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KHL Game Day: 1-19-16

St. Petersburg 4 vs. Novokuznetsk 0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 25 GP, 11-16-27, +6, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 18-23-41, +12, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play helper on ex-Panthers pick Evgeny Dadonov's goal in SKA's 4-0 blanking of Novokuznetsk. Dadonov also had a pair of helpers in the win. Ex-Islanders second rounder Mikko Koskinen stopped all 20 shots he faced for the shutout.

AHL Game Day: 1-18-16 Crunch at Americans

Crunch Brolldoze to a MLK Day win.

SYR-2
RCH-1

Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 29 shots for the victory.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
SYR Erne, (7) (Gudlevskis), 1:23

Third Period
SYR Broll, (2) (Ikonen), 2:45
RCH Bailey, (6) (Ellis, Austin), 4:09

Gudlevskis and David Broll were the game's first and second stars.

Syracuse is 5-3-2 in their last 10, which closely corresponds to the beginning of Drouinsanity.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 1-18-16

Ekaterinburg 6 vs. Magnitogorsk 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, No Decision, 2/3, 3.79 GAA, .667 sv%
Season totals: 44 GP, 20-13-8, 2 SO, 2.17 GAA, .923 sv%

Caps first rounder Ilya Samsonov allowed 4 goals on 20 shots for the loss as Magnitka fell hard, 6-3 to Ekaterinburg. 33 year old Czech national Petr Koukal had 2 goals and 3 points for Ekaterinburg in the win.

Juniors Game Night: 1-17-16

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Oshawa Generals 2

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 6/16 FO
Season totals: 39 GP, 12-21-33, -12 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Travis Konecny (Flyers) had two goals and an assist for Sarnia.

Windsor Spitfires 0 @ Saginaw Spirit 2

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 15-20-35, +23, 53 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 5/20 FO
Season totals: 14 GP, 9-7-16, +5, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Saginaw’s Evan Cormier (2016) stopped 29 shots for the shutout. DiGiacinto’s scoreless streak reached four games.

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Guelph Storm 3 (SO)

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 5-12-17, +22, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: Did not play
Season totals: 40 GP, 3-16-19, E, 31 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Masin extended his point streak to five games with an assist. Guelph is the worst team in the league, point-wise, yet is on a 3-0-0-1 streak.

NHL Game Night: 1-17-16 Panthers at Lightning

5 is a fluke. 6 is a streak.

FLA-1
TB-3

Ben Bishop sparkled down the stretch of the game, and ended up allowing just 1 goal on 27 shots for the victory in the duel with Luongo.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
4:21 TB Kucherov (17), (Nesterov, Stralman)
18:30 TB Sustr (2), (Garrison, Filppula)

Third Period
8:06 FLA Bjugstad (8), (Jokinen)
18:36 TB Kucherov (18), (Hedman)(EN)

Nikita Kucherov, Bishop, and Andrej Sustr were the game's three stars.

The Lightning controlled the bulk of this game, and the Panthers were very fortunate just to have a chance to pull the game out late. Tyler Johnson had the kill shot on his stick 2-3 times and just couldn't get it to go, including a rebound chance he chunked off the post that nearly ricocheted in anyway. Ultimately, though, the Lightning probably sealed the game on a marathon PK that saw the Lightning weather nearly the full 2 minutes in their own end and still maintain their positional discipline. It was majestic.

The Lightning advance to 5-0-0 in this 10-game segment of the season, and now have set themselves up with a chance to get on really solid footing for the playoff chase. In fact, with the Florida Panthers coming up on the schedule again in about a week, the team has a really unique opportunity to interject themselves fully into the division title hunt, as nobody in the Atlantic Division has really been all that consistent thus far this year. Edmonton is next on Tuesday, with the opportunity to hit the 12 point mark for this 10-game segment in a perfect 6 games.

Jonathan Marchessault had 2 shots and 1 hit in 8:45. In limited ice time, he looked dangerous offensively.

