Game Night Results

  • 26 weeks 2 days ago

    Western Conference Quarterfinals
    (7)Novgorod 1 vs. (2)Jokerit 0
    Novgorod Leads the Series 2-1
    Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Regular season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

    Carter Ashton was scoreless in 16:25 of ice time in his KHL playoff debut, a 1-0 Game Three win over Jokerit. Veteran KHL netminder Ilya Proskuryakov stopped all 31 shots he faced for the shutout win.

    (6)St. Petersburg 3 vs. (3)Yaroslavl 0
    St. Petersburg Leads the Series 2-1
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

    Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 15:15 of ice time in SKA's 3-0 Game Three win over Yaroslavl. Ex-Panthers pick Evgeny Dadonov had a pair of helpers in the win. Ex-Isles pick Mikko Koskinen turned aside all 29 shots he faced for the shutout. Star forward Ilya Kovalchuk again was out of the lineup for SKA after being stripped of his captaincy.

  • 26 weeks 2 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 2

    W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM, 4 SOG, 5 Hits
    Season totals: 52 GP, 30-33-63, +7, 74 PIM
    2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

    Yan hit the 30-goal mark for the second straight year and also set a career high for penalty minutes in a season during the Cataractes’ 3-2 home loss to the Tigres.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Mississauga Steelheads 5 @ Oshawa Generals 4 (OT)

    C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 18/27 FO, *First Star*
    Season totals: 53 GP, 18-32-50, -15, 25 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

    Cirelli was first star in the Gens’ overtime loss to Mississauga Wednesday. His assist came after he dangled through two defenders and his shot trickled to the goal line. A teammate banged it home. He scored his 18th goal of the season earlier in the game on a wrist shot from just outside the Stamkos circle. Oshawa gave up the tying goal with two seconds left in regulation.

  • 26 weeks 3 days ago

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    (2)Magnitogorsk 2 vs. (7) Ekaterinburg 0
    Series Tied 1-1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 20/20, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 1 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%

    Welcome to the 2016 playoffs, Vasily Koshechkin. The veteran turned aside all 20 shots he faced in his first taste of this year's post season to stake Magnitka to a 2-0 Game Two win over Ekaterinburg. Ex-Caps pick Oskar Osala had the winning goal.

  • 26 weeks 3 days ago

    Western Hockey League

    Vancouver Giants 3 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 5

    D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 64 GP, 7-18-25, -27, 44 PIM
    With Vancouver: 50 GP, 7-15-22, -17, 34 PIM
    With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

    Thomas is getting dangerously close to the minus-30 mark.

    United States Hockey League

    Sioux City Musketeers 1 @ Tri-City Storm 4

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, -2, 17 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 30 GP, 0-23-23, -7, 51 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
    (University of Minnesota signee)

    Zuhlsdorf got in a fight in his third game back from a concussion, accumulating 17 minutes in penalties when a 10-minute misconduct was tacked on to his fighting major vs Wade Allison (and earlier minor penalty).

  • 26 weeks 4 days ago

    Workmanlike effort keeps the Lightning on pace.


    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 30 shots for the victory. His lone goal against was a little unlucky deflection on a point shot off a faceoff loss, otherwise this would've been a shutout. This was his sharpest performance in his past several starts, in my opinion.

    First Period
    12:38 TB Stamkos(26), (Callahan, Killorn)

    Second Period
    19:55 TB Paquette(4), (unassisted)(PS)

    Third Period
    4:06 AZ Martinook(8), (Stone, Doan)

    Ryan Callahan and Cedric Paquette were the game's first and second goals.

    Paquette's smooth finish on the penalty shot at the end of the Second Period was crucial to helping the Lightning fend off the smash and grab attempt by the Coyotes. Domingue played really well in net for Arizona and I think it's always tough for shooters when they have to go against a goaltender who catches righty. You tend to be hard wired to shoot for rebounds stick side from distance, especially coming off the right wing, and those shots get swallowed up easily by a wrong-handed netminder. Domingue had to be that good because the Lightning came out storming in the First Period and had a possession advantage they maintained for pretty much the entire game.

    The victory caps this sixth 10-game segment of the season with a 4-game winning streak to put the Lightning at exactly the 12 points you ask for out of the set. So, while it looked more than dicey just a week ago, the Lightning remain exactly on the number they need to be on to make the playoffs comfortably. So, they advance on: 12 in 10, do it again.

    Jonathan Marchessault played 12:54 and saw his 3-game point streak snapped.

    Nikita Nesterov was +1 with 3 shots, 2 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 14:59. He looked so good tonight in the offensive zone, especially in the 4-on-4 situation. But, man alive, he looked so bad with the puck in his own end. He had a critical turnover in the Third Period passing blindly out of his corner that he's very fortunate Arizona didn't make more of. He's now 4 games shy of graduation from prospect status on the site, by my count.

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  • 26 weeks 4 days ago

    SaiPa 4 vs. KalPa 6
    Jonne Tammela, KalPa, DNP
    Season totals: 34 GP, 4-7-11, +8, 16 PIM

    Undrafted 28 year old forward Janne Keranen had a hat trick for KalPa in their wild 6-4 win over SaiPa. Ex-Stars pick David McIntyre had 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat for SaiPa. KalPa is currently 8th on the Liiga table, 10 points ahead of the playoff cut line, but 6 points shy of an opening round bye.

  • 26 weeks 4 days ago

    KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
    (2)Jokerit 4 vs. (7)Novgorod 3
    Series Tied 1-1
    Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
    Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Regular season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

    Ex-NHL'er Niko Kapanen had a goal and 3 points to pace Jokerit in their 4-3 Game Two win over Novgorod. Ex-NHL'er Nikolai Zherdev had a goal in defeat for Novgorod.

