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KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-1-13

KHL Playoffs (Russia):

Eastern Conference
(3)Chelyabinsk 6 vs. (6)Astana 3
Chelyabinsk Leads the Series 3-2
Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Playoff totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
Regular season totals (KHL): 35 GP, 0-1-1, +6, 14 PIM
Regular season totals (MHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 13:36 in Chelyabinsk's big 6-3 Game Five win over Astana. Ex-NHLer Stan Chistov had 4 assists for Traktor in the victory. Ex-Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski had a goal in defeat for Astana. Traktor will try to close out the series Sunday.

(4)Magnitogorsk 2 vs. (5)Ufa 1
Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 3-2
Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
Regular season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 4-1-0, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .924 sv%
Regular season totals (MHL): 27 GP, 20-6-1, 3 SO, 1.93 GAA, .930 sv%

Ex-NHLer Enver Lisin had a pair of helpers to help Magnitogorsk to a 2-1 Game Five win over Ufa. Ex-Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov was -2 in the contest for Ufa. Game Six is Sunday.

AHL Game Night: 3-1-13 Devils at Crunch; Panik Assigned to Syracuse

Jeff Frazee steals one for Albany.


Cedrick Desjardins allowed 2 goals on 25 shots for the loss.

First Period

Second Period

Third Period
ALB McKelvie, (3) (Urbom, Wiseman), 9:04
ALB Zajac, (6) (Janssen, Hoeffel), 10:06
SYR Connolly, (23) (Johnson), 17:45
ALB Zajac, (7) (Janssen), 19:14 (EN)

Brett Connolly was named the game's second star. He was also named the AHL Player of the Month for February today.

Syracuse actually outshot Albany by a whopping 38-26 margin, but with Frazee holding it close, Albany got it with two quick goals in the middle of the Third Period.

Syracuse draws Rochester tomorrow.

Box score from

Note: Richard Panik was re-assigned to the Crunch by the Lightning earlier in the day. He is expected to join Syracuse for their game against Rochester on Saturday.

NA Juniors Game Night: 2-28-13

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3

C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 6 SOG, 1 Hit, *First Star*
Season totals: 58 GP, 25-51-76, +27, 101 PIM

Lightning prospect Cedric Paquette scored with just over a minute left in the game to propel the Armada to a 3-2 home win on Thursday. Paquette hit the 25-goal and 100-penalty minute marks for the season in the same game. He was named first star for his efforts.

Ontario Hockey League

Brampton Battalion 0 @ Belleville Bulls 4 (Wednesday)

D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 60 GP, 2-22-24, -7, 51 PIM

Bruins first rounder (2012) Malcolm Subban stopped 25 shots for his fourth shutout of the season on Wednesday as the Bulls beat Blujus’ Battalion, 4-0.

Owen Sound Attack 2 @ Barrie Colts 4

D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 59 GP, 4-18-22, +1, 68 PIM
With Barrie: 21 GP, 2-6-8, E, 29 PIM
With Owen Sound: 38 GP, 2-12-14, +1, 39 PIM

Barrie topped the Attack on Thursday to keep pace with Belleville for the Eastern Conference lead. The Colts are four points back of the Bulls, who have two games in hand on Barrie.

Note: Windsor’s Slater Koekkoek is out for the season with an injured shoulder.

NHL Game Day: 2-28-13 Lightning at Rangers

Everything's slipping away...


Mathieu Garon allowed 4 goals on 42 shots for the loss.

First Period
07:23 NYR Hagelin (7), (McDonagh)
08:40 NYR Stepan (4), (Callahan, Girardi)
16:09 TB St. Louis (5), (Brewer, Stamkos)

Second Period
16:08 NYR Staal (2), (Miller, Nash)(PP)

Third Period
18:27 NYR Nash (4), (Richards, McDonagh)

Let's state the obvious: 1. The team can't win a close game. 2. They can't win on the road. 3. They can't beat anyone outside of the Southeast Division.

Alex Killorn was -1 with 2 penalty minutes, 4 shots, and 1 blocked shot in 16:14.

Richard Panik played 7:38.

Cory Conacher had 1 shot and 1 hit in 14:33.

Box score and extended statistics from

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