Magnitogorsk 5 vs. Dinamo Riga 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 28/32, 4.00 GAA, .875 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 22-4-4, 3 SO, 1.70 GAA, .937 sv%
Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 1 goal and 4 points to lead Magnitogorsk to a 5-4 victory over Dinamo Riga.
Elmira Jackals 2 at Florida Everblades 6
D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 4-3-7, +7, 6 PIM, 19 SOG
G Allen York, FLA, W, 60:00 MIN, 2 GA, 19 SH, 17 SV
Season totals: 13 GP, 10-2-0-1, 2.12 GAA, 0.911 SV%, 2 SO
F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 12 GP, 4-0-4, +6, 18 PIM, 23 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
F Mike Aviani, FLA: DNP
Season totals (ECHL): 12 GP, 3-3-6, +3, 11 PIM, 19 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
A statement game for the Blades. The Jackals rolled into Estero Wednesday night tied with the Everblades atop the East Division and found out what playing the team with the ECHL's best win percentage is like. After tripling up Elmira, Florida now leads the Jackals by two points with 5 games in hand. In fact, the Blades have games in hand on all the top teams in every division in the ECHL and still paces them in points. Allen York returned to the nets for Florida after missing several starts due an injury sustained on the extended road trip, cruising to his 10th win of the season amid light duty. Next up, former Bolt prospect Kirill Gotovets and the Indy Fuel motors into South Florida for back-to-back games this weekend.
Wichita Thunder 4 at Tulsa Oilers 7
F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 1-1-2, -2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 22 GP, 12-11-23, +1, 31 PIM, 74 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, -1, 10 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-5-5, -3, 51 PIM, 24 SOG
Normally with Wichita's stingy defense, putting up four markers all but guarantees two points, but there are no guarantees when it comes to the Thunder beating arch-nemesis Tulsa this season. Now at a ridiculous 0-6 against the Oilers on the season, Thunder goalie Tim Boron gave up 7 while wasting his team's 41 shot, 4 goal effort. Bolt prospect Danick Gauthier knotted the game at 2 with a power-play tally early in the second period and then assisted on another power play goal early in the 3rd to draw the team up to 5-4 deficit. Frustration boiled over for the Thunder 30 seconds after Oilers scored a power play goal with 90 seconds left. The game had been chippy since the mid-point and with 80 seconds left, three Wichita players got 10-minute conducts for continuing altercations, including Bolt prospect Daniel Milan. Gauthier is tied for the ECHL lead in power-play goals. Wichita returns home Friday night after an extended road trip to square off against Quad City.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Quebec Remparts 0 @ Moncton Wildcats 4
W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 8 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 27 GP, 20-23-43, +17, 32 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM
Quebec lost its second straight game, 4-0 in Moncton, the former home of Mark Barberio and Evgeni Artyukhin.
Western Hockey League
Brandon Wheat Kings 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5 (SO)
C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 16-26-42, +10, 21 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Point extended his point streak to 12 games with an assist during a rare night in which Point did not factor in at least half the Warriors’ goals. Point did not convert his shootout attempt, though Moose Jaw won the skills competition, 1-0.
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 26 shots he faced for his second straight shutout. He's now 7-3-3 with 2 SO, a 2.44 GAA, and a .914 sv%. He's given up a whopping 1 goal in his last 3 starts, and with Gudlevskis struggling Andrei now appears to clearly be the #1 goaltender in Syracuse.
SYR Nesterov, (3) (Angelidis, Namestnikov), 18:01
SYR Blunden, (3) , 19:13 (EN)
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Novosibirsk 5 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 10 PIM
Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 17:14 of ice time in Yugra's crushing 5-2 loss to Novosibirsk. Sibir was led by 1 goal and 3 points from ex-Kings pick Patrik Hersley.
Mytischi 6 vs. Ufa 1
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-1-1, +4, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 20 PIM
Dmitry Korobov had a helper and was +4 in 16:41 in Mytischi's 6-1 win over Ufa. Ex-Lightning pick Alexei Glukhov, who wears an "A" for Ufa, had a helper in defeat.
Bratislava 3 vs. Astana 2
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 36/38, 2.00 GAA, .947 sv%
Season totals: 18 GP, 5-10-3, 2 SO, 2.78 GAA, .894 sv%
Ex-Sabres 2nd rounder Milan Bartovic potted the GWG for Slovan in their 3-2 victory against Astana. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had a goal in defeat for Astana.