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  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Bronze Medal Game
    Canada 4 @ Finland 0
    Brett Connolly, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 5-1-6, +4, 4 PIM

    Coyotes first rounder Mark Visentin stopped all 27 shots he faced to lead Canada to the Bronze Medal in their 4-0 win over Finland. Brett Connolly was held off the scoresheet for the first time in the tournament, but was named one of Canada's three best players in the tournament as selected by the coaches. He'll head back east now to rejoin the Lightning.

    Gold Medal Game
    Sweden 1 @ Russia 0 (OT)
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 7 GP, 2-5-7, +4, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 7 GP, 2-3-5, +7, 6 PIM

    Ottawa first rounder Mika Zibanejad scored an overtime breakaway goal to earn Sweden its first Gold Medal in 31 years at the U20 World Junior Championships. Lulea netminder Johan Gustafsson, a Wild 6th rounder and a teammate of overage Lightning prospect Johan Harju, made 16 stops for the shutout. Draft eligible Andrei Makarov, who currently plays for Saskatoon in the WHL, stopped an amazing 57 of 58 shots in defeat. Lightning prospects Nikita Kucherov and Nikita Nesterov will be eligible to return next season for Team Russia in Ufa at next year's tournament. Nesterov finished tied for 3rd amongst defensemen in scoring and tied for 6th in plus/minus.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    And just like that, all the gains of the homestand slid away.

    TB-1
    OTT-4

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 3 goals on 23 shots for the loss. It's a horrible feeling for a team to know they have to work like crazy to score goals and then the other team can come down and have a much easier time to get on the board because of the goaltending. It's morale-destroying, and Ottawa's third goal was awful. Unscreened long shot in a game where you're pressing for the tying goal down 1? Unacceptable.

    First Period
    OTT Spezza (15), (Greening, Gonchar), 10:36

    Second Period
    OTT Turris (1), (Alfredsson, Condra), 17:07

    Third Period
    TB Stamkos (28), (Lecavalier, Gilroy), 8:48
    OTT Smith (12), (Alfredsson, Foligno), 16:34
    OTT Alfredsson (13), (Turris)(EN), 19:07

    7 points out of 8th place and 2 games under .500, and the past half month has been a net zero. Treading water.

    J.T. Wyman had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 5:32, but left the game with an upper body injury.

    Blair Jones had 1 shot and 2 hits in 9:02. 4 games until his 82nd NHL game, and graduation from prospect status at long last.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    KalPa 4 @ JYP 0
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 17 GP, 11-6-0, 6 SO, 1.47 GAA, .934 sv%

    Riku Helenius did not dress for JYP's 4-0 defeat to KalPa. According to Finnish newspaper Iltalehti, he suffered a shoulder injury in JYP's last match which will not require surgery. JYP gets Tappara next on Tuesday.

    Skelleftea 2 @ Lulea 3 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 34 GP, 12-6-18, +6, 10 PIM

    Johan Harju returned to the lineup after missing 1 game with a shoulder injury of his own and scored on 3 of 3 attempts in the shootout, including the winner, to lead Lulea to a 3-2 victory over Skelleftea. One of the little foibles of Swedish hockey is they count shootout winners as goals in their stats, so that's Harju's 12th of the season, tying him for 8th in the league in goals. So, the Swedes give their skaters too much credit and the Russians and Finns give their goaltenders too little for shootout exploits. Lulea gets MODO next on Saturday.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Quebec Remparts @ Victoriaville Tigres 5 (OT)

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 34 GP, 0-5-5, -14, 31 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Milan made his Victoriaville debut, which ended up to be an overtime win for the Tigres over the league’s top team. Blackhawks 2011 first rounder Phillip Danault, who just signed an entry level contract with Chicago this week, scored the overtime winner. Victoriaville, who acquired Milan earlier this week from Moncton for two younger players, has revamped their backline and are still rumored to be after Moncton captain Brandon Gormley.

    QMJHL Note: Lightning prospect Adam Janosik of Gatineau is with Team Slovakia at the U20 World Junior Championships in Alberta.

