Syracuse's point streak is snapped at 6 games.
ADK Gervais, (8) (Akeson, McGinn), 1:35
ADK McGinn, (18) (Manning, Akeson), 12:31
ADK Matczak, (1) (Akeson, VandeVelde), 13:46
Syracuse sees the opportunity to get back to .500 slide by the boards. Syracuse's next game is Friday, the night after Steven Stamkos is supposed to return in Tampa Bay. Presuming Valtteri Filppula is also back for the Lightning by then, one would presume Gudlevskis may be joined by 1-2 players from the Lightning to bolster the Crunch for next weekend.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Magnitogorsk 1 vs. Kazan 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 33/33, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
Make it back-to-back shutouts and back-to-back 1-0 wins for Vasily Koshechkin as he and Magnitogorsk defeated Kazan today 1-0. Czech forward Jan Kovar scored the game winner for Metallurg. Koshechkin is 5th in the KHL in save percentage and leads the pack in shutouts.
Ufa 1 vs. Dynamo Moscow 3
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 27 GP, 13-8-5, 3 SO, 2.22 GAA, .923 sv%
Alexei Volkov got the call in net today for Ufa in their 3-1 loss to Dynamo Moscow. Ex-Leafs draft pick Leo Komarov assisted on Dynamo's 2nd and 3rd goals as they pulled away for the win.
Mytischi 5 vs. Khanty-Mansisysk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansisysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 7-6-13, -6, 10 PIM
Yugra continued to look unimpressive emerging from the Olympics break as they were again crushed, this time by Mytischi by a score of 5-1. Ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin had a helper in the win for Mytischi. Nikita Gusev played 17:50 in the loss.
Bratislava 0 vs. Spartak Moscow 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 21/24, 3.01 GAA, .875 sv%
Season totals: 40 GP, 15-17-8, 2 SO, 2.86 GAA, .898 sv%
Jaroslav Janus and Bratislava have appeared to hit another speed bump in their season, stumbling out of the Olympic break. Today they fell 3-0 to Spartak Moscow.
Florida Everblades 4 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 5
W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 4-11-15, +3, 49 PIM
D Jordan Henry (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 26 GP, 8-13-21, +9, 33 PIM
W Carl Nielsen (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 35 GP, 3-5-8, -11, 49 PIM
Florida allowed two power play goals in the final minute of the second period and that ended up being their undoing. They were up, 3-2, before the two goals against. The second of those goals sparked a semi-line brawl. Still no sign of Carl Neilsen or Jordan Henry, both on AHL contracts with Syracuse. The Everblades have dropped to 10th in the conference. Gauthier missed Friday's game against Gwinnett. The Gladiators have won the first two of three games against the 'Blades this weekend. These are bad losses for Florida as the Gladiators are significantly in last place in the division.
Harvard Crimson 2 @ No. 11 Cornell Big Red 3 (OT)
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 6-8-14, -5, 18 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM
Hart helped Harvard to an early 2-0 lead, but the Crimson gave it up and eventually lost in overtime to Cornell, 3-2. Former Bolt prospect Kirill Gotovets had a minor penalty for Cornell. He has three assists in this, his senior season. Speculation is Chicago won’t sign him and he’ll go to Europe to play. He’s from Belarus and has appeared in the World Championships for his home country.
Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 1 @ Miami RedHawks 0
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 23 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM
Mullin was a scratch.
No. 10 North Dakota 1 @ No. 5 St. Cloud State Huskies 3
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 5-8-13, +3, 8 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM
UND failed to clinch the first Penrose Cup, falling to SCSU, 3-1 after the Huskies scored late into an empty net. The Huskies moved into a tie in the conference, leaving the title up for grabs for another week. UND plays Western Michigan; SCSU has Colorado College.
No. 8 Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 1 (OT)
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 12-22-34, +5, 16 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM
That’s hockey: One night after putting a snowman on the scoreboard vs St. Lawrence, the Bobcats could only score one against Clarkson. Matt Peca had an assist on QU’s only goal. He was coming off a 6-point night against the Saints.
Penn State Nittany Lions 1 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Did not play
Season totals: 30 GP, 21-4-5, 1.94 GAA, .932 sv%, 3 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO
Wilcox got his second night off of the season and watched as Michael Shibrowski earned his second win. Minnesota leads the Big 10, just above Wisconsin. There are two weeks left.
*USCHO poll used
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Halifax Mooseheads 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 2
C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, 10 SOG, 0 Hits, 12/22 FO
Season totals: 41 GP, 24-65-89, +40, 41 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM
Drouin set a new career high for assists in a season despite playing eight fewer games and missing Nathan MacKinnon (NHL Colorado) and Martin Frk (AHL Grand Rapids). He does have potential 2014 first rounder Nikolaj Ehlers next to him, and Ehlers had a hat trick (natural) Saturday for the second night in a row. Drouin assisted on all three goals. Ehlers, a Denmark native who has drawn comparisons to Drouin, is up to 43 goals and 91 points and a plus-56 rating in his rookie season.
Ontario Hockey League
Ottawa 67’s 1 @ Barrie Colts 7
D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 57 GP, 10-22-32, +20, 113 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM
Barrie crushed visiting Ottawa on the back of Andreas Athanasious’s hat trick. The Red Wings prospect and former London teammate of Vladdy Namestnikov has 45 goals in 60 games.
Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Belleville Bulls 2
W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 45 GP, 20-43-63, +17, 37 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM
Ikonen had his second-straight multi-point game.
Windsor Spitfires 0 @ Plymouth Whalers 5
D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 61 GP, 15-38-53, +44, 44 PIM
2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM
Rough night for Windsor in Michigan. Alex Nedeljkovic (2014) had 26 saves for the Whalers.