Game Night Results

  • 7 weeks 4 days ago

    Lightning should be held in contempt for failure to appear.

    PHI-3
    TB-1

    Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 22 shots for the loss. I have a hard time complaining about a goaltender who has gotten a whopping 1 goal of support in the last 120 minutes (and 10 seconds!) of hockey.

    First Period
    8:57 PHI Gagner(7), (unassisted)(PP)

    Second Period
    3:34 PHI Read(11), (MacDonald, Couturier)(PP)
    7:56 PHI Schenn(23), (Simmonds, Manning)

    Third Period
    17:18 TB Boyle(10), (Stralman, Killorn)

    The Lightning just never showed up tonight. Having failed to get the payoff for such a spirited effort against Boston, they just never mentally bought into playing tonight, or at least it appeared that way, and they just were lifeless. When they're second to pucks they're a bad, bad team.

    Sidebar: I have a feeling Cooper could put all 12 Lightning forwards on the power play and they'd still struggle. We'll see how that experiment goes, though. 0-for-1 is certainly a small sample size to draw conclusions from.

    The scary thing is the Lightning appear to the naked eye to be playing the same brand of hockey they were in their disastrous first half of the season. In other words, disinterest mixed with mistakes and the distinct absence of goal scoring. That needs to change in a hurry if the Lightning want to win the division and if they want to make sure they don't put themselves back in a little jeopardy of missing the playoff cut.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 4 days ago

    The return of Drouinsanity overshadowed by the wizardry of Witkowski.

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    SYR-5

    Adam Wilcox allowed 2 goals on 27 shots for the victory. Zettler continues to ride the hot hand after Wilcox has gone 4-0-1 in his last 5 starts. He's got a sporty .934 save percentage thus far in his four starts in March.

    First Period
    SYR Witkowski, (2) , 13:15
    SYR Tambellini, (19) (Vermin, Dotchin), 13:49
    BRI Kearns, (22) (Halmo, Lafranchise), 19:42

    Second Period
    SYR Witkowski, (3) (Drouin, Peca), 11:14

    Third Period
    SYR Gourde, (9) (Richard, Taormina), 14:23
    BRI Fritz, (2) (Quine, Finn), 18:17
    SYR Gourde, (10) (Richard), 19:42 (EN)

    Luke Witkowski, Jeff Tambellini, and Tanner Richard were the game's three stars.

    Oh, and Jonathan Drouin had a helper in his return to active duty.

    Syracuse is starting to put a little stretch run together, having earned points in those 5 straight games. They draw Rochester Saturday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 4 days ago

    KHL Western Conference Semifinals
    (1)Novgorod 1 vs. (7)CSKA 3
    CSKA Leads the Series 2-1
    Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Playoff totals: 7 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 31 PIM
    Regular season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

    Carter Ashton was scoreless in 18:01 of ice time in Novgorod's 3-1 Game Three loss to top seeded CSKA. Ex-Ottawa farmhand Stephane Da Costa had a goal in the win for CSKA.

    (5)St. Petersburg 0 vs. (6)Dynamo Moscow 4
    Dynamo Leads the Series 2-1
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Playoff totals: 8 GP, 3-4-7, E, 0 PIM
    Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

    Nikita Gusev was blanked in 19:05 of ice time in SKA's 4-0 Game Three loss to Dynamo Moscow. Gusev did lead SKA in shots on goal with 6. 35 year old veteran netminder Alexander Yeryomenko stopped all 34 shots he faced for the shutout.

  • 7 weeks 4 days ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sarnia Sting 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 1

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 9 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 58 GP, 16-25-41, +14, 92 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

    DiGiacinto fought Kevin Spinozzi, then was given a misconduct for instigating. Flyers pick Travis Konecny was first star with a goal and two assists.

    North Bay Battalion 3 @ Peterborough Petes 4

    D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 8-29-37, +31, 42 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

    D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 55 GP, 4-19-23, -4, 46 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

    Masin followed up his career-high 4-assist game with one helper (on the power play) in Peterborough’s win over North Bay. Masin has points in nine of his last 10 games, and has 15 points in that time span. He’s really come on in the second half, much like he started to last year before he was lost to injury. Meanwhile, Spencer has points in just three of his last 15 game, and has four points in that time span.

    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7 @ Saginaw Spirit 3

    W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 13/20 FO
    Season totals: 34 GP, 16-17-33, -1, 12 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

    Stephens continues to produce despite the team’s struggles late in the year. The Soo had a 7-1 lead midway through the third period.

