Game Night Results

  • 6 weeks 3 days ago

    Dump Truck unstoppable versus the Flames.


    Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 31 shots for the victory. The Lightning were rather loose defensively in this game, so Bishop did some solid work.

    First Period
    9:55 TB Paquette (1), (Drouin)
    15:22 CGY Hudler (4), (Brodie, Giordano)

    Second Period
    1:01 TB Paquette (2), (Namestnikov, Garrison)
    4:02 TB Boyle (4), (unassisted)(SH)
    4:22 CGY Monahan (5), (Gaudreau, Giordano)(PP)

    Third Period
    0:40 TB Johnson (2), (Kucherov, Palat)
    17:50 TB Filppula (3), (unassisted)(EN)

    Cedric Paquette (Dump Truck!), Brian Boyle, and Tyler Johnson were the game's three stars.

    On this homestand, you started to get the distinct impression the Lightning have gotten to a point that, with their skill and depth, they can toy with lower tier opponents like Calgary. It looked that way tonight, especially after the Flames got lost in the jet fumes when Tampa Bay just decided to pull away for good in the Third Period. With that said, after they play Columbus on Saturday, they've got a string of games starting Sunday against Detroit where I don't think the kind of defensive effort they've been putting out lately is going to cut it. So, I suspect Jon Cooper is hoping they get this all out of their system now because big boy hockey is about to start: Detroit, Chicago, and San Jose. That's why tonight's win and a good effort in Columbus are particularly valuable. The Lightning have already collected half the points they need to stay on schedule in this 10-game segment of the season with 7 games left in it. Needing to collect just 6 points in the next 7 games is a good spot to be in, and if they can cut that to 4 in 6 they'll be in prime position to bank some more insurance points even as the schedule gets tougher.

    Paquette had his first 2 NHL goals and was +2 with 4 shots, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in 11:47. He was also 57% on draws. Two very Paquette-like goals: the first taking a defender on his back and driving out to the front of the next and the second potting a rebound in the high rent district. To recount the reason why I nicknamed him Dump Truck: Dump trucks aren't pretty. Dump trucks aren't fast. Dump trucks are strong and dump trucks do hard work. That's what Cedric Paquette does. Hard work.

    Jonathan Drouin had a helper and was +2 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 1 hit in 10:58. The guy continues to collect the odd point and he's nowhere near as effective as he's going to be once he settles in.

    Vladislav Namestnikov had 1 assist and was +3 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 12:52. He was also 100% on 5 draws. He's really been the straw that stirs the drink on that line with Drouin and Paquette, and with his speed he's started to out-Stamkos Stamkos on that big sweepy wide rush around the net and out the other side while he works to setup his linemates. Honestly, I still believe the Filppula/Stamkos line needs to be disassembled sooner rather than later, and I'd really like to see what Namestnikov could do playing on a line with Stamkos.

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  • 6 weeks 3 days ago

    Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Novgorod 2 (OT)
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 21 GP, 8-3-11, -2, 6 PIM

    Nikita Gusev had his 8th goal of the season in 16:34 of ice time in Yugra's 3-2 OT victory over Novgorod. Ex-Sharks first rounder Lukas Kaspar had the other 2 Yugra goals.

    St. Petersburg 1 vs. Magnitogorsk, 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 28/29, 1.00 GAA, .966 sv%
    Season totals: 25 GP, 17-2-4, 3 SO, 1.49 GAA, .946 sv%

    Rafael Batyrshin had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Magnitka to a 2-1 win over SKA St. Petersburg. Vasily Koshechkin turned aside 28 for the win.

  • 6 weeks 4 days ago

    Western Hockey League

    Calgary Hitmen 4 @ Prince Albert Raiders 2

    D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 17 GP, 2-5-7, E, 10 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

    The Hitmen won their second game in as many nights, defeating the Raiders in Prince Albert, 4-2. Marcus Messier, cousin of NHL Hall of Famer Mark Messier, was scoreless for Prince Albert.

  • 6 weeks 4 days ago

    Vladivostok 3 vs. Mytischi 2 (OT)
    Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 10 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

    Dmitry Korobov was scoreless in 18:35 of ice time in Mytischi's 3-2 overtime loss to Admiral Vladivostok. Vladivostok was led by a goal and 3 points from ex-NHLer Enver Lisin, their team captain.

