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Juniors Game Night: 2-11-15

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5

D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 4-20-24, +10, 23 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 14-48-62, +11, 87 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo played his former team for the first time since being traded early last month and had two assists to extend his point streak to 12 games. Our reigning Bolt Prospect of the Week is averaging nearly two points per game for his new team.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 3

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 7-16-23, -14, 64 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

Kingston got a goal from 2015 projected high pick Lawson Crouse, then got another one from Connor McGlynn (undrafted) late in the third period to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 6

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-0-0, -3, 6 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 21-35-56, +5, 38 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point set a season high for penalty minutes in a game when an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty was tacked on to a holding-the-stick call in the second period.

Prince George Cougars 3 @ Calgary Hitmen 4 (SO)

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 5-19-24, +10, 20 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Calgary won its ninth straight game, but needed a shootout to do it. They outshot Brett Connolly’s old team 53-22, including 7-1 in overtime. Thomas’ assist came on the power play and gives him at least one point in seven of his last nine games. Thomas (pictured) has a three-game point streak.

Extraliga Game Day: 2-11-15

Sparta Praha 2 vs. Kometa Brno 3
Jaroslav Janus, Sparta Praha, Loss, 28/31, 3.05 GAA, .903 sv%
Season totals (CZE): 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .903 sv%
Season totals (KHL): 25 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 3.01 GAA, .891 sv%

Jaroslav Janus lost his Czech Extraliga debut in Sparta Praha's 3-2 loss to Kometa Brno. Ex-Coyotes first rounder Jakub Koreis had a helper in the victory for Brno. Ex-Leafs second rounder Karel Pilar had a helper in defeat for Praha.

KHL Game Day: 2-11-15

Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Nizhnekamsk 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 46 GP, 29-8-6, 5 SO, 1.76 GAA, .938 sv%

It was a rare game off for Vasily Koshechkin in Magnitka's 4-3 win over Nizhnekamsk. Undrafted Jan Kovar scored the game winner for Magnitogorsk and ended the match with 1 goal and 4 points. Ex-Crunch forward Dan Sexton had a helper in defeat for Nizhnekamsk.

Khanty-Mansiysk 1 vs. Chelyabinsk 2 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 51 GP, 20-14-34, +1, 12 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play goal, his magic 20th of the season, in Yugra's 2-1 OT loss to Chelyabinsk. Gusev played 18:52 in the match. Ex-NHLer Stan Chistov had the OT winner and an assist in the victory for Traktor.

Dotchin picks up where he left off after injury


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Jake Dotchin picked up where he left off.

The rookie defenseman, who netted his first professional goal two periods before blocking a shot that injured his ankle on Dec. 5, needed little time to knock off any rust when he returned to the Syracuse Crunch lineup late last month.

Dotchin realizes the ups and downs come with the territory.

“I remember blocking that shot. It wasn’t a goal, but it felt like one to the guys and to me,” Dotchin said. “The guys were patting me on the back and what-not. It was unfortunate that I was out for that long, but it’s something I’d go down and do that for the team again, for sure.”

Prospect of the Week: 2-11-15

We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect of the Week for February 11, 2015 is … Anthony DeAngelo, D, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL – Canada).

In Anthony DeAngelo’s first game with Sault Ste. Marie after being traded by Sarnia, the Lightning 2014 first rounder did not register a point. That was January 9.

In 11 games since that time, DeAngelo has hit the scoresheet every game, racking up 22 points over that timespan. The 5'10" New Jersey native had seven points (and a fight) in three games last week, earning him our Prospect of the Week award.

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