Volkov, Alexander

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-28-19 Panthers at Lightning

Preseason ends with an epic Russian goaltending duel.

TB-0 (SO)

Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 28 shots he faced in regulation and OT before allowed 1 of 2 to convert in the penalty shot session for the SO loss. Considering how bad he looked in his last preseason outing, hard not to be happy with Vasilevskiy's work tonight.

First Period

Second Period

Third Period


FLA- Trocheck

Carter Verhaeghe was the game's third star.

Cedric Paquette got nicked up in this game, which may open up one more opening night spot for the likes of Verheaghe and/or Alexander Volkov.

Verhaeghe played 10:09 of ice time in the finale.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-26-19 Lightning at Panthers

New Lightning contribute to Tampa Bay's payback effort.


Curtis McElhinney allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the win.

First Period
16:01 FLA Tippett (1), (Vatrano)

Second Period
14:13 TB Paquette (1), (unassisted)
19:23 TB Gourde (1), (Shattenkirk, Verhaeghe)

Third Period
13:16 TB Kucherov (1), (Maroon, Rutta)
13:26 TB Stamkos (1), (Hedman, Johnson)(PP)
18:20 FLA Dadonov (1), (Hoffman, Yandle)(PP)

Yanni Gourde and McElhinney were the game's first and second stars.

So nice to see Kevin Shattenkirk and Pat Maroon get on the board quickly with helpers for the Lightning.

Carter Verheaghe had a helper and was +1 in 10:15.

Alexander Volkov was +1 with 4 hits in 13:39.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-24-19 Lightning at Panthers

Not a great outcome as Lightning preseason starts to wind down.


Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 6 goals on 24 shots for the loss. We'll view this in the most optimistic light possible: best to have the clunker and get the rust off now before the games actually matter.

First Period
15:53 TB Volkov (1), (Cirelli, Killorn)
19:04 FLA Vatrano (1), (Borgstrom, Ekblad)(SH)

Second Period
2:12 FLA Barkov (1), (Huberdeau, Dadonov)
3:54 TB Cirelli (1), (Shattenkirk, Volkov)
4:55 FLA Barkov (2), (unassisted)
5:14 FLA Huberdeau (1), (Barkov, Dadonov)
14:11 FLA Toninato (1), (Hunt, Ekblad)
16:35 TB Sergachev (1), (Verhaeghe, Palat)(PP)

Third Period
3:53 FLA Malgin (1), (Trocheck, Hoffman)

Carter Verhaeghe had a helper, but was -3 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 13:59.

Alexander Volkov had a goal and an assist and was +2 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 12:15. In his recent run of play, you've seen what Volkov brings to the table: a 200 foot game and a very formidable, NHL-caliber shot.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

NHL Preseason Game Night: 9-21-19 Lightning at Predators

Second choice Lightning lineup takes Predators to OT.

NSH-5 (OT)

Scott Wedgewood allowed 5 goals on 44 shots for the OT loss.

First Period
6:31 NSH Forsberg (1), (Josi, Johansen)(PP)
8:36 TB Gaunce (1), (Joseph)

Second Period
9:18 TB Verhaeghe (1), (Cirelli)
12:09 NSH Tolvanen (1), (Wilkens, Ekholm)

Third Period
4:32 TB Cernak (1), (Gaunce, Stephens)
13:32 NSH Arvidsson (1), (Duchene, Johansen)(PP)
14:18 TB Verhaeghe (2), (C. Foote)
19:56 NSH Duchene (1), (Arvidsson, Josi)

1:39 NSH Pitlick (1), (unassisted)

This was a large contingent of the Lightning's Syracuse Crunch affiliate pitted against Nashville's NHL'ers, which resulted in a 44-21 shot disparity for the good guys. Still, they came within just 4 seconds of stealing the victory.

Once again, fairly obvious that Dominik Masin (23:02) and Alexander Volkov (21:14) are getting an extended look from the coaching staff. Expect Carter Verhaeghe to continue to work his way into the discussion, too, after having 2 goals and a team high 5 shots tonight.

Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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