Overmatched Crunch make a game of it.
Allen York, back in the crease with Kristers Gudlevskis being recalled to Tampa earlier in the day, allowed 4 goals on 27 shots for the loss.
SPR Sedlak, (8) (Smith), 13:00
SPR Skille, (5) , 15:51
SYR DiSalvatore, (5) (Mormina), 15:24
SPR Jacques, (6) (Weber, Marchessault), 1:56
SYR DiSalvatore, (6) (Paquette, Nesterov), 7:40
SPR Chaput, (11) (Marchessault, Jacques), 14:13
Jon DiSalvatore was the game's second star.
The team was without an AHL level goaltender and its top center, arguably, with Vladislav Namestnikov also being recalled earlier in the day. It just continues to be too much of a mountain for the team to climb, unfortunately.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Drummondville Voltigeurs 0 @ Quebec Remparts 3
C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 2/5 FO, 2 Hits
Season totals: 42 GP, 19-38-57, E, 59 PIM
2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM
Quebec had 20 shots in the first period, but didn’t score. They had 14 the rest of the game and score three times. Go figure.
Ontario Hockey League
Peterborough Petes 6 @ Kingston Frontenacs 7 (SO)
W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 17-38-55, +15, 37 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM
Ikonen had two goals and missed his shootout attempt, but it didn’t cost the Fronts, who won the shootout, 1-0, and the game, 7-6. Ikonen has five points in his last two games.
Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Mississauga Steelheads 3
D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 49 GP, 13-31-43, +41, 32 PIM
2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM
Windsor dropped a road game against a team 20 points behind them in the overall OHL standings. Koekkoek was on the ice for a significant amount of time, reportedly, especially in the third period as the Spits attempted a comeback.
The Lightning recalled center Vladislav Namestnikov and goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Friday. Gudlevskis was recalled on an emergency basis due to an injury to Ben Bishop.
According to the Lightning’s press release, Namestnikov, 21, has skated in 31 games this season with Syracuse, posting 13 goals and 30 points to go along with 19 penalty minutes. He ranks tied for first on the team for points and assists. The Zhukovskiy, Russia native also ranks tied for first on the Crunch for power-play goals with six. The 6-foot, 183-pound forward has skated in 75 career AHL games over the past two seasons, all with the Crunch, recording 20 goals and 51 points.
He was originally drafted by the Lightning in the first round, 27th overall, at the 2011 NHL Draft.
At the beginning of the season, Cedric Paquette classified himself as a third line center.
A defensively responsible forward that plays with an edge, Paquette knew where he was likely to find ice time. But with injuries and call-ups constantly shuffling the Syracuse Crunch lineup, the rookie has found a home where he didn’t expect — on a scoring line.
Paquette has seen spot duty on the top line, but has spent most of the season on the Crunch’s second unit. Forty-five games into Syracuse’s season, the 20-year-old leads the team with 14 goals and is tied for first with 30 points.
“He’s quickly found his way up the charts,” said Crunch coach Rob Zettler. “He just does a lot of really good things. Above all the things he does well, he’s a competitor. He plays hard every night, and that’s why he’s been successful.”
No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1 @ No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers 2
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 17 saves on 19 shots
Season totals: 26 GP, 18-3-5, 1.97 GAA, .930 sv%, 3 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO
Sorry, Adam. Our reigning Prospect of the Week, who we lauded for not having lost in regulation since before Thanksgiving, dropped a close match in Madison on Thursday night. The Badgers only managed three shots in the third period, but one beat Wilcox for the game-winner. Minnesota had 40 of 50 first place votes in the last USCHO poll. Boston College is No. 2.
*USCHO poll used