Game Night Results

  • 24 weeks 4 days ago

    Lightning sweep up the trash.

    FLA-4
    TB-5

    Ben Bishop allowed 4 goals on 27 shots for the win. He was very off positionally tonight, including a wickedly bad short side softie, but goal support is a beautiful thing.

    First Period
    1:44 FLA Fleischmann (7), (Kulikov, Bjugstad)(PP)
    5:38 TB Salo (3), (Filppula)
    5:50 FLA Howden (1), (Hayes, Pirri)
    8:18 TB Kostka (3), (Purcell)

    Second Period
    12:04 TB Callahan (12), (Palat, Filppula)
    18:53 TB Johnson (21), (Stamkos)

    Third Period
    10:47 TB Stamkos (15), (Filppula, Hedman)(PP)
    18:55 FLA Upshall (12), (Bjugstad, Boyes)
    19:33 FLA Pirri (8), (Petrovic, Campbell)

    Valtteri Filppula, Steven Stamkos, and Ryan Callahan were the game's three stars.

    This win wasn't the elixir. Florida is terrible and you still saw some concerning signs including bad penalty killing, subpar goaltending from Bishop, and late game lapses while the team was trying to close out a win. So, if you're a glass-half-empty person, there's plenty to complain about. On the other hand, Callahan got his first Lightning goal, Stamkos got his first points since coming back from the broken leg, and the Lightning finally got a W, if you're a glass-half-full person. I'd say the game was a building block, and if they work on correcting the problematic things they will be ok moving forward. The effort has been very good the past few games and they finally got the positive feedback tonight.

    10 hits for Radko Gudas in his return from injury. Double digits. Clearly, the trainer's table puts him in a foul mood. Everyone else on the team only had 8 hits combined.

    Mike Kostka had a goal and was +1 with 4 shots and 1 blocked shot in 15:44. Is he perfect defensively? No. But he's given the Lightning the offensive dynamism in the tradeoff you want from an offensive defenseman. So much so, in fact, that he's temporarily supplanted Barberio on the depth chart.

    Nikita Kucherov was -2 in 10:09 as he graduates from prospect status on the website with a whimper. With the other new lines Cooper put together playing pretty well, the one casualty was the 4th line with Brown and Kucherov, which saw the ice very little.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 24 weeks 5 days ago

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    Vladivostok 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 3 (3OT)
    Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 3-1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 40/42, 1.03 GAA, .952 sv%
    Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
    Playoff totals: 4 GP, 3-1-0, 0 SO, 1.87 GAA, .927 sv%

    Longtime KHL star Danis Zaripov scored 16:35 into Triple Overtime to deliver Magnitogorsk a Game Four, 3-2 win over Vladivostok. Metallurg now has a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. Ex-Lightning defenseman Mike Commodore had a goal in defeat for Vladivostok. Vasily Koshechkin turned away 40 for the win.

    Nadezhda Cup
    Novgorod 2 vs. Ufa 4
    Series Tied 2-2
    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 39/41, 2.00 GAA, .951 sv%
    Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
    Playoff totals: 4 GP, 2-2-0, 0 SO, 1.44 GAA, .950 sv%

    Novgorod may live to regret their Game Three Triple Overtime loss to Ufa, as momentum in the series now wears a green jersey as Ufa won Game Four 4-2 to even the series at 2 a piece. Andrey Vasilevskiy turned in another sterling performance in the win, turning aside 39 shots, allowing his club to overcome a lopsided 41-20 shot disadvantage. Ex-NHLer Ivan Vishnevsky had a goal for Ufa in the win.

  • 24 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 3 @ Charlottetown Islanders 2 (OT)

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 Hit, 7 SOG, 13/27 FO
    Season totals: 44 GP, 26-72-98, +48, 43 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    Drouin returned to the Mooseheads’ lineup after missing a game due to an illness. He scored the overtime winner on Tuesday night, lifting Halifax to their 11th straight win. Eric Brassard stopped 36 of 39 shots for the Islanders to earn first star honors. Brassard was in Tampa Bay’s camp last fall. He is 7-20 this year with a 3.57 GAA and a .900 save percentage.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Kingston Frontenacs 4 @ Ottawa 67’s 2

    W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*
    Season totals: 51 GP, 24-45-69, +19, 49 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

    Ikonen was first star for scoring twice for Kingston on Tuesday night. He had the Fronts’ second and third goals.

  • 24 weeks 6 days ago

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    (8)Vladivostok 4 vs. (1)Magnitogorsk 3 (2OT)
    Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 2-1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 29/33, 2.82 GAA, .879 sv%
    Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 2.35 GAA, .916 sv%

    Former Senators fourth rounder Ilya Zubov scored 5:04 into Double Overtime to deliver Vladivostok their first ever playoff win, 4-3 over Magnitogorsk. Zubov ended up with 2 goals overall in the match.

    (5)Novgorod 1 vs. (4)Ufa 2 (3OT)
    Novgorod Leads the Series 2-1
    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 52/53, 0.53 GAA, .981 sv%
    Regular Season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 1-2-0, 0 SO, 1.30 GAA, .949 sv%

    Andrey Vasilevskiy and Ufa outlasted Novgorod 2-1 in a 113:24 thriller to draw their first win of their opening round series against Novgorod. The young netminder turned aside 52 shots for the win. Ex-Senators second rounder Igor Mirnov had Ufa's first goal while Russian league veteran Alexander Stepanov drew potted the winning goal. Vasilevskiy has played well in his rookie campaign as a KHL playoff starter, allowing just 5 goals in 3 games.

    Nadezhda Cup
    Khanty-Mansiysk 1 vs. Khabarovsk 1
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Regular season totals: 44 GP, 8-6-14, -6, 10 PIM
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM

    Nikita Gusev was -1 in 15:28 in Yugra's 1-1 tie with Amur Khabarovsk. Yugra wins their Qualification Round matchup over Khabarovsk by going 1-0-1, and will move on to face Omsk in the next round of the "best of the worst" postseason tournament of KHL teams that have failed to make the playoffs.

  • 25 weeks 13 hours ago

    Lightning won't be able to nickel and dime their way into the playoffs.

    PHX-4
    TB-3 (SO)

    Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 20 shots before surrendering goals to 1 of 2 shooters for the SO loss. Hedman absolutely hung him out to dry with a bad pass off the end boards that ricocheted out in front on an innocuous play for an easy Erat tap in, and that ended up making a big difference in the game.

    First Period
    11:26 TB Johnson (20), (Palat, Brewer)(SH)

    Second Period
    1:01 PHX McMillan (2), (Yandle, Doan)
    19:07 TB Palat (16), (Callahan, Aulie)

    Third Period
    2:13 PHX Erat (2), (unassisted)
    7:48 PHX Boedker (16), (Vermette, Michalek)
    19:22 TB Palat (17), (Filppula, Carle)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    PHX- Vrbata
    TB- NONE

    Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan were the game's first and second stars. Their line (along with Filppula) and the Pyatt line were good tonight. It's just a shame that Palat, Filppula, and Callahan came up dry in the shootout.

    With all that said, 25 minutes of hockey isn't good enough. The team played a very good First Period, sleepwalked through the Second and most of the Third, and only woke up once they fell behind 3-2. They salvaged a point, but that wasn't good enough. With the spot they are in, they need 2's, not 1's. Period. Urgency needs to be there right now, and it hasn't always been on display.

    Mike Kostka had 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 19:13 of service with Gudas out and Salo leaving the game in the First Period. He nearly set up Palat for a OT GWG and a hat trick with a point shot that left a nice rebound. Good decision-making on that play.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 25 weeks 17 hours ago

    Nadezhda Cup
    Bratislava 1 vs. Dinamo Minsk 2
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, No Decision, 26/27, 1.01 GAA, .963 sv%
    Regular season totals: 41 GP, 15-18-8, 2 SO, 2.86 GAA, .898 sv%
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 1.01 GAA, .963 sv%

    Slovan Bratislava had the rare loss at the hands of an Empty Attacker goal as they tried desperately to win in regulation to keep their Nadezhda Cup hopes alive. However, Alexei Kaluzhny's goal with 12 seconds left in regulation gave Dinamo Minsk the victory. Ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan scored Bratislava's goal, their lone tally of the two game Qualification Round pairing against Minsk. Minsk moves on to play Mytischi in the next round while Bratislava is done.

  • 25 weeks 1 day ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sudbury Wolves 1 @ North Bay Battalion 4

    D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 52 GP, 4-25-29, +6, 56 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

    Blujus tied last year’s point total of 29, and is just five points off his career-high of 34, set in his draft year.

    Barrie Colts 2 @ Niagara IceDogs 5

    D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 60 GP, 10-24-34, +19, 115 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

    Dotchin was on the ice for both Colts goals and none of Niagara’s five. He was hurt last game, but not enough to keep him out of Sunday’s contest.

    Mississauga Steelheads 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5

    W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 50 GP, 22-45-67, +17, 49 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

    Ikonen (pictured) earned second star honors for scoring a goal and adding three assists vs Mississauga. His goal was the insurance marker for the Fronts with just over two minutes remaining in regulation.

  • 25 weeks 1 day ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    With the score tied late in the third period, Vlad Namestnikov shook his defender and posted up in the slot.

    When the pass arrived on his tape, the Syracuse Crunch forward wasted no time shooting it past Binghamton Senators netminder Andrew Hammond. The goal with 2:42 remaining capped a three-goal third period, as the Crunch topped the Senators, 4-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Sunday afternoon.

    "We had a good cycle and (Brett Connolly) passed it to (Jonathan Marchessault) behind the net," Namestnikov said. "He spun off his defenseman and found me in front of the net."

  • 25 weeks 1 day ago

    The pieces start to fit together?

    BNG-3
    SYR-4

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 36 shots for the victory. He gave his team a chance, holding them to within 2 of the Sens going into the final frame before the offense ramped up and delivered him some precious goal support.

    First Period
    BNG Prince, (17) , 3:15 (PP)
    BNG Puempel, (22) (Da Costa), 14:35 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Paquette, (16) (Namestnikov, Gudlevskis), 8:18 (PP)
    BNG Da Costa, (14) (Puempel, Stone), 12:40

    Third Period
    SYR Paradis, (3) (Sergeev, Angelidis), 7:42 (PP)
    SYR Connolly, (14) (Labrie, Angelidis), 12:59
    SYR Namestnikov, (17) (Marchessault, Connolly), 17:18

    Vladislav Namestnikov, Brett Connolly, and Mike Angelidis were the game's three stars. Today also marked the first point for new acquisition Jonathan Marchessault and the team also announced the signing of 22 year old left wing Yanni Gourde, who was a point a game player for Worchester in 25 games this season before being cut loose by the Sharks. Gourde and Marchessault, like Conacher and Johnson before them, fit the mold of undersized, skilled, and inexpensive prospects the Lightning have had huge success cultivating. Both should figure prominently into the rebuilding of the Crunch next season.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 25 weeks 1 day ago

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    (1)Magnitogorsk 5 vs. (8)Vladivostok 3
    Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 2-0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 32/35, 3.01 GAA, .914 sv%
    Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 0 SO, 2.01 GAA, .935 sv%

    Ex-Capitals draft pick Oskar Osala had a couple of assists in Magnitogorsk's 5-3 win over Vladivostok in Game Two of their opening round series. Ex-Red Wings farmhand Francis Pare also had a goal for Metallurg. Vladivostok got a goal in defeat from former Devils first rounder Nicklas Bergfors.

    (4)Ufa 0 vs. (5)Novgorod 1
    Novgorod Leads the Series 2-0
    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Loss, 17/18, 1.01 GAA, .944 sv%
    Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 2.04 GAA, .913 sv%

    Ex-Phoenix first rounder Krys Kolanos scored the game's only goal as Novgorod defeated Ufa 1-0 in Game Two of their opening round series. Andrey Vasilevskiy was the recipient of the hard-luck loss, stopping 17 of 18 in the contest.

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