Florida Everblades 5 at Elmira Jackals 6 OT
D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 6-12-18, +11, 17 PIM, 45 SOG
F Jeff Costello, FLA: DNP
Season totals (ECHL): 26 GP, 8-7-15, E, 26 PIM, 65 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
F Mike Aviani, FLA: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 33 GP, 8-11-19, +2, 30 PIM, 60 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
The Everblades surrendered a 4-1 lead in the 2nd period to 4-straight Elmira goals, and then got the equalizer with less than minute remaining to send the contest to OT. But Lucas Bloodoff, brother of Everblade forward Evan Bloodoff, scored the OT game winner for the Jackals. Lightning camper Mike Aviani scored Florida's 2nd goal and assisted on the third, while Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev assisted on the Everblade's 4th goal. Following the game, Sergeev was recalled to Syracuse. With Allen York likely recalled to Syracuse for the remainder of the season, Everblade goalie Andy Iles was in net for all six Jackal goals. Jeff Costello remains out of the Florida lineup. The 'Blades travel to Reading for a three-in-three with the Royals this weekend.
Western Hockey League
Prince Albert Raiders 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4
C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-2-2, -2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 40 GP, 21-35-56, +7, 32 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM
Moose Jaw scored four unanswered goals after spotting the Raiders a 2-0 lead, then held on for a 4-3 win. Both of Point’s assists were primary helpers on the power play.
Despite trailing by two at the second intermission, Syracuse Crunch head coach Rob Zettler's message was to stay the course.
The Crunch outshot the Wolf Pack 25-2 in the third period, scored a pair of power play goals, and capped the comeback with 4:05 remaining, as Syracuse topped Hartford, 3-2, for its fifth straight win at the Onondaga County War Memorial Wednesday.
"I actually thought we were playing the right way throughout the game," Zettler said. "We got a couple goals scored against us — I'd have to look again — but I thought all those penalties in the third were legit penalties. We earned the breaks, we earned the calls. Overall, we were creating a lot of offensive zone time and wore them down a little bit."
Comeback Crunch find their PP.
Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 17 shots for the victory. He had light work in his first game as the clear starter since Vasilevskiy's recall, as the team in front of him outshot Hartford by a staggering 45-17 margin.
HFD Haggerty, (8) (Mueller), 2:50
HFD Hrivik, (8) (Allen, Kristo), 10:49 (PP)
SYR Dotchin, (3) (Namestnikov, Gourde), 10:18 (PP)
SYR Smith, (10) (Koekkoek, Gourde), 14:39 (PP)
SYR Dodero, (1) (Namestnikov, Gourde), 15:55
Charlie Dodero, Yanni Gourde, and Jake Dotchin were the game's three stars. Syracuse overcame a 2 goal deficit in the Third Period by getting a pair of power play goals from their typically dreadful extra man units. They ended up 2-for-6 on the game.
Syracuse maintains a 1 point lead atop the Eastern Conference over the Manchester Monarchs. They also opened up a 6 point lead on Hartford in the division and hold a 7 point lead over the cratering Springfield Falcons.
Box score from TheAHL.com.
No. 6 Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 4 (2OT) (Beanpot Tournament)
F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 6-5-11, +3, 17 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM
D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 22 GP, 2-3-5, +9, 38 PIM
2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM
BU’s 67th shot was the game-winner, scored in double overtime against Harvard in the opening game of the famed Beanpot tournament for each club. Neither Lightning prospect registered a point, though MacLeod was on the ice for the game-winning goal. BU goes on to face Northeastern in the championship game. Possible Lightning free agent target Clay Witt stopped 21 Boston College shots in the Huskies’ 3-2 semifinal win.