Game Night Results

  • 9 weeks 4 days ago

    Third Period collapse in Big D.

    TB-3
    DAL-4

    Ben Bishop allowed 4 goals on 33 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    12:15 TB Kucherov(26), (Killorn, Sustr)
    14:08 DAL Spezza(29), (Nichushkin)

    Second Period
    3:15 TB Stamkos(32), (Kucherov, Stralman)(PP)
    5:42 DAL Benn(35), (Eakin)
    17:19 TB Stamkos(33), (Killorn, Hedman)

    Third Period
    9:42 DAL Johns(1), (Eakin, Benn)
    11:50 DAL Benn(36), (Eakin, Seguin)

    Steven Stamkos was the game's second star.

    That Third Period just wasn't good enough. The Lightning played a good (not perfect) first 40 minutes. Sans a few mistakes like that gross turnover by Stamkos on Dallas' second goal, they could've had a multi-goal lead after the Second Period. As it was, they played the road game well weathering Dallas' early storm and staying ahead or even most of the first two periods. But, getting outshot 17-4 in the Third Period just isn't going to get it done. Dallas pushed and the Lightning had no answer, and I don't get why. I really don't. It wasn't complacency, but perhaps they're guilty of trying to sit on a lead, if anything.

    Back-to-back losses may make winning the Atlantic Division an impossibility and puts the Lightning in a position where they need to right the ship quickly here or put themselves at risk for the playoffs. With 9 games to go in this 10 game set of the year, they still have a magic number to get of 11 points. What they don't want is to scuttle through those 9 games and only collect, say, 8 points, and find themselves in the high-pressure position of needing points in the last 2 games of the year just to get into the postseason. That would be bad, so the team needs to tighten up quickly. I'd much rather see them sew up a spot and be able to give Ben Bishop a little rest the last couple of games of the regular season before the postseason marathon begins.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 9 weeks 4 days ago

    KHL Western Conference Semifinals
    (6)St. Petersburg 2 vs. (5)Dynamo Moscow 0
    St. Petersburg Wins the Series 4-2
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Playoff totals: 11 GP, 5-9-14, +1, 0 PIM
    Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

    Nikita Gusev scored the eventual GWG on the power play in St. Petersburg's 2-0, Game Six, series-clinching win over Dynamo Moscow. The forward played 15:40 in the match. Ex-Isles pick Mikko Koskinen turned aside all 31 shots he faced for the shutout. SKA St. Petersburg advances to the KHL Western Conference Finals where they will face top-seeded CSKA.

  • 9 weeks 5 days ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Oshawa Generals 4 @ Mississauga Steelheads 3 (OT)

    C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, -1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 11/22 FO, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 60 GP, 21-36-57, -14, 27 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

    Cirelli scored the game-tying goal with just over eight minutes left in regulation, and added an assist to help Oshawa to a road win in Mississauga. The Gens are four points ahead of Hamilton for the last playoff spot in the East with two games remaining for both clubs.

    Saginaw Spirit 5 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4

    W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 15/30 FO
    Season totals: 37 GP, 19-19-38, E, 14 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

    Stephens scored the game-winning goal with 37 seconds left in regulation to lift the Spirit to a rare road win. Speedy Bruins first rounder Zach Senyshyn scored two goals to give him 45 on the year. Saginaw has clinched the No. 8 spot in the West and will play London or Erie in the first round.

    Western Hockey League

    Prince Albert Raiders 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

    C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 46 GP, 35-51-86, +22, 25 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

    Moose Jaw pulled within three points of the Raiders for second place in the East Division. The two teams will likely meet in the first round of the playoffs.

  • 9 weeks 5 days ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
    (2)Magnitogorsk 2 vs. (3)Novosibirsk 1
    Magnitogorsk Wins the Series 4-1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 29/30, 1.00 GAA, .967 sv%
    Playoff totals: 7 GP, 6-1-0, 2 SO, 1.36 GAA, .953 sv%
    Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

    Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin scored the eventual game winning goal in Magnitka's 2-1, series-clinching Game Five win over Novosibirsk. Goaltender Vasily Koshechkin becomes the first Lightning prospect to advance through to the KHL Conference Finals round this year. Nikita Gusev and SKA St. Petersburg will attempt to advance to the Western Conference Finals in Game Six against Dynamo Moscow tomorrow.

  • 9 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Saint John Sea Dogs 1 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2 (OT)

    W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits
    Season totals: 47 GP, 7-12-19, -3, 84 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

    W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: Did not play
    Season totals: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

    Reilly Pickard (2016) stopped 34 of 35 shots in a Titan overtime victory over Saint John. Mathieu Joseph continues to miss time with an injury. The Sea Dogs have already clinched their division but are tied for the league’s 2-seed with Shawinigan. The regular season ends this weekend.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Barrie Colts 2 @ Peterborough Petes 4

    D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 55 GP, 8-32-40, +27, 44 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

    D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 58 GP, 5-19-24, -2, 46 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

    Peterborough overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat the visiting Colts, 4-2. Masin hit 40 points for the season. He’s on a 6-game point streak. The Petes are in the 5-spot in the East with two games remaining.

