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CHL Game Night: 1-16-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4 (Tuesday)

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 9/14 FO, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 43 GP, 22-37-59, +32, 21 PIM
17-18 Totals: 66 GP, 26-33-59, -11, 59 PIM

Fortier scored once and added two assists to help the Drakkar to a 4-3 win Tuesday. The Lightning’s top pick in the 2018 draft matched his season point total from last year in 23 fewer games.

Rimouski Oceanic 6 @ Victoriaville Tigres 2

D Radim Salda, RIM: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 23 GP, 5-13-18, +6, 24 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM

Salda scored his fifth goal of the year to open the game’s scoring and Rimouski ran away with a 6-2 road win.

AHL Game Night: 1-16-19 Crunch at Comets

Crunch get the false hope goal, but fall in Utica.

SYR-4
UTI-5

Eddie Pasquale allowed 5 goals on 27 shots for the loss before being replaced for the Third Period where Martin Ouellette made 2 saves on 2 shots the rest of the way.

First Period
0:25 UTI Pyatt (2), (Boucher)
18:41 UTI Dahlen (10), (Kero, Boucher)(PP)

Second Period
3:00 UTI Gaudette (5), (Bancks, MacEwen)
3:59 SYR Barre-Boulet (19), (Verhaeghe)
4:57 SYR Dumont (4), (Katchouk, Raddysh)
5:38 UTI Dahlen (11), (Gaunce, MacEwen)
15:33 UTI Lind (1), (Gaudette, Blujus)

Third Period
1:02 SYR Dumont (5), (Raddysh, Valleau)
7:03 SYR Volkov (9), (Foote, Yan)(PP)

A three goal deficit in the Third Period in pro hockey remains a death sentence seemingly 99% of the time. You might get the false hope goal to draw within one, but it's so hard to get a game tied and even harder to get all the way across the finish line to a victory. Syracuse came within an eyelash of tying the game late, but that's why the false hope goal is called the false hope goal.

Syracuse has fallen 3 points back of first place in the North Division and have burned off many of their games in hand, now holding just one game in hand on division leading Rochester, although they hold a staggering six games in hand on division co-leading Utica.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Weiss Hockey: 1-16-19

Editor's Note: We are happy to introduce one of our new writers, Andrew Weiss. A noted #LightningTwitter personality, @Weiss_NW has informed and entertaining opinions, a strong understanding of the Lightning organizational picture, and can throw puns with the best of 'em. Enjoy.

This week’s Weiss Hockey newsletter is here!

Everything that happened this week in hockey that you need to know, in a 10 minute read.

That also includes a rant about this week’s NHL officiating and links to the best of the hockey world.

NHL Game Night: 1-15-19 Lightning at Stars

No losing streak shall abide where Vasiy and the kittens reside.

TB-2
DAL-0

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 35 shots he faced for the victory.

First Period
7:55 TB Palat (7), (Stamkos, Gourde)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
9:15 TB Sergachev (2), (Cirelli)

Vasilevskiy, Mikhail Sergachev, and Steven Stamkos were the game's three stars.

This was far from a vintage Lightning performance from a possession standpoint, only managing 8 shots on goal in the final 40 minutes of the contest. Didn't matter. For the second time this season Vasilevskiy followed up a loss with a shutout that annihilated any chance of a losing streak.

Mathieu Joseph had 2 penalty minutes and 6 hits in 9:21.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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