Chekhov 3 @ Kazan 2 (OT)
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 48 GP, 18-7-25, +7, 16 PIM
Kazionov played 13:50 in the match. Chekhov's overtime winning goal came from former NHLer Chris Simon. It was his 12th goal of the season. Simon also had an assist in the game.
Moncton Wildcats 5 @ Quebec Remparts 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 45 GP, 10-30-40, +28, 48 PIM
Barberio has points in 11 of his last 12 games. Moncton completed the weekend road trip through Quebec 3-0, with all their wins coming in convincing fashion. Barberio hit 40 points for the third straight season, though heâ€™s well on pace to smash his career high of 46 points set in 70 games two years ago.
Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Mississauga St. Michaelâ€™s Majors 5
W Matias Sointu, SBY: Did not play (injured).
Season Totals: 31 GP, 5-9-14, E, 12 PIM
With Sudbury: 10 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 6 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM
Saginaw Spirit 0 @ Oshawa Generals 3
G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, shutout, 32 saves on 32 shots, *First Star*
Season Totals: 32 GP, 12-15-2-1, 3.47 GAA, .897 sv%, 2 SO
A huge performance for Zador, and he did it for a team that canâ€™t seem to close the floodgates when it comes to the opposition scoring. The win breaks a personal six-game losing streak for Zador. Itâ€™s his second career shutout, and first since a 37-save performance on October 9 against Erie.
Regina Pats vs. Kootenay Ice (Postponed)
RW Carter Ashton, REG:
Season Totals: 44 GP, 18-20-38, -8, 77 PIM
With Regina: 16 GP, 5-7-12, E, 25 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM
This game was postponed due to extreme weather and travel conditions.
Vancouver Giants 1 @ Portland Winterhawks 3
C James Wright, VAN: Did not play.
08-09 Season: 71 GP, 21-26-47, +26, 54 PIM
With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM
Wright is expected to (re-)join the Giants this week after being assigned to Vancouver by Tampa Bay. An interesting perspective on the James Wright story was posted on the Vancouver Sunâ€™s web site: The Wright man for the Giants, but the wrong time for NHL career
No.17 Vermont Catamounts 3 @ No.15 UMass Minutemen 0
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (interference), 0 SOG
Season Totals: 22 GP, 1-3-4, -4, 14 PIM
A nice rebound win for Vermont, who lost 3-1 to UMass in their previous game. Marshall earned a secondary assist on defenseman Drew MacKenzieâ€™s (Sabres 7/2007) first goal of the year to open the gameâ€™s scoring.
Jim Johnson is 3-0-0 as coach.
Dustin Tokarski returned to the Admirals just in time to lay down a 24 save shutout for his club. That's solid.
NOR Tyrell, (1) (Craig, Hall), 12:44
Dana Tyrell and Tokarski were the game's first and third stars. Congratulations to Tyrell on his first goal of the season and second as a professional. Dana had 1 goal and 6 points in 11 games as an amateur tryout at the end of the 2007-2008 season. The Admirals outshot Lowell 33-24 in the game.
The Admirals now creep to 3 games under .500 for the season as their road trip rolls on. Oddly, the team is 12-11-2 on the road and 8-12-0 at home, even though playing at The Scope traditionally has been a huge advantage for Norfolk. Norfolk has 15 road games left on the schedule and 20 at home, so if they can start to defend home ice better, that may make the difference in They are 2 points behind Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the final playoff spot in the division with the Penguins holding a game in hand. Norfolk has the Hartford Wolf Pack up next on Wednesday.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Omsk 3 @ Yaroslavl 4
Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 28/32, 4.07 GAA, .875 sv%
Season totals: 36 GP, 20-15, 3 SO, 2.08 GAA, .912 sv%
Yaroslavl got a game winning goal from former Lightning forward Dimitry Afanasenkov, his 13th of the season, to help earn a 4-3 win over Karri Ramo and Omsk.
Ekaterinburg 3 @ Khabarovsk 2 (SO)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 43 GP, 4-3-7, -17, 16 PIM
Kazionov took a first period minor for charging and played 11:22 in the match. Ekaterinburg holds a 3 point lead over Novosibirsk for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Magnitogorsk 4 @ Novosibirsk 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 24/27, 2.78 GAA, .889 sv%
Season totals: 42 GP, 21-18, 6 SO, 2.03 GAA, .925 sv%
Koshechkin stopped all three shooters he faced in the shootout. Sergei Fedorov had a goal for Magnitogorsk in the win.
Dynamo Moscow 4 @ Mytischi 3
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 48 GP, 3-11-14, -6, 32 PIM
Harju took a minor for diving after being held up by Oleg Kvasha and was 25% on draws in 16:11 of ice time. Former Lightning draft pick Vadim Epanchintsev had a pair of helpers in the match for Mytischi.
St. Petersburg 8 @ Dynamo Riga 1
Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM
Karsums took a minor for tripping in 12:19 of ice time. St. Petersburg got 1 goal and 1 assist from former Lightning prospect Anton But in the win.