Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sleepy Sunday

Brady Skjei (Minnesota Golden Gophers)
A rather quiet Sunday with just 4 games involving New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects but the game that was supposed to be the marquee matchup turned out to be a rout. Top ranked Minnesota with their 2 Islander and 1 Ranger prospects just whipped on 5th ranked Boston College 6-1 on Sunday.

An impressive win by Minnesota was fueled in large part by what the Minnesota players viewed their 3-3 overtime tie Friday evening as a loss. On Sunday they made sure there was doubt about the outcome by scoring 4 goals in a span of 12:06 in the 1st period. Taylor Cammarata (NYI 2013 3rd) registered a secondary assist on Minnesota's 1st goal at 4:14 and Minnesota never looked back.

For Cammarata the assist was his 4th of the season and extended his scoring streak to 4 games (2-4-6). Brady Skjei (NYR 2012 1st) scored his 1st goal of the season at 16:20 which was Minnesota's 4th goal of the game. It was a really nice goal as Skjei went on the attack and was fed a perfect feed right as Skeji was coming down the high slot. Skjei just fired a wrister that Boston College's goalie had no chance on.

Ranger fans wanted to see Skjei with more offense and it looks like Skjei will give it to them. Skjei registered points in both of these game so let's see how much offense he has to offer. Minnesota has a video highlight clip from the game so don't blink if you want to see the highlights.

First you will see Skjei's goal starting at the 43 second mark and Jake Bischoff (NYI 2012 7th) scored his 1st NCAA goal in the 3rd period which was also Minnesota's 6th goal. That starts at the 1:40 mark of the clip.

Got to like how Bischoff jumped into the attack and just pounced on the puck. Bischoff has been playing every other game for Minnesota but if he keeps playing like this it is going to be hard to keep him out of the lineup.

No goals for Anthony Duclair (NYR 2013 3rd) but he did record a primary assist on his Quebec Rempart's 2nd goal of the game. The Remparts would beat the Gatineau Olympiques 4-2 to extend their unbeaten streak to 9 games (7-0-1-1). For Duclair, the assist was his 7th of the season and extends his scoring streak to 4 games (6-3-9) for an overall stat of 14-7-21.

Ryan Graves (NYR 2013 4th) and his Charlottetown Islanders dropped their 3rd straight game 5-3 to the Rimouski Océanic. The Islanders let a 3-1 lead slip away as Rimouski scored 4 unanswered goals in the 3rd period to earn the win. Graves was scoreless, a +1 on 2 shots with 2 hits and a minor for cross-checking.

Jesse Graham (NYI 2012 6th) and his Niagara Ice Dogs also let a lead slip away as they also dropped their 3rd straight game. The Ice Dogs let a 4-1 lead disappear to lose to the Oshawa Generals 5-4. The Generals scored 4 unanswered goals from the end of the 2nd period to the end of the game.

Graham was scoreless and has just 1 assist in his last 5 games after having a 7 game scoring streak.

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