Bears up 2-0/Why is it always Canada?: Saturday notes

The Bears have held serve at home, and now it’s up to the Marlies to do the same up in Toronto. Carter Camper scored at 9:09 of overtime to give the Bears a 3-2 win Saturday and a 2-0 series lead.

Bears win 1: Friday notes

Shots on goal tell little sometimes. This did not feel (and admittedly, I’m saying that with divided attention from afar) like a low-event Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, but shots were very

U.S. advances/Paul departs

Keith Kinkaid stopped three of three in the shootout, Auston Matthews had the only tally in the bonus round, and the U.S. moves on to the semis at the World Championship with a 2-1 win over the Czech

Farewell, Howie: Wednesday notes

A fond tip of cap to Howie Rose, stepping down after 21 years as Islanders play-by-play guy on TV. Fortunately still got him in the summertime. World Championship quarters on Thursday. (USA-CZE at

Czechs next: Worlds notes

At Worlds, the United States got to overtime with help from a Brock Nelson power-play goal, which was just enough to sneak through to the quarterfinals. And that was all they did; Tomas Marcinko

Marlies, Monsters move on: Monday notes

A phenomenal finish to a great series between, perhaps, the two best teams in the AHL. It goes to Toronto, 4-3 and 4-3, in Game 7 at Ricoh Coliseum. The teams combined for five goals in the third,

Bears move on: Sunday notes

In a Game 7 that made for great theater, Hershey has its first best-of-7 series win since 2010. Travis Boyd came out from Casey DeSmith’s right and wristed one upstairs 10:57 into overtime to give the

Reign on/Devils to distance: Saturday notes

Ontario’s through, Albany has forced a Game 7, and another Game 7 will, if necessary, move. Start in Toronto, where the Devils beat the Marlies 4-1 to force a deciding game Monday night. Albany was