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AHL Game Day: 2-22-17 Crunch at Marlies

Crunch can't protect the old 2 goal lead at the matinee.

SYR-2
TOR-3 (OT)

Adam Wilcox allowed 3 goals on 23 shots for the OT loss.

First Period
10:19 SYR Conacher (11), (Halmo, Thomas)
15:29 SYR Conacher (12), (Erne, Gourde)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
1:07 TOR Findlay (6), (Rychel)
9:42 TOR Timashov (11), (Smith, Dermott)(PP)

Overtime
1:13 TOR Findlay (7), (Holl, Rychel)

Cory Conacher was the game's second star.

What a tough pill to swallow. The Crunch played an excellent road game to build the 2 goal Third Period lead and had a 30-23 shot advantage on the game. They got everything but the final result.

Syracuse moves into a tie with Albany at 62 points atop the North Division with 2 games in hand. However, Toronto lurks just 2 points back with the Crunch holding 1 game in hand on the Marlies.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

CHL Game Night: 2-21-17

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 6 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 3

C Brett Howden, MJ: 3-1-4, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 46 GP, 33-34-67, +7, 54 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden notched his first hat trick since October 2015, scoring three times and adding an assist Tuesday in Medicine ... Hat (Trick). Howden’s 33 goals are second on the Warriors behind Jayden Halbgewachs, who leads the WHL with 44. Howden is 12th in the WHL in goals scored.

Edmonton Oil Kings 0 @ Kamloops Blazers 7

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Win, 23 saves on 23 shots, shutout
Season Totals: 38 GP, 23-10-2-2, 2.10 GAA, .935 sv%, 5 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram posted back-to-back shutouts with a 7-0 home win over Edmonton. He has three shutouts in his last six games, allowing five goals in that span.

NHL Game Night: 2-21-17 Oilers at Lightning

Lightning put on a clinic against young Oilers.

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TB-4

Ben Bishop allowed 1 goal on 21 shots for the victory. It was a lighter night for Bishop, in terms of workload, punctuated by a handful of important situational saves.

First Period
4:26 TB Palat (12), (Kucherov)

Second Period
0:16 TB Palat (13), (Johnson, Kucherov)
10:17 EDM Pakarrinen (1), (Klefbom, Larsson)

Third Period
0:49 TB Kucherov (22), (Stralman, Johnson)
19:59 TB Namestnikov (8), (Kucherov)(EN)

Ondrej Palat, Nikita Kucherov, and Tyler Johnson were the game's three stars. It was definitely Triplets Night at the rink.

Big ups to the rare time a Jon Cooper coaching challenge actually worked to nullify an Edmonton Third Period goal after a super-sloppy 4-on-4 sequence where the team gave up possession way too easily in that situation.

Jake Dotchin had 2 penalty minutes, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 21:30.

Gabriel Dumont had 1 hit and was 75% on 4 draws in 8:41.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Liiga Game Day: 2-21-17

SaiPa 0 vs. Tappara 1 (SO)
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
Season totals: 39 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

Saku Salminen is still hurt and SaiPa is still bad. They remain 2 points back of KooKoo in last place in Liiga.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-21-17

Western Conference Quarterfinals
(2)St. Petersburg 3 vs. (7)Podolsk 1
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 1-0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev scored the eventual game winner in St. Petersburg's 3-1 Game One win over Vityaz Podolsk. Gusev played 15:40 in the victory. Gusev's linemate Evgeny Dadonov led all scorers with 1 goal and 1 assist.

CHL Game Night: 2-21-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Moncton Wildcats 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 2

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 9/14 FO, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 51 GP, 14-23-37, -8, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Benoit-Olivier Groulx, son of Syracuse Crunch coach Benoit Groulx, scored his 15th goal of the season to help Halifax to a 2-1 Family Day win over Moncton. Somppi is scoreless in his last four games.

Ontario Hockey League

Erie Otters 4 @ Oshawa Generals 3

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: Did not play
Season Totals: 42 GP, 18-33-51, +27, 12 PIM
With Erie: 16 GP, 5-12-17, +9, 4 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 46 GP, 34-59-93, +62, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Cirelli missed playing in his return to Oshawa due to a lower-body injury, though he made the trip. Raddysh’s linemate, Chicago prospect Alex DeBrincat, had two goals and an assist to give him 51 goals in 51 games. He has 107 points, which leads the OHL.

Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Peterborough Petes 4

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 14/21 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 54 GP, 17-24-41, -3, 24 PIM
With Petes: 17 GP, 5-7-12, +4, 10 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 48 GP, 5-18-23, +7, 43 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Spencer (pictured) had the primary assist on Peterborough’s winning goal, scored midway through the third period.

London Knights 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 2

W/C Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 6/12 FO
Season Totals: 40 GP, 19-26-45, +18, 20 PIM
With London: 18 GP, 8-9-17, +6, 6 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-17-28, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Stephens broke a personal three-game pointless streak.

CHL Game Night: 2-19-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 54 GP, 34-12-46, +8, 76 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 43 GP, 32-33-65, +36, 47 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Both Lightning prospects were scoreless, but Boko was named first star for his efforts Sunday.

Quebec Remparts 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3 (OT)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, 9 SOG, 2 Hits, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 53 GP, 39-25-64, +22, 52 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan had two goals to put him on the brink of 40 for the season, and Brandon Gignac (Devils) scored in overtime as Shawinigan beat visiting Quebec, 3-2.

