Bolt Prospects will complete its evaluation process for the Midterm Rankings with this afternoon's game between the Falcons and P-Bruins. Bolt Prospects will be again live blogging the game via the B2 Networks feed. Check this blog post between periods for game notes and observations. Tonight's scartches are Jay Rosehill (healthy), John Adams (healthy), Norm Milley (broken jaw), Justin Keller (high ankle sprain) and Randy Rowe (lower back).
1. PRO- Allen, (Sigalet, Versteeg)
2. PRO- Stastny, (Krejci, Stuart)
3. PRO- Stuart, (Versteeg, Stastny)
4. PRO- Stanstny, (Curry, Packard)
5. PRO- Pelletier, (Trevelyan, Walter)
6. SPR- Healey, (unassisted)
7. PRO- Trevelyan, (Walter, Pelletier)
8. SPR- Corso, (Blatny, Spina)(PP2)\
9. PRO- Sigalet, (Trevelyan, Pelletier)
Mike Lundin scored a powerplay goal in #5 Maine's 5-2 win over UMASS-Lowell. It was Lundin's fourth goal of the season and third on the powerplay. The senior defensemen's point streak now reaches five games, recording two goals and three assists during the span. The Black Bears are now unbeaten in eight straight games.
Dusty Collins was scoreless and -1 in Northern Michigan's 5-3 loss to Ferris State. In 23 games, Collins has two goals and two assists, 14 PIM and a -5 rating.
John Wessbecker was scoreless and +2 in UMASS' 4-2 win over Merrimack. The win snaps a four-game winless streak for the Minutemen. Wessbecker is scoreless through 18 games this season with 10 PIM and a +2 overall rating.
Chris Lawrence scored his 24th goal of the year and added two assists to help Mississauga to a 4-2 home win over Oshawa this afternoon. He was also plus-1. The 6-4 winger opened the game with a power play goal before adding a power play assist with 5 minutes left in the second period. He then set up fellow winger Jadran Beljo with 6 seconds left in the middle period to give the Ice Dogs a 4-1 lead.
Marek Bartanus has yet to join Owen Sound following the conclusion of the WJCs in Sweden. The Attack fell at home to Kingston tonight 4-3.
Kevin Beech had a good showing for the second night in a row - but Beech and Sudbury lost in a shootout for the second night in a row. Beech stopped 30 of 31 shots in regulation and overtime before stopping 1 of 2 attempts in the shootout. The Wolves went 0 for 3 in the shootout and Sault Ste. Marie took the win, 2-1. Sudbury's Patrik Lusnak had scored with 2 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. Beech was named the game's second star for his efforts.
In the WHL, Dane Crowley and Swift Current fell 6-2 on the road in Regina, one night after crushing the Pats 9-0 in Swift Current. Crowley, who had a goal last night, was scoreless tonight with a minus-1 rating and had an early first period fighting major vs. Mike Reich. Reich earned a 10-minute misconduct in addition to a fighting major.
Andreas Holmqvist had an assist in Linkopings' 4-1 win over Lulea. Holmqvist has been playing regularly on his club's second pairing and now has 5 goals and 16 points in 34 games. The point extends Holmqvist's scoring streak to 4 games.
Ugly ugly second period.
Jonathan Boutin allowed 5 goals on 34 shots faced including 4 goals in a second period that saw the birds get outshot 22-4 by Hartford. Damn. Andy Delmore led the Falcons with a pair of first period power play goals and Maxime Boisclair added his first career AHL goal, a power play talley. Individual helpers belonged to Blair Jones, Doug O'Brien, David Spina, Eric Healey, Zdenek Blatny and Matt Smaby. Smaby now has 4 points in his last 7 games. Springfield draws Providence at 4pm tomorrow afternoon. Portland moved back into a tie for 2nd in the Atlantic with a win over Worcester tonight and Hartford, after an abysmal start to their season, has now pulled into third place just 2 points back of the Falcons and Pirates.
HFD Korpikoski, (5) (Girardi), 3:33 (SH)
SPR Delmore, (10) (Jones, O'Brien), 4:55
SPR Delmore, (11) (Spina, Healey), 6:04 (PP)
HFD Isbister, (7) (Dawes, Helminen), 5:10 (PP)
HFD Byers, (9) (Lampman, Liffiton), 10:05 (PP)
HFD Dawes, (6) (Graham), 16:05
HFD Dawes, (7) (Isbister), 19:34
SPR Boisclair, (1) (Blatny, Smaby), 6:21 (PP)
HFD Helminen, (7) (Callahan), 19:42 (EN/SH)
Game sheet from TheAHL.com.