Juniors Game Night: 1-16-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Charlottetown Islanders 2 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 0

C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM, 3 SOG, 12/24 FO, 1 Hit
With Sherbrooke: 12 GP, 8-10-18, -6, 12 PIM
With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
Season totals: 31 GP, 9-23-32, -12, 26 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Charlottetown goalie Mason McDonald (Flames) stopped all 31 shots he faced to shut out the Phoenix, 2-0.

Ontario Hockey League

Guelph Storm 2 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3

D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM
With SSM: 4 GP, 1-5-6, +3, 6 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 11-33-44, +4, 72 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

The Soo got a late goal from Nick Ritchie (Ducks) to beat Guelph, 3-2.

Windsor Spitfires 2 @ London Knights 5

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-0-1, E, 4 PIM
Season totals: 37 GP, 14-14-28, -8, 72 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

Windsor fought back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game before the start of the second period, but London was too strong in the end. Likey top-10 pick in 2015 Mitch Marner had a goal and three assists for the Knights. Team Canada hero Max Domi had one assist.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 0 @ Swift Current Blazers 5

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 34 GP, 20-30-50, +10, 25 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

It was an ugly night for the Warriors, losing on the road to Swift Current, 5-0. The Broncos outshot Moose Jaw, 45-24.

NCAA Game Night: 1-16-15

Clarkson Golden Knights 3 @ No. 4 Harvard Crimson 6

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

Harvard scored five of the game’s final six goals to beat Clarkson, 6-3. The Crimson improved to 11-2-2 on the year and 7-1-2 in the ECAC.

No. 17 Boston College Eagles 4 @ No. 2 Boston University Terriers 2

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 2-3-5, +7, 36 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

Boston lost to rival BC, 4-2. Minnesota Wild first rounder Alex Tuch had two goals and an assist for the Eagles.

Niagara Purple Eagles 1 @ No. 3 North Dakota 7

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 20 GP, 9-4-13, +7, 25 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

O’Donnell (pictured), our reigning prospect of the week, had three points for the second straight game, helping UND beat up on Niagara, 7-1. He had a hat trick in his last game.

No. 12 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ No. 20 Merrimack Warriors 4

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 4-17-21, -3, 19 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Merrimack had a 4-2 lead entering the third period and held on to win, 4-3. Peca set up QU’s third goal.

Wisconsin Badgers 2 @ No. 16 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Tie, 18 saves on 20 shots
Season totals: 19 GP, 10-6-2, 2.47 GAA, .909 sv%, 3 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

After getting pulled in his last game, Wilcox allowed two goals on 20 shots on Friday in a tie with Wisconsin. The Badgers won the shootout to take the extra conference point. Minnesota, who outshot Wisconsin 49-20 in regulation and overtime, is winless in Big 10 shootouts.
*USCHO poll used

AHL Game Night: 1-16-15 Crunch at Senators

Shorthanded Syracuse crushed by Bingo.


Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 5 goals on 19 shots for the loss before giving way to Kristers Gudlevskis, who stopped all 21 he faced the rest of the way. Syracuse's defense, losing Witkowski and Nesterov to the big club, was... poor tonight.

First Period
BNG Kramer, (2) (Wideman), 5:20
BNG Puempel, (10) (Wideman, New), 12:19
BNG Robinson, (4) (Dzingel), 13:55
BNG Prince, (12) (Camper, Johnson), 19:27 (PP)

Second Period
BNG McCormick, (6) (Dzingel), 2:53

Third Period

This thing was shaping up to be a train wreck all week, as the Crunch scrambled to find warm bodies to put in the lineup. And, in the end, it didn't disappoint. The team was outshot 40-18 and the Sens jumped all over them in the First Period. Such is life in the AHL sometimes.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

The BoltProspects Podcast, Volume 15

This week's edition of the BoltProspects Podcast (now on Lightning Radio's iHeart station) includes the following topics:

· Lightning goaltending drama
· Problems on defense and how to fix them
· Interview with Dylan Blujus of the Syracuse Crunch
· Blind mailbag answers (Hockey snobbery, Power play solutions, Drouin's slow start, Connolly's struggles)

Click here to listen

To listen on Lightning Radio, go to TBLPowerPlay.com.

Juniors Game Night: 1-15-15

Ontario Hockey League

Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 4

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, +1, 7 PIM
Season totals: 36 GP, 13-14-27, -8, 68 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

DiGiacinto’s career-high nine-game point streak was snapped, but the Spits got a home win over Sudbury, 4-1. The 5’11” DiGiacinto fought 6’6”, 209-pound center Matt Schmalz (undrafted) after DiGi took a boarding penalty.

Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Peterborough Petes 1

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 5-9-14, -22, 45 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

Masin (pictured) had a power play assist on a late third period goal that cut the Attack’s lead to 3-1, but it was too little too late for the Petes.

NHL Game Night: 1-15-15 Oilers at Lightning

Lightning put to bed an annoying stat.


Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the victory. He made the big saves when necessary to give the team a chance to execute the comeback.

First Period
13:52 EDM Pouliot (9), (Nugent-Hopkins)(SH)

Second Period
7:10 TB Stamkos (26), (Carle, Garrison)
19:02 EDM Pouliot (10), (Hall, Nugent-Hopkins)(PP)

Third Period
1:33 TB Palat (10), (Kucherov, Johnson)
11:59 TB Palat (11), (Johnson, Nesterov)

Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and second stars.

The Lightning were flat as a pancake the first 40 minutes of play, but recovered in the final frame in time to win their first game this season after trailing at the Second Intermission. That's a stat I've been tired of seeing all year, and I'm happy to see it given a dirt nap courtesy of the victory tonight.

