Russia 4 @ Czech Republic 3 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 34/37, 2.77 GAA, .919 sv%
Koshechkin stopped 34 of 37 shots in regulation and overtime and blanked the Czechs in the penalty shot session to record the shootout win. Sergey Mozyakin potted the winning marker in the shootout for the Russians.
Finland 4 @ Sweden 3 (SO)
Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Harju and lifelong teammate Linus Omark moved back up to Sweden's second line in the game, and Omark responded with 1 goal and 1 assist in the game. But, it was Jarkko Immonen's shootout goal that sealed the win for the Finns. With the victory, the Finns clinched the Channel One Cup despite a very pedestrian 1-0-2 record. Sweden finished last in the tournament with a 0-1-2 record.
Sudbury Wolves 4 @ Barrie Colts 5
LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
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
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 34 GP, 21-22-43, +25, 24 PIM
Two streaks fell and one continued as Barrie edged Sudbury 5-4. Hutchingsâ€™ 11-game point streak came to an end, as did Sointuâ€™s three-game point streak. Barrieâ€™s 21-game winning streak lives. Hutchings streak was the fifth-longest point streak in the OHL this season.
Mississauga St. Michaelâ€™s Majors 3 @ Erie Otters 1
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Loss, 30 saves on 33 shots
Season Totals: 11 GP, 6-4-1-0, 2.96 GAA, .913 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%
Janus lost for the first time in three games. He has a 3.02 GAA and a .909 save percentage in December (2-2).
Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Sarnia Sting 2
C Richard Panik, WSR: Did not play (WJC camp).
Season Totals: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM
Oshawa Generals 6 @ Owen Sound Attack 5
G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
Season Totals: 25 GP, 11-10-2-1, 3.20 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO
Zadorâ€™s backup, Kevin Bailie, got the nod in net for Oshawa.
Dartmouth Big Green 3 @ No.19 Vermont Catamounts 4
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 16 GP, 1-1-2, -3, 6 PIM
Vermont (8-6-2) is 4-1-1 in its last six games, but remains out of the USCHO Top-20 at No.22.
Russia 2 @ Finland 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
Koshechkin dressed, but was the backup on Saturday for the Russians. Finland got a goal from Petri Kontiola with 7 seconds left in regulation to take the win. The centerman, ironically, is Koshechkin's teammate with Magnitogorsk of the KHL.
Czech Republic 3 @ Sweden 4 (OT)
Johan Harju, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Harju played on the third line for Sweden in the game. Former NHLer Mattias Weinhandl scored the overtime winner for the Swedes. Weinhandl is Harju's teammate in the KHL with Dynamo Moscow.
Left a point on the ice.
Riku Helenius allowed 5 goals on 23 shots for the loss. It seems to me, at least in the short term, it may be time to make Dustin Tokarski the number one and quit rotating the netminders. Helenius is clearly on a cold streak.
BNG Kinrade, (2) (Svendsen), 6:16
NOR Karsums, (3) (Wishart, Lundin), 16:36 (PP)
BNG Daugavins, (10) (Condra), 4:26
NOR Wishart, (4) (Karsums, Bochenski), 13:04 (PP)
BNG Hamel, (12) (St. Pierre, Smith), 14:37 (PP)
BNG Smith, (5) (Keller, Daugavins), 0:15
NOR Simek, (6) (Wishart), 12:31
NOR Craig, (10) (Jackson, Karsums), 15:50
BNG Smith, (6) (O'Brien), 17:36
Ty Wishart and Martins Karsums were named the game's second and third stars. Wishart's 1 goal and 2 assist night was his first multi-point effort of the season and he now has 6 points in his last 6 games. He's a guy who was a big scorer from the backline in junior. Is his offensive ability finally starting to peek through? Karsums has exploded with 5 points in the two games against the Sens this weekend. He had just 6 points all season prior to last night's win.
Matt Lashoff is now -16 in 26 games after a -2 night tonight. Oof.
Box score from TheAHL.com.