    (3)Yaroslavl 2 vs. (6)St. Petersburg 3
    Series Tied 1-1
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

    Playing without star forward Ilya Kovalchuk, who was sent home by Head Coach Sergei Zubov for poor performance in the playoff opener, SKA defeated Yaroslavl 3-2 to even their first round playoff series at 1-1. SKA stormed out to a 3-0 lead in the contest that included a tally by ex-Canucks pick Sergei Shirokov. Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 14:41 in the contest.

  • 26 weeks 5 days ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    (2)Magnitogorsk 1 vs. (7)Ekaterinburg 2
    Ekaterinburg Leads the Series 1-0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
    Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%
    Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

    Caps first rounder Ilya Samsonov allowed 2 goals on 27 shots in Magnitogorsk's 2-1 Game One loss to Ekaterinburg. 24 year old undrafted forward Alexander Pankov scored both of Ekaterinburg's goals while ex-NHL'er Alexander Semin had Magnitka's lone marker.

  • 26 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Shawinigan Cataractes 7 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 2

    W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season totals: 51 GP, 29-33-62, +6, 70 PIM
    2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

    Yan set a new career high for assists in a season with 33. He’s closing in on his high for points at 64. Sunday was his first multipoint game since January 10. He had 14 multipoint games before January 10.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Ottawa 67’s 1 @ Oshawa Generals 2

    C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 13/28 FO
    Season totals: 52 GP, 17-31-48, -14, 21 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

    Cirelli scored a dazzling goal in overtime to beat the 67’s, 2-1. (

    Hamilton Bulldogs 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 6

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 16-24-40, +19, 72 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

    DiGiacinto scored for the first time in 17 games as the Spits beat the Bulldogs in Hamilton, 6-2.

    Peterborough Petes 3 @ North Bay Battalion 9

    D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 46 GP, 8-19-27, +29, 42 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

    D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 49 GP, 3-17-20, -2, 46 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

    Dominik Masin set a new career high for points in a season, but it came in a losing cause – big time – to North Bay, 9-3.

    Western Hockey League

    Swift Current Broncos 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5

    C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 37 GP, 29-43-72, +23, 19 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

    Point had three assists and free agent linemate Dryden Hunt had a hat trick and an assist to lead the Warriors over Swift Current, 5-1. Hunt, a 6-1 forward who reportedly has at least four NHL teams after him, has five hat tricks in his last eight games. He would be a good match for the Lightning system if Steve Yzerman is interested. He’s had luck signing free agent prospects out of the WHL before (Tyler Johnson).

    Kelowna Rockets 3 @ Vancouver Giants 4 (SO)

    D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 63 GP, 7-18-25, -24, 44 PIM
    With Vancouver: 49 GP, 7-15-22, -14, 34 PIM
    With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
    2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

    The Giants blew a 3-0 lead, but got the second point in the shootout.

  • 26 weeks 6 days ago

    Lightning come up big at winning time.


    Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 31 shots for the victory. He got fooled badly on Jordan's wraparound goal, but more than made up for it with a handful of amazing situational saves with under 3 minutes to go to preserve the win, punctuated by a rock solid right pad robbery in tight on Skinner with everything on the line. He was the difference in the game tonight, in my opinion.

    First Period
    11:10 Nordstrom(7). (J. Staal, Slavin)(SH)

    Second Period
    4:41 TB Brown(8), (Paquette, Sustr)
    8:27 TB Callahan(7), (Stamkos, Nesterov)
    12:59 CAR Jordan(1), (Skinner, Rask)

    Third Period
    14:17 TB Stamkos(25), (Johnson, Marchessault)(PP)
    19:50 TB Callahan(8), (Palat, Paquette)(EN)

    Steven Stamkos was the game's first star. How in the blue hell Bishop didn't get a star is worthy of a Congressional investigation.

    Heading into the waning days of the month of February, the Lightning seem to recognize they're getting into the winning time of the season. In the last 48 hours, I think you're starting to see a level of focus up and down the lineup that hasn't quite been there all season. It's like they realized the season was on the line and they only barely slipped the noose against Winnipeg. The power play is still a hot mess, having allowed a SH goal in three straight games, but it produced the winner when the game was in the balance. Even better, you're starting to see the vets start to carry their weight more consistently with Callahan, in particular, finding the scoresheet again tonight. It's nice to have all the young guys like Kucherov and Palat producing, but the team will go as far as the likes of Stamkos, Callahan, and Filppula can take them by balancing out the scoring and giving them multiple lines to make teams worry about.

    With one game left to go in this 10-game segment of the season, the Lightning have earned 10 of 18 points. That means a win against Arizona on Tuesday night will clinch a successful segment and keep them on track for the playoffs despite their stumbles early in this 10-game set. That would be a huge accomplishment.

    Jonathan Marchessault had a helper and was -1 with 4 hits in 17:30. He was also 33% on 6 draws. With Nikita Kucherov a surprise injury scratch, Marchessault went up on the top line with Palat and Johnson and he didn't look out of place. True, he made a poor play or two, including on the Jordan goal, but he figured mightily in the game winner and several other prime scoring chances.

    Nikita Nesterov had a helper and 2 penalty minutes with 3 hits and 1 blocked shot in 14:23. He was a train wreck in the turnover department early in the game, but thankfully settled down as things wore on and he actually got involved physically with a few good pops. All that said... get well soon Jason Garrison.

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