Janus, Jaroslav

AHL Game Day: 3/6/11 Admirals at Senators

Admirals get Daug'ed out.


Jaroslav Janus allowed 4 goals on 36 shots for the loss. It's better than the 7 goals he allowed in his first start of the season, at least.

First Period
BNG Sweetland, (4) (Benoit, Hoffman), 8:15 (PP)

Second Period
BNG Daugavins, (14) (Gryba, Locke), 1:01

Third Period
BNG Daugavins, (15) (O'Brien, Wick), 4:10
NOR Szczechura, (14) (Fornataro, Pouliot), 10:12 (PP)
BNG Greening, (14) (Locke, Benoit), 15:45

Norfolk has 2 more 3-games-in-3-nights sets this season, so unless Cedrick Desjardins comes back from injury, Norfolk probably has a couple of more starts left for Janus.

5th place Binghamton closes to within 2 points of the Admirals and they hold 1 game in hand in the East Division playoff race. Norfolk also lost ground to Charlotte, which beat Manchester today. The team is now 3 points back of the Checkers with 2 games in hand. In the crossover, Norfolk holds a 7 point lead on Worcester.

17 games remain in the regular season. Norfolk draws Binghamton again at The Scope on Wednesday and again on Friday.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 3/2/11 Bears at Admirals

It was Bear hunting season tonight at Scope.


Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 29 shots for the win. With Curtis McElhinney plucked away by Ottawa on waivers, the number one job in Norfolk is now Tokarski's, unless Cedrick Desjardins finds a way to return from injury. Tonight was a good opening statement for Tic.

First Period
HER Pinizzotto, (16) (Willsie, Greentree), 7:44
NOR Ritola, (1) (Fornataro, Tokarski), 12:51

Second Period
NOR Jones, (19) (Vernace, Szczechura), 9:05 (PP)
NOR Jones, (20) (Pouliot, Milam), 9:41
NOR Pouliot, (18) (Milam, Harju), 19:55 (PP)

Third Period
NOR Durno, (15) (Angelidis, Wright), 0:32
NOR Ritola, (2) (Pouliot, Gudas), 13:17

Blair Jones, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, and Mattias Ritola were the game's three stars. Jones became the first Admiral to hit 20 goals this season, matching his career high set two years ago. Difference is: his 20 goals in 2008-2009 came in 80 games and was largely the product of Jones playing a lot of point on the power play. He reached that threshold in 47 games this season and has developed into a far more well-rounded player. Ritola scored his first 2 goals as an Admiral and now has 11 points in his first 9 games with the club.

With Chris Durno scoring his 15th goal tonight, the Admirals now have 6 players with 15 or more goals: Pouliot, Jones, Johan Harju, Matt Fornataro, Durno, and Mike Angelidis. Entering the year, it appeared the formula for success in Norfolk would involve having multiple scorers chasing around 20 goals without pure snipers like the departed Brandon Bochenski. It certainly appears that formula has been followed so far.

With the win, Norfolk seized 4th in the East Division outright over Binghamton by 2 points, while still holding 1 game in hand. They also burned a game in hand on Charlotte and are now 3 points back of 3rd place with 2 games in hand. They're also now 7 points back of the Bears for 2nd place with 2 games in hand. In the crossover, Norfolk holds an 8 point advantage on the Atlantic's 4th place team, Worcester.

There are 20 games left in the regular season. Norfolk next faces Albany on the road on Friday. They'll face the Bears again this weekend (Saturday) in Hershey and finishes out the week in Binghamton on Sunday. With three games in three nights, it will be interesting to see if and when Coach Cooper starts Jaroslav Janus.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

ECHL Game Night: 2/27/11

Florida Everblades 3 @ South Carolina Stingrays 4 (OT)
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 10-12-22, -10, 29 PIM

The Everblades got some reinforcements with the return of Alex Imbeault and Francis Lemieux back from Connecticut of the AHL. Lemieux is second in the league’s scoring race. Mitch Fadden is tied for 14th despite not playing for the last two months. The two returnees combined for just two assists Sunday, but Florida was able to flirt with 30 shots again. Hutchings extended his season-high point streak to four games with a goal and an assist. The first year pro has battled injuries and inconsistency this season, but has eight points in his last eight games. Florida had a 3-0 lead Sunday before letting the game slip away. With Curtis McElhinney likely being sent to Norfolk from Tampa Bay, Jaroslav Janus should be returning soon to southwest Florida.

ECHL Game Night: 2/19/11

Gwinnett Gladiators 3 @ Florida Everblades 7
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM (high sticking, holding), 3 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 9-10-19, -9, 29 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 48 saves on 51 shots, *Third Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 11-12-0-0, 3.03 GAA, .913 sv%, 0 SO

The Blades were outshot 51-43, but Janus stood tall and Florida scored four times in the third period to get their second win in a row. With South Carolina’s overtime loss, the Blades pull back into a fourth place tie with the Stingrays in the East.

