News

Articles that are news items

The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Episode 72

This week’s “Dylan Blujus Edition” of the Bolt Prospects Podcast includes the following topics:

· The No. 72
· Point is in, but who else makes TB debut this year?
· Season preview and forecast
· 3 bold predictions
· Leading scorer, first to move, still to come
· Early junior reviews are outstanding
· #BPMailbag (Re-do a pick … Who’s on the 2019-2020 Lightning? … Buying out Gusev’s contract … Expansion draft possibles … Killorn contract … Syracuse vets to sit … Impact rankings)

CHL Game Night: 10-12-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 3 (OT)

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, -2, 5 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 6 GP, 6-3-9, +4, 11 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Alexandre Alain (undrafted), who is listed as camping with the Lightning in the summer but does not appear on the rosters released by the club, scored mid-way through overtime to lift Cedric Paquette’s old team to an overtime win over Saint John. Joseph fought San Jose second-rounder Jeremy Roy.

Halifax Mooseheads 0 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 3

W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits, 9/17 FO
Season Totals: 6 GP, 3-4-7, -2, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Reilly Pickard (2017) stopped all 26 shots he faced to beat the visiting Mooseheads, 3-0.

Ontario Hockey League

Sarnia Sting 2 @ Erie Otters 7

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 5 GP, 4-8-12, +12, 0 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Raddysh continues to operate at over a 2-points-per-game clip, adding two more points to his total on Wednesday in a 7-2 shellacking of Steven Stamkos’ former club.

Western Hockey League

Spokane Chiefs 1 @ Kamloops Blazers 6

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Win, 29 saves on 30 shots
Season Totals: 7 GP, 3-4-0-0, 2.17 GAA, .931 sv%, 0 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

After two straight first star efforts, Ingram wasn’t throwing pucks to the crowd after the game, but he did pick up his third win of the season.

MHL Game Day: 10-12-16

Riga Jr. 2 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 3 (OT)
Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 8 PIM

Oleg Sosunov was -1 in Loko Jr.'s 3-2 OT win over Riga Jr. Loko Jr. again went with a 7 defenseman lineup for the match.

CHL Game Night: 10-11-12

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Gatineau Olympiques 5 @ Halifax Mooseheads 6 (OT)

W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM, 7 SOG, 0 Hits, 11/22 FO, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 5 GP, 3-4-7, E, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Halifax blew leads of 3-1 and 4-2 Monday, but got the overtime winner to get the two points. Lightning Head of Amateur Scouting Al Murray was in Halifax recently and talked with John Moore about Somppi:

</embed>

Ontario Hockey League

Niagara IceDogs 3 @ North Bay Battalion 4

C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 4/5 FO
Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, -5, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

Bolts Sign Kucherov to 3-Year Deal

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed forward Nikita Kucherov to a three-year contract worth an average of $4.766 million per season, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Kucherov, 23, skated in 77 games with the Lightning during the 2015-16 season, recording 30 goals and 66 points to go along with 30 penalty minutes. He led the team for points and was second for both assists (36) and goals. Kucherov also set career highs for goals, points, power-play goals (nine) and game-winning goals (four). He ranked second on the Bolts for shots (209) and power-play goals, while also pacing the club with 19 multi-point games.

The 5-foot-11, 178-pound forward also skated in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Lightning last season, posting 11 goals and 19 points to go along with a plus-13 rating. Kucherov led the Bolts during the playoffs for both goals and points. He finished second for goals and sixth for points in NHL in playoff scoring. Over the past two postseasons, Kucherov has tallied 21 goals and 41 points in 43 Stanley Cup Playoff contests. Kucherov has scored more playoff goals than any player in the NHL over the previous two postseasons.

KHL Game Day: 10-10-16

St. Petersburg 6 vs. Dinamo Minsk 2
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 18 GP, 9-15-24, +17, 2 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and a pair of helpers as the SKA juggernaut continued unabated in its 6-2 win over Minsk. Gusev played 15:26 in the match and moved to 3rd in the KHL in scoring, 1 point behind teammate Ilya Kovalchuk, and 2 points shy of current leader Sergei Mozyakin of Magnitogorsk. Note that Gusev's 15:06 ATOI/game is 4:59 less per game than Mozyakin. SKA also got a goal and an assist from Gusev's linemate Vadim Shipachyov in the win.

