AHL Game Night: 11-26-14 Crunch at Comets

Oh Vasya...

SYR-4
UTI-5

After his Frozen Dome brilliance, Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 5 goals on 35 shots for the loss. Still waiting for that one cathartic moment when it all clicks for the big Russian.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
SYR Gourde, (9) (Paradis), 1:23
UTI DeFazio, (8) (Archibald), 5:37
UTI Archibald, (2) (DeFazio, Acton), 11:27
UTI Grenier, (6) (Jensen, Biega), 15:42 (PP)
SYR Paradis, (2) (Dotchin, Gourde), 16:09
UTI Kenins, (4) (Tommernes, Shinkaruk), 18:34 (PP)

Third Period
SYR Marchessault, (7) (Nesterov), 11:29 (PP)
SYR Richard, (4) (Gourde, Cote), 12:44
UTI Archibald, (3) (Jensen, Acton), 15:48

Unfortunately, after climbing all the way back into the 4-4 tie, the team promptly coughed up the lead goal to Utica, erasing any hope at moral victories. At least Yanni Gourde, Tanner Richard, and Philippe Paradis continue to raise holy hell for the Crunch. That trio has 33 points in 11 games in the month of November. Kind of a Modin/Richards/St. Louis-esque trio there in how the line works.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 11-26-14

Mytischi 2 vs. Sochi 4
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-2-3, E, 16 PIM

Dmitry Korobov was scoreless in 21:56 of ice time in Mytischi's 4-2 loss to HC Sochi. Sochi got a goal from ex-Wings pick Cory Emmerton in the match.

The BoltProspects Podcast, Volume 9

This week's edition of the BoltProspects Podcast (now on Lightning Radio's iHeart station) includes the following topics:

· The Marty St. Louis Story – It shouldn't have ended this way
· Jonathan Drouin should play for Canada
· Interview with Joel Vermin
· BP Mailbag (Koekkoek’s progress… who replaces Brewer? … projecting Tanner Richard)
· Weekly prospect review

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To listen on Lightning Radio, go to TBLPowerPlay.com.

Previous BP Podcast editions:

NCAA Game Night: 11-25-14

No. 18 Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 1 Boston University 2 (OT)

F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-2-6, E, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, +4, 16 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

Boston University’s first game as the country’s top-ranked team ended up an overtime loss to Harvard, 3-2. Kyle Criscuolo (undrafted) had the game-winning goal for the Crimson. Neither Lightning prospect figured in the game’s scoring.

Liiga Game Day: 11-25-14

HPK 3 vs. Tappara 2 (OT)
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM

Saku Salminen returned from injury and was -1 in 12:34 of ice time in HPK's 3-2 win over Tappara. Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori led the way for HPK with 1 goal and 2 points, including a helper on HPK's Overtime winner.

KHL Game Day: 11-25-14

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

Ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy assisted on Slovan's only goal in their 3-1 loss to Yaroslavl. Jaroslav Janus continues to sit backup for Bratislava behind ex-Flyers farmhand Johan Backlund.

Prospect of the Week: 11-24-14

We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect of the Week for November 24, 2014 is … Adam Erne, Quebec Remparts (QMJHL – Canada).

The Lightning have a key ingredient to their future success stowed away in Quebec City.

Adam Erne, one of the few true power forward prospects in the system, is too young for the AHL so the Lightning sent him back to juniors to wreak havoc on his fellow teenagers, which he is doing.

The Lightning are a smallish skill club known for their speed and tenacity. Erne (6-1, 218) will provide more size in the lineup to balance out the likes of Tyler Johnson and Jonathan Drouin. He has enough skill, however, to be a prime contributor on any line rather than a complementary player whose sole role is to win wall battles and create space.

KHL Game Day: 11-24-14

Magnitogorsk 0 vs. Omsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 25/28, 3.12 GAA, .893 sv%
Season totals: 26 GP, 17-3-4, 3 SO, 1.55 GAA, .943 sv%

In his first start in roughly three weeks, Vasily Koshechkin allowed 3 goals for Magnitka in their 4-0 loss to Avangard Omsk. Ex-NHLer Alexander Perezhogin had a goal for Omsk in the win.

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Nizhnekamsk 4
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 8-7-15, E, 10 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play assist in 18:36 of ice time in Yugra's 4-2 loss to Nizhnekamsk. The point sets a new career KHL high for Gusev, whose 15 points in 28 games exceeds the 14 points he posted in 44 games last season. Ex-Syracuse Crunch forward Dan Sexton had a helper in the win for Nizhnekamsk.

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

Dmitry Korobov was -1 in 23:40 in Mytischi's 3-2 shootout loss to Dynamo Moscow. Dynamo got a helper from ex-Lightning forward Martins Karsums in the win.

Juniors Game Night: 11-23-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2 @ Quebec Remparts 6

W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-3-3, +2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 4 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 21 GP, 17-21-38, +19, 24 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Quebec scored six unanswered goals after falling behind 1-0, winning 6-2. Erne extended his point streak to nine games with three assists. He has climbed up to sixth in the league scoring race and is fourth in plus/minus and eighth in goals.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 3 @ Sarnia Sting 5

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 6-17-23, +1, 44 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo scored twice and moved into third place among defensemen for points, two behind the leaders, Jordan Subban (Belleville/Canucks) and Mitchell Vande Sompel (Oshawa/2015).

Peterborough Petes 1 @ Mississauga Steelheads 5

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 5-7-12, -14, 37 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

Masin had his brief two-game goal scoring streak snapped. He has two minus-three games in his last three contests. The Petes outshot Mississauga, 41-28, but only managed one goal.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Kootenay Ice 7

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 13-20-33, +8, 19 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Moose Jaw held a 3-1 lead entering the third period, but gave up six goals in the final frame – and none were empty netters. Point was credited with three assists at one point in the game, but the third was later taken away. He extended his point streak to six games.

Red Deer Rebels 2 @ Calgary Hitmen 6

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-11-13, +4, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Calgary earned a split in their weekend series with Red Deer with a 6-2 win on Sunday. Thomas had his third multipoint game of the season.

ECHL Game Night: 11-23-14

Wichita Thunder 2 at Tulsa Oilers 3

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 14 GP, 7-6-13, +3, 8 PIM, 44 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 21 PIM, 12 SOG

I'm sure there's a country song in here somewhere, but Tulsa just keeps breaking Wichita's heart. CHL veteran Jon Booras scored a short-handed goal late in the 2nd period and added a power-play goal mid-way through the 3rd to secure the 3-2 Tulsa win over visiting Wichita. The Thunder play the Quad City Mallards Wednesday night for the first time this season before a three-in-three next weekend against Missouri, Allen, and Tulsa.

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