    OHL

    London Knights 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-4-4, +2, *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 34 GP, 17-27-44, +12, 28 PIM

    Namestnikov played his first game since being cut from Team Russia for what turned out to be a lower body injury that kept him out of the Knights’ next three games. He was named second star because former Lightning camper Seth Griffith had a goal and three assists for First Star. Griffith and Namestnikov continue to produce well together – something some Lightning fans would like to see in the future with the big club. This was the second four-assist game for Namestnikov in his last five contests.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    5th/6th Place Game
    Czech Republic 5 @ Slovakia 2
    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM

    Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was named Slovakia's best player in their 5-2 loss to Czech Republic. He was scoreless and took a minor for cross-checking in the match. He finishes the tournament, his final U20 World Junior Championships, with a respectable even rating.

    Tomorrow will be the final matches of the tournament. Canada and Finland will square off in the Bronze Medal Game and Sweden and Russia will settle matters in the Gold Medal Game.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Panik attack, y'all!

    NOR-5
    WBS-1

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 21 shots for the victory. He runs his record to 14-7-0 with the win, which is not too shabby. A 2.33 GAA doesn't hurt my feelings either.

    First Period
    NOR Panik, (5) (Cote, Ashton), 3:25
    NOR Conacher, (20) (Labrie, Smith), 4:31
    NOR Gudas, (5) (Conacher, Smith), 8:25

    Second Period
    WBS Petersen, (6) (Craig, Samuelsson), 2:16

    Third Period
    NOR Conacher, (21) (Kostka, Smith), 11:34 (PP)
    NOR Angelidis, (6) (Dimmen, Landry), 19:00 (PP)

    Cory Conacher, Trevor Smith, and Richard Panik were the game's three stars. Welcome to the first points streak of Panik's professional career.

    Congratulations are in order for Conacher, Smith, and Mark Barberio on their selections as AHL All-Stars. Conacher now sits at 4th in the league in scoring with 41 points in 33 games. Smith checks in at 3rd with 42 points in 34 games. Barberio, for his part, is tied for tops amongst defensemen in scoring at 29 points in 32 games.

    Norfolk moves back into a tie with Hershey at 44 points for tops in the East Division and opens up a 3 point lead on the Pens. The Admirals have a 2 game set with Albany on Friday and Saturday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Semifinals
    Canada 5 @ Russia 6
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 2-5-7, +5, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 2-3-5, +7, 6 PIM

    Brett Connolly, Canada, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 5-1-6, +4, 4 PIM

    In the mother of all Semifinals, Russia streaked out to a 6-1 lead early in the third period, and then held on by a fingernail in the face of 4 unanswered Canadian goals for the 6-5 victory. Nikita Kucherov's tap in goal as the trailer on a 3-on-1 ended up being the game winning goal in the match. Nikita Nesterov also contributed a power play goal for the Russians on a first period one timer from the point that was deflected in off a Canadian defender's stick. Lightning forward Brett Connolly scored the second Lightning prospect goal in the game as the extra attacker on a play where Nikita Nesterov was about to be sent off on a minor penalty. Connolly ripped a short side wrister for the goal that was Canada's only through 40 minutes. The most bizarre move of the match came when Russian coach Valeri Bragin's decided to lift Andrei Vasilevski after he stopped 44 of 49 shots for the Russians, but backup Andrei Makarov stopped 7 of 7 the rest of the way to secure the win, seemingly against all odds.

    Connolly looked to be Canada's strongest player in the match. He had what was perhaps Canada's best chance to tie the game on a rebound off a shot that hit the post which he was unable to lift over Makarov's pads. Kucherov had some dangerous moments as a playmaker on what was Russia's de facto second line. He looked to be an extremely creative passer with superlative puckhandling skills that were among the best on display by both teams tonight. Nesterov, for his part, took a late second period penalty for interference that likely wasn't his and looked somewhat outclassed by the Canadians' speed and strength. Still, it's hard to complain about the Lightning prospect hat trick of goals.

    Russia moves on to play Sweden in the Gold Medal match on Thursday. Sweden advanced to the Finals with a dramatic 3-2 shootout win over the rival Finns earlier in the night on the strength of a Max Friberg game tying goal with 1:44 left in regulation followed up by Friberg's winning shootout goal. Recall, Friberg scored the game tying goal with 40 seconds left in regulation against the Russians in the final game of the Preliminary Round to earn Sweden their bye in the Quarterfinals of the Medal Round. The Ducks fifth rounder is suddenly looking like a living legend for the Swedes.

