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NCAA Game Night: 11-10-18

Colorado College Tigers 1 @ #1 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 5

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-2-0, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 10 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 2 PIM

A night after shutting out the Tigers, the top-ranked Bulldogs defense once again smothered Colorado College, allowing just one goal on 16 shots. Lightning prospect Cole Koepke notched a pair of assists to help lead UMD to a 5-1 victory Saturday night. Six Bulldogs recorded a multi-point night, including Nick Swaney (MIN, 2017 7th round pick) leading the way with a pair of goals. UMD improves to 8-1-1 (2-0 NCHC) and travels to Denver next weekend in another NCHC powerhouse match up with the Pioneers.

#5 Denver Pioneers 3 @ #2 St. Cloud State Huskies 4

D Nick Perbix, STC: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 10 GP, 1-4-5, +10, 6 PIM

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 2-0-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 2/9 FO
Season Totals: 8 GP, 5-4-9, +10, 6 PIM

Déjà vu all over again. A night after the #2 ranked Huskies squeaked a 4-3 winner over the #5 Pioneers, St. Cloud State inched out another 4-3 win Saturday night to remain a perfect 4-0 in NCHC conference play. Just like Friday night, Lightning stealth prospect Cole Guttman opened the scoring as the Pioneers built a 2-0 1st period lead. But then fellow Bolt prospect Nick Perbix netted his first collegiate goal for the Huskies to close the gap to 2-1 at the 1st intermission. In the 2nd, St. Cloud added a pair of power play goals to take a 3-2 lead before Guttman potted his second of the game to knot the score at 3-3 at the 2nd intermission. The Huskies found a way to win a period and win the game, improving to 9-1 on the season and looking to keep the home cooking going next weekend in a non-conference series against Bemidji State. For Denver, the Pioneers drop to 5-2-1 (2-2 NCHC) and the schedule doesn't get any easier for head coach David Carle as Denver returns home next weekend to take on the top-ranked Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs. Guttman may not be a stealth prospect much longer, sporting a filthy stat line, leading all freshmen in the nation with 5 goals (tied with 3 others) and a 0.62 goals/game.

#16 Minnesota Gophers 1 @ #20 Wisconsin Badgers 3

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2/6 FO
Season Totals: 7 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM

Bolt prospect Sammy Walker set up Brandon McManus for a power play marker to open the scoring for Minnesota Saturday night in the rematch between Gophers and the Badgers in Madison. But Wisconsin would get the equalizer before the 1st intermission on a power play goal of their own, and then add a pair of goals in the 3rd period to split the weekend series. Badger netminder and Helsinki native Daniel Lebedeff (undrafted) made 32 saves to lead Wisconsin to their first Big Ten victory of the season. UMN drops to 2-4-1 (1-1 Big Ten) on the season and returns home next weekend for a non-conference series against St. Lawrence.

#17 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Northern Michigan Wildcats 2

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM

All five goals scored Saturday night in Marquette lit the lamp on the man advantage with Cornell building a 2-0 1st period lead and holding on for a road sweep against Northern Michigan. Bolt prospect Alex Green did not dress for the third straight game, but the Big Red was led by a goal and an assist from Morgan Barron (NYR, 2017 6th round pick) while the Wildcats got a pair of goals from Troy Loggins (undrafted). Cornell improves to 4-2 (2-0 ECAC) on the season and returns home to Ithaca next weekend for a pair of ECAC bouts against #13 Quinnipiac and #18 Princeton.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 4 @ #15 Northeastern Huskies 5 OT

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 2-1-3, -2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 0/2 FO
Season Totals: 6 GP, 4-2-6, -1, 2 PIM

Lightning prospect Ryan Lohin continued his red-hot return from missing four games to injury, scoring a pair of power play goals Saturday night and adding an assist in leading the River Hawks to a 4-2 lead early in the 3rd period. But Northeastern rallied with a pair of 3rd period goals to force OT and then winning this HEAST match up in the extra session. Grant Jozefek (undrafted) led the Howlin’ Huskies with a pair of goals, dropping UML to 4-5-1 (1-3-1 HEAST) on the season. UMass-Lowell continues HEAST conference play next weekend with a home-and-home series with UConn.

