NHL Game Day: 11-22 Lightning at Thrashers

Stinks to give Atlanta anything, but it was important for the Lightning to get two points.

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ATL-3 (OT)

Antero Niittymaki allowed 3 goals on 31 shots for the win.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
TB 5:45, Veilleux 1 (Konopka, Foster)
TB 19:36, Malone 14 (St Louis, Stamkos)

Third Period
ATL 5:29, Enstrom 3 (Kozlov, Antropov)
TB 9:20, Foster 1 (Tanguay, St Louis)(PP)
ATL 15:37, Kozlov 2 (Antropov)
ATL 17:29, Kane 7 (White, Enstrom)

Overtime
TB 2:56, Stamkos 15 (St Louis)

Don't look now, but after going scoreless in his first 10 games of the season, Kurtis Foster has 1 goal in 3 points in the last couple of games.

Steve Downie had 4 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 11:03 on graduation night. Congratulations to Downie on his 82nd career NHL game, which graduates him from prospect status on this website.

Zenon Konopka had a helper and was +1 with 2 hits in 8:15.

Paul Szczechura had 1 shot in 15:32.

James Wright was -1 with 3 shots and 1 hit in 13:50.

Victor Hedman was +1 with 3 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 20:25.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

CHL Game Night: 11-22-09

OHL

Plymouth Whalers 1 @ Belleville Bulls 3
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 20 GP, 4-4-8, +2, 20 PIM
With Bulls: 7 GP, 2-3-5, +4, 0 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste scored the game’s insurance marker late in the third.

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Barrie Colts 4
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 24 GP, 11-14-25, +8, 12 PIM

Barrie set a team record with their 11th straight win. Like DeCoste, Hutchings (pictured) scored the game’s insurance marker late in the third. Hutchings has points in two straight games.

Erie Otters 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 3
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Loss, 32 saves on 34 shots, *Third Star*
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%

Janus lost his third in a row (one in OT), but earned Third Star for the game. The Attack hit an empty net to give the game its final score.

NCAA Game Night: 11-21-09

Clarkson Golden Knights 2 @ Harvard Crimson 2
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (boarding), 5 SOG
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-3-7, +2, 6 PIM

Clarkson scored twice in the third period to force a tie with Harvard. The Crimson is now 1-4-2 on the year.

No.1 Miami Redhawks 1 @ Western Michigan Broncos 1
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 12 GP, 1-3-4, -6, 16 PIM

A good showing by the Broncos, earning a tie with the No.1 team in the country. WMU is 5-5-2 this season, Dan Boyle's Miami Redhawks 9-1-4.

NHL Game Night: 11-21 Lightning at Hurricanes

Strange. I had forgotten what a regulation loss feels like.

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CAR-3

Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the loss.

First Period
TB 15:18, St Louis 5 (Foster, Lecavalier)(PP)

Second Period
CAR 2:35, Ruutu 6 (Whitney, Pitkanen)(PP)
CAR 13:46, Jokinen 6 (Corvo, LaRose)

Third Period
CAR 15:37, LaRose 1 (Samsonov, Corvo)

It was a tough spot to be in, flying 5 hours cross country. The important thing is to now allow the loss to snowball. They have Atlanta tomorrow night and that's a game they really need to get two points out of.

Steve Downie had 1 shot and, oh my gosh, 7 hits in 15:01. He's really playing well, and tomorrow night's game against Atlanta will be his 82nd career NHL game, which graduates him from prospect status here on BP.

Zenon Konopka had 1 hit and was 78% on draws in 7:03.

Paul Szczechura had 1 shot in 12:33.

James Wright had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 12:18.

Victor Hedman was -2 in 22:45 and really got rocked on a hit trying to cross the opposing blueline on a rush. He seems a little rudderless at times without Matias Ohlund around.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-21 Admirals at Pirates

Admirals now fall to .500 on their Northeast swing and for the season.

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POR-4

Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 22 shots for the loss.

First Period
NOR Keller, (5) (Bochenski, Lashoff), 7:50
POR Schutz, (1) (Whitmore), 12:27

Second Period
POR Generous, (1) (Rank, Schutz), 4:47
POR Schiestel, (1) (Byron, Gerbe), 5:29
NOR Fritz, (1) (Lawrence, Syroczynski), 14:48

Third Period
POR McCormick, (4) (Gogulla), 18:58 (EN)

It's nice to be able to take Matt Lashoff's face off the milk carton.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 11-20 and 11-21

November 20th

Yulaev 6 @ Omsk 5 (OT)
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 30/36, 5.81 GAA, .833 sv%

Ramo's team fell in overtime despite a goal and an assist from Norwegian star Patrik Thoresen.

Kazan 4 @ Togliatti 1
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

Kazionov played 10:48 in the match. The KHL's best player, Alexei Morozov, had a pair of assists in the match for Kazan.

November 21st

Ekaterinburg 8 @ Chekhov 3
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

Kazionov scored his 4th goal of the season in a wild Ekaterinburg scoring fest. Eight separate goal scorers found the sheet for Kazionov's team.

Magnitogorsk 1 @ Novgorod 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 18/21, 3.00 GAA, .857 sv%

That was not the debut Koshechkin probably wanted.

KHK MVD 3 @ Dynamo Moscow 4
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG

Harju assisted on a late first period goal and was 78% on draws in 13:53.

Lundin Recalled From Norfolk

With veteran Matias Ohlund nursing an injury, the Lightning have recalled Mike Lundin from Norfolk of the AHL, Damian Crisdotero of the Times reports. They have also summoned Matt Smaby back from his conditioning stint with the Admirals as well.

Game Preview: Bolts @ Hurricanes 11-21-09

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NCAA Game Night: 11-20-09

St. Lawrence Saints 3 @ Harvard Crimson 2
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 6 GP, 4-3-7, +2, 4 PIM

Killorn’s fourth goal of the year brought Harvard within a goal of St. Lawrence with a half period to go, but they couldn’t complete the comeback. Killorn’s line, which includes Michael Biega (undrafted) and Louis Leblanc (Canadiens) combined for 23 of Harvard’s 44 shots on goal in the game.

No.1 Miami Redhawks 3 @ Western Michigan Broncos 0
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (high sticking, roughing), 1 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 1-3-4, -5, 16 PIM

Witkowski’s two game point streak came to an end. The Redhawks, the country's No.1 ranked team (USCHO), scored two shorthanded goals. WMU was limited to just 15 shots.

CHL Game Night: 11-20-09

Panik breaks out of his slump ... overtime games galore ... tough night for goalies.

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