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CHL Game Night: 12-10-09

OHL

Erie Otters 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 3
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Loss, 46 saves on 49 shots
Season Totals: 8 GP, 4-3-1-0, 2.94 GAA, .919 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%
C Richard Panik, WSR: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 31 GP, 8-9-17, +14, 19 PIM

Welcome back, Mr. Janus (pictured). The Slovakia native returned from missing several games due to injury to reportedly put on a show in a loss to the CHL’s top ranked team, Windsor. Fellow Lightning prospect Richard Panik beat Janus early in the second period for what turned out to be the game winner for the Spits. It has been 23 games since Windsor lost in regulation.

Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 4 @ Oshawa Generals 5 (OT)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 33 saves on 37 shots
Season Totals: 24 GP, 11-9-2-1, 3.25 GAA, .900 sv%, 1 SO

Oshawa scored with just over a minute left in the game to tie it, then won it on Calvin de Haan’s power play goal in overtime. De Haan was a first round pick (12th overall) of the Islanders at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He has 19 points (5 goals) in 26 games this season for Oshawa. Zador has won four straight starts and has not lost in regulation in seven games.

NCAA Game Night: 12-9-09

Boston College Eagles 3 @ Harvard Crimson 2
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 4 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 5-4-9, E, 8 PIM

Harvard’s losing streak is now at 10 games.

CHL Game Night: 12-9-09

OHL

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Belleville Bulls 2 (SO)
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 28 GP, 10-8-18, -1, 26 PIM
With Bulls: 15 GP, 8-7-15, +1, 6 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

DeCoste’s point streak is now at five games. He shot first in the shootout for Belleville, but his attempt was stopped.

Barrie Colts 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 4 (OT)
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 31 GP, 18-21-39, +18, 22 PIM

Hutchings saw his goal-scoring streak end at seven games, but his point streak extend to nine games. His goal streak stands as the longest in the OHL this season. His point streak is the longest current streak in the league, with 16 games being the highest this year (Ryan Martindale, OTT). Barrie needed overtime to extend their win streak to 18 games.

NHL Game Night: 12-9-09 Oilers at Lightning

Lightning fall to .500. Season at a crossroads.

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TB-2

Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 32 shots for the loss.

First Period
TB 1:08, St. Louis 6 (Lecavalier, Malone)
EDM 11:21, Gilbert 2 (Nilsson, Stortini)

Second Period
EDM 6:31, Penner 17 (Gagner, Brule)
TB 7:34, Hedman 2 (St. Louis)
EDM 11:07, Stortini 3 (Stone)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Ryan Malone left in the first period with a lower body injury. Steven Stamkos didn't see the ice again after what turned out to be Edmonton's winning goal with an injury.

Messages are being sent. If they aren't received, changes are almost sure to be the next option.

Zenon Konopka was -1 with 12 penalty minutes, and was 80% on draws in 7:48.

Paul Szczechura was -2 with 2 shots and 1 hit and was 56% on draws in 20:50.

James Wright was -2 in 13:57.

Victor Hedman had a goal, 2 penalty minutes, 5 shots, 2 hits, and 2 blocked shots as he rose back to the 26 minute mark with 26:04 of ice time.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 12-9-09

Ekaterinburg 0 @ Omsk 4
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 21/21, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 26 GP, 15-10, 3 SO, 1.95 GAA, .916 sv%

Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 4-3-7, -10, 10 PIM

Ramo rebounded from his rough outing against Magnitogorsk by throwing a 21 save shutout against lowly Ekaterinburg. It was Ramo's third shutout of the season. Kazionov played 15:01 in the match for Ekaterinburg.

Magnitogorsk 4 @ Astana 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 27/27, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 17-13, 5 SO, 2.02 GAA, .925 sv%

Remember what we said about Koshechkin having a history of getting shutouts in bunches? After a small blip against Karri Ramo's Omsk in which he allowed 3 goals, Koshechkin threw his third shutout in his last four starts today by blanking Astana 4-0. Koshechkin now is along in first in the KHL in shutouts and sits tied for third with former NHLer Robert Esche in wins.

