Florida Everblades 4 vs Gwinnett Gladiators 5
FW Danick Gauthier, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-3-6, +3, 15 SOG, 17 PIM
G Kristers Gudlevskis, FLA: L, 5.05 GAA, 22 S / 27 SA (.815 SV%)
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 2.68 GAA, 54 S / 62 SA (.871 SV%)
D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, +8, 5 SOG, 9 PIM
FW Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA (AHL Contract): Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 5 SOG, 2 PIM
D Dan Milan, FLA: Did not play
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 4 SOG, 6 PIM
FW Carl Nielsen, FLA (AHL Contract): 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-2-3, E, 9 SOG, 24 PIM
After falling behind by a pair of goals shortly after the game's midpoint, Florida rallied and tied the game early in the third period but allowed a late goal to come up just short against host Gwinnett. After spending the past few weeks up with AHL Syracuse, Kristers Gudlevskis finally had a forgettable night in net and suffered his first loss as a pro. With only two previous games of action for the Everblades, Gudlevskis' stats took a big hit with tonight's performance. Dan Milan was a scratch yet again while recalled defenseman Charles Landry and forward Danick Gauthier remain with Syracuse. Florida (8-2-2, 18 PTS) and Gwinnett (4-8-0, 8 PTS) square off again Friday night.
Lightning dominate the Western Conference's leading team.
Ben Bishop allowed 1 goal on 25 shots for the victory.
11:52 TB Filppula (7), (Purcell, Carle)
16:25 TB St. Louis, (Brown, Filppula)(PP)
03:16 TB Filppula (8), (Hedman, St. Louis)(PP)
10:51 TB Killorn (5), (St. Louis, Barberio)
16:07 ANH Etem (5), (Fowler, Beauchemin)
2:05 TB Hedman (3), (Panik, Johnson)
Anaheim actually outshot Tampa Bay 25-20 in the game, but the scoreboard, in this case, was a far better indicator of the balance of play. The Lightning had a lot of zone time and puck possession. That didn't necessarily lead to a ton of shots and chances, but they buried the ones that they got, which allowed them to cruise after scoring their 5th goal early in the Third Period. True, some of the luster was off this game with Stamkos and Getzlaf hurt and Perry limited due to illness, but to crush the Western Conference's top team in the standings by a 5-1 margin was still impressive. The Lightning improve to 2-0-0 post-Stamkos injury, and match the 14 points they put up in the first 10-game set of the season with 1 more to go in the second set.
Radko Gudas was +1 with 4 penalty minutes, 5 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 19:34. I'd love someone to ask Selanne how many times in his career he's been hit as hard as on the hit where Gudas trucked him tonight. My guess is not often.
Mark Barberio had a helper and 1 blocked shot in 16:12. With the balance of the game in Anaheim's end of the rink, you'd be correct in guessing Barberio's game went well. That side of the game is obviously Barberio's forte.
Tyler Johnson had a helper and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and he was 59% on draws.
Alex Killorn got a goal and was +1 with 2 shots in 15:43. North-south. He made a nifty little play on a toe drag to get a shot on goal and then chipped in his own rebound on his goal. A little bit of skill, but ultimately it's a simple north-south play where he got the result.
Ondrej Palat was +1 with 2 penalty minutes in 15:33. Took a charging call that was far too ticky tack as the referees were calling everything to try to stop a riot from starting in a game where Anaheim was getting embarrassed.
J.T. Brown had a helper and was +1 with 4 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 14:25. He's fit into the lineup pretty seamlessly, and he went to the net on the PP goal where he got his helper.
Andrej Sustr was +1 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 18:53.
Richard Panik had a helper and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 12:05. He took his call on a mean spirited hit on Ben Lovejoy where he just about sawed the Ducks defender in half. There were times this was a very chippy game where the Ducks were taking runs at the Lightning and the Lightning responded by taking runs back. The difference is that when the Ducks did it, they didn't do damage. The Lightning were hitting to hurt and achieving their objectives.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Quebec Remparts 6 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 0
C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-3-3, +3, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 7 Hits, 12/21 FO, *Third Star*
Season totals: 21 GP, 9-15-24, E, 31 PIM
2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM
Quebec put a whuppin’ on the top-ranked team in Canadian juniors in their own barn, 6-0. Erne’s seven hits were six more than any other Rempart.
Ontario Hockey League
Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Belleville Bulls 6
W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 18 GP, 8-19-27, +8, 16 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM
The Fronts have just two wins in their last 10 games.
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Dinamo Minsk 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Win, 37/37, SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 22 GP, 13-5-3, 3 SO, 2.16 GAA, .930 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin had a masterful 37 save shutout performance in Magnitogorsk's 3-0 blanking of Minsk. Danis Zaripov had the winning goal for Metallurg, his 20th of the season.
Ufa 1 vs. Spartak Moscow 2 (OT)
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, OT Loss, 21/23, 1.88 GAA, .913 sv%
Season totals: 13 GP, 7-4-2, 0 SO, 2.38 GAA, .918 sv%
Ex-NHLer Deron Quint's power play goal 4:37 into OT lifted Spartak to a 2-1 win over Ufa. He also had a helper in the match.
Bratislava 3 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Win, 20/22, 1.85 GAA, .909 sv%
Season totals: 13 GP, 5-7-1, 1 SO, 2.90 GAA, .885 sv%
Nikita Gusev, Khanty Mansisysk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 2-2-4, -4, 4 PIM
Jaroslav Janus stopped all 4 shooters he faced in the penalty shot session, including 1 by current Lightning prospect Nikita Gusev and two by ex-Lightning prospect Radek Smolenak to deliver Bratislava a 3-2 win over Yugra. Gusev was scoreless in 5:48 of action in the match. Smolenak did manage a helper in regulation for Yugra in what was his first match with the team.
Danick Gauthier's expected stay with the Syracuse Crunch was one game.
Sent down to the ECHL Florida Everblades at the beginning of the season to find his confidence and improve his work ethic, the 6-2 forward was brought back earlier this month to temporarily fill a space in the lineup.
"He showed up and he played well," said Crunch coach Rob Zettler. "We thought we'd give him another chance and he continues to play well."
Gauthier has made the most of his latest opportunity. The 22-year-old registered three points in his first four games with Syracuse, and has earned a shot on the Crunch's top line alongside Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov.