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ECHL Game Night 10-18-19: Admirals at Solar Bears

Norfolk Admirals 3 @ Orlando Solar Bears 2

G Zach Fucale, ORL: Loss, 26 saves on 28 shots (AHL Contract)
Season totals, ORL: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 2.06, .909 sv%, 0 SO
2018-19 Season Totals (Fort Wayne, ECHL): 34 GP, 20-9-3, 3.28 GAA, .894 sv%

C/W Alexey Lipanov, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals, ORL: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
2018-19 Season Totals (Kitchener, OHL): 62 GP, 12-18-30, -36, 16 PIM

C/W Ryan Lohin, ORL: Did not play
Season Totals, ORL: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
2018-19 Totals (UMass-Lowell, NCAA): 32 GP, 12-15-27, +7, 12 PIM

G Spencer Martin, ORL: Did not play
Season Totals, ORL: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 4.25 GAA, .886 sv%, 0 SO
2018-19 Season Totals (Colorado, AHL): 23 GP, 9-12-0, 3.40 GAA, .902 sv%, 3 SO

D Matthew Spencer, ORL: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals, ORL: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 5 PIM[/i]
2018-19 Season Totals (ORL): 35 GP, 2-13-15, +15, 34 PIM

For the second straight game Orlando got down early and had to fight their way back into the game. They were down 4-0 in their opener and 2-0 tonight. They never could recover from the slow start Friday, eventually giving up an empty net goal to make it 3-1 Norfolk. The Bears added a late goal to make it 3-2 but couldn’t get closer. Ryan Lohin sat Friday while fellow rookie pro Alexey Lipanov drew into the lineup. Brandon Halverson, former Rangers second rounder in 2014, had 49 saves for Norfolk.

Juniors Game Night: 10-18-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 6 @ Charlottetown Islanders 7 (OT)

W Maxim Cajkovic, Saint John: Did not play.
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM
18-19 Totals: 48 GP, 10-20-30, +17, 36 PIM

Cajkovic (lower-body injury) has not played in a week and has missed all but three games. Oscar Plandowski was scoreless for Charlottetown. The rookie and 2021 draft-eligible righty defenseman is the son of Lightning head scout Darryl Plandowski. Oscar has one assist in 11 games so far this year on the island. He had 53 points in 48 games last year in midget en route to being a first round QMJHL pick of Chicoutimi. He was later traded to Charlottetown for a 2020 first and 2022 second round pick.

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 4

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 10/20 FO, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 12 GP, 3-7-10, -6, 4 PIM
18-19 Totals: 68 GP, 35-48-83, +41, 27 PIM

Baie-Comeau lost again Friday, falling on the road to the Sags, 4-2. Fortier had an assist for his 10th point of the young season. The Drakkar (3-7-2) are tied for the third-worst point total in the league and Fortier could find himself in another uniform come the trade deadline if things don’t improve. This is his final year of junior hockey.

Western Hockey League

Vancouver Giants 0 @ Kamloops Blazers 6

D Quinn Schmiemann, KAM: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 10 GP, 2-3-5, +3, 16 PIM
19-20 Totals: 58 GP, 5-23-28, -7, 30 PIM

Schmiemann scored his second goal of the season and added an assist as Kamloops shut out the visiting Giants, 6-0. Zane Franklin (undrafted) had a hat trick for the Blazers and Dylan Garand (2020) made 23 saves for the goose egg.

United States Hockey League

Green Bay Gamblers 6 @ Team USA 5

W McKade Webster, GB: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season Totals: 7 GP, 2-4-6, -2, 10 PIM
19-20 Totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 4 PIM
*Committed to the University of Denver

Webster scored on a backhander over goaltender and Miami Ohio commit Gibson Homer to help Green Bay to a 6-5 win over the US National Development Team.

Juniors Game Night: 10-17-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1 (SO)

W Maxim Cajkovic, Saint John: Did not play.
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM
18-19 Totals: 48 GP, 10-20-30, +17, 36 PIM

Cajkovic (lower-body injury) played last Friday night but has missed the last two games.

NHL Game Night: 10-17-19 Lightning at Bruins

Much, much better.

BOS-3 (SO)

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 37 shots before stoning all four Bruins shooters in the penalty shot session for the SO win.

First Period
9:34 BOS Pastrnak (7), (Bergeron, Krug)(PP)
19:59 TB Point (3), (Gourde, Hedman)

Second Period
7:26 BOS Bergeron (2), (Pastrnak, Marchand)(PP)
10:32 TB Joseph (2), (Killorn, Cernak)

Third Period
15:13 TB Shattenkirk (4), (Stamkos, Point)
16:55 BOS Pastrnak (8), (Marchand, Krug)(PP)


TB- Stamkos

Brayden Point was the game's first star.

The first 40 minutes of tonight's game was just what the doctor ordered, as the Lightning had an overall shot advantage of 28-20. If they had played the same way they played in Montreal tonight, I'm fairly certain they'd have gotten smoked. Tonight was much closer to the kind of possession style the Lightning need to play for sustainable success. They did get outshot by an 11-4 margin in the Third Period, but I'll chalk that up to a lot of PP shots for Boston on their final odd man advantage.

The Lightning now have nine points through seven games, meaning they just need to collect three in the next three games to be on comfortable playoff pace for the first ten games. Tonight's win was big for that effort. It also probably bears mentioning that, as subpar as I think the Lightning have been for a lot of these first seven games, not only are they in good shape for the ten game segment but they've got two pretty stout resume wins against highly touted Toronto and Boston in those teams' barns. So, if they can build on the first 40 minutes in this game and start playing that way consistently, giddy up.

Carter Verhaeghe had 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and was 50% on 4 draws in 8:42.

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