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AHL Game Night: 2-15-13 Crunch at Senators

Jon Cooper must be a Jedi.

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BNG-1

Riku Helenius (pictured) allowed 1 goal on 34 shots for the victory. His season save percentage is still languishing at .885, but he's only allowed 1 goal over his last 2 starts and has stopped 56 of 57 shots in that span. There's not a huge opening for Helenius, but with Tokarski gone, if he can take the #1 job in Syracuse and run with it for a great second half and a deep playoff run, he could set himself up to the NHL.

First Period
SYR Connolly, (20) (Tyrell), 3:51 (PP)
SYR Wyman, (7) (Gudas), 5:36
SYR Hutchings, (1) (Angelidis, Cote), 8:12
SYR Wyman, (8) , 11:03 (SH)

Second Period
SYR Labrie, (9) , 12:55
BNG Prince, (10) (Cannone, Lebda), 16:18 (PP)

Third Period
SYR Wyman, (9) (Connolly, Barberio), 4:40
SYR Tyrell, (2) (Wyman, Gudas), 19:23 (PP)

J.T. Wyman, Brett Connolly, and Helenius were the game's three stars.

Connolly becomes the third Crunch player to hit 20 goals this season (Johnson and Panik). Dana Tyrell has 3 points in 3 games since being sent down to the AHL. After posting two straight multi-point games, Radko Gudas is just 3 points shy of his pro high in points. He's also 6 PIMs shy of his pro high in penalty minutes, too, for that matter.

Entering the night, Binghamton was tied for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, and Syracuse just smashed them after destroying Albany 6-0 on Wednesday night. Whatever voodoo potion Jon Cooper employed to not only weather all the call ups, the trade of his #1 goaltender, and the lineup shuffling, but to start annihilating teams in the midst of it all, he needs to Fedex a supply to Guy Boucher.

Syracuse draws Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 2-15-13

KHL (Russia):
Cherepovets 3 vs. Ufa 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 32/32, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 50 GP, 28-19-3, 8 SO, 2.09 GAA, .924 sv%

Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 3-1-0, 1 SO, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin posted his league leading 8th shutout of the season to lead Cherepovets to a 3-0 win over Ufa. Fellow Lightning prospect Jaroslav Janus is currently third in the KHL with 5 shutouts. Cherepovets got 1 goal and 1 assist from ex-NHLer Nicklas Bergfors in the win. Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup to Iiro Tarkki in the match for Ufa. Cherepovets plays Nizhnekamsk on Sunday while Vasilevskiy plays Dinamo Minsk.

Mytischi 2 vs. Khabarovsk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 23 GP, 3-8-11, +1, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 29 GP, 3-9-12, -1, 4 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 15:24 in Khabarovsk's 2-0 loss to Mytischi. Mytischi got a pair of helpers from former NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh in the win. Khabarovsk plays Novgorod on Sunday.

Donetsk 3 vs. Bratislava 4 (OT)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 46 GP, 26-16-4, 5 SO, 2.15 GAA, .930 sv%

Jaroslav Janus got a rare game off in favor of backup Branislav Konrad in Bratsilava's 4-3 overtime win over Donetsk. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a pair of helpers in the win for Slovan, including on the overtime winner. Bratislava plays Dinamo Riga on Sunday.

AHL Game Night: 2-13-13 Crunch at Devils

No Panik? No Killorn? No problem.

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ALB-0

Riku Helenius stopped all 24 shots he faced for the shutout victory.

First Period
SYR Barberio, (7) (Johnson, Connolly), 0:45 (PP)

Second Period
SYR Korobov, (3) (Devos, Gudas), 4:30 (PP)
SYR Gudas, (4) (Korobov, Namestnikov), 5:07 (PP)
SYR Tyrell, (1) , 12:21 (SH)
SYR Wyman, (6) (Devos, Barberio), 16:49 (PP)
SYR Angelidis, (8) , 19:44 (SH)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Helenius, Radko Gudas, and Dmitry Korobov were the game's three stars.

Dana Tyrell chipped in a shorthanded goal in the victory.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NA Juniors Game Night: 2-14-13

Ontario Hockey League

Brampton Battalion 1 @ Peterborough Petes 3

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 55 GP, 2-20-22, -9, 46 PIM

Blujus’ scoreless streak is now at six games, which ties his longest streak without a point this season. His rough patch also includes a minus-5 rating over the last four games.

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