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Juniors Game Night: 9-24-17

Ontario Hockey League

London Knights 1 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 2 GP, 2-2-4, -1, 2 PIM
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Katchouk led the Soo with six shots on goal, though none of them crossed the goal line. The Greyhounds did just fine, however, beating the traditional powerhouse Knights, 5-1.

Erie Otters 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 6

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 3 GP, 1-5-6, +2, 2 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-66-108, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh finished the opening weekend with six points in three games, though Erie fell on the road Sunday in Ottawa, 6-4. Erie had 1-0 and 2-1 leads early in the game before the 67’s blew open a 3-3 game in the second period.

NHL Preseason Game Day: 9-24-17 Panthers at Lightning

Peca makes his case.

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Petr Budaj allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the loss.

First Period
5:39 FLA McGinn, (McCoshen, Bjugstad)

Second Period
14:30 TB Volkov, (Peca, Killorn)
15:02 FLA Dadonov, (Huburdeau, Barkov)

Third Period
4:34 FLA Vrbata, (Hawrlyuk, Malgin)(PP)
12:44 TB Volkov. (Killorn, Peca)
18:55 FLA Huburdeau, (Petrovic)(EN)

Matthew Peca was the game's third star.

Tonight's lineup looked to be a little closer to Tampa Bay's first choice defense playing with a more Syracuse-flavored forward corps.

Mathieu Joseph was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in 17:05.

Slater Koekkoek was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 2 blocked shots in 17:14.

Brett Howden was 56% on 9 draws in 15:52.

Ben Thomas was -1 with 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 1 blocked shot in 17:44.

Matthew Peca had 2 helpers and was +1 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot and he was 30% on 10 draws. Peca's had a solid camp and preseason with his play in all three zones and seems to be making a serious challenge to make the big league squad.

Mitchell Stephens had 1 shot in 11:30.

Anthony Cirelli was -3 and 54% on 13 draws in 16:03.

Adam Erne was -1 with 2 shots and 2 hits in 16:37.

Alexander Volkov had a pair of goals and 4 shots and 1 blocked shot in 15:25. He's played well throughout camp and the preseason. His first goal was a wraparound which might've been a bit of a soft goal gift that Florida's netminder should've gotten to. His second goal was pretty much a tap in driving to the net on a nice backhand feed by Killorn. He'll be an interesting player to watch in Syracuse this season.

Mikhail Sergachev was -1 with 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 23:46. The ice time doesn't lie. The Lightning have big league plans for young Sergachev.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Juniors Game Night: 9-23-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Halifax Mooseheads 3 @ Charlottetown Islanders 2

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: Did not play
’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

Somppi was reassigned to Halifax by the Lightning, but he did not play Saturday night against the Islanders. It’s unknown right now if Somppi is healthy enough to play.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 7 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 2-1-3, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

Katchouk brought his strong play in Tampa back to the Soo, scoring twice and adding an assist in a 7-4 loss Saturday. He’s an alternate captain for the Greyhounds this season. Allan McShane had five assists for Oshawa. He was traded by Erie to Oshawa for Lightning prospect Anthony Cirelli.

Western Hockey League

Kelowna Rockets 5 @ Kamloops Blazers 1

D Cal Foote, KEL: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-5-6, +2, 4 PIM
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Cal Foote scored his first goal of the year, set up by his brother, Nolan. Cal finished the home-and-home series with Kamloops with a goal and five assists. Not too shabby a start to the season.

Prince Albert Raiders 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 7

C Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, +4, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +5, 7 PIM
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did not play
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

Sosunov (TB Times photo) was plus-4 for the Warriors Saturday night in a big win over the Raiders. Howden remains in Tampa with the Lightning, though he’s expected to return as captain of the Warriors.

Juniors Game Night: 9-22-17

Ontario Hockey League

Barrie Colts 2 @ North Bay Battalion 5

C Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 9/15 FO
Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

One game after putting 11 goals up on Ottawa, the Colts fell in North Bay, 5-2. One of Lipanov’s minuses was on an empty net goal against.

Erie Otters 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 3 (OT)

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-66-108, +67, 37 PIM

Raddysh notched assists on both Otters goals, but Erie fell in overtime to the Fronts. Dallas second-rounder Jason Robertson scored the game-tying and game-winning goals for Kingston.

Western Hockey League

Swift Current Broncos 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 2

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -4, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
’16-‘17 Totals: 61 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 86 PIM

Swift Current scored two empty-net goals at the end to make the game look easier than it was, but Hajek gets two additional minuses for those regardless.

Kamloops Blazers 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 6

D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-3-3, +1, 4 PIM, 3 SOG, *First Star*
‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

Foote was first star in his first game of the season, and his three assists put the new Kelowna captain on pace for 216 this season. That’d be some kind of record or something. Kelowna was up 6-0 after two periods, chasing Connor Ingram’s successor in the Kamloops starter’s net, Dylan Ferguson (Stars).

Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Prince Albert Raiders 0

C Brett Howden, MJ: Did not play
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, +1, 5 PIM, 1 SOG
’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

Sosunov made his North American debut Friday, getting in a fight and finishing plus-1 against Prince Albert. He fought second-year defenseman Zack Hayes. Brody Willms (undrafted) stopped 21 shots for the shutout. Howden remains in Tampa with the Lightning, though he’s expected to return as captain of the Warriors.

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-22-17 Predators at Lightning

First string Lightning (closer to, at least) dismantle Preds.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed just 1 goal on 30 shots for the victory. He looked pretty locked in staring down multiple breakaways and keeping a clean sheet until a garbage goal late in the Third Period spoiled his shutout bid.

First Period
0:33 TB Hedman, (Stamkos, Kucherov)
15:37 TB Kucherov, (Stamkos, Palat)(PP)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
3:26 TB Gourde, (Callahan, Killorn)
14:05 NSH Watson, (Petterson, Girard)

Vasilevskiy, Steven Stamkos, and Matthew Peca were the game's three stars.

Playing against a B-team Nashville roster, I'm not going to celebrate this game too heartily, but I think it had the fingerprints of a lot of the things I feel give the Lightning the potential to have a very good season this year. Vasilevskiy's going to have a monster year, in my opinion, now that he enters as the clear number one netminder. Hedman and Kucherov continue to grow as team leaders as they did late in the last campaign. Steven Stamkos looks good in his return from injury and I like the initial form of the top two lines in appears Jon Cooper is forming. The only thing this game was missing was a scoring outburst by Brayden Point, but I expect that'll come in time, too. Long story short: I'm probably more bullish on the Lightning's outlook going into this season than a lot of my Bolt Prospects colleagues and tonight's performance added a little touch of validation to that opinion (as much as a preseason win can, I suppose).

Mathieu Joseph was -1 with 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 11:33.

Dennis Yan was -2 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 1 hit in 8:02.

Ben Thomas had 4 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 3 hits in 20:55.

Peca was -1 with 2 shots and 1 hit in 13:15. He was also a gaudy 90% on 10 draws.

Matthew Spencer had 1 shot in 18:06.

Daniel Walcott had 4 hits in 14:13.

Erik Cernak was +1 with 3 shots, 2 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 16:16. He's shown well in camp and his exhibition game performances and appears to be moving up the organizational depth chart at right D.

Mikhail Sergachev had 2 shots, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in 20:03. Eat those minutes young fella. Eat those minutes.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Juniors Game Night: 9-21-17

Ontario Hockey League

Ottawa 67’s 2 @ Barrie Colts 11

W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

Lipanov made his North American debut Thursday for Barrie and notched an assist in the Colts 11-2 thrashing of Ottawa. Lipanov played on a line with Andrei Svechnikov, who had two goals. Svechnikov is expected to be taken at the top of the draft next summer. Kirill Nizhnikov – the third Russian on the team – had four assists and was first star.

Erie Otters 5 @ Peterborough Petes 2

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-66-108, +67, 37 PIM

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0/2 FO
’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

Perhaps the early reassignment of Raddysh by the Lightning was to get him back to the OHL before the Otters’ opener, as Erie visited the Petes Thursday night. Raddysh, who is coming off a 108-point season, put up a goal (shorthanded breakaway) and an assist against fellow Lightning prospect Christopher Paquette. A center initially with the Petes after coming over from Niagara, Paquette was back on the wing to start the season. He was scoreless Thursday. There’s still an outside chance Jonne Tammela re-joins the Petes this year, though it’s unlikely. Tammela is under contract with the Lightning, but if they feel he won’t get ample ice time in Syracuse they could reassign him to Peterborough. Tammela missed all but two games last year with the Petes because of a knee injury.

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-20-17 Lightning at Hurricanes

Junior Lightning strike back in Carolina.

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Petr Budaj allowed 2 goals on 20 shots through the first 40 minutes before giving way to Michael Leighton who allowed 1 goal on 12 shots the rest of the way for the back door win.

First Period
6:33 TB Erne, (Brown, Dumont)
12:37 CAR Wallmark, (Lindholm, Necas)(PP)

Second Period
2:29 TB McGinn, (Stephens)
4:28 TB Sergachev, (Point, Conacher)
9:25 CAR Ryan, (Miller, Hanifin)

Third Period
12:02 TB Katchouk, (Cirelli, Howden)
18:24 CAR Aho, (Skinner, Linholm)(PP)

Mikhail Sergachev and Anthony Cirelli were the game's first and second stars. Nice to see a younger Lightning lineup pull out a game on the road against a Carolina lineup that included more of their first choice players in front of their home crowd. These back-to-back games, if anything, have helped confirm the quality of the Lightning's prospects as many of these players move into their seasons in the junior and minor league ranks.