Boston University Terriers 3 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 2 OT

G Ty Taylor, UNH: L, 63:00 MINS, 3 GA, 23 SVS
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-2-0, 3.67 GAA, 0.864 SV%

Bolt prospect Ty Taylor was back in the nets Saturday night for the Wildcats, making 23 saves in the overtime home loss to Boston University. New Hampshire twice erased 1-goal deficits and Taylor gave a perfect 7-save effort in the 3rd to force the extra session, but the Terriers scored shorthanded in OT for the win. Avalanche prospect Shane Bowers (OTT, 2017 1st round pick), acquired by Colorado in the Duchene trade, led BU with a pair of goals and Joel Farabee (PHI, 2018 1st round pick) and Dante Fabbro (NAS, 2016 1st round pick) each added a pair of assists. The Wildcats drop to 1-5-2 (1-2-1 HEAST) on the season and continues HEAST conference play next weekend with road matches against Boston College and #9 UMass-Amherst.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

AHL Game Night: 11-11-18 Bears at Crunch

Crunch catch road weary Bears and show them no mercy.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on just 19 shots for the win.

First Period
4:49 SYR Verhaeghe (4), (unassisted)
7:23 SYR Cernak (2), (Conacher, Verhaeghe)(PP)
11:52 SYR Conacher (5), (Cernak, Andreoff)(PP)

Second Period
9:24 SYR Raddysh (6), (Colton, Hults)(PP)
12:11 SYR Andreoff (6), (Raddysh, Valleau)
18:08 HER Sgarbossa (6), (Johansen, Barber)(PP)
18:59 HER Barber (5), (Johansen, Pilon)(PP)

Third Period
9:42 SYR Gaunce (2), (Thomas, Barre-Boulet)(PP)
15:01 SYR Volkov (3), (Thomas)

Taylor Raddysh, Erik Cernak, and Carter Verhaeghe were the game's three stars. Raddysh had a strong weekend with 2 goals and 3 points in the two games on Friday and Sunday. He's now up to 9 points in his opening 10 games of the season, setting the pace among the Crunch's young rookie crop thanks to a 6 game point streak.

Syracuse climbs back to .500 for the campaign at 5-5-1. The Crunch are still in last place in the North Division, but they've just about caught up to the pack now with just 2 points separating Syracuse from 4th place in the division and the Crunch holding at least a game in hand on every team in the North, and in many cases holding 3-4 games in hand. Ben Groulx's club has a real opportunity to make a run in the near term.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-9-18 Crunch at Americans

Catching up on the weekend's action...

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 25 shots for the OT loss.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
13:22 ROC Bailey (3), (O'Regan, Pilut)

Third Period
1:48 SYR Raddysh (5), (Colton, Verhaeghe)
7:05 ROC Oglevie (1), (Nylander, Fedun)
19:59 SYR Conacher (4), (Volkov, Cernak)

Overtime
2:37 ROC Redmond (10), (Nylander)

Cory Conacher was the game's second star.

Have to applaud the team's grit to overcome a pair of Third Period deficits to at least scratch a point out on the road.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 11-10-18 Senators at Lightning

Lax habits finally catch up with the Lightning.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 6 goals on 34 shots for the loss.

First Period
4:58 OTT Duchene (6), (White)
7:21 OTT Ryan (5), (Ceci)
8:49 TB Joseph (3), (Sergachev, Coburn)

Second Period
0:39 TB Hedman (3), (Vasilevskiy)(PP)
9:15 TB Coburn (3), (Killorn, Joseph)
14:32 TB Joseph (4), (Killorn, Cirelli)

Third Period
0:50 OTT Tkachuk (4), (unassisted)
8:41 OTT White (6), (Tkachuk, Ryan)
10:30 OTT Dzingel (8), (Duchene)
19:48 OTT Stone (7), (Duchene, Ryan)(PP)

Mathieu Joseph was the game's second star.

