KHL Game Day: 2-5-15

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Togliatti 1 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 48 GP, 18-13-31, +3, 12 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a helper in 18:12 of ice time in Yugra's 2-1 shootout victory over Lada Togliatti. Gusev was also denied on his lone attempt in the penalty shot session. Ex-Lightning pick Fedor Fedorov had Lada's lone goal in defeat.

ECHL Game Night: 2-4-15

Florida Everblades 5 at Elmira Jackals 6 OT

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 6-12-18, +11, 17 PIM, 45 SOG

Other Notables
F Jeff Costello, FLA: DNP
Season totals (ECHL): 26 GP, 8-7-15, E, 26 PIM, 65 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 33 GP, 8-11-19, +2, 30 PIM, 60 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

The Everblades surrendered a 4-1 lead in the 2nd period to 4-straight Elmira goals, and then got the equalizer with less than minute remaining to send the contest to OT. But Lucas Bloodoff, brother of Everblade forward Evan Bloodoff, scored the OT game winner for the Jackals. Lightning camper Mike Aviani scored Florida's 2nd goal and assisted on the third, while Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev assisted on the Everblade's 4th goal. Following the game, Sergeev was recalled to Syracuse. With Allen York likely recalled to Syracuse for the remainder of the season, Everblade goalie Andy Iles was in net for all six Jackal goals. Jeff Costello remains out of the Florida lineup. The 'Blades travel to Reading for a three-in-three with the Royals this weekend.

Juniors Game Night: 2-5-15

Western Hockey League

Prince Albert Raiders 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-2-2, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 21-35-56, +7, 32 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Moose Jaw scored four unanswered goals after spotting the Raiders a 2-0 lead, then held on for a 4-3 win. Both of Point’s assists were primary helpers on the power play.

Crunch Come Back Against Wolf Pack For Fifth Straight Win


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Despite trailing by two at the second intermission, Syracuse Crunch head coach Rob Zettler's message was to stay the course.

The Crunch outshot the Wolf Pack 25-2 in the third period, scored a pair of power play goals, and capped the comeback with 4:05 remaining, as Syracuse topped Hartford, 3-2, for its fifth straight win at the Onondaga County War Memorial Wednesday.

"I actually thought we were playing the right way throughout the game," Zettler said. "We got a couple goals scored against us — I'd have to look again — but I thought all those penalties in the third were legit penalties. We earned the breaks, we earned the calls. Overall, we were creating a lot of offensive zone time and wore them down a little bit."

AHL Game Night: 2-4-15 Wolf Pack at Crunch

Comeback Crunch find their PP.

HFD-2
SYR-3

Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 17 shots for the victory. He had light work in his first game as the clear starter since Vasilevskiy's recall, as the team in front of him outshot Hartford by a staggering 45-17 margin.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
HFD Haggerty, (8) (Mueller), 2:50
HFD Hrivik, (8) (Allen, Kristo), 10:49 (PP)

Third Period
SYR Dotchin, (3) (Namestnikov, Gourde), 10:18 (PP)
SYR Smith, (10) (Koekkoek, Gourde), 14:39 (PP)
SYR Dodero, (1) (Namestnikov, Gourde), 15:55

Charlie Dodero, Yanni Gourde, and Jake Dotchin were the game's three stars. Syracuse overcame a 2 goal deficit in the Third Period by getting a pair of power play goals from their typically dreadful extra man units. They ended up 2-for-6 on the game.

Syracuse maintains a 1 point lead atop the Eastern Conference over the Manchester Monarchs. They also opened up a 6 point lead on Hartford in the division and hold a 7 point lead over the cratering Springfield Falcons.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NCAA Game Night: 2-3-15

No. 6 Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 4 (2OT) (Beanpot Tournament)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 6-5-11, +3, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-3-5, +9, 38 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

BU’s 67th shot was the game-winner, scored in double overtime against Harvard in the opening game of the famed Beanpot tournament for each club. Neither Lightning prospect registered a point, though MacLeod was on the ice for the game-winning goal. BU goes on to face Northeastern in the championship game. Possible Lightning free agent target Clay Witt stopped 21 Boston College shots in the Huskies’ 3-2 semifinal win.

NHL game Night: 2-3-15 Lightning at Blues

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

TB-1
STL-2 (OT)

Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 18 shots for the OT loss. It's a bitter pill to swallow, but I can't really fault Ben on either goal.

First Period
5:20 TB Paquette (11), (Killorn, Drouin)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
16:50 STL Tarasenko (26), (Stastny)

Overtime
1:16 STL Schwartz (18), (Butler, Elliott)

That hurt bad. That hurt really bad. The Lightning absolutely dominated almost the entire game. They outshop St. Louis 31-17 in regulation, and the chances were about that lopsided. Elliot made about a half dozen sparkling saves for the Blues and the Lightning continued to sputter on the PP, going 0-for-3 on the game. They just could not get the insurance marker and allowed the Blues to tie it off a clean faceoff loss by Brian Boyle, and in OT the defense just got out of sorts trying to stop a 2-on-2 rush situation, and in the end they left 1 point they should've gotten on the rink.

Jonathan Drouin had a helper and was +1 with 1 hit in 15:42. He also set up Cedric Paquette with a long stretch pass in the Third Period that nearly became the key insurance marker, but Elliot stood up to the task. Tonight's game marks Drouin's graduation from prospect status on the website.

Luke Witkowski was +1 with 1 hit and 2 blocked shots in 14:20. He plays like a guy who understands his athletic limitations and plays efficiently within his boundaries. He moves the puck quickly to make sure he doesn't put himself in bad spots. He'll give a guy a pop if its there, but he won't go running out of position to do it because he knows he doesn't necessarily have the recovery speed to get away with it. He's just played like a smart, lower pair stay-at-homer so far.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 2-3-15

Mytischi 4 vs. Bratislava 3
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 1-8-9, E, 51 PIM

Dmitry Korobov was -1 in 19:40 in Mytischi's 4-3 win over Slovan Bratislava. His club got a helper from young defenseman Albert Yarullin in the victory. Note that goaltender Jaroslav Janus has transferred from Slovan to Czech Extraliga club HC Sparta Praha.

Prospect of the Week: 2-2-15

We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect of the Week for February 2, 2015 is … Cedric Paquette, C, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL – USA).

Cedric Paquette made his last few games as a Bolt prospect memorable.

The third-year pro hit the 42 NHL games played mark this past week, graduating him from prospect status on BoltProspects.com. Paquette spent the week lighting up the scoresheet, scoring five times in three games, including his first career hat trick in a division match-up against Detroit. He scored the game-winning goal for the Lightning against Columbus two nights later. Paquette was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week behind Carey Price, but beat Price out for our Bolt Prospect of the Week (ignoring details involved there).

Juniors Game Night: 2-1-15

Ontario Hockey League

Belleville Bulls 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 5

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 43 GP, 15-18-33, -7, 85 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

Windsor built a 3-0 lead before the Bulls cut it to 3-2 early in the third period. The Spits then score two empty netters to seal the win. DiGiacinto continues to hit the scoreboard as one of Windsor’s more experienced players. The Spits are three points back of Saginaw for the last playoff spot in the West.

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