Pavel Buchnevich scored a goal and Magnus Hellberg made 31 saves in a 2-1 Hartford win over Lehigh Valley. Mat Bodie had an assist in the game.
Buchnevich was assigned to Hartford Friday ahead of the Rangers' four-day break. He hasn't played a game since Nov. 12 while dealing with a back injury.
Over in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, forward Gabriel Fontaine had a goal and two assists in Rouyn-Noranda's 8-2 win over Quebec. It was Fontaine's third three-point game of the season and his sixth multi-point performance. The 2016 sixth round pick has 10 goals and 18 assists for 28 points in 32 games for the Huskies this season.
Not to be outdone, forward Tim Gettinger had a goal and two assists of his own in Sault Ste. Marie's 6-5 overtime victory over Kitchener in the Ontario Hockey League on Friday night. Gettinger has 10 points in his last eight games, including four multi-point nights. The goal was his 17th of the season, which ties his career-best from last season, which he accomplished in 60 games. He has 30 points in 36 games this year for the Greyhounds.
Sticking in the OHL, defenseman Sean Day had a pair of assists in helping Windsor top Guelph, 5-2, to extend his point streak to three games (four assists). The 2016 third round pick has 11 goals and 14 assists for 25 points in 32 games this year.
Winger Ty Ronning had an assist in Vancouver's 3-2 loss to Red Deer in the Western Hockey League to extend his point streak to four games (3 goals, 2 assists). The 2016 seventh round pick has 15 goals and 18 assists for 33 points in 37 games for the Giants.
Ryan Gropp registered an assist in Seattle's 4-3 shootout win over Everett. Gropp has nine goals and 16 assists this season.
Goaltender Tyler Wall made 33 saves in a 2-1 UMass Lowell win over New Hampshire Friday evening. The 2016 sixth round pick is 11-4-1 with a 2.00 GAA and a .923 SV% and one shutout this season.