Game Night Results

  • 16 weeks 4 days ago

    Crunch goalscoring runs dry against rival Utica.


    Louis Domingue allowed 2 goals on 25 shots for the hard luck loss.

    First Period

    Second Period
    0:54 UTI Chaput (9), (Molino, Wiercioch)
    5:16 SYR Condra (4), (Peca, Verhaeghe)
    16:54 UTI Molino (2), (Cassels)

    Third Period

    Domingue was the game's second star.

    After scoring eight against Belleville, it's crazy the Crunch offense ran aground tonight. They almost went shotless in the First Period, ultimately being awarded just one shot on frame in the opening 20 minutes, and things just never got rolling from there beyond the obligatory 15 shot score-effects effort in the Third Period.

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  • 16 weeks 5 days ago

    The Crunch get a visit from the snowman with the merlot hat. Not purple. Merlot.


    Louis Domingue allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for the win. Goal support!

    First Period
    3:39 BEL White (5), (Werek)
    5:42 SYR Masin (5), (Peca, Verhaeghe)
    11:27 SYR Bournival (9), (Volkov, Condra)
    15:22 SYR Condra (3), (Joseph, Cirelli)
    15:59 SYR Bodie (3), (Peca, Volkov)

    Second Period
    3:34 SYR Stephens (6), (Bournival, Volkov)
    11:56 SYR Joseph (6), (Masin, Condra)
    14:27 BEL Murray (4), (Reinhart, Blunden)(PP)
    17:41 SYR Peca (6), (Verhaeghe, McBain)(PP)

    Third Period
    13:22 SYR Bodie (4), (Verhaeghe, Joseph)(PP)

    Matthew Peca, Erik Condra, and Mat Bodie were he game's three stars. Condra returned to the lineup and the Crunch were clearly a little spicy from their loss on Wednesday against Laval. Eight goals later they surely feel a little satisfaction.

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  • 16 weeks 6 days ago

    Lightning get two points they earned the hard way.

    TB-4 (SO)

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 21 shots before denying booth shooters he faced for the SO win. Puck luck bit him with the own goal by Girardi and the double deflection on the Brassard goal.

    First Period
    6:31 OTT Ryan (4), (unassisted)

    Second Period
    11:59 TB Johnson (9), (Kucherov, Hedman)
    14:34 OTT Ceci (5), (Brassard, Claesson)
    15:40 TB Gourde (11), (Conacher, Killorn)

    Third Period
    5:59 OTT Brassard (9), (Karlsson, Stone)(PP)


    TB- Point, Stamkos

    Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov were the game's first and third stars.

    The score doesn't reflect the degree to which the Lightning dominated MOST of the game. The opening 20 minutes were pretty fractured and saw a lot of the same breakout issues and turnovers that plagued the team over the prior four periods of hockey between Colorado and Las Vegas. They got pretty unlucky on the Girardi own goal, but honestly they probably deserved to be down after that opening frame. From there, the team really took off the remaining 40 minutes of regulation and had total control of OT. The finishing wasn't there tonight, but they outchanced Ottawa by a roughly 2:1 margin by the time the contest was over. In a perfect world they'd have wrapped it up in regulation, but ultimately the two points are the thing.

    The Lightning have 6 games remaining in this 10-game segment of the season to collect 6 more points to make it a successful one. Good spot to be.

    Yanni Gourde had a goal and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 1 hit in 12:52. Really went to the high traffic areas hard tonight and got rewarded.

    Jake Dotchin had 2 penalty minutes, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 18:42. Not going to lie: he was simply not good tonight. Some pretty heinous turnovers. Maybe that's a product of the flu bug, but that wasn't pretty.

    Mikhail Sergachev had 1 shot in 20:38. Seems like he's spiking up over 20 minutes quite a bit lately, which is good to see.

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  • 16 weeks 6 days ago

    Rocket score 3 unanswered to pull away from Crunch.


    Louis Domingue allowed 4 goals on 24 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    0:28 LAV Cracknell (5), (Terry, Scherbak)
    17:06 SYR Peca (5), (McBain, Thomas)(PP)

    Second Period
    5:46 LAV Scherbak (4), (Taormina, Terry)(PP)
    15:55 SYR Joseph (5), (Verhaeghe)
    16:45 LAV Cracknell (6), (Terry, Scherbak)

    Third Period
    7:00 LAV Lernout (1), (Cracknell)
    14:08 LAV Terry (14), (Lernout)(EN)

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  • 17 weeks 1 day ago

    Minnesota State High School League

    Edina Hornets 5 @ Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders 2

    F Sammy Walker, EDN: 1-1-2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals (HS): 8 GP, 9-13-22, 4 PIM
    Season Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 6 PIM
    Committed to: University of Minnesota

    Walker scored and added a power play assist as the Hornets used a three-goal 2nd period to make the difference in a road win at Highland Arena in St. Paul against the Raiders of Cretin-Derham Hall.

