Magnitogorsk 4 vs. St. Petersburg 3 (OT)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, OT Win, 24/27, 2.91 GAA, .889 sv%
Season totals: 31 GP, 21-4-4, 3 SO, 1.62 GAA, .939 sv%
Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 1 goal and 2 assists, including a helper on the OT winner, in Magnitka's 4-3 win over SKA.
Novokuznetsk 0 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 10 PIM
Nikita Gusev's goal was all Yugra got and all they needed to defeat Novokuznetsk 1-0. Gusev played 21:48 in the victory.
Bratislava 3 vs. Omsk 5
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 20/25, 5.02 GAA, .800 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 4-10-3, 2 SO, 2.83 GAA, .889 sv%
Ex-NHLer Alexander Perezhogin had a pair of goals for Omsk in their 5-3 win over Slovan Bratislava. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a helper in defeat for Slovan.
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 8, 2014 is … Brayden Point, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL – Canada).
With the success of smaller players in the NHL and its recent transformation into a speed and skill league, it’s rather dumbfounding that Brayden Point fell to the 2014 draft’s third round. But there was Point, a prolific producer with captain-worthy character and high-end hockey sense, sitting at No. 79 with the Lightning just one pick away at 80.
The Lightning may preach patience with prospects, but they showed none of it in this instance.
Ontario Hockey League
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Sarnia Sting 7 (SO)
D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 8-24-32, E, 56 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
The CHL’s sixth ranked team outshot Sarnia 41-20, but Anthony DeAngelo and the Sting won in a shootout, 7-6. DeAngelo, who has points in five straight games and 10 of his past 11, scored the first Sarnia goal of the game, setting off a teddy bear toss.
Western Hockey League
Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Calgary Hitmen 8
C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 16-25-41, +10, 19 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
D Ben Thomas, CAL: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-11-13, +4, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Point extended his point streak to 11 games with an assist, and Moose Jaw was tied with Calgary 3-3 entering the third period, but the Hitmen exploded for five goals on a whopping 26 shots in the middle frame to defeat the Warriors, 8-3. There was no scoring in the third period. Ben Thomas remains out with a lower body injury.
Mytischi 4 vs. Dinamo Riga 1
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 1-2-3, -3, 18 PIM
Dmitry Korobov had a minor penalty for hooking in 22:00 of ice time as Mytischi crushed Riga 4-1. Ex-Devils pick Petr Vrana had a goal in the victory for Mytischi.