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23 minutes ago, remkin said:

Maybe after Darling gets his.?

 

I guess so. Darling is going to Charlotte for a conditioning stint. He supposed to play on Wednesday.

 

He had to agree to go down for the stint, waivers not required.

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Darling starts tonight

 

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“He had a really good practice today,” said head coach Mike Vellucci after Tuesday’s skate. “He looked sharp.”

The Checkers have a busy schedule ahead of them with three road games this week, and the plan is for Darling to take the crease for at least one of them.

“He’s going to play Wednesday then we’ll see what happens,” said Vellucci.

 

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Darling has stopped all 4 shots he faced in the 1st. Checkers up 1-0. McKegg scored, Potrualski and Smallman with the assists.

 

Utica has had 2 PPs as well, just to add to how well the D is playing.  Unfair to everyone else, they do have one NHLer and one, if not two, 7th/8th defenders too.

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Bishop makes it 3-0. Darling has 12 stops, end of the 2nd.

 

Bishop may have injured himself on his goal. It was a breakaway and he crashed into the boards.  Went off the ice holding his arm.

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checkers 3-1 win.  Darling stopped 25 of 26.

 

Either the Checkers took the foot off the gas and/or Utica finally started to play.  Utica had more shots in the 3rd than the first 2 combined. Also the Checkers had 5 shots all period.  If 14 shots is a storm, Darling weathered the storm in the third.

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Schlikey made his debut today (the minors contract signee from last year)

 

Pu was a healthy scratch last night

 

Checkers have the best point percentage in the AHL. 

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Booth makes his debut tonight

 

Pu scratched again

 

Necas playing between Saarela and Schlikey

Geekue between Gauthier & Kuokkanen

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6-3 Checkers, final. Bishop adds the empty netter. Ned saves 23 of 26.

 

Saarela, Brown, & Necas 1G, 1A

Bean 1G, 2A

Bishop & Gauthier 1G 

Kuokkanen 2 As

Geekie, McKeown, McKegg, & Smallman 1A

 

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Nicholas Niedzielski  NOTES

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The Checkers have matched the longest road winning streak in franchise history with seven. Dating back to last season they have earned points in 15 straight road games … Martin Necas’ goal is his first in the AHL … The Checkers have scored multiple power-play goals in five of their nine games so far … Jake Bean scored for the second game in a row and notched his first multi-point game (1g, 2a) as a pro … Alex Nedeljkovic is the first goalie to reach six wins … Morgan Geekie and Greg McKegg each extended their points streaks to three games … The Checkers have scored at least four goals in six of their seven road games this season

 

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11 minutes ago, gocanes0506 said:

Ned starting tonight.

 

Bean moved to the 2nd pairing

Pu scratched again

I really hate scratching Pu. Just saying.

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15 minutes ago, remkin said:

I really hate scratching Pu. Just saying.

Based on the roster I see him battling Maenalenan for the last slot.

 

2-1 Checkers so far. Geekie and Brown scored, Ned stopped 2 of 3.

 

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