12/10 Recap: Brennan solid in win; Ennis heads east

Written By Kris Baker on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 | 12/10/2008

T.J. Brennan (+3) had two assists, including a set-up on the game winner, as Montreal defeated the Q's top-club, Shawinigan, by a 4-1 score. Luke Adam (2 PIM) failed to hit the sheet for the fourth straight game as the Juniors take tail end of the home-and-home. Cedric-Lalonde McNicoll scored the lone Cataractes goal, extending his current point-streak to an alarming 21 games. In snowy Charlottetown, Jordon Southorn had an assist and his usual two hits for PEI in their 5-2 win over Halifax. The 6'2 defenseman is even with five points in his last three games. Also from the Q, Jean-Simon Allard was +1 but failed to register for the fourth straight game as Quebec stomped on Chicoutimi, 7-1. The 6'3, 193-pounder has been hot and cold all season long after getting traded to the Remparts at the Q draft last offseason, and he'll need to be a more consistent presence moving forward. The Sags' Jacob Lagacé posted a -5 in the loss, a season low amongst all of the Sabres prospects. In Michigan, Nick Crawford was -1 as Saginaw lost at Plymouth, 3-2. The minus took place when Crawford got beat on a play by Chris Terry, who skated past the sixth-rounder and bested Edward Pasquale from 20-feet out for the Whalers second goal of the night, and his 14th of the season. And now, catch-up time. On Monday, Tyler Ennis (-1) had an assist as Medicine Hat fell to Lethbridge, 4-3. The game was the final tune-up for the left wing before skating in Team Canada's camp beginning Thursday. In the DEL, Philip Gogulla was -1 with three shots on goal as Cologne dropped a shootout to Iserlohn, 3-2. The winger did not make the Sharks shooter list. In Tuesday evening action, Jean-Simon Allard was quiet for his third straight game, finishing -1 as Quebec was shutout by Baie-Comeau, 4-0. Over in Sweden, Dennis Persson dressed but did not get a shift as Timra lost to SSK, 3-2.


gaf said...

Will getting Persson over here help his development? Its hard to gage whats going on with him.. What about Gogulla? Is his staying home hurting in terms of development..
What are your thoughts on Allard's development and upside.. I assume all these question come at the time for a comprehensive prospect update from you!! haha --- gaf

Kris Baker said...

Gaf my friend, these questions will be addressed in the Winter Top 20 which is currently being formulated. A quick answer will be:

yes, no, disappointed.

I have no timetable, but it should be a meaty Top 20. Congrats on being a new Papa.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with that. I can see why you like doing this Bakes. You always have something to look forward to. Especially if the Sabres are losing, it always feels good to know that there could be a bright future. Plus if we know guys are likely to be leaving, you do a good job on letting us know who could be 1st in line and is likely to make the team.

Kris Baker said...

Thanks, 12:40.

One note about Allard:

There's something to be said about coming back from having your jaw racked in opening practices. Yes he's healed, but I want to hear from him on whether or not it makes things tentative moving forward. The injury was no joke, and he seemed back on track early.

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