Nikolai Kovalenko helped Lokomotiv take their first game against the powerhouse SKA in a game three 3-1 victory. This was the first contest in which Lokomotiv played all their youth since falling even in their first series against Sochi and it paid off. Kovalenko uses some hard work and moves in the offensive zone to create a goal as seen below and get his second point in the postseason.
— Russian Prospects (@RUSProspects) March 17, 2019
Cale Makar took no time making an impact in the Hockey East tournament. He scored the game tying goal with his wicked wrist shot as seen below. That goal sent the game into the extra frame and then UMass won 5-4 in double overtime to take the first game in a best of three series against New Hampshire. The following night UMass grabbed a 6-0 victory and punched their ticket to the Hockey East semi-finals. Makar added another goal and two assists in that contest to bring his season total to 46 points and counting. For his efforts Makar was named Hockey East co-player of the week.
— UMass Hockey (@UMassHockey) March 16, 2019
Cam Morrison opened the scoring in Notre Dame’s semifinal game against Minnesota. Morrison doing what he does best by using his big frame driving to the net as seen below.
Midway through the first and the chances are piling up for the Irish but we remain tied, 1-1
Here's Cam Morrison opening the scoring 👇 pic.twitter.com/wL69ru5K9r
— Notre Dame Hockey (@NDHockey) March 16, 2019
Sampo Ranta responded by scoring the trying goal for Minnesota on a tip-in at the net front as seen below. And that was it for scoring in this match until overtime which Notre Dame converted in the first minute to send their team to the Big 10 semi-finals.
🎶If you had one shot, one opportunity 🎶
— Minnesota Men’s Hockey (@GopherHockey) March 16, 2019
The Colorado Eagles kept the train rolling early in the week in a series against Ontario. Julien Nantel scored his first goal of the season on a sweet individual effort and move as seen below as the Eagles cruised to a 5-1 win.
— Colorado Eagles (@ColoradoEagles) March 13, 2019
After the Eagles let a 2-0 lead evaporate in the third period, Martin Kaut took control in overtime to win 3-2 against Ontario on a blistering shot seen below. The goal hopefully will help boost Kaut’s confidence heading into the stretch run.
— Colorado Eagles (@ColoradoEagles) March 14, 2019
Igor Shvyrev was back in the lineup after a four game absence and scored the second goal in a 3-2 win over San Jose which was the Eagles’ 9th in a row. Shvyrev received a gorgeous feed seen below from AJ Greer and fired the puck home. The two aren’t on the ice together much at all but hints at what Shvyrev could do with more talent around him.
All good things must come to an end as the Eagles ran out of gas and dropped their final game of the week 9-0 in San Jose.
— Colorado Eagles (@ColoradoEagles) March 16, 2019
Credit Colorado Eagles for the photo