Prospect Weekly: All Grit

Matt Stienburg continues his torrid pace with a four point effort in a 4-1 Cornell win including a third period hat trick. This will be the grittiest three goals you’ll ever see in the highlights below including a diving effort to get the third one into an empty net. Stienburg now has 18 points in 11 games including a ten game point streak and leads the entire NCAA in points per game with a 1.64 rate.

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For his efforts Stienburg was named ECAC player of the week.

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Sean Behrens had a good week which started off with a nod to team USA’s World Junior Championship camp roster and then capped it off with scoring his first career NCAA goal. Behrens gets a lot of his shots tipped by teammates for assists but this one was finally all his in a Denver 7-1 romp over Arizona State.

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Over in the AHL all eyes were on Pavel Francouz who played well and looked ready for a return to the NHL as he made two rehab starts and posted a 27 save shutout in his second game. The return of Martin Kaut flew under the radar however, but he made immediate impact scoring the lone Eagles goal in a 4-1 loss on Friday night and then followed it up with this beauty of a shot on a fantastic pass from Mikhail Maltsev during a 2-on-1 in the 4-0 victory. Kaut was dangerous in both contests putting up four shots on goal in each and has pretty much made the statement that he’s done with the AHL.

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Jean-Luc Foudy also got in on the fun with two assists in the second game to give him six points on the season including this nifty pass to Roland McKeown for a tally. Foudy’s excellent playmaking is always on display and it’s nice he finally got rewarded with a couple assists.

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