Helenius, Riku

AHL Game Night 3/13: Admirals at Senators

Tough night in Binghamton.

NOR-2
BNG-6

Riku Helenius allowed 4 goals on 15 shots for the loss before giving way to Craig Kowalski who allowed 2 goals on 11 shots the rest of the way.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
BNG Hamel, (24) (Slattengren, Glass), 10:45
BNG Slattengren, (10) (Mauldin), 11:48
BNG Bomersback, (2) (Konkle, McGregor), 15:05
BNG Mauldin, (16) (Hamel), 15:58

Third Period
BNG Pope, (2) (Taormina, Zubov), 5:11
NOR Lawrence, (4) (Konopka, Segal), 5:39
BNG Smith, (20) (Carkner), 8:46 (SH)
NOR Hooton, (2) (Simek), 12:59

Wow, a Chris Lawrence siting.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night 3/11: Admirals at River Rats

Third period collapse.

NOR-3
ALB-5

Riku Helenius allowed 4 goals on 36 shots for the loss. He had a shutout through 40 minutes and ended up taking the "L."

First Period
NOR Segal, (22) (Zingoni), 15:41
NOR Keller, (15) (Jones, Konopka), 16:35 (PP)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
ALB Samson, (17) (Carson, Dodge), 6:11
ALB Clarke, (3) (Weston, Angelidis), 11:57
ALB Roy, (1) (Dodge, Samson), 16:11
ALB Dwyer, (18) (Tifu, Petruzalek), 16:57
NOR Konopka, (13) (Keller), 18:43
ALB Dwyer, (19) (Angelidis, Carson), 19:14 (EN)

The Admirals were led in shots by Blair Jones and Justin Keller who each had 7 a piece.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Day 3/8: Admirals at Penguins

Tired Admirals get stomped on the road.

NOR-1
WBS-4

Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 12 shots for the loss before being pulled for Craig Kowalski who allowed 1 goal on 21 shots the rest of the way.

First Period
WBS Letestu, (17) (James, Taffe), 8:36 (PP)
WBS Letestu, (18) (Jeffrey, Taffe), 12:37 (PP)
WBS Minard, (29) (James, Goligoski), 17:17 (PP)

Second Period
WBS Jeffrey, (8) (Bissonnette), 12:09

Third Period
NOR Bochenski, (25) (Keller, Konopka), 19:59 (PP)

Blair Jones' goal scoring streak is snapped at three games.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night 3/7: Devils at Admirals

Ahhhh, so that's what a team playing like it has some pride looks like.

LOW-1
NOR-2

Riku Helenius allowed just 1 goal on 27 shots for the win to even his season record at 7-7-0. His .934 save percentage is gaudy.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
NOR Jones, (16) (Konopka, Lundin), 2:23 (PP)
LOW Bergfors, (16) (Magnan), 12:18
NOR Keller, (14) (Jones, Potulny), 17:06 (PP)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Blair Jones, Helenius, and Justin Keller were the game's three stars.

Jones has 5 goals and 6 points over the past 3 games and over the past 10 games he has 6 goals and 12 points. Keller is now 1 goal shy of his AHL career best and over the past 18 games he has 9 goals and 18 points. Both players are in the final years of their entry level deals and are playing to prove they have some sort of future in the organization. Lately, they've played well enough that, in my mind, they've earned a few games at the NHL level to show management what they can do against the big boys. Jones, in particular, is a guy who I think can compete at the next level if he approaches the game the right way.

The Admirals move back to 4 games under .500 for the season.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night 3/6: Devils at Admirals

Devils can't keep up with the Joneses.

LOW-1
NOR-4

Riku Helenius allowed just 1 goal on 32 shots for the win. He improves his record to 6-7-0 on the season with a 2.27 GAA, 1 shutout, and a .932 save percentage.

First Period
NOR Jones, (14) (Boyle), 7:16
LOW Vasyunov, (12) (Eckford), 17:42

Second Period
NOR Keller, (13) (Henley, Konopka), 7:27
NOR Jones, (15) (Smolenak, Hooton), 15:56

Third Period
NOR Lundin, (4) (Simek, Quick), 2:15

Blair Jones, Helenius, and Mike Lundin were named the game's three stars.

Jones sets new career highs in goals (15) and points (43) in 12 less games than he played in his previous career season last year. He has 4 goals in his last 2 games and he and Juraj Simek appear to be the beneficiaries of the recent callups and injuries that have redistributed ice time.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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