Fairfield’s Julie Chu was on the ice for Hilary Knight’s goal in overtime, and the U.S. women’s national team beat Canada to win the World Championship. So that’s gold for the Under-18 men’s team (boys team, if we’re being consistent stylewise) and for the women’s national team. We’re No. 1 (as long as adult males are not involved)!
Back here, or rather out in the Rumored Conference, Mark Van Guilder’s goal midway through double overtime gave Milwaukee a 3-2 win over Texas, finishing that series in six. The Ads face Houston, beginning Friday in Milwaukee.
One game remains in the AHL first round, Tuesday night in Cleveland.
Interesting point from Joy Lindsay: Binghamton’s last playoff-series win was against Bridgeport in 2003. That’s one round after Bridgeport’s last playoff-series win. (Those first two games in Binghamton — a war of a 2-1 overtime Game 1, and a 3-2 Game 2 that the Sens won on goals with 3:12 left and then 16.0 seconds left — remain two of the best, most-intense games I’ve ever seen, eight years ago Tuesday and Wednesday.)