We continue our Bolt Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for his recent contributions on and off the ice.
The Bolt Prospect of the Week for October 21, 2014 is … Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL – USA).
#Soon became #Now this week when the long-awaited arrival of Jonathan Drouin finally happened. The Lightning’s top-rated prospect made his NHL debut on Monday night in Edmonton, creating several scoring chances in what was an overall sloppy team loss for the Bolts.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 (SO)
C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 11/20 FO, 1 Hit
Season totals: 6 GP: 1-5-6, E, 2 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM
The Eagles overcame a 4-1 deficit and scored a shorthanded goal with 28 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but fell in a shootout to the Drakkar, 5-4. Darcy, who had a goal and two assists in his last game, had the primary assist on the game-tying goal. His shootout attempt was saved.
Ontario Hockey League
Plymouth Whalers 1 @ Windsor Spitfires 0
W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 3-1-4, E, 13 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM
DiGiacinto was back in the Spits lineup after leaving his last game with an apparent arm injury. His 3-game goal streak was snapped by the Whalers’ Alex Nedelijkovic, a second round pick of Carolina in the summer. Remember the name.
Saginaw Spirit 4 @ Peterborough Petes 0
D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-2-4, -6, 24 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
Overage goaltender Jake Paterson made 32 saves for Saginaw in a shutout win over Dominik Masin and the Petes. Paterson, a third round pick of the Red Wings in 2012, was expected to start his pro career this season, but the Wings sent him back to juniors to get playing time as both goalie slots in AHL Grand Rapids were filled. Paterson was one of Canada’s goalies at the last World Junior Championships.
Novgorod 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 1 (SO)
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, SO Loss, 25/26, 0.92 GAA, .962 sv%
Season totals: 20 GP, 12-2-4, 2 SO, 1.51 GAA, .945 sv%
Novogorod's Nikita Filatov went 3-for-3 in a 7 round penalty shot session to defeat Vasily Koshechkin and Magnitka 2-1 in the shootout. Ex-Lightning draft pick Dmitry Kazionov also failed on 1 attempt in the shootout for Novgorod.
HPK 4 vs. SaiPa 3
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 6 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
Ex-Lightning draft pick Eero Somervuori had a pair of helpers in HPK's 4-3 win over SaiPa. Ex-Springfield Falcon David Spina had a goal in defeat for SaiPa.
Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Mytischi 3 (SO)
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 15 GP, 6-3-9, -1, 4 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a goal and an assist in the First Period of Yugra's 3-2 shootout loss to Mytischi. The young forward played 18:31 in the match. Defenseman Dmitry Korobov was scoreless in 24:55 of ice time for Mytischi.
Nizhnekamsk 1 vs. Bratislava 3
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 9 GP, 2-5-2, 0 SO, 2.57 GAA, .906 sv%
Ex-Flyers farmhand Johan Backlund turned away 21 shots for Slovan Bratislava in their 3-1 win over Nizhnekamsk. Jaroslav Janus sat backup for the match.