    Novosibirsk 1 vs. Bratislava 0 (SO)
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, SO Loss, 27/27, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 12 GP, 3-6-3, 1 SO, 2.22 GAA, .916 sv%

    Jaroslav Janus suffered a shootout loss in a rare double-shutout after conceding to 5 of 8 shooters in the penalty shot session. Ex-Isles second rounder Mikko Koskinen got the victory at the other end of the rink for Novosibirsk.

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    Western Hockey League

    Calgary Hitmen 4 @ Saskatoon Blades 1

    D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 16 GP, 2-5-7, E, 10 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

    Rangers pick Adam Tambellini, son of former NHLer and recent Oilers GM Jeff Tambellini, had two goals and an assist for Calgary, who defeated the Blades in Saskatoon, 4-1.

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    Jokerit 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 4
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 29/30, 1.00 GAA, .967 sv%
    Season totals: 24 GP, 16-2-4, 3 SO, 1.51 GAA, .945 sv%

    Czech forward Jan Kovar had 2 goals and 3 points to pace Magnitka in a 4-1 pasting of KHL newcomer Jokerit Helsinki. Ex-Oilers prospect Linus Omark had the only goal of the match for Jokerit.

  • 7 weeks 12 hours ago

    Wichita Thunder 2 at Tulsa Oilers 3 SO

    F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (ECHL): 5 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 8 PIM, 10 SOG
    Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

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

    Despite a 2-0 lead in the 1st period, Wichita gave up goals to Tulsa in both the 2nd and 3rd period and eventually lost in the shootout. Bolt prospect Danick Gauthier was the first shooter for the Thunder in the shootout, but failed to convert. Wichita lines up against Rapid City next Friday.

  • 7 weeks 12 hours ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sarnia Sting 5 @ North Bay Battalion 8

    D Anthony DeAngelo, SAR: 0-2-2, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 11 GP, 3-11-14, -1, 26 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

    Sarnia held a 5-2 lead in the second period before giving up the game’s final six goals. Two of those goals were late empty-netters. DeAngelo had two assists and is tied for fourth in the OHL for points by a defenseman. Mitchell Vande Sompel (2015 eligible) of Oshawa leads with 19 points in 16 games.

    Barrie Colts 3 @ Peterborough Petes 6

    D Dominik Masin, PBO: 1-1-2, E, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 13 GP, 3-5-8, -6, 31 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

    Masin (pictured) scored the game’s opening goal and added an assist to help the Petes to a 6-3 win over visiting Barrie on Sunday.

  • 7 weeks 12 hours ago

    Northeastern Huskies 3 @ No. 15 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 6 GP, 1-6-7, -4, 2 PIM
    2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

    Peca had an assist in the Bobcats’ 4-3 win over Northeastern to complete the weekend sweep over the Huskies. QU won 3-2 on Saturday. This one got ugly at the end of the game with some roughing penalties and misconducts. Peca got a roughing minor for his part in the scrum.

  • 7 weeks 17 hours ago

    Magnitogorsk 5 vs. Ekaterinburg 4 (OT)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 21/25, 3.82 GAA, .840 sv%
    Season totals: 23 GP, 15-2-4, 3 SO, 1.53 GAA, .943 sv%

    Ex-Wings farmhand Francis Pare scored 2:57 into OT to allow Magnitka to best Ekaterinburg 5-4. Former Oilers first rounder Alexei Mikhonov had 2 goals and 3 points in defeat for Ekaterinburg.

    Kazan 6 vs. Kahnty-Mansiysk 1
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 20 GP, 7-3-10, -4, 6 PIM

    Nikita Gusev was -1 in 17:55 of ice time as Yugra was pasted by Kazan 6-1. He did lead all Yugra skaters with 5 shots on goal. Kazan was paced by 2 goals and 4 points by former Thrashers first rounder Alexander Burmistrov.

    CSKA 3 vs. Mytischi 1
    Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 9 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

    Dmitry Korobov had a minor for holding in 17:28 of ice time in Mytischi's 3-1 loss to CSKA. Ex-Preds first rounder Alexander Radulov had 2 helpers for CSKA.

    Bratislava 4 vs. Vladivostok 1
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 23/24, 1.00 GAA, .958 sv%
    Season totals: 11 GP, 3-6-2, 0 SO, 2.46 GAA, .908 sv%

    Ex-Lightning prospect defenseman Michal Sersen had 1 goal and 1 assist for Slovan in their decisive 4-1 win over Vladivostok. Despite a very underwater win-loss mark, Jaroslav Janus has a respectable 2.46 GAA and .908 sv% so far this year.

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