Whose idea was it to play a game on a Tuesday night?
ADK Reinhart, (7) (Agostino, Hanowski), 5:27
ADK Granlund, (6) (Hathaway), 10:11 (SH)
ADK Cundari, (3) (Wotherspoon, Agostino), 2:24
ADK Shore, (11) (Cundari, Poirier), 8:00 (PP)
ADK Baertschi, (6) (Granlund, Hathaway), 11:42
ADK Baertschi, (7) (Hathaway, Cundari), 17:19
ADK Elson, (8) (McGrattan), 8:22
ADK Agostino, (5) (Hanowski), 13:40
ADK Baertschi, (8) (Wotherspoon), 14:43
ADK Elson, (9) (McGrattan, Stevenson), 18:24
Not a whole lot you can say. Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes every bear in a 100 mile radius takes turns mauling you for 60 consecutive minutes.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Pelicans 3 vs. HPK 0
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM
French national Teddy Da Costa, brother of CSKA's Stephane Da Costa, had a pair of goals to lead Pelicans to a 3-0 win over HPK. Predators 7th rounder Janne Juvonen stopped all 23 shots he faced for the shutout.
Magnitogorsk 1 vs. CSKA 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 33/35, 2.04 GAA, .943 sv%
Season totals: 46 GP, 29-8-6, 5 SO, 1.76 GAA, .938 sv%
Ex-Senators farmhand Stephane DaCosta had a pair of goals, both assisted ex-Preds first rounder Alexander Radulov, to lead CSKA to a 3-1 win over Magnitogorsk. DaCosta's 27 goals are good for 3rd in the KHL so far this season.
Mytischi 6 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 50 GP, 19-14-33, +2, 12 PIM
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 1-8-9, +2, 51 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on Yugra's lone goal, scored by ex-NHLer Alexander Korolyuk, in their 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Mytischi. Gusev played 18:24 in the match. Dmitry Korobov played 20:49 in the contest for the victorious side. Mytischi also got 1 goal and 1 assist from ex-Lightning defenseman Matt Gilroy in the contest.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Quebec Remparts 5
W Adam Erne, QUE: 2-0-2, +2, 7 PIM, 4 SOG, 2/4 FO, 4 Hits, *First Star*
Season totals: 47 GP, 32-36-68, +18, 85 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM
Erne had two goals on Sunday then ended the game with a charging major and a game misconduct at the 20:00 mark. Things got a bit ugly at the end. Erne said he was sticking up for a teammate by laying a big hit, then turned around and Adam Chapman had his gloves off ready to go. Erne talked about the incident on the Remparts website (click here).
Ontario Hockey League
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 @ Kitchener Rangers 5
D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
With SSM: 12 GP, 4-18-22, +8, 23 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 14-46-60, +9, 87 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
DeAngelo managed to extend his point streak to 11 games, though Kitchener won big against the Soo, 5-1, despite being outshot, 42-29. The shots were 35-19 after two periods. Jake Paterson (Red Wings) was excellent in the Kitchener nets.
Western Hockey League
Calgary Hitmen 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 2
D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 5-18-23, +8, 20 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Calgary won its eighth straight game and is surging toward the playoffs. Thomas (pictured) has points in six of his last eight games.
The opposite of Saturday.
2:55 TB Boyle (11), (Hedman, Connolly)
13:42 TB Filppula (11), (Stamkos, Callahan)
18:52 TB Kucherov (20), (Johnson, Filppula)
4:49 ANA Getzlaf (17), (Perry, Beleskey)
14:27 TB Boyle (12), (Connolly, Palat)
6:14 TB Callahan (16), (Stamkos, Filppula)
14:57 ANA Vatanen (12), (Getzlaf, Bryzgalov)(PP)
17:26 ANA Brewer (1), (Thompson, Cogliano)
Brian Boyle, Valtteri Filppula, and Ryan Callahan were the game's three stars. Honorable mention to Victor Hedman's scintillating play to start the game and set up the opening goal by Boyle. That play set the tone in the First Period and allowed the Lightning to jump out and never get caught.
What this game should prove to the Lightning is that when they put the effort in, they can beat anybody. Unlike yesterday's game, where the Lightning didn't put the effort into the First Period against the Kings and fell behind 3-0, they ran roughshod on the Ducks and got up 3-0, never looking back. Effort. It's essential at all times.
Luke Witkowski was -1 with 5 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 2 blocked shots in 12:08. He had his first NHL fight against Maroon and held his own against a much bigger/stronger man. That's impressive for an ex-NCAA guy.
Nikita Nesterov was +3 with 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 12:50.