ECHL Game Night: 11-29-14

Florida Everblades 2 at Wheeling Nailers 3

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 2-3-5, +3, 2 PIM, 13 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, L, 59:02 MIN, 3 GA, 25 SH, 22 SVS
Season totals: 11 GP, 8-2-0-1, 2.16 GAA, 0.911 SV%, 2 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 9 GP, 3-0-3, +3, 16 PIM, 14 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 10 GP, 3-2-5, +2, 9 PIM, 14 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

They say all good things come to an end, which includes the Everblades 6-game win streak and Allen York's personal 8-game streak. Florida's 3rd period comeback falls 1 goal short, as Wheeling's Riley Brace scored two 2nd period power-play goals to break open a scoreless 1st period. York last lost on Oct 24th, and the Everblades had reeled off wins in 11 of their last 12 contests. Florida's big road trip continues Wednesday night in Kalamazoo against the Wings.

Allen Americans 1 at Wichita Thunder 3

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, *THIRD STAR*
Season totals (ECHL): 17 GP, 7-10-17, +5, 10 PIM, 51 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, +1, 5 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 0-3-3, -2, 32 PIM, 16 SOG

The Thunder now on a little 3-game win streak in an important home win against the division leading Americans. Lightning forward prospect Danick Gauthier potted the insurance goal with less than four minutes to play, earning Third Star honors. Dan "Stylin" Milan fought Gary Steffes in the 2nd period when the game was knotted 1-1. Wichita has clawed their way back up to 3rd in the division behind the Americans and the Tulsa Oilers, whom they play Sunday afternoon in Wichita.

NHL Game Night: 11-29-14 Senators at Lightning

Lightning outlast Senators.


Ben Bishop allowed 1 goal on 27 shots for the victory. He made several key stops, including a denial on a shorthanded 3-on-1 by Ottawa to keep the Lightning in contact before they pulled away in the Third Period.

First Period
18:13 OTT Legwand (3), (Karlsson, Turris)(PP)

Second Period
5:13 TB Callahan (11), (Stamkos, Killorn)

Third Period
1:16 TB Killorn (7), (Stralman, Callahan)
8:09 TB Morrow (1), (Paquette)
13:53 TB Kucherov (9), (Johnson, Garrison)(PP)

Bishop, Ryan Callahan, and Alex Killorn were the game's three stars.

Just an efficient, professional, workmanlike effort by the Lightning to nullify a good goaltending effort by Robin Lehner. They leveraged the fact Ottawa was on the downside of a back-to-back and ultimately wore the Sens down with their depth, eventually getting goals from three different lines.

Of note: first, Victor Hedman returned and was a beasty, particularly in the defensive third. Second, Jon Cooper rolled out a couple of new lines, including a Drouin/Filppula/Connolly line that shows some promise. I wish Connolly was a little harder on the puck on the forecheck, but that line has a chance of doing something. I wonder what would happen, though, if Cooper elected to but speedster J.T. Brown on the right side of that line for puck retrieval and general mischief-making purposes. Hmmmmm.

Cedric Paquette had a nice helper on Morrow's first goal of the season and was +1 with 1 hit in 10:58.

Jonathan Drouin had 1 shot and 2 hits in 14:14. The ice time will continue to creep up as he continues to play a well-rounded game like he did tonight.

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AHL Game Night: 11-29-14 Crunch at Bears

Vasya rising up.


Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 29 shots for the victory. That's 2 quality starts out of his last 3, including the command performance in the Frozen Dome game. Now, if I'm Zettler, I declare Vasilevskiy the hot hand and see if I can ride him a little while. Time to see if that talent can translate to more results. Even without superior centermen, I feel Syracuse should score plenty of goals. They'll go as far as the goaltending takes them, though.

