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  • 5 years 40 weeks ago


    Gatineau Olympiques 1 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 4

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 2-16-18, E, 27 PIM

    Janosik will be joining Team Slovakia shortly for the U20 World Junior Championships.

  • 5 years 40 weeks ago

    Some on this team may not be able to compete anymore.


    Dwayne Roloson allowed 3 goals on 12 shots before being pulled for Mathieu Garon, who allowed 2 on 10 shots the rest of the way for the backdoor loss. I said a few games back after the loss to the Isles that some on this team are either unwilling or unable to compete. Roloson is one of 2 or 3 players who may not be able to compete at this level anymore. I would leave him on the bench until the wheels completely come off Garon, at this point.

    First Period
    NJ Sykora (6), (Salvador, Elias), 0:28
    NJ Zubrus (9), (Taormina, Henrique)(PP), 5:38
    TB Downie (4), (Gilroy, Stamkos), 17:34
    TB Jones (1), (Tyrell, Gilroy), 18:54

    Second Period
    NJ Parise (9), (Henrique, Tallinder), 0:56
    NJ Kovalchuk (9), (Parise), 5:42
    NJ Henrique (7), (Parise, Fayne)(SH), 13:23

    Third Period
    TB Stamkos (17), (Moore, Lecavalier)(PP), 9:29
    TB Stamkos (18), (Kubina, Lecavalier), 19:26

    Steven Stamkos was the game's third star.

    It's a frustrating loss because the Lightning did a lot of good things in this game. They heeded the call from the last game and outshot New Jersey a solid 36-22 in the contest. But when you give up 2 soft goals like Roloson did (and his goals to start the first and third periods were absolutely awful) that can undermine the ability to get the result. It did tonight, and it's tough to keep doing the right things to turn things around when you can't get results from the effort.

    The other couple of players who were really exposed tonight were Pavel Kubina and Brett Clark, who got caught flat footed and whose lack of speed contributed to three quick strike goals by the Devils. These two guys are in the final years of their contracts and they just seem to be running out of gas. Kubina used to be a lock for 30+ points a season, even after the lockout, but his production has diminished to the point his lack of footspeed and mental errors are tougher to tolerate. As for Clark, he's an excellent shot blocker, but every other part of his game has gone into the toilet since the halfway point of last season. Steve Yzerman thought he could squeeze one more decent season out of Roloson, Kubina, and Clark, and it seems to be backfiring. Throw Ohlund (who wasn't an Yzerman acquisition, in fairness) into that mix and the Lightning desperately need to overhaul an aging, toothless defense from the nets out.

    One youthful acquisition that Yzerman made to try to address that issue continues to absolutely drive me nuts. Matt Gilroy has good instincts in the offensive third and a deft touch on his passes, but I've never seen a guy get so many shots and shot-passes blocked from the point. His decision-making is terrible, and it resulted in a goal against tonight. Geez, man, look up, and if all you can see is shin pads, move it up the boards. Be smart. That's the second goal recently that's resulted from a play that should not happen at this level.

    Blair Jones had his first goal and was +1 with 3 shots in 12:13. It was his best game of the season, by a wide margin, because he was good on the forecheck and had some dangerous scoring chances.

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  • 5 years 40 weeks ago

    Princeton Tigers 2 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 3

    F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 19 GP, 4-11-15, +3, 6 PIM

    The Bobcats are now unbeaten in five with the win over Princeton. They do not play again until December 30 against Nebraska-Omaha.

  • 5 years 40 weeks ago


    Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 28 GP, 2-16-18, E, 27 PIM

    The Olympiques scored to take a 3-1 lead in the third period then gave up a goal 22 seconds later. They were able to hang on for the win.

    Moncton Wildcats 1 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 7

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (high sticking), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 28 GP, 0-4-4, -8, 27 PIM

    Milan’s scoreless streak hit 10 games in a loss to the Sags. The Wildcats seem lost without captain Brandon Gormley, who is with Team Canada for the World Junior Championships.


    London Knights 2 @ Guelph Storm 1
    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 16-22-38, +9, 28 PIM

    Namestnikov earned an assist on Lightning camper Seth Griffith’s 24th goal of the season that tied the game at 1. Tie Domi’s son Max won the game for the Knights in overtime – his 12th goal of the year. With 44 points in 31 games Griffith (pictured) is seventh in the league in scoring. He had 62 points (22 goals) in 68 games last year before joining the Lightning for prospect and rookie camp as a free agent invitee. It is still possible he could be signed by the Lightning after the new year. Someone is going to get him.

  • 5 years 40 weeks ago

    All good things...


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 5 goals on 28 shots for the loss, snapping his long, 5 game winning streak.

    First Period
    HER Aucoin, (7) (Bourque, Micflikier), 9:23 (PP)
    HER Micflikier, (10) (Aucoin, Mink), 9:54 (PP)
    NOR Conacher, (16) (Smith, Oberg), 11:23
    HER Aucoin, (8) (Micflikier, Bourque), 14:08 (PP)
    HER Bourque, (13) (Aucoin, Micflikier), 18:28

    Second Period
    NOR Smith, (13) (Conacher, Barberio), 3:03 (PP)
    NOR Johnson, (10) (Conacher, Labrie), 16:58

    Third Period
    HER Kundratek, (4) (Bourque, Wellar), 4:46
    HER Bourque, (14) (Mink), 17:52 (EN)

    Norfolk may have the best offensive depth in the league, but between Aucoin and Bourque, the Bears probably have the two best offensive players in the AHL. Solving Hershey and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton are the two biggest challenges Norfolk needs to resolve this year, and they need to do it next weekend when they have 2 games against Hershey and 1 against the Pens. Doing well in those 3 games could give the Admirals the gift of a division lead going into the holiday break. Losing those games will be like receiving a big lump of coal. With the Pens idle, Hershey's win puts the East Division back at a 3 team tie.

