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KHL Game Day: 11-29

Khabarovsk 2 @ Omsk 3 OT
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 29/31, 1.88 GAA, .935 sv%
Season totals: 23 GP, 13-9, 2 SO, 1.95 GAA, .914 sv%

Alexander Popov scored the winning goal in overtime to give Ramo his 13th win of the season.

Novgorod 2 @ Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 20/22, 2.00 GAA, .909 sv%
Season totals: 27 GP, 12-13, 2 SO, 2.14 GAA, .919 sv%

Koshechkin got 1 goal and 1 assist from former NHLer Stan Chistov in support of his 12th win of the year.

Chekhov 3 @ Ekaterinurg 4 (OT)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 4-3-7, -7, 10 PIM

Ekaterinburg got a pair of goals from Nikolai Bushuev, including the overtime winner, to help propel them to victory over Chekhov. The younger Kazionov played 9:27 in the match and has averaged 10:53 over the course of this season.

CHL Game Night: 11-28-09


Moncton Wildcats 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 4
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 24 GP, 2-17-19, +7, 24 PIM

Barberio has five points in his last three games after his second consecutive two assist game.


Belleville Bulls 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 24 GP, 7-6-13, +2, 22 PIM
With Bulls: 11 GP, 5-5-10, +4, 2 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

This was DeCoste’s (pictured) first three point game of the year, and second multipoint game. It was his first three point game since September 28, 2007, when he had three assists for Brampton.

Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Barrie Colts 4 (SO)
LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 23 GP, 3-7-10, +4, 8 PIM
With Sudbury: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM

LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 27 GP, 14-16-30, +11, 18 PIM

Hutchings has scored in four straight games and has points in his last five. Barrie is on a 15-0-0-1 streak. Sointu was one of five Sudbury shooters who failed to score in the shootout. Hutchings did not participate. Hutchings hit the 30-point mark for the season. He had 68 points in 63 games last season.

London Knights 3 @ Erie Otters 4
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-2-1-0, 2.93 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Janus did not dress for the game as he is still nursing an undisclosed injury. His backup, Ramis Sadikov (2010 draft), stopped 42 shots for the win.

Brampton Battalion 2 @ Oshawa Generals 1 (SO)
G Michael Zador, OSH: Shootout loss, 27 saves on 28 shots, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 20 GP, 7-9-2-1, 3.34 GAA, .897 sv%, 1 SO

One of two Brampton shooters scored against Zador. All three Generals shooters failed to beat Battalion goalie Patrick Killeen (Penguins 6/2008).


Lethbridge Hurricanes 1 @ Prince Albert Raiders 6
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 25 GP, 13-12-25, -6, 48 PIM

Lethbridge is last in the Eastern Conference at 8-15-3-1. Their 20 points are the second fewest in the league, 10 points ahead of Prince George.

NCAA Game Night: 11-28-09

Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: Did not play.
Season Totals: 13 GP, 1-3-4, -9, 16 PIM

Witkowski may have just received the night off as there have been no reports of an injury. WMU fell to 5-7-2 on the year.

NHL Game Night: 11-28 Lightning at Stars

Grabbed a point in a very tough spot.


Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 38 shots for the overtime loss.

First Period

Second Period
TB 6:18, Szczechura 2 (unassisted)
DAL 15:44, Robidas 7 (Modano, Richards)(PP)
DAL 16:55, Lehtinen 1 (Richards, Robidas)(PP)

Third Period
DAL 3:34, Morrow 10 (Benn, Ribeiro)(PP)
TB 15:06, Stamkos 17 (Meszaros)(PP)
TB 15:53, Halpern 3 (Tanguay, Hedman)

DAL 2:12, Wandell 4 (Eriksson)

It's tough to hop on the plane after playing last night and fall behind by a couple of goals, so lots of credit to the Lightning for coming back and clawing away a point.

Zenon Konopka had 3 hits in 5:49.

Paul Szczechura had a goal and was +1 with 3 shots and 1 hit in 13:15. He's really coming on.

James Wright was +1 with 5 hits in 11:30.

Victor Hedman had a helper, 2 shots, and 2 hits in 21:21.

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AHL Game Night: 11-28

So hard to defeat a team on back to back nights.


Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 29 shots in the loss.

First Period
NOR Craig, (8) (Jones, Wishart), 5:03
ALB Boychuk, (6) (Chaput, Samson), 13:53
ALB Micflikier, (3) (Hennigar, Harrison), 14:50

Second Period

Third Period
ALB Carson, (3) (Boychuk, Chaput), 6:26 (PP)
NOR Graham, (1) (Hall, Jones), 12:30

Ethan Graham and Blair Jones were named the game's second and third stars. Jones has been absolutely unstoppable with 5 goals and 16 points in his last 13 games.

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KHL Game Day: 11-28

Kazan 5 @ Nizhnekamsk 3
Dimitry Kazionov, Kazan, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 8-1-9, E, 12 PIM

Dimitry Kazionov had the game winning goal for Kazan and played 10:50 in the match. Kazan also got a pair of helpers from former NHLer Niko Kapanen in the game.

CHL Game Night: 11-27-09


Belleville Bulls 3 @ Niagara IceDogs 2
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 23 GP, 5-5-10, +1, 22 PIM
With Bulls: 10 GP, 3-4-7, +3, 2 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

Defenseman Shawn Lalonde (Blackhawks 3/2008) scored the game winner late in the third period. DeCoste’s goal briefly gave the Bulls a 2-1 lead early in the third.

