Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Quebec Remparts 0 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4
W/C Adam Erne, QUE: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 9/18 FO, 1 Hit
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-6-9, +5, 10 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM
Baie-Comeau limited the visiting Remparts to 18 shots while shutting them out, 4-0. This was the second time in six games this season Erne failed to register a point.
Ontario Hockey League
Sarnia Sting 5 @ Peterborough Petes 3
D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-5-5, E, 13 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, -2, 5 PIM
Season totals: 7 GP, 2-1-3, -7, 22 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
DeAngelo and fellow Lightning prospect Dominik Masin both had assists, but DeAngelo’s Sting beat Masin’s Petes, 5-3. DeAngelo was named first star of the game. Masin had a fight for the second consecutive game, this time against 5-11 center Patrick White. Sarnia, who finished dead last in the OHL last year at 17-44-2-5, improved to 4-3-1-0 on the year and into second place in the West Division. The Sting’s 3-game road trip this weekend continues on Friday in Oshawa. Peterborough fell to 1-4-1-0 for the season.
Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 8
W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: Did not play (suspended)
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 9 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM
A game after allowing nine goals to Sarnia, the Spits responded with a snowman at home vs Saginaw. DiGiacinto continues to serve a suspension for starting a fight in the last five minutes of a game.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Acadie-Bathurst Titan 1 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4
C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 6/12 FO, 1 Hit
Season totals: 4 GP: 0-2-2, -2, 2 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM
Cape Breton returned home from a lengthy road trip and defeated the visiting Titan, 4-1. Darcy is off to a slow start with two assists in four games, especially considering he led the Eagles in scoring last year with 82 points in 65 games. It’s not unusual for a “disappointed” prospect to return to juniors and take a few weeks before hitting his stride again. Darcy was hoping for a pro contract this fall. The Lightning/Crunch sent him back to juniors to get bigger while receiving more ice time than he would have received in the AHL.
Western Hockey League
Prince Albert Raiders 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5
C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 7 GP, 4-7-11, +7, 6 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Brayden Point had a goal and a helper as the Warriors skated to 3-0 and 5-1 leads to easily dispose of the visiting Raiders by a final score of 5-3. Point was named first star.
HIFK 4 vs. HPK 5
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
Saku Salminen was -1 in 12:55 of ice time in HPK's 5-4 victory over HIFK. Ex-Lightning pick Eero Somervuori had a helper in the win for HPK.
Nizhnekamsk 3 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 4 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 12 GP, 4-2-6, -2, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev scored the GWG 3:35 into OT and had a helper on the game's opening goal in Yugra's 4-3 win over Nizhnekamsk. Gusev played 17:24 in the match.
Lightning run into a bad mix of fatigue and the Devils' style of play.
Evgeni Nabokov allowed 2 goals on 25 shots for the loss in his Lightning debut. I have no complaints. He gave his team an opportunity to win.
7:38 NJ Zajac (1), (Greene, Cammalleri)
8:59 TB Killorn (1), (Johnson, Stralman)
11:19 NJ Cammalleri (4), (Elias, Havlat)(PP)
Nabokov was the game's second star.
It was a tough spot. 4th game in 6 nights. Back end of the back-to-back. The Devils a grinding team with the refs letting them play. And, then you fall behind to them. It's a really tough spot to find yourself in, and the Lightning did well to tie the game in the Third Period, which is typically impossible against New Jersey. But, in the end, they got the greasy goal they needed to snap the tie and win the contest. Valiant effort, and I suspect the outcome would've been more favorable if the Lightning had been able to maintain their First Period pace and intensity.
Vladislav Namestnikov had 2 shots, 1 hit, and was 40% on draws in 10:35. Namesy and Kucherov set up some nice opportunities, but the Devils did a good job keeping them out of the high traffic areas for second opportunities, which allowed Schneider to do what he needed to do to get NJ the victory.