Game Night Results

  • 10 weeks 6 days ago

    Sport 0 vs. HPK 4
    Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
    Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

    Ex-Preds pick Juuse Saros turned aside all 35 shots he faced in HPK's 4-0 win over Sport. Ex-Sharks 7th rounder had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win.

  • 11 weeks 9 hours ago

    Lightning PP undermines them again.


    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 28 shots for the loss. He kept the game close and gave the Lightning a chance, particularly in the Second Period, but the team had no chance when he couldn't maintain contact by keeping out the third goal.

    First Period
    12:11 TB Nesterov (1), (Palat)

    Second Period
    7:04 LA Kopitar (12), (Lewis, McNabb)

    Third Period
    3:36 LA Nolan (4), (King, Shore)
    13:59 LA Carter (16), (Doughty, King)
    19:23 TB Johnson (21), (Kucherov, Hedman)

    The Lightning power play, which has been around 12% for the past couple of months, is evidently < 3% on the backside of back-to-back games. < 3%? It's hard to imagine a professional power play that bad (sans, of course, Syracuse's). The power play is so bad right now, it actually generates momentum for the other team. It's inexcusably bad, in fact.

    One night after stepping up and starting to take the bull by the horns, Steven Stamkos gets the puck taken off of him high in the offensive zone on the play that ended up transitioning into the Kings' lead goal. I don't mean to unfairly single anyone out, but he's got to be better.

    Luke Witkowski was -2 with 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 10:25. One night after his best performance of his young NHL career, he got crumpled behind his net in the First Period and subsequently co-donned the goat horns by backing down too much in the face of the rush on the Kings' lead goal.

    Nikita Nesterov had his first NHL goal and was +1 with 4 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 2 hits. It was a mixed bag of good and bad. Overall, you have to praise the assertiveness and whatever mistakes he made were mistakes of commission rather than tentative mistakes.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 11 weeks 15 hours ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    It was Family Day in Ontario, so the OHL had lots of afternoon games for people with the day off.

    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Sarnia Sting 0

    D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM
    With SSM: 15 GP, 5-21-26, +14, 28 PIM
    With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
    Season totals: 44 GP, 15-49-64, +15, 93 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

    DeAngelo returned from an automatic one-game suspension for removing a helmet in a fight to score a goal against his former team and extend his point streak to 13 games. DeAngelo, who tied his career high for goals in a season, was honored before the game for his 3 ½ years with the Sarnia organization. His parents made the trip to the game for the ceremony. DeAngelo told the Sarnia broadcast during an intermission interview that (paraphrased) while his junior career is ending with the Soo, he’ll be remembered for his time with Sarnia, which is an honor.

    Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Guelph Storm 5 (OT)

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 49 GP, 16-18-34, -10, 91 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

    This one will hurt. Windsor outshot the Storm 50-36, but Guelph scored the game-tying goal in the final minute of regulation then won in overtime. The Spits are two points out of a playoff spot in the West.

    North Bay Battalion 2 @ Peterborough Petes 3

    D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 44 GP, 7-18-25, -12, 64 PIM
    2013-14 totals (Czech U20): 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

    Peterborough came back from a 2-0 hole to defeat the Battalion, 3-2. The Petes are now tied for the last playoff spot in the East. Masin continues to consistently hit the scoresheet in the second half. As was expected, he’s taken off in the latter half of his first North American season:

    First 29 games: 5-8-13, -21
    Last 15 games: 2-10-12, +9

  • 11 weeks 1 day ago

    The biggest win of the season thus far.


    Ben Bishop sparkled, allowing just 2 goals on 35 shots for the victory. He chose a good night to uncork a bottle of '13-'14 Bishop: an excellent vintage, for sure.