Through 46 games the Lightning have 60 points, meaning they're at the minimum number of points you want to be on pace for the playoffs with 4 more games in this segment to play with. So, again, how many insurance points will they back out of a possible 8 in those 4 games coming up?

Cedric Paquette had 2 shots and 3 hits in 17:12. That's a rookie who plays like a man, and as active as he's been the past couple of weeks, I keep expecting him to start popping in a goal here or there soon. He's due.

Nikita Nesterov had a helper and was +1 with 2 hits in 15:49. He's assertive offensively and even when he makes mistakes defensively, he seems able to make hustle plays to mitigate the damage. He's quickly running Barberio out of the organization, in my opinion, because he looks like he might be the better long term bet of two very similar players, stylistically.

Vladislav Namestnikov had 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 2 hits in 11:10. That wasn't his most artful performance in terms of defensive plays and decision-making with the puck, in my opinion.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 1-15-15

Mytischi 3 vs. Podolsk 1
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 1-7-8, -1, 51 PIM

21 year old undrafted right handed defenseman Albert Yarullin (subtle enough?) had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Mytischi to a 3-1 win over Vityaz. Yarullin, who was a former teammate of Nikita Kucherov and Nikita Nesterov with the Russian junior national team, has 4 goals and 12 points in 15 games since joining the club. Dmitry Korobov was scoreless in 19:07 in the match.

Bratislava 3 vs. Sochi 5
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 2.93 GAA, .893 sv%

Jaroslav Janus did not dress for Slovan's 5-3 loss to HC Sochi. Sochi was led by 2 goals and 3 points from ex-Senators pick Andre Petersson.

ECHL Game Night: 1-14-15

Tulsa Oiler 6 at Florida Everblades 5 SO

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-9-15, +6, 10 PIM, 39 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, L, 65:00 MIN, 5 GA, 28 SV, 33 SH
Season totals: 21 GP, 15-3-0-3, 2.59 GAA, 0.903 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 24 GP, 8-6-14, E, 26 PIM, 58 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 25 GP, 5-10-15, +3, 20 PIM, 45 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev was back in the lineup Wednesday night after missing 3 games, as the Tulsa Oilers made their first ever visit to Germain Arena in Estero. Lightning camper Mike Aviani twice notched the primary assist on critical equalizers. The Everblades were playing catch up all night, and early in the 3rd period Aviani assisted on the goal that knotted the game at 4-4, capping off a 2-goal deficit rally. The Oilers would go back ahead midway through the 3rd, but Aviani once again assisted on the 5-5 equalizer a few minutes later. Sergeev was credited with the primary assist on Florida's 2nd goal. Tulsa sealed the win 1-0 in the shootout, as Jeff Costello and four other failed to convert. The Oilers and Florida play again Friday night.

Juniors Game Night: 1-14-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 0 @ Quebec Remparts 6

W Adam Erne, QUE: 2-1-3, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 9/10 FO, 5 Hits, *First Star*
Season totals: 38 GP, 27-28-55, +20, 50 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Quebec moved Adam Erne off a line with recent New York Ranger Anthony Duclair and onto a line with Ukrainian dynamo Dmytro Timashov, and the duo combined for six points Wednesday in a 6-0 win over the Titan. Canadian gold medalist Zach Fucale (Montreal second rounder) had a shutout (11/11) in his Remparts debut. He was traded from Halifax earlier this month.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 12

D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 1-3-4, +3, 0 PIM
With SSM: 3 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 4 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, E, 64 PIM
Season totals: 32 GP, 11-32-43, +2, 68 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo made his home debut for the Greyhounds, scoring once and adding three assists in a 12-5 romp of Saginaw. The Soo was up 5-1 after one period and 9-3 after two. Newly acquired forward Nick Ritchie (Ducks) had four goals for the Soo. This was the fourth time DeAngelo has scored four points in a game – his career high. He was 1+3 in October 2013 for the Sting against Saginaw, and 1+3 twice in January 2013 for Sarnia.

Western Hockey League

Kootenay Ice 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

C Brayden Point, MJ: 3-0-3, +2, 4 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 33 GP, 20-30-50, +10, 25 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point (pictured, MJ Warriors photo) notched his second hat trick of the season Wednesday night, leading the Warriors to a 4-3 win over last year’s first overall pick, Sam Reinhart, and the Kootenay Ice. Point had two hat tricks last season on his way to 91 points.

Red Deer Rebels 5 @ Calgary Hitmen 4 (SO)

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 32 GP, 4-12-16, -2, 16 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Red Deer needed a shootout to get an extra point from rival Calgary. Ben Thomas, who remains in a top-4 role for the Hitmen, was scoreless. Avalanche first rounder Conner Bleakley had two goals for Red Deer.

KHL Game Day: 1-14-15

Omsk 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 29/30, 1.00 GAA, .967 sv%
Season totals: 39 GP, 26-6-5, 4 SO, 1.78 GAA, .935 sv%

Danis Zaripov had 1 goal and 1 assist to help lead Magnitka to a 3-1 win over Omsk. Omsk got a helper from ex-Flyer Erik Gustafsson in the win.

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Novosibirsk 4
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-2-2, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 42 GP, 16-10-26, +3, 12 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a pair of power play helpers for Yugra in their 4-2 loss to Novosibirsk. He also had a minor for hooking in 17:10 in the loss. Ex-Isles pick David Ullstrom led the way for Novosibirsk with a pair of goals.

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