I said it recently: while it's been fun to watch the Lightning win games recently by asserting themselves for portions of games, this isn't a sustainable recipe for long term success. Eventually the slow starts and only playing sharp hockey in spurts for portions of games isn't going to cut it. Eventually, hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard, and that's what happened against Ottawa. That's a young team that's gone through a lot of turmoil in the last year, including what happened recently, but you can't just expect them to dry up and blow away even when you get a 4-2 lead on them through 40 minutes. Those players are professionals and they have pride. The Lightning have got to match the intensity and commitment level of their opponents in those moments.

Joseph had 2 goals and 1 assist and was +2 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 1 hit in 10:29. Justifying my love for keeping Joseph on my fantasy team despite that slow statistical start.

Slater Koekkoek was -1 with 1 shot in 16:09. Koekkoek's received a reprieve with Anton Stralman getting nicked up keeping him in service, but with Hedman returning it begs the question what happens to Koekkoek once everyone's healthy. Does he go back to being a fairly regular scratch, or has he earned more appearances?

Danick Martel had 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 3 hits in 12:06.

Anthony Cirelli had a helper and was +3 with 1 shot in 12:56.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NCAA Game Night: 11-9-18

Colorado College Tigers 0 @ #1 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3

F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 9 GP, 1-3-4, +5, 2 PIM

Hunter Shepard (undrafted) backstopped a 19-save shutout and the top-ranked Bulldogs opened 2018-19 NCHC conference play against Colorado College on Friday night with a 3-0 win. UMD got goals from three different players and Scott Perunovich (STL, 2018 2nd round pick) and Peter Krieger (undrafted) each had a pair of assists. These two teams square off again on Saturday night to complete the weekend series.

#5 Denver Pioneers 3 @ #2 St. Cloud State Huskies 4

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-4-4, +10, 6 PIM

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/18 FO
Season Totals: 7 GP, 3-4-7, +8, 4 PIM

Two Top-5 NCHC powerhouses, each sporting 2-0 conference records battled Friday night with the Huskies scoring three straight in the 2nd period to hand the Pioneers their first loss of the season. Lightning stealth prospect Cole Guttman opened the scoring midway through the 1st with his third goal of the year to give Denver the early 1-0 lead. Brett Stapley (MTL, 2017 7th round pick) led the early Pioneer attack with a goal and an assist to build a 3-1 lead 95 seconds into the 2nd period. But the St. Cloud offense kicked into gear, finishing the period with three goals to take a 4-3 lead into the 2nd intermission. St. Cloud netminder David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) stopped a perfect eight 3rd period Pioneer shots to preserve the tenuous Husky lead. Bolt prospect Nick Perbix helped set up the equalizer, and Nolan Walker (undrafted) led St. Cloud State with a pair of goals and an assist. These two teams battle again Saturday to complete weekend series.

#16 Minnesota Gophers 3 @ #20 Wisconsin Badgers 2

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2/10 FO
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM

The Gophers stopped the bleeding after three straight losses, besting the Badgers on the road Friday night in their Big Ten opener. Wisconsin jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but Minnesota scored three-straight in the 2nd and Mat Robson (undrafted) stopped a perfect 15 shots in the 3rd to seal the win. These two team go at it again Saturday night to close out the weekend series.

#17 Cornell Big Red 3 @ Northern Michigan Wildcats 1

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM

Cornell scored twice Friday night in the 2nd period to break open a 1-1 game and claim a non-conference road win against the Wildcats in Northern Michigan. Bolt prospect Alex Green did not dress for the second straight game, leading to speculation that the sophomore blueliner may be injured. Cam Donaldson (undrafted) led the Big Red with a goal and an assist. These two teams square off again Saturday night.

New Hampshire Wildcats 2 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 2 OT

F Ryan Lohin, UML: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 2/7 FO
Season Totals: 5 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 2 PIM

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-0, 4.42 GAA, 0.848 SV%

After missing four games due to injury, Lightning prospect Ryan Lohin returned to action Friday night, leading an UML rally and scoring both goals for the River Hawks as UMass-Lowell plays to a 2-2 draw with the visiting New Hampshire team. Fellow Bolt prospect Ty Taylor sat back-up to a 32-save Mike Robinson (SJS, 2015 3rd round pick) effort. UML held the Wildcats to just 11 shots. UML hosts Northeastern Saturday night while UNH returns home Saturday night to host the visiting Boston University.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NHL Game Night: 11-8-18 Islanders at Lightning

Played half a game. Doubled up a division leader.

