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KHL Game Day: 12-8-14

Novokuznetsk 0 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 10 PIM

Nikita Gusev's goal was all Yugra got and all they needed to defeat Novokuznetsk 1-0. Gusev played 21:48 in the victory.

Bratislava 3 vs. Omsk 5
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 20/25, 5.02 GAA, .800 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 4-10-3, 2 SO, 2.83 GAA, .889 sv%

Ex-NHLer Alexander Perezhogin had a pair of goals for Omsk in their 5-3 win over Slovan Bratislava. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a helper in defeat for Slovan.

Prospect of the Week: 12-8-14

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 December 8, 2014 is … Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL – Canada).

With the success of smaller players in the NHL and its recent transformation into a speed and skill league, it’s rather dumbfounding that Brayden Point fell to the 2014 draft’s third round. But there was Point, a prolific producer with captain-worthy character and high-end hockey sense, sitting at No. 79 with the Lightning just one pick away at 80.

The Lightning may preach patience with prospects, but they showed none of it in this instance.

Juniors Game Night: 12-7-14

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Sarnia Sting 7 (SO)

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 8-24-32, E, 56 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

The CHL’s sixth ranked team outshot Sarnia 41-20, but Anthony DeAngelo and the Sting won in a shootout, 7-6. DeAngelo, who has points in five straight games and 10 of his past 11, scored the first Sarnia goal of the game, setting off a teddy bear toss.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Calgary Hitmen 8

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 16-25-41, +10, 19 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

D Ben Thomas, CAL: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-11-13, +4, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Point extended his point streak to 11 games with an assist, and Moose Jaw was tied with Calgary 3-3 entering the third period, but the Hitmen exploded for five goals on a whopping 26 shots in the middle frame to defeat the Warriors, 8-3. There was no scoring in the third period. Ben Thomas remains out with a lower body injury.

KHL Game Day: 12-7-14

Mytischi 4 vs. Dinamo Riga 1
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-2-3, -3, 18 PIM

Dmitry Korobov had a minor penalty for hooking in 22:00 of ice time as Mytischi crushed Riga 4-1. Ex-Devils pick Petr Vrana had a goal in the victory for Mytischi.

ECHL Game Night: 12-07-14

Wichita Thunder 1 at Elmira Jackals 5

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, -3, 15 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 21 GP, 11-10-21, +3, 29 PIM, 71 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-1-1, -1, 7 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 0-5-5, -2, 41 PIM, 24 SOG

Sunday's game in Elmira between the Jackals and the Thunder got terribly out of hand at 13:10 of the 3rd period. After two-plus periods of chippy play with several high stickings, slashings, boardings, and cross-checkings and the Jackals already ahead 5-1, a line brawl broke out including both goalies leaving their creases. In all, 11 players received misconducts and a total of 188 minutes of penalties were handed out for the game. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier received a fighting major and 10-minute misconduct for a secondary altercation, and fellow prospect Dan Milan received a roughing minor and a fighting major. Milan did have the primary assist on Wichita's lone goal, a power-play marker in the 2nd period. Gauthier was held off the score sheet, but managed a game-high five shots despite missing the final 6:50 of the game. The road trip for the Thunder concludes Wednesday against the Oilers in Tulsa.

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