Game Night Results

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Shawn Chambers.

    STJ-1
    NOR-2

    Jaroslav Janus allowed just 1 goal on 21 shots for his 12th straight victory and 20th of the season. For the moment, Janus moves into a tie with several others for 11th in the AHL with 20 wins.

    First Period
    STJ Gagnon, (13) (Redmond, DeSantis), 2:11 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Palat, (9) (Picard, Killorn), 15:42

    Third Period
    NOR Devos, (6) (Labrie, Conacher), 10:41

    Philip-Michael Devos, Ondrej Palat, and Janus were the game's three stars.

    22 straight wins! You probably all thought I was going to go with Dan Boyle, right? No, I kicked it really old school with the Shawn Chambers reference.

    Norfolk will be raising at least one banner to the rafters of Scope in the Fall. They've just about clinched the East Division (1 point gained or 1 point lost by Hershey will do it), and they've just about put a lid on the Eastern Conference as a whole, as well. By sweeping this 2 game set against the IceCaps, they shrunk their magic number for the conference by 8 points. They now hold a 15 point lead on St. John's, with just 8 games left on the IceCaps' schedule. St. John's can't catch the Admirals in ROW, which means that the next point earned by the Admirals or lost by St. John's will just about clinch the #1 seed in the East for the Admirals. They also temporarily have opened up a 10 point lead on Oklahoma City, with the Barons currently in action and winning. The magic number for the top spot in the entire AHL is 6 points.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    MHL Western Conference Semifinals (Russia Jr.)
    CSKA Jr. 6 @ Cherepovets Jr. 4
    CSKA Jr. Leads the Series 2-1
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Playoff totals (MHL): 6 GP, 3-1-4, -2, 0 PIM
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    After a rather quiet first 5 games of the MHL playoffs, Nikita Kucherov broke out today with a power play goal and an even strength goal in CSKA Jr.'s Game Three win over Cherepovets Jr. Game Four is scheduled for Saturday.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    OHL

    W1-London Knights 8 @ W8-Windsor Spitfires 3
    OHL First Round – London wins best of seven series 4-0

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    After Windsor stayed close in the first three games, London finally broke out of their “offensive slump” and put up a snowman on the Spits in Game 4 to complete the sweep of their first round series. Fans and followers of the Knights, who are loaded at forward, have been wondering where the offense has been the last few weeks. Hopefully for the Knights they found what they were looking for. Namestnikov had a goal and an assist in Game 1 but has been quiet since. He did have a helper in Game 4. London and Brampton are the only teams to advance so far in the OHL playoffs.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Hard to waste a hat trick.

    TB-4
    NJ-6

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 6 goals on 34 shots for the loss before giving way to Sebastien Caron who stopped all 4 shots he faced the rest of the way.

    First Period
    TB Malone (16), (Stamkos, Hedman), 19:16

    Second Period
    NJ Zubrus (17), (Elias)(SH), 3:07
    TB Malone (17), (Brewer), 4:40
    NJ Josefson (2), (Carter, Clarkson), 6:54
    TB Malone (18), (Hedman), 10:13
    NJ Kovalchuk (33), (Henrique, Parise), 13:26
    NJ Zidlicky (2), (Kovalchuk, Elias)(PP), 14:37

    Third Period
    NJ Ponikarovsky (13), (Salvador), 2:25
    NJ Clarkson (29), (Ponikarovsky, Henrique), 6:05
    TB Smith (2), (Wallace, Aulie), 19:51

    Ryan Malone was the game's second star. Good for him to give himself a fighting chance to get to 20 goals by the season's end.

    It's good to have Vincent Lecavalier back.

    As of this minute, the Lightning would pick 9th, but they're in a 4-way tie with Anaheim, the Islanders, and Carolina at 77 points. So, they could easily be in 6th position soon, and they're just 2 points ahead of Toronto, which would pick 5th. There's a certain defenseman from Red Deer I think is going 4th or 5th, at the latest, in this draft. So, while losing stinks, it might be for a good purpose.

