Friday night's highlights:
- Helenius finally breaks personal losing streak
- First Star Fadden nets 5 points; On his way to a 648 point season?
- Game delayed due to teddy bears
Andreas Holmqvist was scoreless in Frolunda's 2-1 win over MODO.
After a mild post-Karjala scoring drought, Johan Harju appears to be back into the groove. Today he scored both of Lulea's goals in a 2-2 tie with Mora. Harju leaps into a tied for 3rd in the Elitserien in goals with 12 on the season along with, among others, former NHLers Jan Hrdina and Tommi Kallio.
Note: If any of our Russian readers have the box scores from yesterday's Omsk and Spartak matches, let me know.
Alexei Glukhov had 1 goal, 1 assist, and 2 penalty minutes as Cherepovets outlasted Ufa 6-5 on penalty shots. Through 32 games, Glukhov has 4 goals, 12 assists, 16 points, and 64 penalty minutes with an even rating this season.
Dimitri Kazionov had 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes as Kazan defeated Khimik 3-1. Through 32 games the elder Kazionov has 5 goals, 6 assists, 11 points, and 32 penalty minutes with a -4 rating. Vasily Koshechkin served as Robert Esche's backup in the match.
Anton But had 2 goals and 1 assist as St. Petersburg trounced Nizhnekamsk 4-1. Through 32 games, But has 7 goals, 8 assists, 15 points, and 26 penalty minutes with a +6 rating.
Considering they only had one good period, getting a point is probably the best the Ads could expect.
Jonathan Boutin stopped 35 of 39 shots in the overtime loss. Norfolk was outshot 39-26 in the game.
NOR Lawrence, (4) , 10:49
ALB MacDonald, (1) (Carson, Nolan), 13:15
ALB Johnson, (5) (Bayda, Carson), 10:22
ALB Angelidis, (7) (Gove, Flood), 9:41
NOR Milley, (6) (Henrich), 10:30
NOR Henrich, (1) (Keller, Lawrence), 17:39
ALB Bayda, (6) (Aucoin), 4:36
Norfolk is two points out of the final playoff spot in the division with Binghamton holding 2 games in hand, so tomorrow night's game against the Senators has some obvious importance. Rumors last week placed a possible Karri Ramo return for the game tomorrow night, but seeing as Karl Goehring dressed as the backup tonight that remains to be seen.
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.
Russia Selects 1 @ Team WHL 4
C Mitch Fadden, WHL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Russia finished the six game ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Series 2-4. The WHL avenged a 5-1 loss Wednesday night with a 4-1 win. Lightning prospect Mitch Fadden did not figure in the scoring.
Vancouver Giants 3 @ Prince George Cougars 4 (SO)
C/W Dana Tyrell, PG: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (boarding), *Second Star*
Tyrell scored his 14th of the year at the end of the second period to give the Cougars a 3-2 lead over Vancouver before the Giants later sent the game to extra time. Prince George won the shootout 2-0.
Dana will be going back to elementary school on December 7 as part of a team promotion. Eight year-old Owen Stewart won a contest and will take Dana to class. More than 200 children applied for the honor.
Russia improved to 2-3 against the CHL by beating up on the WHL 5-1 Wednesday night. They had lost 3 in a row after being the QMJHL in Game 1, including 2 to the OHL. Tyrell skated on a line with Zach Hamill of Everett and Mark Santorelli of Chilliwack. Fadden will play again for WHL tonight against Russia in the final game of the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge Series.
Victoria Grizzlies 6 @ Langley Chiefs 3
W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
Sea Wolves winning streak ends as the Stingrays of South Carolina score three unanswered goals in the 3rd period. Radek Smolenak notches a marker while firing a team-high 7 shots, Brandon Elliott went toe-to-toe with Grant McNeill, and Ryan Munce stopped 50 shots while getting tough defending his crease in a penalty-filled third penalty.