Game Night Results

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    No. 15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 2 @ No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 4

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 21 saves on 23 shots
    Season totals: 8 GP, 7-1-0, 2.12 GAA, .913 sv%, 2 SO
    2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

    Minnesota completed their weekend sweep of the Irish, winning 4-2 on Sunday. They shut out Notre Dame on Friday night. For his career at Minnesota, Wilcox is 58-15-11 with a 1.94 goals against average, .926 save percentage, and nine shutouts.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 4 (OT)

    C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 7/21 FO, 0 Hits
    Season totals: 11 GP: 1-7-8, -3, 10 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

    Darcy continues to struggle to put points on the board. He led the team in scoring last season.

    Val-d’Or Foreurs 4 @ Quebec Remparts 5 (OT)

    W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG, 2 Hits, *First Star*
    Season totals: 15 GP, 14-11-25, +13, 18 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

    Erne was named first star for the second consecutive game after scoring twice and adding an assist on Friday night. He had a secondary assist on Sunday’s overtime-winning goal by Cody Donaghey (undrafted).

    Ontario Hockey League

    Peterborough Petes 1 @ Oshawa Generals 6

    D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 16 GP, 3-5-8, -7, 33 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

    Peterborough was only outshot 40-35, but goaltending was the difference at both ends. Islanders first rounder Michael Dal Colle had two goals for the Gens.

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    Lightning keep it rolling.

    DET-3 (SO)

    Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 20 shots before stonewalling 3 of 3 in the penalty shot session for the SO win. That might be as in control as I've ever seen Ben play in a shootout situation. It made up for a couple of goals by Helm and Nyquist where I thought he could've done a little better, especially on the unscreened Helm chance.

    First Period
    6:14 DET Franzen (4), (Kronwall, Nyquist)(PP)
    12:53 TB Stamkos (9), (Filppula, Callahan)(PP)

    Second Period
    2:19 Stamkos (10), (Callahan)
    6:02 TB Johnson (5), (Palat)
    11:37 DET Helm (1), (Franzen, Kronwall)(PP)

    Third Period
    8:49 DET Nyquist (8), (Ericsson)


    TB- Callahan

    Ryan Callahan and Steven Stamkos were the game's first and second stars.

    For most of the night, despite the Lightning being on the back end of the back-to-back, they seemed in total control at 5-on-5. Detroit's power play kept them in the game and allowed the Wings to make a push and tie the game in the Third Period, but it honestly felt like a game where the Lightning deserved the 2 points, outshooting Detroit 30-20.

    Halfway through this 10 game segment, the Lightning already have 10 of the 12 points, minimum, you'd like to see them collect. They have a prime opportunity over the next 5 games to pick up a big handful of insurance points that can help them in the leaner times of the season.

    Cedric Paquette had 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, 4 hits, and was 63% on draws in 10:57. His tripping call ended up being a big one, as it led to the Helm goal that let Detroit back into the game at 3-2.

    Jonathan Drouin had 1 shot in 13:08. He nearly won the game late in Overtime in a wraparound attempt where he got his stick held (uncalled) on the rebound.

    Vladislav Namestnikov had 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 12:00. He had moments in the Third Period when he was an eyelash of producing the game breaking play the Lightning needed to take the game in regulation. He certainly didn't embarrass himself in Uncle Slava's old stomping grounds.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    Comeback Crunch craft a point.

    WBS-5 (OT)

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 5 goals on 35 shots for the loss. Patience is the word of the hour with Vasya. Patience. It'll come.

    First Period

    Second Period
    SYR Smith, (5) (Cote, Blujus), 2:06
    WBS Megna, (5) (Ebbett, Bennett), 4:25
    SYR Richard, (2) (Gourde, Blujus), 12:24
    WBS Chorney, (2) (Bennett, Rust), 16:11 (PP)

    Third Period
    WBS Pouliot, (2) (Bennett, Ebbett), 0:57 (PP)
    WBS Megna, (6) (Bennett, Dumoulin), 5:04
    SYR Richard, (3) (Gourde, Nesterov), 12:07
    SYR Smith, (6) (Nesterov, Marchessault), 17:41 (PP)

    WBS Dea, (4) (Dumoulin, Pouliot), 3:21

    Syracuse had a strong 2 goal comeback in the Third Period to steal a point on the road, keyed by the play of Dalton Smith and Tanner Richard. Richard has 2 goals and 4 points in the last 2 games, and Smith has 4 goals over the same span to take the Syracuse team lead in goals. People forget Smith is a former 2nd round, 34th overall pick. He has always had some power forward potential and upside greater than that of just a lumberjack.