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago

    KalPa 3 vs. Lukko 2
    Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

    Jonne Tammela made the most of KalPa's regular season finale, posting 1 goal and 1 assist in 12:44 in their 3-2 win over Lukko. KalPa finishes the campaign in 8th place on the 15 team Liiga table.

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
    (2)Magnitogorsk 1 vs. (3)Novosibirsk 3
    Series Tied 1-1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 16/19, 4.73 GAA, .842 sv%
    Playoff totals: 4 GP, 3-1-0, 2 SO, 1.11 GAA, .960 sv%
    Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin was lifted late in the Second Period in Magnitogorsk's 3-1 Game Two loss to Novosibirsk. Ex-Lightning defenseman Andrej Meszaros had a pair of helpers for Novosibirsk to help key the win.

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Adam Wilcox has run with the opportunity given to him.

    Coming off a recent slide, the Crunch turned to the rookie netminder to take over between the pipes. With a chance to show what he can do, Wilcox has registered 117 saves and backstopped Syracuse to seven out of eight points in the last four games.

    Wilcox hopes the consistent starts helps him find the groove that made him a standout at the University of Minnesota.

    “I’m feeling really confident and I’m feeling really good, and now I feel like I can play well in this league on a nightly basis,” Wilcox said.

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Saint John Sea Dogs 4 @ Moncton Wildcats 7

    W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2 Hits
    Season totals: 44 GP, 5-12-17, -4, 78 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

    With Joseph out of the lineup, Saint John fell in Moncton, 7-4. Joseph was injured in Saint John’s last game against Charlottetown. He is reportedly considered day-to-day.

    Rimouski Oceanic 1 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 7

    W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season totals: 58 GP, 31-34-65, +6, 82 PIM
    2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

    Shawinigan had a goal party against the visiting Oceanic, but Yan couldn’t get in on the fun.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Kingston Frontenacs 5 @ Oshawa Generals 3

    C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 13/25 FO
    Season totals: 57 GP, 20-33-53, -14, 25 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

    Oshawa had 2-0 and 3-1 leads before Kingston took over late in the second period and through the third.

  • 7 weeks 6 days ago

    KHL Western Conference Semifinals
    (1)CSKA 5 vs. (7)Novgorod 1
    Series Tied 1-1
    Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Playoff totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 31 PIM
    Regular season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

    CSKA got 2 goals and 3 points from ex-Crunch forward Geoff Platt as they spanked Novgorod 5-1 to knot their second round playoff series at 1-1. Carter Ashton was scoreless in 17:04 in the match.

    (5)Dynamo Moscow 4 vs. (6)St. Petersburg 3 (OT)
    Series Tied 1-1
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Playoff totals: 7 GP, 3-4-7, +1, 0 PIM
    Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

    Nikita Gusev had an even strength goal and a power play helper in 23:40 of ice time in SKA's 4-3 OT Game Two loss to Dynamo Moscow.

  • 8 weeks 7 hours ago

    One bad shift costs the Lightning a signature win.

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    TB-0 (OT)

    Ben Bishop allowed 1 goal on 33 shots for the OT loss. He was excellent in the game, and it was a difficult game to be excellent in because it had long stretches of inactivity after which Bishop would have to make a Grade A save on a high quality chance. He deserved better than the finish.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    0:10 BOS Marchand(34), (Bergeron, Krug)

    Bishop was the game's second star.

    Considering the setup to this game, with the clunker in Philly last night and Stralman missing the game, this was a strong, strong effort by the Lightning. They got everything but the result, which robs them of a richly deserved signature moment. This felt like a playoff game. "Playoff atmosphere" is an overused cliche in the regular season, but it would've actually been applied correctly tonight. Unfortunately, the Lightning just couldn't get anything past Gustavsson and one flat shift by the 4-man unit to start OT cost them, big time.

    With 3 games left to play in this 10-game segment of the season, Tampa Bay needs just 1 more point to stay on minimum playoff pace. They also retain a lead in the Atlantic Division title chase based on the ROW tiebreaker and their game in hand on Boston.

    There are just 15 games left to go in the regular season, and they'll be gone in the blink of an eye.

    Slater Koekkoek had 1 shot in 11:05. Rookie defender in a 0-0 game all the way through regulation? He simply wasn't getting the ice time tonight under those circumstances.

    Jonathan Marchessault had 1 shot in 12:02. He had 5 other attempts on goal, though, that were either missed or blocked. So he was active in limited IT.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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