Florida Everblades 2 at Orlando Solar Bears 3
D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 6-4-10, +8, 6 PIM, 31 SOG
G Allen York, FLA, L, 59:08 MIN, 3 GA, 42 SV, 45 SH
Season totals: 16 GP, 12-3-0-1, 2.29 GAA, 0.909 SV%, 2 SO
F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 16 GP, 5-3-8, +2, 24 PIM, 33 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
F Mike Aviani, FLA: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 17 GP, 5-4-9, E, 11 PIM, 31 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Orlando broke the Everblades seven-game win streak behind a 45-shot effort against Adam York, who stopped 42 in the losing effort. Lightning camper Mike Aviani scored a shortie early in the 3rd to pull Florida to within a goal, but the Blades were unable to muster the equalizer. The first of a six-game road trip, Florida looks to exact some revenge Sunday in a rematch against the Solar Bears.
Allen Americans 2 at Wichita Thunder 3 SO
F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 28 GP, 13-13-26, +1, 35 PIM, 92 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, -1, 9 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 28 GP, 0-5-5, -7, 62 PIM, 29 SOG
The Thunder squeaked out their third consecutive win against the Central Division leading Americans with a shootout victory Saturday night in Wichita. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier scored the go-ahead 2-1 goal in the 2nd, but the Thunder allowed the Americans to tie the game with a power-play marker in the 3rd. Gauthier failed to convert in the shootout, but the Thunder prevailed nonetheless. Fellow prospect Daniel Milan fought Allen veteran centerman Ian Schultz in the 2nd. The Thunder play next against Missouri on Tuesday night.
Germany 0 vs. Canada 4
Brayden Point, Canada, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM
Top 2015 prospect Connor McDavid had 1 goal and 3 points to lead Canada to a 4-0 victory over Germany. Jets second rounder Eric Comrie stopped all 17 shots he faced for the shutout for the Canadians.
Czech Republic 2 vs. Switzerland 5
Dominik Masin, Czech Republic, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
Switzerland scored 3 unanswered Second Period goals to defeat the Czech Republic 5-2. Predators first rounder Kevin Fiala had a pair of goals in the victory for the Swiss.
By the time the Syracuse Crunch scored its first goal, the hole was simply too deep to climb out of.
The Crunch scored twice in the final 11:15 but an empty-netter sealed the win for the Sharks, as Worcester snapped Syracuse's 10-game winning streak with a 4-2 win at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.
"We didn't come out the way we wanted," said Crunch forward Yanni Gourde. "We started late in the third period playing our way, and we can't do that against any team in this league."
As dominant a 2-1 win as you can get.
Ben Bishop allowed 1 goal on 26 shots for the victory in his return from injury. He didn't have to make many key saves, but when they came he got them.
8:50 TB Kucherov (15), (Palat)
4:53 TB Killorn (8), (Callahan, Filppula)
14:04 CAR Sekera (2), (E. Staal, Gerbe)
Ondrej Palat, Alex Killorn, and Ryan Callahan were the game's three stars. I'll throw a shout out to Mark Barberio in there, who played his best all-around game since he was AHL Defenseman of the Year for the Norfolk Admirals.
If the Lightning had capitalized on their PP opportunities (0-for-6) the game wouldn't have been close. As it was, the chances were there but they were snake bitten. So, that's at least a sign things are progressing in the right direction.
Cedric Paquette had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 12:42. He was also 20% on draws. He kept up reasonably well playing with Stamkos and Connolly.
All good things...
Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 22 shots for the loss. That snaps a streak of 4 starts where he allowed 2 or fewer goals. It should be noted Gudlevskis did also turn away a First Period penalty shot, as well.
WOR Taormina, (4) (Lerg, Fedun), 8:43 (PP)
WOR Coetzee, (1) (Brace, Abeltshauser), 17:07
WOR Trupp, (7) (Langlois), 3:31
SYR Gourde, (13) (Koekkoek, Richard), 9:45 (PP)
SYR Smith, (8) (Marchessault, Namestnikov), 17:17
WOR Langlois, (8) (Lerg), 18:29 (EN)
Yanni Gourde was the game's second star.
The defeat snaps Syracuse's 10 game winning streak.
Box score from TheAHL.com.