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NHL Game Night: 12-13-14 Lightning at Capitals

Little things.

TB-2
WSH-4

Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the loss.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
10:33 WSH Backstrom (6), (Wilson, Schmidt)
18:40 WSH Backstrom (7), (Ovechkin, Wilson)

Third Period
2:17 WSH Backstrom (8), (Ovechkin)
15:36 TB Johnson (9), (Carle, Kucherov)
17:29 TB Carle (3), (Stamkos, Garrison)
19:21 WSH Fehr (6), (unassisted)(EN)

Frustrating. This was a game filled with self-inflicted wounds. I'm not going to dwell on the disallowed Stamkos goal in the First Period, because ultimately that's not what undid the Lightning in this game. They had a 5-on-3 for a full 2 minutes and only got a slow dribbler chance by Callahan that Holtby held out. Then Paquette loses a faceoff and loses his man. Little thing. Down 1-0. They have plenty of guys back in transition and they completely blow the coverage and Backstrom gets a rebound goal. Little thing. Down 2-0. They have a neutral zone turnover and the defense parts to let Backstrom get a prime chance in the slot. Little thing. Down 3-0. They even have 2 players collide at center with the extra attacker so Fehr can get the EN goal. Little things, and they surrender the 4th goal. It's not like the Caps have dominated these two games, but the Lightning have done everything in their power to make them look like world beaters. Other than the PK there was very little of value to take out of tonight, other than what little morale building you can get out of climbing to withing 1 goal late in a game where you were down 3-0 in the Third Period.

Moving back to basics: Cooper's got to get these guys to get 35 shots on goal a night. The shot totals have been anemic lately, and when shot totals are low you don't get a good diet of greasy goals. They need that, and they need a healthy Palat back. A functional PP would be a nice change of pace, too. Every season has a spot like this where the offense will just struggle to get goals. It seems like, more often than not, the Lightning's struggle seems to come in December. It happened in '03. It's happening now.

Cedric Paquette was -1 with 4 penalty minutes, 3 hits, and he was 33% on draws. The first goal was on him. He lost the draw and then lost Backstrom, which allowed Backstrom to easily collect the blocked shot and roll to the slot to get the backhander. Not good.

Jonathan Drouin was -2 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 1 hit in 10:55. He was on the ice for Paquette's faux-pas and the Fehr empty-netter, so the +/- is deceiving. He got more comfortable and looked more dangerous as the game rolled on.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Liiga Game Day: 12-13-14

HPK 2 vs. Lukko 1
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 17 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 2 PIM

Saku Salminen had a team high 6 shots on goal in 12:57 in HPK's 2-1 win over Lukko. Ex-Isles pick Jyri Niemi potted a goal in the victory for HPK.

KHL Game Day: 12-13-14

Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Jokerit 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, No Decision, 15/17, 3.61 GAA, .882 sv%
Season totals: 33 GP, 22-4-4, 3 SO, 1.73 GAA, .936 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin left the game midway through the Second Period in Magnitogorsk's 4-3 loss to Jokerit. Ex-University of New Hampshire product Steve Moses led the way for Jokerit with 2 goals and 4 points.

NCAA Game Night: 12-12-14

No. 1 North Dakota 1 @ No. 11 Denver Pioneers 4

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 5-2-7, E, 23 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

O’Donnell’s brief two-game goal streak came to an end as Denver upset No. 1 UND, 4-1. Defenseman Joey LaLeggia had a goal for Denver. The senior was a teammate of O’Donnell’s in Penticton of the BCHL before they left for school.

Juniors Game Night: 12-12-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Drummondville Voltigeurs 0 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 4

C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM, 9/20 FO, 3 Hits, *Third Star*
With Sherbrooke: 1 GP, 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM
With Cape Breton: 21 GP, 1-13-15, -6, 14 PIM
Season totals: 22 GP, 1-15-17, -6, 16 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Darcy (pictured) made his Sherbrooke debut after being traded by Cape Breton during the week. Darcy, who was dropped off the Eagles roster after a slow start, was acquired to fill an overage slot. The Phoenix paid a draft pick to get him. Hopefully the fresh start ignites Darcy’s game, though he does have six points in his last three games (all assists).

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Kitchener Rangers 1

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM
Season totals: 27 GP, 8-26-34, E, 64 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo’s point streak hit six games when he earned a power play assist late in the game. He continues to be a major catalyst for the improving Sting.

Windsor Spitfires 0 @ Sudbury Wolves 3

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 9-6-15, -10, 38 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

Windsor fell to 1-1 on their northern Ontario road trip despite outshooting Sudbury 43-33. Troy Timpano (2015) had the shutout for the Wolves.

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