ECHL Game Night: 2/18/11

Gwinnett Gladiators 2 @ Florida Everblades 5
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 35 GP, 9-9-18, -9, 25 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 27 saves on 29 shots
Season totals: 24 GP, 10-12-0-0, 3.03 GAA, .911 sv%, 0 SO

Janus (pictured) stopped 27 of 29 shots and Hutchings broke a two game pointless streak as the Blades beat the Gladiators 5-2 in southwest Florida. Former Clarkson forward Matt Beca had a goal and two assists for Florida to earn First Star honors. Florida is tied for fourth in the Eastern Conference at 61 points with South Carolina, though the Stingrays have three games in hand on the Blades.

ECHL Game Night: 2/12/11

Florida Everblades 2 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 3
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (tripping), 1 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 9-8-17, -10, 25 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Loss, 21 saves on 23 shots
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-12-0-0, 3.08 GAA, .910 sv%, 0 SO

Janus and Florida went 1-2 vs. the Cyclones this week. Janus made 107 saves in the three games. The Everblades sit in fourth in the Eastern Conference, one point behind third and one point up on fifth.

ECHL Game Night: 2/11/11

Florida Everblades 1 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 6
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 33 GP, 9-8-17, -10, 23 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Loss, 48 saves on 54 shots
Season totals: 22 GP, 9-11-0-0, 3.09 GAA, .911 sv%, 0 SO

Janus started one game after stopping 46 of 48 shots and beating Cincinnati 4-2, but the results were far different Friday against the same Cyclones. Janus let in six goals on a whopping 54 shots and the Blades lost 6-1. Florida was outshot 54-21 in the game.

ECHL Game Night: 2/9/11

Florida Everblades 4 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 2
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 9-8-17, -7, 23 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 38 saves on 40 shots
Season totals: 21 GP, 9-10-0-0, 2.93 GAA, .913 sv%, 0 SO

Janus made a successful return to the Everblades from the Norfolk Admirals, stopping 38 of 40 shots to help Florida beat Cincinnati 4-2. The Cyclones outshot the Blades 40-23 in the game. Hutchings now has points in three of his last four games. (Naples News photo)

Janus Reassigned to ECHL

The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned goaltender Jaroslav Janus from the AHL's Norfolk Admirals to the ECHL’s Florida Everblades, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Janus, 6-foot-1, 189-pounds, made his first AHL appearance of 2010-11 last Thursday in Charlotte, stopping 22 of 29 shots in a 7-6 overtime setback to the Checkers. He has posted an 8-10-0-0 record in 20 games with the Everblades this season with a 2.98 goals-against average and .910 save percentage.

Janus, a 21-year-old native of Presov, Slovakia, appeared in 13 games for the Admirals last season, posting a 7-6-0 record with one shutout, a 2.07 GAA and .922 save percentage. He led Norfolk in goals-against average and save percentage in his first season of professional hockey.

AHL Game Night: 2/3/11 Admirals at Checkers

Admirals come back to steal a point in a wild goal-fest.

CHA-7 (OT)

Jaroslav Janus allowed 7 goals on 29 shots for the loss in his first AHL start of the season. I miss the pre-knee injury Janus from last season.

First Period
CHA Micflikier, (20) , 3:50
CHA Terry, (19) (Matsumoto), 4:05
NOR Jones, (14) (Wright, Bergeron), 8:01 (PP)
NOR Fornataro, (15) (Barberio, Giliati), 13:18
CHA Nash, (11) (Rodney, Samson), 18:18 (PP)

Second Period
NOR Harju, (17) (Roy, Wright), 4:51
CHA Dalpe, (15) (Terry), 8:08
NOR Gudas, (4) (Berry, Barberio), 14:00
CHA Matsumoto, (13) , 17:14 (SH)

Third Period
CHA Matsumoto, (14) (Jordan), 8:59
NOR Berry, (12) (Pouliot), 11:53 (PP)
NOR Pouliot, (13) (Fornataro, Harju), 17:27

CHA Samson, (24) , 1:11

Alex Berry was the game's third star.

Norfolk had to work in Janus somewhere over this back-to-back-to-back games set, and the results were going to be unpredictable. Unfortunately, giving up 7 goals, the worst case scenario occured. I suspect Tic will be back in against Binghamton tomorrow and on Saturday.

I am heartened to see Johan Harju follow up his assist in the East's 11-8 All-Star victory on Monday night with a multi-point night in Charlotte. Big Joe hadn't had a multi-point game since November, although in fairness some of that time he was up with Tampa. I, personally, feel that it's important for Tampa Bay to keep Harju and other guys like Blair Jones rolling in Norfolk, because they'll provide depth in the case of injuries come playoff time.

Norfolk desperately needs to take these upcoming games against fifth place Binghamton, or they could really play themselves into some trouble. Right now Norfolk is in third place in the East, tied at 59 points with Charlotte with a game in hand. But, Bingo lurks 6 points back. If they were to sweep, Norfolk would find it in some deep trouble. A Norfolk sweep this weekend could really help put the Sens away. It's a crossroads of the season.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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