Game Results

Event tag that describes the results of a prospect's game

KHL Game Day: 10-31-15

Jokerit 5 vs. Dinamo Riga 6 (SO)
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Ex-Lightning first rounder Riku Helenius coughed up a 5-0 lead allowing 5 goals on 31 shots and 2 of 3 shooters to convert in the penalty shot session in Jokerit's 6-5 loss to Riga. Ex-Predators pick Lauris Darzins had helpers in triplicate in Riga's successful comeback bid. Ex-NHLer Niklas Hagman had 1 goal and 1 assist for Jokerit before their epic collapse. Note that Lightning prospect Saku Salminen is noted on the KHL website as being removed from Jokerit's active roster. That was also the case earlier this season when the young forward was still traveling with the team, though.

ECHL Game Night: 10-30-15

Atlanta Gladiators 3 at Greenville Swamp Rabbits 2

F Brian Hart, GRN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 10 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, GRN, Loss, 41 saves on 44 shots
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0-0, 4.04 GAA, 0.890 SV%, 0 SO

D Charlie Dodero, GRN: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 8 PIM, 2 SOG

Brian Hart scored his second goal of the season Friday night early in the 3rd period, but the Swamp Rabbits came up short against the visiting Atlanta Gladiators. Greenville opened and closed the scoring, but Gladiator captain and long-time ECHL vet Derek Nesbitt scored two power play goals and assisted on a third power play tally. Allen York, returned from Syracuse with Vasilevskiy's conditioning assignment, got stuck with a tough loss defending against seven Atlanta power plays and 44 shots. Greenville continues their weekend three-game home stand Halloween night against Evansville.

Juniors Game Night: 10-30-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 2

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 13 GP, 3-3-6, -2, 23 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-0-1, -3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 3 Hits
Season totals: 13 GP, 7-6-13, +5, 13 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Joseph scored his seventh goal of the season, but the Huskies got the win in Saint John, 5-2. The Sea Dogs have fallen to 11th on the 18-team league table.

Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 12 GP, 15-9-24, +7, 19 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan’s 15th goal of the young season broke a 2-2 tie and sent Shawinigan to a 3-2 road win. The Cataractes are second in the league with a 14-3 record.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 5 @ Sudbury Wolves 4 (OT)

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 5-8-13, -3, 5 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Anthony Cirelli scored in overtime, giving the Gens a 5-4 road win in Sudbury.

Windsor Spitfires 3 @ London Knights 6

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 6-7-13, +4, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

London had a 3-0 lead after the first period and never looked back. DiGiacinto is scoreless in his last two games.

Peterborough Petes 6 @ Kingston Frontenacs 3

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 0-3-3, +14, 16 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 2-3-5, E, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough broke a six-game losing streak by defeating their division’s leaders, Kingston, 6-3 on the road. Masin (pictured) notched his second assist of the season and Spencer his second assist in the last two games.

Note: Saginaw’s Mitchell Stephens suffered a broken foot and is out indefinitely.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 5 @ Regina Pats 1

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 10-16-26, +10, 2 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Brayden Point and Moose Jaw got back in the win column with a 5-2 win in Regina. Dryden Hunt had a hat trick for the Warriors against his former team.

Vancouver Giants 1 @ Tri-City Americans 2 (OT)

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 15 GP, 0-5-5, -12, 8 PIM
With Vancouver: 2 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 0 PIM
With Calgary: 13 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Ben Thomas has an assist in both games he’s played with Vancouver, and now has assists in three straight games. This is a big (contract) year for Thomas. Jordan Topping (undrafted) scored in overtime for the Americans.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 3 @ Madison Capitals 2

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Win, 30 saves on 32 shots
Season totals: 6 GP, 4-3-0, 2.35 GAA, .926 sv%
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha commit)

Oldham has now won four of his past five games.

Lincoln Stars 2 @ Sioux City Musketeers 1

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 0-10-10, E, 20 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota commit)

Zuhlsdorf stretched his point streak to four games. He has seven assists in that time.

NCAA Game Night: 10-30-15

No. 8 Boston University Terriers 3 @ Merrimack Warriors 4

D John MacLeod, BU: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-0-1, +3, 6 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 37 GP, 2-7-9, +19, 58 PIM

John Macleod had his first goal of the season, but BU couldn’t overcome a second two-goal deficit to beat Merrimack.

Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 2 @ Minnesota State Mavericks 5

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

Minnesota State moved to 3-0 in the WCHA, defeating the visiting Nanooks, 5-2.

*USCHO poll used

Vasilevskiy, Special Teams Play Lead Crunch Over Bears

By Jeremy Houghtaling

Syracuse got a boost in net and with the man-advantage.

The Crunch rode the momentum from their power play work and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 27 saves on 28 shots, as Syracuse cruised past the Hershey Bears, 4-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial on Friday.

“He’s there when you need him, that’s for sure,” Crunch head coach Rob Zettler said of Vasilevskiy. “He was there for us early there for us, he was there late for us. I thought our middle part was really good, but he made some big saves for us.”