    First Period
    19:44 TB Stamkos (30), (Stralman, Filppula)

    Second Period
    7:12 TB Killorn (12), (Callahan, Stamkos)
    10:27 SJ Couture (21), (Nieto, Irwin)

    Third Period
    0:10 TB Palat (12), (unassisted)
    11:38 SJ Burns (15), (Marleau, Thornton)(PP)
    16:19 TB Paquette (12), (Filppula, Garrison)
    17:40 TB Callahan (17), (unassisted)(EN)

    Victor Hedman, Steven Stamkos, and Ryan Callahan were the game's three stars. Remember what I wrote after the Blues game debacle? The part about the Lightning needing Hedman and Stamkos to step up and be the team's best players? Remember how I also said that when Stamkos is on his game, he makes Ryan Callahan so much better? Case it point: tonight. It wasn't the complete game from either player, but it was a good game from both Hedman and Stamkos, with Stamkos playing an integral role in manufacturing the Lightning's initial 2-0 lead and setting the tone for success. Along with Bishop playing well, you saw the triumvirate that could take the Lightning deep in the playoffs. If those three play well, the Lightning are almost impossible to beat, because it takes pressure off the d-corps and allows the ThatDisputedName/Triplets/AnotherLoveTKO line (I'm not getting into the middle of that mess) to be in a position where they just need to chip in 1 goal instead of carrying the bulk of the scoring load for the Lightning to win.

    Beyond those top two lines, you also got a key insurance goal from Cedric Paquette and Jonathan Drouin looking incredibly dangerous all game long, including ringing a post that nearly put the Lightning up 3-0.

    Luke Witkowski had 1 shot, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 18:52. To go through a game against the Sharks and play nearly 19 minutes and stay pretty unblemished is solid. It portends good things. Witkowski could be this Lightning team's Nolan Pratt. That's the type of guy you need if you want to win championships: a bottom pair guy who can go up and play second pair minutes when pressed into service and give you some grit, hustle, and steadiness.

    Nikita Nesterov was +1 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 15:28. He got stone cold robbed of his first NHL goal by Niemi in the First Period.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 11 weeks 1 day ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Val-d’Or Foreurs 8 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 7 (SO)

    C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 18/24 FO, 0 Hits
    With Sherbrooke: 24 GP, 14-19-33, -8, 26 PIM
    With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
    Season totals: 43 GP, 15-32-47, -13, 42 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

    Sherbrooke erased a 4-goal deficit they faced entering the third period, only to lose the extra point in the skills competition.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Niagara IceDogs 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 1

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 48 GP, 16-18-34, -9, 91 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

    Islanders pick Josh Ho-Sang came back to his old stomping grounds and had two assists to earn first star honors and pace the IceDogs to victory. There was never any doubting his skill in Windsor, just his ability to play within a team concept.

  • 11 weeks 1 day ago

    HC Sparta Praha 7 vs. PSG Zlin 6 (OT)
    Jaroslav Janus, Sparta Praha, Win, 12/13, 2.93 GAA, .923 sv%
    Season totals (CZE): 2 GP, 1-1-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .909 sv%
    Season totals (KHL): 25 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 3.01 GAA, .891 sv%

    Jaroslav Janus made 12 saves in relief for the victory in Sparta Praha's 7-6 win over Zlin. Janus entered the game with 30 seconds left in the Second Period. Ex-Leafs pick Karel Pilar had 3 assists in the win for Praha. Ex-Blues forward Petr Cajanek had a pair of goals in defeat for Zlin.

  • 11 weeks 1 day ago

    Magnitogorsk 3 vs. Togliatti 4 (OT)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, OT Loss, 21/25, 3.75 GAA, .840 sv%
    Season totals: 48 GP, 30-9-6, 5 SO, 1.79 GAA, .936 sv%

    Ex-Leafs fifth rounder Dmitry Vorobiev scored the OT winner, his first goal of the season, in Lada Togliatti's 4-3 OT win over Magnitogorsk. Undrafted Czech national Jan Kovar scored a pair of goals in defeat for Magnitka.

