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, â€œthe 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.â€
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 â€“ probably a good thing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Niitty steals a point, and the Lightning shooters continue to make fools of themselves in the shootout.
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.
NJ 0:50, Zajac 6 (Fraser)
TB 4:34, Stamkos 10 (St. Louis, Malone)
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.
Harvard Crimson 5 @ Dartmouth Big Green 3
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *First Star*
Harvardâ€™s regular and conference season debut was a good one for both the team and Killorn. The sophomore scored twice and added an assist in the second period to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead. His assist came on a goal by Canadienâ€™s first rounder Louis Leblanc.
No.10 Vermont Catamounts 1 @ Maine Black Bears 4
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (hitting from behind), 1 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM
Marshall scored his second career goal and first of the season, but No.10 Vermont struggled overall against the Black Bears in Orono. Marshallâ€™s goal came on a slap shot from the right circle that beat the goalie through his five-hole.
Western Michigan Broncos 1 @ No.20 Michigan State Spartans 2
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (high sticking)
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 6 PIM
Witkowskiâ€™s first collegiate point came on the power play. He fired a slap shot that was saved, but the Broncos scored on the rebound to make the score 2-1 in the third period.
Windsor Spitfires 7 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 4
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM (goaltender interference)
Season Totals: 16 GP, 4-7-11, +13, 6 PIM
RW Kyle DeCoste, SSM: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 12 GP, 1-1-2, -3, 20 PIM
Panikâ€™s linemate, Eric Wellwood (Flyers), had four goals in the game. DeCoste notched his first assist of the season in the loss.
Barrie Colts 7 @ Guelph Storm 5
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season totals: 16 GP, 8-10-18, +7, 8 PIM
Hutchings failed to register a point in a game for the fifth time this season.
Brampton Battalion 4 @ Ottawa 67â€™s 7
LW Matais Sointu, OTT: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 3-4-7, +4, 4 PIM
A big win for Ottawa. Sointu has been nursing a sore foot caused by a blocked shot.
Seattle Thunderbirds 4 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 9-6-15, -7, 24 PIM
Ashton extended his point streak to three games, albeit in a bad loss to last place Seattle. Lethbridge found themselves down 4-1 entering the third period, but despite a 15-2 shot advantage in the period couldnâ€™t come all the way back.
Goal support, please.
Jaroslav Janus allowed 1 goal on 20 shots in the loss.
SYR Picard, (5) (Roy, MacKenzie), 0:32
SYR Pelletier, (3) (Fritsche, MacKenzie), 19:27 (EN)
Janus was named the game's second star. Norfolk outshot Syracuse 32-21 in the game. There's too much veteran talent in Norfolk to keep struggling offensively like this.
Box score from TheAHL.com.