Dynamo Moscow 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 26 GP, 8-5-13, -1, 6 PIM
Nikita Gusev led Yugra with 5 shots on goal in 18:17 of ice time in their 4-1 loss to Dynamo Moscow. Dynamo got a helper from ex-Lightning forward Martins Karsums in the victory.
Wichita Thunder 3 at Tulsa Oilers 4 SO
F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 12 GP, 5-7-12, +3, 8 PIM, 36 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 14 PIM, 11 SOG
After falling behind 3-0, the Thunder once again mount a spirited comeback scoring the next three and forcing overtime. Unfortunately, hanging 49 shots on the Tulsa goalie wasn't enough to avoid the shootout loss. Lightning prospects Danick Gauthier and Daniel Milan both notched assists, with Gauthier's coming on the power play. Gauthier was one of four Thunder shooters that failed to convert in the skill contest to decide the outcome. Wichita hosts the Mavericks from Missouri Saturday night before traveling back to Tulsa for a rematch against these Oilers.
Deck a little too stacked.
Evgeny Nabokov allowed 5 goals on 36 shots for the loss. He actually performed better than his last couple of starts, but the Clutterbuck shorthanded goal was from a less than prime angle and was the turning point of the game. Soft.
11:53 TB Killorn (4), (Garrison, Drouin)
0:39 NYI Clutterbuck (2), (unassisted)(SH)
12:23 NYI Grabovski (4), (Nielsen, Okposo)
13:26 NYI Strome (3), (de Haan)
0:36 NYI Visnovsky (2), (Nielsen, Tavares)(PP)
2:14 TB Palat (5), (Carle, Kucherov)
8:55 NYI Cizikas (2), (Okposo, Nelson)
This was just one of those nights. The Lightning weren't super flat, but certain players like Callahan who've been lights out lately were clearly not in their best form after the emotional tilt with the Rangers last night. You couple that with the fact the Islanders have basically been off for a week before this game and throw in a pinch of Nabby in net and two dashes of some puck luck for the Isles and this one got out of hand.
Fortunately, the Lightning didn't really desperately need points out of this game. They close the second 10 game segment of the season with 28 points, giving them 4 insurance points heading into segment three of the year. 12 in 10, do it again.
Cedric Paquette had 1 blocked shot and was 50% on draws in 2:40 and left the game with what appeared to be either a foot or ankle injury after blocking a shot. His absence was noticeable.
Jonathan Drouin had a helper and was -1 in 10:28. He had one amazing pass on the power play to Kucherov that could've easily netted a goal, but Nikita was stunned in amazement that Drouin was even able to thread the puck through and didn't have the reflexes to get it on frame.
Vladislav Namestnikov was 33% on draws in 13:57. He had legs, but looking at the stat sheet reveals nothing was doing.
Harvard Crimson 2 @ Dartmouth Big Green 0
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-2-6, E, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM
Harvard improved to 4-1-2 overall, 3-1-2 in ECAC, and 2-1-1 in Ivy League play by shutting out Dartmouth, 2-0, on Tuesday. Steve Michalek (Wild draft pick) made 29 saves for the goose egg. Harvard was just outside the USCHO top-20 this week at No. 24.
Ilves 5 vs. HPK 2
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM
Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori had 2 helpers in defeat as HPK was dropped by Ilves 5-2. Lightning prospect Saku Salminen is currently out of the lineup injured for HPK.