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AHL Game Night: 11-17-18 Rocket at Crunch

Surging Syracuse moves to fourth in the North Division.

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Connor Ingram[b] allowed 4 goals on 28 shots for the victory.

[b]First Period
6:30 LAV Chaput (6), (Evans, Kulak)(PP)
11:28 SYR Raddysh (7), (Barre-Boulet, Verhaeghe)(PP)
16:43 LAV Chaput (7), (Evans, Plant)

Second Period
7:16 LAV Sproul (1), (Audette)(PP)
13:36 SYR Verhaeghe (5), (Andreoff, Conacher)(PP)
17:24 SYR Barre-Boulet (5), (Andreoff, Gaunce)

Third Period
8:02 SYR Gaunce (4), (Conacher, Barre-Boulet)(PP)
16:19 SYR Foote (1), (Valleau, Volkov)(PP)
17:22 SYR Volkov (6), (unassisted)(EN)
19:17 LAV Pezzetta (1), (Sproul, Belzile)

Cameron Gaunce, Alex Barre-Boulet, and Carter Verhaeghe were the game's three stars.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Day: 11-17-18 Lightning at Flyers

Lightning test the limits of the three goal/Third Period rule and still prevail.

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Louis Domingue allowed 5 goals on 45 shots for the victory.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
6:02 TB Erne (2), (Gourde, Domingue)(PP)
12:10 TB Paquette (3), (Erne, Coburn)
14:33 PHI VanRiemsdyk (1), (Gostisbehere, Giroux)(PP)
17:05 TB Point (13), (Callahan, Erne)

Third Period
8:57 TB Johnson (7), (Kucherov)(PP)
9:08 TB Point (14), (Stamkos, Kucherov)(PP)
10:24 PHI Konecny (4), (Gostisbehere, VanRiemsdyk)(PP)
11:29 PHI Couturier (8), (unassisted)(PP)
15:58 PHO Konecny(5), (Giroux, Couturier)
16:28 PHI Simmonds (8), (Hagg, VanRiemsdyk)

Overtime
1:47 TB Cirelli (4), (Killorn, Hedman)

Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point were the game's first and third stars.

When a team builds a three goal lead in the Third Period, that should put the nail of the coffins of their opponents 99% of the time. For the Lightning to hold a four goal lead halfway through the Third Period seems like it should have been an iron-clad lock for two points. But, a ridiculous four goal flurry by the Flyers (it looked like 80's hockey suddenly threw up on this game in the Third Period) really tested that theory. Fortunately, even though Philly ridiculously got the false hope and real hope goals, Anthony Cirelli still crushed their hopes and dreams in OT to restore balance to the universe.

Ignoring the clownish way the Lightning let the Flyers back into the game, the team's power play at least continues to march Death Star like through this road trip.

Tampa Bay completes its second 10 game segment of the season with 29 points, meaning they have five insurance points banked heading into segment three. Twelve in ten, now do it again.

Mathieu Joseph had 1 shot and 1 hit in 11:04.

Cirelli had the GWG and was +1 with 2 shots, 3 hits, and 3 blocked shots in 15:27. He was also 46% on 13 draws. His individual effort coming out of the corner on the winner was pure Cirelli.

Adam Erne exploded for a goal and two assists, a +2 rating, 1 shot, and 1 hit in 11:03. Erne finally gets some payoff for some excellent play of late. Quick release finish on his goal and then a fantastic setup to Paquette on his first helper.

Erik Cernak was -1 with 6 penalty minutes, 2 shots, 4 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 17:16.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-16-18 Crunch at Comets

Ingram shines as Crunch blank rival Comets.

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Connor Ingram stopped all 34 shots he faced for the victory. Ingram helped Syracuse overcome a 34-22 shot deficit and also turned away a penalty shot in the effort.

First Period
14:55 SYR Conacher (7), (Brassart)
18:09 SYR Barre-Boulet (4), (Andreoff, Conacher)(PP)

Second Period
4:15 SYR Brassart (1), (Raddysh, Masin)

Third Period
17:09 SYR Volkov (5), (Conacher)(EN)

Ingram, Cory Conacher, and Brady Brassart were the game's three stars.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

ECHL Game Night: 11-14-18 Solar Bears at Monarchs

Orlando Solar Bears 2 @ Manchester Monarchs 3 (OT)

DMatthew Spencer, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 6 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (ECHL): 14 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 13 PIM
17-18 Totals (AHL): 39 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 13 PIM

Orlando scored on the power play in the final minute to force overtime, but a road point is all they would get after the Monarchs won in the extra session. Syracuse property Troy Bourke was scoreless, minus-2, and had four shots on goal. Matt Spencer was scoreless.

CHL Game Night: 11-16-18

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 7

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 10/18 FO, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 23 GP, 9-20-29, +20, 13 PIM
17-18 Totals: 66 GP, 26-33-59, -11, 59 PIM

Baie-Comeau was down by one goal four times in the game before tying it 4-4 and eventually pulling ahead. Fortier scored into an empty net for his ninth goal of the season.

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 0 @ Rimouski Oceanic 3

D Radim Salda, RIM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 3 Hits
Season Totals: 10 GP, 3-6-9, -2, 16 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM

L’Oceanic scored in the last minute of the first period and first minute of the second period — both killers — to put away the Titan, 3-0, Friday. Goaltender Colten Ellis (undrafted) stopped 23 shots for his second goose egg of the season.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 5

C/W Alexey Lipanov, KIT: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 3/9 FO
Season Totals: 16 GP, 4-3-7, -16, 8 PIM
17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

Lipanov scored his first 5-on-5 goal of the season as the Rangers finally got back to winning with a 5-2 win over visiting Saginaw. The Rangers had been 3-7 in their last 10 games.

CHL Game Night: 11-16-18

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 7

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 10/18 FO, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 23 GP, 9-20-29, +20, 13 PIM
17-18 Totals: 66 GP, 26-33-59, -11, 59 PIM

Baie-Comeau was down by one goal four times in the game before tying it 4-4 and eventually pulling ahead. Fortier scored into an empty net for his ninth goal of the season.

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 0 @ Rimouski Oceanic 3

D Radim Salda, RIM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 3 Hits
Season Totals: 10 GP, 3-6-9, -2, 16 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM

L’Oceanic scored in the last minute of the first period and first minute of the second period — both killers — to put away the Titan, 3-0, Friday. Goaltender Colten Ellis (undrafted) stopped 23 shots for his second goose egg of the season.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 5

C/W Alexey Lipanov, KIT: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 3/9 FO
Season Totals: 16 GP, 4-3-7, -16, 8 PIM
17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

Lipanov scored his first 5-on-5 goal of the season as the Rangers finally got back to winning with a 5-2 win over visiting Saginaw. The Rangers had been 3-7 in their last 10 games.

NHL Game Night: 11-15-18 Lightning at Penguins

Lightning power play annihilates Penguins.

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Louis Domingue allowed 3 goals on 31 shots for the victory. Never looked entirely comfortable in his first start as the #1 with Vasiy out with the fractured foot, but he battled and got the W. Hopefully he settles down for this next stretch.

First Period
10:33 PIT Hornqvist (6), (Kessel, Letang)(PP)
13:49 PIT Kessel (9), (Malkin, Hornqvist)(PP)
19:57 TB Point (10), (Johnson, Kucherov)(PP)

Second Period
0:41 TB Point (11), (Stamkos, Kucherov)(PP)
1:28 TB Point (12), (Miller, Kucherov)(PP)
4:29 PIT Hornqvist (7), (Malkin)
7:56 TB Gourde (8), (Sergachev, Killorn)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov were the game's first and second stars.

This game had the makings of a blood bath until the Penguins surrendered a 5-on-3 late in the First Period that Brayden Point cashed to instigate the start of four straight successful power play efforts for the team and a hat trick for Brayden. And once the Lightning got a little momentum, they played with a lot of confidence against a very talented Penguins team.

With the win, the Lightning have grabbed 12 points in this second 10-game segment of the season, so it's another successful stretch with one game remaining in the segment to try to add some more insurance points to the ledger.

Mathieu Joseph had 2 penalty minutes and 2 hits in 12:38. He got boarded pretty hard in the game and looked a little shaky thereafter.

Anthony Cirelli had 2 shots, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 16:21. He was also 73% on 11 draws.

Adam Erne had 2 shots and 4 hits in 11:07. This was one of Erne's better games in the NHL, in my opinion. Played hard with a lot of swagger and creativity.

Erik Cernak was -1 with 6 hits and 3 blocked shots in 15:38. Got hung out to dry by Domingue moving the puck behind the net on the minus. Otherwise, a very robust game positionally and physically for Cernak.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

ECHL Game Night: 11-14-18 Solar Bears at Mariners

Orlando Solar Bears 3 @ Maine Mariners 5

DMatthew Spencer, ORL: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 6 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (ECHL): 14 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 13 PIM
17-18 Totals (AHL): 39 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 13 PIM

Spencer was scoreless Wednesday in Portland as the Mariners beat the Solar Bears, 5-3. Syracuse property Troy Bourke was scoreless and minus-3, and goaltender Martin Ouellette stopped 36 of 41 shots in the loss. He was recalled Thursday by Syracuse. Tampa Bay has lost Andrei Vasilevskiy for an indefinite amount of time due to a foot fracture and Eddie Pasquale was recalled by the Lightning, opening up a spot for Ouellette in Syracuse. Ouellette is 6-3-1 with a 3.38 GAA and .899 save percentage.

CHL Game Night: 11-14-18

Ontario Hockey League

Kitchener Rangers 4 @ Erie Otters 6

C/W Alexey Lipanov, KIT: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 4/6 FO
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-3-6, -17, 8 PIM
17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

Kitchener had leads of 2-1 and 4-2, then entered the third period up, 4-3, but fell in Pennsylvania by a 6-3 final. Lipanov was minus-3 in the contest, dropping his season total to minus-17. Kitchener coach Jay McKee called Lipanov (and select other vets) out by name in the press, specifically mentioning his turnovers and the fact he doesn’t have an even-strength goal this season. "That's not going to cut it,” he told the media. “You need more." Lipanov’s plus/minus is worst in the league for anyone not on the 2-18-1-0 Flint Firebirds. Kitchener is 9-10-2-0, but just one point ahead of Erie now for last in the Midwest Division.

AHL Game Night: 11-14-18 Devils at Crunch

Five unanswered goals power Crunch above .500.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the loss.

First Period
7:08 BNG Quenneville (2), (Gignac, Lappin)(PP)
12:20 BNG Quenneville (3), (Studenic, Schmelzer)
15:34 SYR Barre-Boulet (3), (Verhaeghe, Valleau)(PP)

Second Period
2:10 SYR Andreoff (7), (Foote, Conacher)
15:19 SYR Gaunce (3), (Raddysh, Colton)(PP)
17:34 SYR Conacher (6), (Masin, Foote)

Third Period
19:03 SYR Volkov (4), (Labrie, Gaunce)(EN)

Cory Conacher, Pasquale, and Alexander Volkov were the game's three stars.

Cal Foote had his first multi-point game as a pro.

Syracuse climbs to 6-5-1 on the season and out of the basement in the North Division. They've done so by riding a five game unbeaten streak in which they've secured four wins.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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