Who'd have thunk it? It's a double shutout night!
Jonathan Boutin finally got off the bench and stopped 24 of 24 shots for his first shutout of the season. The win breaks a 9 game personal losing streak for Boutin. Way to get off the schnide young man.
NOR Rosehill, (1) (Kearns, Scalzo), 9:32
NOR Lessard, (11) (Henrich, Smolenak), 9:56
NOR Stewart, (8) (Szczechura, Schneider), 15:05
NOR Schneider, (3) (Smolenak, Lessard), 16:17
Boutin, Rosehill, and Henrich were the game's three stars.
Radek Smolenak with 2 assists after scoring his first AHL goal last night. Do we dare start believing?
Junior Lessard got his first goal and point as an Admiral and Paul Szczechura now has points in each of his first three games with Norfolk. Impressive.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Johan Holmqvist has tripled his number of career shutouts in the last 48 hours.
Johan Holmqvist stopped 25 of 25 shots faced to post his second shutout in as many nights. Kudos to Torts for going back to him.
Tampa Bay 19:48, Vincent Lecavalier 29 (empty net)(unassisted)
Mathieu Darche was even in 10:06 with 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot. Tonight was his 41st game of the season meaning he has graduated by this site's criteria and will now be listed in the Bolt Prospects Alumni section of the prospects page. Congratulations to Mathieu Darche.
Providence 3 @ No.10 Massachusetts 2
D John Wessbecker, UMASS: Did not play (undisclosed injury)
No.8 Notre Dame 2 @ No.1 Michigan 3
D Kevin Quick, UM: 0-0-0, E, 0 shot on goal
In an exciting game aired on CSTV, Michigan erased a 2-0 deficit against No.8 Notre Dame and earned a last minute win when Ottawa Senators third rounder (2007) Louie Caporusso banged in a loose puck from the side of the net with 20 seconds left. The goal came shortly after an offensive zone faceoff, which featured Kevin Quick on the right point. The Irish won the faceoff, but the Wolverine forecheck caused a turnover and an eventual goal.
Quick was on the ice for the Irishâ€™s first goal, so he ended up even for the game. He had a few nice rushes and seems to be playing with a lot of confidence.
Michigan was swept 3-0 by Notre Dame last year.
Friday night's highlights:
- Cunti scores
- Jung misses a start due to injury
- Helenius stops 37 before losing in a shootout