    I failed to post the results of Edina’s 10-7 win against Elk River last Friday night, the second game of a three-in-three for the Hornets at the Edina Classic tournament, in which Walker exploded for five goals and six points. Forward Jack Perbix, brother of Bolt Prospect Nick Perbix, had three assists for the Elks in that game. The younger Perbix is 2018 draft eligible and a Notre Dame commit, was a 1st round pick by the Green Bay Gamblers in the 2016 USHL Futures Draft. Edina’s next game is Boxing Day (Dec 26th) against the Minnetonka Skippers.

  • 17 weeks 1 day ago

    Lightning come up snake eyes in first trip to Sin City.


    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 36 shots for the loss. He was, in my mind, uncharacteristically average tonight in a game where the team in front of him really needed the bail out.

    First Period
    7:43 TB Stamkos (13), (Hedman, Kucherov)(PP)
    19:13 TB Namestnikov (14), (Kucherov, Hedman)(PP)

    Second Period
    10:07 LV Neal (17), (Perron, Theodore)(PP)
    18:21 LV Marchessault (12), (Perron, Theodore)(PP)

    Third Period
    4:42 LV Haula (13), (Theodore, Perron)(PP)
    16:08 TB Hedman (4), (Stamkos)
    19:57 LV Theodore (2), (Marchessault, Haula)(PP)

    Whether tonight was because of a flu big running through the team, which led to Tyler Johnson and Jake Dotchin being late scratches, or a couple of long nights on The Strip, that was the Lightning's worst effort since the debacle in Boston. That they had any opportunity at all to steal a point after Fleury's gift of a soft goal at all was mildly remarkable. The team just played a very lightweight game. Soft passes and over-stickhandling leading to a bevy of turnovers coming out of their own end and they just didn't have the puck enough to merit a victory. How they managed 38 shots on Fleury I have no clue because it seemed like they barely had the puck and what little they did they were either turning it over, icing it, or chipping it up the boards just to relieve the pressure.

    With that said, awfully ticky tack call on Coburn that led to the GWG. Gallant had a minor hissy fit on a prior call on Engelland that was an absolutely appropriate call and he was rewarded with the make up whistle. In the grand scheme, the Lightning probably deserved the result they got, but in that moment that call was mildly atrocious.

    Slater Koekkoek had 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 8:50. Didn't have a great First Period. Didn't seem to see the ice much thereafter.

    Yanni Gourde had 1 blocked shot and was 44% on 9 draws in 21:33.

    Mikhail Sergachev had 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 1 hit in 14:11. If he's ill, that's a fair excuse, but he was brutal tonight coming out of his own end. His turnover that led to his penalty that led to Vegas' third goal would've gotten a lot of rookies benched (if not demoted). There's a line where confidence with the puck bleeds over into utter stupidity. Sergachev leapt over that boundary a few times tonight.

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  • 17 weeks 3 days ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    ** Note: Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie) and Taylor Raddysh (Erie) are away from their respective teams for the 2018 WJC tournament.

    Peterborough Petes 2 @ Hamilton Bulldogs 5

    W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 4/6 FO
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 10-4-14, -18, 6 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

    Former Maple Leaf prospect Nikita Korostelev scored twice for the Petes, but the Bulldogs lit the lamp four times in the first period and cruised to a 5-2 victory over a struggling Peterborough team. As one-time East Division leaders, the Petes are now winless in their last five, and have only won three games in their last 10. Meanwhile, Hamilton, the now East Division leader, has won five straight and 8 of their last ten, and only the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds with a 20 game win streak is hotter in the OHL.

  • 17 weeks 4 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4

    C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 13/19 FO
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 11-25-36, +25, 14 PIM
    ’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

    After the Mooseheads and Screaming Eagles exchanged a pair of goals, sixteen-year-old Xavier Parent (2019 draft eligible) notched his 8th goal of the season in what would be the game winner. Somppi collected his 25th assist of the season on a Patrick Kyte (undrafted) goal, eclipsing last year’s total of 24 in 33 fewer games, on pace for about an 80-point season.

    Ontario Hockey League

    ** Note: Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie) and Taylor Raddysh (Erie) are away from their respective teams for the 2018 WJC tournament.

