A wild west (Massachusetts) shootout.
Mike McKenna allowed 7 goals on 33 shots, including a super soft game winning goal, for the loss. He was every bit as terrible as his stat line suggests. McKenna has allowed 4 or more goals in 3 of his 4 starts this season. Now, it doesn't help that the Admirals' defense has been horrible. However, if this keeps up, you wonder if the Lightning organization will give the green light to take a peek at Riku Helenius.
SPR Brule, (6) (Bina), 8:54 (PP)
SPR Corazzini, (2) (Brule), 8:59 (PP)
SPR Peckham, (3) (Potulny, Schremp), 13:07
NOR Segal, (8) (Szczechura, Smolenak), 18:00 (PP)
NOR Bochenski, (5) (Smith, Heward), 1:42 (PP)
SPR Bekar, (4) (Bisaillon, Spurgeon), 3:35
NOR Heward, (5) (Smith, Hutchinson), 6:44 (PP)
SPR Lerg, (2) (Schremp, Potulny), 8:38
NOR Konopka, (6) (Heward, Jones), 12:11 (PP)
NOR Kearns, (4) (Boyle, Jones), 14:23 (PP)
NOR Szczechura, (10) (Boyle, Hutchinson), 5:39
SPR Peckham, (4) (Potulny, Bisaillon), 8:38 (PP)
SPR Spurgeon, (1) (Lefebvre), 12:50
If Jamie Heward decides to jet to Europe, I'm telling you, this Admirals team is so in trouble. He was named the game's third star.
Vladimir Mihalik was benched midway through the second period for poor decision making with the puck.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
WHL scores from Fadden, Tyrell, Tokarski, and Wright...
Matias Sointu was still out in Ilves Jr. A's 6-2 loss to Blues Jr. A.
Matias Sointu was still out as HPK Jr. A annihilated Ilves Jr. A 7-1.
Matias Sointu was still out as Ilves Jr. A fell to Jokerit Jr. A 2-1 in overtime.
The road is a tough place to make up ground.
Karri Ramo allowed 4 goals on 32 shots for the loss. His .890 season save percentage is starting to become a bit of an eyesore.
NOR Szczechura, (9) (Smolenak, Bochenski), 1:30
NOR Smith, (3) (Hutchinson, Bochenski), 6:05 (PP)
WOR Cavanagh, (7) (Demers, Vesce), 14:20
WOR Moore, (1) (Demers, Zalewski), 0:32 (PP)
WOR Larose, (8) (Demers, Armstrong), 4:10
WOR Desjardins, (2) (Buckley, McLaren), 9:55
NOR Heward, (4) (Szczechura, Downie), 19:13
Paul Szczechura now has 9 goals and 20 points in 17 games. As of this moment, he's tied for 5th in the AHL in scoring.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Spokane Chiefs 1 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 4
G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Loss, 19 saves on 22 shots
Season totals: 20 GP, 12-6-0-2, 1.78 GAA, .944 sv%, 3 shutouts
Tokarski lost his second straight start with an uncharacteristic three GAA game. The Chiefs were down just 2-1 with three minutes left in the game before Braydon Schenn, fresh off being named Central Scoutingâ€™s third-ranked draft eligible WHLer, added an insurance goal. Ryan Craigâ€™s former junior team then added a late empty netter to finish the scoring. Tokarski still leads the WHL in GAA, save percentage (.924 next highest), and shutouts. Heâ€™s third in wins.