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  • 6 years 22 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    Jokerit @ @ JYP 3 (OT)
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 30/32, 1.98 GAA, .938 sv%
    Season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    Sami Vatanen's goal at 0:45 of overtime propelled JYP to a 3-2 win over Jokerit and clinched a first round bye in the postseason for his club. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius stopped 30 shots in the game and was named the second star. JYP's final game of the regular season will come against a hungry Karpat club on Thursday. Karpat is tied with Jokerit at 99 points for the 6th spot on the SM-liiga table, which is the last spot in the standings that will receive a first round bye. JYP will finish no worse than 5th.

    Will Riku Helenius, second in the league in save percentage and first in GAA and shutouts, win the coveted Urpo Ylonen Trophy as the league's best netminder? Past winners of the award have included Niklas Backstrom, Karri Lehtonen, Pasi Nurminen, Miikka Kiprusoff, and Tim Thomas, all of whom went on to become starting goaltenders in the NHL. Can Bolt Prospects simultaneously sustain a campaign to win the Urpo Ylonen for Helenius and AHL Coach of the Year for Jon Cooper?

    Give Rik the Urpo!

  • 6 years 22 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals (Russia):
    The field is now set in the Eastern Conference of the KHL. Top seed Chelyabinsk will face Ak Bars Kazan beginning on Wednesday with Game One of the series. With his MHL club finished for the season, expect Chelyabinsk's Nikita Nesterov to be a spot player for the KHL side the rest of the postseason.

    MHL Playoffs (Russia Jr.):
    CSKA Jr. will start their MHL title defense on Thursday against St. Petersburg Jr. CSKA Jr. finished 2nd in the MHL Central Division while Sr. Petersburg Jr. finished 3rd in the MHL Northwest Division. We'll see if sniper Nikita Kucherov appears after missing much of the last month of hockey.

    SM-slutspel (Sweden):
    (1)Lulea 2 @ (7) AIK 4
    Series Tied at 1-1
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM
    Regular eason totals: 53 GP, 15-10-25, +12, 16 PIM

    AIK rode 3 second period goals to a 4-2 Game Two victory over top seed Lulea. Game Three is set for Wednesday.

  • 6 years 22 weeks ago

    Yale Bulldogs 2 @ Harvard Crimson 8
    ECAC quarterfinals: Harvard wins best-of-3 series 2-1

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 2-2-4, +4, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
    Season totals: 32GP, 20-22-42, +10, 47 PIMs

    After games one and two had three overtimes between them, 3-seed Harvard blew out their hated rivals in Game 3, 8-2. Killorn factored in on four of Harvard’s first five goals after getting down 1-0 early to the Bulldogs. Game stars haven’t been posted yet, but Killorn’s a sure bet to be at least second star. David Valek (undrafted) had a hat trick for Harvard, who advances to the ECAC semifinals in Atlantic City. Killorn will matchup against fellow Lightning prospect Kirill Gotovets and second-seeded Cornell.

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 0 @ Colgate Raiders 4
    ECAC Quarterfinals: Colgate wins best-of-3 series 2-1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 39 GP, 8-31-39, E, 12 PIM

    Colgate didn’t leave much doubt when eliminating Quinnipiac in Game 3 on Sunday. The Raiders took a 3-0 lead into the third period and Eric Mihalik (undrafted) made 13 of his 21 saves in the third period to help Colgate advance to the ECAC semifinals to play Union. Peca’s seven-game point streak came to an end. With the loss, Quinnipiac's season is complete. Congratulations to the Bobcats for a fine year and to Peca, who was outstanding in his first collegiate season.

    Note: In the CCHA, with No.1 Ferris State being upset on Sunday in overtime, Western Michigan (Luke Witkowski) will face Miami (Jimmy Mullin) at Joe Louis Arena in the semifinals next weekend.

  • 6 years 22 weeks ago


    Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (interference), 3 SOG, 1 Hits
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 44-36-80, +39, 63 PIM

    The CHL’s top ranked team lost for the second time this week, dropping a 6-2 decision to the upcoming Memorial Cup hosts. Gauthier’s five-game point streak was snapped in the process. He had 11 points over those five games. Anton Zlobin had two goals and three assists for the Cataractes. Zlobin is projected to be a mid-round pick in the 2012 draft after being passed over last year. He has 39 goals and 74 points in 64 games. He is also plus-43. He had 45 points in 59 games in his initial draft year.

    Quebec Remparts 0 @ Gatineau Olympiques 5

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 49 GP, 6-25-31, -11, 49 PIM

    Even without one of their defensive leaders in Adam Janosik, Gatineau upset the visiting Remparts from Quebec City. Janosik reportedly returned to his native Slovakia to take school tests. He is expected back Thursday.

    Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3 @ Victoriaville Tigres 5

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0 E, 2 PIM (holding), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 2-9-11, -16, 69 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 27 GP, 2-4-6, -3, 38 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Former Lightning camper Brandon Hynes had a goal and an assist for Victoriaville. He is sixth in QMJHL scoring with 84 points in 59 games.


    London Knights 0 @ Kitchener Rangers 1

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 22-48-70, +19, 50 PIM

    Ducks first rounder and former Michigan commit John Gibson had his first OHL shutout, and over one of the league’s top scoring teams at that.

    Oshawa Generals 5 @ Brampton Battalion 2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-17-18, +8, 24 PIM
    With Oshawa: 18 GP, 1-6-7, +5, 4 PIM
    With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

    Schemitsch has points in two straight games and three of his last four contests.

  • 6 years 22 weeks ago

    Video game-like.


    Jaroslav Janus started his third game in three nights and stopped 27 of 30 for his 7th consecutive victory.

    First Period
    NOR Smith, (22) , 15:00

    Second Period
    BRI Frischmon, (8) , 1:17 (SH)
    NOR Barberio, (10) (Conacher, Johnson), 17:16 (PP)
    NOR Panik, (14) (Smith, Johnson), 19:28 (PP)

    Third Period
    BRI Mouillierat, (7) (Riley, Oleksy), 7:50
    BRI McNeely, (7) (Sinkewich, Rakhshani), 11:14
    NOR Barberio, (11) (Johnson, Ouellet), 13:12 (PP)
    NOR Panik, (15) (Labrie), 15:52
    NOR Johnson, (24) (Panik, Ouellet), 17:32 (PP)

    Mark Barberio, Tyler Johnson, and Richard Panik were the game's three stars.

    Barberio's 2 goals moved him to 11 on the season, which is 2 better than his rookie campaign last year. He holds an 11 point advantage on St. John's defenseman Paul Postma for the league lead in scorers amongst blueliners.

    Tyler Johnson has moved into 3rd amongst all AHL rookies in scoring, 3 points back of Gustav Nyqvist of Grand Rapids and 16 points back of teammate Cory Conacher.

    Panik is enjoying the month of March so far with 3 goals and 8 points in 5 games. Today's Panik attack was his first 3-point game of his career.

    Wednesday night in Norfolk becomes a big game for two reasons now. It was always going to be a big game with the rival Pens in town lurking 8 points back with a game in hand. But, now, it becomes even bigger with the Admirals' ridiculous, video game-like winning streak hitting 15 with a chance to run to 16. If the Admirals pull of the win against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, they hop a bus to Charlotte on Friday with the opportunity to tie the all-time AHL record for consecutive victories at 17. If they pull that off, the rematch is in Charlotte at 3 pm on Sunday, with a chance to make history. It will not be easy. The Pens currently are the 4 seed in the Eastern Conference and the Checkers are the 3 seed in the West. But, at least its not another 3 games in 3 nights marathon like this weekend was.

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  • 6 years 22 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 8 @ Trenton Titans 2

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +3, 0 SOG, 2 PIM (high sticking)
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 2-5-7, +4, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-2-2, +2, 1 SOG, 15 PIM (boarding major, game misconduct)
    Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-5-5, +4, 23 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, +3, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 0-9-9, -5, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)

    Florida scored the game’s first five goals en route to a big road win in New Jersey. The only hiccup the ‘Blades had was when new Lightning prospect Sebastien Piche (pictured), obtained from the Red Wings in the Kyle Quincey/Steve Downie trade, received a major penalty for boarding and the Titans scored twice on that power play. Joe Palmer, recently acquired by Florida for goaltending help after Bolt prospect Pat Nagle was recalled to Norfolk, got his first win for Florida by stopping 24 of 26 shots. Palmer is a former Blackhawks fourth rounder and Ohio State Buckeye. Florida is in sole possession of seventh place in the East now, two points up on Cincinnati.

  • 6 years 23 weeks ago

    Dartmouth Big Green 1 @ No. 13 Cornell Big Red 3
    ECAC Quarterfinals: Cornell wins best-of-3 series 2-0

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, , 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 20 GP, 1-6-7, +13, 12 PIM

    Cornell scored three times in the first period and made the score hold up the rest of the way to advance to the ECAC semifinals in Atlantic City.

