Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Harvard Crimson 3
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (interference), 6 SOG
Season Totals: 12 GP, 5-4-9, E, 8 PIM
Harvard broke their 10-game winless streak (0-9-1) Tuesday by winning their first game after the Christmas break. Killornâ€™s six shots on goal were three more than anyone else on the Crimson.
Tough to lose a 2-1 game in OT.
Mike Smith allowed 2 goals on 35 shots for the overtime loss.
MTL 9:53, Gionta 9 (Markov, Gomez)
TB 3:52, Foster 6 (Hedman, St. Louis)
MTL 3:32, Plekanec 9 (Cammalleri)
The Lightning are now one game away from the midway point of the season and still sitting on a .500 record. The point tonight moves the team into a four way tie for 8th in the East with Philly, Atlanta, and the Rangers. That's the good news. The bad news is that the team's on an 82 point pace. That won't hold up if the goal is to make the playoffs. Last season it took 93 points to make the postseason in the East (91 in the West).
Zenon Konopka had 1 shot, 1 blocked shot, and was 89% on draws in 8:02.
Paul Szczechura had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 13:15.
James Wright was -1 with 1 hit in 8:01.
Blair Jones had 4 shots and 1 blocked shot in 15:48.
Victor Hedman had a helper and was +1 with 2 shots and 2 blocked shots in 22:27.
Canada 8 vs. Slovakia 2
C Richard Panik, SLO: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Richard Panik ended Team Canada's shutout streak at 157:25 into their 2010 U20 WJC tournament. However, Canada continued its juggernaut by defeating Panik's Team Slovakia by a score of 8-2. Panik has tallied a goal in each of Slovakia's first three contests and is tied for first with 4 other players for the goal scoring lead of the tournament. His 4 assists place him 7th overall in tournament scoring.
Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 6 SOG
Season Totals: 35 GP, 5-24-29, +16, 38 PIM
Mark Barberio tallied a first period power play goal to help the Moncton Wildcats ring up a 3 for 6 night with the man advantage and defeat Bathurst 4-3. Barberio added an even strength assist in the 2nd period before finishing the night with 6 of the Wildcats 35 shots.
Barrie Colts 7 @ Kitchener Rangers 4
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 3-0-3, +3, 2 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 35 GP, 24-22-46, +28, 26 PIM
Alex Hutchings and the Barrie Colts resumed OHL play after the holiday break with a bang as Hutchings rung up a hat trick while earning FIRST STAR honors as the Colts defeated the Kitchener Rangers 7-4 Tuesday night. It was Barrie's league-leading 30th win in 35 contests on the season.
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 @ Sudbury Wolves 4
LW Matias Sointu, SBY: DNP (at WJC)
Season Totals: 31 GP, 5-9-14, E, 14 PIM
With Sudbury: 10 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 8 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM
Matias Sointu didn't dress for Wolves Tuesday night as the Finnish winger remains with the Team Finland at the U2O WJC tournament. Sudbury doubled up the rival Soo 4-2 behind Eric O'Dell's first star effort.
Erie Otters 4 @ Saginaw Spirit 1
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Win, 36 saves on 37 shots, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 13 GP, 7-4-2-0, 2.81 GAA, .918 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%
Jaroslav Janus stopped 36 Spirit shots Tuesday night enroute to SECOND STAR honors, and reportedly single-handedly won the game for the Otters against an onslaught of Saginaw offense.
Belleville Bulls 2 @ Ottawa 67's 4
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
Season Totals: 32 GP, 10-8-18, -2, 35 PIM
With Bulls: 19 GP, 8-7-15, E, 15 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM
Kyle DeCoste was held scoreless as the 67's defeated the Bulls 4-2 in Belleville's first game back from the holiday break. The Bulls were 0 for 8 on the power play for the night.
Regina Pats 1 @ Calgary Hitmen 3
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM (fighting)
Season Totals: 35 GP, 14-16-30, -14, 67 PIM
With Regina: 7 GP, 1-3-4, -6, 15 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM
Carter Ashton was held scoreless for the second straight game as the Hitmen edged the Pats 4-3 on Tuesday night. Ashton was assessed a fightning major when he and Calgary center Chase Schaber tangled four minutes into the 3rd period.
You can spot a lot of teams a lead in the AHL and still have a chance. You do not want to spot a team as explosive as the Bears a 2-0 lead.
Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 35 shots for the loss. He's probably sick of seeing Hershey.
HER Giroux, (12) (Aucoin, Gordon), 8:29
HER Pinizzotto, (6) (Joudrey, Wellar), 9:05
NOR Syroczynski, (6) (Fritz), 2:56
HER Bourque, (4) (Bouchard, Wellar), 18:21
NOR Bochenski, (16) (Syroczynski, Lashoff), 2:28 (PP)
HER Helmer, (3) (Joudrey, McNeill), 5:02 (SH)
NOR Simek, (7) (Hall, Krajicek), 5:26 (PP)
HER Bourque, (5) , 19:03 (EN)
Matt Syrocynski and Mitch Fritz were the second and third stars of the game.
Matt Lashoff's power play assist was just his 5th point in 28 games this season.
Box score from TheAHL.com.