Rail-thin margin: Saturday notes

Worcester fell behind by three tonight early in the second period, and facing elimination, that might well have been it. But like their immediate parent club, no seemingly stupid lead is safe against the Railers. (More modest ones, we’ll see.) Worcester beat Adirondack 6-5 tonight in Glens Falls. Nick Saracino finished his hat trick with the game-winner. Game 6 is Monday night at DCU Center.

Pretty solid endorsement there. Eamon McAdam wasn’t super-busy in relief but got the win. First goal of the game to Josh Holmstrom, proving once again how big it is to score first, evidently.

Back in the AHL, Providence evened the series with Lehigh Valley with a 5-3 home win. Go-ahead short-handed goal for Jordan Szwarz put the B’s ahead again after they blew a 2-0 lead. Peter Cehlarik’s second on a power play proved the winner. Series shifts to Allentown the rest of the way, though it waits until Friday. In Charlotte, the Checkers have a 2-0 lead, beating the Pens tonight. That series goes to Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.

Other winners on a night where everyone played except Texas-Ontario (they’re one of four games tomorrow): Syracuse (up 2-0 on Rochester), Toronto (Chris Mueller in overtime to start the series against Utica), Manitoba (Grand Rapids took its second lead with 7:19 left; Cam Schilling tied it 31 seconds later), Rockford (Jeremy Colliton’s first North American playoff win) and a Pacific Division team to be announced (Tucson leads the series 1-0 at this writing).

Overseas, Kristers Gudlevskis played for Latvia today in a pre-World Championships loss to Slovakia. (Google Translate was much funnier last night.)

Good thoughts to the White Sox’s Danny Farquhar.

And RIP, Verne Troyer.

Michael Fornabaio