Masin, Dominik

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-21-19 Lightning at Predators

Second choice Lightning lineup takes Predators to OT.

NSH-5 (OT)

Scott Wedgewood allowed 5 goals on 44 shots for the OT loss.

First Period
6:31 NSH Forsberg (1), (Josi, Johansen)(PP)
8:36 TB Gaunce (1), (Joseph)

Second Period
9:18 TB Verhaeghe (1), (Cirelli)
12:09 NSH Tolvanen (1), (Wilkens, Ekholm)

Third Period
4:32 TB Cernak (1), (Gaunce, Stephens)
13:32 NSH Arvidsson (1), (Duchene, Johansen)(PP)
14:18 TB Verhaeghe (2), (C. Foote)
19:56 NSH Duchene (1), (Arvidsson, Josi)

1:39 NSH Pitlick (1), (unassisted)

This was a large contingent of the Lightning's Syracuse Crunch affiliate pitted against Nashville's NHL'ers, which resulted in a 44-21 shot disparity for the good guys. Still, they came within just 4 seconds of stealing the victory.

Once again, fairly obvious that Dominik Masin (23:02) and Alexander Volkov (21:14) are getting an extended look from the coaching staff. Expect Carter Verhaeghe to continue to work his way into the discussion, too, after having 2 goals and a team high 5 shots tonight.

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NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-18-19 Lightning at Hurricanes

Lightning still looking to light the lamp in preseason.


Martin Spencer allowed 1 goal on 13 shots for the loss before giving way to Zach Fucale who allowed 1 goal on 11 shots the rest of the way.

First Period

Second Period
4:53 CAR Lorentz (1), (Gauthier, Forsling)

Third Period
5:06 CAR Bishop (1), (unassisted)

The Lightning actually led shots on goal in the contest 24-21, so it wasn't the squash last night's game was.

Nolan Foote drew good reviews for his NHL preseason debut, but for readers of the tea leaves, take a look at Dominik Masin and his hefty 20:23 of ice time and Alexander Volkov and his 18:15. Two players clearly getting looked at.

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Tampa Bay Extends Prospect Blueliner Dominik Masin

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Dominik Masin to a one-year, two-way contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Masin, 23, skated in 69 games with the Syracuse Crunch during the 2018-19 season, posting two goals and 12 points to go along with a plus-36 rating. He led the Crunch and ranked tied for second in the American Hockey League for plus/minus. The 6-foot-2, 198-pound defenseman also appeared in four playoff games in 2019.

The Mastec Kralove, Czech Republic native has played in 214 career AHL games, all with the Crunch over the past four seasons, notching 14 goals and 42 points. Masin set career highs for goals (nine), assists (15) and points (24) during the 2017-18 season. He was originally drafted by the Bolts in the second round, 35th overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft.

AHL Playoff Game Night: 4-25-19 Crunch at Monsters

Long offseason begins for Lightning organization.


Cleveland Wins the Series 3-1

Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 25 shots for the loss.

First Period
6:36 CLE Foudy (1), (Letestu, Milano)

Second Period
4:31 CLE Broadhurst (1), (unassisted)
18:02 CLE Foudy (2), (Milano, Wade)

Third Period

Cleveland got the early goal in this one and immediately had Syracuse chasing the game. The Crunch, unfortunately, just never caught up despite putting a lot of pressure (38 shots) in Cleveland's direction, especially in the final 40 minutes.

With salary cap issues requiring changes up top, we may well see Dominik Masin and Cal Foote, among others, make the jump to the next level.

Frustrating postseason top to bottom. It hurts badly, and the Lightning organization has some serious wagon-circling to do once the aftermath of Steve Yzerman departing to Detroit shakes out. This felt like an era ending with a whimper tonight, to be honest.

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