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  • 20 weeks 2 days ago

    Khabarovsk Jr. 2 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 3 (OT)
    Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
    Season totals: 31 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 77 PIM

    Oleg Sosunov did not dress for Loko Jr.'s 3-2 OT win over Khabarovsk Jr. Sosunov, of course, was kicked out of his club's last match after participating in a line brawl near the end of the Third Period. Loko Jr. currently sits in third on the MHL Western Conference table, and look like a safe bet to get one of the top three seeds heading into the playoffs.

  • 20 weeks 3 days ago

    Kalamazoo Wings 3 at Quad City Mallards 2 OT

    F Brian Hart, KAL, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIMS, 4 SOG
    Season Totals (ECHL): 17 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 0 PIMs, 30 SOG
    Season Totals (AHL): 33 GP, 3-4-7, E, 26 PIMs

    F Cameron Darcy, KAL, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIMS, 1 SOG
    Season Totals (ECHL): 4 GP, 1-4-5, +5, 0 PIMs, 9 SOG
    Season Totals (AHL): 34 GP, 3-4-7, -3, 14 PIMs

    Other Notables
    G Nic Riopel, KAL, W, 61:10 MINS, 34/36, *1st Star*
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 12-9-0-1, 2.76 GAA, 0.905 SV%, 1 SO

    En fuego. Nic Riopel backstopped the K-Wings to their fourth straight win with a 34 save performance and a gritty twice-come-from-behind 3-2 OT road victory against the rival Mallards. It was Riopel's 8th win in his last 9 starts, earning 1st Star honors on the night. Cam Darcy extended his point streak to four games, setting up two goals including the OT game-winner. Kalamazoo has a big-time 3-in-3 this weekend, with powerhouses Brampton, Toledo, and Adirondack all on the schedule.

  • 20 weeks 3 days ago

    Lightning weather awful performance to pull out a win.

    CAR-3
    TB-4 (OT)

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 31 shots for the victory. Another performance where he held the team in the game with his performance in the First Period. All three goals came on deflections, so altogether another quality start.

    First Period
    7:58 TB Hedman (11), (Kucherov, Palat)(PP)
    11:51 CAR Hanifin (3), (Lindholm, Aho)
    14:54 CAR Ryan (9), (Hanifin, Rask)(PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    10:51 TB Johnson (18), (Dotchin, Palat)
    15:18 TB Kucherov (27), (Johnson, Garrison)
    17:23 CAR McClement (5), (Slavin, Lindholm)(SH)

    Overtime
    0:46 TB Hedman (12), (Kucherov, Johnson)

    Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov, and Tyler Johnson were the game's three stars.

    Garbage performance by the Lightning and they got away with it. They came out flat as a pancake again after more trade drama with the departure of Valtteri Filppula earlier in the day. As bad as those 4 shots on goal were in the First Period, they actually managed only 3 in the Third Period. Just a really mentally soft, really emotionally bankrupt effort that they stole 2 points out of.

    So, how high is the hill now? Well, the Lightning have pulled within 30 points of magic number 96. The math's actually simple at this hour with 20 games left to go: get 30 of a remaining 40 possible points. Playing .750 remains a pretty tough ask, but they've been playing at that clip for the past couple of weeks, and if Stamkos can return in mid to late March... look, it's nice to dream.

    New addition Greg McKegg had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 8:14.

    Jake Dotchin had a helper and was +1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 20:07. The key goal to knot the game at 2-2 came on a Dotchin bomb from the point that deflected down and in off Tyler Johnson's skate. Big goal from a big shot. Dotchin's strong as an ox and it shows in his slapper.

    Gabriel Dumont had 1 hit in 8:32.

    Adam Erne had 4 hits in 15:12. 4 shots attempted on goal, but couldn't get any on frame.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 20 weeks 4 days ago

    SaiPa 1 vs. Assat 2 (OT)
    Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
    Season totals: 39 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

    Undrafted 24 year old Simon Suoranta scored a tying goal with less than 5 minutes to go in regulation and chased it down with the OT winner to lift Assat to a 2-1 win over SaiPa. SaiPa? Still bad. Salminen? Still hurt. SaiPa falls 3 points back of KooKoo in the Liiga basement.

