First Star Fadden returns in a big way ... Tokarski and Jung sit ... Courtnall and Barberio with good nights.
Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks 2 @ Massachusetts Minutemen 1
D John Wessbecker 0-0-0, 1 SOG, -1, 2 PIM
UMASS (6-10-3) drops consecutive conference games over the weekend. Sits 8th in Hockey East one point behind 7th place Maine.
Providence Friars 1 @ #7 Vermont Catamounts 4
F Matt Marshall 0-0-0, +1
Vermont (16-6-4) sweeps weekend series against Friars. Currently 3rd in Hockey East standings, 4 points behind 1st place Northeastern.
Roberts goes from goat to hero in the span of a couple of nights.
Mike McKenna had a 28 save shutout for his first career NHL win.
13:34 TB Roberts (3), (Eminger, Stamkos)
Roberts, who got played like a fiddle by Matt Cooke to help cost his team a point in the standings against the Pens, tipped in an Eminger point shot for the game winning goal tonight. I sense mayhem on the message boards.
Steve Downie was +1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 9:37. He limped off after getting hit with a puck, so we'll have to see if he's ready to go next time out.
Matt Smaby got himself a 5 for fighting early in the game and also had 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 19:22. Tonight was a really good night for Smaby. He got an opportunity to show the coaching staff what he can do with more ice time, and he was solid. He was even surprisingly good at pinching in and keeping plays alive at the blueline in the offensive zone. I've been extremely impressed since he came back from his injury. It looks to me like he may very well stick this time.
David Koci played 1:31 in the game.
When this season is over, the Ads are going to look back at games like this where they had leads in the third period and left points on the table... and kick themselves.
Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 28 shots in the loss.
NOR Lundin, (3) (Bochenski, Konopka), 4:46 (PP)
NOR Keller, (8) (Bochenski, Jackson), 6:18
BRI Iggulden, (19) (Walter, Smith), 16:25
BRI Colliton, (4) (MacDonald), 11:43
BRI Joensuu, (14) (Smith, Kohn), 19:03
Justin Keller was named the game's second star.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Jung in the hospital as he's announced as First Star ... Wright helps Vancouver hand Tokarski first loss in two months ... Witkowski sets career highs ... Cup hosts heating up ... Fadden and TC go cold ... and a Jeff Beukeboom reference.