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CHL Game Night: 11-30-18

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Victoriaville Tigres 1 @ Rimouski Oceanic 6

D Radim Salda, RIM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 15 GP, 4-8-12, +2, 20 PIM
17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM

Salda had a quiet night on the scoresheet as the Oceanic scored a 6-1 win over visiting Victoriaville. This was a battle between the No. 5 teams in each conference. Rimouski improved to 16-9-2-0 on the year.

Ontario Hockey League

Niagara IceDogs 7 @ Kitchener Rangers 2

C/W Alexey Lipanov, KIT: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/10 FO
Season Totals: 21 GP, 5-5-10, -14, 8 PIM
17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

First-place Niagara put seven on the scoreboard in Kitchener, beating the Rangers, 7-2. Kirill Maksimov (Oilers, 5th round, 2017) had a hat trick for the IceDogs, who 10 days ago sent two players and 11 draft picks to Kingston for forward Jason Robertson (Stars, 2nd round, 2017) and defenseman Jacob Paquette (Predators, 7th round, 2017). Robertson had a goal and three assists Friday, while Paquette had an assist. Kitchener fell beneath .500 at 12-13-2-0.

AHL Game Night: 11-30-18 Crunch at Monsters

Crunch point streak continues despite OT loss.

SYR-3
CLE-4 (OT)

Eddie Pasquale allowed 4 goals on 38 shots for the OT loss.

First Period
4:49 SYR Verhaeghe (8), (Bournival, Labrie)
13:50 CLE Bittner (4), (Dalpe, Clendening)
16:22 CLE Stenlund (7), (Gerbe)
18:30 SYR Andreoff (10), (Verhaeghe, Barre-Boulet)(PP)

Second Period
3:03 SYR Barre-Boulet (8), (Andreoff, Conacher)(PP)

Third Period
10:25 CLE Clendening (2), (Milano, Sherwood)

Overtime
3:33 CLE Sherwood (2), (Dalpe, Cross)

Syracuse gets out of Cleveland with a point despite being outshot 38-24 in the contest. The Monsters did pull one point ahead of the Crunch into second place in the North Division with the result, although Syracuse holds three games in hand on Cleveland.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 11-29-18 Sabres at Lightning

Dump Truck avenges McDonagh.

BUF-4
TB-5

Louis Domingue... was not good, but he made a handful of critical saves in the Third Period to limp over the finish line and get the W. Allowing 4 goals on 22 shots is not a stat line you typically can get away with, needless to say. Those second and fourth goals allowed were just not acceptable. The second goal allowed that climbed up and over him was just laughably bad.

First Period
2:59 TB Girardi (2), (Killorn, Hedman)
8:49 BUF Girgensons (2), (Ristolainen, Elie)
9:45 BUF Reinhart (4), (Eichel, Bogosian)
10:28 TB Killorn (4), (Miller)
15:55 TB Kucherov (10), (Point, Cernak)

Second Period
5:39 BUF Reinhart (5), (Eichel, Nelson)

Third Period
2:29 BUF Thompson (4), (Mittelstadt)
4:12 TB Stamkos (8), (Hedman, Kucherov)(PP)
14:19 TB Paquette (5), (Sergachev, Palat)

Cedric Paquette and Nikita Kucherov were the game's first and second stars, respectively. Fitting for Dump Truck to get the GWG and rub some salt in the wound of a Sabres game that stepped over the line taking Ryan McDonagh out of the game and stepping over the line physically on more than one occasion. Paquette gives as good as he gets, and then scalded the winning snapper on the rush to put away the upstarts from upstate New York.

Complete possession dominance by the Lightning led to a wide disparity in shots and scoring chances, but goaltending can be a great equalizer when you get it... or don't get it. I'll be interested to see if Connor Ingram gets his first NHL game Saturday to give Domingue a little rest.

Describe armageddon in eight words: "The official artisanal cheese of the Buffalo Sabres." What?

Mathieu Joseph was -2 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 2 hits in 11:30.

Anthony Cirelli was +2 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 11:33.

Erik Cernak was -1 with a helper, 3 shots, and 1 blocked shot in 16:59.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 11-27-18 Ducks at Lightning

Ducks play a pretty perfect road game to upset Lightning.

ANA-3
TB-1

Louis Domingue allowed 3 goals on 22 shots for the loss.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
12:04 ANA Manson (2), (Henrique, Ritchie)
18:34 TB Point (18), (Kucherov, McDonagh)

Third Period
4:51 ANA Ritchie (2), (Aberg, Kase)(PP)
5:39 ANA Rowney (2), (Pettersson, Aberg)

Brayden Point was the game's third star.

Anaheim was able to pull off a difficult formula tonight playing a pretty perfect road game. They played a very determined, structured defensive game to clog up the neutral zone. So, they made it difficult for the Lightning to gain the zone and they kept the Lightning out to the perimeter as much as possible. They got great goaltending by Miller and they got some puck luck on the game-winning goal. It's not often an opposing team can pull this off the way the Ducks did tonight, but they managed to make it stand up. It happens. One of 82.

Mathieu Joseph had 1 shot in 9:25.

Anthony Cirelli had 1 shot and 1 hit in 12:42 and was 38% on 8 draws.

Adam Erne was -1 with 4 hits in 10:59.

Erik Cernak was +1 with 2 shots, 5 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 18:10.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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