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NA Juniors Game Night: 2-15-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 5 (OT)

W Nikita Kucherov, R-N: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 21 GP, 14-25-39, +8, 2 PIM
With R-N: 15 GP, 11-18-29, +9, 0 PIM
With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

Kucherov extended his point streak to 11 games with a goal and an assist, but the Huskies blew a 4-1 lead entering the third period and lost in overtime. Kucherov’s goal was scored on the power play with two seconds remaining in the first period. Defenseman Nikolas Brouillard (2013) had a hat trick for the Volts.

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 4 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 52 GP, 21-47-68, +22, 87 PIM

Paquette (pictured) is now 20 points ahead of last year’s season total in 11 fewer games. On Friday he led the team in hits with four. The team had nine total hits.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 5 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 4 (SO)

D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-0-0, E, 7 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 44 GP, 6-25-31, +19, 49 PIM

Sergeev was kicked out of the game midway through the first period after taking a slashing penalty.

Ontario Hockey League

Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Guelph Storm 2

C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 8-45-53, +15, 90 PIM

Richard has just three points in his last six games.

Note: Windsor’s Slater Koekkoek is out for the season with an injured shoulder.

AHL Game Night: 2-15-13 Crunch at Senators

Jon Cooper must be a Jedi.


Riku Helenius (pictured) allowed 1 goal on 34 shots for the victory. His season save percentage is still languishing at .885, but he's only allowed 1 goal over his last 2 starts and has stopped 56 of 57 shots in that span. There's not a huge opening for Helenius, but with Tokarski gone, if he can take the #1 job in Syracuse and run with it for a great second half and a deep playoff run, he could set himself up to the NHL.

First Period
SYR Connolly, (20) (Tyrell), 3:51 (PP)
SYR Wyman, (7) (Gudas), 5:36
SYR Hutchings, (1) (Angelidis, Cote), 8:12
SYR Wyman, (8) , 11:03 (SH)

Second Period
SYR Labrie, (9) , 12:55
BNG Prince, (10) (Cannone, Lebda), 16:18 (PP)

Third Period
SYR Wyman, (9) (Connolly, Barberio), 4:40
SYR Tyrell, (2) (Wyman, Gudas), 19:23 (PP)

J.T. Wyman, Brett Connolly, and Helenius were the game's three stars.

Connolly becomes the third Crunch player to hit 20 goals this season (Johnson and Panik). Dana Tyrell has 3 points in 3 games since being sent down to the AHL. After posting two straight multi-point games, Radko Gudas is just 3 points shy of his pro high in points. He's also 6 PIMs shy of his pro high in penalty minutes, too, for that matter.

Entering the night, Binghamton was tied for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, and Syracuse just smashed them after destroying Albany 6-0 on Wednesday night. Whatever voodoo potion Jon Cooper employed to not only weather all the call ups, the trade of his #1 goaltender, and the lineup shuffling, but to start annihilating teams in the midst of it all, he needs to Fedex a supply to Guy Boucher.

Syracuse draws Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Sunday.

Box score from

KHL Game Day: 2-15-13

KHL (Russia):
Cherepovets 3 vs. Ufa 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 32/32, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 50 GP, 28-19-3, 8 SO, 2.09 GAA, .924 sv%

Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 3-1-0, 1 SO, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%
Season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Vasily Koshechkin posted his league leading 8th shutout of the season to lead Cherepovets to a 3-0 win over Ufa. Fellow Lightning prospect Jaroslav Janus is currently third in the KHL with 5 shutouts. Cherepovets got 1 goal and 1 assist from ex-NHLer Nicklas Bergfors in the win. Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup to Iiro Tarkki in the match for Ufa. Cherepovets plays Nizhnekamsk on Sunday while Vasilevskiy plays Dinamo Minsk.

Mytischi 2 vs. Khabarovsk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 23 GP, 3-8-11, +1, 4 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals (KHL)(Total): 29 GP, 3-9-12, -1, 4 PIM
Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 15:24 in Khabarovsk's 2-0 loss to Mytischi. Mytischi got a pair of helpers from former NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh in the win. Khabarovsk plays Novgorod on Sunday.

Donetsk 3 vs. Bratislava 4 (OT)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 46 GP, 26-16-4, 5 SO, 2.15 GAA, .930 sv%

Jaroslav Janus got a rare game off in favor of backup Branislav Konrad in Bratsilava's 4-3 overtime win over Donetsk. Ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a pair of helpers in the win for Slovan, including on the overtime winner. Bratislava plays Dinamo Riga on Sunday.

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

No Panik? No Killorn? No problem.


Riku Helenius stopped all 24 shots he faced for the shutout victory.

First Period
SYR Barberio, (7) (Johnson, Connolly), 0:45 (PP)

Second Period
SYR Korobov, (3) (Devos, Gudas), 4:30 (PP)
SYR Gudas, (4) (Korobov, Namestnikov), 5:07 (PP)
SYR Tyrell, (1) , 12:21 (SH)
SYR Wyman, (6) (Devos, Barberio), 16:49 (PP)
SYR Angelidis, (8) , 19:44 (SH)

Third Period

Helenius, Radko Gudas, and Dmitry Korobov were the game's three stars.

Dana Tyrell chipped in a shorthanded goal in the victory.

Box score from

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