Bentley Falcons 1 @ Harvard Crimson 5
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 4-2-6, E, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM
Harvard improved to 5-1-2 overall, defeating Bentley, 5-1, on Friday. Harvard had five different scorers.
Maine Black Bears 2 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 3 (OT)
D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-0-1, +3, 6 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM
Jack Eichel (2015) had a goal and an assist for BU against Maine, including the game-winner in overtime.
No. 2 North Dakota 1 @ No. 16 St. Cloud State 3
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 2-1-3, E, 23 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM
SCSU scored twice in the third period to break a 1-1 tie and upset UND, 3-1.
No. 14 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 2
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-9-11, -3, 7 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM
The Bobcats and Golden Knights engaged in a defensive battle, with neither team reaching the 20-shot mark. Clarkson scored the game-winning goal late in the second period. QU only managed five shots in the third period.
USA National Development Program 5 @ No. 4 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4 (OT) (Exhibition)
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Did not play
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-3-0, 2.20 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO
Wilcox got a night off – his first of the season – in an exhibition game vs. the USNTP.
*USCHO poll used
All good things...
Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 34 shots for the loss.
ADK Wolf, (3) (Vause, Wotherspoon), 0:13
SYR Witkowski, (1) (Richard, Kunyk), 17:42
ADK Vause, (1) (Poirier, Wolf), 19:58
ADK Reid, (2) (Cundari), 11:56 (PP)
ADK Poirier, (4) (Cundari, Reid), 16:56 (PP)
Syracuse's points streak is snapped at 8 games. Hard to believe Adirondack could withstand deployment of the secret weapon, Luke Witkowski, but the goal allowed with 2 seconds left in the Second Period ended up being a killer. Goals early and late in periods...
Yanni Gourde's point streak was also snapped at 6 games.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Sochi 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 8-6-14, E, 10 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on Yugra's lone goal in 18:01 of ice time in their 4-1 loss to KHL newcomer HC Sochi. Important to note: Gusev's 8-6-14 in 27 games matches his 8-6-14 output in 44 games last season. Ex-Penguins and Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney led the way for Sochi with 2 goals in the victory.
This week's edition of the BoltProspects Podcast (now on Lightning Radio's iHeart station) includes the following topics:
· Cooper's forward rotation - good for development?
· Interview with Yanni Gourde
· BP Mailbag (More toys in the cupboard, ranking systems, 2015 draft targets)
· Weekly prospect review
To listen on Lightning Radio, go to TBLPowerPlay.com.
Previous BP Podcast editions:
Ontario Hockey League
Sarnia Sting 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 3
D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-2-2, E, 4 PIM
Season totals: 16 GP, 3-15-18, -1, 44 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 6-3-9, -6, 28 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM
DeAngelo had two assists to help the Sting to a 5-3 road win over Windsor. The Spits sit in last in the West Division at 7-12-1-0. Sarnia is three points above them at 8-10-1-1.
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7 @ Peterborough Petes 3
D Dominik Masin, PBO: 1-0-1, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 4-6-10, -11, 35 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
Masin’s fourth goal of the year came on the power play in the second period, cutting the Soo’s lead to 3-1, and the Petes only trailed 4-3 entering the third period before Sheldon Keefe’s Greyhounds pulled away for good. At 6-10-1-2, Peterborough sits in last in the East Division. The Soo has a 12-point lead in the West Division.
Ben Bishop allowed 4 goals on 20 shots for the loss.
1:29 TOR Clarkson (6), (Winnik, Polak)
18:50 TB Killorn (5), (unassisted)(SH)
2:45 TOR Panik (4), (unassisted)
12:31 TOR van Riemsdyk (8), (Bozak, Franson)
15:15 TOR van Riemsdyk (9), (Kessel, Phaneuf)
15:47 TB Stamkos (13), (Kucherov)
19:52 TOR Polak (3), (Bozak)(EN)
Things are never as good or as bad as they seem.
Jonathan Drouin was -2 with 2 hits in 11:28.
Vladislav Namestnikiv was +1 with 1 shot and 2 blocked shots in 12:39. He was also 30% on draws.
Western Hockey League
Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2 (OT)
C Brayden Point, MJ: 2-0-2, -2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 20 GP, 13-15-28, +12, 19 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Point had two goals and was first star for the second straight game, but his Warriors fell in overtime to Edmonton, 3-2. Point’s first goal came when he held the puck behind Edmonton’s net and got goaltender Tristan Jarry (Penguins) to look to his right while he darted out on the left post and slid it beside the unsuspecting goalie. His second goal was scored near the right post with a quick wrist shot off a loose puck. He was on the ice for the game-tying goal by Justin Pollock (Stars), who went around Moose Jaw defenseman Tyler Brown and cut in to the net where he lifted a backhander far side with 39 seconds left. Moose Jaw got a power play shortly thereafter, but couldn’t capitalized in overtime. With 46 seconds left in overtime Point won an offensive zone faceoff to Brown at the right point, who fumbled the puck. Pollock picked it up and skated in alone on Justin Paulic before beating him with a backhand deke high into the net. Pollock looked a lot like Valeri Nichushkin on both plays, which is ironic because Pollock is a Stars draft pick. Point beat out Pollock for first star, which was likely decided before the overtime winner. Pollock was second star.
Syracuse on fire, with room still to grow.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 20 shots for the victory. Ugly stat line, and yet the Crunch are still tied for the top spot in their division. Imagine when the defense and Vasilevskiy show more improvement.
SYR Angelidis, (5) (Ikonen), 0:16
HFD Kostka, (1) (Allen, Mueller), 0:43
HFD Vaive, (4) , 6:01
SYR Gourde, (6) (Vermin, Marchessault), 6:34 (PP)
SYR Angelidis, (6) (Paradis), 10:40
SYR Gourde, (7) (Richard), 16:01
HFD Allen, (3) (Vaive, Crabb), 8:06
HFD Miller, (6) (Hrivik, Allen), 19:19
SYR Paradis, (1) (Witkowski, Richard), 4:00
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Dynamo Moscow 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 8-5-13, -1, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev led Yugra with 5 shots on goal in 18:17 of ice time in their 4-1 loss to Dynamo Moscow. Dynamo got a helper from ex-Lightning forward Martins Karsums in the victory.