Florida Everblades 0 @ Greenville Road Warriors 3 C Mitch Fadden: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 13 GP, 6-11-17, -1, 12 PIM LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 3-1-4, -5, 8 PIM G Jaroslav Janus: Loss, 22 saves on 25 shots
Season totals: 7 GP, 3-3-0-0, 4.20 GAA, .870 sv%, 0 SO
Florida came into Greenville with a chance to put some distance between them and the Road Warriors in the division, but dropped all 3 games and are now 1 point behind Greenville and 5 behind Gwinnett. Fadden had his point streak stopped at 10 games.
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5 D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 19 GP, 0-2-2, -8, 40 PIM
Panthers first rounder Erik Gudbranson was scoreless in the game for Kingston. Since returning to juniors, Gudbranson has 1 goal and 7 assists in 15 games, along with a minus-7 rating and 32 penalty minutes.
Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Guelph Storm 3 (OT) D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM
Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon had 3 assists for the Attack. No word yet on why Schemitsch didn't play.
Belleville Bulls 2 @ Oshawa Generals 1 (OT) C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (interference)
Season totals: 20 GP, 11-11-22, +1, 20 PIM G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO
In the â€œbad newsâ€ department: Zador appears to have definitely lost his starterâ€™s job and Panik hasnâ€™t scored in 8 games (and 1 in his last 10). Kevin Bailie, who started the year as Zadorâ€™s backup, earned Second Star in the loss for the Gens.
Seattle Thunderbirds 5 @ Regina Pats 4 RW Carter Ashton, REG: 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 19 GP, 10-7-17, -8, 34 PIM
The Pats had a 4-2 lead entering the third period, but exited with yet another loss. Seattle scored the gameâ€™s final four goals. On the plus side, Ashton is creeping toward point-per-game status and extended his goal scoring streak to 3 games (4 goals in that time).
Prince George Cougars 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 4 RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 20 GP, 15-10-25, -8, 6 PIM
Connolly was minus-3 for the second straight game. He hasnâ€™t been on the plus-side of even in 8 games, and is -12 over that time.
Florida Everblades 3 @ Greenville Road Warriors 6 C Mitch Fadden: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 6-11-17, +1, 12 PIM LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (roughing double minor, 1 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-1-4, -5, 8 PIM G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-2-0-0, 4.43 GAA, .869 sv%, 0 SO
Fadden extended his point streak to 10 games, but the Everblades were doubled-up by the Road Warriors, 6-3. This wasnâ€™t as close as the score appeared as Greenville had a 4-0 early in the third period. Faddenâ€™s goal came on the power play. Florida is 7-6 on the year, 4 points behind Greenville for first in the South Division.
The Lightning's MASH unit finally collapsed in the final eight minutes of the game.
Mike Smith allowed 5 goals on 20 shots for the loss. One softie.
08:01 PIT Dupuis (5), Letang (13), Talbot (2)
08:28 PIT Goligoski (4), Rupp (3), Letestu (5)
05:30 TB Stamkos (15), St Louis (12), Purcell (7)(PP)
12:12 PIT Talbot (3), unassisted
16:44 PIT Crosby (11), Dupuis (3)
18:50 PIT Engelland (1), Crosby (13), Kunitz (5)
It's tough to go into a game without three of your best forwards (Gagne, Lecavalier, and Downie) battle to within an eyelash of tying the game at 2-2, and see it disintegrate in the final eight minutes. There's been no shame in the way the Lightning have played the past couple of nights, but psychologically Guy Boucher has his work cut out for him to reinstill their confidence.
Mattias Ritola was -1 with 3 shots and 1 blocked shot in 12:51.
Johan Harju was -1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 10:54. He got stronger as the game progressed after looking lost in the first period. He'll be fine with a little more experience under his belt.
Canada West 3 vs. Sweden 2 C Brendan Oâ€™Donnell, CW: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, 0 PIM
Canada West is through to the semifinals after getting the winning goal early in the third period to defeat Sweden. Oâ€™Donnell had the primary assist on Westâ€™s second goal, scored on the power play. West will now face top-seeded USA and Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin. Switzerland will play Canada East in the other semifinal.
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ Montreal Juniors 5 D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-6-6, +5, 0 PIM
Montreal had a 4-1 lead early in the third period and coasted to a Thursday night win.
Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Peterborough Petes 2 (OT) D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-2-2, -8, 38 PIM
Beukeboomâ€™s two game point streak came to an end. The Lightning 2010 second rounder was on the ice for both Petes goals. Beukeboom will play for Team OHL in the Canada-Russia Subway Super Seriesâ€™ fourth game. In Game 3, OHL defeated Russia 4-0 last night. Russia beat the Q twice before moving to the OHL portion of their schedule.
Florida Everblades 4 @ Greenville Road Warriors 5 C Mitch Fadden: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 11 GP, 5-11-16, -1, 12 PIM LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 3-1-4, -5, 4 PIM G Jaroslav Janus: 8 saves on 12 shots, pulled in
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-2-0-0, 4.43 GAA, .869 sv%, 0 SO
Fadden extended his point streak to 9 games. Janus was pulled after allowing four goals in the first period. The Everblades mounted a furious comeback, scoring twice in the third period, including Faddenâ€™s fifth of the season, but they couldnâ€™t get the game tying goal.