Can the Bolts mimic the Volts? ... Good night for Witkowski ... Another First Star for Tokarski, who leads the WHL in four goaltending categories ... Jung-less Oil Kings cool off Fadden ... Stats for some possible draft targets ... What's wrong with Wright?
#5 Vermont Catamounts 2 @ Merrimack Warriors 3
F Matt Marshall Ver: 0-1-1, 2 SOG, +1
Season totals: 20GP, 1-2-3, 10 PIM, +2
Vermont goes 0 for 7 on PP, fails to keep pace with Northeastern and BU.
#3 Northeastern Huskies 5 @ Massachusetts Minutemen 3
D John Wessbecker UMASS: 0-0-0, 1 SOG, Even, 2 PIM
Season totals: 27GP, 0-4-4, 30 PIM, +8
Northeastern stays two points ahead of BU for HEast lead.
Colgate Raiders 2 @ Harvard Crimson 3
F Alex Killorn Har: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 23GP, 4-7-11, 40 PIM, -11
Marc Denis rises up to smite the Lightning organization.
Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the loss.
HAM Desharnais, (14) (Trotter, Maxwell), 16:20 (PP)
HAM Gainey, (4) (Jancevski, Carle), 7:08
Norfolk lost despite outshooting Hamilton 45-26. Marc Denis? Unbelievable.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned center Paul Szczechura to the Norfolk Admirals, it was announced today by Lightning Executive Vice President & General Manager Brian Lawton. He has been sidelined with a lower body injury since January 13.
Szczechura, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound center, had appeared in all 23 games for Norfolk prior to his first NHL call-up on December 1. He was leading the team with 11 goals, 13 assists and 24 points at the time. He also was tied for ninth in the AHL in scoring and tied for tenth in the league in goals at the time.
Szczechura made his NHL debut on December 2 with the Lightning in Philadelphia. Since then, he has played 18 games with Tampa Bay, scoring two goals and two assists with six penalty minutes. Szczechura, 23, signed a two-year deal as a free agent with the Lightning on April 24.
Martin St. Louis practically beat Toronto by himself.
Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 25 shots for the win.
10:58 TOR Stempniak (9), (unassisted)
12:30 TB Malone (17), (Krajicek, St. Louis)
13:24 TB Malone (18), (St. Louis, Smaby)
15:17 TB Recchi (12), (Lecavalier, St. Louis)(PP)
16:43 TB St. Louis (20), (Recchi, McKenna)(PP)
11:32 TOR Stempniak (10), (Kubina, Hagman)(PP)
12:46 TOR Hagman (17), (Grabovski, Finger)
06:01 TB Stamkos (7), (Prospal, Eminger)(PP)
13:28 TB Lecavalier (25), (Melichar, Murphy)
17:47 TOR Kulemin (9), (Mayers, Frogren)
Matt Smaby had an assist, 1 shot, 2 hits, and 3 blocked shots in 20:57.
Rimouski's streak continues ... The Soo and Tokarski end their streaks.
Sweden went 3-0-0 to capture the LG Games leg of the Euro Tour on Saturday.
Lightning prospect Johan Harju was a late addition to the team and had 1 goal in 3 games for the national team. His goal was an empty netter in a wild 6-4 win over the Czech Republic. Harju also had 2 penalty minutes in the tournament and was +1.
The exiled Radim Vrbata led the Czech Republic in scoring in the tournament with 2 goals and 3 points to go with an even rating in 3 games.
Janne Niskala suited up for Team Finland and was -1 in 3 games in the tournament.
Anton But was a late subtraction from Team Russia in the tournament.
Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM,7 SOG
Season totals: 53 GP, 12-23-35, +10, 40 PIM
Barberioâ€™s point streak is now at four games but Moncton couldnâ€™t close the door on the leagueâ€™s top team in a battle of division leaders. Drummondville (43-9-0-3) scored three unanswered goals, including two in the third period, to beat the Wildcats (40-10-2-3), who lead the Telus Atlantic Division.
Dollars to donuts, Stamkos' penalty shot was in.
Mike McKenna allowed 2 goals on 23 shots for the loss. Tampa Bay outshot the Thrashers 41-24, but a soft goal by McKenna ended up being the margin.
01:24 TB Roberts (4), (Downie, Stamkos)
09:52 ATL Stuart (1), (Perrin)(SH)
02:02 ATL Kozlov (18), (Peverley, Havelid)
19:50 ATL Kovalchuk (23), (unassisted)(EN)
Steve Downie had an assist, 2 shots, and 1 hit in 9:59.
Matt Smaby had 1 shot, 5 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 18:58.
David Koci was +1 with 1 hit in 6:48.
Harvard Crimson 3 vs. #15 Boston College Eagles 4
F Alex Killorn Har: Did not play.
Season totals: 22GP, 4-7-11, 38PIM, -10
In rematch of last years final, Harvard (5-14-4) comes up short in Beanpot consolation game. BC outshot the Crimson 46-22. Killorn was a scratch due to what is being called an "upper body injury." No word yet on how long he'll be out.
#1 Boston University beat #3 Northeastern 5-2 in championship game to win their 29th Beanpot.