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KHL Game Day: 11-25

Ekaterinburg 1 @ CSKA 4
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, DNP
Season totals: 25 GP, 4-3-7, -6, 8 PIM

Columbus prospect Nikita Filatov scored his 4th goal and 6th point in just 3 games since heading back to Russia for CSKA.

Magnitogorsk 5 @ Chekhov 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 22/25, 3.00 GAA, .880 sv%
Season totals: 25 GP, 10-13, 2 SO, 2.19 GAA, .917 sv%

Koshechkin got a goal and an assist from ex-Panthers prospect Toni Koivisto to help secure Koshechkin's first win in a Magnitogorsk jersey.

Lundin Back with Lightning

(Norfolk Admirals release) The Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL parent club of the Norfolk Admirals, have recalled defenseman Mike Lundin from the Admirals, Lightning Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton announced today.

Ashton hopes to ride Subway to WJHC

(Saskatoon StarPhoenix) During the next week, [Lightning 2009 first rounder] Carter Ashton will tote his Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey bag through three provinces for four games.

He'll tangle with familiar WHL foes in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Medicine Hat. But first, the 18-year-old winger has a Thursday date with the Russians in Kelowna, B.C.

"A lot of people will be watching that game," says Ashton, who'll represent Team WHL in the finale of the Subway Super Series. "It's another step towards the process (of earning an invitation to the national junior team's selection camp)."

For the rest of this story, please see the StarPhoenix by clicking here.

NCAA Game Night: 11-24-09

Boston University Terriers 6 @ Harvard Crimson 5 (OT)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 5-4-9, +2, 6 PIM

Killorn’s unassisted goal gave the Crimson a brief 2-1 lead early in the game. He has 10 shots in his last two games. Former Lightning prospect Justin Courtnall did not play for Boston. Courtnall has no points and two penalty minutes in seven games for BU this season after playing for his father (former NHLer Geoff Courtnall) in Victoria (BCHL) last season. BU, the defending NCAA champions, are 4-7-1 on the year and in the basement of Hockey East.

No.10 UMass Minutemen 6 @ No.18 Vermont Catamounts 2
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM

Vermont fell below .500 on the year at 4-5-1. UMass leads Hockey East and Vermont is tied for fifth. Marshall was centering Vermont’s fourth line.

KHL Game Day: 11-24

Omsk 7 @ Khabarovsk 1
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 19/20, 1.00 GAA, .950 sv%
Season totals: 22 GP, 12-9, 2 SO, 1.95 GAA, .913 sv%

Ramo enjoyed the support of a 2 goal and 2 assist effort by Jaromir Jagr to capture his 12th win of the season. Ramo sits in second in the KHL in GAA. The Lightning's goaltending situation organization-wide is an embarassment of riches.

Togliatti 1 @ Kazan 2
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 7-1-8, -1, 12 PIM

Kazionov played 12:54 in the match and was 4-for-4 on faceoffs. Kazan superstar Alexei Morozov had 2 assists in the match to take him to 16 goals and 30 points in 25 games. He's currently 5th in the league in scoring and 2nd in goals.

KHL Game Day: 11-23

Ekaterinburg 0 @ Novgorod 1
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 4-3-7, -6, 8 PIM

Kazionov played 12:08 in the match, but was on the ice for Novgorod's third period winner.

Magnitogorsk 0 @ CSKA 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 9-13, 2 SO, 2.15 GAA, .918 sv%

Prized Columbus prospect Nikita Filatov had a pair of goals for CSKA in the match.

Dynamo Moscow 1 @ Spartak Moscow 4
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-5-7, -3, 18 PIM

Harju played 15:35 and was 58% on draws. His lifelong teammate Linus Omark assisted on Dynamo's only goal. Former Lightning center Martin Cibak had a goal in the match for Spartak, his 8th of the season.

Lightning Reassign Lundin to Norfolk

The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned defenseman Mike Lundin to the Norfolk Admirals, Lightning Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Lawton announced today.

Lundin, a 6-foot-2, 197-pound defenseman from Burnsville, Minnesota, appeared in one game with the Lightning after being recalled last Saturday. He logged 13:29 in Tampa Bay’s 4-3 victory over Atlanta last night.

Lundin has appeared in 20 games with the Admirals this season scoring two goals and nine assists. His 11 points leads all defensemen and ranks fifth overall with Norfolk while tying him for 16th in the American Hockey League in scoring among defensemen. Lundin, who also led the Admirals in scoring by defensemen last season, has appeared in 71 career AHL games (all with Norfolk) and has six goals and 36 assists in those games.

CHL Game Night: 11-22-09


Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2
D Mark Barberio, Q: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 22 GP, 2-13-15, +4, 22 PIM

Moncton put themselves in a 3-0 hole and could never recover. Former Lightning prospect Michael Ward finished his season with Cape Breton last season after a trade from Lewiston. He was not offered a contract by Tampa Bay, but signed with Vancouver. The Canucks re-assigned him to Cape Breton, where as a co-captain he has 15 assists (0 goals) in 17 games so far this year. He had 17 points in 30 games with the Eagles after the trade last year; 17 in 35 with Lewiston.


Belleville Bulls 0 @ Brampton Battalion 3
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 21 GP, 4-4-8, E, 22 PIM
With Bulls: 8 GP, 2-3-5, +2, 2 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste earned his first two penalty minutes as a Bull.

Erie Otters 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 3
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Did not play.
Season Totals: 6 GP, 3-2-1-0, 3.00 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Erie is on a 0-2-2-0 streak. Janus got the night off.

Guelph Storm 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 11
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 25 GP, 6-8-14, +11, 8 PIM

This is confusing. Panik was coming off a two goal game, his team scored 11, had six even strength goals, and somehow Panik goes without a point and has a team-worst minus-two rating.

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 6
LW Matais Sointu, OTT: Did not play.
Season Totals: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM

Ottawa is on a 5-0-1 streak and are now at .500 on the year.

London Knights 4 @ Oshawa Generals 1
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 18 GP, 7-9-2-0, 3.45 GAA, .893 sv%, 1 SO

Zador got the night off.

AHL Game Day: 11-22 Admirals at Sharks



Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the loss.

First Period
WOR McCarthy, (2) (Zalewski, Mashinter), 18:08

Second Period
NOR Syroczynski, (3) (Smolenak), 16:11

Third Period
WOR Quirk, (1) (Callahan), 1:10
WOR Curadeau, (1) (Groulx, Stalock), 4:12
NOR Jones, (5) (Smolenak, Graham), 16:01

Blair Jones was named the game's third star. That's 4 goals and 12 points in his last 10 games. You wonder if and when Jones will get an NHL shot.

Norfolk drops back below .500 and now must regroup back at home in Norfolk.

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KHL Game Day: 11-22

Nizhnekamsk 5 @ Kazan 3
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG

Kazionov played 11:16 in the match. Alexei Morozov had 1 goal and 1 assist for Kazan.

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