Kevin Quick scored his first professional goal and Justin Keller added two markers of his own including a short-handed tally to lead an impressive Augusta comeback to defeat Elmira 5-3. Quick added a power-play assist and was +4 on the night. Keller's two goal effort earned him FIRST STAR honors behind a game-high 7 shots. The first half of the game was all Elmira as the Jackals went up 3-0 on the Lynx. Augusta would battle back in the second half of the game with 5 unanswered goals, kick-started by Patrick Bordaleau's power play goal assisted by Quick. Keller followed with his two goals to even the score, before Quick's game-winner gave the Lynx their first lead of the night. Riku Helenius yielded the pipes tonight to Joel Martin, but is expected to return to action Sunday afternoon against the Reading Royals.
Some nights you get the bear, and some nights the bear kicks your butt, steals your wallet, and rides away with your girl.
Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 43 shots in his Admirals season debut.
RFD Brophey, (1) (Dowell, Hambly), 0:39
RFD Sawyer, (2) (Brent, Pelletier), 19:57 (PP)
RFD Kontiola, (5) (Brent, Skille), 13:20 (PP)
RFD Brent, (2) (Klinkhammer, Hambly), 14:17 (SH)
Remind me again why the Lightning organization decided not bring Klinkhammer back?
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Dan Boyle's revenge.
Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 45 shots in the loss.
07:57 SJ Marcel Goc, (Dan Boyle, Mike Grier)
18:00 SJ Ryane Clowe, (Christian Ehrhoff, Joe Pavelski)(PP)
16:28 SJ Devin Setoguchi, (Joe Thornton, Rob Blake)
If you needed a clear indication of just how far the Lightning are from being a Stanley Cup contender, there it is.
Steven Stamkos was -2 in 13:57 with 3 shots and 4 hits. He was also 0-for-2 in the faceoff circles.
Firsts for Jung, Witkowski ... another goal for Tyrell ... Barberio left off the list
Trois Rivieres 1 @ No.20 Harvard Crimson 3 (exhibition)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HU: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
A center in high school last year, Killorn (pictured) lined up at right wing for Harvard on the second line. Killorn, who finished last year among U.S. prep scoring leaders, scored a power play goal on a rebound in the first period of his first collegiate game and led the team in shots on goal. Freshmen accounted for all three Crimson goals.
No.11 Vermont Catamounts 2 @ No.3 Boston College Eagles 3
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: Did not play
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
UMass Minutemen 1 @ No.4 New Hampshire Wildcats 1
D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (holding, high sticking)
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 6 PIM
The Admirals come roaring back to secure a point on the road in a tough barn.
Karri Ramo stopped 39 of 43 shots, including 12 in overtime, before surrendering 3 goals on 5 attempts in the extra session for the penalty shot loss. If you made me name Ramo's biggest weakness, shootouts would probably be it.
RFD Klinkhammer, (2) (Dowell, Brophey), 1:42
RFD Sawyer, (1) (Bickell, Skille), 16:18
RFD Brent, (1) (Barker, Crawford), 1:00 (PP)
NOR Smolenak, (4) (Segal, Mihalik), 7:31
NOR Bochenski, (3) (Smolenak), 16:50
NOR Jones, (1) (Simek, Wishart), 17:54
NOR Heward, (1) (Hutchinson), 0:24 (PP)
RFD Pelletier, (3) (Blunden, Groulx), 10:03
Radek Smolenak, who had another Gordie Howe hat trick, was named the game's second star. Through five games, Smolenak has 4 goals, 6 points, a +4 rating, and 37 penalty minutes.
Congratulations to Ty Wishart on his first point as a professional.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Justin Keller wasted no time in his bid for a recall to Norfolk by scoring Augusta's first goal of the night, just 9 minutes into the first period. The Lynx fell short of victory in their first ever game against the Jackals, losing to Elmira in an OT heartbreaker. Riku Helenius stopped 24 of 28 shots. Kevin Quick was pointless, and finished -1 with 2 shots and 4 PIMs.
Augusta tangles with Elmira again on Saturday night.
Matias Sointu, Ilves Jr. A, 7 GP, 1-1-2, 6 PIM, -6
Anton But, CSKA, 18 GP, 4-7-11, 16 PIM, -2
Dimitri Kazionov, Kazan, 17 GP, 5-5-10, 8 PIM, +3
Alexei Glukhov, Mytischi, 8 GP, 5-4-9, 8 PIM, +5
Ilya Solarev, Astana, 19 GP, 5-4-9, 10 PIM, +1
Albert Vishnyakov, Novokuznetsk, 3-5-8, 6 PIM, +1
Vitali Smolianinov, Astana, 14 GP, 1-2-3, 10 PIM, -4
Denis Kazionov, Khabarovsk, 6 GP, 0-0-0, 6 PIM, -3
Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti, 4-4-1, 1 SO, 2.24 GAA, .905 sv%
Michal Sersen, Bratislava, 17 GP, 2-3-5, 2 PIM, +8
Dimitri Kazionov had a goal and Anton But had an assist in Kazan's 2-1 shootout win over CSKA. Both Lightning prospects were scoreless in their penalty shot attempts in the shootout. But also finished +1 in the game.
Vasily Koshechkin did not play in Togliatti's 7-4 win over Chekhov.
Dimitri Kazionov had an assist, 2 penalty minutes, and was +1 in Kazan's 3-2 win over Spartak Moscow.
Alexei Glukhov had 1 goal and 1 assist in Mytischi's 6-5 shootout win over Magnitogorsk.
Vasily Koshechkin did not play in Togliatti's 5-3 loss to Spartak Moscow.
Alexei Glukhov had 2 penalty minutes in Mytischi's 5-3 win over Yulaev.
Dimitri Kazionov tallied his 5th goal of the season in Kazan's 3-2 win over Chekhov.
Anton But was -2 in CSKA's 4-2 loss to Nizhnekamsk.
Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless in Novokuznetsk's 3-0 loss to Novosibirsk.
Vasily Koshechkin allowed 3 goals on 22 shots in Togliatti's 3-2 loss to Yaroslavl. Koshechkin is now 4-4-1 on the season.
Alexei Glukhov did not play in Mytischi's 2-1 loss to Chelyabinsk.
Anton But had an assist in CSKA's 3-2 win over Chekhov.