Kingston Frontenacs 2 @ Belleville Bulls 4
C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 49 GP, 15-15-30, +6, 31 PIM
With Bulls: 16 GP, 6-6-12, -9, 12 PIM
With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP, 17-13-30, -15, 41 PIM
With Bulls: 38 GP, 15-12-27, -13, 23 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM
DeCoste extended his point streak to six games. Panik has four points in his last two games, and nine points in his last eight games. He's been named a game star in his last two games (2nd, 3rd). Both prospects hit 30 points for the season on the same night. Game Highlights: click here
Norfolk brought out the big 16 inch main guns tonight, and blasted Hartford into oblivion.
Jaroslav Janus allowed 3 goals on 24 shots and bathed in sweet, sweet goal support for the victory.
NOR Simek, (16) (Jones, Tyrell), 11:57
NOR Bochenski, (17) , 14:49 (PP)
HFD Dupont, (11) (Nightingale, Roche), 16:19
NOR Hall, (10) (Craig, McGinnis), 0:53
NOR Lashoff, (6) (Szczechura, Bochenski), 12:07 (PP)
NOR Jackson, (1) (Bochenski, Parrish), 17:52
NOR Craig, (17) (Tyrell, Lashoff), 1:18
HFD Crowder, (11) , 12:45
NOR Wishart, (8) (Szczechura, Lashoff), 17:37 (PP)
HFD Nightingale, (2) (Owens, Brashear), 19:45
Brandon Bochenski, Ryan Craig, and Matt Lashoff were the game's three stars. It's a shame the Admirals can't keep all this weaponry past the end of the Olympic break, because they're terrifying now that they've got Parrish and Bochenski in the fold, Lashoff is playing better, and guys like Tyrell and Fadden are starting to show their potential. Bochenski set the all-time Norfolk Admirals record for goals scored in the AHL with his first period marker.
Norfolk outshot Hartford 45-24 in the game. Awesome.
Ty Wishart is now up to 8 goals and 25 points for the season. The goal of a 30 point season is in the crosshairs.
Paul Szczechura has 1 goal and 9 points in 9 games since being sent back down to Norfolk, including 3 multi-point games in his last 5 outings.
Juraj Simek, the Don of the Presov Mafia, has goals in 4 of the past 5 games and 4 goals and 6 points in his past 6.
Tyrell has 2 multi-point games in his past 3 outings and 1 goal and 5 points in his past 4.
Lashoff has 2 goals and 7 points in his last 6 games.
Norfolk moves back to within 4 points of Albany for 2nd place in the East Division with the Rats holding 1 game in hand by virtue of their victory and Albany getting pasted 9-2 tonight by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 4th place Pens are 4 points behind Norfolk with 2 games in hand. Norfolk is also 6 points up on 5th place Adirondack with the Phantoms holding 3 games in hand. 6th place Syracuse is 8 points back with 2 games in hand. Last place Binghamton is fading, 11 points back of Norfolk with 5 games in hand.
In the crossover, Norfolk holds a 3 point lead over Providence, Hartford, and Bridgeport with the Bruins holding 2 games in hand and the Wolf Pack and Sound Tigers each with 1 game in hand.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Late last night...
Russia 8 @ Latvia 2
Martins Karsums, Latvia, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
Karsums played 12:21 in the match and assisted on a third period goal by Girts Ankipans. Russia was paced by 2 goals each by Alexander Ovechkin and Danis Zaripov.
Earlier in the day, Ryan Malone had a goal in Team USA's 3-1 win over Switzerland.
Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Sarnia Sting 6
W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 39 GP, 7-12-19, -2, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 18 GP, 4-5-9, -7, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM
Sudbury has lost their last five and has fallen into a three-way tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference with Oshawa and Niagara (all with 56 games played). The three of them are eight points ahead of Belleville. Sarnia scored five times in the third period to beat the Wolves Monday night.
Brampton Battalion 3 @ Oshawa Generals 2
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 40 GP, 13-21-2-1, 3.73 GAA, .893 sv%, 2 SO
The Gens have now lost eight in a row.
Vancouver Giants 8 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 3
C/W James Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 9 GP, 4-7-11, +4, 4 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM
Vancouver scored four times in the third period to break open a close game with Seattle. The Giants, who are 1-0 on their 10-game Olympic road trip, chased potential 2010 first rounder Calvin Pickard from the Seattle net just over six minutes into the third period.
A costly third period penalty by Mitch Fritz ends up being the difference.
Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 31 shots for the loss.
NOR Parrish, (14) (McGinnis, Fadden), 4:16
ALB Bowman, (12) (McBain, Micflikier), 7:43
ALB Rodney, (5) (Tlusty, McBain), 9:11 (PP)
It was a costly loss in the standings because Albany now has a 6 point lead on Norfolk for 2nd in the division with 1 game in hand. It also may have been costly from a player personnel standpoint as Ryan Craig hurt his leg in the third period. Given his history of knee injuries, it always is scary whenever Craig has to limp off the ice.
Norfolk was outshot 31-23 in the game, as it was a superb defensive effort from Albany.
Box score from TheAHL.com.