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Gudlevskis, Crunch Bounce Back to Top Comets


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Kristers Gudlevskis bounced back.

The Crunch goalie, one night after being pulled in a 7-6 loss to Albany, registered 38 saves and an assist on the game-winning power play goal to lift Syracuse over the Utica Comets, 4-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

"It's a new game, that's history and move on," Gudlevskis said of the game Friday. "Most important was to bounce back from yesterday."

The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Volume 19

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

· The No. 19
· Trade deadline do’s, don’ts, and shoulds
· Comparing Lightning D to 2014 Cup finalists’
· Interview with new/old Bolt prospect Carter Ashton
· Interview with AHL Player of the Week Vladdy Namestnikov
· #BPMailbag (Bryz an option? Drouin to AHL next year? How will young D do in the playoffs? Where to put all the centers? Koekkoek still on track? Prospects who could push for NHL time next fall)

Click here to listen

To listen on Lightning Radio, go to TBLPowerPlay.com. It’s scheduled to run Saturday at 2, 5, and 8 (EST).

Bolts Acquire Braydon Coburn; Trade Connolly and Gudas

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Radko Gudas, along with the Lightning’s 2015 first round and third round picks, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. If Tampa Bay fails to make the playoffs in 2015 and ends up with the first overall selection, Philadelphia will receive the New York Rangers’ 2015 first round pick (previously acquired) in the draft in lieu of Tampa Bay’s own first round selection.

Juniors Game Night: 3-1-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Chicoutimi Sagueneens 1 @ Quebec Remparts 5

W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 8/17 FO, 5 Hits
Season totals: 53 GP, 38-39-77, +21, 89 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Erne returned to the Quebec lineup after missing two games. He led the team in hits and was second in faceoffs taken. Quebec has seven games remaining. They have already clinched a playoff spot and sit in fourth on the league table.

Ontario Hockey League

London Knights 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 8

D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 2-3-5, +2, 2 PIM *First Star*
With SSM: 20 GP, 10-29-39, +24, 41 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 20-57-77, +24, 105 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo was first star for the second straight game, notching a career-high five points in a blowout win over visiting London. DeAngelo scored on a one-timer off a 2 on 1, then roofed a wrist shot later in the game for his second. He was an offensive force all afternoon. DeAngelo’s point streak is now at 19 games. He leads all of the Canadian Hockey League in points by a defenseman.

Peterborough Petes 1 @ Oshawa Generals 4

D Dominik Masin, PBO: Did not play
Season totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM
2013-14 totals (Czech U20): 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

The Peterborough Examiner is reporting Masin is out for the year. He will undergo surgery Monday to repair a broken orbital bone, broken collarbone and sinus injury suffered Thursday, said Petes' GM Mike Oke.

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 2

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 54 GP, 18-20-38, -8, 91 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

Windsor is tied with Saginaw for the final playoff spot in the West. They’re just two points ahead of last place, also.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 2 @ Regina Pats 6

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 51 GP, 29-39-68, +11, 40 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Regina exacted some revenge on the Warriors, who beat the Pats in overtime Saturday.

NHL Game Night: 3-1-15 Lightning at Panthers

Lazy.

TB-3
FLA-4

Ben Bishop allowed 4 goals on 26 shots for the loss. Lots of greasy goals for the Panthers in today's game.

First Period
10:24 FLA Jagr (12), (Huberdeau, Campbell)
12:08 TB Stralman (5), (Drouin, Boyle)

Second Period
5:31 FLA Barkov (10), (Jagr, Huberdeau)
17:00 FLA Boyes (11), (unassisted)

Third Period
4:18 FLA Ekblad (10), (Bjugstad, Huberdeau)(PP)
8:31 TB Stamkos (35), (Killorn, Garrison)
17:16 TB Johnson (24), (Kucherov, Stralman)

Lack of effort, plain and simple. After the masterpiece the Lightning put in against the Blackhawks, they were sloppy moving the puck out of their own zone and couldn't generate anything because of it. And, they didn't seem very worried about it while the Panthers incrementally built their lead up until they got their kill shot goal in the Third Period on the PP. The Lightning finally woke up with about 15 minutes left to go, but it's too late at that point. When you fall behind by 3 in the Third Period in pro hockey, it's over.

If the point of today's game was to try to inspire Steve Yzerman to push all in on a Cup run: mission failed. The wild inconsistency of this team, coupled with it's complete lack of a power play, simply does not inspire confidence that it's ready to make a deep run in the playoffs. You simply don't know what you're going to get from the team on a night-to-night basis, tracing back to the fact you simply don't know what you're going to get on a night-to-night basis from the guys who are supposed to be the team's best players: Stamkos and Hedman. How many nights have these guys taken a (way) back seat to the Palat/Johnson/Kucherov line and the likes of Anton Stralman? That's how you go from dominating the Blackhawks one game and absolutely wetting the bed against a bummy team like Florida the next. I wouldn't be gung ho to bet a 1st or 2nd round pick to put pieces around that shakiness, either.

Nikita Nesterov had 1 shot, 2 hits, and 5 blocked shots in 14:29. Busy young man.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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