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Lazar drops mitts, Drakkar widen lead atop QMJHL: the coast-to-coast

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WHL

Edmonton rallied to take the front end of a home-and-home with Medicine Hat; think the return match on Wednesday night might get testy? Ottawa Senators first-rounder Curtis Lazar had a fight. (Medicine Hat News)

Brian Swane explains why Medicine Hat rookie goalie Nick Schneider, never drafted into the league, is a story to root for. Plus Schneider is a right-catching goalie, which seems to be rare these days. (Edmonton Sun)

Team Holmberg or Team Petan in the scoring race? The former has a 107-106 lead with time running down. (Calgary Sun)

Dyson Stevenson had a natural hat trick during Regina's win over Lethbridge, which had snaked two points from its last visit to play the Pats. (Regina Leader-Post)

More like GOAL-bourne, amirite? Kelowna's designated rough-houser, Tyrell Goulbourne, had a hat trick during a 9-5 win over Prince George. (Kelowna Capital News)

Slumping Tri-City has no timetable for when overage forward Phil Tot will return from a lower-body injury. (Tri-City Herald)

OHL

How many teams leave a day in advance for a weeknight regular-season game? The London Knights, who are what we thought they were, did so for Wednesday's joust with the Erie Otters. (Metro London)

Philadelphia Flyers goaltending prospect Anthony Stolarz is back practising with the Knights. (CSN Philly)

The Peterborough Petes' new uniforms, with a cream-coloured jersey replacing the white and a new black third jersey, deserve a passing grade. The maroon-and-white look, while traditional, was in danger of becoming stale. (Peterborough Examiner)

Sudbury's overage goalie Franky Palazzese is calling out some anonymous teammates over the Wolves' tepid February: "I don't think it's luck, it has to do with us and it starts with effort." (Sudbury Star)

Any quibbles with the pecking order among the league's best bets for the NHL draft? (The Hockey Writers)

Seven points behind Plymouth with eight games left? Any Kitchener Rangers fans who want to be assured of seeing playoff hockey in their city might have to watch Laurier host Queen's on Wednesday in Game 1 of the Ontario university's women's championship. (Waterloo Record)

QMJHL

Make no mistake, Baie-Comeau had bagged its big win over Blainville-Boisbriand by the end of the first period. And Montreal Canadiens pick Jérémy Grégoire went off for four points. (Plein Jour, Le Soleil)

Today's should-read: Charlottetown defenceman Vladislav Lysenko is trying focus on hockey while his mind is on the violent protests in his native Ukraine. (Charlottetown Guardian)

The Philadelphia Flyers' home-run swing on taking Rimouski defender Samuel Morin at No. 11 overall, revisited. (Philly.com)

Well, Morin's team is doing very well these days. So there is that. (Parlons Junior)

Calgary Flames first-rounder Émile Poirier is eager for an extended post-season in Gatineau. (NHL.com)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Contact him at neatesager@yahoo.ca and follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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