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NCAA Game Night: November 30, 2019

Saturday NCAA highlights features Max Crozier 1A and 3-game point streak in #13 Providence clinch of the Mayor's Cup with win over Brown; Cole Koepke 1A in UMD lone goal loss to #1 Minnesota State; Alex Green's six-game point streak ends in #2 Cornell win at Madison Square Garden over BU.

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NHL Game Night: 11-30-19 Hurricanes at Lightning

Schedule loss drops Lightning behind the standings eight ball.

CAR-3
TB-2

Curtis McElhinney allowed 3 goals on 24 shots for the loss.

First Period
4:49 CAR Aho (13), (Svechnikov, Hamilton)(PP)
7:30 CAR Martinook (1), (Bishop, Slavin)
19:53 CAR Slavin (3), (Aho, Hamilton)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
3:26 TB Point (10), (Kucherov, Hedman)(PP)
8:50 TB Johnson (5), (Cirelli, Sergachev)

Tyler Johnson was the game's third star.

This was a difficult ask for the Lightning to play a back-to-back where the latter half was against arguably the best possession team in the league. Carolina, true to form, jumped all over the Lightning early and often. 3-0 after twenty minutes and it seemed like a laugher quickly. They expended a lot of energy on a decent comeback, but again, a three goal deficit in the Third Period remains a virtual death sentence.

So here we are with the Lightning now needing to pull down nine points over the next six games just to stay on nominal playoff pace. The team's not playing poorly, but with the results not matching their form they're in serious danger of digging themselves a hole if they don't start getting results in the next couple of weeks.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-30-19 Crunch at Devils

Slump buster in Bingo.

SYR-4
BNG-3 (OT)

Spencer Martin allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the win.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
0:08 SYR Barre-Boulet (9), (Stephens, Witkowski)
4:36 BNG Mermis (1), (McLeod, Bastian)
16:31 SYR Martel (10), (Masin)

Third Period
3:18 BNG Melchiori (1), (Zetterlund, Gignac)(PP)
15:13 SYR Conacher (6), (Masin, Colton)
19:07 BNG Anderson (6), (Schmelzer, Mermis)

Overtime
4:44 SYR Barre-Boulet (10), (Colton)

Alex Barre-Boulet and Spencer were the game's first and third stars.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NCAA Game Night: November 28-29, 2019

Thursday and Friday NCAA highlights features a pair of broken streaks: Sammy Walker 1A and Ryan Zuhlsdor each with 1A in a pair of losses to #3 Norh Dakota; Walker breaks a 4-game pointless streak; Cole Koepke has 6-game point streak come to an end as #8 UMD falls to #1 Minnesota State; Ty Taylor sits back up in Belfast, Ireland as UNH goes 1-1 and takes 3rd at the 5th Annual Friendship Four tournament.

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