Game Night Results

  • 19 hours 41 min ago

    New Hampshire Wildcats 4 @ Maine Black Bears 4 OT

    G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
    Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-1, 3.65 GAA, 0.863 SV%

    Maine led 2-1 after two periods Monday in this MLK holiday matinee, but the Wildcats scored three in the 3rd to take a 4-3 lead until the Bears got the equalizer 78 seconds later to force the extra session. Liam Blackburn (undrafted) scored a power play goal and added two assists to lead UNH to their 7th tie on the season. Bolt prospect Ty Taylor hasn't played since being yanked in the 2nd period after giving up 4 goals against Yale on January 4th.

    New Hampshire’s record now stands at 8-8-7 (4-5-4 HEAST) on the season and takes on UConn next weekend in a Hockey East home-and-home series.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 20 hours 13 min ago

    "Score if you can. Survive if Ouellette you."

    BNG-1
    SYR-2

    Martin Ouellette had a wildly successful first start for the Crunch, stopping 19 of 20 shots for the win in a bit of a goaltending duel.

    First Period
    1:24 SYR Barre-Boulet (20), (Andreoff, Volkov)
    19:44 SYR Gaunce (7), (Conacher, Foote)

    Second Period
    9:49 BNG Quenneville (10), (Kapla, Tangradi)(PP)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Alexander Volkov, Ouellette, and Cal Foote were the game's three stars. Ouellette's performance provided welcome relief for Eddie Pasquale, who has shouldered an incredibly heavy load with Connor Ingram out injured.

    Syracuse inches to within two points of the top spot in the North Division with a game in hand on Rochester.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 day 23 hours ago

    Minnesota Gophers 3 @ Michigan State Spartan 5

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 4 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-1-1, -5, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 2/8 FO
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 6-9-15, +1, 12 PIM

    The Freshman Line opened the scoring for the Gophers again Sunday afternoon, this time on the power play to knot the score 1-1 midway through the 1st period. Bolt prospect Sammy Walker set up Ducks prospect Blake McLaughlin (ANA, 2018 3rd round pick) for his 9th assist and 15th point on the season. Unfortunately, Walker had a miserable afternoon on the defensive end as he was on the ice for all five Spartan goals as MSU repeated Saturday night’s 5-3 win to complete the weekend sweep. Fellow Lightning prospect and teammate Ryan Zuhlsdorf launched a season-high 4 shots, but also was on the ice for two of Michigan State’s goals. Mitch Lewandowski (undrafted) once again scored twice for MSU and Zach Osburn (undrafted) notched four assists to lead the Spartan attack.

    The Golden Gophers drop to 9-10-4 (6-5-3 B1G) and return home next weekend for a pair of games against Wisconsin.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 2 days 1 hour ago

    #10 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ #2 St. Cloud State Huskies 5

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 1-9-10, +15, 6 PIM

    #2 ranked St. Cloud State completed the weekend sweep of #10 WMU Saturday night, pelting both Bronco goalies with a total of 37 shots. The Poehling brothers, Jack, Nick, and Ryan (MTL, 2017 1st round pick), combined for a goal and four assists along with 8 shots. Western Michigan scored the lone 1st period goal, but the Huskies reeled off four 2nd period tallies, two on the power play, to put the game out of reach by the second intermission.

    St. Cloud State improves to 17-3-2 (9-1-2 NCHC) and hit the road next weekend for a showdown in Grand Forks against #20 North Dakota. The Huskies will likely roll into Ralph Englestad Arena back atop the USCHO Division I rankings after #1 UMass-Amherst dropped a 2-1 OT tilt to #8 Northeastern Saturday night.

    #3 Denver Pioneers 4 @ Colorado College Tigers 4 OT

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1/7 FO
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 10-7-17, +15, 10 PIM

    After sitting on a bus Friday night for hours waiting for a jack-knifed tractor trailer to get cleared from blocking Hwy 83, the Pioneer squad had to rally twice Saturday night just to preserve a tie with cross-state and conference rival Colorado College. The Tigers were 3 of 4 on the power play, building a 2-1 lead in the 1st and a 4-2 lead in the 2nd using an efficient man advantage. Brett Stapley (MTL, 2018 7th round pick) scored twice for Denver, including the 4-4 equalizer that capped a two-goal 3rd period rally for the Pioneers. Trey Bradley (undrafted) scored twice for Colorado College to lead the Tigers offensively.

