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AHL Game Night: 12-5-15 Comets at Crunch

Crunch choke.

UTI-4
SYR-2

Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 32 shots for the loss.

First Period
SYR McGinn, (4) (Erne, Peca), 18:58 (PP)

Second Period
SYR Tambellini, (8) (Taormina, Blunden), 17:02 (PP)

Third Period
UTI Jensen, (4) (Vey, Archibald), 13:47
UTI Hamilton, (3) (Ehrhardt), 17:01
UTI Friesen, (4) (Zalewski), 17:55
UTI Grenier, (4) (Bancks), 19:43 (EN)

Gudlevskis and Jeff Tambellini were the game's first and second stars.

After being in control most of the night, Syracuse allowed 3 goals in the last 3 minutes of the game to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Liiga Game Day: 12-5-15

KalPa 2 vs. Blues 3
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 3-1-4, E, 14 PIM

Jonne Tammela was held off the board in 13:38 of ice time in KalPa's 3-2 loss to Blues.

Juniors Game Night: 12-4-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 Hit
Season totals: 25 GP, 3-8-11, +1, 36 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM, 1 Hit
Season totals: 25 GP, 12-10-22, +9, 29 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Saint John had a 3-1 lead entering the third period, but gave up three goals to the visiting Wildcats. Conor Garland (Coyotes) and Cameron Askew (NYR) both had two goals for Moncton.

Shawinigan Cataractes 7 @ Quebec Remparts 6 (OT)

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-3-4, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits, *Third Star*
Season totals: 25 GP, 22-22-44, +4, 31 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Dennis Yan had four points, including the overtime-winner, as Shawinigan won an old fashioned QMJHL barnburner, 7-6.

Ontario Hockey League

Windsor Spitfires 1 @ London Knights 6

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: Did not play (suspended)
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto is serving a 5-game suspension for “bullying actions.”

Peterborough Petes 4 @ Kingston Frontenacs 3 (OT)

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Second Star*
Season totals: 28 GP, 2-10-12, +19, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 3-10-13, +5, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough responded to a 6-2 home loss Thursday vs the Fronts with an overtime win on Friday. Dominik Masin had three assists in a game for the second time this season and now has a 3-game point streak. Masin, who was named to the Czech Republic World Juniors Evaluation Camp roster this week, didn’t start hitting his offensive stride last year until January.

Saginaw Spirit 4 @ Flint Firebirds 3 (SO)

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 6-2-8, +2, 6 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Mitchell Stephens (pictured) played his first game since October 16 when he broke his foot and scored once and added an assist in a shootout win in Flint. Stephens, who was named to Team Canada’s World Junior Evaluation Camp roster, had his shootout attempt saved.

Western Hockey League

Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6

C Brayden Point, MJ: Did not play
Season totals: 19 GP, 18-25-43, +9, 8 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point was expected to return from a shoulder injury this weekend, but he was scratched Friday night. He told TSN he saw doctors and physiotherapists in Calgary and “should be ready to go.” Point was named to Canada’s World Junior Evaluation Camp roster this week.

Kootenay Ice 0 @ Vancouver Giants 4

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 30 GP, 2-9-11, -14, 21 PIM
With Vancouver: 16 GP, 2-6-8, -4, 11 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Ryan Kubic (2016) made 25 saves for his third shutout of the season. At “just” 5-11, Kubic probably isn’t an option for the Lightning down the road.

United States Hockey League

Dubuque Fighting Saints 3 @ Omaha Lancers 2

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Loss, 40 saves on 43 shots
Season totals: 12 GP, 8-3-1, 2.26 GAA, .928 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham made 40 saves, but took the loss for Omaha Friday. It was Oldham’s first loss since November 13. The Lancers were outshot 43-15 Friday.

Sioux City Musketeers 2 @ Team USA 5

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-1-1, -3, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 0-15-15, -6, 20 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Team USA got two goals from Boston College commit Zach Walker (2016) and one from Boston University pledge Kieffer Bellows (2016), son of former Lightning forward Brian Bellows, to beat Sioux City, 5-2. Tampa Bay prospect and Minnesota commit Ryan Zuhlsdorf has three assists in his last four games.