    Box score from

  • 6 weeks 6 days ago

    Florida Everblades 2 at Gwinnett Gladiators 3 OT

    D Artem Sergeev, FLA: DNP
    Season totals: 6 GP, 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM, 7 SOG

    Other Notables
    G Allen York, FLA, DNP
    Season totals: 6 GP, 4-1-0-1, 2.12 GAA, 0.916 SV%, 1 SO

    F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (ECHL): 4 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

    The Everblades jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd period, but gave up the next three goals including the OT breakaway game winner to Gladiator forward Brenden Walker. Walker, 22, was the Gladiators' leading goal scorer last season in his first pro season after a prolific WHL scoring career with the Wheat Kings and the Blades. Lightning camper Mike Aviani assisted on Florida's second goal, but it wasn't enough to preserve Florida's five-game winning streak. Fellow camper Allen York sat backup to Carolina Hurricane prospect Daniel Altshuller, and Bolt prospect Artem Sergeev missed his second straight game due to a suspected injury. The Everblades return to Charleston and Duluth again next weekend for a three-in-three road tilt against the South Carolina Stingrays and Gwinnett Gladiators.

  • 6 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1 @ Rimouski Oceanic 5

    C Cameron Darcy, CB: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 8/16 FO, 2 Hits
    Season totals: 10 GP: 1-7-8, -3, 8 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

    The Eagles weren’t much of a challenge for league-leading Rimouski, who defeated Cape Breton, 5-1.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sarnia Sting 0 @ Niagara IceDogs 2

    D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-0-0, -1, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 13 GP, 3-11-14, -2, 36 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

    Niagara outshot Sarnia 46-27 en route to a 2-0 shutout win. Brent Moran (Dallas) got the goose egg.

    Windsor Spitfires 0 @ Owen Sound 3

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 12 GP, 5-2-7, -3, 26 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

    Michael McNiven (2015) stopped 33 Windsor shots to earn the shutout.

    Western Hockey League

    Moose Jaw Warriors 2 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 4

    C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM
    Season totals: 17 GP, 8-14-22, +9, 19 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

    Point fought for the first time this season and fourth time in his WHL career. His opponent was Cole Sanford, who had two goals for Medicine Hat.

    Calgary Hitmen 1 @ Brandon Wheat Kings 2 (SO)

    D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 19 GP, 2-8-10, +1, 12 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

    Brandon scored on both their shootout attempts to take the extra point.

  • 6 weeks 6 days ago

    Harvard Crimson 2 @ No. 8 Union Dutchmen 2 (OT)

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

    Hart scored for the second straight game to give Harvard a 2-0 lead against the defending national champions, but Union rebounded to tie the game in the final minute with their goalie pulled. The contest ended in a tie.

    Connecticut Huskies 4 @ No. 5 Boston University Terriers 4

    D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 6 GP, 1-0-1, +3, 6 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

    MacLeod was listed as receiving two minutes for checking. Odd. Jack Eichel had three assists for BU.

    No. 2 North Dakota 5 @ Wisconsin Badgers 1

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 9 GP, 2-1-3, E, 21 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

    O’Donnell scored the game-opening goal, which was matched by Wisconsin, but the boys from Grand Forks scored the game’s next four goals to run away with the win and weekend sweep.

    Cornell Big Red 0 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 1-7-8, -4, 7 PIM
    2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

    Peca received a major penalty for hitting from behind and was kicked out of the game early in the second period. His Bobcats managed to score with under two minutes remaining to get a 1-0 win.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 6 weeks 6 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    After allowing a pair of power play goals in the first 16 minutes, the Syracuse Crunch searched for momentum.

    A big fight at the end of the first period, a penalty shot at the beginning of the second and line juggling provided sparks that were quickly snuffed out.

    But after Syracuse netted two goals in the first five minutes of the third, the Crunch came alive. Syracuse scored four unanswered goals in the final frame to stun the Norfolk Admirals, 5-4, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "There were times during the game, like after the (Jonathan) Marchessault goal and after the (Eric) Neilson fight, like we had the momentum, but we let it slip away," said Crunch forward Dalton Smith, who finished with a pair of goals. "That third (period), we didn't let it slip away."

  • 6 weeks 6 days ago

    Sloppy. Exciting. Annoying. Fun.


    Evgeni Nabokov allowed 4 goals on 32 shots for the victory. He's lucky he got 7 goals of support, because he was bad again tonight. He had way too many problems following the puck and looked scrambley and positionally weak in his crease. He made it a lot harder on his team by allowing the soft goal to Johansen to start the Third Period and give Columbus life when they should have been DOA.

