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Liiga Game Day: 3-7-15

Lukko 3 vs. HPK 0
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 34 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

Saku Salminen again dressed as HPK's 13th forward but did not see any ice time in their 3-0 loss to Lukko. Ex-ECHL journeyman Ryan Zapolski stopped all 23 shots he faced for the shutout.

The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Volume 20

This week's edition of the BoltProspects Podcast (also available on Lightning Radio's iHeart station) includes the following topics:

· The No. 20
· Trade deadline review and how it affects TB moving forward
· Our midterm rankings, in depth
· Interview with Yanni Gourde
· #BPMailbag (How far can TB go? … Who’s in/Who’s out … Boring offseason ahead … Weasels riding woodpeckers)

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AHL Game Night: 3-6-15 Pirates at Crunch

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Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 24 shots for the loss. Just wild swings from one game to the next in Gudlevskis' and the team's play.

First Period
SYR Angelidis, (17) (Dodero, Blujus), 9:45
POR Dziurzynski, (14) (Hanley, Wathier), 10:17
POR Reese, (7) (Martinook, H. Samuelsson), 16:19
POR Shinnimin, (13) (Szwarz, Hodgman), 17:55

Second Period
SYR Kunyk, (9) (Koekkoek), 15:53
POR H. Samuelsson, (11) (P. Samuelsson, Bolduc), 16:50

Third Period
POR Martinook, (13) , 19:09 (EN)

Mike Angelidis was the game's third star.

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Crunch Can't Keep Momentum, Fall to Pirates

By Jeremy Houghtaling

Every time the Crunch gained ground, the Pirates stole the momentum.

Portland answered Syracuse goals within a minute in both the first and second period, as the Pirates topped the Crunch, 5-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

"They did a good job of striking right after we scored, and that's unacceptable," said Syracuse captain Mike Angelidis. "We can't let that happen, not twice."

Juniors Game Night: 3-6-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 3 (OT)

C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 5/15 FO, 4 Hits
With Sherbrooke: 32 GP, 18-23-41, -9, 32 PIM
With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
Season totals: 51 GP, 19-36-55, -14, 48 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Sherbrooke finally scored after being shut out in consecutive games, but gave up a 1-goal lead in the third period and lost in overtime.

Quebec Remparts 2 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5

W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM, 4 SOG, 6/12 FO, 4 Hits
Season totals: 55 GP, 38-41-79, +21, 95 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Erne scored in five straight games, then has gone without a goal in three of his last four.

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 @ Sarnia Sting 4

D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 0-3-3, +1, 6 PIM *First Star*
With SSM: 22 GP, 12-34-46, +25, 47 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
Season totals: 51 GP, 22-62-84, +26, 111 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo extended his point streak to 21 games with three assists Friday. In his last four games, he has three first stars and a second star. He has at least three points in three consecutive games and four of his past five. He has 19 points in his last six games.

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Kitchener Rangers 5 (SO)

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 56 GP, 19-21-40, -9, 91 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

DiGiacinto assisted on a Windsor power play goal that tied the game in the third period and sent the game to overtime. He did not participate in the shootout.

Western Hockey League

Swift Current Broncos 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 53 GP, 31-41-72, +12, 44 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Moose Jaw scored a big win at home, pulling within four points of the Broncos for third in the division. The Warriors are unlikely to earn a wild card spot as the eighth seed in the conference, but could leapfrog Swift Current into third in the division, which is an automatic berth.

Note: Dominik Masin (OHL Peterborough) is out for the season after undergoing surgery for facial fractures.

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