game apiece, with the next three contests to be played in Texas. Stapleton had an assist in the game and former Denver goalie Peter Mannino had 35 saves in the win.
From Sunday -- Ryan White was one of three Hamilton skaters to tally a goal as the Bulldogs earned a 3-1 win over Abbotsford at Copps Coliseum to even up the North Division Finals at a game apiece. The teams now head west to Abbotsford for the next three contests, with Game 1 on Tuesday night.
From Saturday -- Worcester defenseman Derek Joslin poked a loose puck home with 33.3 seconds left in regulation, breaking a 2-2 tie and sending Worcester to a 3-2 road win over Manchester on Saturday in Game 4 of the Atlantic Division Finals. Alex Stalock had 19 saves. The series is now tied at two games apiece, with Game 5 set for Wednesday night in Worcester.