AHL Game Night: 11/2 Admirals at Moose

The Tick only needs two goals of support.

NOR-3
MTB-1

Dustin Tokarski allowed just 1 goal on 26 shots for the win.

First Period
NOR Craig, (7) (Karsums, Tokarski), 1:29
MTB McCue, (1) (Maxwell, Salcido), 11:31

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
NOR Bochenski, (7) (Lundin, Simek), 2:19 (PP)
NOR Szczechura, (3) (Tyrell), 19:22 (EN)

Tokarski and Ryan Craig were the game's first and third stars. Martins Karsums racked up his first point of the season in the game, finally.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Day: 11/2 Lightning at Flyers

It may be as simple as this: the Lightning are just an awful road team.

TB-2
PHI-6

Mike Smith allowed 5 goals on 18 shots for the loss before giving way to Antero Nittymaki who allowed 1 goal on 13 shots the rest of the way.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Soo Trades DeCoste to Bulls

According to the Belleville Bulls Hockey Club (OHL), the Bulls have acquired Lightning prospect Kyle DeCoste from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds for a 2011 conditional seventh round draft choice.

This is the second time in two seasons DeCoste has been traded. Last year the center/winger split the season between Brampton and the Soo, scoring 15 times while contributing 13 assists and 76 penalty minutes.

He has recorded two goals and three points along with 20 penalty minutes in 13 games played so far with the Greyhounds in this, his fourth OHL season.

DeCoste, who has a goal and an assist in his last two games, was taken by the Lightning in the fifth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

CHL Game Night: 11/1

QMJHL

Montreal Junior @ Moncton Wildcats
D Mark Barberio, MCT: Game canceled.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 2-11-13, +3, 20 PIM

Moncton has a slew of players out with injuries and several woke up Sunday ill with the flu leaving the Wildcats with only 11 healthy skaters. According to the Wildcats, “the team doctors for the Wildcats and the QMJHL discussed the situation and it was decided that in the best interest of both teams, game cancellation was the best alternative at this time.”

OHL

Kingston Frontenacs 2 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 4
RW Kyle DeCoste, SSM: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste (pictured) has points in two straight games. His second goal of the year tied the score at one for the Soo against the East Division leading Fronts.

Belleville Bulls 4 @ Oshawa Generals 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 22 saves on 26 shots.
Season Totals: 12 GP, 6-5-1-0, 3.58 GAA, .891 sv%, 1 SO

Oshawa outshot Belleville 37-26, but Zador dropped his fourth straight decision. His 7 GAA (51 saves) loss to London on Friday snuck under the radar here at BoltProspects – probably a good thing.

KHL Game Day: 11/1

Cherepovets 4 @ Omsk 3 (SO)
Karri Ramo, Omsk, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 10-7, 2 SO, 1.89 GAA, .912 sv%

Ramo missed his second straight start for Omsk.

The KHL now goes on break for the Karjala Cup tournament. Initital rosters for the tournament include former Lightning prospect Marek Kvapil on the Czech Republic's roster, former Lightning player Janne Niskala on Finland's roster, Lightning prospect Vasily Koshechkin on Russia's roster, and former Lightning player Jimmie Olvestad and current Lightning prospect Johan Harju on Sweden's roster.

Gotovets Update

D Kirill Gotovets, Shattuck-Saint Mary's, USHS
Season Totals: 14 GP, 2-3-5, 33 PIM

Gotovets, a Cornell recruit and a 2009 seventh round draft choice of the Lightning, is having a so-so year offensively thus far for Shattuck-Saint Mary's (Minnesota, USHS). After accumulating six goals and 29 points in 50 games last season, the defenseman has five points after 14 games this season. His first goal of the season came on October 7, a 5-4 loss to Northeast. He also had 15 penalty minutes in the game for grabbing an opponent's facemask (5 minute major) and a subsequent game misconduct. That game would also end his three game point streak. He scored again against Southwest on October 11, a 4-1 win. Two of his three assists have come on the power play. His 33 penalty minutes leads the team. Gotovets missed Shattuck's last game, a 3-2 loss to Northwest on October 25.

NCAA Game Night: 10/31

No.20 Michigan State Spartans 5 @ Western Michigan Broncos 3
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (interference), 2 SOG
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 8 PIM

The Broncos put up a good fight, but dropped both games of a home-and-home with MSU this weekend. The Spartans scored a shorthanded empty netter to give the game its final score.

CHL Game Night: 10/31

OHL

Niagara IceDogs 1 @ Barrie Colts 2
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 17 GP, 8-10-18, +6, 8 PIM

Barrie leads the Eastern Conference with 25 points at 12-4-0-1.

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Saginaw Spirit 5 (SO)
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 17 GP, 4-7-11, +13, 6 PIM

Panik shot second in the shootout, but hit the post. It was the second straight shootout loss for the defending Memorial Cup champs, though they still lead the league in points at 13-3-0-3.

WHL

Brandon Wheat Kings 5 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 4
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-3-3, +2, 4 PIM (hooking, roughing), *Third Star*
Season Totals: 15 GP, 9-9-18, -5, 28 PIM

Ashton (pictured) has a four game point streak in which he has eight points. Brandon scored the game winner with 13 seconds left in the game. Lethbridge remains in a tie for last in the Eastern Conference at 5-11-2-0.

KHL Game Day: 10/31

Khabarovsk 3 @ Kazan 6
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 6-1-7, -3, 10 PIM

The elder Kazionov has really started to hit his stride in the past couple of weeks, potting his sixth goal of the season today against Khabarovsk.

Novosibirsk 3 @ Togliatti 2 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Loss, 18/20, 1.85 GAA, .900 sv%
Season totals: 20 GP, 7-11, 2 SO, 2.15 GAA, .920 sv%

Koshechkin was bested by 2 of 3 shooters in the penalty shot session for the shootout loss. Sounds like a Lightning prospect.

Ekaterinburg 3 @ Spartak Moscow 4 (OT)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, DNP
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-2-3, -5, 8 PIM

Kazionov missed his second straight match for Ekaterinburg.

NHL Game Day: 10/31 Devils at Lightning

Niitty steals a point, and the Lightning shooters continue to make fools of themselves in the shootout.

NJ-2
TB-1 (SO)

Antero Niittymaki was lights out tonight, stopping 37 of 38 before going 3 for 4 in the shootout session for the shootout loss. He deserved a lot better from the guys in front of him.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
NJ 0:50, Zajac 6 (Fraser)

Third Period
TB 4:34, Stamkos 10 (St. Louis, Malone)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
NJ- Clarkson
TB- NONE

The Lightning absolutely sleepwalked through the first two periods of the game, with the exception perhaps of the final five minutes of the first period. It was terrible. Shots were 28-9 after 40 minutes, for New Jersey. Without Nittymaki, this game would have easily been a blowout. I don't get the inconsistency from this Lightning team from game to game, period to period, and situation to situation. And as far as the shootouts go, if I were Tocchet I'd ban dekes from the star players. Tell them to shoot. At least force the goaltenders to make a save.

Steve Downie had 5 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 4 hits in 11:08.

Drew Miller was -1 in 8:51.

Zenon Konopka had 2 penalty minutes, 3 hits, and was 50% on draws in 11:04.

James Wright had 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 14:20.

Victor Hedman was -1 with 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 26:24. I'm going to reiterate my request from the last game: I'd like to see him get more shots, particularly on the power play. They need to get him off this pass-first mentality. The scouting report from the Swedish Elitserien is that Victor possesses a world class one-timer. Nothing else is working on the PP (an ugly 0-for-3 tonight). Try a different weapon.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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