Game Night Results

  • 26 weeks 6 days ago

    Crunch find no love in Norfolk.

    SYR-0
    NOR-2

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the loss. It's impossible to win a game if the team in front of you doesn't score for you.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NOR Rakell, (11) (Smith-Pelly, Etem), 4:01

    Third Period
    NOR Smith-Pelly, (17) (Etem), 6:41

    Norfolk outshot Syracuse 26-17 in the contest. 17 shots on goal simply won't get it done against a quality opponent like the Norfolk Admirals.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 27 weeks 12 hours ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Gatineau Olympiques 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit, 13/27 FO
    Season totals: 35 GP, 21-55-76, +30, 41 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    Drouin added two more assists to his season total as the Mooseheads beat visiting Gatineau, 5-1. Nikolaj Ehlers (2014) had two goals for Halifax and was named first star. The Swiss import player has 75 points in 52 games as a rookie. Halifax had five goals on 18 shots.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Windsor Spitfires 2 @ North Bay Battalion 3

    D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 51 GP, 13-33-45, +42, 34 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

    D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 41 GP, 4-18-22, +3, 44 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

    North Bay exacted some revenge on Windsor, who beat the Battalion in the Spitfires’ home arena last game. Blujus had a goal and two assists in the mini-series; Koekkoek had two assists.

    Barrie Colts 9 @ Niagara IceDogs 2

    D Jake Dotchin, BAR: Did not play
    Season totals: 49 GP, 9-20-29, +22, 105 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

    Dotchin was not in the lineup. He suffered an upper body injury last week. Andreas Athanasiou (Red Wings), a former teammate of Vlad Namestnikov in London, had five goals in the game for Barrie. He has 40 goals this year and is one of the fastest players in the league.

  • 27 weeks 1 day ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5 (OT)

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-3-3, +2, 7 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits, 10/19 FO
    Season totals: 34 GP, 21-53-74, +29, 41 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    Drouin was charged with an instigator penalty on top his fighting major, then received an automatic 10-minute misconduct for his crimes. He returned to the game in overtime and promptly set up Darcy Ashley for the game-winning goal. Unofficially, Drouin has four 10-minute misconducts in the last few weeks when including the World Junior tournament where they give out 10-minute misconducts for checks-to-the-head. On Wednesday night he fought Justin Haché (6-0, 178) after Haché leveled young star Nick Ehlers with a hit. It was Drouin’s first Q fight; Haché’s ninth. Watch highlights via John Moore.

  • 27 weeks 5 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 6

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 0 Hits, 10/21 FO
    Season totals: 33 GP, 21-50-71, +27, 34 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    Drouin was held without a point for the second straight game – one night after shutout loss to Rimouski. This is the first time Drouin has gone consecutive games without a point in the regular season since March of 2012, so more than one and a half seasons. He went consecutive games without a point in the QMJHL finals last year.

    Quebec Remparts 4 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 2

    C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 2/4 FO, 0 Hits
    Season totals: 42 GP, 20-39-59, E, 61 PIM
    2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM

    Erne scored his 20th goal of the season in a win over Sherbrooke. Erne’s teammate, Rangers prospect Anthony Duclair, scored his 48th and 49th.

    Ontario Hockey League

    North Bay Battalion 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 6

    D Dylan Blujus, NB: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 40 GP, 4-17-21, +3, 44 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

    D Slater Koekkoek, WSR: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 50 GP, 13-33-45, +42, 32 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 42 GP, 6-23-29, -24, 28 PIM

    Blujus was named second star but his fellow Lightning prospect, Slater Koekkoek, celebrated a win. The two will likely be teammates in AHL Syracuse next season.

    Sarnia Sting 2 @ Kingston Frontenacs 4

    W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 41 GP, 18-38-56, +16, 37 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

    Ikonen scored a highlight reel goal on a shorthanded penalty shot in the second period that extended the Fronts’ lead to 4-1. Ikonen did the Forsberg… but roofed it. Watch.

  • 27 weeks 5 days ago

    Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Miami RedHawks 2

    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

    Jimmy Mullin was a scratch for Miami. WMU completed the 2-game weekend sweep of Miami.

    Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 6 @ No. 16 North Dakota 3

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -2, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 19 GP, 4-4-8, -2, 6 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    UNO coach Dean Blais, former head coach of North Dakota, was ejected from the game.

    St. Lawrence Saints 3 @ No. 3 Quinnipiac Bobcats 2

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 30 GP, 10-15-25, +6, 16 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

    Peca scored for the third straight game, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Bobcats to a home win over unranked St. Lawrence.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 27 weeks 5 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Trailing 4-2 heading into the final period, the Syracuse Crunch started to play desperate hockey.

