Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 28 shots for the victory. Goal support: Kristers has it, tonight.
SYR Marchessault, (3) (Dotchin, Paquette), 1:38
SYR Koekkoek, (1) (Blujus, Richard), 9:05 (PP)
BNG Pageau, (3) (Wideman, Robinson), 10:23
BNG Puempel, (2) (Dzingel), 12:26
SYR Kunyk, (2) (Paradis, Gourde), 3:06
SYR Vermin, (3) , 4:39
BNG Wideman, (7) (Mullen), 6:48 (PP)
SYR Smith, (2) (Dotchin), 12:13
SYR Paquette, (4) (Vermin), 17:05
Joel Vermin and Cedric Paquette were the game's first and second stars. Defenseman Slater Koekkoek scored his first AHL goal in the contest, as well. And, there was #blujuspalooza happening on that goal, too.
They really faced down a hot goaltender last night, which happens, and were unfortunate to get shut out, but the scoreboard wasn't indicative of the team's play. They were doing a lot of the right things to snap their offensive funk, and the floodgates finally came open for them tonight. Hopefully they stay open now even if Paquette has to go back to the Lightning with Alex Killorn getting hurt again up top.
Syracuse gets Norfolk on Friday.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Tappara 2 vs. HPK 3 (SO)
Saku Salminen, HPK, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 9 GP, 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM
Saku Salminen scored the game opening goal for HPK today in their 3-2 shootout win against Tappara. Salminen played 13:32 in the victory.
Florida Everblades 4 at Orlando Solar Bears
D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
G Allen York, FLA, W, 59:56 MIN, 2 GA, 29 SH, 27 SV
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-1-0-1, 2.42 GAA, 0.896 SV%
F Mike Aviani, FLA, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (FLA-ECHL): 1 GP, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals (CHA-AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Adam York was named the game's 1st Star, stopping 27 shots en route to an Everblades victory over the division-leading Solar Bears. Lightning camper Mike Aviani, recently returned from a 2-game stint with AHL Charlotte, scored the Blades second goal assisted by Bolt prospect Artem Sergeev. Florida and Orlando resume what seems to be a 40-game opening season series Saturday night in Estero.
In other news, on Monday the AHL transaction wire had Bolt prospect forward Danick Gauthier as being reassigned from AHL Syracuse to ECHL Florida. But on Friday the Wichita Thunder announced that the Tampa Bay Lightning reassigned Gauthier from Syracuse to the Thunder, joining fellow Bolt prospect blueliner Dan Milan. The Thunder host the Missouri Mavericks Saturday night before traveling to Tulsa to take on the Oilers Sunday afternoon.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Shawinigan Cataractes 3 @ Quebec Remparts 5
W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits
Season totals: 12 GP, 10-9-19, +12, 12 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM
Quebec overcame three 1-goal deficits to extend their win streak to five games. Erne’s assist came on an empty net goal.
Ontario Hockey League
Sarnia Sting 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 1
D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 10 GP, 3-9-12, +1, 26 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
Sarnia won their second game in a row, 4-1 in snowy Sudbury. DeAngelo had a rare scoreless game.
Western Hockey League
Prince Albert Raiders 6 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 3
C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 8-12-20, +8, 14 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Moose Jaw lots its fifth consecutive game, 6-3 at home to Prince Albert. Point continues to produce despite the Warriors’ woes, this time notching two assists. He had two goals in his previous game.
Calgary Hitmen 0 @ Swift Current Broncos 3
D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 14 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 8 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Calgary was shut out at the former home of Joe Sakic, 3-0.
No. 6 Boston University Terriers 4 @ No. 9 Providence Friars 1
D John MacLeod, BU: 1-0-1, +3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, +4, 4 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM
After missing a game with an undisclosed injury, MacLeod (Daily Free Press photo) scored his first collegiate goal and point as the Terriers topped the Friars, 4-1. Jack Eichel had a goal and an assist for BU, who jumped up from No. 12 to No. 6 this past week.
No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1 @ No. 7 St. Cloud State Huskies 4
G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 33 saves on 37 shots, 2 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 4-1-0, 2.40 GAA, .914 sv%, 1 SO
2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO
SCSU gave No. 1 Minnesota more than they could handle, frustrating the Gophers and taking a 4-0 lead before Goldy got on the scoreboard. Wilcox took a high sticking penalty in the third period. One member of the Gophers media tweeted that it was the most upset he’s seen Wilcox in a game. It was Minnesota’s first loss of the season. The two teams square off again on Saturday in Mariuccia Arena.
*USCHO poll used