Indy Fuel 2 at Florida Everblades 3
D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 16 GP, 4-4-8, +7, 6 PIM, 20 SOG
G Allen York, FLA, W, 60:00 MIN, 2 GA, 17 SH, 15 SV
Season totals: 14 GP, 11-2-0-1, 2.11 GAA, 0.909 SV%, 2 SO
F Jeff Costello, FLA: DNP
Season totals (ECHL): 12 GP, 4-0-4, +6, 18 PIM, 23 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 13 GP, 3-3-6, +2, 11 PIM, 21 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
The visiting Indy Fuel with former Bolt prospect Kirill Gotovets failed in a 3rd period two-goal rally against the Everblades in Estero. Lightning prospect Artem Sergeev assisted on what would be Mitch Wahl's 2nd period game winning marker. Allen York notched his 11th victory in light duty, seeing only 17 Indy shots. Florida owns the ECHLs best win percentage, sporting a gaudy 0.825 having won 4 straight and 9 of their 10 games and owning a +28 goal differential. The Blades and Fuel rematch Saturday night.
Quad City Mallards 3 at Wichita Thunder 1
F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 23 GP, 12-11-23, -2, 31 PIM, 79 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 0-5-5, -5, 53 PIM, 26 SOG
After an extended road trip, the Thunder returned home for a tilt against the Quad City. Wichita Wichita feels like they have been in a funk since that 180+ PIM brawl in Elmira, and Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier is struggling defensively. On the ice for all three Mallard goals, Gauthier is mired in a mini-funk of his own after racking up 15 PIMs of his own in that raucous Jackals game. The Mallards leap-frogged the Thunder in the Central Division with Friday's win as Wichita rides a 3-game losing streak and only 4 wins in their last 10. No time to hang your head, Wichita takes on Rapid City Saturday night.
After allowing the first goal late in the opening frame, the Syracuse Crunch fired back.
Mike Angelidis tied the score to start the annual teddy bear toss early in the second, Syracuse netted three goals in the third period, and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 29 saves, as the Crunch beat the Hershey Bears, 4-1, to win their fifth straight at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.
For Syracuse head coach Rob Zettler, the big third period came down to the team creating traffic in front of Hershey netminder Philipp Grubauer.
"The bottom line was I thought we had a lot of chances -- especially in the first and second period -- but I thought (Grubauer) saw everything," Zettler said. "That goal, that power play goal, Joel Vermin was right in front of him, it went off of him and he didn't see it."
Vasilevskiy's rampage continues.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 30 shots for the victory. He finally saw his shutout streak snapped, but his performance tonight raised his season save percentage to .918 and lowered his GAA to 2.34. He's allowed 1 or fewer goals in each of his last 4 starts and won 7 of his last 8 starts. He has the potential to elevate Syracuse from a playoff contender to a championship contender.
HER Galiev, (8) (Carrick, Kennedy), 15:48 (PP)
SYR Angelidis, (9) (Ikonen, Blunden), 4:13
SYR Vermin, (7) (Blujus, Koekkoek), 15:03 (PP)
SYR Smith, (7) (Namestnikov, Marchessault), 16:19
SYR Ikonen, (2) , 19:25 (EN)
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Vladivostok 1 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 12-7-19, +4, 10 PIM
Nikita Gusev had the GWG in 20:15 of ice time in Yugra's 2-1 win over Vladivostok.
Mytischi 3 vs. Astana 4
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 23 GP, 1-4-5, -1, 20 PIM
Dmitry Korobov had an assist in 20:26 of ice time in Mytischi's 4-3 loss to Astana. Astana got a goal from captain and former Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski, which was Bochenski's 15th of the season.
Bratislava 3 vs. Ufa 2 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Win, 27/29, 1.85 GAA, .931 sv%
Season totals: 19 GP, 5-10-4, 2 SO, 2.72 GAA, .896 sv%
Jaroslav Janus turned aside 5 of 6 in the penalty shot session to lift Slovan to a 3-2 win over Ufa. Ex-Rangers farmhand Ilkka Heikkinen had 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat for Ufa.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Quebec Remparts 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4 (SO)
W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 28 GP, 21-23-44, +17, 32 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM
Quebec lost its third straight game, albeit in a shootout. Erne, who scored his 21st goal of the season to match last year’s total in 20 less games, was the final shooter for Quebec in the skills competition, but couldn’t convert.
Ontario Hockey League
London Knights 5 @ Sarnia Sting 2
D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 8-25-33, E, 60 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
DeAngelo extended his lead for scoring by defensemen to four points with an assist on Thursday.
Windsor Spitfires 4 @ North Bay Battalion 1
W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-6-15, -8, 36 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM
Windsor scored four times on 16 shots to win the first game of their northern road trip.
Niagara IceDogs 7 @ Peterborough Petes 4
D Dominik Masin, PBO: Did not play
Season totals: 27 GP, 5-8-13, -21, 43 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
Masin is at the Czech World Juniors camp. He’ll return to Peterborough after the tournament in January. We’ll resume following the Petes when he returns.