directory Light the Lamp - a Columbus Blue Jackets blog: Weekend in review

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Weekend in review

The Jackets obviously had a fantastic weekend but there were some other teams that found success as well.

The Syracuse Crunch went 2-1 over a 3 game span in 3 days.

Thing didn't look so well out of the gate as they dropped a 4-1 game to Binhamton. Clay Wilson picked up his 5th goal of the year while rookie stud Nikita Filatov notched his first career assist in the AHL. Derek Dorsett also collected a helper.

The following night things got a lot rosier as the Crunch thumped Manitoba 6-3. This was a big night for Filatov who collected his 4th and 5th goals as well as added another assist. MacDonald, Dorsett, Rome & Frischmon also added goals. Kris Russell finally got on the board collecting 2 helpers as did Michael York.

Finally during an afternoon game yesterday the Crunch came from behind in the 3rd period off goals from Jonathen Sigalet and Michael York for the 2-1 win. For the 3rd straight game Filatov got on the scoresheet with a helper. Dan LaCosta stopped 31 of 32 shots for his 2nd straight win and 7th on the season.

Oh and John Mirasty had 2 fights over the 3 nights.

The Crunch record stands at 9-3 on the season which is good for 18 points and 3rd in the Western Conference.

York, Wilson and Sigalet lead the team in points with 10 points each.

In terms of rookies Filatov has 5g, 3a in 8 games. Maxim Mayorov has 3g, 6a in 12 games.

In 6 games Kris Russell has 2 assists and is a -3.

There are a lot of players playing well right now for the Crunch. Gotta love quality depth!

The Ohio State Men's Hockey team also had a successfull weekend. They played #11th ranked Michigan State in 2 game series at home on Friday and Saturday nights. They won both!

On Friday night they shutout the Spartans 3-0 off a strong goaltending performance by sophmore Dustin Carlson. Matt Bartkowski, Ian Boots and Mathieu Picard all scored for the Buckeyes who outshot the Sparton by a wide margin of 49-21.

On Saturday night the Spartans was more of an evenly played game. Still the Buckeyes, off 2 goals from our guy Zac Dalpe, pulled it out with a 3-1 win. Peter Boyd had the other tally and again Dustin Carlson was in net stopping 24 of 25 shots.

This was a much needed weekend for the hockey buckeyes who were swept in a similar fashion last weekend by Michigan. The two wins put their overall record at 4-5-1 and 3-4-1 in the CCHA.

Next up is the Robert Morris (Pittsburgh College Hockey Showcase) at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh this weekend.

Dalpe leads all Buckeyes in scoring with 6g, 3a for 9 points in 10 games.

I've got to get to a couple of these games to see these guys. Now if only they would stop overlapping with the Jackets! The next opportunity will be Nov 28th.

The Jackets AA affiliate the Johnstown Chiefs won both of their games against Reading winning the first game 1-0 and then 5-4 the following night.

Their overall record sits at 7-3 which is 2nd in the North Division.



DJ Davy B said...

I went to my first OSU hockey game Saturday. I gotta say it was pretty cool with some hard hits and a much different pace than an NHL game.It helped that they won, but it was a great teaching tool for my kids as they were able to see the plays develop at the slighly slower speed. Heck my daughter took part in the mite game at intermission and that was cool. I'll be back.

Max said...

What's up with Russel being -2 in the 'cuse? I don't like the looks of that. Of course, I wouldn't mind if the kid stayed there all year. I thought it was absurd he played with the big club last season, as Juniors to NHL is a tough transition for a defenseman, especially a small guy like Kris.

Brent said...

Just wanted to let you know that the Jackets' AA affiliate is the Johnstown Chiefs this year.

LTL said...


Duh...yeah, I'm the idiot!

Thanks for the reminder!


LTL said...

Okay - post updated with the right team ;)