    Chelyabinsk 4 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 2
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 20-15-35, +1, 12 PIM

    Nikita Gusev assisted on a goal by ex-Dallas Stars defenseman Phillip Larsen in Yugra's 4-2 loss to Traktor Chelyabinsk. It was Larsen's second goal of the contest. Gusev played 17:48 in the defeat. Ex-NHLer Stan Chistov had a goal for Traktor in the win.

  • 11 weeks 1 day ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 @ Plymouth Whalers 0

    D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: Did not play
    With SSM: 14 GP, 4-21-25, +11, 28 PIM
    With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
    Season totals: 43 GP, 14-49-63, +12, 93 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

    DeAngelo served his one-game suspension for removing a helmet during a fight. The Greyhounds were also without Edmonton super prospect Darnell Nurse, yet still shut out the Whalers.

    Peterborough Petes 5 @ Belleville Bulls 7

    D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 43 GP, 7-17-24, -14, 64 PIM
    2013-14 totals (Czech U20): 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

    Jordan Subban (Canucks) had two goals to pace the Bulls to a win over the Petes.

    Western Hockey League

    Moose Jaw Warriors 0 @ Kelowna Rockets 6

    C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 44 GP, 23-35-58, +5, 38 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

    Oilers first rounder Leon Draisaitl had two goals and four points and Tyson Baillie (undrafted) had two goals to lead the Rockets to a blowout win over Moose Jaw.

    Calgary Hitmen 2 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 1

    D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 44 GP, 5-20-25, +10, 20 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

    Calgary returned to its winning ways after having its 9-game win streak snapped last game.

  • 11 weeks 2 days ago

    Cornell Big Red 3 @ No. 14 Harvard Crimson 3

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 24 GP, 6-5-11, +1, 17 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

    Cornell fought back to earn a tie with Harvard Saturday. The Crimson outshot the Big Red, 38-29.

    No. 3 Boston University Terriers 3 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 4

    D John MacLeod, BU: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 25 GP, 2-6-8, +12, 42 PIM
    2013-2014 totals (USHL): 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

    John MacLeod had two assists Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to keep UNH from earning a weekend split with the Terriers. The Wildcats had a 4-0 lead Saturday before BU started their comeback.

    No. 9 Denver Pioneers 3 @ No. 2 North Dakota 3 (OT)

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 26 GP, 9-5-14, +7, 25 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

    UND blew the 3-1 lead they entered the third period with and settled for an overtime tie with visiting Denver. The Pioneers won the just-for-show shootout.

    Clarkson Golden Knights 1 @ No. 13 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 30 GP, 5-25-30, +1, 23 PIM
    2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

    Quinnipiac won its 20th game of the year (20-8-2), defeating Clarkson on Saturday.

    No. 12 Michigan Wolverines 0 @ Minnesota Golden Gophers 2

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 26 saves on 26 shots, shutout, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 29 GP, 16-8-3, 2.50 GAA, .905 sv%, 4 SO
    2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

    The Gophers won their fourth in a row while completing a sweep of No. 12 Michigan. Wilcox matched last year’s career-high shutout total with his fourth of the season.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 11 weeks 2 days ago

    No love in Norfolk.

    NOR-2 (OT)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the OT loss. He also stopped a penalty shot in the game, as well. It's another quality start for Gudlevskis, who has eked his save percentage up to .901. That actually matches his save percentage last season in the AHL before being recalled to the Lightning after Bishop's injury.

    First Period
    SYR Sergeev, (1) (Ashton, Cote), 5:19

    Second Period
    NOR Karlsson, (5) (Noesen, Manson), 7:47 (PP)

    Third Period

    NOR Karlsson, (6) (Etem), 3:33

    Artem Sergeev notched his first AHL goal of the season, while Carter Ashton got his first point with the Crunch since his re-acquisition from the Toronto organization. Baby steps for the suddenly offense-starved Syracuse Crunch.

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