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  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 2 @ TPS 0
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 14/14, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 17 GP, 11-6-0, 6 SO, 1.47 GAA, .934 sv%

    Well, you don't see one of these every day. Riku Helenius started the game for JYP and stopped all 14 shots he faced before leaving the game at 4:07 of the second period. Backup Joni Myllykoski stopped all 21 shots he faced the rest of the way for the combined shutout. Myllykoski and Helenius ended up being the game's first and third stars, respectively. Officially, the SM-liiga did not award Helenius the win despite his leaving the game with a 1-0 lead. However, on Bolt Prospects, we keep track of goaltenders wins and losses by the North American rules. For those interested, he's 8-6-2 by the Finnish standard, which doesn't award wins for shootout or overtime wins, either. We'll have to see about a potential injury to Helenius. JYP plays KalPa on Thursday.

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 4 @ Chekhov 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 22 GP, 11-8-0, 2 SO, 2.57 GAA, .919 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin did not dress in Cherepovets' 4-1 win over Chekhov. For those wondering, the KHL also scores goaltender's wins and losses like the SM-liiga, so his official KHL record is 9-8-2 and he did not receive official wins for a pair of shootout victories earlier in the season. Cherepovets draws Mytischi on Saturday.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Finland 8 @ Sloavkia 5
    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Wild first rounder Mikael Granlund had 1 goal and 4 points to help lead Finland to an 8-5 win over Slovakia. His brother Markus, a Flames second rounder, chipped in 2 goals and 3 points, as well. Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was an admirable +2 despite his team giving up a snowman in the contest. He also had a secondary assist on a power play goal by Red Wings fourth rounder Marek Tvrdon with 30 seconds left in the first period. Slovakia will finish their tournament in the 5th/6th Place Game on Wednesday against (spoiler alert) Czech Republic.

    Russia 2 @ Czech Republic 1 (OT)
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 1-3-4, +8, 4 PIM

    Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov assisted on defenseman Grigori Zheldakov's overtime goal to lift Russia to a 2-1 Quarterfinals victory over Czech Republic. Kucherov was on the ice after leaving the box following Russia's kill of a high sticking minor. The game featured an epic goaltending battle between Wings fifth rounder Petr Mrazek, who stopped 43 of 45 in defeat, and draft eligible 17 year old goaltender Andrei Vasilevski, who stopped 38 of 39 he faced. Russia moves on to the Semifinals to face Canada in what should be an epic battle between two of the world's great hockey powers on Tuesday.

    Sweden will face Finland in a battle of Scandinavian rivals to determine which of the two will move on to the Finals to face the winner of Canada vs. Russia.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago


    London Knights 3 @ Sarnia Sting 0

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 17-23-40, +10, 28 PIM

    Namestnikov missed his third straight game due to a lower body injury. 2012 draft eligible goalie Michael Houser was First Star for the Knights, stopping all 36 shots he faced. London was outshot 36-19 in the game.

    Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Oshawa Generals 4

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM (interference)
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 0-10-10, +2, 18 PIM

    Schemitsch (pictured) had his first multi-point regular season game since October 30 of 2010, but the Attack couldn’t top the Gens in Oshawa. He had two assists in a playoff game last year. Oshawa’s Christian Thomas, son of Lightning staffer and former NHLer Steve Thomas, had a goal and an assist for First Star honors.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago


    Omaha Lancers 0 @ Tri-City Storm 3

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 34 saves on 34 shots, *First Star*
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 7 GP, 3-4-0, 2.85 GAA, .919 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox (pictured) won his second straight game after a four-game losing streak, shutting out Omaha 3-0 at home. This was his first shutout with Tri-City. He had two with Green Bay before being traded. Wilcox is playing like Tri-City expected when they acquired the Lightning’s 2011 sixth round pick and future Minnesota Golden Gopher.


    St. John Sea Dogs 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 5

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (tripping), 0 SOG, 2 Hits
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Milan broke a personal 14 game scoreless streak with a secondary assist Saturday night. scoreless streak hit 14 games in the loss. St. John is two points behind Patrick Roy’s Quebec Remparts for the league’s top point total. At 18-19-3-0 Moncton pulled back within one game of .500. They won just their second game in their past 10 contests.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 6 @ South Carolina Stingrays 3

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 29 saves on 32 shots
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 13-8-0, 2.88 GAA, .906 sv%, 1 SO

    Florida won their sixth straight game to pull within one point of division-leading Gwinnett with a big 6-3 road win New Year’s Eve in South Carolina. Florida scored the game’s first four goals, then held on for the win. Lightning prospect Pat Nagle has been in net for every game of the Everblades’ six-game win streak. Saturday was his third game in three nights, and he won them all. Alex Hutchings remains out with an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since November 12.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 18 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 7

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 14 GP, 5-1-6, +4, 0 PIM

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, even, 4 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 8-8-16, +3, 27 PIM

    Killorn scored the first goal of the game to run his point streak to seven games. O'Donnell scored in his second consecutive game.

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4

    F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 21 GP, 4-11-15, +1, 8 PIM

    The Bobcats six game unbeaten streak came to an end with the non-conference loss to UNO.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Preliminary Round
    Slovakia 6 @ Switzerland 4
    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

    Thanks in part to 4 assists by Red Wings draft pick Tomas Jurco, the Slovakians overcame a pair of 2 goal deficits to beat Switzerland 6-4 and punch their ticket to the medal round. Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was +2 in the match. Slovakia moves on to face Finland in the Quarterfinals on Monday. Switzerland falls into the Relegation bracket against Denmark, also on Monday.

