Namestnikov, Vladislav

North American Juniors Game Night: 5-7-12

OHL

(E1) Niagara IceDogs 2 @ (W1) London Knights 3
OHL Finals – London leads best of 7 series 2-1

C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (cross checking)
Playoff Totals: 17 GP, 3-13-16, +10, 16 PIM
Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

Namestnikov earned the primary assist on Predators prospect Austin Watson’s game-tying power play goal late in the second period, and Chris Tierney (2012) scored the game-winner in the third period to lift London to a 3-2 Game 3 win Monday night. London now leads the series 2-1. Namestnikov has a four-game point streak and has at least a point in nine of his last 10 playoff games. Game 4 is Wednesday in St. Catherines.

North American Juniors Game Night: 5-5-12

QMJHL

Rimouski Oceanic 2 @ (1) Saint John Sea Dogs 3
QMJHL Finals – Saint John leads best of 7 series 2-0

C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 1-0-1, E, 4 SOG, 0 PIM, 1 Hit
Playoff Totals: 15 GP, 10-7-17, +10, 22 PIM
Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

Danick Gauthier scored the game’s opening goal and Saint John made an eventual 3-0 lead stand up to defeat Rimouski 3-2 and take Game 2 of the President Cup Final series. Gauthier, who scored his 10th goal of the postseason, extended his point streak to 7 games. He has at least a point in 12 of his last 13 playoff games and in 13 of 15 overall. He is tied for seventh in the league in goals scored during the playoffs. The Sea Dogs, who outshot the visitors 32-16, are now up two games to none on the Oceanic. Game 3 is Wednesday in Rimouski.

OHL

(W1) London Knights 5 @ (E1) Niagara IceDogs 3
OHL Finals – Best of 7 series tied 1-1

C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (cross checking)
Playoff Totals: 16 GP, 3-12-15, +9, 14 PIM
Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

London earned a huge win on Saturday to take back home ice advantage in the OHL Finals. The Knights had lost to the IceDogs in double overtime at home on Thursday. Lightning 2011 first rounder Vladislav Namestnikov had an assist in Game 2 to give him points in three straight games and eight of his last nine games. London overcame a 2-0 deficit with four unanswered goals in Game 2. London was outshot 42-24 in the game. Andrew Agozzino (undrafted), a 40-goal scorer in the regular season for the second-straight year, had a hat trick for Niagara. He has 11 goals in the postseason. Game 3 is back in London on Monday night.

North American Juniors Game Night: 5-3-12

OHL

(E1) Niagara IceDogs 3 @ (W1) London Knights 2 (2OT)
OHL Finals – Niagara leads best of 7 series 1-0

C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (holding)
Playoff Totals: 15 GP, 3-11-14, +8, 12 PIM
Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

Coyotes prospect and 2010-11 OHL Goaltender of the Year Mark Visentin made 41 saves and Bruins’ 2011 first rounder Dougie Hamilton (pictured) scored in double overtime as Niagara took Game 1 of the OHL Finals, 3-2 on Thursday night. Lightning prospect Vlad Namestnikov had an assist on Lightning camper Seth Griffith’s third period goal, which tied the game at two three minutes in to the final period of regulation. This year’s OHL Goaltender of the Year, Michael Houser (undrafted), made 51 saves for London. Niagara had all six shots in the second overtime. Game 2 is Saturday in St. Catherines.

North American Juniors Game Night: 4-25-12

OHL

(W1) London Knights 4 @ (W3) Kitchener Rangers 2
Western Conference Finals – London wins best of 7 series 4-0

C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM (
Playoff Totals: 14 GP, 3-10-13, +8, 10 PIM
Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

Vladislav Namestnikov had two assists and former Lightning camper Seth Griffith scored the Knights’ final two goals to lead London to a 4-2 Game 4 win and a sweep of the Kitchener Rangers. London will now await the winner of Niagara and Ottawa to find out their opponent for the OHL Finals. Niagara is currently up 3-1 in games. London defenseman Olli Maata had a goal and two helpers tonight and he could be seeing his stock rising in the upcoming draft. Maatta is expected to go in the 10-20 range. At least one mock draft had him at eight. Maatta has five goals and 19 points in 14 games for London in the post-season. He had 32 points in 58 regular season games.

North American Juniors Game Night: 4-24-12

QMJHL

(1) Saint John Sea Dogs 4 @ (8) Chicoutimi Sagueneens 5 (OT)
Semifinals – Saint John leads best of 7 series 2-1

C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 1-0-1, -1, 5 SOG, 2 PIM (roughing), 2 Hits
Playoff Totals: 11 GP, 9-4-13, +8, 16 PIM
Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

Shocker! Etienne Brodeur (undrafted) scroed at 7:26 of overtime for the Sags, handing Saint John their first loss of the playoffs. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier scored his ninth goal of the playoffs in the game, a go-ahead score with just over three minutes to play. Chicoutimi tied the game under a minute later to force overtime. Game 4 is Thursday in Chicoutimi. Saint John leads the series, 2-1.

OHL

(W3) Kitchener Rangers 2 @ (W1) London Knights 5
Western Conference Finals – London leads best of 7 series 3-0

C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM (
Playoff Totals: 13 GP, 3-8-11, +8, 10 PIM
Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

Likely 2012 first round defenseman Olli Maata had two goals for London, leading the Knights to a 5-2 home win and a commanding 3-0 series lead over division-rival Kitchener. Maata could be a target of the Lightning this summer. Lightning prospect Vladislav Namestnikov had his five game point streak come to an end. London chased Ducks second rounder John Gibson from the Kitchener nets by scoring four goals in just over a period of play. London can close out the series at The Aud in Kitchener on Wednesday.

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