THE WEEK THAT WAS:
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THE WEEK TO COME:
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The Panthers went 2-0-1, with all 3 home games going beyond regulation, and ending with a 3-2 score. They lost to the Devils in a shootout on Tuesday, before topping the Flames in a shootout (just their second SO win of the year) on Dmitry Kulikov’s SO goal Friday. Sunday’s game saw Kris Versteeg score the teams first overtime game winner of the season.
The Phoenix Coyotes came in and spoiled the Panthers home ice point streak, as they won 2-1 Tuesday. The Panthers have played 13 straight home 1-goal games. Florida now heads on the road to Ottawa and Boston before returning home from Christmas.
SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE (AHL):
The Rampage are now 4-0 in their last 4 games after winning both games last week. They edged the Rochester Americans 3-2 Friday, with Bill Thomas scoring the game-winning goal. On Sunday, Jacob Markstrom made 46-saves and Thomas scored another game-winning goal as San Antonio took care of the Texas Stars 4-2.
The Rampage have the week off for a Christmas break.
RIO GRANDE VALLEY KILLER BEES (CHL):
Rio Grande Valley fell in four games last week. On Tuesday, they were edged in a shootout by the Rapid City Rush. Friday and Saturday saw losses to the Wichita Thunder (4-1 Friday and 3-0 Saturday). David Marshall scored the lone goal in Wichita for the Bees. They then traveled to Allen, falling 6-1 to the Americans. Marshall again had the lone goal, a shorthanded goal in the third.
The Bees will play a home-and-home with the Allen Americans on Wednesday in Rio Grande Valley and on Friday at Allen, TX.
CINCINNATI CYCLONES (ECHL):
On Tuesday, Mathieu Aubin scored his 9th goal of the year, and Brian Foster stopped 22 shots, but the Cyclones fell to the Kalamazoo Wings 4-2. Things weren’t better at the K-Wings onFriday, as they fell 7-3. Garrett Wilson had an assist, and was stopped on a penalty shot in the 3rd. They bounced back Saturday and blanked the Chicago Express 3-0. Wilson socred his 7th of the season, Aubin had two assists, and AJ Jenks added a helper of his own. Foster stopped 17 shots to earn the shutout.
The Cyclones will take on the Kalamazoo Wings on Wednesday and the Chicago Express Thursday, both at home.
JUNIORS, COLLEGE, EUROPE
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