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NHL Game Night: 12-1-14 Lightning at Rangers

Taking out the trash.

TB-6
NYR-3

Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 35 shots for the victory as the Lightning swept the season series against Benedict Arnold and the Rangers 3-0. He also had a helper in tonight's game on top of several sparkling saves that allowed the Lightning to keep contact before eventually pulling away in the Third Period.

First Period
6:32 TB Johnson (7), (Palat, Hedman)
12:14 NYR Hayes (3), (Hagelin, Stempniak)
16:02 TB Connolly (3), (Hedman, Bishop)

Second Period
2:42 NYR Fast (2), (Brassard, Nash)
9:24 NYR St. Louis (10), (McDonagh, Stepan)(PP)
14:23 TB Carle (2), (Johnson, Filppula)

Third Period
5:34 TB Connolly (4), (Stamkos, Hedman)(PP)
6:58 TB Johnson (8), (Kucherov, Gudas)
19:33 TB Palat (6), (unassisted)(SH)(EN)

Brett Connolly, Tyler Johnson, and Victor Hedman were the game's three stars.

That was satisfying. No, not because the Lightning played their best game. They didn't. Their passing wasn't sharp and allowed the Rangers to run up a big shot advantage. Along with a handful of terrible turnovers the Lightning really allowed themselves to be put on the ropes when they fell behind in the Second Period and failed to capitalize on a 5-on-3 advantage. And then Matt stinking Carle scored to tie the game and the Rangers' world started caving in around them.

You see, after getting annihilated in the first two games of the season series, the Rangers decided this was their measuring stick. This was going to be their big moment to show they were ready to run with the big dogs! Ryan McDonagh, who by virtue of being captain of the Rangers evidently immediately became Brian Leetch reincarnate in New York last year, or something equally irrational, was going to return from injury to help the Rangers smite their new tormentors from the South!

BTW, Rangers and fans, for the record, Victor Hedman > Ryan McDonagh. But, I digress.

The Rangers' best punch they could throw, their heavyweight haymaker, was a Second Period where they walked into the locker room tied 3-3. And, at that point, I think everybody in that building knew how the Third Period would unfold. And brother, it did. Martin St. Louis finished the 3 game series with 2 goals and 2 points, 1 more point than Ben Bishop, and a pretty fantastic -6 rating. I can see why Slats threw in the 2 first rounders.

On the Lightning side of the ledger, it was no surprise the Kucherov line continues to dominate the opposition, but Brett Connolly was a revelation with 2 goals and another that got disallowed for being deflected in with a high stick. You're beginning to see the high-end, elite skill Brett was touted to possess when he was selected in the top-10 so many years ago. He's sugar in open ice, although he might still be another word that starts with "s" along the wall. Also of note, Victor Hedman sneezed 3 assists tonight without even trying. It's obscene how easily he's tallied points since about the midway point of last season.

With 25 games played, the Lightning sit at 36 points, meaning with 5 games remaining in segment 3 of the season they're already at the minimum point total they need to be at to comfortably be on pace to make the playoffs. Everything they get in the next 5 games just replenishes and, possibly, expands the bank of insurance points they had coming into this 10-game segment of the season.

Cedric Paquette was -1 with 2 penalty minutes 2 shots and 2 hits in 13:33.

Jonathan Drouin was -1 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 10:19.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 12-1-14

Khanty Mansiysk 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 9-7-16, +1, 10 PIM

Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 19/21, 2.02 GAA, .905 sv%
Season totals: 29 GP, 19-4-4, 3 SO, 1.60 GAA, .939 sv%

Ex-Wild pick and longtime journeyman Barry Brust made 39 saves to lead Yugra to a shutout victory over Magnitogorsk. Ex-Sharks first rounder Lukas Kaspar also had a pair of goals for Yugra in the win. Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 15:48 in the contest.

Chekhov 2 vs. Mytischi 1 (SO)
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 19 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 16 PIM

Ex-Sharks pick Harri Sateri made 48 saves and stopped 2 of 3 in the shootout to lead Chekhov to a 2-1 win over Mytischi. Dmitry Korobov played 20:06 in the loss.

