AHL Game Night: 10-18-14 Senators at Crunch

Crunch's stars help pull out big victory over Bingo.

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SYR-4

Kristers Gudlevskis had an excellent night allowing just 2 goals on 45 shots for the victory. Both defenses were porous, but Gudlevskis outdueled his counterpart at the opposite end of the rink.

First Period
BNG Schneider, (1) (Prince, Wideman), 3:58

Second Period
SYR Marchessault, (2) (Paquette, Drouin), 5:19
SYR Vermin, (1) (Blunden), 5:44
BNG Puempel, (1) (Johnson, Schneider), 8:51 (PP)

Third Period
SYR Blunden, (2) (Vermin, Kunyk), 13:20
SYR Corrente, (1) (Paquette, Drouin), 14:30

Mike Blunden, Jonathan Drouin, and Gudlevskis were the game's three stars. Drouin had 2 helpers and a game high 7 shots on goal. The current plan appears to be for Drouin to remain with the Crunch through next weekend before he rejoins the Lightning.

Syracuse travels to Worcester to play the Sharks next Friday.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Liiga Game Day: 10-18-14

HPK 3 vs. Sport 2
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

Ex-Bruins first rounder Zach Hamill assisted on all three goals in HPK's 3-2 win over Sport Vaasan. Saku Salminen did not dress for the match.

Juniors Game Night: 10-17-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5

C Cameron Darcy, CB: Did not play
Season totals: 4 GP: 0-2-2, -2, 2 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Halifax had a 4-1 lead entering the third period and coasted to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Eagles. Cam Darcy did not play in the game. They team only said he wasn’t dressed for the game.

Quebec Remparts 2 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3

W/C Adam Erne, QUE: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2/5 FO, 3 Hits
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-6-10, +6, 10 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Quebec dropped their second game this week, 3-2 to the Sags. Erne’s goal at 12:02 of the first period gave the Remparts a 2-1 lead they’d later relinquish.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Oshawa Generals 6

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-5-6, -1, 15 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

Fresh off a road win in Peterborough on Thursday, Sarnia spotted the Gens a 3-0 lead entering the third period before DeAngelo scored his first of the year on the power play. Oshawa scored two more goals to push the lead to 5-1 and they never looked back.

Western Hockey League

Portland Winterhawks 6 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-0-1, -1, 4 PIM
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-7-12, +6, 10 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point and the Warriors were pummeled at home, 6-2, by Portland. Miles Koules, WHL overager and son of former Lightning owner Oren Koules, had two assists for Portland.

Calgary Hitmen 2 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 1 (OT)

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 4 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Calgary stole a win in Medicine Hat, winning 2-1 in overtime. Calgary goalie Mack Shields (undrafted) stopped 40 of 41 shots as the Hitmen were outshot, 41-19.

KHL Game Day: 10-18-14

Chelyabinsk 3 vs. Bratislava 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 22/25, 3.05 GAA, .880 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-5-2, 0 SO, 2.57 GAA, .906 sv%

Ex-NHLer Jan Bulis had a goal for Chelyabinsk in their 3-2 win over Slovan Bratislava. Ex-Lightning defenseman Kurtis Foster had a helper in defeat for Slovan.

Khanty-Mansiysk 1 vs. Zagreb 2 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 4-2-6, -2, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 15:35 of ice time in Yugra's 3-2 loss to Zagreb. Ex-Coyote, Penguin, and Panther Bill Thomas scored the overtime winner on the PP for Zagreb, assisted by ex-Montreal second rounder/ex-Syracuse Crunch Mathieu Carle.

Togliatti 2 vs. Mytischi 1 (SO)
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

Dmitry Korobov was scoreless in 23:26 of ice time in Mytischi's 2-1 shootout loss to Lada Togliatti. Ex-Lightning defenseman Matt Gilory had a helper in defeat for Mytischi.

NCAA Game Night: 10-17-14

No. 3 North Dakota 3 @ Colorado College Tigers 1

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

North Dakota’s Mark MacMillian (Canadiens) had two goals and Brendan O’Donnell added a single marker to lead the nation’s No. 2 team to a 3-1 win in Colorado Springs.

No. 13 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ No. 9 UMass-Lowell Riverhawks 6

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-2-2, -3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-3-4, -3, 0 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Quinnipiac cut the Riverhawks’ lead to 5-3 with five minutes to go in regulation, but they were unable to complete a comeback from down 4-1. Peca has two points in each of his first two games.

