Game Night Results

  • 27 weeks 2 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Syracuse Crunch coach Rob Zettler was happy with the effort, but not the result.

    The Crunch allowed a pair of power play goals and empty-netters, as they fell to the Rochester Americans, 5-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "I thought our guys played well tonight," Zettler said. "I thought they competed hard, I thought they played well and I thought they deserved a better fate."

    Syracuse's Vlad Namestnikov opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal a little more than five minutes into the second, but the Crunch didn't stay ahead long.

  • 27 weeks 2 days ago

    Lightning steal a point, but may have left one on the ice.

    TB-3 (SO)

    Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 32 shots before allowing 1 of 7 shooters to convert in the penalty shot session for the SO Loss. It's not a dreadful stat line, however, the Boychuk goal that allowed Boston to tie the game in the Third Period was almost as dreadful as the Erik Johnson GWG Bishop allowed that cost the team the Colorado game. It's a heck of a time for Bishop to look mortal, and you can now legitimately say 2 points were left on the table in Bishop's last 2 starts because of inopportune soft goals.

    First Period

    Second Period
    0:27 TB Palat (15), (Johnson, Brewer)(SH)
    4:13 TB Barberio (5), (Pyatt, Callahan)
    6:58 BOS Paille (9), (Campbell, Boychuk)
    8:29 BOS Soderberg (11), (Kelly)
    9:31 TB Filppula (21), (Palat)

    Third Period
    8:11 BOS Boychuk (3), (Soderberg, Eriksson)


    BOS- Smith
    TB- NONE

    Ondrej Palat was the game's third star. He got the opportunity to play with Valtteri Filppula tonight after playing with the reunited Palat/Johnson/Panik line against Buffalo. Whether he sticks with Filppula permanently or not, I'm glad to see Palat do well tonight. One of my concerns after seeing St. Louis dealt was whether or not Palat's scoring would fall of the table given how much chemistry those two had. I'm glad to see him get a multi-point game tonight and show that he can keep being productive.

    Overall, I guess you can look at this result a couple of different ways. Going in against a team the Lightning aren't built for and getting outshot 32-20, certainly the team should be thrilled to sneak a point out. On the other hand, it's another game where the Lightning had a 2-0 lead, and another game where they had a lead in the Third Period and they didn't get a "W", and it's really hurting their playoff chances badly.

    Mike Kostka was +1 with 2 hits and 1 blocked shot in 14:50. He's been a lot like Mark Barberio without the hype. Readers of this site will know that's a double-edged sword.

    Richard Panik was -1 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 11:29. He hit a post on his shootout attempt, which is a shame, because a winner would've done boatloads for his confidence. Tonight's game graduated Panik from prospect status on the website.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 27 weeks 2 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 4 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 0

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: Did not play
    Season totals: 43 GP, 25-71-96, +47, 43 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    Drouin was out sick on Saturday. Usually it’s just his hands that are sick. Halifax held Saint John to 12 shots.

  • 27 weeks 2 days ago

    Syracuse falls short in a tight one.


    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 18 shots for the loss. This was one of the rare games where you had an opponent getting 2 EN goals sandwiched around a 6th attacker goal. Putting that tidbit aside, 3 goals on 18 shots is an ugly stat line for a goaltender.

    First Period

    Second Period
    SYR Namestnikov, (16) (Connolly), 5:13 (SH)
    RCH Larsson, (13) (Varone, MacKenzie), 9:59
    RCH Adam, (25) , 10:57 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Paquette, (15) (DiSalvatore, Henry), 1:55
    RCH Larsson, (14) (Tardif, Varone), 5:12 (PP)
    RCH Varone, (13) , 18:34 (EN)
    SYR Rankin, (12) (Paquette, Connolly), 19:36 (PP)
    RCH Zigomanis, (11) , 19:42 (EN)

    Cedric Paquette had the 7th multi-point night of his rookie campaign as the Dump Truck is closing in on a haul of about 20 goals. That'd be a nice number to get to in his maiden voyage in professional hockey.

    Box score from

  • 27 weeks 2 days ago

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    (1)Magnitogorsk 3 vs. (8)Vladivostok 1
    Magnitgorsk Leads the Series 1-0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 26/27, 1.01 GAA, .963 sv%
    Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 1.01 GAA, .963 sv%

    Metallurg Magnitogorsk scored 3 unanswered goals, 2 by Czech board forward Jan Kovar, to pull away from Admiral Vladivostok for a 3-1 Game One victory. Ex-Blue Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin had a pair of assists in the win.

    (4)Ufa 1 vs. (5)Novgorod 3
    Novogord Leads the Series 1-0
    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Loss, 25/28, 3.08 GAA, .893 sv%
    Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.08 GAA, .893 sv%

    Ex-Blues draft pick Evgeny Skachkov had 1 goal and 2 assists to propel Novgorod to a 3-1 Game One victory over Ufa. Ufa's lone goal came from ex-Senators second rounder Igor Mirnov.

