Game Night Results

  • 28 weeks 4 days ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Barrie Colts 2 @ Sudbury Wolves 4

    D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 58 GP, 10-22-32, +18, 115 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

    Barrie sits in fifth in the Eastern Conference, currently matched up with No. 4 North Bay.

  • 28 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 10 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-5-6, +7, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits, 10/14 FO, *First Star*
    Season totals: 42 GP, 25-70-95, +47, 41 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    Wow. Less than a week after fellow Lightning prospect Matt Peca had a six-point game for Quinnipiac University, Drouin set a new regular season career high with a six pointer in Sydney. Drouin scored the game’s opening goal, then added five assists before the end of the second period. His five assists in a game were also a regular season career high. He had six assists in a playoff game last season. He didn’t play much in the third period tonight with Halifax holding a 10-0 lead entering the final frame. Drouin’s teammate, Nikolaj Ehlers, had a hat trick for the third straight game. Drouin, who was named the NHL's top prospect in The Hockey News' Future Watch issue, currently has a 9-game point streak in which he has 24 points.

  • 28 weeks 6 days ago

    Tomorrow's a big day.

    TB-2
    STL-4

    Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 28 shots for the loss. Hard to be upset with Ben when the team in front of him allows the Blues to stickhandle at will through the slot.

    First Period
    7:08 TB Killorn (15), (Purcell)
    14:49 TB Johnson (18), (St Louis, Hedman)(PP)

    Second Period
    3:32 STL Berglund (11), (Schwartz, Tarasenko)
    17:04 STL Oshie (15), (Steen, Pietrangelo)(SH)

    Third Period
    3:47 STL Steen (29), (Backes, Oshie)
    19:21 STL Tarasenko (19), (Backes, Schwartz)(EN)

    I'm not even going to look at the standings right now, because it's irrelevant if the Lightning don't fix what they're doing right now. On the one hand, they had 2-0 leads in 3 of the 4 games of this road trip and had a 1 goal lead going into the Third Period of the other. So, they manufactured situations on the road where they should have been able to get a fair number of points. That said, the defensive zone coverage looks like a dumpster fire and that contributes to the Lightning's pretty poor possession performance on this road trip. That manifested itself in the form of just 17 shots tonight. You can't win that way.

    Tomorrow's a huge day. It's trade deadline day, obviously, and the gigantic hole in the Lightning's defense has never been more obvious. Radko Gudas' play has tailed off the past couple of months and with Gudas hurt tonight, the situation got even worse. I'm of the opinion it's management malpractice if Steve Yzerman doesn't at least get an established bottom pair NHL defenseman tomorrow who can fill in on the second pair on nights like tonight when one of the top-4 are out hurt. Ideally, he'd get a legit top-4 who can also give the Lightning's shaky PK a backbone.

    Also, Steve Yzerman has another doctor's visit with a view toward being cleared for Thursday night. The PP tonight actually looked decent until they absolutely wet the bed on Oshie's SH goal. But, in general it's been poor, and Stamkos should go a long way to fix that. As he settles back in, hopefully he'll also give the Lightning the not-so-secret weapon of being able to get a great individual effort goal at opportune times. They could've used that tonight after falling behind 3-2.

    Nikita Kucherov had 1 shot in 10:45. Honestly, that might've been the least noticeable he's been in a game all season. He is now just 2 games from graduation from prospect status on the site.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 28 weeks 6 days ago

    Last day of the KHL regular season!

    Magnitogorsk 4 vs. Novgorod 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
    Season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%

    And on the final day, Vasily rested. Koshechkin sat backup in Magnitogorsk's 4-2 win over Novgorod. Ex-Columbus pick Sergei Mozyakin led the way with 2 goals and 3 points.

    Ufa 3 vs. Chekhov 2
    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 23/25, 2.00 GAA, .920 sv%
    Season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%

    Andrey Vasilevskiy finished up his rookie season of KHL hockey right turning aside 23 shots in Ufa's 3-2 win over Chekhov. Ex-NHLer Ivan Vishnevsky had the eventual game winner for Ufa.

