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Crunch Fall to Sound Tigers in OT

By Jeremy Houghtaling

With a second point on the table in overtime, the Syracuse Crunch came up just short.

The Crunch stopped the best power play in league on an extended 5-on-3 advantage in the second period, answered less than a minute after the Sound Tigers scored in the third, and Kristers Gudelvskis finished with 30 saves, but Bridgeport's Kael Mouillierat was able to score on a breakaway in the extra session to top Syracuse, 2-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

With points in each of the last six games, the Crunch has tied the Oklahoma City Barons for the most points in the AHL.

"I think it's tough when you lose any game, especially like that," said Crunch captain Mike Angelidis. "I think we had a good chance to win the game. We came back after they scored. We just have to keep bearing down and hopefully we'll keep getting points as we go along."

The BoltProspects Podcast, Volume 16

This week's edition of the BoltProspects Podcast (now on Lightning Radio's iHeart station) includes the following topics:

· Graduation week for 2
· Vasy passes Nabokov on depth chart – good or bad?
· Player addition options for AHL Syracuse
· #BPMailbag (Lightning looking to add a Jameis Winston? Drouin vs Hedman, Callahan comparisons already on the roster, power play solutions, chances of Nikita Gusev coming over)

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Juniors Game Night: 2-5-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Sherbrooke Phoenix 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4

C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 0-1-1, -2, 4 PIM, 7 SOG, 7/17 FO, 1 Hit
With Sherbrooke: 20 GP, 13-16-29, -4, 24 PIM
With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 14-29-43, -9, 38 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

Darcy had an assist in the Phoenix’s 4-1 loss in Halifax. Jonathan Drouin’s former team came into the game 10 points behind Sherbrooke on the league table.

Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ Quebec Remparts 7

W Adam Erne, QUE: 2-0-2, E, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 3/8 FO, 6 Hits, *Third Star*
Season totals: 45 GP, 30-35-65, +16, 76 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Erne set a new career high for goals in a season, hitting 30 for the year. He was on pace last year before injuries and WJC time cut his games. He’s also already passed his previous PIM career high. It looks as though Erne has been moved back to wing. He had been playing center for a few weeks, which he played last year. He projects as a winger at the professional level.

Ontario Hockey League

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Niagara IceDogs 8

D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 0-2-2, +1, 4 PIM
With SSM: 10 GP, 3-14-17, +7, 21 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
Season totals: 39 GP, 13-42-55, +8, 85 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo extended his point streak to nine games with two assists Thursday night. Despite scoring six goals in the game, the Soo fell to the IceDogs, snapping their 10-game win streak. This was DeAngelo’s first loss as a member of the Greyhounds.

Owen Sound Attack 7 @ Windsor Spitfires 5

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 44 GP, 15-18-33, -6, 85 PIM
2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

Windsor is three points out of the last playoff spot in the West, which could mean DiGiacinto could be available for AHL Syracuse if needed.

Guelph Storm 9 @ Peterborough Petes 4

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, +3, 7 PIM
Season totals: 38 GP, 7-14-21, -16, 64 PIM
2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

Masin has five points in his last six games. He fought Tyler Bertuzzi (Red Wings) on Thursday night. It was Masin’s fourth fight of the season. Bertuzzi, nephew of Todd Bertuzzi, received an instigator and game misconduct.

NHL Game Night: 2-5-15 Lightning at Stars

Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.


Andrei Vasilevskiy shined, allowing 3 goals on 36 shots for the victory. The Lightning would've had zero chance of winning tonight without Vasilevskiy.

First Period
3:11 TB Stamkos (28), (Callahan, Barberio)
6:42 TB Hedman (6), (Stamkos)

Second Period
15:21 DAL Klingberg (10), (Seguin, Goligoski)
15:36 DAL Goligoski (2), (Fiddler, Horcoff)

Third Period
12:27 TB Johnson (18), (Kucherov, Killorn)(PP)
13:41 DAL Daley (13), (Ja. Benn, Demers)
16:23 TB Johnson (19), (Boyle, Palat)
18:43 TB Kucherov (18), (Palat)(EN)

Tyler Johnson and Steven Stamkos were the game's first and third stars. Brian Boyle was robbed.

This was, in many ways, role reversal from the Lightning's performance in St. Louis. The Lightning were on their heels most of the night, ultimately getting outshot 36-29, and probably should've been run out of the barn if it weren't for the goaltending they got from Vasiy. Then things got really weird when Jason Garrison got hurt, forcing Brian Boyle to take shifts on defense where he made the play of the game on a clean check on Jamie Benn at center ice that eventually led to his point shot that was deflected in by Johnson for the GWG. Yes, Brian Boyle, from the point, on defense (not in the Conservatory with the Candlestick). Honestly, you can't feel too guilty about it because they deserved so much better against the Blues. So, things evened out on this little mini trip.

Unfortunately, if Garrison's injury is of any real severity, it puts the Lightning in a very tough spot with the California trip looming. Yzerman's basically got a week to bring someone in or he'll have to do something he probably doesn't want to do like raid the already thin cupboard in Syracuse. Paging Slater Koekkoek?

Luke Witkowski was -1 with 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 13:47. It was a hard luck minus with Daley's shot off the rush hitting Witkowski's leg and deflecting past Vasiy.

Box score and extended statistics from

KHL Game Day: 2-5-15

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Togliatti 1 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Season totals: 48 GP, 18-13-31, +3, 12 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a helper in 18:12 of ice time in Yugra's 2-1 shootout victory over Lada Togliatti. Gusev was also denied on his lone attempt in the penalty shot session. Ex-Lightning pick Fedor Fedorov had Lada's lone goal in defeat.

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