First Period
SYR Paradis, (6) (Gourde, Mormina), 6:06

Second Period
HER Galiev, (3) (Carrick, Kennedy), 16:41 (PP)

Third Period
SYR Kunyk, (3) (Vermin), 1:58
SYR Kunyk, (4) (Mormina), 14:51 (PP)
SYR Marchessault, (8) (Gourde), 19:04

Cody Kunyk, Philippe Paradis, and Vasilevskiy were the game's three stars. Kunyk pots the GWG and the insurance goal in a good night's work. Paradis has 5 goals and 6 points in 3 games this week, essentially daring Bolt Prospects not to select him Player of the Week. With 2 helpers, Yanni Gourde now has 9 goals and 18 points in 13 November contests. He and Jonathan Marchessault are now tied for 8th in the AHL in scoring (at the moment of this posting) with several others, 4 points back of the leader.

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Liiga Game Day: 11-29-14

Sport 0 vs. HPK 3
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 8:38 in HPK's 3-0 victory over Sport. Preds 4th round pick Juuse Saros stopped all 39 shots he faced for the shutout.

KHL Game Day: 11-29-14

Chelyabinsk 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 3 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, OT Win, 16/18, 1.90 GAA, .889 sv%
Season totals: 28 GP, 19-3-4, 3 SO, 1.58 GAA, .940 sv%

Ex-NHLer Jan Bulis had a goal in defeat for Chelyabinsk in their 3-2 OT loss to Magnitka.

Khanty-Mansiysk 4 vs. Ekaterinburg 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 9-7-16, +1, 10 PIM

Nikita Gusev had the eventual GWG in 13:32 of ice time as Yugra smashed Ekatinburg 4-0. The goal was Gusev's 9th of the campaign, setting a new career high. Yugra also got a goal from ex-Sharks first rounder Lukas Kaspar.

Bratislava 2 vs. Mytischi 1 (SO)
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-2-3, E, 16 PIM

Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 13 GP, 3-7-3, 1 SO, 2.41 GAA, .909 sv%

Undrafted Rok Ticar laid the smack down on Mytischi with a goal and the shootout winner in Slovan's 2-1 victory. Dmitry Korobov played 23:43 in the defeat.

ECHL Game Night: 11-28-14

Florida Everblades 5 at Wheeling Nailers 1

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 2-3-5, +3, 2 PIM, 10 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, DNP
Season totals: 10 GP, 8-1-0-1, 2.07 GAA, 0.914 SV%, 2 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 8 GP, 3-0-3, +3, 16 PIM, 13 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 9 GP, 3-2-5, +2, 9 PIM, 12 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

With four Everblade standouts recalled to the American League (Lynch, Trivino, Cornell, and Desjardins), Lightning notables shone in Florida's 5-1 road blowout against the Nailers in Wheeling. Bolt camper Mike Aviani notched a goal and an assist, Jeff Costello tallied a power play marker, and Lightning prospect Artem Sergeev scored his 2nd goal of the season. Florida plays the Nailers again Saturday night.

Wichita Thunder 4 at Missouri Mavericks 1

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, *SECOND STAR*
Season totals (ECHL): 16 GP, 6-10-16, +4, 8 PIM, 48 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 27 PIM, 15 SOG

The Thunder follows up their 6-0 drubbing of the Mavericks last weekend with a 4-1 road victory Friday night against the same Mavericks. Like last weekend, Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier played a starring role with two primary assists, one on the power play, and garnering Second Star honors. The Thunder returns home Saturday and Sunday for games against Allen and Tulsa.

NCAA Game Night: 11-28-14

No. 11 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 @ No. 2 North Dakota 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 13 GP, 3-1-4, E, 23 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

O’Donnell is out indefinitely with an injury. He took a big hit last game but returned to finish the contest. The team shut him down after further evaluation.

UMass Minutemen 3 @ No. 14 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 1-11-12, -2, 19 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

Peca assisted on QU’s second goal, coming at 18:26 of the third period, but the Bobcats couldn’t complete the comeback. Henry Dill (undrafted) made 37 saves for UMass.

