KHL Game Day: 11-14

Astana 5 @ Ekaterinburg 4 (OT)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 2-3-5, -7, 8 PIM

Former NHLer Josef Stumpel scored the winner for Astana. Denis Kazionov played 9:33 in the match.

Omsk 6 @ Chelyabinsk 1
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 23/24, 1.00 GAA, .958 sv%
Season totals: 19 GP, 11-7, 2 SO, 1.84 GAA, .915 sv%

Ramo returned to the lineup and got a goal and two assists from former Lightning Eric Perrin in support of his cause.

Togliatti 2 @ Dynamo Moscow 1 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Win, 31/32, 0.92 GAA, .969 sv%
Season totals: 22 GP, 8-12, 2 SO, 2.12 GAA, .920 sv%

Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 12 PIM

Koshechkin stopped both shooters he faced to get the "W" in the shootout session.

Kazan 4 @ Dynamo Minsk 1
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 6-1-7, -3, 10 PIM

The elder Kazionov played 13:12 in the match. Former Lightning first rounder Nikita Alexeev had a goal in the match for Kazan.

CHL Game Night: 11-13-09

Zador vs. Janus ... Ashton extends streak ... Sointu his first multi-point game ... and more.

NCAA Game Night: 11-13-09

Harvard Crimson 1 @ No.20 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 4 GP, 3-3-6, +1, 4 PIM

The Bobcats scored twice in the second period to break open a 1-1 game before a sellout crowd and NESN audience. Harvard did not receive any votes in the latest USCHO poll.

Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Ohio State Buckeyes 4
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM (hooking), 2 SOG
Season Totals: 9 GP, 1-2-3, -4, 10 PIM

AHL Game Night: 11-13 Admirals at Bears

Hershey is a frightening place to play on Friday the 13th.

NOR-3
HER-5

Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 30 shots for the loss.

First Period
NOR Jones, (4) (Wishart), 1:09
HER Aucoin, (7) (Alzner, Giroux), 9:06

Second Period
HER Giroux, (8) , 7:19
HER Osala, (6) (Beagle, Reid), 9:53
HER Joudrey, (3) (Aucoin, Helmer), 17:36

Third Period
NOR Syroczynski, (2) (Lawrence, Fritz), 8:57
NOR Simek, (3) (Jones, Lundin), 13:50
HER Pinizzotto, (3) (Neuvirth), 19:59 (EN)

I give the Admirals a ton of credit for mounting a serious third period comeback bid in a tough barn. Blair Jones is officially on fire with 8 points in his past 4 games.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

CHL Game Night: 11-12-09

OHL

Sudbury Wolves 0 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 20 GP, 10-13-23, +9, 10 PIM

Hutchings has points in three straight games after getting his first three-point game of the season against Sudbury.

Plymouth Whalers 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
Season Totals: 21 GP, 4-8-12, +13, 8 PIM

Panik hasn’t scored in three games. With Dale Mitchell returning to the Spits from the Toronto Marlies, his ice time may take a bit of a hit.

NHL Game Night: 11-12 Wild at Lightning

Flip. The. Script.

MIN-3
TB-4 (SO)

Antero Niittymaki allowed 3 goals on 34 shots and stopped both shooters he faced in the penalty shot session for the big shootout win.

First Period
MIN 16:53, Pouliot 2 (Sheppard, Schultz)

Second Period
MIN 3:47, Johnsson 2 (Brunette, Koivu)(PP)
TB 8:44, Stamkos 13 (Malone)(SH)
MIN 11:35, Nolan 4 (unassisted)

Third Period
TB 9:17, Downie 2 (Halpern, Ohlund)
TB 19:45, Malone 11 (Stamkos, St. Louis)(PP)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
MIN- NONE
TB- Lecavalier, Stamkos

After frittering away 3-4 points already this season by allowing opponents to tie a game late and then losing in the shootout, the Lightning flipped the script to steal 2 points from Minnesota and stay unbeaten in regulation at home.

Steve Downie had a big goal to key the comeback and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 1 hit in 11:49. He's 5 games from graduation from prospect status here on Bolt Prospects.

Zenon Konopka had 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 1 hit in 7:17. And, thankfully, he chose not to commit suicide by fighting Boogard.

Paul Szczechura had 1 shot and was 75% on draws in 11:54. He brought some jump back to the lineup.

James Wright was -1 with 1 shot in 12:41.

Victor Hedman had 1 shot in 24:02 in his first game back from the concussion. He was wildly out of position on Minnesota's first goal, but was decent otherwise.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 11-12

Omsk 4 @ Ekaterinburg 5 (OT)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 2-3-5, -5, 8 PIM

Karri Ramo, Omsk, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 10-7, 2 SO, 1.89 GAA, .912 sv%

Kazionov potted his second goal of the season to open the game's scoring and played 11:46 in the match. Karri Ramo remains out, presumably due to injury.