    The Crunch, who dropped eight out of the nine contests coming into the game, needed a rally. Syracuse outshot Springfield 19-2 in the third period and scored three times to force overtime.

    But a shot tipped in front of goalie Allen York spoiled the Syracuse comeback, as the Falcons topped the Crunch, 6-5, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

  • 27 weeks 5 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Rimouski Oceanic 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 0 (SO)

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 2 Hits, 8/19 FO
    Season totals: 32 GP, 21-50-71, +28, 34 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    Rimouski got 42 saves from Philippe Desrosiers through three periods and overtime, then Desrosiers stopped all three Mooseheads shooters (including Drouin) in the shootout to propel the Oceanic to a 1-0 win in front of a sold out Halifax crowd.

    Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Quebec Remparts 2 (SO)

    C/W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 3/4 FO, 3 Hits
    Season totals: 43 GP, 19-38-57, -1, 59 PIM
    2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM

    The Tigres won the shootout, 2-1. Erne did not shoot for Quebec.

    Ontario Hockey League

    North Bay Battalion 1 @ Plymouth Whalers 5

    D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 39 GP, 3-16-19, +2, 42 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

    Blujus had his first minus-rating game since New Year’s Day (13 games).

    Ottawa 67’s 3 @ Barrie Colts 7

    D Jake Dotchin, BAR: Did not play
    Season totals: 49 GP, 9-20-29, +22, 105 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

    Dotchin was not in the lineup on Saturday. He suffered an upper body injury last game.

  • 27 weeks 6 days ago

    No one can call the Syracuse Crunch quitters.

    SPR-6
    SYR-5 (OT)

    ECHL loaner Allen York allowed 6 goals on 23 shots for the OT Loss. I'll let you all speculate on whether Desjardins or Gudlevskis would have performed better under the circumstances.

    First Period
    SPR Prout, (1) (St. Denis, Miller), 3:19
    SYR Paradis, (1) (Rankin, Cote), 5:45
    SPR Skille, (6) (Jacques, Chaput), 9:18 (PP)

    Second Period
    SPR Jacques, (7) (Prout, Bass), 8:50
    SPR Aleardi, (6) (Thompson, Chaput), 12:55
    SYR Tyrell, (6) (Richard, Korobov), 15:36 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Rankin, (11) (Richard, Sustr), 8:19 (PP)
    SPR Miller, (1) (Marchessault), 14:35
    SYR Angelidis, (8) (Tyrell, Connolly), 15:46
    SYR Mormina, (3) (Richard), 17:28

    Overtime
    SPR Prout, (2) (Marchessault, Bass), 3:52

    Dana Tyrell and Evan Rankin were the game's second and third stars.

    Springfield is the top team in the Northeast Division. Syracuse is last in the East Division. Syracuse came into this game with an ECHL loaner goaltender. They came into this game without Namestnikov on top of all the other players they lost due to recalls. They fell behind 4-1 more than halfway through the Second Period. Would've been easy to make an excuse and quit. They battled back and got it to 4-2 headed into the Third Period. Then Springfield cuts the comeback off making it 5-3 with less than 6 minutes to go. "Nice try, better luck next time, boys?" No. They found a way to tie it up with 2 goals late and Panik hit a post in OT before they finally surrendered the OT winner.

    Springfield is the top team in the Northeast Division. Syracuse is last in the East Division. The Crunch outshot them 41-23. No one can accuse the Syracuse Crunch of being quitters.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 27 weeks 6 days ago

    Lightning manufactures a huge win when the absolutely had to have one.

    DET-2
    TB-4

    Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 33 shots for the victory. As with the victory against Montreal, if this doesn't get you fired up about Ben Bishop nothing will. The guy's hurt, and Cedrick Desjardins was telling everyone who would listen he was going to start tonight. Bishop showed physical bravery and mental toughness outlasting Howard and the Wings in a game the Lightning had to have. They couldn't lose this game. Their backs were against the wall and, depleted or not, they had to win this game. Bishop willed them over the finish line to the Olympics break. Simply inspiring.

    First Period
    17:18 DET Alfredsson (14), (Datsyuk)

    Second Period
    1:44 TB Palat (13), (St Louis, Hedman)(PP)
    11:19 DET Jurco (3), (Sheahan, DeKeyser)
    17:14 TB Pyatt (1), (Salo, Brown)

    Third Period
    16:49 TB Killorn (14), (Purcell, Pyatt)
    18:57 TB Palat (14), (Johnson, Salo)(EN)

    Bishop and Ondrej Palat were the game's first and second stars.