    Denver’s record is now 14-4-3 (6-4-1-1 NCHC) on the season, losing ground to St. Cloud in the conference standings not just because of the tie Saturday night, but also the Friday postponement. Next weekend the Pioneers travel to Kalamazoo to take on a frustrated #10 WMU squad that dropped a pair of games this weekend to St. Cloud by a combined score of 7-3.

    #5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 3 @ Miami Redhawks 0

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 2-8-10, +6, 8 PIM

    A night after pitching a 23-save shutout of the Redhawks, UMD goalie Hunter Shepard (undrafted) comes back Saturday night with a 17-save shutout as the #5 Bulldogs swept Miami by total score of 7-0 over the two-game weekend series in Oxford. Wild prospect Nick Swaney (MIN, 2017 7th round pick) also repeated his Friday night performance by once again putting up a goal and an assist to lead UMD offensively.

    Minnesota-Duluth improves to 14-6-2 (7-4-1 NCHC), keeping pace with St. Cloud and jumping ahead of Denver in the NCHC conference standings. The Bulldogs return home to Amsoil Arena next weekend for a pair of conference games against Nebraska-Omaha.

    Dartmouth Big Green 1 @ #15 Cornell Big Red 5

    D Alex Green, COR: did not play
    Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    Cornell’s early season struggles seem to be a distant memory as the Big Red continues to roll, notching their 7th ECAC conference win of the season Saturday night against the visiting Dartmouth College squad. Austin McGrath made 22 saves and Cam Donaldson (undrafted) and Beau Starrett (CHI, 2014 3rd round pick) each scored a goal and an assist to lead Cornell to their 11th win of the season. Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 14th game on the season due to injury.

    The Big Red improves to 11-5-1 (7-2-1 ECAC) and looks forward to a home-and-home conference series next weekend against Colgate.

    Vermont Catamounts 0 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 2

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0/1 FO
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 9-11-20, +4, 4 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    Rangers prospect Tyler Wall (NYR, 2016 6th round pick) pasted a 25-save shutout on the scoreboard and Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin set up a Mattias Goranssen (undrafted) goal as the River Hawks cruised to their 5th straight win dating back to January 4th when UML knocked off #1 UMass-Amherst 2-1.

    UMass-Lowell improves to 13-8-1 (7-4-1 HEAST) and looks to bank the sweep Saturday night against this same Vermont squad. Next weekend, UML squares off against Boston College in a home-and-home Hockey East conference series.

    Minnesota Gophers 3 @ Michigan State Spartan 5

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 0-3-3, -1, 2 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 5/9 FO
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 6-7-13, +8, 12 PIM

    Bolt prospect Sammy Walker opened the scoring Saturday night in East Lansing just 4:52 into the game set up by the Gopher's much touted Freshman Line that includes Ducks prospect Blake McLaughlin (ANA, 2018 3rd round pick) and Nathan Burke (undrafted). But the Spartans reeled off four-straight, three on the power play to put the game out of reach. Mitch Lewandowski (undrafted) scored twice for MSU and Taro Hirose notched three assists to extend his NCAA Division I leading 27 assists and 38 points. For Walker, it was his 6th goal of the season and along with fellow Bolt prospect Cole Guttman’s 10 goals as a freshman, firmly puts these Lightning NCAA prospects among the best of Division I freshman. By contrast, USA WJC silver medalists and freshmen Tyler Madden (VAN/Northeastern) has 8 goals and Joel Farabee (PHI/BU), Noah Cates (PHI/UMD), Jack Drury (CAR/Harvard) and Nolan Walker (undrafted/STC) all have 6 goals on the season.

    The Golden Gophers drop to 9-9-4 (6-4-3 B1G) and look to spilt the weekend series Sunday afternoon in a rematch against WMU.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 2 days 20 hours ago

    Lightning crush Sharks in All-Star Break getaway game.

    SJ-3
    TB-6

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 39 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    3:32 TB Joseph (12), (Cirelli, Miller)
    17:51 TB Killorn (11), (unassisted)
    19:39 SJ Kane (18), (Meier, Thornton)(PP)

    Second Period
    7:29 TB Gourde (12), (Stamkos, Palat)
    12:01 TB Hedman (7), (Kucherov)(PP)

    Third Period
    5:08 TB Stamkos (25), (Kucherov, McDonagh)
    14:15 TB Stamkos (26), (Hedman, Point)(PP)
    19:23 SJ Sorensen (10), (Heed, Lebanc)

    Steven Stamkos, Mathieu Joseph, and Victor Hedman were the game's three stars.

    Tampa Bay improves to a mind-boggling 11-1-0 in games after a defeat. How do you check into the All-Star Break with a 16 point lead on the next closest Eastern Conference rival? That's exactly how.

