Lashoff, Matt

AHL Game Night: 12-12-09 Moose at Admirals

The Admirals come roaring back to keep their season viable.

MTB-4
NOR-5

Riku Helenius allowed 4 goals on 28 shots but still got the win.

First Period
MTB Collins, (1) (Maxwell), 2:16
MTB Bolduc, (1) (Rosa, Walsky), 16:12

Second Period
NOR Bochenski, (13) (Parrish, Lundin), 7:37 (PP)
NOR Syroczynski, (5) (Fritz, Lashoff), 16:42
MTB Shirokov, (11) (Rosa), 18:29

Third Period
NOR Parrish, (6) (Bochenski, Wishart), 3:39
NOR Karsums, (2) (Craig, Hall), 4:44
NOR Bochenski, (14) (Lundin, Parrish), 11:32 (PP)
MTB Murray, (8) (Ramsey), 13:56

Brandon Bochenski, Mark Parrish, and Matt Syroczynski were the game's three stars. Norfolk ended up outshooting Manitoba 49-28 in the game. Urgency finally set in. The win moves Norfolk back to 13-15-1 on the season, one point out of fourth place in the North Division.

Veteran Mark Parrish is finally starting to come on strong after a very timid first 20 or so games with the Admirals. Also, look, Matt Lashoff is off the side of the milk carton for his 4th point in 23 games this season.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-21 Admirals at Pirates

Admirals now fall to .500 on their Northeast swing and for the season.

NOR-2
POR-4

Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 22 shots for the loss.

First Period
NOR Keller, (5) (Bochenski, Lashoff), 7:50
POR Schutz, (1) (Whitmore), 12:27

Second Period
POR Generous, (1) (Rank, Schutz), 4:47
POR Schiestel, (1) (Byron, Gerbe), 5:29
NOR Fritz, (1) (Lawrence, Syroczynski), 14:48

Third Period
POR McCormick, (4) (Gogulla), 18:58 (EN)

It's nice to be able to take Matt Lashoff's face off the milk carton.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-20 Admirals at Devils

McKenna's revenge on the Lightning organization.

NOR-1
LOW-2

Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 31 shots for the loss to former Lightning goaltender Mike McKenna.

First Period
LOW Zharkov, (5) (Walter, Perkovich), 0:24
LOW Swift, (4) (Magnan, Murphy), 12:12

Second Period
NOR Bochenski, (12) (Jones, Mihalik), 12:33

Third Period
NO SCORING

In his last 8 games, Blair Jones has 3 goals and 11 points. That's good news. Matt Lashoff is scoreless and -3 in 4 games since returning from injury. That's bad news. If you had told me that after 14 games with Norfolk that Lashoff would only have 1 goal and 2 points and be -9, I might've laughed at you. It's not so funny now. In my mind he's ceded a lot of ground to Mike Lundin in terms of the roster situation coming up for next season. Lundin's probably in line to be a PlanetUSA All-Star. The only honor Lashoff might be able to win for his play so far this year would be at a dog show. It's hard to believe this is the same player who looked so impressive for the Lightning down the stretch of last season. What happened, and how does it get fixed?

In my mind, due to payroll constraints, the Lightning are probably in a situation where they need to decide which one out of Paul Ranger and Andrej Meszaros they want to keep long term after this season. As a consequence, there will be an opening for a mobile two-way, puck moving defenseman, and entering the year I though Lashoff had an edge on Lundin in winning that spot if it does indeed come open. Now? Lundin by a mile. Lashoff needs to pick it up at both ends of the rink.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-11 Senators at Admirals

Norfolk came out ready to kick butt tonight.

BNG-2
NOR-5

Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals on 31 shots for the win. Slick Rik is now 3-1-0 on the season with a 1.51 GAA and .937 sv%. That's stylish. I wish the Lightning brass gave him a little more love publicly.

First Period
NOR Bochenski, (9) (Simek, Jones), 2:06
NOR Wishart, (1) (Bochenski, Simek), 3:20 (PP)
NOR Lundin, (2) (Karsums, Hall), 19:14

Second Period
NOR Jones, (3) (Bochenski, Jackson), 5:26

Third Period
BNG Hamel, (3) (Keller, Karlsson), 7:38
NOR Bochenski, (10) (Jones, Mihalik), 8:05
BNG Daugavins, (3) (Hennessy, Condra), 8:47

Brandon Bochenski, Blair Jones, and Ty Wishart were the game's three stars. Bochenski's 4 point night moves him over a point a game for the season with 16 in 15 games. He's currently 9th in the league in scoring. Jones has had two three point games in his last three contests, helping fill the void left when Ryan Craig was called up.

Don't look now, but Vladimir Mihalik has a three game point streak with four helpers in that span, helping the Admirals out offensively on the blueline in Matt Lashoff's absence due to injury.

Mike Lundin is on pace for a 48 point season. He's tied for 11th in the league in scoring for defensemen, as of this writing. I would consider he and Bochenski to be very strong candidates to be AHL All-Stars if they stay on schedule.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night 10/17: Admirals at Sound Tigers

Tokarski flirts with his second pro shutout.

NOR-2
BRI-1

Dustin Tokarski allows just 1 goal on 28 shots, allowing a marker with just 1:16 left in the game. Tokarski evened his record at 2-2-0 on the season with the win with 1 shutout, a stylish 2.27 GAA and a .926 save percentage.

First Period
NOR Bochenski, (4) (Szczechura), 19:59

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
NOR Craig, (4) (Simek, Lashoff), 5:17
BRI Moore, (2) (Kohn, Smith), 18:44

Tokarski and Ryan Craig were the game's first and second stars. Craig extended his point streak to four games. Matt Lashoff found the scoresheet for the first time this season with a helper.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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