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NHL Game Day: 11-9-19 Sabres at Lightning (In Sweden)

Lightning sweep Global Series set.

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Curtis McElhinney allowed 3 goals on 43 shots for the victory.

First Period
9:30 BUF Reinhart (8), (Johansson, Montour)
17:02 TB Maroon (2), (Gourde, Shattenkirk)(PP)

Second Period
1:58 TB Hedman (3), (Stamkos, Kucherov)(PP)
19:57 TB Maroon (3), (Paquette, Shattenkirk)

Third Period
4:14 BUF Olofsson (7), (Eichel, Reinhart)
9:48 TB Gourde (4), (Paquette)
10:55 TB Joseph (4), (Killorn, Cirelli)
19:22 BUF Eichel (8), (Ristolainen, Dahlin)

Patrick Maroon and Yanni Gourde were the game's first and second stars. Gourde getting on the scoresheet in these Global Series games is an understated deal for the Lightning as the whole team is trying to emerge from a bit of an early season slumber.

We'll see how the team responds once they get back to North America, but it's easy to think this might be a turning point for the Lightning this season. They still need at least six points over their next five games to maintain solid playoff pacing, but it's night and day when you think about where this team was sitting before the Global Series.

Alexander Volkov had 1 shot in 10:17.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-8-19 Senators at Crunch

Barre-Boulet leads Crunch to OT win over Sens.

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Martin Spencer allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the win.

First Period
14:14 BEL Batherson (4), (White)
14:34 BEL Batherson (5), (Labrie, Jaros)

Second Period
1:59 SYR Mueller (4), (Barre-Boulet, Gaunce)(PP)
2:41 BEL Abramov (2), (Batherson, White)
5:14 SYR Barre-Boulet (6), (Gaunce, Thomas)

Third Period
7:31 SYR Barre-Boulet (7), (Gaunce, Mueller)(PP)

Overtime
2:07 SYR Martel (4), (Stephens, Gaunce)

Alex Barre-Boulet and Spencer were the game's first and third stars.

The star power of Syracuse's skill players showed up in making a comeback from a pair of two goal deficits. There's no doubt the quality the Crunch have with Barre-Boulet and Martel is near the top of the AHL when it comes to the kind of ability they bring to the rink. Expect that to continue to the fore for Ben Groulx's team as the regular season grinds along.

Syracuse still sits in sixth in the North Division, but they have at least a game in hand on all the divisional rivals ahead of them in the standings due to their sparse early season schedule.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

NHL Game Day: 11-8-19 Lightning at Sabres (In Sweden)

Lightning get back on track in Global Series opener.

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Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 22 shots for the victory.

First Period
3:19 TB Kucherov (5), (Point, Shattenkirk)
16:14 TB Killorn (3), (Hedman, Stamkos)(PP)

Second Period
15:43 BUF Reinhart (6), (Ristolainen, McCabe)

Third Period
7:45 TB Gourde (3), (Maroon, Paquette)
11:30 BUF Reinhart (7), (Jokiharju, Olofsson)

Nikita Kucherov and Victor Hedman were the game's first and third stars.

The Lightning, who got a week to regroup and get healthy, played a game that checked off a lot of the boxes as they try to regroup in this second ten game segment of the year. They're still a bit behind the eight ball needing eight points over the next six games to stay on playoff pace for the year, but this was a good start.

Alexander Volkov was -2 with 1 shot and 3 hits in 10:36.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-2-19 Devils at Crunch

Crunch power play ruins Domingue's plot for revenge.

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Scott Wedgewood allowed 2 goals on 27 shots for the victory.

First Period
5:31 BNG Zetterlund (2), (Sharangovich, Studenic)
6:17 SYR Mueller (3), (Barre-Boulet)(PP)
7:27 SYR Barre-Boulet (5), (Conacher, Gaunce)(PP)
10:47 SYR Somppi (3), (Foote, Smith)(PP)

Second Period
1:25 BNG Bastian (2), (McLeod, Schmelzer)

Third Period
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Alex Barre-Boulet, Cal Foote and Wedgewood were the game's three stars.

The Otto Somppi boomlet continues.

After a paucity of games to start the year, Syracuse's 3 in 3 nights weekend could do a lot to raise their standing on the division table. They've got games in hand on all of the teams in front of them in the North Division and their .667 points percentage is actually fourth best in the division to this point. So, if they can keep winning at that clip, they should make up ground quickly with games coming in clumps.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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