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NA Juniors Game Night: 2-1-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 18 GP, 12-19-31, +5, 2 PIM
With R-N: 12 GP, 9-12-21, +6, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov extended his point streak to eight games with an assist as the Huskies avenged a Thursday night loss to the Cataractes. After the game Kucherov tweeted “Again my hand…” indicating he re-injured himself. He missed a couple weeks after the World Junior Championships with an undisclosed injury, which was thought to be an arm or hand. Hopefully he’s not out too long, if at all.

Victoriaville Tigres 1 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 2

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 47 GP, 20-45-65, +22, 79 PIM

Cedric Paquette had his seven game point streak snapped in a low-scoring win against the Tigres. Paquette had at least three points in three of his last four games.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 4 @ Rimouski Oceanic 5

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 38 GP, 6-23-29, +16, 36 PIM

Sergeev went scoreless as Rimouski scored twice in the last half of the third period to steal a win against Val-d’Or.

Ontario Hockey League

Brampton Battalion 0 @ London Knights 1 (SO)

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 50 GP, 2-20-22, -6, 42 PIM

Brampton’s Matej Machovsky (undrafted) and London’s Anthony Stolarz (Flyers) both had shutouts through 65 minutes in London’s 1-0 shootout win on Friday.

Barrie Colts 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 2 (SO)

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 4-12-16, -3, 56 PIM
With Barrie: 11 GP, 2-0-2, -4, 17 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM

Dotchin got in a third period fight to get his teammates going, and reportedly motioned to the bench as he skated by to help the cause. It worked as Barrie rallied from a 2-0 deficit at the time of the fight to tie the game and win in a shootout. Dotchin wasn’t around to see it as he was kicked out for a helmet infraction during his fight against Ryan Hutchinson.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Guelph Storm 1

D Slater Koekkoek, WIN: Did not play
Season totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM
With Windsor: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
With Peterborough: 38 GP, 6-22-28, -26, 28 PIM

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 38 GP, 8-44-52, +18, 82 PIM

Tanner Richard (pictured) scored his fifth goal in his last six games, but Guelph dropped a big game at home to Windsor, 3-1. The Storm outshot the Spits, 47-15. Jordan DeKort (2013) had 46 saves and Kerby Rychel (2013) two goals for the Spitfires. Windsor’s Slater Koekkoek is out for the season with an injured shoulder.

AHL Game Night: 2-1-13 Crunch at Falcons

A Bolt Prospects Alumni haunts his former organization.

SYR-3
SPR-5

Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 25 shots for the loss.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
SPR Craig, (13) (MacLeod, Drazenovic), 0:42 (PP)
SYR Connolly, (16) (Killorn, Barberio), 8:37 (PP)
SPR Goloubef, (3) (Drazenovic, MacLeod), 10:46
SPR Chaput, (7) (Drazenovic), 12:51 (PP)

Second Period
SPR Craig, (14) , 12:01 (SH)
SYR Wyman, (5) (Panik, Barberio), 16:53 (PP)
SYR Killorn, (16) (Jacques, Barberio), 18:04 (PP)
SPR Chaput, (8) (Craig), 19:08 (EN)

Bolt Prospects Alumni Ryan Craig with 2 goals, including the GWG, and assists on the empty netter to seal it. Cold blooded.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 2-1-13 Jets at Lightning

Lambs meet slaughter.

WPG-3
TB-8

Anders Lindback allowed 3 goals on 29 shots as the Lightning defense got too loose and allowed three cheapies in garbage time.

First Period
07:57 TB Conacher (4), (Carle, Pouliot)(PP)
14:11 TB Stamkos (5), (Purcell, Lindback)(PP)
16:55 TB Lecavalier (4), (St. Louis, Stamkos)(PP)

Second Period
00:26 TB Conacher (5), (Brewer, Lecavalier)
04:43 TB Thompson (1), (Crombeen, Brewer)
05:43 TB Purcell (2), (Stamkos)

Third Period
05:34 WPG Enstrom (2), (Postma, Ladd)
06:35 WPG Postma (1), (Enstrom, Little)(PP)
08:46 TB Malone (4), (Lecavalier, Conacher)
09:49 WPG Ladd (3), (Postma, Enstrom)(PP)
18:35 TB Pouliot (2), (Pyatt, Hedman)

Cory Conacher (pictured), Steven Stamkos, and Eric Brewer were the game's three stars.

Going in, the game was pretty simple to call. The Jets PK was in the low-60% range and the Lightning are over 30% with the man advantage. If Winnipeg got in the box, it would be a bloodbath, especially with Byfuglien out, and that's exactly what happened. Good job by the Lightning not to play down to the opposition.

Cory Conacher had 2 goals, 1 assist, and was +3 with 2 shots in 13:53. Standard Conacher line so far this year.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 2-1-13

KHL (Russia)
Ufa 5 vs. Kazan 0
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%

Ex-Syracuse Crunch netminder Iiro Tarkki turned away all 12 shots he faced in a light workload, 5-0 shutout of Kazan. Former Lightning draft choice Alexei Glukhov had 1 goal and 1 assist for Ufa in the win. Glukhov has 5 goals and 11 points in 45 games this season. Ufa faces Nizhnekamsk on Wednesday the 13th.

Cherepovets 5 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 25/27, 2.00 GAA, .926 sv%
Season totals: 49 GP, 27-19-3, 7 SO, 2.13 GAA, .922 sv%

Workhorse veteran Vasily Koshechkin stopped 25 shots to help snap a 2-game losing streak as Cherepovets belted Magnitogorsk 5-2. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for Cherepovets. The younger Kazionov brother now has 14 goals and 22 points in 43 games this season, averaging 16:41 of ice time per game. One wonders at what point the 25 year old power forward might get back on the Lightning's radar. Cherepovets plays Kazan on Wednesday the 13th.

Bratislava 3 vs. Podolsk 0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, SO, 20/20, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 44 GP, 25-15-4, 5 SO, 2.07 GAA, .933 sv%

Jaroslav Janus (pictured) continued a very strong rookie campaign in the KHL by stopping all 20 shots he faced in Slovan Bratislava's 3-0 win over Podolsk. Slovan got a goal from ex-NHLer Marek Svatos in the win. They face Praha on Sunday.

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