Theodore (1G-1A, +1) helping Seattle shade Vancouver 4-3 in a shootout, snapping a three-game losing skid as it tries to hold on to home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs. The Anaheim Ducks first-round pick scarcely left the ice, as he scored his club-record 21st of the season and also assisted on an Alexander Delnov goal in the second as Seattle built a two-goal lead.
The Giants scored two in the third to force overtime. In the shootout, the Giants were one save from winning when Theodore coolly beat goalie Payton Lee to extend the game. Seattle won two rounds later, as it stayed four points up on fifth-place Spokane with four games left. Theodore is also first in the defenceman scoring race with 74 points,
No. 2 star: Brent Moran, Niagara IceDogs (OHL)
The IceDogs goalie stopped 46-of-48 shots to help Niagara upset the Barrie Colts 5-2 and rejoin the playoff pack, vaulting into seventh in the Eastern Conference. The 17-year-old from Orléans, Ont., made 16 saves in the first period to stake the IceDogs to an early lead; he gave a goal to Brendan Lemieux in the opening minute of the second, but remained steadfast while the Colts collapsed and allowed four goals in fewer than seven minutes.
It was the fourth time this season that Moran has made at least 45 saves in a game. Niagara has won all four.Read More »from Ducks first-rounder Shea Theodore is Seattle’s saviour: Sunday’s 3 Stars