AHL Game Night: 10-30-15 Bears at Crunch

No Marchessault? No problem.


Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 28 shots for the victory. Syracuse is off until next Friday now, and in the absence of anymore games this weekend the logical conclusion is that Vasilevskiy will find his way back up to Tampa Bay pretty soon with Gudlevskis coming back down by Friday's contest. We'll see if that's how it pans out. 2-0 with a 1.04 GAA and a .965 save percentage is a pretty nice conditioning stint for a goaltender, from where I sit.

First Period
HER Gazley, (2) (Bowey), 2:46

Second Period
SYR Taormina, (2) (Gourde, Tambellini), 11:36 (PP)
SYR DeAngelo, (3) (Peca, Taormina), 11:52

Third Period
SYR Tambellini, (3) (Taormina), 2:28
SYR Blunden, (3) (Blujus, DeAngelo), 6:43 (PP)

Matt Taormina, Jeff Tambellini, and Vasilevskiy were the game's three stars.

Don't look now, but Anthony DeAngelo's got 7 points in his first 8 pro games. He's also averaging over 3 SOG's a game, which is symptomatic of fancy stat magic, from what I understand. Will his offensive game immediately translate from junior to pro? It appears so. Tonight was his first multi-point game with the Crunch.

Box score from

KHL Game Day: 10-30-15

Novgorod 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 27/29, 2.00 GAA, .931 sv%
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-9-4, 0 SO, 2.46 GAA, .911 sv%

Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
Season totals: 18 GP, 5-0-5, +1, 12 PIM

Vasily Koshechkin turned aside 27 shots to even his season record with Magnitogorsk's 4-2 win over Novgorod. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin potted his 19th goal of the season for Magnitka in the win.

Juniors Game Night: 10-29-15

Ontario Hockey League

Flint Firebirds 0 @ Windsor Spitfires 3

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 6-7-13, +4, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Garret Hughson stopped 28 shots for his first shutout in a Spitfires uniform. Hughson was picked up by Windsor from Niagara after the IceDogs claimed him off CHL waivers. Hughson, an overage, undrafted goaltender, had been playing with WHL Spokane.

Kitchener Rangers 7 @ Peterborough Petes 2

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 0-1-1, +11, 14 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 2-2-4, -2, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Ryan MacInnis (Arizona), son of former NHLer Al MacInnis, had four goals, leading the Rangers to a blowout win over Peterborough, 7-2. The Petes have now lost six straight games and have fallen seven points behind division-leading Kingston. Kitchener scored four times in the third period to blow the game open. Somehow Dominik Masin, who had a huge hit in the game, ended up plus-2. Only one other Pete finished on the plus side of even.

Note: Saginaw’s Mitchell Stephens suffered a broken foot and is out indefinitely.

NHL Game Night: 10-29-15 Avalanche at Lightning

Lightning succumb to the curse of the first game back from the road trip.


Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the loss. He was magnificent at time, including a game opening 3-on-1 robbery against Duchene. He's deserved a lot better in his past couple of starts.

First Period
15:57 COL Tanguay (1), (Iginla, MacKinnon)

Second Period
13:04 COL MacKinnon (4), (Iginla, Tanguay)
15:46 TB Killorn (2), (Hedman, Filppula)(PP)

Third Period

The Lightning were disappointingly flat in the First Period and nearly got away with it before surrendering the greasy goal to Tanguay toward the end of the period. When you don't play a full 60 minutes of hockey and that combines with running up against a goaltender who has a hot night, you'll lose. You can't always effect a hot goaltender, but you can always effect your effort level and it just wasn't a consistent, even effort tonight. Frankly, I think this team needed someone to take a run at somebody or start a scrum or something to get some emotion flowing in the First Period, but it was just antiseptic hockey. The team really misses what Cedric Paquette brings to the rink in the heart and grit department when he's out of the lineup, and that filters down throughout the team. It took into well into the Second Period for the Lightning to start to play a more north-south game and try to get traffic in front of Varlamov, which eventually netted Killorn's goal. But, unfortunately, they decided to foresake that formula with the game on the line with a power play late in the Third Period, and it was all downhill from there. It's disturbing. These first 20 games are the danger zone for the Lightning trying to fend off a Stanley Cup Final hangover. They managed to navigate the first 10 games, barely, but this is a bad start to the second batch of 10 games. They can't afford to dig a big hole right now, because they might not get out of it.

Jonathan Marchessault had 1 shot and 1 hit in 7:50 of ice time. I'm just not quite sure Marchessault has the speed, at his size, to be a legit NHLer. He's got plenty of smarts and skill, but he struggles to find space because he hasn't really shown the extra gear and he's so slight.

Box score and extended statistics from

KHL Game Day: 10-29-15

Jokerit 6 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Ex-Stars pick Philip Larsen had 3 assists in Jokerit's 6-1 thumping of Yugra. Ex-NHLer Niklas Hagman had a goal in the victory.

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