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AHL Game Night: 2-18-13 Crunch at Devils

The return of The Entertainer.

SYR-5
ALB-3

Cedrick "The Entertainer" Desjardins made his Crunch debut stopping 23 of 26 for the win. Riku Helenius, who was named the AHL Player of the Week, got the night off.

First Period
SYR Tyrell, (3) (Hutchings, Angelidis), 9:40
SYR Johnson, (24) (Palat, Cote), 10:14
ALB Sislo, (3) (Zalewski, Urbom), 14:32 (PP)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
SYR Johnson, (25) (Wyman), 3:45
ALB Zalewski, (9) (DeSimone, Urbom), 7:26
SYR Johnson, (26) (Palat, Korobov), 14:27 (PP)
ALB Josefson, (9) (Gelinas, Anderson), 18:28
SYR Connolly, (22) , 19:57 (EN)

Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat (pictured) were the game's first and third stars. Palat's 29 assists are tied for 6th most in the league while Johnson is now tied for the lead in goals.

So, after a month of struggling to regain their equilibrium, lookee at the standings and Syracuse is right back on top of the Eastern Conference standings, moving 1 point ahead of Bingo and Springfield. Jon Cooper = Jedi. Syracuse draws the Toronto Marlies on Wednesday.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

ECHL Game Night: 2-17-13

Florida Everblades 3 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 1

F Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 5 PIM
(Syracuse Crunch contract)

D Daniel Milan, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 1-3-4, +5, 31 PIM

G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 25 GP, 12-7-2, 3.09 GAA, 666 S / 736 SA (.905 SV%), 0 SO

Corey Trivino converted a penalty shot attempt late in the second period to push Florida, which played its third-consecutive game in as many days, out to a 3-1 lead that stood through the remainder of the contest. The win marked back-to-back victories over their South Division-leading rivals and pulled the ‘Blades to within four points of first-place. Florida was outshot 40-25 in the match. Both teams went 0-for-4 with the man-advantage. With Alex Hutchings and Charles Landry still up with Syracuse of the AHL, Dan Milan and Pat Nagle, who again sat as backup, were the only Lightning prospects in the lineup. Florida (27-17-9, 63 PTS), which has won eleven of its last thirteen matches, and Gwinnett (32-21-3, 67 PTS) reconvene Tuesday in Estero in what will be the Everblades' fourth game in five nights.

Official Recap | Box Score

NCAA Game Night: 2-17-13

No. 12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2 vs No. 3 Miami RedHawks 1 (Hockey City Classic)

F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 4-7-11, E, 12 PIM

Notre Dame defeated Miami in Game 1 of the Hockey City Classic outdoors at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The Irish had a 2-0 lead and held on late for the victory. The ice was in relatively poor condition, which proved challenging for both teams.

No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 vs No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers 3 (Hockey City Classic)

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 16 saves on 19 shots
Season totals: 29 GP, 19-5-4, 1.85 GAA, .919 sv%, 3 SO

Wisconsin scored the game’s first three goals, then withstood a furious Minnesota comeback to claim the win in Game 2 of the Hockey City Classic outdoors at Soldier Field. All three of the Badgers’ goals were generated from point shots that were deflected (2) or resulted in a rebound goal (1). Wilcox was also bailed out by two posts. He has started all but one of Minnesota’s games this year.

NA Juniors Game Night: 2-17-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Val-d’Or Foreurs 5 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 45 GP, 6-25-31, +18, 51 PIM

Sergeev was back after missing Saturday’s game due to a brief suspension. He was scoreless, but his teammates netted three goals in a decisive third period to win, 5-4. Former Lightning prospect camper Brandon Hynes had two goals and two assists for the Foreurs.

Ontario Hockey League

Barrie Colts 3 @ Brampton Battalion 5

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 54 GP, 4-17-21, E, 58 PIM
With Barrie: 16 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 19 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 56 GP, 2-21-23, -7, 46 PIM

Two streaks ended on Sunday as Dylan Blujus (pictured) snapped his season-long (tie) six-game scoreless streak and Barrie defenseman Jake Dotchin’s career-long four-game point streak came to an end. Brampton scored four times in the second period on 16 shots. They only managed two in the third period.

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