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Kabanov, Cataractes Advance to Memorial Cup Semi-Finals

Thursday, 05.24.2012 / 10:00 PM
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CHL Playoffs 2012
Kabanov, Cataractes Advance to Memorial Cup Semi-Finals
Kabanov's two points helped earn Shawinigan a rematch on Friday with the Saint John Sea Dogs in the semi-finals
Shawinigan 6, Edmonton 1

Kirill Kabanov's Shawinigan Cataractes advanced to the semi-finals of the 2012 Memorial Cup with a 6-1 win over the WHL Champion Edmonton Oil Kings.

The Cataractes took a 1-0 lead at 7:30 of the opening period when Kabanov and Brandon Gormley assisted on Yannick Veilleux's first goal of the tournament. Morgan Ellis scored on the man advantage late in the period, giving Shawinigan a 2-0 lead.

The tournament hosts stayed on the offensive, scoring four goals in the middle frame. Anton Zlobin and Kabanov each scored in the first three minutes of the period. The goal was the first of the tournament for Kabanov, who also has three assists in four games so far.

Later in the second period, the Cataractes' Michael Bournival scored on the power play, and Pierre-Olivier Morin posted a short-handed tally, making the score 6-0.

Toward the end of the second period, Edmonton's Henrik Samuelsson lit the lamp, cutting Shawinigan's lead to 6-1. Neither team scored in the final frame.

The win sets up a rematch on Friday between the Cataractes and QMJHL rival Saint John Sea Dogs. The two teams played Wednesday, with the Sea Dogs winning 4-1. The winner of the semi-final will take on the London Knights on Sunday at 7 p.m.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 24 16 7 1 62 59 33
2 PIT 22 15 5 2 78 53 32
3 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
4 NYI 23 16 7 0 74 64 32
5 DET 23 13 5 5 69 58 31
6 BOS 24 14 9 1 61 58 29
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 FLA 21 9 6 6 45 53 24
9 WSH 22 10 8 4 63 59 24
10 NYR 22 10 8 4 63 62 24
11 OTT 22 10 8 4 60 59 24
12 NJD 23 9 10 4 57 68 22
13 PHI 22 8 11 3 59 69 19
14 CAR 22 7 12 3 52 65 17
15 BUF 23 7 14 2 39 73 16
16 CBJ 22 6 14 2 51 81 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 23 10 12 -5 22
B. Nelson 23 10 10 5 20
K. Okposo 23 5 15 -1 20
R. Strome 23 4 13 8 17
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
F. Nielsen 23 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 23 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 23 5 5 9 10
M. Grabovski 20 4 5 4 9
J. Bailey 15 3 4 4 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 11 4 0 .923 2.20
C. Johnson 5 3 0 .873 3.42

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