Janus, Jaroslav

AHL Preseason Game Night: 9-30-11 Admirals at IceCaps

Late collapse.

NOR-2
STJ-5

Jaroslav Janus allowed 4 goals for the loss.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
NOR 2:44 Johnson
STJ 19:08 Matte, (Melichiori)

Third Period
STJ 8:30 Murray
NOR 14:57 Smith
STJ 17:36 Lampe, (Redmond)(PP)
STJ 18:05 Redmond (PP)
STJ 19:19 Armstrong (EN)

The star of these two preseason games for the Ads was Tyler Johnson, who had a couple of helpers and a goal over the past two nights. You don't score a ton like this young man did in the WHL without having some idea how to play the game. It wouldn't shock me in the slightest to see him put up a 20+ goal 50+ point rookie campaign.

Game recap from NorfolkAdmirals.com.

Tokarski's Return, Janus' Rise Creates Competition in Norfolk

He's back.

Dustin Tokarski spent the first weekend of the Tampa Bay Lightning's 2011 training camp in a nice new Lightning cap and standard-issue Lightning shorts and t-shirt, standing at the glass watching his teammates make their impressions on Lightning management. An abdominal injury kept Tokarski out of the Coral Springs rookie tournament, and now the highly competitive start of training camp.

Things started looking up for the former Memorial Cup MVP Wednesday as the Tampa Tribune reported the two MRIs done on Tokarski revealed no damage. He was back on the ice Wednesday morning.

And just in time.

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-21-11

The Cinderella run of Cory Conacher continues.

STL-4
TB-3

Jaroslav Janus took the loss for the Lightning in Orlando.

First Period
15:22 STL NIKITIN 1 (STEWART, PIETRANGELO)(PP)

Second Period
15:30- TB BERGERON 1 (GERVAIS)(PP)
17:55 STL COLE 1 (STEWART)(PP)

Third Period
8:13 TB CONACHER 1 (CONNOLLY, BERGERON)(PP)
10:03 STL STEWART 1 (STERLING)
14:41 TB BREWER 1 (STAMKOS)(PP)
17:40 STL CRACKNELL 1 (UNASSISTED)

Box score from yahoo.com.

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-20-11 Lightning at Blues

Not much to see here.

TB-1
STL-3

Mathieu Garon allowed 1 goal on 9 shots before giving way to Jaroslav Janus who allowed 1 goal on 18 shots for the hard luck loss. If there was one lesson out of this game, it's that Janus continued his decent play in camp.

First Period
15:16 STL Grachev, Langenbrunner, Backes (PP)

Second Period
09:35 TB Downie, Kubina, Clark (PP)
16:53 ST D'Agostini, Cheechoo, McRae

Third Period
19:28 STL Grachev, Langenbrunner, Backes (EN)

If the coaching staff has favorites amongst the young players trying to climb the ladder, they sure didn't tip their hand with their ice time allocation. It's a pretty even 9-14 minutes across the board for everyone, be it veterans or rookies.

As an aside, I find it bizarre that NHL.com included the likes of Dmitri Bezrukov has healthy scratched for this game. Really strange to see that list of names.

Box score from NHL.com.

North American Juniors Game Night: 5/26/11

2011 MasterCard Memorial Cup

Owen Sound Attack 3 vs. Kootenay Ice 7

D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
Playoff Totals: 20 GP, 1-10-11, +5, 2 PIM
Memorial Cup Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM

G Michael Zador, OS: Did not dress.
Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 4-0-0, 1.80 GAA, .940 sv%, 1 SO

OHL champion Owen Sound was eliminated from the Memorial Cup tonight after losing a tiebreaker game vs. WHL champion Kootenay, 7-3. The Attack beat the Ice 5-0 in their first game of the tournament, but with stars Joey Hishon (Avalanche) and Garret Wilson (Panthers) both out with concussions, they didn’t have a lot to offer. They certainly tried, holding a 2-0 lead after the first period, but Kootenay exploded for three goals in the second period and four in the third to advance to the semifinals vs. tournament host Mississauga.

This marked the final game of the season for Lightning prospects Geoffrey Schemitsch and Michael Zador. After missing several weeks at the end of the regular season due to a broken arm, Schemitsch was finding his groove late in the playoffs. He is all but set to return to Owen Sound next season. Zador, who didn’t dress again Thursday, likely played his last game as a Lightning prospect. The 2009 draft choice must be signed by June 1 and all indications are he’ll be allowed to re-enter the draft. Zador has great size and superb raw skills, and was drafted in front of Jaroslav Janus by the Bolts, but he just struggles to stop the puck consistently. The signing of NCAA free agent Pat Nagle by the Lightning earlier this spring probably sealed Zador’s fate with the Bolts.

Speaking of deadlines, we learned from the Lightning today that overager Teigan Zahn of Saskatoon does not have to be signed by June 1 to retain his rights. Zahn, like all of the 2010 draftees, must be given a "bona fide offer" to maintain his rights for another year, but he is not in danger of being lost. The rugged character defenseman is out of junior eligibility so he could be signed by the Lightning's AHL affiliate to a one year contract.

Today the Norfolk Admirals announced the signing of Adam Janosik's teammate, Philip-Michael Devos of Gatineau, to a two-year AHL contract. Devos was the Q's leading scorer this year with 47 goals and 114 points in 68 games.

Schemitsch and Zador were the last two Lightning prospects playing this season, so the 2010-2011 prospect season has come to a close. Thank you for your faithful readership and keep up with us for Lightning analysis and pre-draft coverage.

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