NCAA Game Night: 12-4-15

Vermont Catamounts 4 @ No. 11 Boston University Terriers 2

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 14 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 37 GP, 2-7-9, +19, 58 PIM

Martin St. Louis’ alma mater scored twice in the third period to break a 2-2 tie and beat BU in Boston, 4-2.

Minnesota State Mavericks 2 @ No. 14 Bowling Green Falcons 2 (OT)

W Jimmy Mullin, MSU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 10 GP, 1-0-1, -3, 0 PIM
2013-2014 totals (Miami): 19 GP, 1-6-7, 23 PIM

Bowling Green scored twice in the final quarter of the third period, including the game-tying goal with seven seconds left shorthanded with the goalie pulled. That won’t sit well with the Mavs.

*USCHO poll used

Erne Returns, Lifts Crunch to 5-1 Win Over Senators


By Jeremy Houghtaling

For Adam Erne, it was just another game.

After missing six weeks with an injury, the Crunch rookie forward registered a goal and an assist in his return to lead Syracuse to a 5-1 win over the Binghamton Senators at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

“Obviously, you get some butterflies before the game, but it’s just another game,” Erne said. “You want to prove yourself and get goals. The goal is to play in the NHL, and you have to prove yourself to do that. It can’t be a one time thing, it’s something you have to bring every night.”

Crunch head coach Rob Zettler believed pairing Erne with veterans Mike Angelidis and Jeff Tambellini gave the line a whole new dimension.

“He was maybe the best player on the ice tonight,” Zettler said. “He was really good. He skated really well. He looked really fast out there and was making plays.”

AHL Game Night: 12-4-15 Senators at Crunch

Erne's baaaaaaaaaaaack!

BNG-1
SYR-5

Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 29 shots for the victory, further pumping up his season save percentage to .938. Stylish.

First Period
SYR Erne, (1) (Angelidis, Walcott), 8:02
SYR Angelidis, (2) (Tambellini, Erne), 12:31

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
SYR Taormina, (5) (DeAngelo, Peca), 1:06 (PP)
SYR Tambellini, (7) (Angelidis, Erne), 8:22
BNG Puempel, (5) (Dzingel, Carlisle), 11:49
SYR Witkowski, (1) (Peca), 19:30

Adam Erne, Gudlevskis, and Mike Angelidis were the game's three stars.

Top flight prospect played his first game in over a month returning from injury, and immediately dropped points in triplicate, including his first goal of the season 8:02 into the game. So it took him less than a half a period to knock of the rust, I guess. Erne's performance coupled with a pair of assists by Matthew Peca are a welcome sign for a Crunch team that needs their top rookie pro forwards to chip in like core players if they're going to reach their ceiling this year as a club.

The Crunch have a ton of games in hand relative to most of the teams in the Eastern Conference, so a winning streak moving forward could be a chance to climb very quickly in the standings.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 12-4-15

St. Petersburg 3 vs. Chelyabinsk 2 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (St. Petersburg): 12 GP, 5-6-11, +5, 0 PIM
Season totals (Khanty-Mansiysk): 23 GP, 7-7-14, +6, 4 PIM
Season totals: 35 GP, 12-13-25, +11, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play helper in 18:39 of ice time as SKA St. Petersburg clipped Traktor Chelyabinsk 3-2 in OT. Ex-NHLer Ilya Kovalchuk had a pair of helpers in the win.

Novgorod 3 vs. Novosibirsk 2 (SO)
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 8-6-14, +6, 24 PIM

Carter Ashton had a power play goal and a minor for hooking (in Overtime) in Novgorod's 3-2 Shootout win over Novosibirsk. Ashton played 20:47 in the contest. Ex-NHLer Nikolai Zherdev assisted on the Ashton goal.

Juniors Game Night: 12-4-15

Ontario Hockey League

Flint Firebirds 4 @ Windsor Spitfires 3 (OT)

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: Did not play (suspended)
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-14-25, +15, 40 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto is serving a 5-game suspension for “bullying actions.”

