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AHL Game Night: 12-6-19 Rocket at Crunch

Syracuse stops slide with First Period explosion.

LAV-2
SYR-5

Scott Wedgewood allowed 2 goals on 17 shots in a little over two periods of work. Spencer Martin stopped the three shots he faced the rest of the way. Wedgewood departed with a LBI.

First Period
0:19 SYR Smith (4), (Colton, Conacher)
9:13 SYR Gaunce (2), (Martel, Abbandonato)
10:50 SYR Katchouk (5), (Abbandonato, D. Stephens)
14:49 SYR Conacher (7), (Mueller)

Second Period
2:12 LAV Ouellet (4), (Barber, Evans)
9:14 LAV Vejdemo (8), (Barber, Evans)(PP)

Third Period
3:50 SYR Conacher (8), (Foote, Mueller)(PP)

Cory Conacher, Luke Witkowski, and Ross Colton were the game's three stars.

Syracuse came into this game a little embarrassed, a little ticked, and a lot hungry, and they took it out on Laval early and often. Good on the Crunch to also go ahead and put the game away early in the Third Period with the soul destroying PP goal to quell any comeback hopes by the Rocket. That's what good teams do.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 12-5-19 Wild at Lightning

Lightning suffer from late 90's quality goaltending on 90's night at Amalie.

MIN-5
TB-4

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 5 goals on 21 shots for the loss. One of the less mentioned things about this year so far has been the maddening inconsistency of Vasiy. He's oscillated between ok and pure garbage, and tonight was one of those nights where he was the dog's breakfast.

First Period
1:52 TB Cernak (2), (Point, Vasilevskiy)
9:33 MIN Eriksson Ek (2), (Greenway, Suter)
10:46 MIN Zucker (11), (Staal, Zuccarello)
11:14 MIN Soucy (3), (Zuccarello, Brodin)
15:57 TB Sergachev (4), (Shattenkirk, Paquette)

Second Period
18:47 TB Hedman (6), (Kucherov)(PP)
19:23 MIN Rask (3), (Fiala, Soucy)

Third Period
4:00 TB Killorn (7), (Cernak)
4:08 MIN Zuccarello (6), (Zucker, Brodin)

Mikhail Sergachev was the game's second star.

The Lightning dominated possession for large swaths of this game, but it's irrelevant when you're mentally soft when it comes to details and you get below replacement-level goaltending. The Lightning now are probably going to fall behind playoff pace by the end of this ten game set of the year because they now need seven out of eight remaining points just to tread water. That's unlikely when your goaltending keeps bobbing up and down.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 12-4-19 Checkers at Crunch

Crunch completely outclassed by Charlotte.

CHA-5
SYR-1

Spencer Martin allowed 5 goals on 34 shots for the loss.

First Period
8:05 CHA Gauthier (8), (Bean, Kuokkanen)(PP)
9:28 CHA Gauthier (9), (Forsling, McKeown)
15:55 SYR Colton (3), (Gaunce, Witkowski)

Second Period
9:59 CHA Shinakaruk (4), (Markison, Bean)
18:55 CHA Wood (3), (McCormick, Luostarinen)

Third Period
10:16 CHA Kukokkanen (4), (Luostarinen, Bean)(PP)

Syracuse was outshot 34-18 in the contest and frankly never had a chance in this one. Dominik Masin being out of the defensive lineup, in particular, really seemed to hurt Syracuse's ability to get out of their own end.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Night: 12-3-19 Lightning at Predators

Lightning OT master class claims two crucial road points.

TB-3
NSH-2 (OT)

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the OT victory.

First Period
7:46 TB Hedman (5), (Stamkos, Johnson)

Second Period
6:13 NSH Jarnkrok (10), (Turris)
6:44 TB Palat (9), (Kucherov, Shattenkirk)

Third Period
9:51 NSH Turris (5), (Ekholm, Ellis)(PP)

Overtime
2:35 TB Kucherov (10), (Stamkos, Sergachev)

Nikita Kucherov was the game's first star.

The Lightning tried to piddle this one down the leg pretty hard, wasting a full major penalty and several other golden opportunities to take this one in regulation on the power play. However, putting that aside, they got good goaltending tonight and they absolutely put on a master class in possession in Overtime by controlling the puck for pretty much the full duration of OT before tying a bow on it with a tap in finish by Kucherov.

I would be unsurprised to see Erik Cernak go right back on suspension for an uncalled elbow in the Third Period of tonight's contest.

It's really hard to understate how important those two points were. Lose that game and you've got to get nine of ten remaining possible points in this ten game segment of the year to stay on playoff pace. Even with the win, the Lightning still have to collect seven points out of the next five games. .700 hockey is far from a gimme, either, but it's more in the realm of reality than .900 hockey.

Carter Verhaeghe was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in 5:19.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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