    Barrie Colts 5 @ Niagara Ice Dogs 3

    W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG, 6/12 FO
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 11-17-28, +10, 10 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

    Three times the Ice Dogs drew within a goal of the Colts after Barrie jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Aaron Luchuk (undrafted), acquired Thursday from the Windsor Spitfires, scored the opening goal, his 3rd goal and 5th point for the Colts since the trade.

    Western Hockey League

    ** Note: Brett Howden (Moose Jaw) and Cal Foote (Kelowna) are away from their respective teams for the 2018 WJC tournament.

    ** Note: Libor Hajek is away from his team (Saskatoon) attending the Team Czech Republic's WJC Selection Camp in Niagara Falls, Ont, and is expected to make the final team roster.

    Brandon Wheat Kings 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 7

    C Brett Howden, MJ: Did not play
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 13-18-31, +14, 18 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

    D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 34 GP, 6-10-16, +25, 34 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

    Brayden Burke (undrafted) notched a 5-point night and both Jayden Halbgewachs (undrafted) and Vince Loschiavo (undrafted) scored 2 goals each as the Warriors put up a touchdown on the Wheat Kings.

    United States Hockey League

    ** Note: Nick Perbix and Cole Guttman are away from their respective USHL teams this week for the World Junior A Challenge tournament.

    Minnesota State High School League

    Eden Prairie Eagles 1 @ Edina Hornets 7

    F Sammy Walker, EDN: 0-3-3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals (HS): 7 GP, 3-11-14, 2 PIM
    Season Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (USHL): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 6 PIM
    Committed to: University of Minnesota

    Walker (pictured) doled out three assists, two on the power play, Liam Malmquist (uncommitted) tallied a hat trick, and Jett Jungels (Northern Michigan commit) as the Hornets put up a touchdown on the Eagles. Edina’s next game is Tuesday (Dec 20th) against the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders.

  • 17 weeks 4 days ago

    Lightning make garbage time more exciting than necessary.


    Peter Budaj allowed 5 goals on 37 shots for the win. I wasn't in love with a couple of goals he gave up in garbage time to make this one more interesting than necessary. He did really come through with some situational saves late in the game, but that wasn't a Picasso by Budaj. Dogs Playing Poker, perhaps.

    First Period

    Second Period
    9:11 TB Kucherov (23), (Hedman, Gourde)
    9:30 TB Stralman (3), (Johnson, Sergachev)
    11:22 TB Hedman (3), (Kucherov, Dotchin)
    13:21 TB Gourde (10), (Killorn, Conacher)
    14:16 COL Landeskog (11), (Yakupov, Zadorov)

    Third Period
    2:29 TB Stralman (4), (Gourde, Point)
    4:58 COL Landeskog (12), (Barrie, MacKinnon)
    7:17 COL Landeskog (13), (Barrie, Rantanen)(PP)
    9:22 COL MacKinnon (14), (Barrie, Landeskog)(PP)
    11:32 TB Sergachev (8), (Palat, Stralman)
    14:14 COL MacKinnon (15), (Zadorov, Landeskog)

    Anton Stralman and Victor Hedman were the game's second and third stars.

    I applaud the ruthlessness of the Lightning's Second Period performance to establish the three goal lead after 40 minutes. That's typically a death sentence for the team that trails and that was the case again tonight. I don't applaud the mix of sloppiness, iffy goaltending, and creative officiating that led to that wild and eventful Third Period. I just hope that final frame doesn't foreshadow some bad performances down the road. There's peaks and valleys over the course of a season, and the Lightning have been on a peak for the last little while.

    Yanni Gourde had 1 goal and 2 assists and was +1 with 2 shots in 15:35. He was also 50% on 6 draws.

    Jake Dotchin had a helper and was a gaudy +4 with 3 shots, 5 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 17:37.

    Mikhail Sergachev had the GWG and was +1 with 3 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 15:37.

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  • 17 weeks 4 days ago

    Rough Second Period snaps Crunch winning streak.


    Connor Ingram allowed 4 goals on 33 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    17:53 SYR Peca (4), (Joseph, Cernak)

    Second Period
    11:44 LV Conner (5), (Varone, Martel)
    14:48 LV Knight (6), (O'Neill, Aube-Kubel)
    16:32 LV Carey (15), (Lindblom, Conner)(PP)

    Third Period
    12:55 SYR Lynch (7), (Verhaeghe, Volkov)
    14:17 LV Martel (16), (Knight, Aube-Kubel)

    The Crunch got the 1-0 lead after 20 minutes and you just kind of expected them to win again. But, in the end, they have a bad middle frame and get outshot 33-24. All good things come to an end. Time to start another winning streak next time out.

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