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Kabanov, Cataractes Win Memorial Cup Championship

Sunday, 05.27.2012 / 11:13 PM
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CHL Playoffs 2012
Kabanov, Cataractes Win Memorial Cup Championship
Kirill Kabanov posted one goal and four assists in six Memorial Cup games.
Photo: Terry Wilson / CHL Images
Shawinigan 2, London 1 (OT)

Kirill Kabanov's Shawinigan Cataractes won the Memorial Cup Sunday night, beating the London Knights 2-1 in overtime. The win gives Shawinigan its first ever Memorial Cup. The Cataractes won three elimination in games in four days to take the championship.

London's Ryan Rupert scored the only goal of the first period at 5:42. Austin Watson and Matt Rupert assisted on the tally.

Shawinigan evened the score at 1-1 three minutes into the second frame. Kabanov and Morgan Ellis assisted on Anton Zlobin's fourth goal of the tournament.

Unlike Shawinigan's last two games, the third period was tight, with limited chances. Watson had a chance to put the Knights ahead with just two seconds left in regulation, but could not convert, and the game went into overtime tied at 1-1.

After both teams traded chances in overtime, Zlobin scored the cup-winning goal for Shawinigan at 17:51 of the extra period, giving the Cataractes their first ever Memorial Cup Championship. Kabanov finished the tournament with five points (one goal, four assists ) in six games.

GAME SUMMARY | CHL PLAYOFFS BLOG

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 63 29 35 4 64
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 63 14 26 21 40
B. Nelson 63 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 63 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 57 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 51 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 53 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 63 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 53 4 20 16 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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