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Liiga Game Day: 11-13-15

Pelicans 1 vs. KalPa 3
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-0-2, +1, 6 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 12:05 of ice time in KalPa's 3-1 win over Pelicans Lahti. Ex-Devils pick Patrick Davis had 2 goals to pace KalPa. After spending much of the first month or two of the season in the Liiga's bottom 5 spots, KalPa has risen to 6th on the table, which is the final spot that would grab a first round playoff bye.

Juniors Game Night: 11-12-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Moncton Wildcats 5 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 0

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 17 GP, 3-4-7, -1, 25 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 18 GP, 8-7-15, +1, 19 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Moncton scored three times in the first period and twice in the second to coast to a 5-0 road shutout win. 18-year-old 5-9 rookie Sebastien Dupre (undrafted) had a 29-save shutout for Moncton. Boko Imama took a puck to the face and left the game woozy.

NOTE: Matthew Spencer of Peterborough was scoreless with a charging penalty in Team OHL’s 3-0 win over Russia in the CHL Canada-Russia series Thursday.

ECHL Game Night: 11-12-15

Atlanta Gladiators 3 at Greenville Swamp Rabbits 6

F Brian Hart, GRN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 5-0-5, -2, 2 PIM, 25 SOG

D Daniel Walcott, GRN: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM

Other Notables
G Allen York, GRN, did not play
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-4-0-0, 4.98 GAA, 0.858 SV%, 0 SO

It felt like the Swamp Rabbits unleashed six games of winless frustration on an unsuspecting Atlanta squad Thursday night at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. Lightning prospect Brian Hart scored his team leading fifth goal of the season, ripping a top shelf wrister from the hash marks. Fellow prospect Daniel Walcott, just reassigned from Syracuse earlier in the week, had a strong game in his debut with 3 shots and +2 rating. The Swamp Rabbits special teams shone bright with 1005 perfection on both the penalty kill and the power play. Greenville take Friday night off before hosting Adirondack Saturday night and a rematch with the Gladiators in Atlanta Sunday afternoon.

NHL Game Night: 11-12-15 Flames at Lightning

Lightning stop the bleeding for one night.


Ben Bishop allowed 1 goal on 31 shots for the victory. With the fragile state the team is in, he simply couldn't allow them to fall behind in this game, and he didn't. He kept everything square until the breakthrough until the Third Period.

First Period

Second Period
1:59 TB Boyle (3), (Coburn)
6:45 CGY Bennett (4), (Backlund, Wideman)(PP)

Third Period
12:51 TB Stamkos (9), (Killorn, Johnson)(PP)
18:27 TB Johnson (3), (Kucherov)

Bishop and Ryan Callahan were the game's first and second stars.

Three goals by the Lightning off of broken plays. I'll take it. On the NBCSN broadcast, Brian Engblom floated the idea the Lightning have hit a physical and emotional wall because of the amount of hockey they played last season on their deep Stanley Cup Final run by citing the experience of the Pittsburgh Penguins after deep runs under Dan Bylsma. That's plausible given the minimal roster turnover and the lack of energy and fight the team has shown at times. Eventually they'll work through that wall, but in the mean time they'll have to hope they can continue to manufacture wins like they did tonight. Again, at this point the question isn't if they'll be in a hole. The question is whether it will be a pot hole or a sink hole.

Box score and extended statistics from

KHL Game Day: 11-12-15

Astana 2 vs. Jokerit 0
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Slovakian netminder Jan Laco turned aside all 33 shots he faced to stake Astana to a 2-0 victory over Jokerit. Ex-Calgary Flame Dustin Boyd had a goal in the win.

Kazan 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Win, 36/38, 1.85 GAA, .947 sv%
Season totals: 25 GP, 10-9-6, 0 SO, 2.35 GAA, .916 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin blanked both shooters he faced in the penalty shot session as Magnitogorsk toppled Kazan 3-2 in the Shootout. Magnitogorsk got a goal from ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin in the win.

St. Petersburg 5 vs. Podolsk 3
Nikita Gusev, St. Peterburg, 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 4 GP, 3-4-7, +5, 0 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 10-11-21, +11, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and an even strength goal and helper in SKA's 5-3 win over Podolsk. The forward played 19:20 in the match. Ex-Panthers forward Evgeny Dadonov chipped in 1 goal and 1 assist in the win.

Novgorod 5 vs. Zagbreb 2
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-3-3, +3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 6-4-10, +5, 14 PIM

Carter Ashton had a trio of primary assists in 17:11 of ice time as Novgorod thumped Zagreb 5-2. Ex-Avs pick Linus Videll had 1 goal and 1 assist for Novgorod in the win.

Juniors Game Night: 11-11-15

Vancouver Giants 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 2 (SO)

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 19 GP, 2-5-7, -10, 10 PIM
With Vancouver: 6 GP, 2-2-4, E, 2 PIM
With Calgary: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Overage goalie Jackson Whistle (undrafted) stopped 32 of 33 shots in regulation and overtime, the 2 of 2 in the shootout to grab a win for the Rockets. Thomas was coming off his first career 2-goal game. He was an honorable mention for our Prospect of the Week, which went to Brayden Point.

Liiga Game Day: 11-11-15

Tappara 1 vs. KalPa 2
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 2-0-2, +1, 6 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 12:54 of ice time in KalPa's 2-1 win over Tappara. Ex-Devils pick Patrick Davis had a goal in the match for KalPa.

Bolt Prospect of the Week

We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.

The Bolt Prospect of the Week for the week ending November 10 is … Brayden Point, C, Moose Jaw Warriors, Team WHL.

I hope Brayden Point has a big trophy case, he’s probably going to need some extra room this year.

The Lightning’s 2014 third round steal currently leads the Western Hockey League in scoring with 16 goals and 39 points in 16 games. That six points ahead of his closest competitor despite playing two fewer games. This past week-plus he had 15 points in Moose Jaw games, including a hat trick/five-point night on Saturday against Prince Albert. He was originally credited with four goals that game, but the league made a late scoring change. It was his seventh career hat trick.

The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Volume 42

This week's “Dana Tyrell Edition” of the Bolt Prospects Podcast (also available on Lightning Power Play, Lightning Radio's iHeart station) includes the following topics:

· The No. 42
· Lightning lose a response game. At home. To Buffalo.
· Not buying the this year/last year no-comparison comment.
· Cut the damn cord.
· Your move, Steve.
· Cranky questions from the #BPMailbag
· Interview with Syracuse’s Adam Wilcox
· #BPMailbag leftovers, fresh out of the microwave

Wilcox Looks Ahead After First Pro Win

By Jeremy Houghtaling

Adam Wilcox is moving on after his milestone victory.

The Crunch rookie netminder turned aside 25 shots to lift Syracuse to a 2-1 win over the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for his first professional win Saturday, but was back to the regular grind at practice on Monday.

Wilcox is continuing to refine his technique as he progresses at the pro level.

“Obviously, it was a good feeling,” Wilcox said. “I was excited about it and it’s one of the hardest wins to get. It’s just getting over that, and now that the first one is out of the way, hopefully I can keep rolling here.”

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