As I type this, Manchester is in overtime, tied 3-3 with Worcester in Game 2 of the first-round AHL series. Jason LaBarbera is back in goal for the Monarchs.
Things are a bit hairy these days, as I’ve been drafted to cover the Lakers during the playoffs, but I got a very helpful e-mail today from reader Darren, who has tracked down the playoff progress of several Kings prospects. Thought you all would appreciate the update he provided:
For Lewiston in the QMJHL, through two rounds:
Marc-Andre Cliche: three goals and nine assists in eight games.
Jonathan Bernier: 8-1 record, 2.42 goals-against average, .917 save percentage
In the OHL, London is playing Plymouth in the second round.
David Meckler (2006 draft, fifth round): 14 goals and six assists in 12 games for London.
Ryan McGinnis (2005 draft, sixth round): Four assists and 33 penalty minutes in 10 games for Plymouth.
Thanks, Darren…in addition, Lewiston opened the QMJHL semifinalsFriday with a 4-1 victory over Rouyn-Noranda. Cliche had two assists and Bernier stopped 16 of 17 shots.