Can he be the one that saves us?
Anyone who thinks the answer might come from BP may want to rethink that. In 3 of the 4 games since last Sunday the SoundTigers have given up 19 goals. A 6-1 loss, a 7-1 loss and a 6-5 loss before last night's OT win 3-2 over Norfolk. In 8 of the 15 games played this season, BP has only managed a single goal.
Robin Figern [Joensuu, Hamonic] was the lone goal scorer in the 7-1 loss to Hartford. Nathan Lawson had 24 saves on 31 shots, although 4 goals did come on the Hartford PP. In the 6-1 loss to Charlotte Tony Romano [Kohn] scored the lone goal as Lawson was again bombarded, making 35 saves on 41 shots. To be fair, BP only managed 18 shots for the whole game, while Charlotte had 18 shots just in the 3rd. In the rematch BP fell to Charlotte 6-5, but did show more life, finishing with 39 shots. Tony Romano [Rakhshani, Reese] Robin Figern [Wotton] Rhett Rakhshani [Reese] Brandon Svendsen [Yablonski, Figren] and Jeremy Colliton [Reese] were the goal scorers. Kevin Poulin took the loss with 24 saves on 30 Shots. Dylan Reese finished the night with 3 points and a +2.
In the final game of the week, BP beat Norfolk 3-2 in overtime. Dylan Reese [Ullstrom, Wotton] Jesse Joensuu [Ullstrom] Mark Wotton [Ullstrom] were your goal scorers. Mikko Koskinen finished with 20 saves on 22 shots. Somehow David Ullstrom wasn't named one of the game stars despite assisting on every goal.
Natural Born Kirills
Kirill Petrov played one game but failed to register a point. His season totals are 15 GP, 4 G, 6 A, 10 Pts +2
Kirill Kabanov did not play in Lewistown's win last night. That was their only game of the week. I did find an amusing video of a friendly competition between Trevor Gillies and Kabanov back at camp, no worries, Gillies doesn't just deck him and declare victory.
WHL, OHL, NCAA and Europe
The Oshawa Generals played two games this week. In the 4-0 rout of the Belleville Bulls Calvin De Haan assisted on 3 goals. In the following game De Haan was pointless, while DeHart seems to be cooling off since his fast start and didn't add to his season totals. De Haan has 15 GP, 2 G, 14 A, 16 Pts and a +6, DeHart has 19 GP, 1 G, 8 A, 9 Pts and a +8.
Mississauga St. Michael's Majors played four games this week. After a close 2-1 loss to Erie, they proceeded to put up 17 goals in the next 3 games to their opponents 9. Casey Cizikas added two goals and three assists to his season totals, now at 18 GP, 12 G, 10 A, 22 Pts, and +14.
David Toews played three games with the Wheat Kings this week. He finished the week strong, 2 assists and a +2 in Friday Nights game. For the week he had 3 Assists and even, putting his totals at 11 GP, 4 G, 6 A, 10 Pts and -2.
Anders Lee played two games with Notre Dame, registering an goal and assist. For the season he is now 11 GP, 8 G 3 A 11 Pts. I never realized that Anders was a pretty good football player too, as he was a finalist for Minnesota's Mr Football award.
Matt Donovan played two games with the University of Denver. He added a goal and three assists, putting his season total at 12 GP, 3 G, 5 A, 8 Pts. Not sure if I shared this, but Donovan had a beautiful goal from a game against UND two weeks ago. Gregoire and Nelson are also in that clip towards the end.
It was the week to catch Islanders prospects as the University of North Dakota and Wisconsin played back to back games. Jason Clark played in both games for the Badgers, notching no points and finishing -1. Jason Gregoire finished with the game winning goal in the first game and an assist in the second with a +1 while UND teammate Brock Nelson finished with no points and an even +/-.
Aaron Ness and Minnesota had no games this week.
Brian Day played two games this week but was held off the scoresheet. He still has 4 G, 3 A, 7 Pts in 8 GP.
OSU and Shane Sims played two games this week with Sims picking up an assist. He's now at 11 GP, 1 G, 7 A, 8 Pts.
Blake Kessel got back on track adding a goal and assist in two games this week. His season total is 9 GP, 1 G, 6 A, 7 Pts.
Anders Nilsson had no games as the SEL appears to be on a ten day break? This is Dave's territory, if he knows why, I'll edit in the answer later.
Cody Rosen is still 3rd on the depth chart for Clarkson University and has yet to see the ice after eleven games. On the bright side, Clarkson got blown out against Dartmouth 7-1. They pulled their starter and allowed the backup to play the final period, and he gave up 2 goals on 13 shots. So Rosen might be threatening to move up.
BTW: Do you guys notice all the videos I add? Should I keep doing it or make it more obvious when I add the links t them? Or stop bothering with them?