No. 8 Miami RedHawks 3 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 6
F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
Season totals: 11 GP, 1-5-6, +4, 6 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM
Mullin was a healthy scratch for Miami. The junior had been playing on the RedHawks' top line.
No. 15 North Dakota 1 @ Boston Terriers 3
F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 6 GP, 3-1-4, -3, 2 PIM
2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM
O’Donnell made the trip to Boston, but is still out with an undisclosed injury.
No. 4 Quinnipiac Bobcats 3 @ Princeton Tigers 0
F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 2 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM
The Bobcats are undefeated in 13 games (12-0-1).
No. 19 Minnesota- Duluth Bulldogs 1 @ No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 6
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 35 saves on 36 shots, *First Star*
Season totals: 10 GP, 8-1-1, 1.89 GAA, .936 sv%, 1 SO
2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO
Wilcox returned to the Gopher nets after sitting out last contest for the first time in 47 games.
*USCHO poll used
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 9
C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-4-5, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 0 Hits, 4/9 FO, *First Star*
Season totals: 18 GP, 14-30-44, +17, 22 PIM
2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM
Drouin had his eighth straight multipoint game, and his fifth straight game with at least three points. He has a 12-game point streak overall. Our top-ranked prospect has 28 points in his last eight games. He is alone in second place on the league scoring table, 11 points behind Wings prospect Anthony Mantha, who has played six more games than Drouin.
Victoriaville Tigres 1 @ Quebec Remparts 4
C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 1 Hit, 14/19 FO
Season totals: 24 GP, 9-19-28, +1, 33 PIM
2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM
Erne extended his point streak to five games.
Ontario Hockey League
Oshawa Generals 5 @ Kingston Frontenacs 2
W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 9-22-31, +9, 19 PIM
2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM
The Gens scored five goals on 25 shots. Kingston had 34 shots.
Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Guelph Storm 2
D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 6-14-20, +20, 10 PIM
2012-13 totals: 40 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM
Koekkoek was scoreless in the Spits’ fourth win in a row and ninth in 10 games. He was scoreless on Thursday for Team OHL, who lost to Russia, 5-2, in the Subway Super Series.
A strange end to a bad trip.
Ben Bishop allowed 1 goal on 43 shots for the overtime loss, and the 1 goal was actually knocked in by Panik, otherwise Bishop would've swept it off the line. That was an outstanding performance by Bishop who turned away what seemed like a half dozen breakaways and several other quality chances once the game degenerated into glorified line rushes.
4:52 ANA Getzlaf (13), (unassisted)
Bishop was the game's third star.
Just a bizarre game, with the Lightning alternating moments when they looked to be forechecking well and generating chances and other moments where they displayed sieve-like defense allowing far to many breakaways and scoring chances. And, no matter how good a chance either team got, it didn't seem to matter because the goaltenders were so in command.
The Lightning really needed that second point tonight, though. They finish the trip at 0-3-1-0 with just 1 of 8 possible points. In segment 3 of the season they have 1 point after 3 games, meaning they'd need 11 of 14 possible points in the remaining 7 of the segment to hit 12. That's a tall, tall order.
Radko Gudas had 5 penalty minutes, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 7:25 before leaving the game with an upper body injury. The Lightning are in real trouble if Gudas is out for any extended period of time. It's unclear if Gudas pulled something after getting jumped by Luca Sbisa following a clean hit on Mathieu Perrault, or if he sustained it or aggravated it further after a hit on Corey Perry in the Second Period. I saw an odd play where he tried to move the puck with one arm while his other arm hung slack in the Second Period before leaving the game, but he was also seen with an ice pack on his face before the Second Period. Either way, the Lightning have nothing to replace what Gudas has meant to this team so far this year in terms of minutes, shot blocking, and physical presence. It's a straw/camel's back moment if Gudas goes on IR, potentially.
Mark Barberio had 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 16:19. Man he's frightening in his own end.
Tyler Johnson had 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and was 43% on draws in 19:42. You could argue he was the Lightning's best player not named Ben Bishop tonight and he generated several very good scoring chances for himself.
Alex Killorn had 4 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 1 hit in 19:17. He was also 50% on draws. He darn near won it in OT on a beautiful behind the back spinning shot attempt.
Ondrej Palat had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 22:15. His ice time says it all. He was one of the few guys the Lightning had doing all the little things right.
J.T. Brown had 6 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 13:22. He was extremely active in the First Period and carried that on into the Second Period. I also don't remember his shot having such a quick release. Must come from hanging around all those Russians.
Andrej Sustr had 1 shot and 1 hit in 12:09. At one point, defending a 2-on-1, he did the old Pavel Kubina praying mantis maneuver dropping to his belly. Anaheim's forward read it and slowed down hoping Sustr would clear. He was, I dunno, 8 feet away from Andrej. With Andrej's reach, Andrey still swept the puck away from him. My goodness what reach.
Richard Panik was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 17:14. He was dangerous throughout the game, but the ending was unfortunate given he knocked the puck in. Would've been nice if Bishop could've swept it off the line successfully, given the success Filppula and the team have had in the shootout.
Rough result in Montreal.
Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 26 shots for the loss.
HAM Blunden, (4) (Dumont, Tinordi), 15:55
HAM Ellis, (1) (St. Pierre, Nystrom), 11:00
HAM Dumont, (1) (Blunden), 13:06
SYR Cote, (2) (Richard, Paradis), 15:13
HAM Blunden, (5) (Ellis), 19:00 (EN)
Tonight was a special game with the Bulldogs playing in front of the big league crowd in Montreal. Between that an Dustin Tokarski's obvious motivation playing against his old organization, Hamilton had some extra juice for this one.
These two clubs square off again tomorrow night, and Syracuse should have Brett Connolly in the lineup.
Following the game Crunch GM Julien BriseBois confirmed Vladislav Namestnikov broke his hand in tonight's game.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Khanty-Mansiysk 0 vs. Bratislava 1 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, SO, 27/27, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 17 GP, 7-8-2, 2 SO, 2.69 GAA, .897 sv%
Nikita Gusev. Khanty-Mansiysk, DNP
Season totals: 21 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 8 PIM
Jaroslav Janus was perfect, including stopping 3 of 3 shooters in the penalty shot session, to deliver Bratislava a 1-0 win over Yugra. Nikita Gusev did not dress in the match for Yugra. Former Lightning prospect Radek Smolenak was among the shooters turned away by Janus is the penalty shot session.
Dinamo Minsk 1 vs. Ufa 4
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Season totals: 15 GP, 7-5-3, 0 SO, 2.39 GAA, .917 sv%
Andrey Vasilevskiy sat backup for the second straight game in Ufa's 4-1 thumping of Minsk. Ufa got goals from 4 different scorers in the win.