Game Night Results

  • 5 weeks 2 days ago

    Learning to play against the West's best is a different beast.

    SJ-2
    TB-1

    Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 39 shots for the loss. He gave the Lightning a chance in this one, but was outshined by Niemi at the other end of the rink.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    5:23SJ Thornton (6), (unassisted)
    10:37 SJ Kennedy (1), (Burns, Niemi)

    Third Period
    9:35 TB Stamkos (11), (Sustr, Filppula)

    Bishop was the game's second star.

    The Lightning clearly were a little embarrassed by their effort against Chicago and came out hard tonight, but San Jose quickly answered their intensity and the Lightning are still figuring out how to handle the speed of the top Western Conference teams. They aren't used to playing as much without the puck and what it takes to get the puck back and generate scoring chances with less time and space. It's a learning process.

    That little voice in your head right now is Espo proclaiming loudly the team that doesn't convert on a 5-on-3 power play is usually the team that loses. That happened tonight, too.

    Jonathan Drouin had 3 shots in 14:19. The attempted Drouin/Namestnikov/Stamkos line was a bust tonight, but Drouin wasn't. Especially in the Third Period, he was creative and dangerous and nearly put one behind Niemi that was swept off the line.

    Vladislav Namestnikov had 1 shot and was 50% on draws in 13:55. His one shot was a glorious opportunity in the First Period that Niemi held out. Otherwise, he wasn't quite as dangerous as Drouin.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 weeks 2 days ago

    Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Nizhnekamsk 4
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 24 GP, 8-4-12, -2, 6 PIM

    Nikita Gusev was -1 in 21:03 of ice time in Yugra's 4-2 loss to Nizhnekamsk. Ex-Stars defenseman Philip Larsen had 2 helpers in defeat for Yugra.

  • 5 weeks 3 days ago

    Wichita Thunder 3 at Rapid City Rush 2

    F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals (ECHL): 8 GP, 3-4-7, +4, 8 PIM, 17 SOG
    Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 0-2-2, -4, 14 PIM, 7 SOG

    Wichita came back from a 2-1 deficit to break their winless streak with a 3-2 victory over Rapid City Wednesday night. The Thunder return home this weekend for a two-game tilt against Allen and Missouri.

  • 5 weeks 3 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Moncton Wildcats 7 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4

    C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 11/18 FO, 0 Hits
    Season totals: 12 GP: 1-7-8, -4, 10 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

    Moncton scored five times in the third period to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 7-4 win. The Eagles have two wins in their last 10 games and have fallen to 15th in the league standings. An article this week said Eagle management needs veterans like Darcy to step up.

    Saint John Sea Dogs 0 @ Quebec Remparts 3

    W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 2 Hits
    Season totals: 16 GP, 14-12-26, +14, 20 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

    Erne had the primary assist on Quebec’s third goal, scored late in the third period. The Remparts sit in fifth on the league table. The top 16 teams make the playoffs in the 18-team league.

    Western Hockey League

    Seattle Thunderbirds 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 6

    C Brayden Point, MJ: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 18 GP, 9-14-23, +9, 19 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

    Point (pictured) scored his ninth goal of the season in Moose Jaw’s 6-2 win over Seattle. He played in two games for the WHL vs Team Russia in the Subway Super Series this week, scoring an assist and adding a shootout goal. Russia won both games, 3-2, with one of the wins coming in the shootout. Bob McKenzie of TSN tweeted @BoltProspects today to say Point may have been the best player on the ice in the two games.

  • 5 weeks 3 days ago

    The Gourde and Richard Show rolls on.

    SYR-3
    ALB-2 (SO)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 22 shots and stopped 2 of 3 in the penalty shot session for the SO win.

    First Period
    ALB Timmins, (5) (Thompson), 1:06
    SYR Gourde, (3) , 4:49

    Second Period
    SYR Vermin, (4) (Dotchin, Marchessault), 2:52

    Third Period
    ALB Sestito, (3) (Scarlett), 2:44

    Overtime
    NONE

    Shootout
    SYR- Gourde, Richard
    ALB- Thompson

    Joel Vermin and Tanner Richard were the game's first and third stars. After posting just 1 point in 8 games in the month of October, Yanni Gourde had 3 goals and 6 points in 5 games in November. Richard, who faced the same futility at the scoresheet in October, has 2 goals and 5 points in 5 games this month, and obviously had the shootout winner tonight.

    I also remain pleasantly surprised by the production of some of the Lightning's middle-tier rookie blueliners. Both Dylan Blujus and Jake Dotchin continue to hover around a half a point a game and are on the plus side of the ledger for the year.

    With the win, Syracuse climbs into 8th place in the Eastern Conference, just 2 points back of division leaders Hartford and Bridgeport. Syracuse faces Hershey next on Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 weeks 3 days ago

    Novosibirsk 4 vs. Magnitogorsk 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
    Season totals: 25 GP, 17-2-4, 3 SO, 1.49 GAA, .946 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin got a rare day off, as he did not dress for Magnitka's 4-1 loss to Novosibirsk. Ex-Caps pick Oskar Osala had the only goal of the match for Magnitogorsk. Koshechkin is returning from the weekend Karjala Tournament, where he was 0-1-0 with a 6.00 GAA and .760 sv% after getting shelled in Russia's 6-2 loss to Finland.

