–Mark Wotton, caught as he was leaving the barn early this afternoon, said what he has said all along, that he’s still a player. He wouldn’t comment on any conversations he may or may not have had with the Sound Tigers about returning. He also produced all kinds of good stuff that I think will lead the wrap story.
–The Islanders’ organization is done: Utah was swept after Idaho’s 4-1 win Friday. Dustin Friesen had an assist and was plus-3. His erstwhile D-partner, Jake Gannon, got himself even on Tom May’s goal. Friesen was 0-5-5 and plus-9 in the series, in which Idaho outscored the Grizzlies 21-7.
So, then, the only other of the Reinforcements still playing is Brett Motherwell, whose Cyclones are tied with Charlotte, 2-2, after tonight’s 4-1 loss.
–Game 7 alert: Milwaukee, which has trailed Chicago 2-0 and 3-1 in the series, forced it tonight on a Ryan Maki overtime goal. Ben Guite scored the first goal, early. Peter Mannino started but didn’t finish. Game 7 is Monday in Rosemont.
–I should totally be writing the wrap story. (Really, I should be finishing the wrap story.)