Slovakia 2 vs. Czech Republic 5 (Relegation Round)
C/W Richard Panik, SLO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Tournament: 6 GP, 6-2-8, E, 2 PIM, 32 SOG
The Czechs got a hat trick from undersized forward Jan Kovar (undrafted, 2009 eligible) in a 5-2 relegation round route of Richard Panik (pictured) and Slovakia. The Czechs finished on top of the relegation table at 3-0, just ahead of Slovakia (2-1). Panik went scoreless in the game, but still finished as the team leader in points with eight (six goals) in six games. His 32 shots were 12 more than anyone else on the team. With the bronze and gold medal games yet to be played, Panik was tied for the tournament lead in goals and 12th in points.
Finland 4 vs. Russia 3 (Fifth Place Game)
W Matias Sointu, FIN: 0-1-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping), 1 SOG
Tournament: 4 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 6 PIM, 10 SOG
Finland outscored Russia 2-1 in the third period, including the game winner with six minute remaining to take fifth place in the tournament. Sointu had a good showing in his WJC debut, recording a goal and two assists over four games.
Ekaterinburg 3 @ Kazan 2 (SO)
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 36 GP, 4-3-7, -14, 12 PIM
Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 14-4-18, +2, 12 PIM
It was Kazionov brother versus Kazionov brother, as the younger son's team, Ekaterinburg, defeated big brother and Kazan 3-2 in the shootout. Denis played 9:23 in the match while Dmitri got 14:07 of ice time. Kazan got a very late goal from Alexei Morozov with 19 seconds to go in regulation, but failed to talley in the penalty shot session.
Magnitogorsk 2 @ Nizhnekamsk 1
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 35 GP, 17-15, 5 SO, 2.07 GAA, .923 sv%
Former Lightning draft pick Fedor Fedorov assisted on Tomas Rolinek's third period, game winning goal for Magnitogorsk.
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 2
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 37 GP, 6-25-31, +15, 36 PIM
Barberio scored the gameâ€™s opening goal on the power play. He has begun to find the back of the net more frequently recently, though heâ€™s got a ways to go to reach last yearâ€™s career high of 15 goals. Barberio began his QMJHL career with Cape Breton in 2006-2007, but was traded after 41 games.
Belleville Bulls 8 @ Oshawa Generals 2
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 13-8-21, E, 35 PIM
With Bulls: 22 GP, 11-7-18, +2, 15 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM
G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 32 saves on 37 shots
Season Totals: 27 GP, 11-13-2-1, 3.54 GAA, .896 sv%, 1 SO
Zador gave up at least five goals for the third straight game, and as a result was pulled for the third straight game. Kevin Bailie, who played the last game for Oshawa, relieved Zador, but gave up three goals on five shots. DeCoste, on the other hand, remains hot, scoring for the second straight game. Heâ€™s within two of his career high for goals in a season (15), set last year with Brampton and Sault Ste. Marie. DeCoste's goal came against Zador.
Khabarovsk 4 @ Dynamo Moscow 3 (OT)
Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 39 GP, 3-9-12, -9, 28 PIM
Harju played 11:54 in the match and was 50% on draws. Former Blue Jacket and European league journeyman David Ling scored the winner for Khabarovsk and also had a helper in the game.
Kingston Frontenacs 2 @ Belleville Bulls 3 (OT)
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 34 GP, 12-8-20, -2, 35 PIM
With Bulls: 21 GP, 10-7-17, E, 15 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM
A big night for DeCoste (pictured), who scored the game tying goal midway through the third period on the power play, then won it in overtime when he charged the net and slid the puck through the goalieâ€™s legs.
Peterborough Petes 3 @ Barrie Colts 6
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-1-2, E, 4 PIM (holding, holding the stick), *Third Star*
Season Totals: 37 GP, 25-23-48, +27, 32 PIM
Barrie got back in the win column after having their 22-game win streak snapped this week by scoring five times in the third period against the Petes. Both of Hutchingsâ€™ points came on the power play.
Regina Pats 4 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 2
RW Carter Ashton, REG: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 37 GP, 16-17-33, -12, 69 PIM
With Regina: 9 GP, 3-4-7, -4, 17 PIM
With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM
Ashton helped Regina erase a 2-0 deficit in the game and end the clubâ€™s nine-game winless streak. This was his first two-goal game since October 25 when he was with Lethbridge.