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Islanders prospects in the playoffs: Second rounds, Frozen Four, KHL finals

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Clash of the prospect titans!

You boys play nice.
You boys play nice.
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The Islanders have finally clinched their own berth in the playoffs, while a sextet of prospects have advanced past the first rounds of theirs.

(* - if necessary, but you already knew that)

Junior Prospects

Michael Dal Colle, Kingston Frontenacs and Joshua Ho-Sang, Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL)

Dal Colle torched his old team for 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in a five game victory over Oshawa. (FYI: Oshawa's Mitch Vande Sompel, an Islanders third round pick, had a goal and three assists against Kingston.) Meanwhile, Ho-Sang had two goals and nine assists in Niagara's five game series win over  the Ottawa 67's. Dal Colle and Ho-Sang will meet in the playoffs for the second year in a row. Dal Colle's Generals beat the Ice Dogs last season in the OHL's Eastern Conference semi-finals. (Thanks for the reminder, Cory)

Game 1 Site Time
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Kingston 7:00 PM
Game 2
Friday, April 8, 2016 at Kingston 7:00 PM
Game 3
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Niagara 2:00 PM
Game 4
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Niagara 7:05 PM
Game 5*
Friday, April 15, 2016 at Kingston 7:00 PM
Game 6*
Monday, April 18, 2016 at Niagara 6:05 PM
Game 7*
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Kingston 7:00 PM

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Mathew Barzal, Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)

Seattle swept Prince George in the first round of the WHL playoffs. Incredibly, Mathew Barzal didn't score any goals, but he had seven assists and leads the team in points. Everett finished right behind the Thunderbirds in the division and beat Portland in its first round series.

Game 1 Site Time
Friday, April 8, 2016 at Seattle 7:35 PM
Game 2
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Seattle 5:05 PM
Game 3
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Everett 7:05 PM
Game 4
Friday, April 15, 2016 at Everett 7:35 PM
Game 5*
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Seattle 7:05 PM
Game 6*
Monday, April 18, 2016 at Everett 7:05 PM
Game 7*
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Seattle 7:05 PM

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Anthony Beauvillier, Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL)

Beauvillier had two goals and three assists as Shawinigan beat Sherbroke in five games. The Cataractes will now face the Charlottetown Islanders, featuring Penguins prospect Daniel Sprong (three goals, nine assists versus Rimouski)

Game 1 Site Time
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Shawinigan 7:00 PM
Game 2
Friday, April 8, 2016 at Shawinigan 7:30 PM
Game 3
Monday, April 11, 2016 at Charlottetown 7:00 PM
Game 4
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Charlottetown 7:00 PM
Game 5*
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Charlottetown 7:00 PM
Game 6*
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Shawinigan 4:00 PM
Game 7*
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Shawinigan 7:00 PM

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NCAA Prospects

Devon Toews, Quinnipiac

Toews had three assists in Quinnipiac's 4-0 first round win over RIT, then helped the No. 1 seeded Bobcats beat UMass.-Lowell 4-1 in the quarters. Jeff Cox of SBN College Hockey says Toews is part of a mobile defense that could lead QU to a title.

They'll next face Boston College in the semifinals on Thursday, April 7th at 5:00 pm. The Frozen Four championship game is two days later on the 9th at 8:00 pm. The semis will be broadcast on ESPN 2 and final can be watched on ESPN.

Among other NCAA prospects, Doyle Somerby had a rough game for Boston University, who lost to Denver in the first round. Somerby was on the ice for four goals against in BU's 7-2 loss. Kyle Schempp and Ferris State upset second-seeded St. Cloud State in the opening round before falling to Denver themselves in the quarterfinals. Schempp had a goal and an assist in the loss, and six shot attempts across both games.

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KHL

Ilya Sorokin, CSKA Moscow

We neglected to include goalie Ilya Sorokin in our last round-up because deciphering the KHL's website is a real chore. But the Islanders have the info on Sorokin and CSKA Moscow as they head to the league's Gagarin Cup final versus Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

Sorokin, who went 17-7-4 in 28 regular season games with a .953 save percentage, is 12-1 in the playoffs for CSKA including three shutouts. The 2014 third round pick of the Islanders was named the KHL's Goaltender of the Month for March.

The Gagarin Cup final starts Thursday night in Moscow. Former NHLer Alex Semin has 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in the playoffs for Metallurg.