Bratislava 5 vs. Novosibirsk 0
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 18/18, SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 14 GP, 4-7-3, 2 SO, 2.21 GAA, .914 sv%

Jaroslav Janus finally got off the bench and stopped all 18 shots he faced for a 5-0 blanking of Novosibirsk. Slovan also got a pair of helpers from ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy in the win.

Juniors Game Night: 11-30-14 (Plus WJC Notes)

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 6 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3

C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 8/10 FO, 2 Hits, *Second Star*
Season totals: 19 GP: 1-13-15, -6, 14 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Darcy had two assists for the second straight game, but the Eagles were defeated by the Armada despite limiting them to 18 shots. Cape Breton had and lost a 3-1 lead in this one.

Quebec Remparts 2 @ Rimouski Oceanic 3 (OT)

W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 23 GP, 18-21-39, +19, 28 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Leafs prospect Frederik Gauthier scored in overtime to give the Oceanic a 3-2 win over rival Quebec. Adam Erne was back on the scoresheet after having his 10-game point streak snapped last game. Erne is almost assuredly on Team USA’s WJC preliminary (and final) roster that comes out Tuesday.

Ontario Hockey League

Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Sarnia Sting 4

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
Season totals: 22 GP, 7-20-27, +1, 52 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

Sarnia won its fifth straight game, 4-3 over the Fronts. DeAngelo continues to produce from the backline; he now leads the OHL in scoring for defensemen. DeAngelo will be watching Team USA’s announcements on Tuesday to see if he made the World Juniors preliminary roster. DeAngelo was not invited to the summer camp because of character concerns.

WJC Notes: Congratulations to Brayden Point, who was named to Team Canada's WJC Development Camp later this month. Point has a good chance at making the team. There is still an outside chance Jonathan Drouin joins him there. Adam Erne is a lock for Team USA and Dominik Masin may captain the Czechs. Anthony DeAngelo is the one to watch.

ECHL Game Night: 11-30-14

Tulsa Oilers 3 at Wichita Thunder 2 SO

F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals (ECHL): 18 GP, 8-10-18, +5, 12 PIM, 57 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 32 PIM, 16 SOG

Another Sunday heartbreaker loss to Tulsa, once again in the shootout. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier notched the power-play equalizer in the 2nd period and racked up a game-high 6 shots, garnering Second Star honors despite not converting in the shootout. It was Gauthier's third star in as many games (two 2nd's and a 3rd). Gauthier is now T-8 in the ECHL in scoring, T-5 in goals, T-2 in power play goals, and T-4 in power-play assists. Ten of Gauthier's eighteen points have come on the power-play this season. Meanwhile, Wichita is 0-5 against the Oilers, thrice losing in a shootout, once losing in overtime, and once by a single goal in regulation. Glen Campbell or Isaac Hayes doesn't write the heartbreak any better than that, folks. The Thunder hits the road next weekend for a three-in-three with a double date against Brampton, and a Sunday affair with Elmira.

Juniors Game Night: 11-29-14

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 4 @ Plymouth Whalers 2

D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 21 GP, 6-19-25, +2, 52 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

Sarnia won its fourth game in a row to take sole possession of second place in the West Division. They are 13 points behind Sault Ste Marie.

Windsor Spitfires 5 @ Saginaw Spirit 3

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 20 GP, 8-5-13, -7, 34 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

DiGiacinto (pictured, OHL photo) scored for the second consecutive game and added two assists to lead the Spits to a road win in Saginaw.

Ottawa 67’s 3 @ Peterborough Petes 7

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 24 GP, 5-8-13, -12, 41 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

The 67’s beat the Petes in a shootout last game, but Peterborough made sure the game would end in regulation on Saturday – in a good way. Dominik Masin didn’t get in on the scoring spree. Five of the Petes were suspended (will not be served all at once) for egging a car, causing damage. Masin was not one of them.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 15-20-35, +10, 19 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point was named first star for scoring what turned out to be the game-winning goal in the final minute of the second period.

Vancouver Giants 6 @ Calgary Hitmen 3

D Ben Thomas, CAL: Did not play (injured)
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-11-13, +4, 12 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Thomas suffered a lower body injury last Sunday and is out for about a week.

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