Last week we were talking about how Kevin Poulin looked like he was returning to form. This week Poulin flat out took over as he posted three straight shutouts, breaking Rick DiPietro's old Bridgeport record. In other good news for Islanders prospects Johan Sundstrom had a strong showing as Sweden won the World Juniors. Ryan Strome had 9 points in 6 games for the Bronze winning Canadian team.
Monday January 2nd Vs Worcester (Sharks)
The first shutout for Poulin, as he was also named first star of the night. Casey Cizikas [Rhett Rakhshani, Aaron Ness] opened the scoring. In the 2nd period BP exploded with 3 goals, Tony Romano [Matt Donovan] Kael Mouillierat [Mathieu Aubin] and Rakhashani [Ness, Dylan Reese] were the goal scorers. Rakhashani was named the 2nd star of the night and Ness was 3rd star. Highlights
Wednesday January 4th Vs Manchester (Kings)
Another night, another shutout for Poulin. This time though he was only 2nd star of the night. Sean Backman [Micheal Haley, Romano] got first blood during a 20 shot first period for BP. BP then scored 3 straight PP goals, going 3 for 7 on the PP for the night. Haley [Cizikas, Rahkashani] Romano [Scott Howes, Mouilierat] and Rakhashani [Cizikas, Reese] scored with the man advantage. Haley was named 1st star of the night and Romano 3rd star. Highlights
Saturday January 7th Vs Portland (Coyotes)
Kael Mouilierat must have noticed me complaining about his name last week. Mouilierat scored PP goals to open and close the scoring. Ness and Donovan, Howes and De Haan notched assists on his goals. Rakhashani [Cizikas] and Aubin [Donovan, Mouilierat] had the other goals on the night. Poulin was named first star of the night as he faced over 30 shots for the first time this week. Mouilierat and Donovan were named 2nd and 3rd stars, respectively.Natural Born Kirills
Kirill Petrov added a goal this week, he now has 11 goals, 9 assists for 20 points in 37 games.
Kirill Kabanov played in 2 games this week, notching a goal and 2 assists. He has 14 goals, 16 assists in 25 games.
Mitchell Therot had no points in 2 games this week for Niagra
John Persson had an assist and was -2 in 2 games this week.
Brenden Kitchon played in 3 games this week for Spokane and he notched an assist and a +5
Andrey Pedan is back from the WJCs and played 2 games this week, in which he got penalties in both and a +1
Hit the Books*: NCAA
*Rosen Plays 101 is popular
3rd ranked Notre Dame played 5th ranked Minnesota and eked out a win. Anders Lee didn't have a point, but Robbie Russo had an assist. Highlights from game Vs Russian Stars
Brock Nelson's North Dakota played Cody Rosen's Clarkson this week. While Cody Rosen was back on the bench, Brock had an assist and was a +1 in the 3-1 win.
Jason Clark played in both games this weekend for Wisconsin against RIT, and had no points.
Denver split games with Alabama-Huntsville this weekend, Scott Mayfield had a goal and an assist and was named 3rd star of the night on Saturday.
Finnish Loans & Trust
Jesse Joensuu has 10 goals and 11 assists in 31 games.