    Joseph had a goal, 4 shots, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 13:02. Tonight was Joseph's 41st appearance of the season, meaning he is graduated from prospect status on the site. How fitting he performed well enough to be a star of the game on his graduation night.

    Adam Erne had 1 hit and 2 blocked shots in 10:16.

    Erik Cernak was +1 with 3 shots, 7 hits, and 3 blocked shots in 19:32.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 3 days 5 hours ago

    #10 Western Michigan Broncos 0 @ #2 St. Cloud State Huskies 3

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 1-9-10, +15, 6 PIM

    After last weekend’s split with UMD, the Huskies dropped from the top spot in the Division I rankings to the #2 spot and Friday night were faced with yet another NCHC challenge in the form of #10 Western Michigan. That’s when St. Cloud netminder David Hrenak (LAK, 2018 5th round pick) dialed up a 23-save shutout and the other two undrafted Poehlings, Jack and Nick, each scored to propel the Huskies past the Broncos.

    St. Cloud State improve to 16-3-2 (8-1-2 NCHC) and look for the sweep Saturday night in front the home crowd at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center against this same Western Michigan team looking for tough NCHC road split.

    #3 Denver Pioneers @ Colorado College Tigers (Postponed)

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: game not played
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 10-7-17, +14, 10 PIM

    The bus carrying the #3 Pioneers squad to the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs was delayed Friday night due to a jack-knifed semi as a result of adverse weather and travel conditions. The game will be rescheduled for either February or March, but these two teams will square off as scheduled on Saturday night.

    #5 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 4 @ Miami Redhawks 0

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 2-8-10, +6, 8 PIM

    UMD goalie Hunter Shepard pitched a 23-save shutout as the #5 Bulldogs rolled into Oxford Friday and beat the unranked Redhawks. Lightning prospect Cole Koepke fired a game high 6 shots at a pair of Miami keepers but couldn’t find the scoresheet. Wild prospect Nick Swaney (MIN, 2017 7th round pick) led the way offensively for the Bulldogs with a goal and an assist.

    Minnesota-Duluth improves to 13-6-2 (6-4-1 NCHC) as they attempt to keep pace with St. Cloud and Denver in NCHC conference play. UMD will look to secure the weekend sweep Saturday night against a Miami squad looking to get back to 0.500.

    Harvard Crimson 0 @ #15 Cornell Big Red 2

    D Alex Green, COR: did not play
    Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM
    ’17-’18 Totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 23 PIM

    Cornell backstop Matthew Galajda served up a 25-save shutout as the Big Red returned to ECAC conference play in decisive fashion. Rangers prospect Morgan Barron (NYR, 2017 6th round pick) led the way for #15 Cornell with a goal and an assist. tallied a goal and an assist. Lightning blueline prospect Alex Green missed his 13th game on the season due to injury.

    The Big Red improves to 10-5-1 (6-2-1 ECAC) and welcomes Dartmouth College to Lynah Rink in Ithaca Saturday night looking to avenge a November 30 loss to the Big Green.

    Vermont Catamounts 5 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 6

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 1-1-2, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 17 GP, 9-10-19, +3, 4 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    Bolt prospect Ryan Lohin equaled his goal output from last season in less than half the games, scoring his 9th goal of the season near the game’s midpoint to give UML their first lead at 3-2. The Catamounts would later rally to knot the score at 5-5 in the 3rd before Ryan Dmowski (undrafted) responed 20 second later for the eventual game-winner Friday night for the River Hawks. Lohin had previously setup Connor Wilson (undrafted).

    UMass-Lowell improves to 12-8-1 (6-4-1 HEAST) and looks to bank the sweep Saturday night against this same Vermont squad.

    New Hampshire Wildcats 5 @ Merrimack Warriors 0

    G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
    Season Totals: 6 GP, 1-2-1, 3.65 GAA, 0.863 SV%

    Sharks goalie prospect Mike Robinson (SJS, 2015 3rd round pick) pitched a 25-save shutout of Merrimack on the road Friday night. New Hampshire evens their record to 8-8-6 (4-5-3 HEAST) on the season and travels to Maine for a matinee MLK Day Hockey East showdown against the Bears.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 3 days 19 hours ago

    Volkov's winner sends Crunch back to the winner's circle.

