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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

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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