Barrie Colts 5 @ Mississauga-St. Michael’s Majors 2
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (diving)
Season Totals: 26 GP, 13-16-29, +11, 16 PIM

Hutchings has scored in three straight games and has points in his last four. Barrie is on a 14-0-0-1 streak.

Erie Otters 5 @ Guelph Storm 4 (OT)
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-2-1-0, 2.93 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Janus, who reportedly has been battling “bumps and bruises” since returning to the OHL from Norfolk, did not make the trip to Guelph. He left the Otters’ previous game in the third period with an apparent leg injury.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 3 (SO)
C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 27 GP, 7-8-15, +13, 8 PIM

Panik (pictured), who hit a post during the game, did not participate in the shootout. This was his second Third Star of the season. Windsor, the top-ranked team in the Canadian Hockey League, has at least a point in 19 straight games (17-0-0-2).

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 2
LW Matais Sointu, OTT: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (interference)
Season Totals: 22 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 8 PIM
With Sudbury: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +7, 6 PIM

Sointu made his debut for Sudbury after coming over in a trade from Ottawa earlier in the week. The CHL import is wearing No.28 with the Wolves, with whom he is expected to get more ice time.

Oshawa Generals 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 6
G Michael Zador, OSH: No decision, 25 saves on 28 shots (pulled briefly)
Season Totals: 19 GP, 7-10-2-0, 3.48 GAA, .893 sv%, 1 SO

Zador was pulled briefly in the second period, but was re-inserted into the lineup when his backup gave up three goals on 11 shots.


Lethbridge Hurricanes 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 3 (SO)
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping)
Season Totals: 24 GP, 13-12-25, -6, 46 PIM

The Hurricanes held a 2-0 lead in this game before watching that lead disappear. Ashton, Lethbridge’s fourth shooter, had his shootout attempt saved.

NCAA Game Night: 11-27-09

No.18 Vermont Catamounts 3 @ Northeastern Huskies 2
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 11 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM

Vermont moves back to .500 at 5-5-1.

Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 13 GP, 1-3-4, -9, 16 PIM

Witkowski’s minus-3 rating was the worst on the team for the night. The freshman continues to get solid minutes for the Broncos.

NHL Game Night 11-27: Rangers at Lightning

Quite simply the best game the Lightning have played this season.


Mike Smith allowed 1 goal on 27 shots for the victory.

First Period
TB 6:54, Stamkos 16 (St Louis, Hedman)
TB 19:24, Foster 2 (St Louis, Lecavalier)(PP)

Second Period
TB 8:05, Downie 3 (St Louis, Stamkos)(PP)
TB 12:25, Szczechura 1 (Wright, Walker)

Third Period
TB 8:24, Foster 3 (Konopka)
NYR 17:53, Callahan 4 (Anisimov, Staal)

The Lightning have struggled to get shots on goal, and they finally got to 30 tonight (31) even with the Rangers blocking quite a few shots (14). If the Lightning can get up over 30 shots a game consistently, I believe they're going to start scoring 3-4 goals a night and they've got enough goaltending to make it stand up.

More than just the shots and the goals, though, I thought the Lightning also physically handled the Rangers. Walker and Konopka both treated Brian Boyle like a speed bag with eyes and the Lightning outhit the Rangers 15-13.

One other thing: Recent BoltProspects graduate Steve Downie and Kurtis Foster are really coming on lately. Downie, in particular, has an unbelievable knack for breaking up passes and clearing attempts along the wall. He's a lot like fellow little guy Martin St. Louis in that respect.

Zenon Konopka had an assist and was +1 with 17 penalty minutes, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 8:16. He was also 75% on draws, including the clean win that got him the helper on Foster's second goal. More than that, though, he landed a couple of nice bombs on Brian Boyle after Boyle made a dangerous hit on young Mr. Wright.

Paul Szczechura got his nose bloodied and then responded with a 1 goal, +1 performance with 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and he was 69% on draws in 14:34. It was his best game of the season, and given the circumstances Coach Tocchet may want to take a stick and pop Chewey square in the nose before every game.

James Wright had a helper and was +1 in 13:55.

Victor Hedman had 1 assist and was +1 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 21:33. He's looked a little lost without Ohlund, but he played a strong, workmanlike game tonight.

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AHL Game Night: 11-27 River Rats at Admirals

A huge overtime victory for a Norfolk team that needs to right the ship at home.

NOR-4 (OT)

Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 30 shots for the win.

First Period
NOR Hall, (3) (Tyrell, Smaby), 6:51
ALB Micflikier, (2) (Hennigar), 7:59
ALB Dodge, (6) (Pistilli, Angelidis), 16:39

Second Period

Third Period
NOR Jones, (6) (Craig, Jackson), 5:48
NOR Syroczynski, (4) (Graham), 7:41
ALB Angelidis, (1) (Blanchard), 8:48

NOR Wishart, (2) (Craig, Bochenski), 3:50

Ty Wishart and Blair Jones were the game's first and second stars. Norfolk absolutely poured it on, outshooting Albany 46-30, including 17-6 in the Third Period. The win moves the Admirals back to 11-12-1, and into a three-way tie at 23 points for second place in the East Division with Bighamton and Albany. They're in a tough spot in that they've played a lot more games (24) than some other teams in the division like Wilkes-Barre. However, they've also got a very home-friendly stretch of games over the next month. Now is the time for the Ads to not only regroup, but start to make a bit of a move.

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