Luca's back ... DeCoste and Wright extend streaks ... Fadden continues his ridiculous run ... a snowman and goose egg for Tokarski and Spokane.
Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Harvard Crimson 2
C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (charging the goalie), 3 SOG
Season totals: 27 GP, 6-8-14, -10, 46 PIM
No.9 Vermont Catamounts 3 @ Maine Black Bears 2
C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: Did not play.
Season totals: 22 GP, 1-3-4, +4, 12 PIM
No.1 Boston University Terriers 6 @ UMass Minutemen 3
D John Wessbecker , UMass: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 0-4-4, +9, 30 PIM
*USCHO poll used for rankings.
Vancouver gets a bounce and the Lightning don't.
Karri Ramo allowed 2 goals on 25 shots for the loss. No complaints tonight. He made a handful of key saves to give the Lightning a chance in the third period, not the least of which was a huge save moving right to left on a 2-on-1 that became a partial break for one of the Sedins.
11:41 VAN Edler (7), (Kesler, Demitra)(PP)
14:36 TB Stamkos (12), (St. Louis, Recchi)
09:26 VAN Bernier (13), (Demitra, Johnson)
With 20 games left to go in the season, Steven Stamkos is suddenly en fuego despite not having a steady set of linemates. It's a very positive sign. I think people are going to be shocked how good Stamkos is going to be next season.
Matt Smaby had 2 penalty minutes, 2 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 22:57. Despite having one bad wheel, he's consistently making plays for this club. He's taking the body. He's breaking up plays with the stick. He's blocking shots at key times. He's playing around 22 minutes a night lately and he looks good doing it. That tells me this guy may have top-four potential after all.
David Koci played 7:33.
In case anyone is wondering, Smaby is 17 games away from graduating from prospect status by Bolt Prospects criteria. Ramo is now 11 decisions away from graduating by site criteria, as well. Both look achievable, and the top-5 of our rankings look destined for some major changes at year's end.
Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 32 shots in the loss. Norfolk outshot Providence 42-32 in the game.
NOR Keller, (12) (Konopka, Helenius), 5:41
PRO Marchand, (14) , 0:28
PRO Lehtonen, (20) (St. Pierre, Schaefer), 2:16
PRO St. Pierre, (13) , 2:51
NOR Smolenak, (17) (Mihalik, Segal), 9:58
Radek Smolenak was the game's third star.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 5 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 4
D Michael Ward, CB: 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 59 GP, 6-26-32, +4, 93 PIM
With Cape Breton: 24 GP, 2-13-15, +3, 41 PIM