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  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 1 @ Jokerit 0 (SO)
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 26/26, SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 12 GP, 7-5-0, 5 SO, 1.42 GAA, .937 sv%

    12 starts, 5 shutouts. 42% of the time JYP has started Riku Helenius (pictured) this season, he's pitched an 0-fer. In today's shutout, Helenius ran the table with 26 saves in regulation and overtime before slamming the door on every single Jokerit attempt in the shootout. JYP's shootout goal by Antti Jaatinen ended up being the only time the goal light was turned on all night for either club. Helenius grabbed second star honors for his efforts, and JYP moves on to face KalPa on Tuesday. At what point does Helenius start playing his way back into the conversation as a legitimate NHL prospect for the Lightning? It would be the greatest Bolt Prospects story ever.

    KHL (Russia):
    From 11-24-11
    Chelyabinsk 4 @ Dynamo Minsk 2
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
    Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 6-9-15, +12, 20 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov earned a post-Super Series callup to the KHL side and was scoreless in Chelyabinsk's 4-2 win over Minsk. He played 8:09 in the match and took a minor for high sticking in the first period. The d-man had played very limited minutes in one other KHL game earlier this year. Chelyabinsk's big club plays Chekhov next on Saturday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    Astana Jr. 3 @ CSKA Jr. 2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., DNP
    Season totals (MHL): 14 GP, 13-15-28, +8, 28 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Despite 2 late goals, CSKA Jr. fell short 3-2 to Astana Jr. Nikita Kucherov did not dress for CSKA Jr. They will rematch on Saturday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Lulea 3 @ HV 71 1
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 24 GP, 9-4-13, +4, 8 PIM

    Lulea starter Johan Gustavsson stopped 21 of 22 shots he faces to lead his club to a 3-1 win over HV 71. Lulea faces Timra on Tuesday. They're currently 4th on the Elitserien table.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago


    Tri-City Storm 3 @ Lincoln Stars 2 (SO)

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 42 saves on 44 shots, *First Star*
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 1 GP, 1-0-0, 1.85 GAA, .952 sv%, 0 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .919 sv%, 1 SO

    Wilcox made his Storm debut after being traded by Green Bay to Tri-City for a first round pick on Monday and earned a First Star for his performance. The future Minnesota Golden Gopher, now the No.1 for a USHL team, stopped 38 of 40 shots in regulation, four of four in overtime, and three of three in the shootout to give his new team a win. The Storm was outshot 44-27 in the game, including 4-0 in overtime when Lincoln was awarded a power play. Wilcox was coming off a shutout in his final game with the Gamblers.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 3 @ Toledo Walleye 2

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    RW Philip-Michael Devos, FLA: 0-2-2, -1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 4-9-13, -1, 8 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 27 saves on 29 shots
    Season Totals: 9 GP, 4-4-0, 3.30 GAA, .881 sv%, 1 SO

    Nagle had his second straight solid game, stopping 27 of 29 shots for a road win. Hutchings continues to miss time with an undisclosed injury suffered two weekends ago. Norfolk Admirals signee Philip-Michael Devos (pictured) leads the ‘Blades in scoring with 13 in 16 games.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    60 minutes, not 50.


    Jaroslav Janus allowed 6 goals on 26 shots for the loss. Ugly.

    First Period
    NOR Angelidis, (4) (Wyman, Fornataro), 16:06

    Second Period
    CHA Samson, (8) (Terry, Nash), 3:09 (PP)
    NOR Smith, (9) (Landry, Labrie), 3:47
    CHA Roy, (2) (Terry, Nash), 5:29 (SH)
    CHA Nash, (2) (Samson, Krueger), 17:27

    Third Period
    NOR Conacher, (10) (Angelidis, Fornataro), 4:28
    CHA Samson, (9) (Terry), 10:04 (PP)
    CHA Matsumoto, (8) , 10:45
    CHA Dalpe, (2) (Matsumoto, Jordan), 17:39 (PP)

    3 unanswered goals in the final 10 minutes were the difference... that and being -4 in goal differential on special teams, including allowing a shorthanded goal. That's just inexcusable. That's how you squander a 37-26 shots advantage.

    Box score from

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Linkopings 3 @ Lulea 2 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season totals: 23 GP, 9-4-13, +3, 8 PIM

    Mostly positive signs. Johan Harju had a power play goal and assisted on Chris Abbott's game tying third period goal, but failed twice in the shootout in Lulea's 3-2 loss to Linkopings. Ex-Lightning forward Jan Hlavac was scoreless and failed on his lone shootout attempt in the match for Linkopings. Lulea draws HV 71 on Friday.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2 @ No. 12 Western Michigan Broncos 2 (OT)

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM:0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 13 GP, 0-3-3, +4 29 PIM

    The Broncos are winless in five games.

    Niagara Purple Eagles 0 @ No. 17 Cornell Big Red 1

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 4 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 4 PIM

    Cornell goalie goalie Andy Iles of Cornell picked up his third straight shutout as the Big Red blanked Niagara.