    St. Petersburg 1 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 44 GP, 8-6-14, -6, 10 PIM

    Nikita Gusev capped his first full season at the KHL level with a game winning, power play goal to lift Yugra to a 2-1 upset win over SKA St. Petersburg. Gusev played 11:24 in the match. He finishes the regular season with 8 goals after averaging just 9:58 of ice time in 44 games.

    Bratislava 2 vs. Zagreb 3
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, 29/32, 3.01 GAA, .906 sv%
    Season totals: 41 GP, 15-18-8, 2 SO, 2.86 GAA, .898 sv%

    Jaroslav Janus' season ended with a whimper as Slovan fell 3-2 to Zagreb. Ex-NHLer Jonathan Cheechoo assisted on the game-winning goal just 13 seconds into the final period of the match. It was Cheechoo's second helper of the game. Ex-Lightning defenseman Kurtis Foster also scored for Zagreb.

    Here's how the KHL playoffs shape up for the Lightning's prospects:

    In the Western Conference, Slovan Bratislava (Jaroslav Janus) finished 11th, 17 points out of the money and will not season the postseason.

    In the Eastern Conference, the late season heroics of Vasily Koshechkin allowed Metallurg Magnitogorsk to clinch the 1st seed in the conference by 8 points over divisional rival Ak Bars Kazan. Theyll face 8th seed Vladivostok, which made the playoffs in their expansion season.

    Ufa (Andrey Vasilevskiy) will get the test of being the 4th seed and will square off against 5th seed Novgorod. Both teams finished with 94 points, but Ufa got the tiebreak.

    Like Bratislava, Khanty-Mansisysk (Nikita Gusev) finished 11th in their conference and will not make the KHL's postseason tournament. They finished 14 points behind Vladivostok for the final playoff spot in the East.

  • 29 weeks 12 hours ago

    Florida Everblades 5 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 3

    W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 27 GP, 4-11-15, +2, 51 PIM

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

    W Carl Nielsen (AHL Contract), FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 36 GP, 3-5-8, -11, 49 PIM

    Florida salvaged a win to finish a three-game set with last-place Gwinnett, 1-2. Carl Nielsen was back in the lineup for the ‘Blades after sitting a handful of games. Florida sits in eighth in the Eastern Conference, tied with Wheeling but holding a three-game-in-hand advantage on the Nailers.

  • 29 weeks 19 hours ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Niagara IceDogs 5 @ North Bay Battalion 2

    D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 49 GP, 4-21-25, E, 56 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

    North Bay dropped a favorable chance at home to stay up the standings against a team struggling for playoff position. Niagara goalie Brent Moran (2014), considered one of the best undrafted goaltender prospects, stopped 28 of 30 for Niagara.

    Kingston Frontenacs 2 @ Oshawa Generals 3 (SO)

    W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 45 GP, 20-43-63, +17, 37 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

    Ikonen missed on his shootout attempt. Oshawa won the skills competition, 1-0.

  • 29 weeks 1 day ago

    Lightning leave another 2 points out on the road.

    TB-3
    COL-6

    Ben Bishop allowed 4 goals on 33 shots for the loss. No way to sugar coat it: he let the team down tonight. The GWG by Erik Johnson is a softie that simply cannot happen at that juncture of the game. Ever. Certainly it's outside of the norm for Ben this season, but that's frustrating.

    First Period
    16:49 TB Pyatt (2), (Purcell, Salo)
    17:19 COL Barrie (8), (Stastny, MacKinnon)
    19:01 COL O'Reilly (23), (Parenteau, Duchene)

    Second Period
    6:40 TB Thompson (7), (Kostka, Carle)
    17:37 TB Thompson (8), (Kostka)

    Third Period
    5:12 COL Holden (5), (O'Reilly, Duchene)(PP)
    16:05 COL Johnson (8), (unassisted)
    19:06 COL Holden (6), (Talbot)(EN)
    19:53 COL Stastny (19), (MacKinnon, Landeskog)(EN)

    That's upsetting. That's 3-4 points, between this game and the Nashville game, that the Lightning could've easily had that they squandered. Take a look at the standings and you'll see that's the difference between the current 5 point lead on the last team out of the playoffs and an 8-9 point cushion. That's a big, big difference. Self-inflicted sloppiness and bad goaltending dealt the fatal wounds tonight. I didn't think they had a great chance coming into this game with Filppula not returning, but they put themselves in position to win and they should've gotten not less than a point out of this one. That hurts.

