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NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-25-14 Lightning at Predators

Nothing to sneeze at, actually.

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NSH-1

Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 32 shots for the hard luck loss. He sparkled at times. Best of luck to Coach Zettler deciding between Kristers and Vasya most nights in Syracuse.

First Period
3:17 NSH Forsberg (1), (Ribeiro)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
NO SCORING

Gudlevskis was the game's third star.

I can't feel too upset with the Lightning playing the roster they did tonight and finishing a post or two from upsetting something that closely approximates Nashville's opening night team. Shea Weber and Roman Josi were Nashville's high men in ice time tonight. Tampa Bay? Mark Barberio and Andrej Sustr were the blue hairs in there tonight for the Lightning. Kind of says it all, and it's another sign for optimism for Syracuse fans.

Box score from NHL.com.

Juniors Game Night: 9-25-14

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Peterborough Petes 3

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

Masin made his North American debut for the Petes and finished scoreless and minus-1. Kingston jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Peterborough started to claw back. Panthers third rounder Juho Lammikko had a goal and two assists for the Fronts, who are playing without Lightning prospect Henri Ikonen for the first time in two seasons.

KHL Game Day: 9-25-14

Magnitogorsk 7 vs. Khabarovsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, No Decision, 6/8, 6.00 GAA, .750 sv%
Season totals: 10 GP, 7-1-1, 2 SO, 1.17 GAA, .955 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin was lifted after falling behind 2-0 in the First Period against Khabarovsk. With backup Alexander Pechursky in net, Magnitogorsk scored 7 goals unanswered en route to a 7-2 victory. Danis Zaripov had a hat trick and an assist and ex-Wings farmhand Francis Pare chipped in a pair of goals.

KHL Game Day: 9-24-14

Bratislava 1 vs. Zagreb 4
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, 0 SO, 3.12 GAA, .895 sv%

Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Segal had 2 goals and 1 assist for Zagreb in their 4-1 win over Slovan Bratislava. Ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy had the only goal of the match for Slovan.

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-23-14 Predators at Lightning

Young Lightning Crunch Nashville.

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TB-4

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 30 shots in his North American debut for the victory. After falling behind 2-1 in the Second Period, the big Russian slammed the door the rest of the way, which is what good starting goaltenders do.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
1:02 NSH Forsberg (1), (Wilson)
5:41 TB Kucherov (1), (Namestnikov, Marchessault)
7:40 NSH Smith (1), (Roy)

Third Period
8:35 TB Marchessault (1), (Namestnikov)
13:49 TB Barberio (1), (Filppula, Witkowski)
15:08 TB Marchessault (2), (Namestnikov, Kucherov)

Jonathan Marchessault, Vladislav Namestnikov, and Luke Witkowski were the game's three stars.

If you're a Syracuse Crunch fan, you have to be very satisfied with the way this group of players performed tonight. Your stud rookie netminder lived up to expectations. What may be your top line exploded for 3 goals including keying a big comeback. And Luke Witkowski beat the brown runny out of someone, to boot. Not a lot to complain about there.

Box score from NHL.com.

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