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TB-4

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 37 shots for the victory. Best player on the rink for either team, in my view.

First Period
3:40 NYI Bailey (4), (Nelson)

Second Period
5:58 TB Joseph (2), (Killorn, Stralman)
11:12 TB Miller (5), (Sergachev, Stamkos)

Third Period
8:43 NYI Bailey (5), (Pelech, Barzal)
18:34 TB Johnson (6), (Kucherov, Gourde)
19:50 TB Stamkos (6), (Miller, McDonagh)(EN)

Vasilevsky and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and second stars.

That wasn't a great effort overall. Like the games against Montreal and Ottawa, you had the Lightning coming out very flat and almost disinterested in the First Period. Turned on the jets in the Second Period to take the 2-1 lead before coasting a bit too much toward the intermission. Then, in the Third Period, they just had a quick, three-way play highlighted by a very skilled setup by Kucherov and they win. They're just toying with teams at this point. It's not sustainable over the long run, but there's something amusing watching it happen night in and night out right now... especially knowing Victor Hedman's return to the lineup is imminent.

Mathieu Joseph had a goal and was +1 with 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 11:38. Excellent placement on the shot off the rush and used the defender as a screen.

Slater Koekkoek had 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 13:54.

Anthony Cirelli was +1 with 1 shot and 1 hit and was 60% on 10 draws in 14:10. Worked himself into a breakaway opportunity that I wish he'd done more with to reward himself.

Adam Erne had 1 shot and 5 hits in 14:10. Played chippy tonight.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 11-6-18 Oilers at Lightning

Lightning crush upstart Oilers on national TV.

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TB-5

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 35 shots for the victory. Strong game to help provide the backbone for a strong night by the team, overall.

First Period
4:40 TB Stamkos (5), (Kucherov)
19:34 TB Point (9), (Gourde, Johnson)

Second Period
12:32 EDM Strome (1), (Klefbom)
13:19 TB Gourde (7), (McDonagh, Point)
18:59 TB Kucherov (6), (Stamkos, Coburn)

Third Period
0:40 EDM Draisaitl (9), (Rattie, Nugent-Hopkins)(PP)
8:23 TB Kucherov (7), (Miller, Stamkos)(PP)

Nikita Kucherov, Vasilevskiy, and Steven Stamkos were the game's three stars.

Friendly reminder: the Lightning are doing all this without the services of the reigning Norris Trophy winner. There's another gear or two above this.

I doubt the NHL will do anything about it, but the cowardly attack by Milan Lucic on a rookie half his size has no place in the game. Pure scumbag sore loser garbage.

The Lightning sit at 23 points through 15 games. By my count they need just 1 point in the next 5 games to seal playoff pace through two 10-game segments of the season, and just 4 points in those 5 games to seal a successful segment #2 of the campaign (12 in 10). So, there's opportunity to run up some insurance points again, for sure.

Mathieu Joseph was -1 with 2 hits in 8:22. He was the recipient of the aforementioned Milan Lucic assault. Brave man to pick on a skinny rookie that's only 2/3 his size.

Slater Koekkoek was +1 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 12:53.

Anthony Cirelli had 1 shot and was 38% on 8 draws in 12:37.

Adam Erne had 2 shots and 3 hits in 14:38.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 11-4-18 Lightning at Senators

No one makes Brayden Point bleed his own blood.

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OTT-3 (OT)

Louis Domingue allowed 3 goals on 25 shots for the win. After getting shelled in Arizona and then quickly falling behind a couple of goals in this one, Domingue had to show some mental toughness under adversity. He, for the most part, sucked it up and pulled through.

