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Juniors Game Night: 10-16-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2 @ Rimouski Oceanic 9

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 8/14 FO, 4 Hits
Season Totals: 11 GP, 3-6-9, -5, 2 PIM
18-19 Totals: 68 GP, 35-48-83, +41, 27 PIM

Baie-Comeau took it on the chin Wednesday in Rimouski, losing 9-2 in the house built by Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards, Sidney Crosby, and the like. Last year the Lightning had prospect Radim Salda in Rimouski, but he has since returned back overseas to play. Salda is currently with HC Stadion Litomerice in the Czech 2 league. The defenseman is 2-2-4, +4, 14 PIM in nine games. He’s hoping to earn a promotion to HK Hradec Kralove in the top league. The Lightning have his rights until June.

Western Hockey League

Swift Current Broncos 2 @ Kelowna Rockets 3 (OT)

W Nolan Foote, KEL: 2-1-3, +2, 2 PIM, 7 SOG, *First Star*
Season Totals: 9 GP, 6-7-13, +1, 19 PIM
19-20 Totals: 66 GP, 36-27-63, -1, 62 PIM

Foote had two goals for the second time in three games, including the overtime winner Wednesday as Kelowna topped the Broncos, 3-2. Foote’s first was scored off a second rebound after a Broncos defenseman had just made two saves with this goalie out. Foote put it high into the net. In overtime, Foote carried the puck into the zone on the left side, peeled back at the boards to take the defenseman on one-on-one. He got the defenseman to move one way then changed the angle of his wrist shot and went high corner from the inside of the left wing circle. A beautiful shot. Earlier in the day Foote was named to Team WHL for the upcoming Canada-Russia series.

Juniors Game Night: 10-15-19

Western Hockey League

Swift Current Broncos 0 @ Kamloops Blazers 4

D Quinn Schmiemann, KAM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 9 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 14 PIM
19-20 Totals: 58 GP, 5-23-28, -7, 30 PIM

Kamloops got 23 saves from Rayce Ramsay (2020) as they shut out visiting Swift Current, 4-0. Ramsay was the top goaltender for the Humboldt Broncos last year in their return to league play after the club’s horrific and deadly bus crash.

NHL Game Night: 10-15-19 Lightning at Canadiens

Anemic Lightning piece together a victory in Montreal.

TB-3
MTL-1

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 34 shots for the victory. Outshined Carey Price at the other end.

First Period
15:46 MTL Petry (2), (Domi)(PP)
19:53 TB Coburn (1), (Stamkos, Kucherov)

Second Period
1:04 TB Stamkos (4), (Hedman, Kucherov)(PP)
2:01 TB Johnson (2), (Palat, Gourde)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Steven Stamkos and Vasilevskiy were the game's first and third stars.

I just can't get stoked about yet another game where the Lightning got outshot by a 3:2 margin. This used to be a volume shooting possession team that had a pretty rabid forecheck. Now they play like an opportunistic counterattacking rush team that leans on the power play. It's not a recipe for long term success. It's just not.

The Lightning have four games to collect five more points to get out of this mediocre opening ten game segment of the year in tact.

Carter Verhaeghe had 1 shot in 9:00.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Juniors Game Night: 10-13-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 0 @ Moncton Wildcats 9

W Maxim Cajkovic, Saint John: Did not play.
Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM
18-19 Totals: 48 GP, 10-20-30, +17, 36 PIM

Cajkovic (lower body injury) played Friday night but was off for Moncton’s shellacking of the Sea Dogs on Sunday, 9-0.

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