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AHL Game Night: 2-15-17 Crunch at Devils

Catastrophic meltdown in key divisional matchup.

SYR-1
ALB-6

Adam Wilcox allowed 6 goals on 29 shots before being lifted for Kristers Gudlevskis, who stopped all 6 shots he faced the rest of the way.

First Period
15:22 ALB Rooney (9), (Kujawinski, MacWilliam)
18:20 ALB Sexton (18), (Quenneville, Gibbons)(PP)

Second Period
12:39 ALB Gibbons (11), (Coleman, Scarlett)
14:26 ALB Coleman (17), (Novak, MacWilliam)
16:18 ALB Quenneville (11), (Sexton, Auvitu)(PP)
19:21 ALB Mozik (8), (Straka, Scarlett)(PP)

Third Period
4:34 SYR Comrie (7), (Morin)

Well, at least they won the Third Period.

Syracuse falls 1 point behind Albany atop the North Division with the loss, although they still hold 2 games in hand on the Devils.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 2-16-17

St. Petersburg 6 vs. Sochi 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 56 GP, 24-47-71, +34, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev had the game opening goal and a pair of helpers, including one on the power play, as SKA dismantled HC Sochi 6-2. Gusev played 15:22 in the match and is now 4th in the KHL in scoring, 3rd in assists, and tied with three other SKA teammates for the league lead in plus-minus. SKA is tied with CSKA at 134 points atop the Western Conference table.

CHL Game Night: 2-15-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 6

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 51 GP, 36-25-61, +19, 52 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

The Cataractes saw a 4-1 lead slip away, but recovered in the end to win, 6-5. Yan was scoreless.

Ontario Hockey League

Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season: 53 GP, 26-24-50, +11, 38 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 63 GP, 24-27-51, +7, 61 PIM

Katchouk hit 50 points for the second straight year with an assist Wednesday in the Soo’s win over Sudbury. The Hounds put 54 shots on Wolves goaltenders.

London Knights 1 @ Erie Otters 5

W/C Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 8/22 FO
Season Totals: 37 GP, 19-25-44, +18, 18 PIM
With London: 15 GP, 8-8-16, +6, 4 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-17-28, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 6/16 FO
Season Totals: 41 GP, 18-32-50, +27, 12 PIM
With Erie: 15 GP, 5-11-16, +9, 4 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 43 GP, 33-56-89, +56, 29 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Erie beat London in Pennsylvania to extend their lead on the Knights to four points, 83-79. The Otters lead the Western Conference over Sault Ste. Marie and London. Dylan Strome (Coyotes) had two goals and an assist for Erie.

Western Hockey League

Everett Silvertips 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 1 (SO)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM
Season Totals: 48 GP: 3-19-22, -9, 57 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Carter Hart (Flyers) was first star, stopping 30 of 31 shots in regulation and overtime, then three of four shooters in the circus.
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Crunch's Erne Doesn't Miss a Beat in Return From Injury


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Adam Erne looks like he hasn’t missed a beat.

The Syracuse Crunch forward missed a little more than a month with a lower body injury, but was able to return to the lineup last weekend. Erne recorded three points in a 5-2 win over Rochester Saturday, and added a goal in Sunday’s 3-2 victory in Utica.

Erne is focused on consistency as he pushes for a spot in the NHL.

“It’s just a matter of getting back in a game and getting used to the speed and whatnot,” Erne said of his return. “Luckily, it didn’t take too long. Now it’s just a matter of doing it night in and night out.”

CHL Game Night: 2-14-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Charlottetown Islanders 1

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 51 GP, 32-12-44, +6, 74 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 40 GP, 31-32-63, +34, 43 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph was back on the scoresheet after his 28-game streak ended against Shawinigan. He played against his brother, 2017 draft eligible Pierre-Olivier, who was scoreless with two shots. The younger Joseph, a 6-0 160-pound lefty defenseman, has 34 points (six goals) in 49 games. Former Lightning camper Mark Grametbauer stopped 22 of 24 shots for Charlottetown, earning him second star. Boko Imama, who was all over the scoresheet when Saint John’s top players were at World Juniors, is on a five-game scoreless streak.

Western Hockey League

Brandon Wheat Kings 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 44 GP, 29-32-61, +3, 54 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden scored for the first time in six games, helping Moose Jaw to a 3-1 home win over Nolan Patrick (2017) and Brandon. Patrick was scoreless for the Wheat Kings.

Liiga Game Day: 2-14-17

SaiPa 3 vs. Karpat 5
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
Season totals: 39 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

Undrafted 22 year old forward Ville Leskinen had 2 goals and an assist to lead Karpat to a 5-3 win over SaiPa. Saku Salminen remains out of the lineup with an injury for SaiPa.

KHL Game Day: 2-14-17

St. Petersburg 2 vs. Spartak Moscow 4
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 54 GP, 23-45-68, +30, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 17:31 of ice time in SKA's 4-2 loss to Spartak Moscow. Ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal in defeat for SKA.

CHL Game Night: 2-13-17

Western Hockey League

Portland Winterhawks 4 @ Kamloops Blazers 0

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Loss, 34 saves on 37 shots
Season Totals: 35 GP, 20-10-2-2, 2.24 GAA, .932 sv%, 3 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Cole Kehler (undrafted) stopped all 41 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season and second of his career. Kehler used to play for Kamloops. He went 3-14-2 two seasons ago before playing in the BCHL last year.

NCAA Game Night: 2-13-17

No. 3 Harvard Crimson 6 @ No. 4 Boston University Terriers 3 (Beanpot)

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 0-5-5, +8, 26 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 26 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 26 PIM

MacLeod had the only assist on Clayton Keller’s goal early in the second period that gave BU a 2-1 lead. That would be the last lead they’d have as Harvard took over, winning 6-3 and taking the 65th Beanpot Tournament championship. This was Harvard's first Beanpot championship in 24 years. Alex Killorn was unable to win one in his time with Crimson.

The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Episode 89

This is this week’s “Cory Conacher Edition” of the Bolt Prospects Podcast includes the following topics:

· The No. 89
· Conacher-Bishop trade and its similarities to today
· TB has “mo” on its side, but is it too late?
· Trade deadline an opportunity too good to pass up
· Farm’s D has holes to be filled
· Interview with Tanner Richard

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