    Nadezhda Cup
    Khabarovsk 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 4
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Regular season totals: 44 GP, 8-6-14, -6, 10 PIM
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM

    Nikita Gusev followed up on a hot finish to his KHL regular season with an even strength goal and a power play assist as Yugra doubled-up Amur Khabarovsk 4-2. The Lightning prospect played 14:43 in the match. Yugra also got a helper in the game from former Lightning draft pick Radek Smolenak.

  • 27 weeks 3 days ago

    Harvard Crimson 0 @ No. 16 Yale Bulldogs 4
    ECAC Tournament – First Round

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 29 GP, 6-8-14, -7, 18 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

    Alex Lyon (undrafted) stopped 24 shots to lead Yale to a tournament win over Harvard. The Crimson can be eliminated with a loss on Saturday.

    Miami RedHawks 2 @ Denver Pioneers 5

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play
    Season totals: 19 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 23 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 38 GP, 6-8-14, E, 14 PIM

    Mullin was a scratch.

    Western Michigan Broncos 0 @ No. 9 North Dakota 2

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 26 GP, 5-8-13, +3, 8 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    Bruins pick Zane Gothberg had 18 saves as UND shut out WMU, 2-0. St. Cloud State won vs Colorado College, keeping the NCHC lead tied with UND.

    No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5 @ Ohio State Buckeyes 1

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 30 saves on 31 shots
    Season totals: 31 GP, 22-4-5, 1.91 GAA, .933 sv%, 3 SO
    2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

    Hobey Baker candidate Adam Wilcox made 30 saves in Columbus to beat the Buckeyes. The Gophers are 13-2-2 in conference and can clinch the regular season title with a win on Saturday vs OSU.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 27 weeks 3 days ago

    Gwinnett Gladiators 3 @ Florida Everblades 2

    W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 29 GP, 5-11-16, +2, 51 PIM

    D Jordan Henry (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season totals: 26 GP, 8-13-21, +9, 33 PIM

    W Carl Nielsen (AHL Contract), FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 38 GP, 4-5-9, -11, 49 PIM

    Florida dropped two of three games at division cellar-dwelling Gwinnett last weekend, then dropped a home game to the Gladiators on Friday night. That’s not good when you’re falling out of playoff position. The ‘Blades are clinging to the eighth spot in the East.

  • 27 weeks 3 days ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    North Bay Battalion 4 @ Mississauga Steelheads 0

    D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 51 GP, 4-23-27, +4, 56 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

    Blujus helped the Battalion to a shutout win in Mississauga. Jake Smith (2014) had 19 saves for North Bay.

    Oshawa Generals 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5

    W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-1-1, E, 5 PIM
    Season totals: 47 GP, 21-44-65, +16, 44 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

    Ikonen fought Canucks draft pick Cole Cassels in the first period.

    Windsor Spitfires 1 @ Erie Otters 6

    D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: Did not play
    Season totals: 62 GP, 15-38-53, +44, 51 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

    Koekkoek is out for the season with a dislocated right shoulder. He previously had surgery twice on his left shoulder. He already has a pro contract, so his junior career is finished.

  • 27 weeks 3 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Syracuse Crunch coach Rob Zettler will look at the tape, but he already knows what it will show.

    The Crunch allowed three first period goals and struggled to get sustained pressure, as they fell to the Americans, 4-1, at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester Friday.

    "All of our chances came from getting it deep and then going from there," Zettler said. "We have some good size and we have some guys that can grind it out down low, but we weren't committed to doing that."

  • 27 weeks 3 days ago

    Thin Crunch defense ad rusty goaltending exposed.


    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 26 shots for the loss. After the game, Head Coach Rob Zettler said Gudlevsis might've wanted a couple of those goals back. That's perhaps unsurprising considering tonight was Kristers' first game action in a couple of weeks since standing on his head against Canada in the Olympics. Rust and readjustment were perhaps to be expected.

    First Period
    RCH Larsson, (12) (Catenacci, Armia), 11:29
    RCH Tardif, (18) (Varone, Ruhwedel), 14:41 (PP)
    RCH Schaller, (4) (Pysyk, Lieuwen), 17:51

    Second Period
    RCH Armia, (6) (Gillies, Ruhwedel), 14:05

    Third Period
    SYR Angelidis, (10) (Namestnikov, Nesterov), 8:56

    With injuries and the recent trade of Matt Taormina leaving the Crunch thin on the backline, they had to press some of their more fringe prospects into service. The result was Rochester swiftly racing out to a 4-0 lead. Follow the minuses and you'll see exactly who Rochester was picking on. Couple a green D with shaky goaltending, and that's the end result.

    Box score from

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