    Mike Kostka had 2 assists and was +1 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 12:11. Win if you can. Survive if Mike Kostka lets you.

    Vladislav Namestnikov was -1 with 3 shot and 1 hit and he was 55% on draws in 8:40. I'm shocked to see he only had 8:40 of ice time, as that was a very active 8:40 of ice time with multiple scoring opportunities and some very active work in the offensive zone. He's really settled in now, although that might be all for nothing because with Filppula and Stamkos coming back this week, it's no secret Vladdy's probably going back down.

    Nikita Kucherov was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 11:35. He had the tying goal on his stick on the PP down 4-3 off a glorious setup from Marty and he shot it wide. He's missing these critical chances by fractions of inches in key times, and I'm starting to worry about his psyche, because his confidence level as a sniper is being seriously tested right now.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 29 weeks 1 day ago

    Syracuse's point streak is snapped at 6 games.

    SYR-0
    ADK-3

    Anders Lindback allowed 3 goals on 19 shots for the loss. If all goes to plan, he'll be recalled either later tonight or early tomorrow and Kristers Gudlevskis will be returned to Syracuse.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    ADK Gervais, (8) (Akeson, McGinn), 1:35
    ADK McGinn, (18) (Manning, Akeson), 12:31

    Third Period
    ADK Matczak, (1) (Akeson, VandeVelde), 13:46

    Syracuse sees the opportunity to get back to .500 slide by the boards. Syracuse's next game is Friday, the night after Steven Stamkos is supposed to return in Tampa Bay. Presuming Valtteri Filppula is also back for the Lightning by then, one would presume Gudlevskis may be joined by 1-2 players from the Lightning to bolster the Crunch for next weekend.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 29 weeks 1 day ago

    Magnitogorsk 1 vs. Kazan 0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 33/33, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%

    Make it back-to-back shutouts and back-to-back 1-0 wins for Vasily Koshechkin as he and Magnitogorsk defeated Kazan today 1-0. Czech forward Jan Kovar scored the game winner for Metallurg. Koshechkin is 5th in the KHL in save percentage and leads the pack in shutouts.

    Ufa 1 vs. Dynamo Moscow 3
    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
    Season totals: 27 GP, 13-8-5, 3 SO, 2.22 GAA, .923 sv%

    Alexei Volkov got the call in net today for Ufa in their 3-1 loss to Dynamo Moscow. Ex-Leafs draft pick Leo Komarov assisted on Dynamo's 2nd and 3rd goals as they pulled away for the win.

    Mytischi 5 vs. Khanty-Mansisysk 1
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansisysk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 43 GP, 7-6-13, -6, 10 PIM

    Yugra continued to look unimpressive emerging from the Olympics break as they were again crushed, this time by Mytischi by a score of 5-1. Ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin had a helper in the win for Mytischi. Nikita Gusev played 17:50 in the loss.

    Bratislava 0 vs. Spartak Moscow 3
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Loss, 21/24, 3.01 GAA, .875 sv%
    Season totals: 40 GP, 15-17-8, 2 SO, 2.86 GAA, .898 sv%

    Jaroslav Janus and Bratislava have appeared to hit another speed bump in their season, stumbling out of the Olympic break. Today they fell 3-0 to Spartak Moscow.

  • 29 weeks 1 day ago

    Florida Everblades 4 @ Gwinnett Gladiators 5

    W Danick Gauthier, FLA: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 26 GP, 4-11-15, +3, 49 PIM

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

    W Carl Nielsen (AHL Contract), FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 35 GP, 3-5-8, -11, 49 PIM

    Florida allowed two power play goals in the final minute of the second period and that ended up being their undoing. They were up, 3-2, before the two goals against. The second of those goals sparked a semi-line brawl. Still no sign of Carl Neilsen or Jordan Henry, both on AHL contracts with Syracuse. The Everblades have dropped to 10th in the conference. Gauthier missed Friday's game against Gwinnett. The Gladiators have won the first two of three games against the 'Blades this weekend. These are bad losses for Florida as the Gladiators are significantly in last place in the division.

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