    Keith Aulie had a helper and 2 hits in 11:58.

    Trevor Smith had a goal, 1 shot, and 2 hits in 16:01.

    J.T. Wyman had 2 hits in 16:56. Smith and Wyman are legitimate contenders, along with about a half dozen other forwards, for a spare number of spots on the Lightning in camp next season, in my opinion. We'll see another contender, J.T. Brown, make his debut this weekend.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Finals (Russia):
    Ex-NHLer Stan Chistov had the capping, empty net goal for Chelyabinsk in their 3-1 Game One win over Omsk. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo, now a Flames property, allowed 2 goals on 20 shots in defeat for Avangard. Nikita Nesterov did not play in the match for Traktor. Game Two is Saturday.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    1-Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ 16-Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1
    QMJHL First Round – Saint John wins best of seven series 4-0

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (holding), 5 SOG, 1 Hit
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 5-2-7, +3, 2 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    The good news for Cape Breton is it’s over. Saint John “only” scored five goals against them in Game 4, after scoring 13, 8 and 8 in the first three games. Gauthier scored his fifth goal of the series in Game 4. The Sea Dogs will face Baie-Comeau in the quarterfinals.

    3-Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4 @ 14-Gatineau Olympiques 3 (OT)
    QMJHL First Round – Blainville-Boisbriand wins best of seven series 4-0

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (roughing), 2 SOG, 3 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, -7, 10 PIM
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 6-26-32, -13, 55 PIM

    In what was probably the last junior game of his career, Adam Janosik (pictured) had a goal, assist, and was named second star as the Olympiques couldn’t hold a lead and fell to the Armada in overtime. A former third round pick of the Lightning, Janosik is up for a contract from the Lightning. If he’s not signed by June 1, he goes back in the draft. He could be signed by AHL Norfolk to a tryout agreement and play and practice with the team, or be assigned to ECHL Florida. There doesn’t appear to be any open spots with either club, however. Perhaps he’s brought in to practice with his future team.

    4-Victoriaville Tigres 4 @ 13-Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5 (OT)
    QMJHL First Round – Baie-Comeau wins best of seven series 4-0

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: Did not play
    Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals (MON, VIC): 62 GP, 2-9-11, -16, 73 PIM

    Tigres fans have to be furious after their fourth-seeded club just got swept by the 13th-seeded team. At least this game was close, won in overtime by the Drakkar. The previous game was a blowout. Milan did not play in Game 4, which made Game 3 the final game of his junior career. He’s already signed to an NHL contract and like Janosik could join the organization in some fashion this year with a tryout agreement. If not, he’ll join next season. It’s been a disappointing year statistically for Milan, who had 40 points last season. While signed for his defense, few expected him to finish with 11 points in 62 games, especially in the wide-open QMJHL.

    OHL

    E1-Niagara IceDogs 3 @ E8-Oshawa Generals 5
    OHL First Round –Best of seven series tied 2-2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (hooking)
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, -2, 2 PIM
    Season Totals (OS, OSH): 48 GP, 2-17-19, +8, 24 PIM

    Coyotes pick and Team Canada WJC veteran Mark Visentin allowed five goals on 23 shots as Niagara had their 2-0 series lead completely erased by eighth-seeded Oshawa. Columbus pick Boone Jenner, a favorite of Bolt Prospects heading into the draft last summer, had a goal and two assists for the Gens. Former Lightning draft pick Brock Beukeboom was scoreless in Game 4 for Niagara. His rights were traded to the Blues in the Eric Brewer trade last year. He had 16 points in 47 games for Niagara this season.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Gwinnett Gladiators 2 @ Florida Everblades 0

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 34 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 2 SOG, 2 PIM (roughing)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 0-10-10, -7, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

    Despite outshooting Gwinnett 30-19 the ‘Blades dropped a 2-0 decision to the conference’s top team on Wednesday. Florida is two points ahead of Wheeling for the fifth seed in the East. They have already clinched a playoff spot. Sebastien Piche had his three-game goal scoring streak come to an end. Goaltender Pat Nagle was backup to John Muse. Nagle hasn’t played since March 2.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Bob Halkidis (yes)!

