Janus, Jaroslav

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.

NOR-6
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

Overtime
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.

ECHL Game Night: 1/21/11

Reading Royals 3 @ Florida Everblades 4 (SO)
C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for season - blood clot).
Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-5-11, -11, 10 PIM

All three teams associated with the Lightning organization won in shootouts Friday night, with the Blades defeating Reading 4-3. Hutchings played in his first game since December 10th after suffering a lower body injury. He notched an assist in his return. Hutchings did not participate in the shootout.

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