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Lightning Prospect Performer of the Week

by Trevor von Knotsenburg / Tampa Bay Lightning

Alex Killorn, the Tampa Bay Lightning’s third round selection of the 2007 NHL Draft, is the Lightning Prospect Performer of the Week for the period ending December 24.

Killorn, a back-to-back winner, continued his brilliant play scoring in both games this past week and extending his goal scoring streak to an AHL best, six straight games.

Alexander Killorn
Alexander Killorn

He recorded a two-point night on Friday in the Crunch’s 4-3 shootout loss, including an assist on the game-tying goal in the third period on Tyler Johnson’s tally.

Prior to his six-game goal scoring streak, Killorn only had four goals, but since his hot-streak started, he’s become the fifth Crunch player to net double-digit goals this season.

Over his past three games, Killorn has tallied five points (three goals, two assists) and has been one of Syracuse’s top point-getters. So far during the month of December, he has notched seven goals and nine points in 10 games.

The Syracuse Crunch will return to action on Wednesday when they take on the Senators in Binghamton. The Crunch return home for a pair of games on the weekend against the Norfolk Admirals on Friday and the St. John’s IceCaps on Saturday.

Honorable Mentions

Tyler Johnson (Forward) – Syracuse – AHL – Tyler Johnson continues to be one of Syracuse’s top offensive threats and collected three points this past week. Johnson notched a goal and an assist on Friday night in the Crunch’s 4-3 shootout loss against the Adirondack Phantoms. He scored the game’s tying goal in the third period against the Phantom’s, completing the three-goal comeback. On Saturday night, the 5-foot-10, 183-pound forward chipped in with his 18th goal of the season in the Crunch’s one-goal loss against W-B/Scranton Penguins. Johnson currently ranks second in the AHL in goals with 18, one behind Edmonton Oilers prospect, Jordan Eberle.

Radko Gudas (Defenseman) – Syracuse – AHL – Gudas tallied two assists on Saturday in the Crunch’s 3-2 loss against the Penguins. It was the ninth and 10th points for the Crunch defenseman of the season and his third multi-point contest. Gudas is a +7 during the month of December and has racked up 26 penalty minutes, including seven on Friday night against Adirondack.

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