Czech Republic 3 @ Russia 4
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 31/34, 2.90 GAA, .912 sv%
Koshechkin didn't hurt his Olympics stock in this leg of the Euro Tour going 2-0 in both of his starts in this tournament. He finished the Karjala Cup with a 2.83 GAA and .921 sv%.
Finland 7 @ Sweden 0
Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
That's an embarassing finish for Team Sweden against their neighbors and rivals, the Finns. Sweden finished second to last at 1-2-0 in the Karjala Cup, and Harju was scoreless in three games, which definitely does hurt his Olympics stock.
DeCoste liking it in Belleville ... Ashton extends his point streak ... two prospects held off the ice.
Harvard Crimson 3 @ Colgate Raiders 6
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (interference), 3 SOG
Season Totals: 3 GP, 3-2-5, E, 4 PIM
Colgate swept Harvard in their weekend series. Killornâ€™s line scored early in the game when Canadienâ€™s first rounder Louis Leblanc found the back of the net, but Killorn was not credited with an assist. Harvard falls to 1-2 on the year.
Lake Superior Lakers 1 @ Western Michigan Broncos 2
D Luke Witkowski , UWM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 0-2-2, -3, 8 PIM
Witkowski earned his second assist in college play as WMU finished their weekend series with the Lakers at 1-0-1.
Is this the season everything changes in the Lightning minor league system?
Riku Helenius allowed just 1 goal on 21 shots for the win. It speaks highly on the Admirals' goaltending situation that Helenius is essentially the backup even though through three starts he has a mind-biggling 1.35 GAA and .938 save percentage.
NOR Szczechura, (5) (Tyrell), 0:58
NOR Lundin, (1) (Szczechura, Mihalik), 9:31 (PP)
NOR Simek, (2) (Bochenski), 2:18
NOR Bochenski, (8) (Mihalik, Jones), 5:38
NOR Jones, (2) (Bochenski, Graham), 9:58
NOR Hall, (2) (Syroczynski, Jones), 16:49
SYR Fritsche, (2) (Mayorov, Picard), 17:51
Jones' re-emergence highlights what makes this version of the Admirals different: an unprecedented amount of forward depth. The win moves Norfolk into fourth place in the AHL East Division, and they are now just four points out of first place with a game in hand on the front-running Hershey Bears.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Niitty is so gangsta.
Antero Niittymaki has been a revelation. He stopped 36 of 37 tonight to give his Lightning team a chance to get the win. Ride him 'til the wheels come off.
TB 10:09, Malone 10 (St. Louis, Lecavalier)(PP)
TB 19:13, Tanguay 3 (Malone, Lecavalier)
MTL 9:44, Gionta 7 (Spacek, Gomez)(PP)
TB 18:01, Wright 2 (Tanguay, Halpern)
This fell somewhere between the Toronto and Ottawa games in terms of how the Lightning played. The offensive flow and continuity is still absent (21 shots), and they were slightly tighter defensively than in Toronto but not quite as good as in Ottawa. Nitty has collected 4 of 6 points in these past 3 games and the team hasn't played to its potential.
Steve Downie had 1 hit in 12:36. This was his quietest game in a Lightning uniform in a long while.
Drew Miller played 9:16.
Zenon Konopka had 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 8:58.
James Wright scored the big insurance marker in the game and was +1 with 2 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 12:39.