    First Period
    5:46 TB Brown (1), (Garrison, Sustr)
    6:07 TB Paquette (3), (Drouin, Namestnikov)
    12:31 TB Stralman (2), (Callahan, Stamkos)(PP)
    14:41 TB Boyle (5), (Morrow, Brown)

    Second Period
    4:11 CBJ Hartnell (4), (Wisniewski, Erixon)(PP)
    5:38 TB Callahan (5), (Filppula, Gudas)
    8:10 CBJ Hartnell (5), (Foligno, Johansen)(PP)
    10:05 TB Johnson (3), (Kucherov, Drouin)(PP)

    Third Period
    1:01 CBJ Johansen (6), (Gibbons, Wisniewski)
    5:10 CBJ Foligno (7), (Wisniewski, Erixon)(PP)
    19:09 TB Johnson (4), (Callahan)(EN)

    Ryan Callahan and J.T. Brown were the game's three stars.

    The Lightning did what they needed to do coming out hard in the First Period to establish a comfortable lead against a team that is down and played a game last night. That 4 goal lead was crucial to establish given how poor the team's goaltending was tonight, which was perhaps accentuated by the team taking their foot off the gas at times with the big lead. It's a big 2 points to get as it gets them to 8 in this 10 game segment, leaving them needing just 4 points in the next 6 games to hit the segment target and a golden opportunity to rack up a bushel of insurance points. It's a good spot to be in with the sledding about to get harder starting tomorrow night with Detroit and then heading on to play teams like Chicago and San Jose.

    Just a point of record keeping, though: Columbus showed a noted lack of class with Johansen slashing Tyler Johnson in the ribs on his EN goal and Hartnell sucker punching him after it. The sore losers got exactly what they deserved tonight, and the next time the Lightning play Columbus I wouldn't be opposed to adding some muscle for that game to make sure someone gets fitted for a (figurative) toe tag for what happened at the end of tonight's tilt. The Lightning have been very good at making their opponents pay what they owe over the last year or so in cases like this, and I hope they extract a heavy price from Hartnell and the Blue Jackets in the payback department, too (although that touchdown that got hung on them tonight probably stings plenty enough).

    Scary thought for the rest of the NHL: the Lightning are on a 5 game winning streak and Steven Stamkos has sleepwalked through most of those 5 games and Hedman's been on the shelf. Ponder that.

    Cedric Paquette had another goal and was +1 with 3 shots and 1 blocked shot in 12:36. His goal came on a rebound where he showed some quick, sharp hands on a sift directly after a goal scored for, and he could've had 1-2 other goals including a nice play where he handled the puck well to work himself free for a backhand shot in the slot late in the Second Period. His skating is obviously not his strength, but he's got a very underrated set of mitts on him. Oh, and he was 63% on draws, too.

    Jonathan Drouin had a pair of helpers and was +1 with 1 shot in 11:54. What's funny about Drouin is that he just quietly continues to rack up helpers and points. He's at 7 points in 9 games despite averaging just 14:22 of ice time a game. He's going to grow from here in ice time and points. Terrifying.

    Vladislav Namestnikov had a helper and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 11:42. His offensive zone "holding" call was fraudulent, as the refs were looking to let Columbus back into the game in the Second Period after the Lightning established their early 4 goal lead.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 6 weeks 6 days ago

    Turning point of the early season?


    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 27 shots for the win. He wasn't good, and gave up a couple of questionable goals. But, the Crunch had his back in the Third Period tonight.

    First Period
    NOR Theodore, (2) (Wagner, Sarault), 5:47 (PP)
    NOR Theodore, (3) (Winchester), 15:10 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Marchessault, (5) , 6:15 (PS)
    NOR Leblanc, (2) (Sarault, Kerdiles), 15:32
    NOR Blacker, (1) (Steckel, O'Brien), 17:29

    Third Period
    SYR Smith, (3) (Angelidis, Koekkoek), 3:51
    SYR Gourde, (1) (Richard), 4:32
    SYR Smith, (4) (Cote, Blujus), 14:38
    SYR Gourde, (2) (Richard, Paradis), 15:23

    Yanni Gourde, Dalton Smith, and Jonathan Marchessault were the game's three stars. Gourde gets the monkey off his back in a big way after not potting a goal all season by getting 2, including the game winner.

    Being down 3 goals in the Third Period in pro hockey is supposed to be a death sentence. Teams in that position seem to lose 98-99% of the time. It's a rare and sometimes galvanizing thing if a team can come back against those odds, and a hugely demoralizing thing to the team that blows that kind of lead. So, for Syracuse to overcome those odds tonight is no small thing, and is likely to give them some momentum as a team that they can carry forward from here on out into the season. Big, big win.

    I'd also be remiss if I didn't point out the role Tanner Richard played in the comeback, as the next wave of Lightning prospects starts to step it up.


    Box score from

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