Two streaks are over; one remains.
After 14 games, Marek Bartanus finally registered a point. Granted, it was "just" an assist, but considering how much Bartanus has struggled to hit the scoresheet lately, it's to be cheered.
Well, maybe not loudly.
The assist came with under 30 seconds left in a game that was already out of reach for Windsor. Owen Sound led 7-4 before Bartanus got a second assist on the Attack's eighth marker.
While that was cutting it close, he did finish a plus-3, breaking his 26 game streak without finishing a game on the plus side of his plus/minus rating. The last time he finished a game with a plus was November 3 when he was plus-3 and had 4 assists in a game against Oshawa.
Bartanus' streak of games without a goal is now at 21, however. He last scored just before the American Thanksgiving, 11-22-06, also in a game against Oshawa.
Bartanus has 4 goals and 13 assists for 17 points in 42 games this year. He had 19 points (7 goals) in 49 games last season.
Johnstown, PA (February 8, 2007) â€“ The Johnstown Chiefs on Thursday announced that forward Brandon Elliott and defenseman Doug Andress have been recalled to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, and that Adam Henrich has been reassigned from Springfield to Johnstown.
Stats as of Feb 7th, 2007
Dusty Collins - Forward - Senior - Northern Michigan University
GP 32 G 2 A 2 PTS 4 PIM 30 +/- -8 PPG 0 SHG 0 GWG 0
Art Femenella - Defense - Senior - University of Vermont
GP 13 G 1 A 2 PTS 3 PIM 42 +/- +2 PPG 0 SHG 0 GWG 0
Mike Lundin - Defense - Senior - University of Maine
GP 27 G 4 A 9 PTS 13 PIM 2 +/- 0 PPG 3 SHG 0 GWG 1
Dane Crowley and Everett shutout their rival, Try-City, 5-0 in another fight filled third period between the two. Crowley was scoreless and plus-1 and got into the fisticuffs with 9 penalty minutes. Crowley fought 6-0, 194-pound center Joel Broda. He had a roughing penalty tacked onto his fighting major and a boarding penalty earlier in the game.
Meanwhile, Prince George and Vladimir Mihalik dropped their second in a row, 3-2 in Vancouver. Mihalik was minus-2 with a minor penalty. The Cougars managed just 16 shots on goal.
Kevin Quick was scoreless but played a key defensive role in the game, finishing a +1 in Salisbury School's 1-0 win over Taft School. The defensemen also picked up 2 PIM.
The win marked the 8th in a row for the Knights (14-3-2, 6-3-1) who sit in second in the Founders League one point behind first place Avon Old Farms. The Knights host Loomis Chaffee School (4-13-0, 1-8-0) from Windsor, CT. on Saturday.
Now THAT'S an impressive win.
Morgan Cey stopped 23 of 24 shots faced in the win. Someone break up Johnstown's checking line. Eric Przepiorka led the Chiefs attack tonight with 1 goal and 1 assist while Ryan Gibbons had a pair of assists. Brandon Elliot stayed hot scoring his 10th goal of the season while Randy Rowe and Maxime Boisclair had the other Chiefs goals. Andrew Martens and John Adams had individual helpers.
A convincing win on the road against the first place team in the North Division is a strong strong signal the Chiefs have righted their ship and are ready to make a run toward the playoffs. Johnstown improves to 1 game under .500 and are 5 points back of 4th place Toledo. The Chiefs have won three straight games.
JHN Boisclair, (12) (Martens), 2:54 (PP)
JHN Przepiorka, (6) (Gibbons, Adams), 3:10
CIN Stewart, (6) (Starling, Aubin), 7:07
JHN Elliott, (10) (Przepiorka, Gibbons), 7:56
JHN Rowe, (13) , 14:03
Game sheet from ECHL.com.
LOW Pelley, (9) (Harant, Mottau), 8:49
SPR Henrich, (2) (Rogers, Wanvig), 13:25
LOW Marshall, (5) (Ryznar, Pihlman), 6:33
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
And now it's 5 points.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 29 of 31 shots before stopping 1 of 2 shooters in the shootout for the win. King Holmer's perfection on a shot by shot basis goes by the board, but he still has yet to be bested by another goaltender in the penalty shot session. The Lightning's goals came from Vincent Lecavalier and Blair Jones, with Jones' goal being the first of his young NHL career. Ryan Craig, Brad Richards, Andre Roy and Tim Taylor had individual assists. The Lightning were a perfect 3-for-3 in the shootout with goals from the big three: Lecavalier, Richards and St. Louis.
Jones was +1 in 7:03 tonight with 1 shot, 1 hit and 2 takeaways. He was 1 for 2 on draws as well.
With the Lightning's win and Atlanta's shootout loss tonight the Lightning have moved to within 5 points of the division lead with a game in hand. The Lightning also have moved within 2 points of 4th place Montreal which lost to Carolina tonight.
Tampa Bay 2:23, Vincent Lecavalier 34 (power play) (Ryan Craig, Brad Richards)
Tampa Bay 4:18, Blair Jones 1 (Andre Roy, Tim Taylor)
Los Angeles 1:13, Mike Weaver 1 (Derek Armstrong, Dustin Brown)
Los Angeles 7:41, Mike Weaver 2 (Brian Willsie, Anze Kopitar)
Los Angeles- Kopitar
Tampa Bay- Lecavalier, Richards, St. Louis
Game sheet from NHL.com.