NCAA: 10-9-16

Minnesota Golden Gophers 6 @ Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 3

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, UMN: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 2-1-3, +3, 2 PIM

Zuhlsdorf has never NOT scored in college. He had a goal for the second straight game as the Gophers swept their 2-game series in Alaska.

CHL Game Night: 10-9-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 3

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2 Hits
Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 1-0-1, +2, 4 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 5 GP, 6-3-9, +6, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

Joseph opened the game’s scoring with his sixth goal in five games, and Saint John cruised to a 5-3 win in Sherbrooke.

Val-d’Or Foreurs 1 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 7

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 4-0-4, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
Season Totals: 4 GP, 5-1-6, -1, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 32-37-69, +8, 86 PIM

Yan (pictured) scored four times – once in the first period, once in the second, and twice in the third – as Shawinigan crushed visiting Val-d’Or, 7-1. The four goals in a game are a personal record in the Q for Yan, who has had four hat tricks prior to Sunday in his QMJHL career.

Ontario Hockey League

Barrie Colts 2 @ Oshawa Generals 4

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 16/32 FO, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 4 GP, 4-3-7, +6, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

Cirelli had two apples and Mitchell Vande Sompel (Islanders) had two goals from the backline to lead the Gens to a 4-2 home win over Barrie.

Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season: 5 GP, 0-5-5, +2, 2 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 44 GP, 13-28-41, -10 19 PIM

Owen Sound had a 5-0 lead after two periods en route to a 6-1 win Sunday.

Niagara IceDogs 5 @ Sudbury Wolves 4 (OT)

C Christopher Paquette, NIA: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 6/11 FO
Season Totals: 5 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

Niagara had a 4-0 lead after the first period, then relinquished it by the end of the second period. The third period saw no scoring before the IceDogs won it in overtime.

Western Hockey League

Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Saskatoon Blades 2 (OT)

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-2-2, E, 4 PIM
Season Totals: 5 GP: 0-6-6, +3, 6 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Libor Hajek extended his point streak to four games, but the Blades fell in overtime to Edmonton, 3-2.

NCAA Game Night: 10-8-16

Clarkson Golden Knights 3 @ Vermont Catamounts 2

C Ross Colton, UVM: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM

Colton scored his first collegiate goal in his second collegiate game, which tied the game at 2-2, but Vermont fell to visiting Clarkson.

Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 1 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 1 (OT)

C Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season Totals: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

UMD and UML tied for the second straight night.

CHL Game Night: 10-8-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Charlottetown Islanders 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5

W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits, 11/18 FO
Season Totals: 4 GP, 2-3-5, E, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Somppi had a goal and an assist for the second straight game as Halifax edged Rimouski, 6-5.

North Bay Battalion 4 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2

W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season: 4 GP, 0-4-4, +3, 2 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 44 GP, 13-28-41, -10 19 PIM

Katchouk was coming off a 3-assist game last time out, but couldn’t get on the scoreboard Saturday.

Flint Firebirds 3 @ Erie Otters 5

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 4 GP, 3-7-9, +10, 0 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

Someone forgot to tell Raddysh that he wasn’t supposed to put up big numbers without the superstars that left Erie last year. The Lightning second rounder has nine points in four games. His goal Saturday was an empty-netter.

Peterborough Petes 2 @ Sarnia Sting 3

D Matt Spencer, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

Spencer was out of the lineup Saturday.

Saginaw Spirit 2 @ Ottawa 67’s 1

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 9/18 FO, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 3 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Stephens notched his first goal of the season late in the third period to break a tie and give Saginaw a 2-1 win in Ottawa.

Western Hockey League

Kamloops Blazers 5 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 2

G Connor Ingram, KAM: Win, 39 saves on 40 shots, *First Star*
Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-4-0-0, 2.37 GAA, .925 sv%, 0 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram was first star for the second consecutive night, this time earning a win.

Portland Winterhawks 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 3

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 4 GP: 0-4-4, +3, 2 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Saskatoon won their second in a row, topping visiting Portland, 3-1. Hajek has a 3-game point streak.

Kootenay Ice 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6

C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-3-4, E, 0 PIM, *First Star*
Season Totals: 6 GP, 6-4-10, +1, 4 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden extended his goal scoring streak to six games to start the season, and also added three assists in his first star effort.

Syndicate content