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MAKING HIS CASE

Nicholas Baptiste had a strong game in OHL/Russia Super Series on Monday

Tuesday, 11.26.2013 / 10:33 AM / News
By Kris Baker  - SabresProspects.com
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MAKING HIS CASE
Sudbury Wolves forward Nicholas Baptiste (2013, third round) gave Hockey Canada decision makers much to think about Monday, using his speed and energy to produce an assist and several other scoring chances as Team OHL dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to Team Russia at the Subway Super Series. The game was played in front of a standing-room only crowd at the Sudbury Arena where Baptiste\u2019s Wolves play their home games.\r\n

Sudbury Wolves forward Nicholas Baptiste (2013, third round) gave Hockey Canada decision makers much to think about Monday, using his speed and energy to produce an assist and several other scoring chances as Team OHL dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to Team Russia at the Subway Super Series. The game was played in front of a standing-room only crowd at the Sudbury Arena where Baptiste’s Wolves play their home games.

VIDEO: WATCH EACH OF BAPTISTE'S 16 SHIFTS FROM MONDAY'S GAME

Baptiste had his powerful game on display throughout, starting with a steal and a shot on goal in the game’s fourth minute. He secured the helper on his first shift of the second period when he sped down the left side, made a move to his backhand, and slid a beautiful pass across the crease to Niagara IceDogs forward Carter Verhaeghe (TOR) to tie the game at 2-2.

The Subway Super Series is one of many evaluation vehicles used by Hockey Canada to formulate their roster for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship. Baptiste’s Monday effort, along with his 18 goals through the Wolves 25 games this season, should put him in the mix for a checking-line role when Canada announces their Selection Camp roster in early December. The Canadians open the tournament in Malmo, Sweden on Dec. 26 versus Germany.


For more on all the youngsters in the Sabres pipeline, check out Kris Baker’s web site - sabresprospects.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @sabresprospects for in-game updates throughout the week on any Buffalo prospects that are in action.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82