Florida Everblades 3 at Kalamazoo Wings 1
D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 2-0-2, +2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, *FIRST STAR*
Season totals: 13 GP, 4-3-7, +5, 4 PIM, 17 SOG
G Allen York, FLA, W, 8:39 MIN, 0 GA, 2 SH, 2 SVS
Season totals: 12 GP, 9-2-0-1, 2.13 GAA, 0.912 SV%, 2 SO
F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 10 GP, 3-0-3, +3, 16 PIM, 15 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 11 GP, 3-2-5, +2, 9 PIM, 18 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Bolt prospect Artem Sergeev rocketed two shots high past Oscar Dansk from the blue line within the first 5 minutes of the game, as the Everblades cruised to a 3-1 road win in Michigan. Sergeev earned First Star honors for his 2-goal effort, including the eventual game-winner. Allen York started the contest in net for Florida and earned his ninth win of the season despite leaving the game early in the 1st period with an injury. The Blades conclude their road trip in Indianapolis on Friday night against the Fuel.
The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that the club reassigned forward Vladislav Namestnikov to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.
Namestnikov, 22, has skated in 23 games with the Lightning this season, posting three goals and seven points to go along with four penalty minutes. He recorded his first career NHL goal and assist on October 13 against the Montreal Canadiens. The 6-foot, 182-pound forward has played in 27 career NHL games, all with the Lightning over the past two seasons.
A native of Zhukovskiy, Russia, he has appeared in 100 career AHL games, all with the Crunch, registering 26 goals and 69 points. Last season he set AHL career high totals for games played (56), goals (19), assists (29), points (48) and penalty minutes (40).
BP Commentary: Finally.
HPK 3 vs. HIFK 2
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-2-3, E, 2 PIM
Saku Salminen assisted on the eventual game winning goal in HPK's 3-2 victory over HIFK. Salminen played 13:32 in the match. He also evened his season +/- rating by going +1 in the game, as well. Ex-Bruins first rounder Zach Hamill also had a goal in the game for HPK.
Nizhnekamsk 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 41/42, 1.01 GAA, .976 sv%
Season totals: 30 GP, 20-4-4, 3 SO, 1.58 GAA, .941 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin earned his 20th win of the season turning aside 41 shots in Magnitka's 3-1 win over Nizhnekamsk. Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had the eventual game winner for Magnitogorsk.
Sochi 4 vs. Bratislava 1
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 16/20, 4.03 GAA, .800 sv%
Season totals: 15 GP, 4-8-3, 2 SO, 2.35 GAA, .907 sv%
Ex-Canadiens forward Andrei Kostitsyn had a goal in Sochi's 4-1 win over Slovan.
Mytischi 2 vs. Novosibirsk 5
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 1-2-3, -3, 16 PIM
Dmitry Korobov was -2 in 21:07 in Mytischi's 5-2 loss to Novosibirsk. Novosibirsk got a hat trick from former Caps pick Dimitri Kugryshev in the win.
We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.
The Bolt Prospect of the Week for December 3, 2014 is … Philippe Paradis, Syracuse Crunch (AHL – USA).
Philippe Paradis’ mindset remains the same every shift.
No matter the line or who he is paired with, the Syracuse Crunch forward is focused on checking hard, creating space, and making the right passes to his linemates. Even after registering five goals and an assist in the last three games – statistically the best week of his professional career that earned him our Prospect of the Week award – Paradis knows he has to stick with his gritty game instead of worrying about the points.