    Was that the Lightning's best game of the season tonight. No. Absolutely not. There were several stretches in this contest where they were owned, territorially, by the Wings. But, the effort was there. They scratched, they clawed, they held on by their fingernails, and they got the break they needed on the Pyatt goal to have a tie game going into the Third Period before they manufactured Killorn's greasy goal.

    It's huge. I can't tell you how different this feels being at 71 points in 3rd in the East, 8 points up on 9th place going into the break as opposed to 69 points and being in a Wild Card spot by just 6 points. The win tonight gives the Lightning 8 points 8 games going into this segment of the season. They still would have to win both remaining games in this segment to hit that magical 12 points you'd like them to have, but they had 3 insurance points going into this segment, so they just need 1 more point in the next 2 games to be where they want to be heading into the stretch run of the season. That's a stretch run where, once the 3 weeks of the Olympics break is up, they should get back a healthy Anders Lindback, a healthy Valtteri Filppula (who had a fractured ankle and not a hurt hip, as I speculated after the Leafs game), and knock-on-wood a healthy Steven Stamkos, to say nothing of Bishop getting an opportunity to heal (his back must be incredibly sore from carrying this team). So, they'll be rested and healed and have a ton of home games to play, especially in March. Catching Boston for the Atlantic Division title may be extremely difficult now after this last little slump, but pinning down the 3 seed and sailing into the playoffs in solid shape is now entirely do-able.

    Young team. Flagging health. Flagging confidence. They had to have the win. Great win. Big win. Huge win.

    Mark Barberio was -1 with 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 18:13. I wasn't thrilled with his game tonight. When the possession tilts against the Lightning, Barberio becomes a liability and not a plus. But, you know, he's one of those guys who fought and clawed his way through the game. So, there's that.

    J.T. Brown had a helper and was +1 with 5 shots in 14:57. Sooner or later shots are going to start going in for J.T., and then watch out. Teams have no answer for his speed and work ethic. None. And, he showed his skill a bit tonight undressing Brian Lashoff to create a First Period breakaway. He just can't seem to find the finish.

    Vladislav Namestnikov had 1 hit and was 50% on 6 draws in 11:55. It seemed to me like he needed to make a quick adjustment to the size/strength at this level in the NHL in the First Period, but once that sunk in he looked fairly comfortable, even landing a huge hit on Brendan Smith in the Third Period. Namesy's not quite there in terms of his play without the puck, especially on the defensive end, but you could clearly see he's going to be an NHLer in the cup of coffee he got tonight helping the team get a huge win.

    Nikita Kucherov had 3 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 12:06. He did just about everything, along with Brown, but score tonight including drawing a penalty shot where he was stopped on a deke to his backhand. Like Brown, when they start going in for Kucherov he's going to go nuts.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 27 weeks 6 days ago

    Dartmouth Big Green 0 @ Harvard Crimson 3

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 21 GP, 2-7-9, -6, 16 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 4-13-17, +1, 10 PIM

    Hart started the game on the top line for the Crimson, who shut out visiting Dartmouth, 3-0.

    Western Michigan Broncos 5 @ Miami RedHawks 2

    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

    Jimmy Mullin was a scratch for Miami. Former Lightning camper Austin Czarnik – a junior free agent – had two assists for the RedHawks.

    Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 @ No. 16 North Dakota 4

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-4-8, E, 6 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    O’Donnell played wing next to Panthers pick Rocco Grimaldi and scored his fourth goal of the year.

    No. 14 Clarkson Golden Knights 3 @ No. 3 Quinnipiac Bobcats 6

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 2-1-3, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 29 GP, 9-15-24, +7, 16 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 39 GP, 15-15-30, +14, 36 PIM

    Peca had three points for the second consecutive games as the Bobcats handled the Knights, 6-3, on ESPN3. I caught the second half of the third period, just in time for Peca’s shorthanded assist. He intercepted a pass in the neutral zone and carried the puck straight at a defenseman in the slot. He tried a one-on-one move, but the puck was knocked behind him. Kellen Jones picked up the loose puck and wristed home a shot under the crossbar. The announcers talked about Peca’s abilities and how “yeah, he’s good” and “he’ll go pro” in a “isn’t it obvious” kind of way. They also joked that they’d tell friend Steve Thomas of the Lightning that Peca needs to stay in Connecticut for another year.

    No. 1 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1 @ No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers 2

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 25 saves on 27 shots
    Season totals: 27 GP, 18-4-5, 1.97 GAA, .930 sv%, 3 SO
    2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

    For the second straight night, Wisconsin got a third period goal to beat the top-ranked Gophers, 2-1.

    *USCHO poll used

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