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Monday, 04.08.2013 / 10:58 AM / Features
By Kris Baker  - SabresProspects.com
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SABRES PROSPECTS REPORT
Belleville defenseman Brady Austin (2012, seventh round) finished plus-one Monday as Belleville skated to a 3-1 victory over Mississauga to close out the first-round series in six games. The steady rearguard continued to operate on cruise control as the top-seeded Bulls shot out to a two-game lead on Sudbury in the Eastern Conference semifinal. Austin has gathered four assists and a plus-10 rating through the first eight games of the post-season. Game Three is set for Tuesday in Sudbury.

Joel Armia (2011, first round) scored a goal and an assist Friday as Assat Pori took a commanding three-game lead in the SM-Liiga semifinals with a 4-1 win over defending league champion JYP Jyvaskyla. The game’s number two star, Armia has yielded three goals and six points through nine post-season games for the Aces, who squandered their chance for the sweep with a 2-1 loss on Saturday. Game Five takes place Monday with Assat looking to advance to the league championship for a date with Tappara Tampere.


OHL
Dan Catenacci (2011, third round) maintained his point-per-game playoff pace over the weekend by rounding up two assists as Owen Sound opened the Western Conference semifinal with a road split at Plymouth. Catenacci's helpers give him eight points (2+6) through eight postseason tilts. The series will shift back to Owen Sound for Tuesday’s Game Three with the teams deadlocked at one game apiece.

Belleville defenseman Brady Austin (2012, seventh round) finished plus-one Monday as Belleville skated to a 3-1 victory over Mississauga to close out the first-round series in six games. The steady rearguard continued to operate on cruise control as the top-seeded Bulls shot out to a two-game lead on Sudbury in the Eastern Conference semifinal. Austin has gathered four assists and a plus-10 rating through the first eight games of the post-season. Game Three is set for Tuesday in Sudbury.

Alex Lepkowski (2011, fifth round) continued his tough defensive play as Barrie took control of their Eastern Conference semifinal series with three straight victories over Oshawa. The Colts will go for the sweep of the Generals on Tuesday in Oshawa.


QMJHL
Mikhail Grigorenko
(2012, first round) went without a point for the second straight game Saturday as Quebec downed Rouyn-Noranda 4-2 to even the second round series at one game apiece. Despite the two-game lull, the creative pivot has amassed three goals and 12 points through eight postseason contests. Grigorenko will look to avoid his first three-game point drought of the year when the Remparts take the ice for Tuesday’s Game Three.


WHL
Logan Nelson (2012, fifth round) finished with a minus-one rating as Victoria was eliminated from the playoffs with a 6-2 loss to Kamloops. The big forward registered two goals and six points in the six-game series loss following a 43-point (14+29) regular season.


USHL
Judd Peterson (2012, seventh round) posted a minus-one rating Friday as Cedar Rapids was defeated in overtime by Chicago 2-1. The St. Cloud State commit has notched 10 goals and 25 points in 44 games this season for the RoughRiders, who finish the regular season next weekend at home versus Team USA.


European Leagues
In Monday action, Linus Ullmark (2012, sixth round) made 27 saves as MODO J20 fell in the SuperElit championship game 4-3 to HV71. Ullmark ends the junior league playoffs with a 4-1 record, while posting a 1.39 GAA and a .947 save%. Following the game, the 19-year old stopper joined Sweden’s national team, where he made his debut Wednesday with 23 saves in a 6-1 exhibition victory over Slovakia. Team Sweden continues their World Championship preparation this week with a tune-up against Latvia.


For more on all the youngsters in the Sabres pipeline, check out Kris Baker’s web site - sabresprospects.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @sabresprospects for in-game updates throughout the week on any Buffalo prospects that are in action.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82