Slater Koekkoek had 2 penalty minutes, 1 hit, and 4 blocked shots in 19:01.

Boris Katchouk had the GWG and was +1 with 1 shot in 12:52.

Libor Hajek had 1 shot in 17:47.

Brett Howden had a helper and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in 12:19. He was also 38% on 8 draws.

Cal Foote was -1 with 1 shot and 5 blocked shots in 18:36.

Matthew Peca had 2 shots and 1 hit in 17:28. He was also 43% on 7 draws.

Mitchell Stephens had a helper and was +1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 11:10.

Cirelli had a helper and was +1 with 9 penalty minutes, 4 shots, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 16:01. He was also 17% on 6 draws. His penalty minutes game for a brawl started after boarding a Hurricanes opponent.

Adam Erne notched his second of the preseason and was +1 with 3 shots, 4 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 12:54. It will be tough, waiver eligibility being a concern, for Erne to make the Lightning out of camp. That said, I feel he gives the team a dimension it lacks as a creative power forward and from a pure hockey standpoint, he'd be on my first choice 23-man roster.

Erik Cernak was +3 with 2 shots, 7 hits, and 4 blocked shots in 20:27. The stay-at-homer's dream box score.

Sergachev had a goal and was +3 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 2 hits in 22:16. I'm not shocked. He's the real thing. I don't believe a 30+ point season is a reasonable expectation for Sergachev as a rookie, if he makes the squad, but I do believe he can be a solid minutes eater in his premiere campaign if the team keeps him in Tampa Bay.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-19-17 Hurricanes at Lightning

Junior Lightning nearly pull off comeback against Canes.

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Michael Leighton allowed 2 goals on 22 shots for the loss. The veteran netminder will enter the season the number one for AHL Syracuse.

First Period
3:46 CAR Williams (1), (Carrick, Teravainen)(PP)

Second Period
4:03 CAR Taravainen (1), (Rask, Carrick)(PP)

Third Period
TB Erne (1), (Peca, Conacher)(PP)

Alexei Lipanov was the game's third star.

It was a choppy game with the flow marred by a lot of penalties, compounded by the discontinuity of two rosters dotted with a lot of youth getting a quick look before guys get returned to junior.

Lipanov was scoreless in 15:42 with 2 shots and was 50% on 4 draws.

Boris Katchouk had 2 penalty minutes, 4 shots, and 2 hits in 13:11.

Libor Hajek had 3 shots, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in 19:57.

Taylor Raddysh had 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 13:52.

Cal Foote had 3 shots and 2 blocked shots in 21:56.

Matthew Peca had a helper and 4 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and he was 25% on 12 draws in 17:10. He had a nice setup to Erne for the Lightning's lone goal (that counted) on the evening.

Anthony Cirelli had 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot and was 67% on 3 draws in 15:06.

Adam Erne had a goal, 1 shot, and 3 hits in 12:05.

Daniel Walcott had 3 shots and 3 hits in 13:07.

Oleg Sosunov played 16:37.

Alexander Volkov had 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, 3 hits, and was 60% on 5 draws in 16:38. He had the potential game tying goal waved off for goaltender interference late in the final frame.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Bolts Ink Last RFA, Sign F Tye McGinn to 1 Year deal

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Tye McGinn to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

McGinn, 27, skated in 21 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League last season, posting 10 goals and 19 points to go along with 16 penalty minutes. McGinn missed most of the regular season due to injury. Four of his 10 goals came while on the power play. McGinn also skated in 22 Calder Cup playoff games with the Crunch, recording five goals and 16 points. The 6-foot-3, 218-pound forward has appeared in 256 career AHL games over five seasons, collecting 76 goals and 142 points.

The Fergus, Ontario native has skated in 89 career NHL games, including two with the Lightning during the 2015-16 season. McGinn has notched nine goals and 17 points to go along with 44 penalty minutes in his NHL career. He made his Lightning debut on November 1, 2015 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

McGinn was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the fourth round, 119th overall, at the 2010 NHL Draft.

Official: Lightning Extend Bournival for One Year

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Michael Bournival to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Bournival, 25, skated in 19 games with the Lightning during the 2016-17 season, recording two goals and three points to go along with two penalty minutes. The Shawinigan, Quebec native made his Bolts debut on December 1, 2016 against the St. Louis Blues, logging 6:37 of time on ice. Bournival has skated in 108 career NHL games over three seasons with the Lightning and Montreal Canadiens, posting 12 goals and 22 points.

The 5-foot-11, 198-pound forward also skated in 38 games with the Syracuse Crunch last season, collecting nine goals and 19 points to go along with 18 penalty minutes. Bournival also played in 22 Calder Cup Playoff games with the Crunch in 2017, posting eight goals and 15 points. He ranked fourth on the Crunch for playoff goals and sixth for points. He’s skated in 142 career AHL games, recording 25 goals and 69 points to go along with 66 penalty minutes.

Bournival was originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche

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