Apologies for the lateness of this post, and apologies for the Lightning stubbing their toe for their first regulation loss at home of the year.
Antero Niittymaki allowed 4 goals on 30 shots for the loss. It was an uncharacteristic performance for Niitty.
TOR 6:45, Kulemin 4 (Gunnarsson, Primeau)
TOR 11:54, Hagman 10 (Beauchemin, Gunnarsson)
TB 14:14, Meszaros 3 (Downie, Stamkos)(PP)
TB 14:44, Lecavalier 5 (Halpern, Tanguay)
TOR 1:20, Hagman 11 (Grabovski, Exelby)
TB 7:51, Malone 15 (Stamkos, St Louis)
TOR 18:13, Stajan 6 (Gunnarsson)
Zenon Konopka had 2 hits in 9:44.
Paul Szczechura was -1 with 1 shot in 10:14.
James Wright was -1 with 1 blocked shot in 12:07.
Victor Hedman was -1 with 2 penalty minutes in 17:01.
The losing streak hits four.
Riku Helenius allowed three goals on 31 shots for the loss.
WBS Wallace, (5) (Caputi, Smith), 11:22
WBS Wallace, (6) (Smith), 13:09
NOR Simek, (4) (Jones, Smolenak), 19:44 (PP)
WBS Smith, (4) (Strait, Caputi), 0:33
Blair Jones now has 13 points in his last 11 games and a modest two game point streak. Radek Smolenak has three points in his last two games. Helenius has lost three of his last four, but his season-long GAA remains under two (1.99).
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Windsor Spitfires 2 @ Plymouth Whalers 1
C Richard Panik, WSR: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 26 GP, 7-8-15, +13, 8 PIM
Windsor won its ninth straight as Panik scored his seventh of the year. His unassisted goal opened the gameâ€™s scoring.
Ekaterinburg 1 @ CSKA 4
Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, DNP
Season totals: 25 GP, 4-3-7, -6, 8 PIM
Columbus prospect Nikita Filatov scored his 4th goal and 6th point in just 3 games since heading back to Russia for CSKA.
Magnitogorsk 5 @ Chekhov 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 22/25, 3.00 GAA, .880 sv%
Season totals: 25 GP, 10-13, 2 SO, 2.19 GAA, .917 sv%
Koshechkin got a goal and an assist from ex-Panthers prospect Toni Koivisto to help secure Koshechkin's first win in a Magnitogorsk jersey.
Boston University Terriers 6 @ Harvard Crimson 5 (OT)
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season Totals: 8 GP, 5-4-9, +2, 6 PIM
Killornâ€™s unassisted goal gave the Crimson a brief 2-1 lead early in the game. He has 10 shots in his last two games. Former Lightning prospect Justin Courtnall did not play for Boston. Courtnall has no points and two penalty minutes in seven games for BU this season after playing for his father (former NHLer Geoff Courtnall) in Victoria (BCHL) last season. BU, the defending NCAA champions, are 4-7-1 on the year and in the basement of Hockey East.
No.10 UMass Minutemen 6 @ No.18 Vermont Catamounts 2
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM
Vermont fell below .500 on the year at 4-5-1. UMass leads Hockey East and Vermont is tied for fifth. Marshall was centering Vermontâ€™s fourth line.