    Canada will play in the Bronze Medal match against the Finns on Thursday, as well.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Yeah. Awful.

    TB-3
    TOR-7

    Mathieu Garon allowed 4 goals on 21 shots for the loss before giving way to Dwayne Roloson who allowed 18 on 21 the rest of the way. Almost equally hideous.

    First Period
    TB Lecavalier (14), (Wyman, Moore), 0:58
    TOR Lupul (18), (Connolly, Gardiner), 3:25
    TOR Gunnarson (2), (Connolly, Lupul), 8:46

    Second Period
    TB Stamkos (27), (St. Louis), 11:55
    TOR Grabovski (11), (Lupul, Schenn), 12:28
    TB Kubina (3), (Brewer), 13:26
    TOR Boyce (1), (Frattin, Aulie), 13:43
    TOR Frattin (5), (Kadri, Lombardi), 19:22

    Third Period
    TOR Phaneuf (6), (Grabovski, Macarthur)(PP), 1:23
    TOR Kessel (22), (Lupul, Phaneuf)(PP), 12:28

    The really, really tough part is that just about every other team in the conference won tonight, so the loss hurts really badly in the standings.

    J.T. Wyman had an assist and was +1 with 1 shot, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 13:25.

    Blair Jones was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 12:17. Both of the younger guys benefited a bit from some garbage time ice time. Tonight was Blair Jones' 77th NHL game, so he now is just 5 more games from graduating here on Bolt Prospects.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 2 @ TPS 0
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 14/14, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 17 GP, 11-6-0, 6 SO, 1.47 GAA, .934 sv%

    Well, you don't see one of these every day. Riku Helenius started the game for JYP and stopped all 14 shots he faced before leaving the game at 4:07 of the second period. Backup Joni Myllykoski stopped all 21 shots he faced the rest of the way for the combined shutout. Myllykoski and Helenius ended up being the game's first and third stars, respectively. Officially, the SM-liiga did not award Helenius the win despite his leaving the game with a 1-0 lead. However, on Bolt Prospects, we keep track of goaltenders wins and losses by the North American rules. For those interested, he's 8-6-2 by the Finnish standard, which doesn't award wins for shootout or overtime wins, either. We'll have to see about a potential injury to Helenius. JYP plays KalPa on Thursday.

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 4 @ Chekhov 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 22 GP, 11-8-0, 2 SO, 2.57 GAA, .919 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin did not dress in Cherepovets' 4-1 win over Chekhov. For those wondering, the KHL also scores goaltender's wins and losses like the SM-liiga, so his official KHL record is 9-8-2 and he did not receive official wins for a pair of shootout victories earlier in the season. Cherepovets draws Mytischi on Saturday.

  • 5 years 29 weeks ago

    Quarterfinals
    Finland 8 @ Sloavkia 5
    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Wild first rounder Mikael Granlund had 1 goal and 4 points to help lead Finland to an 8-5 win over Slovakia. His brother Markus, a Flames second rounder, chipped in 2 goals and 3 points, as well. Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was an admirable +2 despite his team giving up a snowman in the contest. He also had a secondary assist on a power play goal by Red Wings fourth rounder Marek Tvrdon with 30 seconds left in the first period. Slovakia will finish their tournament in the 5th/6th Place Game on Wednesday against (spoiler alert) Czech Republic.

    Russia 2 @ Czech Republic 1 (OT)
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 1-3-4, +8, 4 PIM

    Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov assisted on defenseman Grigori Zheldakov's overtime goal to lift Russia to a 2-1 Quarterfinals victory over Czech Republic. Kucherov was on the ice after leaving the box following Russia's kill of a high sticking minor. The game featured an epic goaltending battle between Wings fifth rounder Petr Mrazek, who stopped 43 of 45 in defeat, and draft eligible 17 year old goaltender Andrei Vasilevski, who stopped 38 of 39 he faced. Russia moves on to the Semifinals to face Canada in what should be an epic battle between two of the world's great hockey powers on Tuesday.

    Sweden will face Finland in a battle of Scandinavian rivals to determine which of the two will move on to the Finals to face the winner of Canada vs. Russia.

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