Dynamo Moscow 3 @ Togliatti 0
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 3-7-10, -5, 26 PIM

Dare we say that the slump is over? After floundering in his first 25 or so games in the KHL, Harju's scoring has seen a modest uptick, as he assisted on Linus Omark's 14th goal of the season today to cap a three goal Dynamo third period. Harju played 15:32 in the match and was 40% on draws. Detroit Red Wings property Jiri Hudler had his 12th and 13th goals of the season for Dynamo in the win.

Dynamo Riga 2 @ Kazan 4
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 10-1-11, E, 12 PIM

The elder Kazionov, who had 9 goals all of last season, potted his 10th of the season to cap a 4-2 win by Kazan over Dynamo Riga. Kazionov played 11:49 in the match.

Lethbridge Sends Ashton to Pats

(Regina Pats release) Regina Pats General Manager is proud to announce the acquisition of forwards Carter Ashton, Craig Orfino and a 3rd round pick in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft from the Lethbridge Hurricanes. In exchange, the Pats send 17 year old forward Graham Hood, 15 year old prospect Taylor Balog, a 2nd round pick in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft, as well as their 1st round pick in 2011.

Eighteen year old Carter Ashton is native of Saskatoon and was a 1st round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. This season he has 13 goals and 13 assists in 28 games with the Hurricanes.

CHL Game Night: 12-7-09

QMJHL

Moncton Wildcats 3 @ PEI Rocket 0
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 29 GP, 2-20-22, +7, 30 PIM

Shane Owen, who was waived by Erie of the OHL when Lightning prospect Jaroslav Janus returned to the Otters, improved to 5-1 for Moncton with a 30 save shutout and a First Star award against the Rocket.

CHL Game Night: 12-7-09

WHL

Medicine Hat Tigers 4 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM

Lethbridge scored three third period goals, but it wasn’t enough to complete the comeback. Ashton is second on the Hurricanes in goals and points. He leads in power play goals with seven – four more than anyone else on the team. He’s tied for the lead in shorthanded goals with one.

NHL Game Night: 12-7-09 Capitals at Lightning

They can skate with the Caps, but they couldn't finish their chances.

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TB-0

Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 34 shots for the loss.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
WSH 7:39, Ovechkin 19 (Semin)
WSH 12:32, Eric Fehr 8 (Fleischmann)
WSH 19:35, Ovechkin 20 (Fleischmann, Semin)(PP)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Steven Stamkos 0 shots on goal. I rest my case. The coaching staff needs to get on Steven hard to shoot the puck more. If I was Tocchet I'd tell Lecavalier, Stamkos, and St. Louis the first one to 5 shots in the next game gets $500.

Zenon Konopka was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 8:57 and was 50% on draws.

Paul Szczechura had 1 shot, 1 hit, and was 80% on draws in 13:17.

James Wright had 2 shots and was 50% on draws in 13:38.

Victor Hedman was -1 with 2 hits in 19:11.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 12-7-09

Ekaterinburg 4 @ Yulaev 3
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 4-3-7, -10, 10 PIM

Ekaterinburg got a pair of goals from Anatoli Nikontsev, including the winner in the final period, to help upset Yulaev 4-3. The younger Kazionov played 11:47 in the match.

Magnitogorsk 5 @ Omsk 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 38/41, 3.00 GAA, .927 sv%
Season totals: 31 GP, 16-13, 4 SO, 2.08 GAA, .923 sv%

Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 33/38, 5.00 GAA, .868 sv%
Season totals: 25 GP, 14-10, 2 SO, 2.03 GAA, .913 sv%

In a battle of Lightning goaltending titans in the KHL, it was Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitogorsk that came out on top. Magnitogorsk extended their lead in the East over Yulaev to five points with the victory. Omsk sits in third in the East, but is a full 18 points behind Magnitogorsk with 3 games in hand.

Dynamo Moscow 4 @ Kazan 2
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-6-9, -6, 26 PIM

Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 31 GP, 9-1-10, E, 12 PIM

The elder Kazionov opened the game's scoring with a second period marker from Danis Zaripov and Yarkko Immonen, and Kazan carried a 2-1 lead into the final frame. But, Johan Harju assisted on a Linus Omark goal to tie the game up 1:13 into the final period and Omark scored again with under five minutes left in regulation to help lead Dynamo to a 4-2 win over Kazan. The goals were Omark's 12th and 13th of the season. Harju played 18:45 in the match and was 37% on draws. Kazionov played 11:36 for Ak Bars.

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