Ontario Hockey League
Sarnia Sting 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5
D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
With SSM: 13 GP, 4-20-24, +10, 23 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 14-48-62, +11, 87 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM
DeAngelo played his former team for the first time since being traded early last month and had two assists to extend his point streak to 12 games. Our reigning Bolt Prospect of the Week is averaging nearly two points per game for his new team.
Peterborough Petes 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 3
D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 41 GP, 7-16-23, -14, 64 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM
Kingston got a goal from 2015 projected high pick Lawson Crouse, then got another one from Connor McGlynn (undrafted) late in the third period to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 win.
Western Hockey League
Moose Jaw Warriors 3 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 6
C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-0-0, -3, 6 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 21-35-56, +5, 38 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Point set a season high for penalty minutes in a game when an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty was tacked on to a holding-the-stick call in the second period.
Prince George Cougars 3 @ Calgary Hitmen 4 (SO)
D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 42 GP, 5-19-24, +10, 20 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM
Calgary won its ninth straight game, but needed a shootout to do it. They outshot Brett Connolly’s old team 53-22, including 7-1 in overtime. Thomas’ assist came on the power play and gives him at least one point in seven of his last nine games. Thomas (pictured) has a three-game point streak.
Sparta Praha 2 vs. Kometa Brno 3
Jaroslav Janus, Sparta Praha, Loss, 28/31, 3.05 GAA, .903 sv%
Season totals (CZE): 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.05 GAA, .903 sv%
Season totals (KHL): 25 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 3.01 GAA, .891 sv%
Jaroslav Janus lost his Czech Extraliga debut in Sparta Praha's 3-2 loss to Kometa Brno. Ex-Coyotes first rounder Jakub Koreis had a helper in the victory for Brno. Ex-Leafs second rounder Karel Pilar had a helper in defeat for Praha.
Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Nizhnekamsk 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 46 GP, 29-8-6, 5 SO, 1.76 GAA, .938 sv%
It was a rare game off for Vasily Koshechkin in Magnitka's 4-3 win over Nizhnekamsk. Undrafted Jan Kovar scored the game winner for Magnitogorsk and ended the match with 1 goal and 4 points. Ex-Crunch forward Dan Sexton had a helper in defeat for Nizhnekamsk.
Khanty-Mansiysk 1 vs. Chelyabinsk 2 (OT)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Season totals: 51 GP, 20-14-34, +1, 12 PIM
Nikita Gusev had a power play goal, his magic 20th of the season, in Yugra's 2-1 OT loss to Chelyabinsk. Gusev played 18:52 in the match. Ex-NHLer Stan Chistov had the OT winner and an assist in the victory for Traktor.
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 February 11, 2015 is … Anthony DeAngelo, D, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL – Canada).
In Anthony DeAngelo’s first game with Sault Ste. Marie after being traded by Sarnia, the Lightning 2014 first rounder did not register a point. That was January 9.
In 11 games since that time, DeAngelo has hit the scoresheet every game, racking up 22 points over that timespan. The 5'10" New Jersey native had seven points (and a fight) in three games last week, earning him our Prospect of the Week award.
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.