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AHL Game Night: 10-11-14 Falcons at Crunch

Syracuse comes ever so close in its season opener.

SPR-3
SYR-1

Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 22 shots for the loss. He has his own rebound control to blame for one of those goals, but honestly, on most nights he did well enough in net to win.

First Period
SPR Hoeffel, (1) (Urban), 17:50

Second Period
SPR Urban, (1) (Tyrell, Collins), 2:19 (PP)
SYR Blunden, (1) (Witkowski, Nesterov), 3:48

Third Period
SPR Craig, (1) (Sedlak), 19:59 (EN/SH)

Mike Blunden was the game's second star.

Syracuse nearly tied the game late at 2-2 when a Jonathan Marchessault goal was disallowed. Bolt Prospects Alumni Ryan Craig then twisted the knife with an empty netter to seal it for Springfield. Fellow Bolt Prospects Alumni Dana Tyrell also had a helper in the contest to stick it to his old organization.

Syracuse faces Hartford tomorrow.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 10-11-14

Magnitogorsk 5 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 26/30, 4.02 GAA, .867 sv%
Season totals: 16 GP, 11-2-1, 2 SO, 1.68 GAA, .936 sv%

Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-1-4, -4, 4 PIM

Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin's Third Period goal broke a 4-4 tie to vault Magnitogorsk to a 5-4 win over Yugra. Mozyakin also had 2 helpers in the victory. Nikita Gusev had a minor for tripping in 16:31 of ice time in defeat.

ECHL Game Night: 10-10-14 (preseason)

Orlando Solar Bears 3 @ Florida Everblades 2

C Mike Aviani (TB Preseason Tryout), FLA: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 1 SOG

W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

D Dan Milan, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG

G Allen York (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play (injured)

Florida dropped their preseason opener, 3-2, to the rival Solar Bears. Syracuse assigned forward Danick Gauthier to the Everblades earlier in the week and he registered one of the two Florida goals. Mike Aviani, who was an impressive tryout player with the Lightning in the offseason and later signed to an ECHL contract, was scoreless in the match. Artem Sergeev, wearing No. 77, was scoreless in his first ECHL game. He spent all of his rookie pro season last year in Syracuse. Dan Milan, who played one game with Syracuse last year, three with Florida, and 50 with CHL Brampton (who is now in the ECHL), was also scoreless. Allen York, who is on an AHL contract with Syracuse, was not dressed for the Everblades. Ryan Toohey reported York tweaked his groin in practice a week ago.

NCAA Game Night: 10-10-14

No. 20 Boston University Terriers 8 vs UMass Minutemen 1

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-1-1, +1, 6 PIM, 1 SOG
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

“Johnny-Mac” (pictured) notched his first collegiate point and all-everything freshman Jack Eichel had two goals and four points as the Terriers put a snowman up on the UMass scoreboard, 8-1. There were three penalties in the game, all on MacLeod.

Bemidji State Beavers 4 vs No. 2 North Dakota 1

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

North Dakota was routed in their season debut, 4-1 by Bemidji State. As expected, O’Donnell started on UND’s first line. Blackhawks first rounder Nick Schmaltz was the only North Dakota player to register a goal. Brendan Harms (undrafted) had two goals for the Beavers.

Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 vs No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4
Ice Breaker Tournament at Notre Dame

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 24 saves on 27 shots
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

The Gophers had a 4-1 lead against the rival Bulldogs, but J.T. Brown’s alma mater cut Minnesota’s lead to 4-3 in the third period. Wilcox shut the door the rest of the way. The Lightning prospect and Hobey Baker candidate was beaten by a weak-side one-timer in the crease, a wrist shot from the RW circle, and a low-high one-timer from behind the net.

*USCHO poll used

Juniors Game Night: 10-10-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 5

C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 7/13 FO, 3 Hits
Season totals: 2 GP: 0-1-1, -3, 2 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Cape Breton was outshot 42-28 en route to a 5-2 loss at Val-d’Or. The Eagles traded one of their four overagers to Sherbrooke, which will allow Darcy, also 20, to play every night for Cape Breton. CHL rules state only three overagers can dress per game.

Victoriaville Tigres 2 @ Quebec Remparts 5

W/C Adam Erne, QUE: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 9/11 FO, 3 Hits
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 8 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Erne scored his second goal of the season, helping the Remparts to a 5-2 win over visiting Victoriaville. Erne scored 21 goals in 48 games last year.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 1 @ Sarnia Sting 3

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 13 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo served his one-game suspension for having words with a referee at the conclusion of last Saturday's game, but he was scratched again Friday. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman told Tampa Bay Times writer Joe Smith that DeAngelo’s latest actions were “concerning” considering his history of facing disciplinary action. Sarnia is 2-0 without DeAngelo.

Western Hockey League

Victoria Royals 3 @ Calgary Hitmen 2

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 4 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Victoria scored three times in the third period to erase a 2-0 deficit and defeat the Hitmen, 3-2. Lightning prospect Ben Thomas (pictured) had an assist to give him points in consecutive games and three in his last four.

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