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    SYR-5

    Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 22 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    1:03 SYR Verhaeghe (17), (Foote)(PP)
    4:01 SYR Andreoff (16), (Conacher, Valleau)(PP)

    Second Period
    4:29 SYR Colton (7), (Valleau, Yan)
    6:34 BEL Chlapik (10), (Elliott, Goloubef)(PP)
    19:46 BEL Rodewald (15), (Murray, McCormick)

    Third Period
    6:07 BEL Klimchuk (7), (Rodewald, Murray)
    12:24 SYR Volkov (10), (Gaunce, Katchouk)
    19:00 SYR Yan (9), (Conacher, Dumont)(EN)

    Alexander Volkov and Nolan Valleau were the game's first and third stars.

    Syracuse built a nice three goal lead early in the Second Period only to surrender that lead entirely by early in the Third Period. It took a key goal by Volkov to help the Crunch get this one across the finish line. It was vital for a team that's been struggling a bit lately with a slightly sub-.500 record in their last ten games. Part of the issue has been the injury absence of Connor Ingram, who reportedly is close to returning, which has put an unsustainable workload on Eddie Pasquale over the past few weeks. Ingram's return could be a needed shot in the arm for Syracuse whenever it happens. The team remains three points out of the top spot in the North Division with one game in hand on Rochester and six in hand on Utica.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 4 days 20 hours ago

    Lightning lose a rare squeaker.

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    TB-2

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 30 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    9:48 TB Point (30), (Hedman, Stamkos)
    11:48 TOR Kadri (10), (Kapanen, Marleau)

    Second Period
    13:06 TOR Marleau (11), (Kadri, Zaitsev)
    13:43 TB Hedman (6), (Kucherov, Point)
    14:49 TOR Marner (19), (Tavares, Johnsson)

    Third Period
    19:09 TOR Hyman (8), (Zaitsev, Tavares)(EN)

    Brayden Point was the game's second star.

    I'm sure Toronto sports radio is already planning the Leafs' parade route based on the night's result, but truth be told I thought the Lightning played reasonably well and win with that effort 6-7 times out of 10. They just couldn't get the finish. When Nikita Kucherov caught Anderson off his angle late in the Third Period with the extra attacker on and a ton of room to the short side and proceeding to target shoot it back into Anderson's crest, you knew it wasn't meant to be. That happens. The Lightning have won more than their fair share of these kinds of games, but you have to expect you're going to run into that 3-4 times out of 10 every once in a while.

    Adam Erne was -1 with 1 shot in 11:21.

    Erik Cernak was +1 with 2 shots and 6 hits in 17:38.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 days 21 hours ago

    Crunch get the false hope goal, but fall in Utica.

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    UTI-5

    Eddie Pasquale allowed 5 goals on 27 shots for the loss before being replaced for the Third Period where Martin Ouellette made 2 saves on 2 shots the rest of the way.

    First Period
    0:25 UTI Pyatt (2), (Boucher)
    18:41 UTI Dahlen (10), (Kero, Boucher)(PP)

    Second Period
    3:00 UTI Gaudette (5), (Bancks, MacEwen)
    3:59 SYR Barre-Boulet (19), (Verhaeghe)
    4:57 SYR Dumont (4), (Katchouk, Raddysh)
    5:38 UTI Dahlen (11), (Gaunce, MacEwen)
    15:33 UTI Lind (1), (Gaudette, Blujus)

    Third Period
    1:02 SYR Dumont (5), (Raddysh, Valleau)
    7:03 SYR Volkov (9), (Foote, Yan)(PP)

    A three goal deficit in the Third Period in pro hockey remains a death sentence seemingly 99% of the time. You might get the false hope goal to draw within one, but it's so hard to get a game tied and even harder to get all the way across the finish line to a victory. Syracuse came within an eyelash of tying the game late, but that's why the false hope goal is called the false hope goal.

    Syracuse has fallen 3 points back of first place in the North Division and have burned off many of their games in hand, now holding just one game in hand on division leading Rochester, although they hold a staggering six games in hand on division co-leading Utica.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 days 19 hours ago

    No losing streak shall abide where Vasiy and the kittens reside.

    TB-2
    DAL-0

    Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 35 shots he faced for the victory.

    First Period
    7:55 TB Palat (7), (Stamkos, Gourde)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    9:15 TB Sergachev (2), (Cirelli)

    Vasilevskiy, Mikhail Sergachev, and Steven Stamkos were the game's three stars.

    This was far from a vintage Lightning performance from a possession standpoint, only managing 8 shots on goal in the final 40 minutes of the contest. Didn't matter. For the second time this season Vasilevskiy followed up a loss with a shutout that annihilated any chance of a losing streak.

    Mathieu Joseph had 2 penalty minutes and 6 hits in 9:21.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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