PENS PROSPECT ROUNDUP WBS Penguins: Colin McDonald scored twice and the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins took Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, defeating the Hershey Bears 3-1 on Friday night. Game 2 is Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The Penguins were 2-for-5 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. Cal O’Reilly also scored, netting the game winning goal. Jason Williams and Alex Picard each had 2 assists. Brad Thiessen made 19 saves in the victory, losing his shutout bid with 1:52 remaining in the game. MORROW SCORES IN GAME 1 OF CONFERENCE FINAL Top prospect Joe Morrow continues to be a point producer on the power play.
PROSPECT ROUNDUP *Updates on Morrow, Uher, and Kuhnhackl* Morrow, Winterhawks advance to WHL Conference Final 2011 first round pick Joe Morrow (TIOPS No. 1 prospect) and the Portland Winterhawks advanced to the WHL Conference Finals with a 2-0 shutout win over Kamloops on Wednesday night. Portland took a 3-0 series lead only to drop the next three games but closed out the series in seven games. Morrow was pointless in the game 7 win but had 4 assists in the series. Morrow is tied for first among defensemen in the WHL playoffs with 9 points (2 goals – 7 assists) and has a team-leading +11 rating in the playoffs. Morrow had a strong regular season, collecting 17 goals and 47 assists for 64 points in 62 games played. Uher has strong series against Tri-City