HPK 0 vs. Karpat 2
Saku Salminen, HPK, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-3-6, E, 2 PIM
Saku Salminen was scoreless 10:29 as HPK continues to circle the drain, dropping today's decision 2-0 to Karpat. Ex-Habs pick Ryan Glenn had a helper in the win for Karpat.
Ontario Hockey League
Ottawa 67’s 3 @ Peterborough Petes 2
D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 28 GP, 5-8-13, -21, 45 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
Masin made his return to the Peterborough lineup after representing the Czech Republic at the World Junior Championships. Masin had one assist and a minus-4 rating in five games for the Czechs.
Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Novokuznetsk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 14-8-22, +4, 10 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on the game opening goal and had a team high 6 shots on goal in Yugra's 3-1 win over Novokuznetsk. Gusev played 16:59 in the match. Ex-Habs 2nd rounder Ben Maxwell had the eventual game winner for Yugra. For comparison purposes, Maxwell has 10 goals and 22 points in 33 games this season.
Mytischi 2 vs. Zagreb 3
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 1-6-7, +2, 47 PIM
Dmitry Korobov was scoreless in 19:55 in Mytischi's 3-2 loss to Zagreb. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Segal had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead the way for Zagreb. Undrafted 21 year old (right handed) defenseman Albert Yarullin had his 3rd goal on the season on the power play in the contest. Yarullin has 3 goals and 7 points in 12 games since joining Mytischi. Yarullin was a teammate of current Lightning players Nikita Nesterov and Nikita Kucherov on Russia's 2012-2013 U20 WJC team where he had 3 goals and 5 points in 7 games as one of the team's assistant captains.
Dinamo Minsk 2 vs. Bratislava 3 (SO)
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 2.93 GAA, .893 sv%
Jaroslav Janus sat backup to Flyers farmhand Johan Backlund in Slovan's 3-2 shootout loss to Minsk. Ex-Springfield forward Ryan Vesce had 1 goal and 1 assist and converted on his lone shootout attempt to lead the way for Zagreb.
Wichita Thunder 3 at Allen Americans 4 OT
F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 33 GP, 14-16-30, +1, 37 PIM, 104 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 0-6-6, -9, 72 PIM, 34 SOG
Once again, the Thunder rallied with three 3rd period goals to knot the game at the end of regulation. Former Fighting Sioux captain Mario Lamoureux scored the OT game-winner for Quad City to hand Wichita their 2nd straight loss and flipped the Mallards with the Thunder for 2nd on the Central Division board. Wichita and Quad City are back at Thurday night for the 2nd half of the back-to-back.
Note: Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier (aka the Wichita Wizard) was named to the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by Visit Orlando in Orlando, FL on January 21. Gauthier is tied for second in the league with 13 power-play points (5g-8a) and he is second on the Thunder with 30 points (14g-16a).
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 2 (OT)
C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 11/14 FO, 0 Hits
With Sherbrooke: 9 GP, 7-9-16, -8, 6 PIM
With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 8-22-30, -14, 20 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM
Sherbrooke scored twice in the third period to send the game in overtime, but the Cataractes prevailed in the extra session.
Quebec Remparts 1 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4
W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, 16/20 FO, 1 Hit
Season totals: 35 GP, 23-27-50, +19, 46 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM
Quebec lost its second straight game after a five-game win streak, falling on the road to the Drakkar, who sit just behind Quebec in the league table. The Remparts are reportedly going to receive Anthony Duclair from the Rangers, last seen winning a gold as part of Canada’s top line.
Ontario Hockey League
Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Belleville Bulls 5 (OT)
W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Season totals: 33 GP, 13-11-24, -10, 59 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM
Windsor won again on the road, defeating the Bulls in overtime. Former Lightning camper Brett Welychka was first star for notching a goal and three assists for Belleville. The undersized, gritty forward has 21 points in 27 games with Belleville after being traded from London earlier this year.
TRADE: Lightning prospect Anthony DeAngelo was traded by Sarnia to Sault Ste Marie on Wednesday. The Soo is ranked No. 6 in the entire Canadian Hockey League, and third in the OHL. DeAngelo will be a part of what should be a long championship run for the Greyhounds. Their main competition will be the top-ranked Oshawa Generals, and Connor McDavid’s Erie Otters.
Western Hockey League
Moose Jaw Warriors 1 @ Prince Albert Raiders 5
C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 17-28-45, +8, 21 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Point (Moose Jaw Times photo) returned to the Moose Jaw lineup after winning gold with Canada, but couldn’t spark the Warriors to victory. He did extend his point streak to 13 games, the longest active streak in the WHL.
Calgary Hitmen 4 @ Prince Albert Raiders 5 (SO)
D Ben Thomas, CAL: Did not play
Season totals: 29 GP, 4-12-16, -3, 16 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
There hasn’t been any word so far about an injury to Thomas. Calgary had a 3-1 lead entering the third period, and a 4-3 lead in the last minute and let the game get to overtime. Jake DeBrusk had two goals for Swift Current. His dad is Louie DeBrusk, who played one season for the Lightning in the late 90’s. Jake is a 2015 draft eligible prospect who is expected to go late in the first or early in the second round.