Togliatti 3 @ Dynamo Minsk 4 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, Loss, 17/20, 2.77 GAA, .850 sv%
Season totals: 21 GP, 7-12, 2 SO, 2.19 GAA, .917 sv%

Koshechkin allowed both shooters he faced in the penalty shot session to score to take the shootout loss in his first game back from the Karjala Cup.

Kazan 1 @ Dynamo Riga 3
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 6-1-7, -4, 10 PIM

Former NHLer Marcel Hossa had a pair of goals to help lead Riga over Kazan. Kazionov played 14:56 in the match for Kazan.

Nizhnekamsk 1 @ Dynamo Moscow 3
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-4-6, -5, 12 PIM

Harju helped wash the bitter taste of a bad Karjala Cup tournament out of his mouth with a helper on Linus Omark's 9th goal of the KHL season in the second period of a 3-1 win. The big center/winger played 16:06 in the match and was 67% on draws.

CHL Game Night: 11-11-09

OHL

Oshawa Generals 2 @ Belleville Bulls 1 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 23 saves on 24 shots
Season Totals: 15 GP, 7-7-1-0, 3.48 GAA, .893 sv%, 1 SO
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: Did not play.
Season Totals: 16 GP, 3-3-6, +1, 20 PIM
With Bulls: 3 GP, 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Zador broke a personal seven game losing streak, though he was named a game star in his last appearance. Hopefully this sparks him on another win streak. The lone goal against him was kind of a fluke as he had the puck covered in a goal-mouth scramble, but no whistle was blown. He raised his blocker off the ice to see if the puck was under it, which it was, and a Bull poked it home. It looked like the ref should have blown the whistle (see Bulls highlights below). Zador stopped four of five shooters to secure the shootout win. No word yet why DeCoste missed the game.

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Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Erie Otters 5
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Win, 27 saves on 29 shots, 2 PIM (delay of game)
Season Totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 2.50 GAA, .909 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Janus moved to 2-0 since his return to the OHL from AHL Norfolk. Erie scored four times in the third period to get the win.

AHL Game Night: 11-11 Senators at Admirals

Norfolk came out ready to kick butt tonight.

BNG-2
NOR-5

Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals on 31 shots for the win. Slick Rik is now 3-1-0 on the season with a 1.51 GAA and .937 sv%. That's stylish. I wish the Lightning brass gave him a little more love publicly.

First Period
NOR Bochenski, (9) (Simek, Jones), 2:06
NOR Wishart, (1) (Bochenski, Simek), 3:20 (PP)
NOR Lundin, (2) (Karsums, Hall), 19:14

Second Period
NOR Jones, (3) (Bochenski, Jackson), 5:26

Third Period
BNG Hamel, (3) (Keller, Karlsson), 7:38
NOR Bochenski, (10) (Jones, Mihalik), 8:05
BNG Daugavins, (3) (Hennessy, Condra), 8:47

Brandon Bochenski, Blair Jones, and Ty Wishart were the game's three stars. Bochenski's 4 point night moves him over a point a game for the season with 16 in 15 games. He's currently 9th in the league in scoring. Jones has had two three point games in his last three contests, helping fill the void left when Ryan Craig was called up.

Don't look now, but Vladimir Mihalik has a three game point streak with four helpers in that span, helping the Admirals out offensively on the blueline in Matt Lashoff's absence due to injury.

Mike Lundin is on pace for a 48 point season. He's tied for 11th in the league in scoring for defensemen, as of this writing. I would consider he and Bochenski to be very strong candidates to be AHL All-Stars if they stay on schedule.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Lightning Recall Paul Szczechura

The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled prospect center Paul Szczechura from the Norfolk Admirals, Lightning Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton announced today. A spot opened on the Lightning roster after Tampa lost overaged prospect forward Drew Miller on waivers to the Detroit Red Wings earlier today.

Szczechura, 5-foot-10, 184 pounds, has played in all 14 games with the Admirals this season. He leads the team in points with 14 and assists with eight while also ranking third on the team in goals with six. Szczechura also has a power-play goal, a shorthanded goal and an even rating.

A native of Brantford, Ontario, Szczechura made his NHL debut with the Lightning last season, playing in 31 games and recording four goals with nine points. He ranked second among Tampa Bay rookies in goals, assists and points. He also played in 33 games with Norfolk in 2008-09, recording 13 goals and 29 points.

Szczechura has played in 114 career AHL games with Norfolk and Iowa. He has amassed 38 goals and 81 points. Originally undrafted, the Lightning signed Szczechura as a free agent on April 24, 2008.

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