First Period
4:55 OTT Ryan (4), (Stone, Chabot)(PP)
14:49 OTT Lajoie (5), (Dzingel, Boedker)(PP)

Second Period
0:38 TB Paquette (2), (McDonagh, Erne)

Third Period
3:04 TB Joseph (1), (Cirelli, Stralman)
15:16 OTT Ceci (2), (Tierney, Stone)
19:33 TB Point (8), (Johnson, McDonagh)(PP)

Overtime
0:14 TB Gourde (6), (Point, McDonagh)

Brayden Point was the game's first star after being bloodied taking one to the face, scoring the tying goal, and then less than a minute of running time later setting up the OT winner with some bravery taking it to the net. He and McDonagh both played really good games, and McDonagh is pulling off the near impossible task of filling Victor Hedman's shoes and doing it in style while the big man is out.

This game, in some ways, a bit like the contest last night in Montreal. The team came out and didn't have their A game and fell behind the eight ball as the penalty kill has started to see a bit of a market correction in recent play. They then asserted their dominance and slowly set about the task of trying to get some goals past Craig Anderson. Unfortunately, after tying the game and as the game got chippy, a moment of indiscipline led to a quick Ottawa goal and it looked like the Lightning's comeback bid would fall short. That's where McDonagh and Point's heroics kicked in. All in all, the Lightning outshot Ottawa 45-25, and those possession numbers are the ones that really get me most excited about the way the team's been playing lately.

Mathieu Joseph had his first NHL goal and was +1 with 1 shot, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 12:20. Now that he's got one, we'll see if it's floodgates for the young speedster.

Slater Koekkoek was -1 with 2 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 13:54.

Anthony Cirelli was +1 with a helper, 4 shots, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in 13:23. He was also 73% on 11 draws.

Adam Erne had a helper and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 1 blocked shot in 13:16. In general, you saw young guys stepping up at the tail end of a road back-to-back and providing some spark and secondary scoring when the team really needed it.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NCAA Game Night: 11-3-18

#2 St. Cloud State Huskies 2 @ Colorado College Tigers 1

D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 0-3-3, +8, 6 PIM

The #2 ranked Huskies completed the sweep of Colorado College Saturday night, relying on a pair of power play goals in the 3rd period to overcome a 1-0 deficit. St. Cloud netminder David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) stopped 29 Tiger shots for the win. After a scoreless 1st period, Colorado College opened the scoring just past the midpoint of the 2nd with a power play goal from Westin Michaud (undrafted). Hrenak would seal the net from that point, and man-advantage markers from Jack Poehling (undrafted) and Easton Brodzinski (undrafted) in the 3rd would be the difference. St. Cloud State improves to 7-1 (2-0 NCHC) on the season and returns home next weekend when the Huskies take on the #8 ranked Denver Pioneers in a big NCHC conference battle. Adding to the drama, freshman Lightning prospects Nick Perbix and Cole Guttman will likely square off across the ice.

Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ #9 Denver Pioneers 4 OT

F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 8/14 FO
Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-4-6, +7, 4 PIM

Jarid Lukosevicius (undrafted) continued his heroics Saturday night against Western Michigan, scoring the overtime game-winner a night after notching a hat trick against this same Bronco team. Lukosevicius gave the Pioneers a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period with a power play goal, following Slava Demin’s (VGK, 2018 4th round pick) power play marker in the 1st for Denver. But WMU mounted a comeback in the 3rd, scoring three goals in the span of 5:16 to take the lead 3-2 with about ½ a period to play. Emilio Pettersen (CGY, 2018 6th round pick) scored on the power play with 2:30 remaining in regulation to knot the score at 3-3 and send the match into overtime. Pettersen's goal and two assists and Ian Mitchell's (CHI, 2017 5th round pick) pair of assists helped lead the Pioneers. Denver improves to 5-0-1 (2-0 NCHC) on the season, and travels to the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center in St. Cloud next weekend to take on the Huskies in a dual of conference unbeatens.

