KHL Game Day: 11-26

Dynamo Minsk 4 @ Dynamo Moscow 2
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-5-7, -3, 20 PIM

Harju played 15:51 in the match and was 60% on draws. Harju's teammate Linus Omark, an Edmonoton Oilers prospect, scored his 10th goal of the season in the match. Former NHL defenseman Richard Lintner scored the winner for Minsk.

NHL Game Night: 11-25 Maple Leafs at Lightning

Apologies for the lateness of this post, and apologies for the Lightning stubbing their toe for their first regulation loss at home of the year.

TOR-4
TB-3

Antero Niittymaki allowed 4 goals on 30 shots for the loss. It was an uncharacteristic performance for Niitty.

First Period
TOR 6:45, Kulemin 4 (Gunnarsson, Primeau)
TOR 11:54, Hagman 10 (Beauchemin, Gunnarsson)
TB 14:14, Meszaros 3 (Downie, Stamkos)(PP)
TB 14:44, Lecavalier 5 (Halpern, Tanguay)

Second Period
TOR 1:20, Hagman 11 (Grabovski, Exelby)
TB 7:51, Malone 15 (Stamkos, St Louis)
TOR 18:13, Stajan 6 (Gunnarsson)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Zenon Konopka had 2 hits in 9:44.

Paul Szczechura was -1 with 1 shot in 10:14.

James Wright was -1 with 1 blocked shot in 12:07.

Victor Hedman was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in 17:01.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-25 Penguins at Admirals

The losing streak hits four.

WBS-3
NOR-1

Riku Helenius allowed three goals on 31 shots for the loss.

First Period
WBS Wallace, (5) (Caputi, Smith), 11:22
WBS Wallace, (6) (Smith), 13:09
NOR Simek, (4) (Jones, Smolenak), 19:44 (PP)

Second Period
No scoring

Third Period
WBS Smith, (4) (Strait, Caputi), 0:33

Blair Jones now has 13 points in his last 11 games and a modest two game point streak. Radek Smolenak has three points in his last two games. Helenius has lost three of his last four, but his season-long GAA remains under two (1.99).

Box score from TheAHL.com.

67's Send Sointu to Sudbury

The OHL's Ottawa 67’s announced Wednesday that winger and Lightning prospect Matias Sointu was traded to the Sudbury Wolves for goaltender Francis Dupuis.

According to the Orleans Star, the trade represents an opportunity to gain more playing time for Sointu.

“Here in Ottawa, we have a solid group of young forwards and with Corey Cowick coming back in the New Year it looked like Matias wasn’t going to get the minutes he needs to continue his development,” 67's coach Chris Byrne told the Star. “In Sudbury, I think he’ll be a top-six forward and have the opportunity to develop at a faster pace. We thank him for his contribution to our team and wish him well with the Wolves.”

CHL Game Night: 11-25-09

OHL

Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 1
C Richard Panik, WSR: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 26 GP, 7-8-15, +13, 8 PIM

Windsor won its ninth straight as Panik scored his seventh of the year. His unassisted goal opened the game’s scoring.

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.

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