The beasts of the Northeast square off.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 33 shots for the loss.
SPR Adam, (10) (Labrie, Tyrell), 0:39
SYR Namestnikov, (6) (Mormina, Smith), 14:48
SYR Angelidis, (12) (Gourde, Marchessault), 17:32
SPR Adam, (11) (Sifers, St. Denis), 18:17
SPR Urban, (2) (Madaisky, Adam), 3:10 (PP)
Mike Angelidis was the game's third star.
Springfield now holds a 2 point lead on Syracuse in the Northeast Division after the victory. Syracuse does, however, hold a game in hand on the Falcons.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Magnitogorsk 2 vs. Kazan 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 25/28, 3.03 GAA, .893 sv%
Season totals: 36 GP, 23-5-5, 4 SO, 1.79 GAA, .935 sv%
Vasily Koshechkin took just his 5th regulation loss of the season as Kazan nipped Magnitogorsk 3-2. Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had a goal in defeat for Magnitka.
Togliatti 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 3 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 14-7-21, +5, 10 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a pair of goals, including the game-tying goal with 48 seconds left in regulation, but failed to convert on his lone shootout attempt in Yugra's 4-3 loss to Lada Togliatti. Gusev's first marker was a penalty shot goal and he played 17:00 in the match.
Western Hockey League
Calgary Hitmen 2 @ Kootenay Ice 6
D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, -4, 0 PIM
Season totals: 25 GP, 3-11-13, E, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Thomas returned after missing a few weeks with a lower-body injury. He was a team-worst minus-4 as Calgary outshot Kootenay, 53-26, but lost, 6-2. Wyatt Hoflin (undrafted) made 51 saves for the Ice.
Notes: The following players remain out of their respective lineups:
Brayden Point (Moose Jaw) is with Team Canada for the World Junior Championships
Anthony DeAngelo (Sarnia) is with with Team USA
Dominik Masin (Peterborough) is with Team Czech Republic
Florida Everblades 2 at Orlando Solar Bears 3
D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 6-4-10, +8, 6 PIM, 31 SOG
G Allen York, FLA, L, 59:08 MIN, 3 GA, 42 SV, 45 SH
Season totals: 16 GP, 12-3-0-1, 2.29 GAA, 0.909 SV%, 2 SO
F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 16 GP, 5-3-8, +2, 24 PIM, 33 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
F Mike Aviani, FLA: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 17 GP, 5-4-9, E, 11 PIM, 31 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Orlando broke the Everblades seven-game win streak behind a 45-shot effort against Adam York, who stopped 42 in the losing effort. Lightning camper Mike Aviani scored a shortie early in the 3rd to pull Florida to within a goal, but the Blades were unable to muster the equalizer. The first of a six-game road trip, Florida looks to exact some revenge Sunday in a rematch against the Solar Bears.
Allen Americans 2 at Wichita Thunder 3 SO
F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 28 GP, 13-13-26, +1, 35 PIM, 92 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, -1, 9 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 0-5-5, -7, 62 PIM, 29 SOG
The Thunder squeaked out their third consecutive win against the Central Division leading Americans with a shootout victory Saturday night in Wichita. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier scored the go-ahead 2-1 goal in the 2nd, but the Thunder allowed the Americans to tie the game with a power-play marker in the 3rd. Gauthier failed to convert in the shootout, but the Thunder prevailed nonetheless. Fellow prospect Daniel Milan fought Allen veteran centerman Ian Schultz in the 2nd. The Thunder play next against Missouri on Tuesday night.
Germany 0 vs. Canada 4
Brayden Point, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM
Top 2015 prospect Connor McDavid had 1 goal and 3 points to lead Canada to a 4-0 victory over Germany. Jets second rounder Eric Comrie stopped all 17 shots he faced for the shutout for the Canadians.
Czech Republic 2 vs. Switzerland 5
Dominik Masin, Czech Republic, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Switzerland scored 3 unanswered Second Period goals to defeat the Czech Republic 5-2. Predators first rounder Kevin Fiala had a pair of goals in the victory for the Swiss.