Oh Mikko Kosikinen, they gave you the ball to run with it and you have done the complete opposite. The Sound Tigers lost all four games this weekend, giving up Five goals in back to back games (including the first appearance of Joel Martin in the AHL for 5 minutes) before losing two games in Overtime. Not all of it is Mikko's fault, in 12 regulation periods this week Bridgeport has been held under 10 shots seven times. In 2 of the 4 games Mikko had to face 40 shots including a 19 shot second period against Portland in which he gave up 3 goals.
Against Portland Brent Svendsen was named 3rd star, as Mark Katic [Svendsen] Svendsen [Rob Hisey] and Mark Wotton [Justin DiBenedetto, Jeremy Colliton] scored goals. Against Wilkes-Barre Scranton, Jean Bourbeau [Tony Romano] scored his first career AHL goal and Katic [Robin Figren, Ty Wishart] added another goal. In the 2-1 Overtime loss to Worcester, Kosikinen was named second star while Micheal Haley (Fight Video) [Brett Motherwell, Rhett Rakhshani] scored the lone BP goal. Finally in the 4-3 Overtime loss to Manchester, Oliver Labelle was named second star and Justin DiBenedetto was named third star. Svendsen [Wishart, Hisey] DiBenedetto [Labelle, Romano] and Labelle [David Ullstrom, Katic] scored goals for BP. (Romano and Friesen give Teddy Bears to a Children's Hospital)
Natural Born Kirills
Kirill Petrov shook off his cold streak as he had a goal and assist in 3 games making his season total 6 Goals, 7 Assists for 13 points in 33 games.
Lewiston went on a tear this week, putting up a seven goal game before posting back to back six goals games. Kirill Kabanov got in on the action, posting a goal and two assists on the week. Kirill has 4 Goals, 6 Assists for 10 points in 16 games and a +5
WHL, OHL, NCAA and Europe
Calvin De Haan returned this week to Oshawa, returning for the final two games of the week. He netted three assists and a +3. In 27 games this year Calvin has 2 goals, 22 assists for 24 Points and a +14. (De Haan interview at WJC)
Casey Cizikas returned to Mississauga, notching a goal in the Major's 5-1 rout of Sault Ste. Marie. The following game Cizikas decided to try to win the game against Sudbury on his own, putting up a hat trick and two assists for a five point night. Unfortunately the Majors lost 5-6 and somehow Cizikas was only named the second star. In 30 games Cizikas has 20 Goals, 22 Assists for 42 Points and a +27 (Cizikas Interview)
Nino Niederreiter had a goal and a -2 in two games this week. This season he has 14 Goals, 13 Assists for 27 Points in 25 games and a +6.
David Toews had 2 assists in 2 games this week. He has 9 Goals, 13 Assists for 22 Points in 31 games and a -9 on the season.
Anders Lee has done it again. For the second time this year he was named Rookie of the Month, for his 2 goals, 6 assists for 8 points in 5 games and a +4. Over the weekend Lee had a goal and two assists in helping UND steamroll Northern Michigan 8-1 and 3-1.
Matt Donovan and the University of Denver did not play this week.
Jason Clark did not play in the Badgers two games this week.
Aaron Ness and Minnesota played the Under 18 US Squad, but it might have been an exhibition. Minnesota won 9-0 with Ness scoring a goal.
Corey Trivino scored an empty net goal, icing the game for Boston U against Vermont. He has 4 goals, 9 assists for 13 points in 23 games so far this year.
Blake Kessel had 2 goals and an assist in two wins for UNH. This year he has 5 goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 19 games.
Brian Day did not add to his season totals in 2 games with Colgate. He has 8 Goals and 5 Assists for 13 points in 20 games. (Colgate Highlights)
Lulea lost both games with David Rautio in net this week. In Anders Nilsson's lone game he held the opposition to a single goal on 26 shots, getting Lulea the Overtime Win. (Highlights)
Cody Rosen played 16 minutes in relief for Clarkson (they had given up 7 goals) and he had 7 saves on 8 shots.