Evened up: Sunday notes

The conference finals are both tied at 1 before they travel. Jordan Szwarz scored in overtime, snapping an eight-game overtime playoff losing streak, and evened up the series against Syracuse. San Jose did the same against Grand Rapids, blowing a 2-0 lead but regaining the lead 50 seconds later.

The series schedules, I notice finally, are identical from here on out. Wednesday-Friday-Saturday at Syracuse and Grand Rapids, the following Tuesday and Wednesday if necessary at San Jose and Providence.

Seattle’s 0-2 at the Memorial Cup.

Sweden took gold at the Worlds, beating Canada in a shootout and leaving Calvin de Haan and company silver. Russia took bronze.

And RIP, Bill White.

Michael Fornabaio