  • 20 weeks 5 days ago

    New look Lightning survive sleepy start to annihilate Ottawa.

    OTT-1
    TB-5

    Andrei Vasilevskiy began life as the presumptive number one goaltender in Tampa Bay with a 39/40 command performance for the win that included some pure Vasilarceniy in the First Period to allow his team to keep contact and eventually secure the win. That's about all you could ask for from Andrei in his first night as "the man."

    First Period
    6:26 OTT Turris (22), (Karlsson, Hoffman)(PP)

    Second Period
    1:39 TB Point (9), (unassisted)
    5:37 TB Kucherov (24), (Hedman, Drouin)(PP)
    10:26 TB Kucherov (25), (Drouin, Johnson)(PP)
    19:46 TB Kucherov (26), (Hedman, Drouin)(PP)

    Third Period
    10:57 TB Coburn (3), (Kucherov, Johnson)

    Nikita Kucherov, Vasilevskiy, and Jonathan Drouin were the game's three stars. Kucherov had the natural hat trick and a four point night overall and appears to be fully back to unstoppable form after a very pedestrian middle part of his campaign. When Kucherov is Kucherov, the Lightning are awfully hard to beat.

    The Lightning, probably reeling from the trades of veterans Ben Bishop and Brian Boyle, frankly looked lost in the First Period tonight. It took Vasilevskiy stepping up in that opening frame just to give the team a chance because honestly an ordinary goaltending performance would've left them run out of their own barn. A good forecheck on an early shift in the Second Period led to an awful turnover into the slot that led to a Brayden Point quick release goal, and from that point on the Lightning looked like a giant weight had been lifted off of them. Here's the thing about when veterans move out of your locker room: sometimes the vacuum actually gives oxygen to your younger players to step up and take bigger leadership roles. Point and Drouin, in particular, had great body language in that Second Period and you hope they seize the opportunity now to fill the void and imprint their identity on the Lightning now moving forward.

    There's still a long way to go to the deadline on Wednesday and a few veteran contracts the Lightning would probably not mind getting out from under if they could, so there could be more changes in the offing. But for now, so far so good. Standings-wise, Tampa Bay needs 32 of a possible 42 remaining points to get to 96 for the season, which would be a colossal task. We're probably still in diagnostic mode the rest of the campaign, but if the Lightning can make this interesting down the stretch it only bodes well for the future. One pretty nice thing about tonight's game is it got the Lightning to dead even in goal differential this year. It'd be nice to be on the plus side at the end of the year, and that seems do-able.

    Jake Dotchin had 2 hits in 16:56. I think you saw his minutes logically trimmed back against a quicker Eastern Conference team. Makes sense.

    Gabriel Dumont had 2 penalty minutes and 2 hits in 5:50. Got 5 minutes worth for the price of 2 in that fight with Wideman. Wideman slashed Dumont's stick out of his hand and was promptly fed a sneaky upercut after the two dropped the gloves before Dumont ragdolled Wideman the rest of the bout. Pound for pound, Dumont showed me something there.

    Adam Erne had 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 1 hit in 13:33. He looks really comfortable at the NHL level already, and I hope he stays in Tampa Bay the rest of the way to see if he can keep developing and stick in Tampa Bay for good heading into next year. With Boyle gone, he brings an element of size and strength down low the team will need.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 20 weeks 5 days ago

    Primorsky Krai Jr. 4 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 6
    Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, +1, 25 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 31 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 77 PIM

    Oleg Sosunov took 5 for fighting and a game misconduct as a line brawl broke out at the end of Loko Jr.'s 6-4 win over Taifun Jr. No word on whether the 6'8" defender chose the choke slam or the pile driver as his finishing move.