No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers 6 @ No. 12 Boston College Eagles 2

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 26 shots
Season totals: 11 GP, 8-3-0, 2.18 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Wilcox won a match-up against Canucks second rounder Thatcher Demko and Boston College, 6-2. The Gophers had a 3-0 lead entering the third period before the Eagles cut the lead to 3-2 six minutes in. Minnesota responded with two 5-on-5 goals and an empty-netter.

*USCHO poll used

Juniors Game Night: 11-28-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Moncton Wildcats 5 (SO)

C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 14/19 FO, 1 Hit
Season totals: 18 GP: 1-11-13, -5, 14 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Darcy (pictured) broke his personal 3-game pointless streak with two assists, and was a highlight save away from a third assist on a potential game-winner in the final seconds of overtime. Moncton won the shootout, 1-0, but their goal came after a lengthy review to see if the puck slid into the net under Francois Brassard’s pad as Brassard’s momentum carried him into the net. The Eagles fought back from down 4-1 to tie the game. Both of Darcy’s assists came in the third period. Conor Garland (undrafted) had a goal and three assists for Moncton. Garland, who is listed at 5-8 (generous), is second in the league in points with 50 in 27 games.

Quebec Remparts 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1

W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 22 GP, 17-21-38, +19, 26 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Erne had his 10-game point streak snapped, but Quebec still got the win, 3-1 in Gatineau. Erne had 20 points in the 10-game streak. He has at least a point in 14 of his last 16 games.

Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 1 @ Sarnia Sting 2

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-0-0, E, 8 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 6-18-24, E, 52 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo took a double-minor for spearing in the first period and later added holding and roughing penalties. Sarnia continues to climb in the standings.

Plymouth Whalers 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 5

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 7-3-10, -8, 34 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

DiGiacinto’s first goal in five games tied the contest for Windsor, and the Spits got the winner two minutes later to beat the Whalers, 5-4.

Peterborough Petes 1 @ Ottawa 67’s 2 (SO)

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 5-8-13, -13, 41 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

The Petes managed only 16 shots through three periods and overtime, but nearly stole two points in Ottawa. The 67’s won the shootout, 2-0. Winger Travis Konecny, the first overall pick in the 2013 OHL draft and who is expected to go in the first round this summer, had Ottawa’s goal.

Western Hockey League

Swift Current Broncos @ Calgary Hitmen

D Ben Thomas, CAL: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-11-13, +4, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Thomas suffered a lower body injury last Sunday and is out for about a week.

Paradis Nets Hat Trick, But Crunch Fall to Senators

By Jeremy Houghtaling

A night that would otherwise be memorable for all the right reasons was soured for Philippe Paradis.

The Syracuse forward netted a natural hat trick in less than a five minute span to turn a two-goal deficit into a Crunch lead late in the first period. But the Binghamton Senators rallied for four goals in the third to top Syracuse, 6-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

"It doesn't matter how many goals you score, you just need the two points at the end of the day," Paradis said. "We didn't do it."

AHL Game Night: 11-28-14 Senators at Crunch

Bingo crushes Crunch in Third Period fiasco.


Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 5 goals on 32 shots for the victory. At some point, patience wears thin waiting for what should be one of the better goaltending tandems in the AHL to play like it.

First Period
BNG Schneider, (5) (Johnson, Guptill), 8:16
BNG Schneider, (6) (Pageau, Johnson), 10:41
SYR Paradis, (3) (Gourde, Richard), 11:10
SYR Paradis, (4) (Dotchin, Richard), 13:29
SYR Paradis, (5) , 15:52 (SH/PS)

Second Period

Third Period
BNG Prince, (7) , 1:50
BNG Prince, (8) (D. Grant), 8:00 (PP)
BNG D. Grant, (6) (Prince, A. Grant), 17:10
BNG Dziurzynski, (1) (McCormick), 19:14 (EN)

Philippe Paradis was the game's first star and had a natural hat trick. Wasted.

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