    Novgorod 0 vs. Mytischi 2
    Dmitry Korobov, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM

    Dmitry Korobov had a power play helper in 22:43 in Mytischi's 2-0 shutout win over Novgorod. Ex-Preds pick Atte Engren turned aside all 22 shots he faced for the win.

    Bratislava 1 vs. Zagreb 2 (SO)
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
    Season totals: 13 GP, 3-7-3, 1 SO, 2.41 GAA, .909 sv%

    Ex-AHL journeyman Pascal Pelletier had a goal and the shootout winner to lead Zagreb to a 2-1 victory against Slovan Bratislava.

  • 5 weeks 4 days ago

    Bishop's big point heist.

    TB-2
    CHI-3 (SO)

    Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 39 shots before allowing 1 of 2 to convert in the penalty shot session for the SO loss. Put simply, without Bishop, the Lightning would've been run out of the barn tonight.

    First Period
    4:35 TB Paquette (4), (Palat, Brewer)(SH)

    Second Period
    9:13 CHI Richards (3), (Versteeg, Saad)

    Third Period
    1:18 CHI Kruger (2), (Hjalmarsson, Hossa)
    9:53 TB Kucherov (6), (Stamkos, Drouin)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    TB- NONE
    CHI- Kane

    Bishop was the game's third star.

    Clearly Chicago had circled this game on the calendar to make a statement, and the Lightning skaters were clearly unprepared to match the Blackhawks' intensity early on in the game. That coupled with some, cough, dubiously uneven officiating really tilted possession and shots and put the Lightning on the defensive the bulk of the game. Fortunately, Bishop held the team in the game and they manufactured an opportunistic SH goal by Paquette off a 2-on-1 and a nice little 3-way passing play to get the tying goal and get a point.

    The point is the Lightning's 11th in this 10 game segment, which added to the 1 insurance point from the last segment means the Lightning have already hit the minimum point total they needed to be on track by the end of the segment. That means every point they get out of the next 4 games is an insurance point they can bank for the leaner times of the season. And, with Tyler Johnson leaving the game with what may have been cracked ribs on a fairly dirty play by Seabrook, lean times may be coming sooner than they'd like.

    Cedric Paquette had the SH goal and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot on goal, 2 hits, and 3 blocked shots in 11:54. He was also 33% on draws. Obviously converting the goal was tremendous, but I really like the way he handled himself physically tonight. Morin challenged Paquette after a nice hit in the neutral zone by Paquette, and Cedric pretty much tackled Morin and was about an eyelash from killing him had not the linesman stepped in. He's not a rookie that will allow liberties to be taken.

    Jonathan Drouin had a helper and was +1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 11:28. Ho hum. He just happens to be the start of the three way passing play that manufactures the tying goal. If the injury to Johnson is indeed significant, I'd expect Drouin to see more scoring line IT, along with the obvious that it'll secure Paquette's spot in Tampa for a while.

    Vladislav Namestnikov had 1 shot in 11:40. He didn't seem to be quite as active as he was in the Wings game, which was probably a product of the Blackhawks being one of the few teams he's seen with players that get on the puck as fast as he does. He had little time and space and like most of the Lightning forwards just seemed to be holding on for dear life most of the night.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 weeks 4 days ago

    Wichita Thunder 3 at Rapid City Rush 6

    F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals (ECHL): 7 GP, 3-4-7, +2, 8 PIM, 14 SOG
    Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-0-0, +1, 5 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 7 GP, 0-2-2, -5, 14 PIM, 7 SOG

    Rapid City doubled up the Thunder Tuesday night 6-3 despite a power-play goal by Bolt prospect Danick Gauthier and the helper on Wichita's 3rd goal. Fellow prospect Daniel Milan gets his second fighting major of the season in garbage time with 30 seconds left to play. The Thunder have dropped four straight including a shootout loss and are now 6th on the table in the seven-team Central Division. A rematch against this same Rush squad awaits Wichita Wednesday night.

  • 5 weeks 4 days ago

    Harvard Crimson 6 @ No. 8 Boston College Eagles 3

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 4 GP, 2-1-3, E, 0 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

    Harvard defeated Boston College for the first time since 2006 with a 6-3 win Tuesday night. Hart had his 2-game goal streak snapped, but the win makes it okay, no doubt.

  • 5 weeks 4 days ago

    Khanty-Mansiysk 2 vs. Togliatti 3
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 23 GP, 8-4-12, -1, 6 PIM

    Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 18:40 in Yugra's 3-2 loss to Lada Togliatti. Undrafted forward Anton Shenfeld had 1 goal and 2 points in the victory for Lada.

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