Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Scorer's Saturday

Friday's nightmare turning into a Saturday full of scoring as both New York Rangers and New York Islander prospects got their names on the scoresheet.

Ranger's First Star Chris Kreider

We will sound like a broken record but when Chris Kreider (2009 1st) gets more than 4 shots in a game then good things will happen. They sure did happen when Chris Kreider put up a 2-1-3 night to lead top ranked Boston College to a 6-3 win over UMass/Lowell.

Kreider had 6 shots on goal as he earned the game's first star after he was involved in 3 straight Boston College goals. When Chris Kreider plays like this then there are very few people who can stop him which is a big reason why we make a big deal when Kreider only gets a shot or 2 in a game.

Kreider led what turned out to be a good Saturday night for the Ranger prospects and that report is right here.

Islanders First Star Kirill Kabanov

This is one of those good news, bad news type of reports as the good news is Kirill Kabanov is shaking off the rust and starting to play like the world class talent he was thought to be in 2010.

The bad news is well for the rest of the QMJHL and perhaps the CHL. Kabanov (2010 3rd) had a great all around game scoring a goal, adding an assist, was a +3 and had 2 hits for his Shawinigan Cataractes on Saturday evening.

It was just his 3rd game of the season and Kabanov already is showing signs of being the player who dominated the 2011 QMJHL playoffs. The Cataractes have put Kabanov on a line with his teammate in Lewiston last season Michael Chaput and fellow Russian Anton Zlobin and you are seeing instant chemistry.

Kabanov headlines the Islander scoring parade and you can find it right here.

(Kreider/, Kabanov/Ron Morin-Lewiston Maineaics)

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