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Tampa Bay Lightning prospect playoff update: The QMJHL Conference Finals begin

The NCAA champion will be crowned and the CHL playoffs continue.

Rimouski Oceanic v Blainville-Boisbriand Armada Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Only two Tampa Bay Lightning prospects remain in the playoffs and they both play on the same team. The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Rimouski Oceanic have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals - the first ECF in a decade, as the QMJHL seeded their playoffs 1-16 from 2009 to this year.

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

All games should be available on QMJHL Live

#41 - Radim Salda (D) / #23 - Jimmy Huntington (F)
Rimouski Oceanic

Win round 2 vs Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
Game 1 - Win - 3-1 - 0G, 0A, +1 / 1G, 1A, +3
Game 2 - Loss - 2-1 - 0G, 0A, -1 / 0G, 1A
Game 3 - Win - 3-0 - No Points / 0G, 0A, +2
Game 4 - Win - 5-2 - 0G, 0A, +1 / 0G, 1A, +1
Game 5 - Win - 5-3 - 1G, 0A / 1G, 1A, +3

The Oceanic run into the number one team in the entire Canadian Hockey League this year, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. They finished with ten more wins than Rimouski and had a goal differential of almost +200 compared to Rimouski’s +100.

Regular Season Stats

Rimouski Team Rouyn-Noranda
Rimouski Team Rouyn-Noranda
44-20-4-0 Record 59-8-0-1
272GF - 173GA - +99 Goal Differential 320GF - 138GA - +182
27.4% - 4th Power Play 26.5% - 5th
80.3% - 5th Penalty Kill 85.3% - 2nd
Jimmy Huntington - 40 Most Goals Joel Teasdale - 43
Alexis Lafreniere - 68 Most Assists Peter Abbandonato - 82
Alexis Lafreniere - 105 Most Points Peter Abbandonato - 111
Jordan Lepage - 98 Most PM Alexis Arsenault - 73
Colten Ellis - .910sv% Starting Goalie Zachary Emond - .932sv%

The Huskies have had a bit harder time getting through the first two rounds, with an 8-2 record compared to an 8-1 record for our boys.

This is going to be a very close playoff series, and if you can spare a couple bucks I’d check out a stream or two.

Round 3 vs Rouyn-Noranda Huskies schedule

Game 1 - Away - Fri. April 19th - 7:30PM
Game 2 - Away - Sat. April 20th - 7:00PN
Game 3 - Home - Tues. April 23rd - 7:30PM
Game 4 - Home - Wed. April 24th - 7:30PM
Game 5 - Away - Fri. April 26th - 7:30PM
Game 6 - Home - Sun. April 28th - 3:00PM
Game 7 - Away - Tues. April 30th - 7:30PM


NCAA

Cole Guttman (F)
U. Denver PIoneers

Cole Koepke (F)
U. Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs


Previously eliminated prospects

Alexey Lipanov - Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
Lipanov is now playing with the Orlando Solar Bears in the ECHL.

Ryan Lohin - U. Mass-Lowell River Hawks (NCAA)

Ty Taylor - U. New Hampshire Wildcats (NCAA)

Ryan Zuhlsdorf & Sammy Walker - U. Minnesota Golden Gophers (NCAA)

Nicklaus Perbix (D) - St. Cloud State Huskies NCAA)

Alex Green (D) - Cornell Big Red (NCAA)

Gabriel Fortier (F) - Baie-Comeau Drakkar