London's epic 19-round shootout win over Mississauga is the talk of the junior hockey world, and our own Neate Sager weighed in about it earlier today.
But London netminder Bailie didn't even get a star at the Hershey Centre, despite denying the last 12 shooters he faced in the circus. So here's some recognition to a guy who gave up just three goals in 19 rounds and also stopped 36 of 39 shots in regulation and overtime.
The Knights were outshot 39-25 during the game, yet still led 3-1 late in regulation before giving up two goals to send it to OT. Bailie's heroics in the shootout wrapped up the Knights' 15th win in a row, the longest such streak in the CHL this season.
Give star 1A to Mississauga goalie Spencer Martin, who went 15-for-19 in the shootout and stopped 11 in a row before London's Seth Griffith became the first OHLer to score twice in a shootout to win it.
No. 2 star: Josh Morrissey, Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
The Raiders started the season strong, then endured a rough stretch before rounding back into form as of late. Prince Albert wrapped up a weekend sweep of the Regina Pats with an 8-2 pasting at the Brandt Centre. The Raiders outshot Regina 107-38 over the two games this weekend (P.A. won 5-3 on Saturday).
Morrissey, a defenceman who was recently listed as an "A" prospect by Central Scouting for the 2013 draft, had his second career multiple-goal game Sunday, netting two and adding an assist. He was also a stout +5 on the night.
One of the goals was pretty sweet, according to WHL blogger/commentator Cody Nickolet:
Cody Nickolet @WHLFromAbove
Talk about a goal. #2013NHLDraft prospect @Morrissey_10 just scored one of the nicest the WHL has seen yet this season. Great patience/hands
The Raiders maintained a one-point lead over Edmonton for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with the win, though the surging Oil Kings have two games in had.
No. 3 star: Vincent Dunn, Val-d'Or Foreurs (QMJHL)
There's no doubt that Dunn is a particularly unpopular figure in the Q right now, given his recent suspension for race-related comments made toward Halifax captain Trey Lewis.
Hopefully, the 17-year-old centre learned from his mistakes and can shift the focus away from his mouth and onto his play, like his three-goal, one-assist performance in the Foreurs' 6-2 win at Shawinigan Sunday.
It's first career hat trick for Dunn, who now has 16 goals and 36 points in 27 games after having just five goals and 13 points last season as a rookie.
Honourable mention: Pavlo Padakin, Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
Many teams do an annual "teddy bear toss" game, at which fans toss stuffed animals or other toys onto the ice after the home team's first goal. But no team does it quite like the Calgary Hitmen, who packed nearly 17,000 fans into the Saddledome Sunday to unleash more than 20,000 stuffies onto the rink.
Padakin, a rookie from Kiev, brought the bears raining down when he scored at the 13:27 mark of the first period in the Hitmen's 4-1 win over Kootenay. It took more than 40 minute to clean up the ice and get the game going again. Here's what it looked like:
Potent notables: No stuffed bears were thrown for either goal scored by Calgary's Greg Chase ... Curtis Lazar had two goals and an assist as Edmonton ran its regulation unbeaten streak to nine games with a 4-3 win over Lethbridge ... Mike Winther scored twice and Chance Braid had three assists in Prince Albert's 8-2 win over Regina ... Corbin Boes (Brandon) and Marek Langhammer (Medicine Hat) were each beaten just once in regulation, with Langhammer making 38 saves to Boes' 34. The Tigers prevailed 2-1 after a shootout ... Roberts Lipsbergs scored two goals as Seattle moved over .500 with a 3-1 win over the Kamloops Blazers ... Oshawa outshot Sarnia 42-16 Sunday, but the Sting came out with a 3-2 victory behind 40 saves from JP Anderson ... Jacob Blair made 40 saves for Ottawa, but the 67's dropped a 2-1 shootout decision to Windsor ... Blake Clarke picked up three assists as Brampton beat Kingston 4-1 ... With two goals Sunday, Josh Currie took the Q lead in goals at 26 in P.E.I.'s 4-3 shootout victory over Cape Breton ... François Godin (2G-1A), Matthew Bissonnette (2G-1A) and Zach O'Brien (3A) had big days as Acadie-Bathurst dumped Chicoutimi 7-4 ... François Brassard's 37 saves keyed Quebec's 3-1 win at Baie-Comeau ... A hat trick from Cédric Paquette and four assists from Marc-Olivier Roy weren't enough as Blainville-Broisbriand dropped a 7-6 OT decision to Drummondville. Jérôme Verrier scored twice for the Voltigeurs, including the game-winner.