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NCAA Game Night: 10-25-14

No. 14 Michigan Wolverines 2 vs No. 12 Boston University Terriers 3

D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

BU swept the state of Michigan in the Big 10/Hockey East Challenge, defeating the Spartans on Friday and Wolverines on Saturday. MacLeod played in the Friday game, but was scratched Saturday due to an “undisclosed injury.” Jack Eichel (2015) had a goal for BU.

Providence Friars 2 @ No. 3 North Dakota 2

F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

The Friars scored an extra-attacker goal at 19:21 to force overtime with No. 3 UND, but the game ended in an old fashioned tie.

Bemidji State Beavers 3 vs No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5

G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 19 saves on 22 shots
Season totals: 4 GP, 4-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .922 sv%, 1 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

Minnesota needed a third period goal to snap a tie and defeat the visiting Beavers. Wilcox improved to 4-0 on the season.

*USCHO poll used

ECHL Game Night: 10-25-14

Allen Americans 5 at Wichita Thunder 3

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG

The Americans scored two power play goals and added a shortie as special teams was the difference in the Thunder's season opener. Bolt prospect Daniel Milan started the game for Wichita and also saw time on the penalty kill.

Florida Everblades 5 at Orlando Solar Bears 3

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG

Bolt prospect Artem Sergeev opened the scoring just 24 seconds into the game as the Everblades peppered both Orlando goalies with 43 shots and 3 power play goals to claim the middle frame of the weekend three-in-three series.

Previously played on October 24, 2014

Orlando Solar Bears 5 at Florida Everblades 3

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG

F Danick Gauthier, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-2, +3, 4 PIM, 6 SOG

Other Notables
F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG

G Allen York, FLA, 60 MIN, 5 GA, 23 SH, 18 SV
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-0-1, 2.88 GAA, 0.854 SV%

Tampa camper Allen York allowed 5 goals on 23 shots as Orlando cruised to a 5-1 win in the first of the three-in-three weekend series on Friday night. Bolt prospect Danick Gauthier was credited with the secondary assist on Florida's lone goal. Both Gauthier and Tampa camper Jeff Costello were recalled to Syracuse of the AHL following Friday night's game as the Lightning's injury woes trickle down the organization.

AHL Game Night: 10-25-14 Crunch at Pirates

Depleted Crunch nearly steal a point.

SYR-1
POR-2

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the loss. It was an admirable effort under the circumstances, and he gave his club a chance.

First Period
POR Rieder, (1) (Martinook), 7:23 (SH)

Second Period
POR Rieder, (2) (Bolduc), 6:53 (SH)

Third Period
SYR Kunyk, (1) (Samson, Dotchin), 8:38

Congrats to Jake Dotchin on his first pro point.

Syracuse closes the weekend at Springfield tomorrow afternoon.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 10-25-14 Lightning at Wild

Bad goaltending and bad habits come home to roost.

TB-2
MIN-7

Evgeni Nabokov allowed 4 goals on 8 shots for the loss before giving way to Ben Bishop, who allowed 3 on 14 shots the rest of the way. Nabby allowed 2 short-side softies and and small, weak effort on a player swinging in wide from the wing before being lifted. Terrible.

First Period
7:37 MIN Scandella (1), (Pominville, Parise)
8:16 MIN Koivu (1), (Vanek)
11:04 TB Stralman (1), (Brewer, Johnson)
12:41 MIN Haula (1), (Niederreiter)
17:15 MIN Zucker (3), (Cooke, Carter)

Second Period
2:11 MIN Parise (3), (Pominville, Suter)
11:12 MIN Spurgeon (2), (Vanek, Coyle)
16:50 TB Kucherov (1), (Stralman)

Third Period
13:44 MIN Zucker (4), (Scandella)(SH)

The deck was pretty well stacked against the Lightning to start with playing at the end of a grueling road trip on a back-to-back against a quality opponent with a makeshift lineup due to multiple injuries. When Nabby gave up what I would consider to be 2.5 soft goals, those were the straws that broke the camel's back. Your veteran backup's got to be better than that. He doesn't have to win the game for you, but he's got to allow you to keep contact and give your team a chance to manufacture a point or two. Minnesota didn't exactly light the world on fire with a 22 shot effort, and once Nabby was lifted, 2 of their goals came off plays where the Lightning were taking chances because the score was so lopsided. In other words, it would've been a very different game if Nabby had made the stops in the First Period he was supposed to.

The Lightning return home for the final game of this first 10 game segment of the season needing 1 more point to hit the 12 you want them to get from each segment.

Cedric Paquette was -1 with 1 blocked shot and he was 75% on draws in 13:57.

Jonathan Drouin was -2 in 19:10. Ineffective, and he might've worn the second largest set of goat horns in the game on a weak turnover behind the Lightning net that killed the team's momentum after closing the game to 2-1 and Gudas nearly tying it with a point shot off the post. Drouin's turnover ends up behind Nabby and it's 3-1 Wild. The rest was history.

Jonathan Marchessault was -1 with 1 shot in 12:33.

Vladislav Namestnikov was -2 with 1 shot and 3 hits in 12:27. He was also 25% on draws and took an elbow to the mush that cost him a few shifts. Rough night, although I can't fault him for the two minuses he was on the ice for.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 10-25-14

CSKA 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 24/25, 1.00 GAA, .960 sv%
Season totals: 21 GP, 13-2-4, 2 SO, 1.49 GAA, .946 sv%

Ex-Florida Everblade Evgeny Timkin scored the winning goal for Magnitka in their 2-1 victory against CSKA. Danis Zaripov had Magnitogorsk's other goal in the match.

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