Ontario Hockey League

London Knights 4 @ Kingston Frontenacs 1

W/C Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 3/12 FO
Season Totals: 39 GP, 19-25-44, +16, 20 PIM
With London: 17 GP, 8-8-16, +4, 6 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-17-28, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Stephens is scoreless in his last three games.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Calgary Hitmen 3

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 51 GP: 3-19-22, -10, 59 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

The Blades were outshot, 37-18.

Prince George Cougars 0 @ Kamloops Blazers 3

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Win, 28 saves on 28 shots, shutout, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 37 GP, 22-10-2-2, 2.14 GAA, .934 sv%, 4 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram earned his fourth shutout of the year, blanking the Prince George Cougars. He continues to lead the league in save percentage and is second in GAA and shutouts.

NHL Game Night: 2-19-17 Lightning at Avalanche

Drouin Magic sends the Lightning to the mile high pay windah.

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COL-2 (OT)

Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for the OT victory. Obviously, as with Vasiy last night, you'd have loved one more situational save to seal a regulation win, but the deflection goal at the end of regulation was pretty freakishly unlucky.

First Period
18:18 TB Point (8), (Killorn, Hedman)

Second Period
10:09 TB Namestnikov (7), (Filppula, Boyle)

Third Period
2:46 COL Rantanen (13), (Comeau, Duchene)
19:18 COL Duchene (16), (Barrie, MacKinnon)

Overtime
2:27 TB Drouin (17), (unassisted)

Nikita Kucherov and Jonathan Drouin were the game's second and third stars.

This was a weird game. Both teams are struggling and I thought the game was a little bit sluggish all night long. The Lightning carried the balance of the play and after the soft goal surrendered to Namestnikov they had ample opportunity to get the put-away goal and build a 3 goal advantage headed into the final frame. But, they failed to do so and Colorado got some puck luck to eventually tie the game late in regulation. They Jonathan Drouin made a play that forced veteran Lightning beat writer Erik Erlendsson to burn the internet down with profanity. Good times.

Looking at the team's diagnostic goals, it was another productive night at the office for Brayden Point potting his 8th goal and further cementing his partnership with Drouin. With an offseason working on his upper body strength and his shot, you can probably think about inking Point onto a line with Jonathan and Kucherov on Stamkos'. That's good stuff.

Jake Dotchin was +2 with 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 3 hits in 20:01.

Gabriel Dumont had 1 hit in 8:27 and was 50% on 6 draws.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Day: 2-19-17 Crunch at IceCaps

Crunch avenge last night's embarrassment.

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STJ-3

Adam Wilcox allowed 3 goals on 30 shots for the victory.

First Period
5:33 SYR Thomas (2), (Vermin, Koekkoek)
8:51 SYR Erne (12), (Comrie, Taormina)(PP)
11:42 SYR Darcy (3), (Brodeur)

Second Period
9:54 STJ Terry (19), (Friberg, Johnston)(PP)

Third Period
0:54 SYR Erne (13), (Condra, Taormina)(PP)
5:27 STJ Hudon (18), (Terry, Johnston)(PP)
5:47 STJ Terry (20), (Scherbak, Redmond)(PP)
11:28 SYR Halmo (14), (Gourde, Vermin)

Adam Erne and Yanni Gourde were the game's second and third stars. In 5 games since returning from injury, Erne has 5 goals and 7 points. He's making a play to get another callup to Tampa Bay before the end of the year.

A wise old hockey man once told me how incredibly difficult it is to beat a team on back-to-back days if you humiliate them in the first game. Pride kicks in. That's about what happened today.

Syracuse moved 1 point back of Albany for the top spot in the North Division with 2 games in hand on the Devils.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

CHL Game Night: 2-18-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 4 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit, *First Star*
Season Totals: 53 GP, 34-12-46, +8, 74 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 42 GP, 32-33-65, +36, 45 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Boko scored for the second straight night, earning first star in Saint John’s 4-2 win over the Sags.

Charlottetown Islanders 5 @ Halifax Mooseheads 1

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 12/21 FO, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 50 GP, 14-23-37, -7, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Lightning prospect camper Mark Grametbauer stopped 20/21 shots to lead Charlottetown to a 5-1 win. The Mooseheads have been outscored 14-1 this weekend.

Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 3 Hits
Season Totals: 52 GP, 37-25-62, +20, 52 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan tied the game at two with three seconds left in the first period, but Shawinigan couldn’t find another goal.

Ontario Hockey League

Mississauga Steelheads 0 @ Erie Otters 3

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: Did not play
Season Totals: 42 GP, 18-33-51, +27, 12 PIM
With Erie: 16 GP, 5-12-17, +9, 4 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 45 GP, 34-58-92, +60, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Raddysh had a goal and an assist, but was ejected in the final minute of the game with three others for some rough stuff. Cirelli missed the game with a foot injury. He is considered day-to-day.

Niagara IceDogs 1 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 8

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season: 55 GP, 26-24-50, +9, 38 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Sault Ste. Marie responded to a disappointing loss Friday night with a blowout win Saturday night. Katchouk couldn’t get in on the scoring fun. Tim Gettinger (Rangers) had a hat trick for the Hounds.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 6

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 50 GP: 3-19-22, -9, 57 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Matt Alfaro (undrafted) had a hat trick for Lethbridge.

Regina Pats 0 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 45 GP, 30-33-63, +5, 54 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden hit 30 goals for the first time in his WHL career, helping the Warriors to a win over the visiting Pats. Regina was awarded the 2018 Memorial Cup earlier in the day.

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