Game Night Results

  • 29 weeks 2 days ago

    Lightning won't be able to nickel and dime their way into the playoffs.

    TB-3 (SO)

    Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 20 shots before surrendering goals to 1 of 2 shooters for the SO loss. Hedman absolutely hung him out to dry with a bad pass off the end boards that ricocheted out in front on an innocuous play for an easy Erat tap in, and that ended up making a big difference in the game.

    First Period
    11:26 TB Johnson (20), (Palat, Brewer)(SH)

    Second Period
    1:01 PHX McMillan (2), (Yandle, Doan)
    19:07 TB Palat (16), (Callahan, Aulie)

    Third Period
    2:13 PHX Erat (2), (unassisted)
    7:48 PHX Boedker (16), (Vermette, Michalek)
    19:22 TB Palat (17), (Filppula, Carle)


    PHX- Vrbata
    TB- NONE

    Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan were the game's first and second stars. Their line (along with Filppula) and the Pyatt line were good tonight. It's just a shame that Palat, Filppula, and Callahan came up dry in the shootout.

    With all that said, 25 minutes of hockey isn't good enough. The team played a very good First Period, sleepwalked through the Second and most of the Third, and only woke up once they fell behind 3-2. They salvaged a point, but that wasn't good enough. With the spot they are in, they need 2's, not 1's. Period. Urgency needs to be there right now, and it hasn't always been on display.

    Mike Kostka had 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 19:13 of service with Gudas out and Salo leaving the game in the First Period. He nearly set up Palat for a OT GWG and a hat trick with a point shot that left a nice rebound. Good decision-making on that play.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 29 weeks 2 days ago

    Nadezhda Cup
    Bratislava 1 vs. Dinamo Minsk 2
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, No Decision, 26/27, 1.01 GAA, .963 sv%
    Regular season totals: 41 GP, 15-18-8, 2 SO, 2.86 GAA, .898 sv%
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 1.01 GAA, .963 sv%

    Slovan Bratislava had the rare loss at the hands of an Empty Attacker goal as they tried desperately to win in regulation to keep their Nadezhda Cup hopes alive. However, Alexei Kaluzhny's goal with 12 seconds left in regulation gave Dinamo Minsk the victory. Ex-NHLer Miroslav Satan scored Bratislava's goal, their lone tally of the two game Qualification Round pairing against Minsk. Minsk moves on to play Mytischi in the next round while Bratislava is done.

  • 29 weeks 2 days ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sudbury Wolves 1 @ North Bay Battalion 4

    D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 52 GP, 4-25-29, +6, 56 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

    Blujus tied last year’s point total of 29, and is just five points off his career-high of 34, set in his draft year.

    Barrie Colts 2 @ Niagara IceDogs 5

    D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 60 GP, 10-24-34, +19, 115 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

    Dotchin was on the ice for both Colts goals and none of Niagara’s five. He was hurt last game, but not enough to keep him out of Sunday’s contest.

    Mississauga Steelheads 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 5

    W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 50 GP, 22-45-67, +17, 49 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

    Ikonen (pictured) earned second star honors for scoring a goal and adding three assists vs Mississauga. His goal was the insurance marker for the Fronts with just over two minutes remaining in regulation.

  • 29 weeks 3 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    With the score tied late in the third period, Vlad Namestnikov shook his defender and posted up in the slot.

    When the pass arrived on his tape, the Syracuse Crunch forward wasted no time shooting it past Binghamton Senators netminder Andrew Hammond. The goal with 2:42 remaining capped a three-goal third period, as the Crunch topped the Senators, 4-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Sunday afternoon.

    "We had a good cycle and (Brett Connolly) passed it to (Jonathan Marchessault) behind the net," Namestnikov said. "He spun off his defenseman and found me in front of the net."

  • 29 weeks 3 days ago

    The pieces start to fit together?


    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 36 shots for the victory. He gave his team a chance, holding them to within 2 of the Sens going into the final frame before the offense ramped up and delivered him some precious goal support.

    First Period
    BNG Prince, (17) , 3:15 (PP)
    BNG Puempel, (22) (Da Costa), 14:35 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Paquette, (16) (Namestnikov, Gudlevskis), 8:18 (PP)
    BNG Da Costa, (14) (Puempel, Stone), 12:40

    Third Period
    SYR Paradis, (3) (Sergeev, Angelidis), 7:42 (PP)
    SYR Connolly, (14) (Labrie, Angelidis), 12:59
    SYR Namestnikov, (17) (Marchessault, Connolly), 17:18

    Vladislav Namestnikov, Brett Connolly, and Mike Angelidis were the game's three stars. Today also marked the first point for new acquisition Jonathan Marchessault and the team also announced the signing of 22 year old left wing Yanni Gourde, who was a point a game player for Worchester in 25 games this season before being cut loose by the Sharks. Gourde and Marchessault, like Conacher and Johnson before them, fit the mold of undersized, skilled, and inexpensive prospects the Lightning have had huge success cultivating. Both should figure prominently into the rebuilding of the Crunch next season.

    Box score from

  • 29 weeks 3 days ago

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    (1)Magnitogorsk 5 vs. (8)Vladivostok 3
    Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 2-0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 32/35, 3.01 GAA, .914 sv%
    Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 0 SO, 2.01 GAA, .935 sv%

    Ex-Capitals draft pick Oskar Osala had a couple of assists in Magnitogorsk's 5-3 win over Vladivostok in Game Two of their opening round series. Ex-Red Wings farmhand Francis Pare also had a goal for Metallurg. Vladivostok got a goal in defeat from former Devils first rounder Nicklas Bergfors.

    (4)Ufa 0 vs. (5)Novgorod 1
    Novgorod Leads the Series 2-0
    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Loss, 17/18, 1.01 GAA, .944 sv%
    Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 2.04 GAA, .913 sv%

    Ex-Phoenix first rounder Krys Kolanos scored the game's only goal as Novgorod defeated Ufa 1-0 in Game Two of their opening round series. Andrey Vasilevskiy was the recipient of the hard-luck loss, stopping 17 of 18 in the contest.

  • 29 weeks 4 days ago

    Harvard Crimson 1 @ No. 16 Yale Bulldogs 2
    ECAC Tournament – First Round

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

    Yale eliminated the Crimson, ending Harvard’s season. Hart finishes the season with seven goals and 15 points in 30 games. He is expected to return to Harvard for his junior season.

    Miami RedHawks 2 @ Denver Pioneers 1

    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 2 @ No. 9 North Dakota 1

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 27 GP, 5-8-13, +3, 8 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    WMU upset UND at home, 2-1. With St. Cloud State winning tonight, the Huskies are the NCHC champs and top seed in next week’s conference tournament. UND will play Colorado College.

    No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2 @ Ohio State Buckeyes 2

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Tie, 41 saves on 43 shots
    Season totals: 32 GP, 22-4-6, 1.91 GAA, .934 sv%, 3 SO
    2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

    Wilcox set a new career high for saves in a game with 41. The Gophers have a 5 point lead on Wisconsin heading into their series with Michigan next weekend. OSU won the shootout on Saturday, 1-0.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 29 weeks 4 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.

  • 29 weeks 4 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

  • 29 weeks 4 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.

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