Harvard Crimson 5 @ Brown Bears 2
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM (tripping), 4 SOG
Season Totals: 21 GP, 6-9-15, +1, 22 PIM
With his two assists Friday, Killorn (pictured) set a new career high for points in a season at 15. He had 14 last year as a freshman in 30 games.
No.17 Vermont Catamounts 5 @ Providence Friars 1
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 24 GP, 1-3-4, -4, 14 PIM
Marshall was back in the lineup on the fourth line as Vermont improved to 13-9-3 on the year.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2 @ Western Michigan Broncos 7
D Luke Witkowski , WMU: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM (checking from behind, game misconduct), 0 SOG
Season Totals: 25 GP, 2-3-5, -10, 45 PIM
A big upset win for the Broncos over the Irish. Witkowski was thrown out early in the third period for checking-from-behind. He now faces a possible suspension.
Jim Johnson is 7-0-1-1 as Head Coach.
Jaroslav Janus allowed 2 goals on 31 shots for the win.
HFD Locke, (20) (Byers, Nightingale), 0:52 (SH)
NOR Fadden, (3) (Fornataro, Wishart), 11:56 (PP)
HFD Roche, (2) (Grachev, Nightingale), 8:45
NOR Keller, (8) (McGinnis, Szczechura), 16:55
NOR Szczechura, (7) (Lashoff, Simek), 3:50
After a slow start in the first period, the Admirals outshot Hartford 34-17 from the second period on. The only downside of the night is that they surrendered a point in the standings to Hartford, which still presents a crossover problem from the Atlantic Division.
Norfolk still holds 3rd place in East Division with 52 points, and is now 1 game over .500. They have gained 2 points on 2nd place Albany and are now 5 points back of the River Rats with Albany holding a game in hand. They remain 2 points ahead of 4th place Adirondack and 5th place Syracuse with the Phantoms holding 2 games in hand. They gained 2 points on 6th place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, which is now 4 points back with the Pens holding 2 games in hand. The Admirals also maintained their 8 point lead on last place Binghamton with the Sens still holding 4 games in hand.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Magnitogorsk 3 @ Ekaterinburg 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 16/16, SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 46 GP, 24-14, 8 SO, 1.91 GAA, .928 sv%
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 47 GP, 5-3-8, -18, 16 PIM
Former NHLer Stan Chistov had 1 goal and 1 assist and Vasily Koshechkin made light work in a 16 save shutout over Ekaterinurg. Kazionov played 10:00 in the match for Ekaterinburg.
Kazan 3 @ Omsk 1
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
Season totals: 49 GP, 18-7-25, +8, 16 PIM
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 24/27, 3.04 GAA, .889 sv%
Season totals: 40 GP, 21-15, 4 SO, 2.06 GAA, .915 sv%
Kazionov missed his third game in a row for Kazan. Ak Bars got 1 goal and 1 assist from Kazan in the victory.
Dynamo Moscow 8 @ Chekhov 3
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 52 GP, 4-13-17, -8, 38 PIM
Harju pulled himself out of his recent slump with back to back goals scored by his line late in the first period. Harju's lifelong teammate Linus Omark, an Edmonton prospect, notched his 20th goal of the season on Harju's helper. Harju played 13:41 in the match and was 64% on draws.
Dynamo Riga 3 @ Novgorod 2 (SO)
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 14 PIM
Karsums was scoreless in 17:42 of ice time. Ex Shark and Islanders prospect Mike Iggulden scored his 13th goal of the season in the match for Riga.
Mississauga St. Michaelâ€™s Majors 3 @ Barrie Colts 2 (SO)
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 50 GP, 33-23-56, +32, 45 PIM
Fresh off a five-point All-Star Game, including a hat trick, Hutchings could not find the scoresheet as the Colts suffered a rare home loss, albeit in a shootout. Hutchings did not participate in the breakaway contest. He is 12 points off his career high for points in a season (68), set in 63 games last season. Heâ€™s one goal off his career high for goals (34), set that same year.
Four point win.
Antero Niittymaki allowed 2 goals on 36 shots for the win. He's been so good over the past couple of weeks. He's helping the Lightning get wins when they're not on top of their game.
TB 14:15, Stamkos 30 (Foster, St. Louis)(PP)
NYI 15:26, Moulson 21 (Gervais)
NYI 9:12, Sim 8 (Weight, Park)
TB 9:37, St. Louis 18 (Stamkos, Downie)
TB 10:13, Lecavalier 15 (Tanguay, Hedman)
TB 11:49, Stamkos 31 (Downie, Lundin)
TB 19:22, Tanguay 9 (Veilleux, Lecavalier)
Martin St. Louis is cold blooded. The Islanders absolutely worked their tails off to earn the 2-1 lead at 9:12 of the second, only to see Marty come down and score the short side goal 25 seconds later. He completely deflated the Isles in less than half a minute. That sort of thing was happening to the Lightning far too often in the first half of the season. It's good to see the Lightning being the victimizers instead of the victims.
This just in: Steven Stamkos is the truth. He doesn't turn 20 until Sunday, and he just staked himself to his first 30 goal season as an NHLer... and then scored number 31 just for emphasis. Can you imagine how good he's going to be at 24-25 years old?
Victor Hedman walked into the Forum -3 for the season. He walked out +1. Not bad.