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NCAA Game Night: 12/8

Dusty Collins was scoreless with an even rating in Northern Michigan's 3-2 loss to Michigan State. Collins also had 2 PIM in the loss.

Defensemen John Wessbecker was scoreless and even in UMASS' 2-1 win over Boston College.

AHL Game Night 12/8: Falcons at River Rats

"Oh no. We suck again!"

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Karri Ramo stopped 15 of 17 for the loss before giving way to Jonathan Boutin who fared no better stopping 11 of 13. Right about this time last year the Falcons plummeted from playoff contention deep into the division basement. The team has now fallen to just 1 game over .500 and desperately needs to stop the bleeding tomorrow night at Worcester. The Falcons seem to have reached a fork in the road this season. We'll see what path they choose as a team.

First Period
ALB Dwyer, (7) (McCormick, Flood), 13:45

Second Period
ALB McCormick, (1) (Guite), 5:44
ALB Boychuk, (1) (Estrada, Peters), 11:32

Third Period
ALB Finger, (2) , 3:00

Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

ECHL Game Night 12/8: Chiefs at Bombers

You have got to be kidding. The Chiefs were outshot 40-15.

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Gerald Coleman probably deserves a medal for stopping 37 of 40 shots faced in the game. Andrew Martens scored the lone Chiefs goal off assists from Maxime Boisclair and Adam Henrich. 40-15? Mercy. Whatever the team meal was, never have it again.

First Period
DAY Maiser, (4) (Cullen), 17:27 (SH)

Second Period
DAY Ford, (3) (Cullen, Labenski), 1:11 (PP)
JHN Martens, (1) (Henrich, Boisclair), 12:53

Third Period
DAY Walton, (3) , 14:19

It should be noted, the game marked the return of defenseman Brady Greco who had missed the first 2+ months of the season and Lightning camp with shoulder surgery. Greco was even with 2 penalty minutes in tonight's game.

Game sheet from ECHL.com.

Friday's Superleague Scores

Vasily Koshechkin ran his season record to 11-6-3 as Togliatti defeated Chelyabinsk 2-1.

Evgeny Artyukhin had an assist in Yaroslavl's 3-1 win over Novokuznetsk.

Anton But had an assist in garbage time as SKA was pasted by Omsk 6-2.

Both Kazionovs were scoreless in Kazan's 6-5 overtime win against Tver. Denis was a scratch for KHK.

Albert Vishnyakov was scoreless as Dynamo fell to Nizhnekamsk 4-2.

Lightning Superleague Prospect Statistics Through 12/8:

Dimitri Kazionov, Kazan (RUS), 32 GP, 8-8-16, 16 PIM, +13*
Anton But, St. Petersburg (RUS), 31 GP, 7-8-15, 49 PIM, -2
Albert Vishnyakov, Dynamo (RUS), 23 GP, 6-5-11, 28 PIM, +3
Evgeny Artyukhin, Yaroslavl (RUS), 30 GP, 2-7-9, 141 PIM**, -3
Alexei Glukhov, Cherepovets (RUS), 30 GP, 1-7-8, 52 PIM, -2
Denis Kazionov, Tver (RUS), 21 GP, 0-0-0, 8 PIM, -4

Vasily Koshechkin, Togliatti (RUS), 22 GP, 11-6-3, 2 SO, 2.30 GAA

* Dimitri Kazionov is currently tied for 5th in the Superleague in +/-.
** Evgeny Artyukhin is currently second in the Superleague in PIMs.

CHL Game Night:12/7

Kevin Beech stopped 47 of 49 (not typos) shots faced tonight and was the first star of the game in Sudbury's 6-2 win at Windsor. Beech is now 11-11-1-2 this year with 1 shutout, a 3.25 GAA and a .894 save percentage.

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