Albany Week in Review

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By Mike Buskus

Albany Week in Review #19

Shut-out blues

To be shut out is bad. To be shut out twice in a row is very bad. That happened to the Albany River Rats in the week just past, as the team gained only two of a possible six standings points, with a 3-2 win over Springfield on Wednesday. On Friday, February 8, 2002, Springfield blanked the Rats, 4-0, with Falcons’ goaltender, Dieter Kochan, getting the victory and Rats’ netminder, J.F. Damphousse, taking the loss. The next night, Ilja Brzygalov, of the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, shelled the Rats by the identical, 4-0 cushion.

The scoreless skid actually added up to 156 minutes and 28 seconds, since Albany’s last scored at 3:32 of the second period on Wednesday.

The offensive drought was due in part to illness or injuries, with top scorer, Steve Guolla, still side-lined from broken facial bones incurred in the first period of a road game on February 1. Daryl Andrews, Stan Gron and Max Birbraer, missed action from the flu (as did assistant coach, Geordie Kinnear). Brian Gionta and Christian Berglund remain with the Devils.

Albany goaltenders again got a workout, with J.F. Damphousse facing 39 shots at home on Wednesday in the team’s lone victory (37 saves), and 40 against the same opponent on the road in a loss (36 saves). Ari Ahonen confronted 54 shots on Saturday, making twice as many saves (50) as the Ducks’ goaltender (25).

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2001-02 Halifax Mooseheads Skills Competition Results

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12/11/02


2001-02 Halifax Mooseheads Skills Competition Results.

Sergei Klyazmin did not take part, due to injury.


RED TEAM -
Jonathan Boutin, Bobby Clarke, Derrick Kent, Jason
King, Jean-Francois Cyr, Mike Couch, Randy Upshall,
Marc-Andre Bernier, Louis Mandeville, Ryan White and
Robbie Suttherland

WHITE TEAM -
Dany Dallaire, Milan Jurcina, Francois-Pierre Guenette,
Bruce Gillis, Giulio Scandella, Patrick Gilbert,
Brandon Benedict, Louis-Phillippe Lessard, Alex Picard
and AJ MacLean...

*Fastest skater - 13.56 Jean-Francois Cyr (red)
 Average times - TEAM RED 15.1, TEAM WHITE 15.26

*Accuracy shooting - 4/6 Ryan White (red)
 Totals - TEAM RED 19/82, TEAM WHITE 16/81

 Player Accuracys as follows;
 (each players had 20 secs. to get as many shots
  away at the 4 targets)

 TEAM WHITE -
 Jurcina 1/7
 Guenette 3/8
 MacLean 2/9
 Gillis 0/8
 Gilbert 2/8
 Scandella 1/9
 Benedict 4/8
 Lessard 2/9
 Picard 2/9

 TEAM RED -
 Clarke 1/8
 King 0/8
 Cyr 1/8
 Bernier 1/8
 Upshall 3/9
 Couch 1/9
 White 4/6
 Mandeville 4/9
 Kent 2/9
 Sutherland 2/8

*Triple Threat - Team White won this event

*Agility relay - Team Red won this event

*Rapid Fire - Team White won this event 16-9

 Rapid Fire results as follows;

 TEAM RED -
 Clarke 0/5
 King 2/5
 Cyr 1/5
 Bernier 3/5
 Upshall 2/5
 Couch 0/5
 Madeville 0/5
 Kent 1/5
 White 0/5

 TEAM WHITE -
 Jurcina 3/5
 MacLean 3/5
 Guenette 2/5
 Gillis 3/5
 Gilbert 0/5
 Scandella 1/5
 Benedict 1/5
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Jackets NCAA Update

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Jackets NCAA Update

Tim Jackman(Forward) – MSU-Mankato(WCHA)

Jackman has shown a significant amount of offensive growth in comparison to last season, which he registered 25 points(11-14-25) in 37 games. This season, he’s already improved upon his totals, putting up 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points in 29 games. He sits 25th in PPG in the WCHA conferance, behind the likes of Jeff Taffe and Mark Cullen among others.

Tyler Kolarik(Forward) – Harvard(ECAC)

Like Jackman, Kolarik has continued to show growth from his freshman year, which he registered 28 points(13-15-28). This season, in only 22 games, he has tallied 8 goals and 24 points(8-16-24), better than a PPG average. His vision with the puck has been quite good, as hilighted by his team leading 16 assists. Kolarik also leads the team in points, 3 ahead of Bruins prospect Brett Nowak

Peter Zingoni(Forward) – Providence(HEA)

Like his NCAA companions, Zingoni has also seen his offensive progress increase in his junior year. 8 points on 2 goals and 6 assists last season in 28 games has been improved apon thus far by posting 6 goals and 15 points(6-9-15) in 23 games thus far. His +9 sits him second on his team in that category.

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Cibak gets a look-see, Dudley resigns

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Cibak Gets a Look-See

After a disappointing trip to Springfield following an impressive training camp, center Martin
Cibak
has finally managed to find his way back to Tampa Bay. The 21 year old had 4 goals
and 8 assists in 45 games with the Springfield Falcons (AHL) this season, though serving
limited third line duties.

Injury to Alternate Captain Vincent Lecavalier opened the door for Cibak, who averaged over
13 minutes through his first two NHL games. He recorded his first NHL point, as assist on
Zdeno Cigar’s first period goal, last night in Washington and created numerous other scoring
opportunities.

While he names physicality and his solid defensive play as his biggest attributes, Cibak is also
a very talented play maker, with good vision of the ice. Given the mounting injuries to the
struggling Tampa Bay Lightning, Cibak could easily find himself donning Blue and Silver for
the remainder of the season.



GM Gives In

After nearly three hair-pulling season as the Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager, Rick
Dudley has finally thrown in the towel. Plagued by budget constraints and trade restrictions,
Dudley recently realized that Palace Sports & Entertainment ( Lightning owners) would never
make it to his page, and in fact, had closed the book long ago.

How to build a team by Rick Dudley is a very intriguing story. Wit Read more»

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