Kingston Frontenacs 6 @ Peterborough Petes 2

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 2-7-9, +18, 28 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 3-10-13, +5, 27 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Peterborough had their six-game win streak snapped with a 6-2 home loss Thursday. Dominik Masin had the primary assist on a third period power play goal that cut Kingston’s lead to 4-2, but the Fronts added two goals 22 seconds apart with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. Panthers first rounder Lawson Crouse had two assists and was second star for Kingston.

Juniors Game Night: 12-2-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan @ Saint John Sea Dogs (Postponed)

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: --------
Season totals: 24 GP, 3-8-11, +1, 34 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: ------------
Season totals: 24 GP, 11-10-21, +7, 27 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Wednesday’s game was postponed because Titan defenseman Nicolas Dumulong was involved in a car accident.

Rimouski Oceanic 4 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 24 GP, 21-19-40, +5, 31 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan scored his 21st goal of the season, but Shawinigan gave up leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in a 4-3 home loss to Rimouski.

Western Hockey League

Medicine Hat Tigers 0 @ Vancouver Giants 6

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 29 GP, 2-9-11, -15, 19 PIM
With Vancouver: 15 GP, 2-6-8, -5, 9 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Cliff Ronning’s son, Ty (2016 draft), had a natural hat trick for the Giants, who toppled the visiting Tigers, 6-0. Ryan Kubic (2016) had 33 saves for the shut out.

NHL Game Night: 12-2-15 Lightning at Ducks

Like bullseyeing womp rats on their T-16 back home, the Lightning defeat Anaheim on Star Wars Night.

TB-2
ANA-1

Ben Bishop (and on a couple of occasions his horseshoe) was the difference tonight. He allowed 1 goal on 33 shots for the victory, and generally outplayed Gibson to get the 2 points.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
2:35 TB Drouin (2), (Namestnikov, Garrison)
4:15 ANA Perry (9), (Getzlaf, Rakell)
16:22 TB Marchessault (2), (Drouin, Filppula)(PP)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Bishop was the game's first star. Kudos to the homers at Honda Center for denying Drouin a richly deserved star.

Styles make the fight and stylistically the Lightning still aren't built to handle Anaheim's style, but they have some sort of voodoo power over the Ducks that allows them to pull out victories even when they get outplayed. Tonight's margin came on the strength of superior goaltending by Bishop and a couple of goals manufactured by the slick hands of Jonathans Drouin and Marchessault. I'll take it. The Lightning clearly need at least 4 points out of this California trip, so a loss tonight would've cut the margin of error to zippo. Now they just need to manufacture one more win on the trip to call it a success, and if they can get 3 or 4 points out of the remaining 2 games, all the better. It seems iffy for Tyler Johnson to come back on this roadie, but it seems like Paquette's return is imminent and Palat might not be super far off either, so if the Lightning can at least weather this 10 game segment there's reason for hope. If they actually can get 13-14 points out of it, there's reason to be ecstatic.

For the record, on the two goals the Lightning had waved off: I thought the call on the Kucherov goal was appropriate and the goaltender interference call against Callahan on Killorn's waved off goal was pure baloney. It's not Callahan's fault Lindholm decided to be a clumsy oaf and bowl over his own goaltender. Fortunately it became a moot point with Marchessault scoring the eventual GWG just a few moments later, so despite their best attempts the refs didn't actually influence the score. It ended up being right at 2-1 where it rightfully should have been.

Jonathan Marchessault had a power play goal and 2 shots in 8:56. He clearly lost IT to Drouin's return, but he showed off his sniper's touch to get the GWG. He can shoot. That much has never been in doubt. With players coming back in the next couple of weeks and the Lightning possibly getting to their full deck of cards, it'll be interesting to see what they do with Marchessault. In my opinion, he's played well enough to stick on this recall, but the roster math is daunting for him. If the Lightning didn't play so much better with 7 d-men in the lineup, I might suggest sending one down to make more permanent room for Marchessault, but I doubt that's in the cards.

Nikita Nesterov played 7:18. Considering where his game was when he was sent down to Syracuse, a quiet night at the rink is an improvement.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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