  • 20 weeks 5 days ago

    KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
    (7)Podolsk 1 vs. (2)St. Petersburg 7
    St. Petersburg Wins the Series 4-0
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Playoff totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, +3, 2 PIM
    Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

    Nikita Gusev had helpers at even strength and on the power play as SKA crushed Podolsk 7-1 to complete their opening round playoff sweep. Ex-NHL'er Evgeny Dadonov led SKA with 2 goals and 3 points in the match. SKA looks likely to play Dynamo Moscow in the next round with the 4th seed currently holding a 3-1 series lead over Novgorod and all Western series looking like they'll go straight chalk in the opening round.

  • 20 weeks 5 days ago

    Cincinnati Cyclones 2 at Kalamazoo Wings 6

    F Brian Hart, KAL, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIMS, 2 SOG
    Season Totals (ECHL): 16 GP, 1-2-3, E, 0 PIMs, 26 SOG
    Season Totals (AHL): 33 GP, 3-4-7, E, 26 PIMs

    F Cameron Darcy, KAL, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIMS, 4 SOG, *3rd Star*
    Season Totals (ECHL): 3 GP, 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIMs, 8 SOG
    Season Totals (AHL): 34 GP, 3-4-7, -3, 14 PIMs

    Other Notables
    G Nic Riopel, KAL, Did not play
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 11-9-0-1, 2.80 GAA, 0.902 SV%, 1 SO

    The K-Wings completed an important weekend sweep of 6 of 6 possible points as they look to solidify a 2017 Kelly Cup playoff spot. The top 4 teams in each of the four ECHL divisions make the playoffs, and Kalamzoo current sits 4th in the Central Division, 6 points behind 3rd place Quad Cities, and 3 points ahead of 5th place Tulsa.

    Lightning forward prospect Cameron Darcy scored his first goal as a K-Wing on a back-door tap-in from Bolt camper Ben Wilson, earning 3rd Star honors. Darcy has pointed in each of his first 3 games with Kalamzaoo. Fellow prospect Brian Hart started a tic-tac-toe play that resulted in the K-Wings' 6th and final goal of the game. Kalamazoo travels back to the Quad Cities for another important game Wednesday night, before a 3-in-3 next weekend with Brampton, Toledo, and Adirondack.

  • 20 weeks 6 days ago

    Primorsky Krai Jr. 3 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 2
    Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 0-0-0, E, 52 PIM

    Oleg Sosunov was back up to the MHL level and scoreless in Yaroslavl Jr.'s 3-2 loss to Taifun Jr. Loko Jr. has 3 games left in its regular season before the start of the MHL playoffs, and currently holds the third seed in the MHL Western Conference behind CSKA Jr. and SKA Jr.

  • 20 weeks 6 days ago

    Quad City Mallards 1 at Kalamazoo Wings 4

    F Brian Hart, KAL, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIMS, 2 SOG
    Season Totals (ECHL): 15 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIMs, 24 SOG
    Season Totals (AHL): 33 GP, 3-4-7, E, 26 PIMs

    F Cameron Darcy, KAL, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIMS, 3 SOG
    Season Totals (ECHL): 2 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIMs, 4 SOG
    Season Totals (AHL): 34 GP, 3-4-7, -3, 14 PIMs

    Other Notables
    G Nic Riopel, KAL, W, 60:00 MINS, 26/27, *3rd Star*
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 11-9-0-1, 2.80 GAA, 0.902 SV%, 1 SO

    Nic Riopel got the surprising back-to-back start, and the surging netminder allowed just a single goal on 27 shots, earning 3rd star honors and seven wins in his last 8 starts. Quad City opened the scoring 8 minutes into the game, but Riopel slammed the door the rest of the way as the K-Wings took 4 points off the 3rd place Mallards this weekend and closed the gap to just 6 points behind. Lightning forward prospect Cameron Darcy assisted on the empty netter with just 30 seconds left. Kalamazoo hosts the Cyclones Sunday afternoon.

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