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NHL Game Night: 2-16-19 Canadiens at Lightning

Beacoup de chatons.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy turned aside all 20 shots he faced to set the Lightning franchise record for career shutouts in a Tampa Bay sweater. And he's still just a baby in goaltending years.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
2:16 TB Kucherov (27), (Stamkos, Palat)(PP)
3:41 TB Gourde (16), (Point, Kucherov)
16:46 TB Johnson (21), (Stamkos, Palat)

Vasilevskiy, Nikita Kucherov, and Yanni Gourde were the game's three stars.

How many times have we seen this? Montreal sells out to play a pretty tight forty minutes and looks like they're up to making it a challenge. Then the Lightning just blow them off the ice in the Third Period with their depth, and by the time the final buzzer sounds you realize the Lightning have almost doubled them in shots, won 60% of the draws, etc. etc. and it's a total squash.

Erik Cernak was +1 with 7 shots, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 17:48. As the stat line suggests, he was excellent tonight.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-16-19 Americans at Crunch

Rochester sneaks a point ahead in the division in the Shootout.

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SYR-2 (SO)

Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on 39 shots before dropping to one of six shooters in the PS session for the SO loss.

First Period
4:20 ROC Elie (2), (Leier, Porter)(PP)

Second Period
7:17 SYR Stephens (5), (Dumont, Verhaeghe)
9:39 ROC Borgen (2), (Veilleux, Smith)

Third Period
1:53 SYR Colton (9), (Foote, Brassart)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
ROC- Leier
SYR- NONE

Pasquale, Carter Verhaeghe, and Ross Colton were the game's three stars.

Tight game that, for the night, settles North Division supremacy. But, Syracuse still holds a couple of games in hand.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

CHL Game Night: 2-15-19

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 4 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 11

C/W Gabriel Fortier, BC: 0-0-0, +3, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 13/15 FO, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 54 GP, 27-40-67, +33, 21 PIM
17-18 Totals: 66 GP, 26-33-59, -11, 59 PIM

The Drakkar bounced back from two straight losses to Victoriaville with an 11-4 thrashing of the Titan, who fell to 7-44-2-1 on the season. Yes, they’re in last overall. Gabriel Fortier was an astounding 13/15 in the circle, though he didn’t get in on the scoring festivities.

Rimouski Oceanic 7 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 4

D Radim Salda, RIM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 35 GP, 6-18-24, +21, 32 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM

Rimouski got some revenge for a loss in their previous game to Val-d’Or with a big win Friday night. Radim Salda was scoreless for the Oceanic. He has just a goal and an assist in his last seven games.

Ontario Hockey League

Kitchener Rangers 5 @ Guelph Storm 2

C/W Alexey Lipanov, KIT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 3/11 FO
Season Totals: 48 GP, 9-16-25, -30, 14 PIM
17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

Kitchener continues to surprise in the new year, this time topping the high-powered Storm in Guelph, 5-2. The Rangers built a 3-0 lead after one period and Guelph was never able to recover. Lipanov ended up minus-1 in the game, dropping his season totals to minus-30 again. Habs prospect Nick Suzuki had two assists for Guelph. Nate Schnarr (Coyotes) was scoreless. The Rangers are within two points of Owen Sound for fifth in the West, which would give them a first-round matchup against the Storm.

ECHL Game Night: 2-15-19 Icemen @ Solar Bears

Jacksonville Icemen 3 @ Orlando Solar Bears 6

W Olivier Archambault, ORL: Did not play
(AHL contract)
Season Totals (ORL): 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 7 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 2 PIM
17-18 Totals (Allen, ECHL): 19 GP, 13-18-31, +12, 32 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ & SYR, AHL): 41 GP, 12-11-23, +2, 35 PIM

C Mitch Hults, ORL: Did not play
Season Totals (ORL): 23 GP, 6-7-13, -5, 6 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 9 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 4 PIM
Season Totals (SD): 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (Utah): 5 GP, 2-5-7, -2, 10 PIM
17-18 Totals (SD): 53 GP, 10-14-24, -10, 8 PIM

G Martin Ouellette, ORL: Win, 28 saves on 31 shots
(AHL contract)
Season Totals (ORL): 23 GP, 15-7-1, 2.89 GAA, .911 sv%, 1 SO
Season Totals (SYR): 2 GP, 1-0-0, 0.77 GAA, .955 sv%, 0 SO
17-18 Totals (FLA): 42 GP, 33-5-2, 2.02 GAA, .931 sv%, 4 SO

D Matthew Spencer, ORL: 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals (ORL): 25 GP, 2-10-12, +6, 26 PIM
Season Totals (SYR): 9 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
17-18 Totals (ECHL): 14 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 13 PIM
17-18 Totals (AHL): 39 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 13 PIM

Orlando rookie and former Dartmouth Big Green Corey Kalk had a hat trick and Martin Ouellette responded from getting pulled against Florida with a win as the Solar Bears beat Jacksonville for the fifth straight time, 6-3. Matt Spencer contributed an assist in the win for Orlando.

The Solar Bears (26-19-3-0) jumped over Jacksonville with the win into a second-place tie with South Carolina in the South Division. Orlando has one game in hand on the Stingrays and three on the Icemen. Florida leads the division in Lightning-like fashion by 20 points. The Solar Bears host Manchester on Sunday to close out their weekend.

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