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KHL Game Day: 1-15-15

Mytischi 3 vs. Podolsk 1
Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 32 GP, 1-7-8, -1, 51 PIM

21 year old undrafted right handed defenseman Albert Yarullin (subtle enough?) had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Mytischi to a 3-1 win over Vityaz. Yarullin, who was a former teammate of Nikita Kucherov and Nikita Nesterov with the Russian junior national team, has 4 goals and 12 points in 15 games since joining the club. Dmitry Korobov was scoreless in 19:07 in the match.

Bratislava 3 vs. Sochi 5
Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
Season totals: 24 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 2.93 GAA, .893 sv%

Jaroslav Janus did not dress for Slovan's 5-3 loss to HC Sochi. Sochi was led by 2 goals and 3 points from ex-Senators pick Andre Petersson.

ECHL Game Night: 1-14-15

Tulsa Oiler 6 at Florida Everblades 5 SO

D Artem Sergeev, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 25 GP, 6-9-15, +6, 10 PIM, 39 SOG

Other Notables
G Allen York, FLA, L, 65:00 MIN, 5 GA, 28 SV, 33 SH
Season totals: 21 GP, 15-3-0-3, 2.59 GAA, 0.903 SV%, 3 SO

F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 24 GP, 8-6-14, E, 26 PIM, 58 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-2-2, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals (ECHL): 25 GP, 5-10-15, +3, 20 PIM, 45 SOG
Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev was back in the lineup Wednesday night after missing 3 games, as the Tulsa Oilers made their first ever visit to Germain Arena in Estero. Lightning camper Mike Aviani twice notched the primary assist on critical equalizers. The Everblades were playing catch up all night, and early in the 3rd period Aviani assisted on the goal that knotted the game at 4-4, capping off a 2-goal deficit rally. The Oilers would go back ahead midway through the 3rd, but Aviani once again assisted on the 5-5 equalizer a few minutes later. Sergeev was credited with the primary assist on Florida's 2nd goal. Tulsa sealed the win 1-0 in the shootout, as Jeff Costello and four other failed to convert. The Oilers and Florida play again Friday night.

Juniors Game Night: 1-14-15

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 0 @ Quebec Remparts 6

W Adam Erne, QUE: 2-1-3, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 9/10 FO, 5 Hits, *First Star*
Season totals: 38 GP, 27-28-55, +20, 50 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

Quebec moved Adam Erne off a line with recent New York Ranger Anthony Duclair and onto a line with Ukrainian dynamo Dmytro Timashov, and the duo combined for six points Wednesday in a 6-0 win over the Titan. Canadian gold medalist Zach Fucale (Montreal second rounder) had a shutout (11/11) in his Remparts debut. He was traded from Halifax earlier this month.

Ontario Hockey League

Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 12

D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 1-3-4, +3, 0 PIM
With SSM: 3 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 4 PIM
With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, E, 64 PIM
Season totals: 32 GP, 11-32-43, +2, 68 PIM
2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

DeAngelo made his home debut for the Greyhounds, scoring once and adding three assists in a 12-5 romp of Saginaw. The Soo was up 5-1 after one period and 9-3 after two. Newly acquired forward Nick Ritchie (Ducks) had four goals for the Soo. This was the fourth time DeAngelo has scored four points in a game – his career high. He was 1+3 in October 2013 for the Sting against Saginaw, and 1+3 twice in January 2013 for Sarnia.

Western Hockey League

Kootenay Ice 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

C Brayden Point, MJ: 3-0-3, +2, 4 PIM, *First Star*
Season totals: 33 GP, 20-30-50, +10, 25 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

Point (pictured, MJ Warriors photo) notched his second hat trick of the season Wednesday night, leading the Warriors to a 4-3 win over last year’s first overall pick, Sam Reinhart, and the Kootenay Ice. Point had two hat tricks last season on his way to 91 points.

Red Deer Rebels 5 @ Calgary Hitmen 4 (SO)

D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 32 GP, 4-12-16, -2, 16 PIM
2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

Red Deer needed a shootout to get an extra point from rival Calgary. Ben Thomas, who remains in a top-4 role for the Hitmen, was scoreless. Avalanche first rounder Conner Bleakley had two goals for Red Deer.

KHL Game Day: 1-14-15

Omsk 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 3
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 29/30, 1.00 GAA, .967 sv%
Season totals: 39 GP, 26-6-5, 4 SO, 1.78 GAA, .935 sv%

Danis Zaripov had 1 goal and 1 assist to help lead Magnitka to a 3-1 win over Omsk. Omsk got a helper from ex-Flyer Erik Gustafsson in the win.

Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Novosibirsk 4
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-2-2, -2, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 42 GP, 16-10-26, +3, 12 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a pair of power play helpers for Yugra in their 4-2 loss to Novosibirsk. He also had a minor for hooking in 17:10 in the loss. Ex-Isles pick David Ullstrom led the way for Novosibirsk with a pair of goals.

Prospect of the Week: 1-14-15

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 January 14, 2014 is … Brendan O’Donnell, University of North Dakota (NCAA – USA).

Brendan O’Donnell is exhibit-A for why teams spend a late round draft pick on an under-the-radar high school or junior-A player and then allow them extended development time in college.

The Lightning’s 2010 sixth round pick from the Winnipeg South Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League is now a senior at the University of North Dakota. After playing in Penticton of the BCHL the season after he was drafted, and then a mostly injury-plagued career with UND, the 6-foot, 193-pound left wing turned the proverbial corner late last year in his development. He continued that into the Lightning’s summer prospect camp, where he was one of the standouts in front of his potential future bosses.

A lot was expected of O’Donnell as a senior leader with UND this season as he was to be in more of an offensive role than previous years. Things didn’t start out as fast as he may have liked, but like his collegiate career, it took some time for things to come together.

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