"Game Time" PROSPECT SUNDAY: May The Fourth Be With You

The big man from Kirkkonummi, Finland hopes to ensure that the hunt continues after today. Photo by - - Chicago Wolves

"Help us, Oshie-Wan... you're our only hope." For the Chicago Wolves, the hope is for the young troopers -- Allen, Jaskin, Rattie, Edmundson, Hakanpää, Andronov, Wännström, Beach -- to conquer the Rochester Americans and send the Wolves to the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs.

TRANSACTIONS

Date Link Details
STL Logo 04-25-14 LINK LW DMITRIJ JASKIN reassigned by St. Louis (NHL) to Chicago (AHL).
STL Logo 04-30-14 LINK RW ADAM CRACKNELL reassigned by St. Louis (NHL) to Chicago (AHL).
STL Logo 04-30-14 LINK G JORDAN BINNINGTON, D BRETT PONICH, and LW YANNICK VEILLEUX reassigned by St. Louis (NHL) from Kalamazoo (ECHL) to Chicago (AHL).

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INJURY REPORT

Date Link Details
STL Logo ... ... None to report..

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PROSPECT PLAYOFF RECAPS

CHICAGO WOLVES (AHL):

This afternoon at 3:00 PM CDT, the Wolves take on the Rochester Americans in a do-or-die Game Five of their first-round playoff series. After splitting the first two games of the series in Rochester, the Wolves followed up a 4-0 win in Game Three at Allstate Arena by coming up on the short end of a 7-2 score on Friday night.

Tale of the Tape: Game 5 of Western Conference Quarterfinals

LINK to AHL expanded playoff brackets (scroll down for the Wolves/Rochester series; links to individual game sheets are embedded).

LINK to Wolves' playoff scoring stats as of this morning.

LINK to Wolves' playoff goaltending stats as of this morning.

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KALAMAZOO WINGS (ECHL):

"There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!"

The lower-seeded team won each of the four first-round playoff series in the ECHL Eastern Conference, and the K-Wings were among the top seeds to fall. The aptly-named Greenville (SC) Road Warriors won two of the three games played at Wings Stadium, and also took two of three on their own home ice to defeat the K-Wings four games to two.

LINK to ECHL expanded playoff brackets (scroll down for the K-Wings/Road Warriors series; links to individual game sheets are embedded).

LINK to K-Wings' playoff scoring stats as of this morning.

LINK to K-Wings' playoff goaltending stats as of this morning.

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BLAINVILLE-BOISBRIAND ARMADA (QMJHL):

The Armada made it as far as the QMJHL semifinals, defeating the Moncton Wildcats and Rimouski Oceanic in the first two rounds before falling to the Baie-Comeau Drakkar in the Final Four. Forward prospect Ryan Tesink chipped in seven goals and 13 points despite missing five games on suspension for a checking from behind incident in the Moncton series.

LINK to QMHL expanded playoff brackets (scroll down for the Armada's three series; links to individual game sheets are embedded).

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MEDICINE HAT TIGERS (WHL):

Like their QMJHL counterparts in Blainville, the Tigers also got as far as the league semifinals, dispatching the Swift Current Broncos and Kootenay (Cranbrook, BC) Ice before falling to the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Eastern Conference Final. Blues' prospect Jake Doty had a team-worst minus-8 in the playoffs for the Tigers, while defenseman Tommy Vannelli was a minus-7, but also managed to chip in a pair of goals and eight points in 18 playoff contests.

LINK to WHL expanded playoff brackets (scroll down for the Tigers' three series; links to individual game sheets are embedded).

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INDIANA ICE (USHL):

Right wing Sam Kurker is the only Blues' prospect outside the AHL who is still active in this season's playoffs. The Indiana Ice, coached by ex-Blue Jeff Brown, have played their way into the USHL Clark Cup Final after dispatching the Green Bay Gamblers and Dubuque Fighting Saints in the first two rounds, and await the winner of the Waterloo/Sioux City series.

LINK to USHL expanded playoff brackets (scroll down and roll over the Indiana brackets for embedded links to individual game sheets).

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COMING UP:

Next weekend, look for the return of "The '14 File," in which we'll take a closer look at players that the Blues might have a shot at late in the first round, now that they've failed to meet the conditions that would have sent that pick to Buffalo in the Miller deal. We'll also post the final Three Star Point Standings for the year, and update final 2013-14 scoring and goaltending stats for the entire Blues' prospect stable. And of course, if the Wolves pull out a victory in today's decisive Game Five, we'll be covering their progress in the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs. Thanks for your support through the year, folks, and we'll see you next weekend.

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