    STJ-0
    NOR-2

    Dustin Tokarski stopped all 32 shots he faced for the victory. In Saturday's game, he broke his previous mark for wins, and tonight's shutout, his 5th, sets a new personal best for shutouts as a pro. He also ran his winning streak to 10 games and ran his save percentage for the year up to .911. He leads the league in wins by 3 at 29 and he's now tied for second in shutouts, 1 back of Ottawa's Ben Bishop.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NOR Palat, (8) (Barberio, Johnson), 12:27 (SH)
    NOR Panik, (19) (Ouellet, Johnson), 17:34 (PP)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Tokarski and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and second stars. While Johnson saw his goals streak snapped tonight, he ran his points streak to 13 games.

    Don't look now, but with 40 points, Richard Panik is now tied for 15th in scoring amongst AHL rookies. The Panik attack is 1 goal shy of the magic 20 goal plateau.

    Happy Birthday to Ondrej Palat, who celebrated with the game winning, shorthanded goal.

    Among the wonderful things the Admirals win streak has already done, we can add this blog's first ever reference to former Lightning defenseman Bob Halkidis.

    Standings-wise, the Admirals' magic number for clinching the division has now dropped to 2 points. A Norfolk win Friday or a Wilkes-Barre Scranton loss to Connecticut gets it done. In the conference, tonight's critical 4-point win did a lot to advance things for the Admirals, as they dropped that magic number from 10 to 6 with a single victory. A win Friday will make everything almost elementary. Norfolk could run their lead on St. John's to 15 points, with only 8 games remaining on the IceCaps' schedule, and there would be no way for St. John's to catch the Admirals in ROW, meaning the magic number will actually drop to 1.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    SM-liiga Quarterfinals (Finland):
    (5)Assat 1 @ (4)JYP 4
    JYP Wins the Series 4-0
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 3-0-0, 0 SO, 1.67 GAA, .951 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    Riku Helenius got the day off as backup Joni Myllykoski stopped 28 of 29 shots in JYP's series-clinching Game Four 4-1 win. Former Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a goal and was the game's second star.

    JYP and Jokerit are already through to the SM-liiga Semifinals. In the other two series, top seed KalPa is up on Espoo Blues 3-1 and Karpat is up 3-1 on Lahti Pelicans. The Semifinal round begins next Wednesday, April 4th.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    1-Saint John Sea Dogs 8 @ 16-Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2
    QMJHL First Round – Saint John leads the best of seven series 3-0

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 3 Hits, *First Star*
    Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 4-2-6, +3, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    Mercy. Saint John crushed Cape Breton for the third straight game, this time 8-2. They’ve scored 29 goals in three games. Gauthier was first star for his two goals on Tuesday. Minnesota prospect and former Sharks pick Charlie Coyle also had two goals to give him eight goals and 12 points in three games. He had an assist taken away from his six point game in Game 1. The slaughter will likely end Wednesday in Sydney in Game 4.

    3-Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 8 @ 14-Gatineau Olympiques 5
    QMJHL First Round – Blainville-Boisbriand leads best of seven series 3-0

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -8, 8 PIM
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 6-26-32, -13, 55 PIM

    Janosik’s junior career may only have one game left in it as the Armada are on the verge of a sweep in their first round series with Gatineau. Game 4 is Wednesday night in the Olympiques barn. Janosik’s assist was his first point of the playoffs.

    4-Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ 13-Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5
    QMJHL First Round – Baie-Comeau leads best of seven series 3-0

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0 -1, 2 PIM (slashing), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals (MON, VIC): 62 GP, 2-9-11, -16, 73 PIM

    Fourth-seeded Victoriaville fell in an 0-3 hole in the series to the 13th seed, and did it by allowing a snowman in Game 3. The Tigres coach is likely in hot water considering Victoriaville had Memorial Cup aspirations not too long ago. The Drakkar can sweep the Tigres on Wednesday in Game 4.

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