Game Results

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NA Juniors Game Night: 10-17-13

Ontario Hockey League

Plymouth Whalers 3 @ North Bay Battalion 2

D Dylan Blujus, NB: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

Blujus (pictured) made his season debut after arriving at Tampa Bay’s camp with an injury and undergoing surgery. He scored North Bay’s first goal and was named first star. The former Lightning second rounder is expected to improve his offensive totals while he continues to raise his abilities in his own end, which he did last year when the Battalion were in Brampton.

Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 1 @ Barrie Colts 0

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: Did not play
Season totals: 8 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 14 PIM
2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

Barrie is now winless in six games after another one-goal loss – their fourth in a row. No word yet why Dotchin missed the game.

Guelph Storm 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 2

D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 9 GP, 3-4-7, +5, 10 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

Windsor fought back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the Storm, but Guelph potted the game winner with just over six minutes left in the final period. After a five-game point streak, Koekkoek is scoreless in two.

NHL Game Night: 10-17-13 Wild at Lightning

5-2-0. Nice. Daddy likes.

MIN-1
TB-2

Ben Bishop allowed 1 goal on 26 shots for the victory. Another near shutout for the University of Maine product. He's been damned good, and that instills a lot of confidence in the team in front of him.

First Period
14:02 TB Johnson (2), (Filppula, Panik)(PP)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
11:05 MIN Koivu (1), (Niederreiter, Suter)
14:56 TB Stamkos (5), (Carle, Gudas)
19:42 TB Salo (1), (unassisted)

Bishop and Steven Stamkos were the game's first and second stars.

Solid, solid performance against a very good defensive team. The Lightning really played a smart game, in many cases well beyond their years. To be at 5-2-0 at this point is outstanding. I have 12 points as the target for the first 10 game set of the season. Sitting at 10 points right now, the Lightning have 3 games to try to put at least another couple of points up to make the first 1/8th of the season a verifiable success. It's an outstanding spot to be in, although two challenges lie ahead with Boston and Chicago on their way. Bear in mind, though, if the Lightning get into January in contention for a playoff spot, they're going to be in great shape. Cooper's teams have a penchant for playing well in the second half of the year when it's winning time.

Radko Gudas had a helper, 3 hits, and 6 blocked shots in 16:30. I'm surprised his minutes total was that low, because he looked like he was everywhere tonight, including throwing a massive hip check that drew a retaliation penalty from Minny.

Tyler Johnson had 1 goal, 3 shots, and was 69% on draws in 17:34. It was his best all around game in a Lightning uniform thus far, including some excellent defensive work in the neutral zone.

Alex Killorn had 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 1 hit in 14:08. He made a great one-on-one play to beat a defender wide to set up one near goal and set up Stamkos on a 2-on-0 that nearly resulted in another goal.

Ondrej Palat had 2 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 15:06. It was also Palat's finest game in a Lightning uniform thus far. Defensively, he was strong as always, but we saw Palat also at his best in the other two zones, as well. On the forecheck, he sat on the puck well late in the game protecting the lead, and I finally saw one of the aspects of Palat's game that I like the most, which is puck savvy in the neutral zone to carry it out of danger and into the offensive zone. The more he does that, a la Filppula, the more he's a keeper.

Andrej Sustr had 1 shot in 14:11. I thought this was one of Andrej's rougher nights. He was a little Bambi-legged in the First Period and had a couple of giveaways in the D zone. It was an uncharacteristically green performance from the talented rookie.

Richard Panik had an assist and 2 shots in 13:27. He had his moments on the forecheck and the chances are still coming for him. Sooner or later he will pot one and the floodgates will open.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 10-17-13

Vladivostok 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 3
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 2-2-4, -3, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev got a near non-existant 1:44 of ice time in Yugra's 3-2 win over expansion Vladivostok. Ex-Predators draft pick Jonas Andersson had 2 goals to lead the way for Yugra.

Bratislava 3 vs. Dinamo Riga 4
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 20/24, 4.04 GAA, .833 sv%
Season totals: 9 GP, 4-5-0, 0 SO, 3.22 GAA, .874 sv%

I know somebody who wishes his KHL team had let him out of his contract to go back to North America. Hard times continue for Bratislava and Jaroslav Janus as they fell 4-3 to Dinamo Riga. Ex-Norfolk Admiral and Lightning property Kyle Wilson had 1 goal and 3 assists in the win for Riga, while ex-Lightning forward Paul Szczechura assisted on the Third Period game winner. In other words, you might call it, "When Ex-Teammates Attack".

KHL Game Day: 10-16-13

Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Mytischi 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 23/26, 3.01 GAA, .885 sv%
Season totals: 15 GP, 9-4-1, 2 SO, 2.29 GAA, .925 sv%

Magnitogorsk got 1 goal and 3 points from star forward Danis Zaripov in their 4-3 win over Mytischi. For Mytischi, former Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin led the way... to the box... with 16 penalty minutes including a Third Period booking that translates (gloriously) to "Checking to the Head and Neck Area". Good old R2.

Ufa 3 vs. Yaroslavl 1
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 20/21, 1.00 GAA, .952 sv%
Season totals: 8 GP, 5-2-1, 0 SO, 2.10 GAA, .926 sv%

Ex-NHLer Anton Babchuk supplied a goal while former Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov added in a helper as Ufa defeated Yaroslavl 3-1. Aging veteran and former Lightning prospect Anton But also had a helper in defeat for Lokomotiv.

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