    New Hampshire Wildcats 6 @ Harvard Crimson 7

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM, 6 PIM
    Season totals: 7 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 23 PIM

    Killorn picked up two goals and an assist in a win over New Hampshire.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    Nope, THAT was probably rock bottom.


    Dwayne Roloson allowed 6 goals on 21 shots for the loss before Mathieu Garon allowed 1 on 5 shots the rest of the way. 7 goals on 26 shots is pitiful. Was goaltending the reason for the loss? No. But you can't win with a save percentage that's an eyelash above .750. Can't do it.

    I'm tired of puckhandling mistakes ending up in the back of the net. I'm tired of play acting leading to pucks ending up in the back of the net. These guys need to be playing a very stripped down very focused style right now, and not circus hockey. It's a zoo between the pipes every other game right now.

    First Period
    TOR Macarthur (7), (Gardiner, Connolly), 00:41
    TB Lecavalier (9), (Stamkos, Malone)(PP), 8:38
    TOR Connolly (3), (Kulemin, Franson)(PP), 17:56
    TOR Bozak (3), (Kessel, Connolly)(PP), 19:22

    Second Period
    TOR Colborne (1), (Frattin, Liles), 17:45

    Third Period
    TOR Bozak (4), (unassisted), 3:07
    TOR Lupul (11), (Bozek, Phaneuf), 4:28
    TOR Crabb (3), (Frattin, Gardiner), 14:28

    It was pretty pitiful to allow a goal right off the bat. Then the team responded and looked as good on the forecheck and on the power play as I think I've seen them this season up until Victor Hedman whiffed on what probably should've been a goal off a Marty St. Louis feed, and then took an unlucky 4 minute minor, and the wheels came off. And then the wheels came off again when Roloson once again showed why he should never stray from his net. It's embarrassing. I felt like I was watching a Brian Lawton/Rick Tocchet team, not a Steve Yzerman/Guy Boucher team.

    The situation is not improving to any extent I feel comfortable with. I don't think huge changes have to be made, but I don't think the old, "The answers are in the room," is working. You can't tell me the guys in Norfolk are so bad that they aren't at least worth a look to see if they can inject some fresh blood and enthusiasm into the lineup. This team just looks flat at the start of every game and I honestly wonder how anyone could argue that things would be worse with Carter Ashton or Radko Gudas or Mark Barberio getting an opportunity. You can't tell me that Blair Jones and Bruno Gervais are so much better than those players that it isn't worth even considering, and I don't give a damn how far away the organization thinks Gudas and Barberio are. If you believe they'll bite as dogs they'll bite as puppies. What's the worse that could happen? They'd give up 7 goals to the Maple Leafs?

    Brett Connolly had 1 blocked shot in 11:28.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Spartak Moscow 3 @ Cherepovets 5
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 17 GP, 8-7-0, 1 SO, 2.86 GAA, .912 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin rode the pine again today in Cherepovets' 5-3 win over Spartak Moscow. Ex-Penguins draft pick Ondrej Nemec had a pair of helpers in the win for Severstal. Cherepovets faces Ekaterinburg next on Saturday.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago


    Owen Sound Attack 2 @ London Knights 3 (OT)
    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (holding)
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 15-14-29, +10, 26 PIM
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 0-8-8, -1, 14 PIM

    Scott Stajcer (Rangers) stopped 46 shots for Owen Sound, but it wasn’t enough to top the first place Knights in London. The Attack lost 3-2 in overtime on a goal by Lightning camper Seth Griffith (pictured), his 15th of the season. Lightning prospect Vlad Namestnikov had an assist on Griffith’s power play winner. London took both games from the defending league champs this weekend. Geoffrey Schemitsch remains out with an upper body injury for Owen Sound.

  • 5 years 38 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Chekhov 1 @ Cherepovets 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, DNP
    Season totals: 17 GP, 8-7-0, 1 SO, 2.86 GAA, .912 sv%

    Koshechkin temporarily unseated as Cherepovets' starter? Veteran Vadim Tarasov made his second straight start and upped his save percentage to a .944 mark in Cherepovets' 3-1 win over Chekhov. Chekhov is coached by ex-Lightning forward Andrei Nazarov, who infamously tried to attack Dynamo Moscow fans behind the Chekhov bench with a stick earlier this season. Fellow ex-Lightning forward Nick Tarnasky was scoreless in the match for Chekhov, as well. Cherepovets plays Spartak Moscow on Tuesday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Chelyabinsk Jr. 5 @ Mytischi Jr. 3
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 23 GP, 6-9-15, +12, 20 PIM

    Jet lag was not a problem for Nikita Nesterov, as he assisted on a second period goal in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 5-3 win over Mytischi Jr. in his first game back from the Subway Super Series. He also had a minor for interference in the match. The Polar Bears are off until Friday when they face St. Petersburg Jr.

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