Quality road point.
Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the OT loss. He probably wants the OT winner by Neal back.
8:31 NSH Jones (6), (Stalberg, Volchenkov)
12:47 NSH Beck (5), (Gaustad, Nystrom)
1:20 TB Connolly (10), (Filppula)
7:50 TB Kucherov (21), (Palat, Johnson)
4:27 NSH Neal (18), (Josi, Cullen)
Vasilevskiy was the game's third star. Kucherov was robbed.
Two things to point out from this game: first, the Lightning just took 3 of 4 points from the teams with the two best records in the league in back-to-back games. Not many teams can pull that off. Second, down 2-0 in Nashville to that team with the defensemen and goaltender it has should be a death sentence. That's like a 3 goal lead in many barns. So, to come out of that hole and get a point is remarkable for the Lightning.
It's just a hard thing to judge the Lightning right now. At even strength, they often look as good as anyone in the league. But, that's tempered by a Jekyll and Hyde PK that often looks terrible on the road and a PP that has evaporated since the first month or two of the season. It creates this weird alternate reality where Lightning fans seem to be really high strung even despite the fact the team is getting positive results. I get it, because it seems somewhat unsustainable to keep having a power play amble along at what feels like about a 5% clip. What will/can Yzerman do to fix it, though?
Luke Witkowski was -1 with 4 hits and 1 blocked shot.
Whose idea was it to play a game on a Tuesday night?
ADK Reinhart, (7) (Agostino, Hanowski), 5:27
ADK Granlund, (6) (Hathaway), 10:11 (SH)
ADK Cundari, (3) (Wotherspoon, Agostino), 2:24
ADK Shore, (11) (Cundari, Poirier), 8:00 (PP)
ADK Baertschi, (6) (Granlund, Hathaway), 11:42
ADK Baertschi, (7) (Hathaway, Cundari), 17:19
ADK Elson, (8) (McGrattan), 8:22
ADK Agostino, (5) (Hanowski), 13:40
ADK Baertschi, (8) (Wotherspoon), 14:43
ADK Elson, (9) (McGrattan, Stevenson), 18:24
Not a whole lot you can say. Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes every bear in a 100 mile radius takes turns mauling you for 60 consecutive minutes.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
Pelicans 3 vs. HPK 0
Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM
French national Teddy Da Costa, brother of CSKA's Stephane Da Costa, had a pair of goals to lead Pelicans to a 3-0 win over HPK. Predators 7th rounder Janne Juvonen stopped all 23 shots he faced for the shutout.
Magnitogorsk 1 vs. CSKA 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 33/35, 2.04 GAA, .943 sv%
Season totals: 46 GP, 29-8-6, 5 SO, 1.76 GAA, .938 sv%
Ex-Senators farmhand Stephane DaCosta had a pair of goals, both assisted ex-Preds first rounder Alexander Radulov, to lead CSKA to a 3-1 win over Magnitogorsk. DaCosta's 27 goals are good for 3rd in the KHL so far this season.
Mytischi 6 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 1
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 50 GP, 19-14-33, +2, 12 PIM
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 41 GP, 1-8-9, +2, 51 PIM
Nikita Gusev assisted on Yugra's lone goal, scored by ex-NHLer Alexander Korolyuk, in their 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Mytischi. Gusev played 18:24 in the match. Dmitry Korobov played 20:49 in the contest for the victorious side. Mytischi also got 1 goal and 1 assist from ex-Lightning defenseman Matt Gilroy in the contest.
Quebec Major Junior Hockey League
Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ Quebec Remparts 5
W Adam Erne, QUE: 2-0-2, +2, 7 PIM, 4 SOG, 2/4 FO, 4 Hits, *First Star*
Season totals: 47 GP, 32-36-68, +18, 85 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM
Erne had two goals on Sunday then ended the game with a charging major and a game misconduct at the 20:00 mark. Things got a bit ugly at the end. Erne said he was sticking up for a teammate by laying a big hit, then turned around and Adam Chapman had his gloves off ready to go. Erne talked about the incident on the Remparts website (click here).
Ontario Hockey League
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 @ Kitchener Rangers 5
D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM
With SSM: 12 GP, 4-18-22, +8, 23 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 14-46-60, +9, 87 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
DeAngelo managed to extend his point streak to 11 games, though Kitchener won big against the Soo, 5-1, despite being outshot, 42-29. The shots were 35-19 after two periods. Jake Paterson (Red Wings) was excellent in the Kitchener nets.
Western Hockey League
Calgary Hitmen 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 2
D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 5-18-23, +8, 20 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Calgary won its eighth straight game and is surging toward the playoffs. Thomas (pictured) has points in six of his last eight games.