#4 Minnesota State Mavericks 2 @ #10 Minnesota Gophers 1

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, MINN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 4/10 FO
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM

The #4 ranked Mavericks defense allowed just 15 Gophers shots Saturday as Minnesota State completed the weekend sweep in Mankato of their cross-state Minnesota rivals. Gopher forward Rem Pitlick (NAS, 2016 3rd round pick) gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead in the 1st with a power play goal, but State would strike back in the 2nd with a power play marker of its own and a short-handed tally that would eventually prove to be the game winner. Maverick netminder Mathias Israelsson (undrafted) barred the net in the 3rd for his fourth win of the season. The Gophers drop to a disappointing 1-3-1 and travel to Madison next weekend to open Big Ten conference play against #16 ranked Wisconsin.

Brown Bears 2 @ #18 Cornell Big Red 3

D Alex Green, COR: did not play
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM

Cornell scored three times in the 2nd period and held on for the win, improving their record to 2-2 (2-0 ECAC) on the season. Bolt prospect Alex Green did not dress for the Big Red. Cornell travels to Marquette next weekend for a non-conference series against Northern Michigan.

UMass-Lowell River Hawks 1 @ Maine Black Bears 0

F Ryan Lohin, UML: did not play
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM

Sam Knoblauch (undrafted) scored the lone goal of the game early in the 3rd to give UML the win and split the weekend series with the Black Bears. Finn netminder Christoffer Hernberg (undrafted) pitched a 24-save shutout for UMass-Lowell for the win, Lightning prospect Ryan Lohin did not dress for the fourth consecutive UML game. The River Hawks improve to 4-4 (1-2 HEAST) on the season and returns home to the Tsongas Center next Friday night for a HEAST showdown against Bolt prospect Ty Taylor and New Hampshire.

#11 Massachusetts Minutemen 5 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 1

G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-0, 4.42 GAA, 0.848 SV%

The Minutemen scored early and often Saturday night, handing the Wildcats their fourth loss of the season. UNH got their lone goal from Japanese winger Kohei Sato (undrafted) late in the 3rd to spoil UMass goalie Matt Murray’s (undrafted) shutout bid. The Minutemen were led by John Leonard (SJS, 2018 6th round pick) and Mitchell Chaffee (undrafted) each with a goal and two assists. New Hampshire falls to 1-4-1 (1-1 HEAST) on the season and travels to Lowell next Friday night in a HEAST conference bout against the River Hawks.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

NHL Game Night: 11-3-18 Lightning at Canadiens

Lightning toy with Montreal like a cat toys with a mouse.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed just 1 goal on 35 shots for the victory. Really played solid at several moments of the game, most notably the first half of the First Period and the Second Period, when the team in front of him looked a little disinterested.

First Period
0:58 MTL Domi (7), (unassisted)
13:42 TB Stamkos (3), (Kucherov)
16:24 TB Miller (4), (Stralman)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
0:52 TB Stamkos (4), (Kucherov, Stralman)
15:57 TB Gourde (5), (Point, Stralman)

Vasilevskiy, Steven Stamkos, and Anton Stralman were the game's three stars.

Tonight was a pretty stark illustration of the talent gap between these two teams. Montreal played really hard tonight for sixty minutes and still got smoked by a Lightning club that, frankly, took half the game off. The First Period was a case study in what good teams can do to frustrate the efforts of upstart underdogs. The Lightning came out really flat and quickly were down 1-0 and getting dominated until Nicolas Deslauriers took an ill-advised boarding call. Stamkos scored just after the end of the expiration of that PP, as good teams do when you give them opportunities, and all of Montreal's hard work went squandered. Vasilevskiy played well in a lax Second Period to preserve the 2-1 lead the Lightning carried out of the opening frame, and then the Lightning decided to finish off the Habs and did so pretty clinically in the Third Period. #Habsband play Taps.

Mathieu Joseph had 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 2 hits in 12:42.

Slater Koekkoek was +1 with 2 shots, 1 hit, and 5 blocked shots in 14:34. Had another pretty good game tonight.

Anthony Cirelli had 3 hits and 2 blocked shots in 14:22. He was also 60% on 15 draws.

Adam Erne had 1 shot and 3 hits in 11:23.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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