Nikita Nesterov had a helper and was +1 with 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 15:28. He's terrifying to watch if teams get their forecheck on him in deep, but he's been excellent otherwise and he's been collecting pluses at a big clip lately.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Liiga Game Day: 1-17-16

KalPa 2 vs. Sport 6
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 4-6-10, +8, 14 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 14:48 in Kalpa's 6-2 loss at the hands of Sport. Ex-Rangers farmhand Jarkko Immonen led the way for Sport with 1 goal and 4 assists.

KHL Game Day: 1-17-16

Astana 5 vs Novgorod 2
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
Season totals: 40 GP, 11-9-20, +3, 61 PIM

Ex-Lightning defenseman Mike Lundin had a power play goal in Astana's 5-2 win over Novgorod. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had two helpers in the win while former Lightning pick Ilya Solarev went scoreless in the match. Solarev had 1 assist and is a -4 in 18 games this season with Barys Astana.

St. Petersburg 6 vs. Novosibirsk 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 24 GP, 11-15-26, +6, 2 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 47 GP, 18-22-40, +12, 6 PIM

Nikita Gusev had 2 power play goals and an even strength helper in 14:40 of ice time to help SKA pummel Novosibirsk 6-2. Ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk had 3 assists in the victory, including helpers on each of Gusev's goals.

Juniors Game Night: 1-16-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 5

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: Did not play
Season totals: 28 GP, 4-9-13, -1, 50 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 39 GP, 21-24-45, +20, 45 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Joseph was scoreless for only the second time in the last 17 games.

Ontario Hockey League

Ottawa 67’s 5 @ Peterborough Petes 2

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 5-11-16, +22, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: Did not play
Season totals: 40 GP, 3-16-19, E, 31 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Masin extended his point streak to four games. The 67’s pulled into a second-place tie with Peterborough in the East Division.

Kitchener Rangers 7 @ Saginaw Spirit 4

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 12/17 FO, *Second Star*
Season totals: 13 GP, 9-7-16, +5, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Stephens was second star, but Saginaw allowed seven goals for the second straight game, losing to Kitchener, 7-4.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 1

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-1-2, +2, 5 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 20-29-49, +13, 17 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point scored his 20th goal of the season in his 24th game. The goal turned out to be the game-winner. Point took a major penalty for clipping.

Prince George Cougars 6 @ Vancouver Giants 4

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 47 GP, 4-14-18, -15, 28 PIM
With Vancouver: 33 GP, 4-11-15, -5, 18 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Brad Morrison (Rangers) had a hat trick for Prince George.

United States Hockey League

Sioux Falls Stampede 3 @ Omaha Lancers 5

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Did not play
Season totals: 17 GP, 10-5-2, 2.47 GAA, .920 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham got the night off. He had an overtime loss Friday.

NCAA Game Night: 1-16-16

No. 4 Boston College Eagles 1 @ No. 10 Boston University Terriers 1

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM 1 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 1-1-2, -2, 20 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 37 GP, 2-7-9, +19, 58 PIM

BC scored with just under four minutes remaining to tie the Terriers, 1-1.

No. 19 Minnesota State Mavericks 1 @ Michigan Tech Huskies 3

W Jimmy Mullin, MSU: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 1-2-3, -5, 4 PIM
2013-2014 totals (Miami): 19 GP, 1-6-7, 23 PIM

Mullin was scratched Saturday after two assists Friday.

*USCHO poll used

Crunch Score Three Times in First Period to Top Penguins


By Jeremy Houghtaling

One night after a sluggish start led to a loss, Syracuse stormed out of the gate.

The Crunch scored three times in the first period, including twice on the power play, and held on despite a late flurry by the Penguins, as Syracuse beat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 4-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday. The loss snaps a seven-game winning streak for the Penguins.

“It was a good 60 minutes,” Crunch head coach Rob Zettler said. “I thought we started well. Our power play was good early, which certainly helped against a team that averages under two goals a game.”

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