ECHL Game Night: 10-17-14

South Carolina Stingrays 3 @ Florida Everblades 4

C Mike Aviani (TB Preseason Tryout), FLA: Did not play

W Jeff Costello (AHL Contract), FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG

W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 1-0-1, +2, 4 PIM, 1 SOG, *Third Star*

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: Did not play

G Allen York (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play (backup)

Florida opened their season by hanging on for a 4-3 win over visiting South Carolina on Friday. The Stingrays made things interesting when they cut the Everblades lead to one with just over three minutes remaining, but Daniel Altshuller (25 saves on 28 shots) stood tall in net for Florida.

AHL Game Night: 10-17-14 Falcons at Crunch

Legends were born tonight in Syracuse, New York.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for his first professional victory in North America.

First Period
SYR Marchessault, (1) (Cote, Blujus), 8:44
SPR Tyrell, (1) (Madaisky, Sedlak), 15:45

Second Period
SPR Monardo, (1) (Sifers, Madaisky), 3:53
SYR Paquette, (3) (Marchessault, Kunyk), 18:51

Third Period
SYR Drouin, (1) , 7:18

Some dude named Drouin, Jonathan Marchessault, and Cedric Paquette completed a Quebecois sweep of the three stars selections tonight.

I envy the folks who were in the arena tonight. Not only did they get to witness the first North American pro win by Vasilevskiy, but the first pro point by one of the truly great young players in the game. A future immortal. A young man who needs no introduction. 50 years ago when they recount this night to their grandchildren, and they will, they'll speak his name with the hushed reverence it deserves...

Dylan Blujus

But, seriously. We love Blujus here at Bolt Prospects, and we love Vasilevskiy, but all that was overshadowed by the professional debut of Jonathan Drouin, who lived up to his billing. He was +3. He was dangerous all night in helping to tilt the ice in Syracuse's favor. And, of course, he scored the game winner on a partial break that began with a quick little defensive play in his own end and was completed with a top shelf, cookie jar breaking shot.

Syracuse gets Binghamton tomorrow night as the Jonny (Jouer au) Hockey road show continues on its short run in the AHL.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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Drouin Nets Game-Winner in Pro Debut, Crunch Top Falcons


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Jonathan Drouin chipped the puck past the defenseman, rushed down the ice and wristed the puck into the top right corner.

Drouin, the Tampa Bay Lightning's third overall pick in 2013, netted the game-winning goal in the third period of his professional debut to lift the Syracuse Crunch to a 3-2 victory over the Springfield Falcons at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

"I tried some passes today and they didn't go through," Drouin said. "I decided to shoot that one, and I'm pretty happy it went in."

Drouin, on a rehab assignment after sustaining a slight fracture in his right hand during training camp, was on the ice for all three Crunch goals.

"Those guys are easy to play with," Drouin said of his linemates. "(Jonathan) Marchessault is fast and (Cedric Paquette) thinks the game well."

KHL Game Day: 10-17-14

Magnitogorsk 2 vs. Kazan 1 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 38/39, 0.92 GAA, .974 sv%
Season totals: 18 HP, 12-2-2, 2 SO, 1.59 GAA, .943 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin stopped 3 of 4 in the penalty shot session as Magnitogorsk bested Kazan 2-1 in the shootout. Danis Zaripov scored twice in the shootout for Metallurg, allowing the team to overcome a shootout tally by ex-Jet Alexander Burmistrov.

Juniors Game Night: 10-16-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Quebec Remparts 0 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4

W/C Adam Erne, QUE: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 9/18 FO, 1 Hit
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-6-9, +5, 10 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Baie-Comeau limited the visiting Remparts to 18 shots while shutting them out, 4-0. This was the second time in six games this season Erne failed to register a point.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 5 @ Peterborough Petes 3

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-5-5, E, 13 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, -2, 5 PIM
Season totals: 7 GP, 2-1-3, -7, 22 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

DeAngelo and fellow Lightning prospect Dominik Masin both had assists, but DeAngelo’s Sting beat Masin’s Petes, 5-3. DeAngelo was named first star of the game. Masin had a fight for the second consecutive game, this time against 5-11 center Patrick White. Sarnia, who finished dead last in the OHL last year at 17-44-2-5, improved to 4-3-1-0 on the year and into second place in the West Division. The Sting’s 3-game road trip this weekend continues on Friday in Oshawa. Peterborough fell to 1-4-1-0 for the season.

Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 8

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: Did not play (suspended)
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 9 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

A game after allowing nine goals to Sarnia, the Spits responded with a snowman at home vs Saginaw. DiGiacinto continues to serve a suspension for starting a fight in the last five minutes of a game.

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