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The BoltProspects Podcast, Volume 11

This week's edition of The BoltProspects Podcast (now on Lightning Radio's iHeart station) includes the following topics:

· Vasilevskiy is making his move… how does this relate to the future goaltending depth chart?
· Freaking out about the freaking out
· Cameron Darcy drama
· Interview with Vlad Namestnikov
· BP Mailbag (Projecting Brian Hart … Connolly vs Drouin on the PP… Most improved in Syracuse… Jaro Janus coming back?)
· Weekly prospect review (What Gauthier has to do to earn another year)

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Juniors Game Night: 12-11-14

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Quebec Remparts 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4 (SO)

W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 28 GP, 21-23-44, +17, 32 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Quebec lost its third straight game, albeit in a shootout. Erne, who scored his 21st goal of the season to match last year’s total in 20 less games, was the final shooter for Quebec in the skills competition, but couldn’t convert.

Ontario Hockey League

London Knights 5 @ Sarnia Sting 2

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM
Season totals: 26 GP, 8-25-33, E, 60 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo extended his lead for scoring by defensemen to four points with an assist on Thursday.

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ North Bay Battalion 1

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 23 GP, 9-6-15, -8, 36 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

Windsor scored four times on 16 shots to win the first game of their northern road trip.

Niagara IceDogs 7 @ Peterborough Petes 4

D Dominik Masin, PBO: Did not play
Season totals: 27 GP, 5-8-13, -21, 43 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

Masin is at the Czech World Juniors camp. He’ll return to Peterborough after the tournament in January. We’ll resume following the Petes when he returns.

NHL Game Night: 12-11-14 Hurricanes at Lightning

Tonight's victory brought to you by Crisco.


Evgeny Nabokov allowed 1 goal on 30 shots for the victory. After some rough sledding early in the season, he's put together quality starts in his last 2 contests and he just evened up his season record at 3-3-1.

First Period

Second Period

Third Period
6:35 TB Kucherov (10), (Stralman, Nabokov)(PP)
12:03 CAR Faulk (5), (Nash, Sekera)
19:29 TB Kucherov (11), (Killorn, Carle)

Nabokov and Nikita Kucherov were the game's first and second stars. Kucherov's two goals were of the extremely greasy variety: one a tap in of a dump in pass that took an odd hop in front of an unattended cage, and the second a pass that dribbled in off the foot of a Carolina defender. Nabokov, for his part, only surrendered one greasy goal off a weak point shot that deflected in off of Victor Hedman. It was one of those kinds of nights.

The Lightning still aren't playing their best hockey. It's not for a lack of effort, but they're just not sharp right now and they actually got outshot by the Canes tonight. Still, the win tonight put them at 13 points for the 10 game segment and they're now sitting on a total of 5 insurance points heading into the 4th 10-game segment of the campaign. There's worst places to be, certainly.

Cedric Paquette had 2 shots and 2 hits and was 60% on draws in 14:18. He had a very active First Period with a couple of quality chances set up by Drouin.

Jonathan Drouin was scoreless in 11:51.

Box score and extended statistics from

KHL Game Day: 12-11-14

Magnitogorsk 5 vs. Dinamo Riga 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 28/32, 4.00 GAA, .875 sv%
Season totals: 32 GP, 22-4-4, 3 SO, 1.70 GAA, .937 sv%

Ex-Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had 1 goal and 4 points to lead Magnitogorsk to a 5-4 victory over Dinamo Riga.

ECHL Game Night: 12-10-14

Elmira Jackals 2 at Florida Everblades 6

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 4-3-7, +7, 6 PIM, 19 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, W, 60:00 MIN, 2 GA, 19 SH, 17 SV
Season totals: 13 GP, 10-2-0-1, 2.12 GAA, 0.911 SV%, 2 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 12 GP, 4-0-4, +6, 18 PIM, 23 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: DNP
Season totals (ECHL): 12 GP, 3-3-6, +3, 11 PIM, 19 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

A statement game for the Blades. The Jackals rolled into Estero Wednesday night tied with the Everblades atop the East Division and found out what playing the team with the ECHL's best win percentage is like. After tripling up Elmira, Florida now leads the Jackals by two points with 5 games in hand. In fact, the Blades have games in hand on all the top teams in every division in the ECHL and still paces them in points. Allen York returned to the nets for Florida after missing several starts due an injury sustained on the extended road trip, cruising to his 10th win of the season amid light duty. Next up, former Bolt prospect Kirill Gotovets and the Indy Fuel motors into South Florida for back-to-back games this weekend.

Wichita Thunder 4 at Tulsa Oilers 7

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 1-1-2, -2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 22 GP, 12-11-23, +1, 31 PIM, 74 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, -1, 10 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 0-5-5, -3, 51 PIM, 24 SOG

Normally with Wichita's stingy defense, putting up four markers all but guarantees two points, but there are no guarantees when it comes to the Thunder beating arch-nemesis Tulsa this season. Now at a ridiculous 0-6 against the Oilers on the season, Thunder goalie Tim Boron gave up 7 while wasting his team's 41 shot, 4 goal effort. Bolt prospect Danick Gauthier knotted the game at 2 with a power-play tally early in the second period and then assisted on another power play goal early in the 3rd to draw the team up to 5-4 deficit. Frustration boiled over for the Thunder 30 seconds after Oilers scored a power play goal with 90 seconds left. The game had been chippy since the mid-point and with 80 seconds left, three Wichita players got 10-minute conducts for continuing altercations, including Bolt prospect Daniel Milan. Gauthier is tied for the ECHL lead in power-play goals. Wichita returns home Friday night after an extended road trip to square off against Quad City.

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