Detroit Red Wings draft pick Ethan Phillips scored a crucial goal to help Boston University to beat Cornell 2-1 and earn a place in college hockey’s Frozen Four.
Phillips (drafted 97th overall in 2019) was elevated to the top line and finished the two-game regional with two goals and two assists.
“I’m really proud of Ethan. Going into the Hockey East playoffs he was the 13th forward at the time,” Boston University coach Jay Pandolfo. “He stuck with it, and he was great this whole weekend. We trust him. I’m just so happy for him. It’s great to see him contribute.”
Minnesota also advanced to the Frozen Four after downing St. Cloud 4-1. Two other berths will be decided today when Michigan plays Penn State and Quinnipiac takes on Ohio State.
Cossa’s Walleye Back on Track
Red Wings 2021 first round pick Sebastian Cossa helped the Toledo Walleye get back on track by making 35 saves in a 5-1 win against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. They play again today.
Toledo’s 18-game winning streak ended Friday when it lost 4-2 to the Reading Royals. Cossa is 24-14-2 with a 2.41 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
Injuries create another opportunity to showcase for goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic.
Lack of scoring continue to be a problem for the for the Red Wings.
Simon Edvinsson didn’t play in the Red Wings’ 3-0 road loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Red Wings’ Next Game
The Red Wings (31-32-9) play the Pittsburgh Penguins Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena . The Red Wings have lost 12 out of their last 15 games. They are tied with the surging Vancouver Canucks for ninth in the Connor Bedard Draft Lottery rankings. The Canucks are 8-2 in their last 10.
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Boston: It’s still March, but the Boston Bruins have already won the Atlantic Division.
Colorado: Alex Galchenyuk has earned his place on this top team through hard work and taking care of his defensive responsibilities. Colorado Avalanche.
Florida: George Richards writes the Panthers need to be goldfish when it comes to thinking about the playoffs. They need to have a short memories. Florida Panthers.
Montreal: The Denis Gurianov gamble is paying off the Montreal Canadiens.
Philadelphia: Flyers send talented prospects to the AHL for their own good. Philadelphia Flyers.
Pittsburgh: Evgeni Malkin Magic was critical to the Penguins recording a critical win against the Washington Capitals. Pittsburgh Penguins.