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  • 5 years 40 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 4 @ Novgorod 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 20 GP, 9-8-0, 1 SO, 2.76 GAA, .914 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin sat backup in Cherepovets' 4-1 win over Novgorod. Ex-Bruins prospect Mikko Lehtonen had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory. Cherepovets is now off until 12/21, when the play Omsk, for the Channel One Cup break.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Lulea 3 @ Frolunda 2
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 31 GP, 10-6-16, +6, 10 PIM

    Lulea held off a furious 2 goal third period rally by Frolunda to win 3-2. They're off now until the day after Christmas, 12/26, when they will face MODO.

  • 5 years 40 weeks ago

    No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes 3 @ Miami RedHawks 2 (OT)

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
    Season totals: 19 GP, 4-4-8, +4, 6 PIM

    Mullin assisted on a PPG in the third to give the RedHawks a 2-1 lead but were unable to hold off the OSU comeback. Miami is off until January 6th when they start a weekend series at Michigan State. The RedHawks went just 1-3-0 in four games in December.

    Bowling Green Falcons 1 @ No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 6

    D Luke Witkowski, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 17 GP, 0-4-4, +6, 29 PIM

    Broncos forward Dane Walters had three goals and an assist in the win. Western is now 3-0-2 in their last five games. They play next on the 29th against St. Cloud State.

    Harvard Crimson 4 @ Princeton Tigers 3

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 10 GP, 6-6-12, +1, 23 PIM

    Killorn picked up a helper in the win to run his point streak to five games. He has a point in eight of ten games this season.

    Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 0 @ No. 19 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 1

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 3-0-3, +1, 0 PIM

    UND forward Danny Kristo (Montreal) scored 44 seconds into the third for the only goal of the game. Sioux goalie Aaron Dell recorded his first shutout of the season.

  • 5 years 40 weeks ago


    Des Moines Buccaneers 2 @ Tri-City Storm 3

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 5 GP, 1-4-0, 3.22 GAA, .910 sv%, 0 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    After losing Friday night to the Bucs, Wilcox watched as his goaltending partner Phoenix Copley stopped 34 of 36 shots and got Second Star in a win.


    Moncton Wildcats 0 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hit
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 0-4-4, -7, 25 PIM

    Milan’s scoreless streak hit nine games in a loss to Baie-Comeau. Moncton was playing its first game without captain and Coyotes’ first round pick Brandon Gormely, who is in Calgary for Team Canada’s World Junior Championships camp.


    Guelph Storm 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 6

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 0-7-7, -1, 16 PIM

    Schemitsch hasn’t played since November 12 because of an upper body injury.

  • 5 years 40 weeks ago

    Elmira Jackals 4 @ Florida Everblades 2

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Loss, 25 saves on 29 shots
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 7-7-0, 3.26 GAA, .888 sv%, 1 SO

    Elmira took game three of their three-game set with Florida to win the series 2-1. The ‘Blades scored first, then watched as the Jackals scored four straight goals before Florida scored with under two minutes to go to give the game its final score. At least it was Teddy Bear Toss night in southwest Florida so there was some good to come out of the game. Nagle has alternated wins and losses in his last six matches.

  • 5 years 40 weeks ago

    Complete domination.


    Jaroslav Janus allowed 2 goals on 17 shots for the victory, snapping a personal 2 game losing streak in which he had allowed 10 goals. His save percentage is still a troubling .890, but tonight's win at least saved him the indignity of falling to a .500 record.

    First Period
    NOR Smith, (12) (Oberg, Kostka), 16:55 (PP)
    BNG Klinkhammer, (4) (Da Costa, Cannone), 18:41 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Conacher, (14) (Smith, Labrie), 8:22
    NOR Johnson, (9) (Ashton, Barberio), 17:14

    Third Period
    BNG Hoffman, (6) (Cannone, Parrish), 8:58 (PP)
    NOR Conacher, (15) (Labrie, Smith), 10:08
    NOR Wyman, (5) , 18:46 (EN/SH)

    Trevor Smith and Cory Conacher were the game's first and second stars. Smith (pictured) leaps into a tie with TJ Hensick of Peoria for 3rd in the league at 31 points, with Hensick still in action in his game tonight. Conacher is 2 points back in 5th and leading all AHL rookies.

    Norfolk outshot Binghamton a stunning 42-17 to complete the weekend sweep of the Senators. With Hershey falling to the Penguins tonight, it's now a two-way tie between Norfolk and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for first place in the East Division at 33 points. Norfolk will try to put some more distance between themselves and Hershey tomorrow at Giant Center in Hershey.

    The AHL East Division and West Division are the only 2 in the league with 3 teams above a .600 points percentage so far this year.

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