    Yale Bulldogs 3 @ Harvard Crimson 4 (2OT)
    ECAC quarterfinals: Best-of-3 series tied 1-1

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM (hitting after the whistle), 9 SOG
    Season totals: 31GP, 18-20-38, +6, 47 PIMs

    For the second straight game Harvard and Yale went to overtime, but this time it was the Crimson who prevailed. Alex Killorn had a team-leading nine shots on goal on Saturday after only registering one on Friday night. Defenseman Dan Ford (undrafted) scored the double overtime winner for Harvard – his second goal of the season. The series-deciding Game 3 will be played Sunday at Harvard.

    No.15 Michigan State Spartans 1 @ No. 11 Miami RedHawks 4
    CCHA Quarterfinals: Miami wins best-of-3 series 2-0

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 11-15-26, +16, 10 PIM

    Mullin assisted on the game’s first goal and for the second night in a row Miami had a huge second period as they eliminated Michigan State from the CCHA playoff race with a 4-1 victory. The RedHawks scored three times in the second period to blow open a 1-1 game. Miami advances to the ECAC semifinals at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

    Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 4 @ Colgate Raiders 2
    ECAC Quarterfinals: Best-of-3 series tied 1-1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 38 GP, 8-31-39, +1, 12 PIM

    Quinnipiac staved off elimination in the ECAC tournament with a 4-2 win over the Raiders. Matt Peca extended his point streak to seven games with a three-point night. He is now over a point-per-game. Game 3 is Sunday at Colgate.

    No.20 Lake Superior State Lakers 2 @ No. 16 Western Michigan Broncos 5
    CCHA Quarterfinals: WMU wins best-of-3 series 2-0[/b]

    [i]D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 3 SOG
    Season totals: 37 GP, 2-10-12, +7, 47 PIM

    Witkowski (pictured) scored his second goal of the season to open the scoring and WMU built a 5-0 lead on their way to a win, sweep of LSSU, and a trip to Detroit for the CCHA semifinals for the second year in a row – a first for Bronco hockey. Free agent defenseman Dan DeKeyser had two helpers in the game.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 6 years 23 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 5 @ Wheeling Nailers 2

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 2 PIM (roughing)
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 2-5-7, +1, 8 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 8 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 8 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 0-9-9, -8, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)

    Wheeling’s Peter Delmas, who stopped all 21 shots he faced last night, couldn’t replicate his effort on Saturday as he allowed a handful of Everblades goals in a 5-2 loss. Carolina prospect John Muse got the win for Florida with 29 saves. Florida moved into a tie for seventh place in the East with Cincinnati. Reading is lurking in ninth just two points behind and Chicago is three points behind. It’s going to come down to the wire.

  • 6 years 23 weeks ago

    The season slipping away.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 25 shots for the loss. He'll probably beat himself up a little over the first and third goals, but on Skinner's goals, his defense did him no favors. I can deal with Hedman's mistakes at this stage. He's still a puppy. I've grown to deeply resent Eric Brewer, though.

    First Period
    TB Malone (13), (Pyatt, Connolly), 1:20
    CAR Spacek (5), (McBain, Jokinen)(PP), 3:46
    CAR Skinner (18), (Jokinen, Larose), 12:29
    TB Thompson (8), (Wyman, Hall), 17:14

    Second Period

    Third Period
    CAR Skinner (19), (Allen), 6:36
    CAR Larose (14), (Harrison, Faulk)(EN), 19:38

    Ryan Malone was the game's third star.

    Keith Aulie was -1 with 1 hit and 2 blocked shots in 11:52.

    Tim Wallace had 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 1 hit in 7:21.

    J.T. Wyman had an assist and was +1 with 1 hit in 9:25.

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  • 6 years 23 weeks ago

    Norfolk harpoons its 14th win in a row.


    Jaroslav Janus stopped 26 of 27 shots for the win. Janus has now reeled off 6 straight wins and moved his save percentage to .905, just 1 point back of Dustin Tokarski's .906 save percentage before he Oberg'ed off to join the Lightning.

    First Period
    CT Grant, (8) (Tanski), 8:11

    Second Period
    NOR Angelidis, (14) (Hutchings, Devos), 12:17

    Third Period
    NOR Kostka, (9) (Johnson), 1:56
    NOR Johnson, (23) (Conacher), 19:18

    Janus and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and second stars, as TJ continues to progress toward becoming an AHL superstar.

    Now, as the Admirals attempt to chase down history, they have a big challenge tomorrow afternoon in Bridgeport. We may well see the season debut of Pat Nagle with a shot at a page in the record books on the line. Bridgeport currently leads the Northeast Division, so they're no pushovers and the Admirals may well see them in the playoffs. Now it gets even more interesting.

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