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NHL Game Night: 12-5-09 Islanders at Lightning

Just what the doctor ordered.

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Mike Smith stopped all 30 shots he faced for the shutout. He's been fairly resilient this season. He had a terrible game against Ottawa earlier in the year and he had a good start his next time out afterwards. He was suspect a couple of times against Boston, in my opinion, but he shut the door tonight against the Isles.

First Period
TB 1:35, Malone 16 (Meszaros, St. Louis)
TB 19:08, Downie 5 (Meszaros, St. Louis)(PP)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
TB 2:58, Halpern 5 (Foster, Lecavalier)(PP)
TB 10:31, Hedman 1 (Lecavalier, Tanguay)

Steve Downie is quietly becoming a real weapon on the power play, and Jeff Halpern is obviously a new man after his conversion to the wing.

Zenon Konopka had 1 hit, 1 blocked shot, and was 71% on draws in 7:34.

James Wright had 1 shot, 1 hit, and was 50% on draws in 12:51.

Blair Jones had 1 shot, 1 blocked shot, and was 50% on draws in 12:00.

Victor Hedman scored his first NHL goal and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 21:32. To use the basketball vernacular, the big man filled the lane and finished with authority on the "fast break" 3-on-1. Seriously, he looked like a shark attacking his prey the way he recognized the odd man rush situation and used his speed to blast right to the net and he made no mistakes with his shot. Beautiful, beautiful goal.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 12-5-09 Admirals at Bears

Hershey is so tough to stop when they're in Hershey.

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Riku Helenius allowed 5 goals on 37 shots for the loss.

First Period
NOR Parrish, (4) (Jackson, Bochenski), 1:35
NOR Wishart, (3) (Tyrell, Craig), 4:07
HER Bourque, (1) (Collins, Aucoin), 4:29
HER Beagle, (3) (Gordon, Bacashihua), 7:38
NOR Hall, (4) (Tyrell, Craig), 14:32

Second Period
NOR Parrish, (5) (Smolenak, Bochenski), 1:01
HER Wilson, (8) (McNeill, Collins), 7:32
HER Aucoin, (9) (Gordon, Bourque), 10:54

Third Period
HER Bourque, (2) (Carlson, Kane), 10:29 (PP)

Veteran Mark Parrish was named the game's second star. The Admirals really gave Hershey a good run, but in the end the Bears were too much with their 37-20 shot advantage in the game.

Dana Tyrell is still hunting for his first goal of the season, but with a pair of helpers tonight he got his first multi-point game of the season. We expect the former Prince George Cougar to get stronger as the season progresses as he shakes off the rust from missing half a season last year with a knee injury and continues to acclimate to the pro game.

Scott Jackson was +3 tonight and seized the team lead in plus-minus at +11. He's not the world's fastest skater, but he was known as a very strong player positionally coming out of junior and it's showing this year.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

KHL Game Day: 12-5-09

Magnitogorsk 6 @ Chelyabinsk 0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 25/25, SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Season totals: 30 GP, 15-13, 4 SO, 2.05 GAA, .922 sv%

Here comes Vasily Koshechkin. The big netminder got his second straight shutout as Magnitogorsk flattened Chelyabinsk 6-0, partly on the strength of another one goal and one assist effort by Sergei Fedorov. Koshechkin's fourth shutout of the season moves him into a tie for the league lead with teammate Ilya Proskuryakov. His .922 sv% is also tied for fourth in the league among netminders with 20 or more appearances. A year ago, with Lada Togliatti, Koshechkin put up eight shutouts, and he has shown an amazing propensity throughout his career for ripping off very long shutout streaks when he gets hot.

CHL Game Night: 12-4-09

QMJHL

Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 3
D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season Totals: 27 GP, 2-19-21, +8, 30 PIM

After a four game point streak, Barberio has failed to hit the scoresheet in his last two games – both Moncton wins.

OHL

Barrie Colts 6 @ Erie Otters 3
LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-4-5, +3, 4 PIM (roughing, elbowing), *First Star*
Season Totals: 29 GP, 17-20-37, +16, 22 PIM
G Jaroslav Janus, ERIE: Did not play.
Season Totals: 7 GP, 4-2-1-0, 2.93 GAA, .915 sv%
With Norfolk (AHL): 2 GP, 0-2-0, 1.52 GAA, .939 sv%

Hutchings (pictured) has scored in six straight games and has points in his last seven. His five point night is a career high; he had two four point games last season. He is four points off the team lead in scoring. Barrie is on a 16 game win streak. Janus dressed for the game, which is an improvement, but did not see action. He’s been battling various injuries.

Brampton Battalion 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 5 (SO)
LW Matais Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 26 GP, 4-7-11, +3, 8 PIM
With Sudbury: 5 GP, 1-0-1, -2, 2 PIM
With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

The Wolves have won two shootout games in a row after a five game winless streak.

Belleville Bulls 3 @ Oshawa Generals 4 (SO)
RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct)
Season Totals: 26 GP, 9-7-16, +1, 26 PIM
With Bulls: 13 GP, 7-6-13, +3, 6 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 21 saves on 24 shots
Season Totals: 23 GP, 10-9-2-1, 3.23 GAA, .900 sv%, 1 SO

DeCoste extended his point streak to three games with his assist and remains at a point-per-game pace with Belleville since coming over from the Soo. Zador stopped 3 of 3 shooters in the shootout and hasn’t had a regulation loss in six games.

WHL

Red Deer Rebels 4 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (hooking)
Season Totals: 27 GP, 13-13-26, -6, 52 PIM

On the night Lightning prospect Blair Jones made his return to the NHL, one of his two WHL teams, Red Deer, got a late goal to steal a road win in Lethbridge. Ashton has two points in his last six games.

NHL Game Night: 12-4-09 Lightning at Devils

I'd almost rather lose a game 4-2 then cough up a winning goal in the last minute. Almost.

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Antero Niittymaki allowed 3 goals on 19 shots for the loss. It's been an alarming trend over the last week and a half where the Lightning haven't been getting quite the same level of goaltending they were getting, and the results have very quickly turned sour because of it. That's not to say Niitty was terrible, but 3 goals on 19 shots isn't a pretty number.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
TB 1:26, Lecavalier 6 (Halpern)

Third Period
NJ 1:15, Rolston 9 (Niedermayer)(PP)
NJ 5:14, Bergfors 8 (Zharkov)(PP)
TB 17:00, Downie 4 (Stamkos, Malone)(PP)
NJ 19:21, Langenbrunner 6 (Greene, Rolston)

Zenon Konopka had 5 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 7:18.

Paul Szczechura played just 4:12 in the game.

James Wright got in his first NHL fight and had 2 hits and 1 blocked shot in 9:23.

Blair Jones had 3 hits and 1 blocked shot in 13:27. Let me be one of the first to say how proud I am of Blair to work his way into this opportunity. He has always had a lot of promise since his days in junior, but he's fluctuated between the penthouse in his rookie season and the doghouse for the past couple of seasons because he's a bit of a laid back Western farm boy, as Steve Stirling once put it to me, so the physical and defensive intensity hasn't always been there night in and night out. He's really started to understand more about being prepared to go every night and he's earned this chance. Let that be a lesson to all the youngsters in Norfolk: even in your fourth season of pro you've got a chance if you work hard, prepare like a professional, and put it together at the rink.

Victor Hedman was +1 with 1 hit in 19:32.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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