  • 9 weeks 6 days ago

    Lightning take 40 minutes off... face the consequences.

    TB-1
    TOR-4

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 22 shots for a fairly hard luck loss. He made several high-difficulty saves, but got precious little in the way of goal support.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    13:34 TOR Carrick(1), (Holland, Greening)

    Third Period
    6:33 TB Boyle(11), (Stralman)
    9:07 TOR Smith(1), (Grabner, Michalek)
    18:27 TOR Hyman(3), (Smith, Marincin)(EN)
    19:47 TOR Parenteau(17), (unassisted)(EN)

    This team is so bad, particularly on offense, when they try to get by just going through the motions. I thought they were flat the first 40 minutes tonight and tried to come back and win the game in one period, and that just can't cut it at the NHL level. 11 shots, total, through two periods is just awful. The only thing you'll win is a dog show with numbers like that.

    Tampa Bay will now enter the final 10 game segment of the season needing at least 11 points to reach the season target at the end of 80 games. It's certainly do-able, but the team needs more consistent urgency and focus than it has shown the past week or two to close the deal.

    Jonathan Marchessault had 2 penalty minutes and 4 hits in 11:40. One shot attempt. One. I applaud the young man for having some abrasiveness to his game despite his small size, but that's not his game. If I had Jonathan Marchessault's shot, I'd start shooting from the team hotel and I wouldn't stop until they had to wrap my wrists in ice. Just saying. With 12 games left in the Lightning's season, Marchessault needs 4 more appearances to graduate from prospect status on the site.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 9 weeks 6 days ago

    Liiga Playoffs First Round
    (8)KalPa 1 vs. (9)Pelicans 2
    Pelicans Wins the Series 2-1
    Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
    Regular season totals: 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

    Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 13:38 of ice time in KalPa's decisive Game Three opening round loss to Pelicans. Ex-Flyers pick Ryan Potulny scored the winner for Pelicans. There are several potential options for Tammela next season, which include staying in the Liiga another year, joining Peterborough, which owns his Canadian junior rights, in the OHL, or even playing in the AHL, depending on the preferences of his camp and the Lightning organization.

  • 9 weeks 6 days ago

    KHL Western Conference Semifinals
    (1)CSKA 3 vs. (7)Novgorod 2
    CSKA Wins the Series 4-1
    Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Playoff totals: 9 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 38 PIM
    Regular season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

    Carter Ashton had a minor for holding late in the Third Period in Novgorod's elimination game 3-2 loss to CSKA. Ashton's penalty dampened a late game comeback from his club, and by going scoreless in 14:49 of ice time, he finished the playoffs without a point in 9 appearances. Ex-Blues second rounder Simon Hjalmarsson led with way with 2 goals, including a shorthanded goal, in the win. Given Ashton's fairly underwhelming season in Russia, it seems unlikely the Lightning will make any moves to retain his rights this summer.

    (5)Dynamo Moscow 1 vs. (6)St. Petersburg 4
    St. Petersburg Leads the Series 3-2
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Playoff totals: 10 GP, 4-9-13, +1, 0 PIM
    Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

    Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and an even strength helper in 14:26 of ice time in SKA's huge 4-1 Game Five win over Dynamo Moscow. Ex-University of New Hampshire forward Steve Moses also had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory.

  • 10 weeks 14 hours ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
    (3)Novosibirsk 3 vs. (2)Magnitogorsk 4 (OT)
    Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 3-1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, OT Win, 34/37, 2.96 GAA, .919 sv%
    Playoff totals: 6 GP, 5-1-0, 2 SO, 1.42 GAA, .951 sv%
    Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

    Ex-Blue Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin scored 52 seconds into Overtime to help Magnitogorsk defeat Novosibirsk 4-3 in Game Four of their second round series. Mozyakin also had a helper in the contest. Magnitka also got a goal from ex-NHL'er Wojtek Wolski in the victory.

  • 10 weeks 1 day ago

    Lake Superior State Lakers 0 @ No. 16 Minnesota State Mavericks 3
    MSU wins best-of-3 WCHA Quarterfinals, 2-1

    W Jimmy Mullin, MSU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, -1, 8 PIM
    2013-2014 totals (Miami): 19 GP, 1-6-7, 23 PIM

    The Mavericks finally solved Gordon Defiel, who had a 57-save shutout in Game 2, and eliminated the Lakers with a 3-0 shutout win of their own Sunday. Colorado native Cole Huggins (undrafted) had 22 saves for Minnesota State. The second-seeded Mavs will play the 3-seed, Bowling Green, in the WCHA semifinals.

    *USCHO poll used

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