    Canada 3 @ USA 2
    Brett Connolly, Canada, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 4-1-5, +5, 4 PIM

    Canada held off a furious US comeback to scrape by the Americans 3-2. Brett Connolly's first period goal ended up being the game winner. Credit to the already Relegation Round saddled US side for not caving after falling down 3-0 in the first and giving Canada all they could handle. Canada earns a bye to the Semifinals on Tuesday. The US draws Latvia on Tuesday, and I suspect will cut a wide swath of destruction through the loser's bracket.

    Russia 3 @ Sweden 4 (OT)
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-4-5, +6, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-3-4, +7, 4 PIM

    Whereas a 3 goal third period lead is a death sentence in pro hockey, it's not quite so in junior hockey. Ducks draft pick Max Friberg scored an extra attacker goal to cap a 3 goal third period comeback for the Swedes and Blackhawks draft pick Joakim Nordstrom scored the overtime winner in their thrilling 4-3 win over Russia. Sweden clinches a bye to the Semis with the win. Russia now faces a Quarterfinal match with the Czech Republic on Monday. Lightning prospects Nikita Nesterov and Nikita Kucherov, who were on the ice for Friberg's goal, took their first minuses of the tournament. Swedish coach Roger Ronnberg perhaps deserves considerable credit for a Steve Ludzik-like goalie switch just before the goal to get a cheap timeout after burning his official timeout earlier in the game. It was a blast from the past for older Lightning fans.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Norfolk sees a potential division lead slip away on shorthanded goals.


    Jaroslav Janus allowed 2 goals on 40 shots before allowing 1 of 4 shooters to convert for the shootout loss. That's a quality start where he didn't manage to get the result, which is a shame. He did manage to raise his save percentage to .895.

    First Period
    NOR Palat, (2) (Panik, Kostka), 1:59

    Second Period
    HER Bourque, (18) (Aucoin, Collins), 7:16 (SH)
    HER Hanson, (5) (Bourque, Brouillette), 15:34 (SH)

    Third Period
    NOR Kostka, (5) (Fornataro, Smith), 5:31 (PP)


    HER- Aucoin

    You hate to see a game where you lose a point because of a pair of shorthanded goals against. It's hard enough to win in Hershey when you give 5 PP's to them. To give shorties to their special teams units just makes it that much more impossible.

    Box score from

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    .500 to end 2011. Now the real climb begins.


    Mathieu Garon allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the win. I can't emphasize enough how impressed I am with the way he shrugged off the soft goal in Colorado. I hate to keep bringing that up, but it speaks to the fact Garon is a veteran and knows how to handle adversity, and that's critical for a team in the situation the Lightning is in.

    First Period
    TB Stamkos (24), (St. Louis, Downie), 3:22
    CAR Faulk (2), (Bowman, Staal)(PP), 16:12

    Second Period
    CAR Harrison (3), (Staal, McBain)(PP), 4:29
    TB Stamkos (25), (St. Louis, Downie), 8:17

    Third Period
    TB Stamkos (26), (St. Louis, Malone)(PP), 0:43
    TB Purcell (7), (Malone, Clark), 1:05
    TB Downie (6), (Malone, Pyatt), 6:51

    Steven Stamkos, Martin St. Louis, and Steve Downie were the game's three stars. Not much of a surprise to see two great players like St. Louis and Downie step up and do what they do best. Congrats to St. Louis on his 500th assist, too. But, the straw that has stirred the drink these past two games has been Downie. I speculated most of the first half of the season whether he was hurt because he's looked a bit stiff and a step slow, but he's been my #1 star of the past two nights. Yeah, he looks like Charlie Manson, but he has an amazing skill set as a playmaker and as a finisher, too. He and Purcell coming to life in the second half are prerequisites for making the playoffs.

    Dominic Moore was robbed of a goal that would've made it 6-2. He so clearly did not interfere with Cam Ward and then Ward proceeded to mount him like a rodeo bull? I sat there in amazement at how Moore and Lecavalier possibly could get calls on that play because they did NOTHING illegal. It looked like a case of the refs taking pity on Carolina, I think. Kudos to Bobby Taylor for correctly pointing out those calls threw into question whether that referee crew has the intelligence to organize a one car parade. After tonight, I would cast my vote with the nays.

    What the Lightning need to understand is that tonight's win was just the prelims. This road trip through Canada is the real challenge for this team, and they cannot afford to fall flat on the road. So they need to have swagger and confidence, but recognize they need to work hard to back it up, or this home stand was for naught.

    J.T. Wyman had 2 hits in 10:31. Solid game.

    Blair Jones Had 1 hit in 10:04, but was slightly more effective in some shifts with Tyrell and Pyatt where he got some puck retrieval help.

    Box score from

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 (ot)

    F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 20 GP, 4-11-15, +2, 6 PIM

    With the tie the Bobcats are now unbeaten in six straight.

    Harvard Crimson 4 @ No. 18 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4 (ot)

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 11 GP, 7-8-15, +3, 23 PIM

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 13 GP, 4-1-5, +3, 0 PIM

    Killorn's point streak is now at six games. O'Donnell's points were his first in three games.

    No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 2 @ St. Cloud State Huskies 1 (ot)

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 19 GP, 0-4-4, +7, 31 PIM

    The Broncos finished the month of December with a 4-1-1 record. They take on No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth next weekend.

    Clarkson Golden Knights 3 vs No. 13 Cornell Big Red 5
    Florida College Classic

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, even, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 1-1-2, even, 6 PIM

    Gotovets played the game as the third line winger for the Big Red. They take on No. 6 Colorado College next weekend.

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