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CHL Game Night: 1-9-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Drummondville Voltigeurs 2 @ Rimouski Oceanic 4

D Radim Salda, RIM: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 20 GP, 4-12-16, +4, 22 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM

Salda returned to the Oceanic lineup after appearing for the Czech Republic at the World Junior Championships. The Lightning’s 2018 seventh round pick had an assist in Rimouski’s 4-2 win over the Volts Wednesday.

Ontario Hockey League

Kitchener Rangers 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4

C/W Alexey Lipanov, KIT: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 3/8 FO
Season Totals: 34 GP, 7-10-17, -24, 10 PIM
17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

Owen Sound won its first game since trading star player Nick Suzuki to Guelph earlier this week. On the Kitchener side, Alexey Lipanov’s minus-3 rating was the worst on the team Wednesday. He fell to minus-24 on the season, which is minus-3 more than anyone else on the team and eighth-worst in the league.

NHL Game Night: 1-8-19 Blue Jackets at Lightning

Vasilevskiy unleashes the kittens in bounce back performance.

CBJ-0
TB-4

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 31 shots he faced for the shutout victory. He had a small handful of really great chances, particularly a couple of Grade A ones by Panarin in the Second Period, and he was equal to the task each time.

First Period
15:55 TB Joseph (11), (Sergachev)
16:39 TB Point (25), (Kucherov, Johnson)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
6:05 TB Kucherov (21), (Johnson, Point)
8:53 TB Point (26), (Sergachev)

Brayden Point, Vasilevskiy, and Mikhail Sergachev were the game's three stars.

It wasn't a perfect game, but under the circumstances on the first game back from a road trip that ended poorly in San Jose, the Lightning can be ecstatic about the outcome. I thought they had a very strong First Period, built the 2-0 lead, booted a chance to put the game away in a poor Second Period, but then finally had a workmanlike Third Period to seal the deal.

The really good news: Sergachev is finally starting to round into form after looking a little off the first few months of the campaign.

Mathieu Joseph had a goal and was +1 with 1 shot in 12:27. I'll say it again: This guy is going to mess around and score 20 goals on just 11-12 minutes of ice time a night. He's actually tied for second in rookie goal scoring at the moment.

Danick Martel was +1 with 3 shots and 1 hit in 12:35.

Adam Erne had 1 shot and 4 hits in 10:17.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

ECHL Game Night: 1-6-19 Stingrays @ Solar Bears

South Carolina Stingrays 1 @ Orlando Solar Bears 4

W Olivier Archambault, ORL: Did not play
(AHL contract)
Season Totals (ORL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 7 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 2 PIM
17-18 Totals (Allen, ECHL): 19 GP, 13-18-31, +12, 32 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ & SYR, AHL): 41 GP, 12-11-23, +2, 35 PIM

C Mitch Hults, ORL: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 18 GP, 4-7-11, -5, 6 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 9 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 4 PIM
Season Totals (SD): 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (Utah): 5 GP, 2-5-7, -2, 10 PIM
17-18 Totals (SD): 53 GP, 10-14-24, -10, 8 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, ORL: Did not play
Season Totals (ORL): 10 GP, 0-4-4, -6, 8 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 5 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
17-18 Totals (Moose Jaw, WHL): 71 GP, 7-19-26, +35, 62 PIM

D Matthew Spencer, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 15 GP, 2-5-7, +7, 18 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 6 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (ECHL): 14 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 13 PIM
17-18 Totals (AHL): 39 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 13 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, ORL: Did not play
Season Totals (ORL): 11 GP, 6-6-12, +2, 12 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 8 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (SYR): 23 GP, 3-3-6, +5, 16 PIM

Charlie Millen, on loan from the Southern Professional League’s Birmingham Bulls, stopped 38 of 39 shots Sunday in Orlando’s 4-1 win over visiting South Carolina. The win earned the Solar Bears a split of their two-game series with the Stingrays.

Lightning prospect Mitch Hults had two assists for the Bears. Recent Syracuse assignee Olivier Archambault did not play, though he was in the lineup Saturday.

Up next for Orlando (17-14-3-0) is a trip to Norfolk for three straight games (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday).

CHL Game Night: 1-6-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 1

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 11/14 FO, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 20 GP, 18-34-52, +26, 21 PIM
17-18 Totals: 66 GP, 26-33-59, -11, 59 PIM

Baie-Comeau improved to 5-0-1 in their last six games and 9-0-1 in their last 10 with a win Sunday in Chicoutimi to pull ahead of Halifax into first place in the league table. Fortier extended his point streak to four games. The Drakkar are 28-9-2-1 on the year. The Mooseheads have two games in-hand on the Drakkar.

Ontario Hockey League

Kitchener Rangers 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 7

C/W Alexey Lipanov, KIT: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 5/8 FO
Season Totals: 33 GP, 7-10-17, -21, 10 PIM
17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

Kitchener lost its second in a row on the road, falling in Windsor to the Spits, 7-1. Windsor received goals from seven different players in the win. This lopsided loss will sting for the Rangers as Windsor already went into sell-off mode to build for future years. Of course, Kitchener and Windsor were tied in points coming into the game.

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