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AHL Game Day: 12-28-14 Crunch at Falcons

The beasts of the Northeast square off.

SYR-2
SPR-3 (OT)

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 33 shots for the loss.

First Period
SPR Adam, (10) (Labrie, Tyrell), 0:39
SYR Namestnikov, (6) (Mormina, Smith), 14:48

Second Period
SYR Angelidis, (12) (Gourde, Marchessault), 17:32
SPR Adam, (11) (Sifers, St. Denis), 18:17

Third Period
NO SCORING

Overtime
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.

KHL Game Day: 12-28-14

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.

Juniors Game Night: 12-27-14

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

ECHL Game Night: 12-27-14

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

Other Notables
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.

IIHF U20 WJC: Day Two

Group A
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.

Group B
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.

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