Omsk 4 @ Novokuznetsk 2
Karri Ramo, Omsk, DNP
Season totals: 34 GP, 19-14, 3 SO, 2.05 GAA, .913 sv%
Former NHLers Jaromir Jagr and Anton Babchuk each had 1 goal and 2 assists in Omsk's 4-2 win over Novokuznetsk. Freshly minted KHL All-Star starter Karri Ramo got the game off. Omsk sits in 4th place in the KHL's Eastern Conference after the victory.
Belleville Bulls 1 @ Peterborough Petes 5
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM (roughing, tripping)
Season Totals: 37 GP, 11-10-21, +11, 27 PIM
With Bulls: 4 GP, 2-1-3, -4, 8 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 39 GP, 13-8-21, -6, 37 PIM
With Bulls: 26 GP, 11-7-18, -4, 17 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM
Belleville scored early in the second period to take a 1-0 lead, but that lead quickly evaporated and the Bulls couldnâ€™t get closer in Peterborough.
Barrie Colts 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 2
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 41 GP, 26-23-49, +28, 34 PIM
Barrie won the first match-up between the OHLâ€™s heavyweights, besting the Spits on Windsor ice 4-2. Windsor held leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the game, but it was decided late on a Barrie shorthanded goal with just over five minutes left in the game. The Colts would add an empty netter.
Antero Niittymaki allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the loss.
FLA 5:58, Horton 16 (Weiss, Frolik)
TB 9:40, Halpern 9 (Lecavalier, Tanguay)
TB 12:40, Downie 10 (Malone, Szczechura)
FLA 8:53, Stillman 7 (Reinprecht, Dvorak)
FLA 12:21, Olesz 11 (unassisted)
The Lightning played 40 minutes of very solid hockey, only to take their foot off the gas a bit and have a couple of mistakes by defensemen find their way into the back of the net to cost them the game in the third. It was very disheartening. This team, for some reason, insists on doing things the hard way this season.
Paul Szczechura had 1 assist, 1 hit, 1 blocked shot, and he was 64% on draws in 14:33.
Kazan 1 @ St. Petersbug 2
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 15-5-20, +5, 12 PIM
Kazionov played 13:55 in the match. St. Petersburg got the support of former Lightning prospect Anton But's 17th goal of the season in the victory.
Dynamo Moscow 4 @ Chelyabinsk 3
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 3-10-13, -5, 28 PIM
Harju played 13:16 in the match and was 38% on draws. His season faceoff percentage has slipped to 55% for the season. Former Red Wing Jiri Hudler had a pair of helpers in the game for Dynamo.
KHK MVD 3 @ Novgorod 6
Martins Karsums, KHK MVD, DNP
Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Karsums was assigned to KHK MVD by the Lightning today, absolving the club of the responsibility for the Latvian born wingers salary. Former NHLer Pavel Brendl scored his 18th and 19th goals of the season today in Torpedo's win over KHK MVD.
Dynamo Minsk 1 @ Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 25/26, 1.00 GAA, .962 sv%
Season totals: 39 GP, 20-16, 6 SO, 1.98 GAA, .926 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin got his 20th win of the season and pushed his GAA below 2.00 all in one fell swoop in today's 2-1 win over Dynamo Minsk. Metallurg got a goal from former NHLer Stan Chistov off assists from both Fedorov brothers, Sergei and Fedor, in the win.
Dynamo Riga 4 @ Ekaterinburg 0
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, DNP
Season totals: 39 GP, 4-3-7, -15, 12 PIM
The younger Kazionov got the night off as Ekaterinburg was blanked by the third Dynamo club, Dynamo Riga. That's right, the AHL has two teams called the Admirals, the KHL has three clubs called Dynamo. Former NHLer Marcel Hossa scored his league leading 25th goal of the season for Dynamo in the match.
Brandon Wheat Kings 2 @ Regina Pats 4
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 40 GP, 18-18-36, -10, 73 PIM
With Regina: 12 GP, 5-5-10, -2, 21 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM
Regina won their second in a row, skating to a 3-0 second period lead and never looking back. Ashtonâ€™s 18th goal of the year came on the power play. He has goals in three of his last four games, and four goals in that span.
OHL Note: Alex Hutchings of Barrie was named to the OHL Eastern Conference All-Star team Wednesday. This is Hutchings' third time as an All-Star.