Game Night Results

  • 5 years 18 weeks ago

    A brave Norfolk Admirals team has nothing to be ashamed about effort-wise in this playoffs.

    NOR-3
    WBS-6

    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Wins the Series 4-2

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 27 shots, including an unsuccessful third period penalty shot by Joe Vitale in the third period. Considering the winning goal was essentially a 3-on-1, there's not much more Tic could've done tonight. He finishes the playoffs with 1 shutout, a 2.20 GAA, and a .924 save percentage, and he looks like a lock to be Norfolk's starter next season. In all likelihood, Cedrick Desjardins will be the backup in Tampa Bay next season, and Tokarski's play down the stretch seems to indicate he's the type of netminder who wants and needs to be the clear cut #1 in order to be at his best after struggling a bit as a tandem starter with Desjardins. He's regained the title of the Lightning's "Goaltender of the Future" and the priority for next season, his third pro season, will be for Tokarski to prove he can be that consistent #1 goalie before potentially moving up to the NHL in the 4th season of his pro career. At least, that seems to be what the plan is for Tic.

    First Period
    WBS Wagner, (1) (Walker, Craig), 2:13 (PP)
    WBS Wagner, (2) (Potter, Walker), 3:58 (PP)
    WBS Wagner, (3) (Wallace, Potter), 18:36

    Second Period
    NOR Pouliot, (4) (Ritola, Vernace), 14:18
    NOR Jones, (1) (Ritola, Milam), 16:03 (PP)

    Third Period
    WBS Vitale, (2) (Wallace, Collins), 7:23
    NOR Wright, (1) (Fornataro, Pouliot), 10:35 (PP)
    WBS Wallace, (1) (Vitale, Potter), 18:57 (EN)
    WBS Sill, (1) (Strait, Thiessen), 19:21 (EN)

    Marc-Antoine Pouliot was the game's third star.

    When you consider the Penguins came into this series the best team in the Eastern Conference, and the Admirals had to win their last game just to avoid having to cross over into the Atlantic Division, the Admirals have nothing to feel ashamed of in playing this series so tightly. The hard work and character of this Admirals team is worthy of mention, and the team and organization have come such a long way in 4 seasons since the Lightning started their affiliation with Norfolk.

    Coincidentally, the East's crossover team, Binghamton, just knocked off Manchester in Game 7 to advance to the Atlantic Division final against Portland. One wonders what shape a Norfolk/Manchester series might have taken if Norfolk hadn't beaten Connecticut to close the regular season.

    The big question now is what this Norfolk Admirals team will look like next season, with several of their older players facing contract decisions and several of the Lightning's best young prospects ticketed for Virginia next season.

    Will veterans like Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Chris Durno, Mike Vernace, Mathieu Roy, and Troy Milam be back with the team next year? What about long-time pros like Blair Jones, Mike Angelidis, Mattias Ritola, and Vladimir Mihalik? Mihalik and Ritola just finished their 4th years of pro hockey and Jones and Angelidis finished their 5th. Many of these players will surely have opportunities to play in European leagues next season. We know Johan Harju will, for instance, and the question is whether Johan will stay in North America after a disappointing second half. And will Kevin Quick's time in the Lightning organization be over as well?

    Conversely, the Admirals will need to free up spots for several of the Lightning's top prospects. Carter Ashton and Charles Landry have already made appearances for the club this season in the playoffs. Richard Panik and Tyler Johnson seem like locks to be in Norfolk next season, too.

    Next season could be a big change for the Admirals organization, as the last vestiges of previous regimes pass on. Change is inevitable for a minor league club, but the Admirals seem destined for even more change than is the norm. The good news is that they seem to have good goaltending locked down and even better coaching after a successful inaugural campaign by Head Coach Jon Cooper and assistant Mike Flanagan along with player development consultant Steve Thomas. This group seems to have taken a decent foundation laid by earlier teams and made it even stronger this year, and that foundation can help the new Admirals grow to be even more successful than this year's edition, in time. Look at how well guys like Mark Barberio and Radko Gudas took to the league this season. It portends good things.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 18 weeks ago

    Ain't it amazing what you can do when you don't shoot yourself in the foot at the start of every game?

    TB-8
    PIT-2

    Pittsburgh Leads the Series 3-2

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 2 goals on 33 shots for the victory. He did not look strong early and again was battling the puck, but give him credit: he held the Pens out early. After sacrificing soft goals early in Game 3 and Game 4, he did enough to make sure he didn't poison the morale and energy of his team by sacrificing another early goal in Game 5. That's what the Lightning need right now.

    First Period
    16:57 TB Gagne (1), Purcell (2), Lecavalier (3)
    17:43 TB Stamkos (1), Downie (2), Hall (1)

    Second Period
    01:55 TB Lecavalier (2), Stamkos (2), St Louis (3)
    05:31 TB Gagne (2), Moore (1), Lundin (1)
    07:00 TB Stamkos (2), Brewer (4), St Louis (4)(PP)

    Third Period
    02:54 TB Kubina (1), Purcell (3), Bergeron (1)(PP)
    05:45 TB Kubina (2), Purcell (4), Downie (3)(PP)
    06:36 PIT Rupp (1), Kovalev (1), Talbot (1)
    08:22 PIT Conner (1), Talbot (2), Letang (4)
    15:35 TB Moore (1), Bergenheim (1), Thompson (1)(PP)

    The Lightning did a lot of very good things to take that first big step to climbing their way out of the hole in this series. Game 6 is going to need to be the same way: hand over hand, step by step, keep climbing. They can't look beyond the next shift or the next play, and they can't allow themselves to get too comfortable after their huge win today.

    They did do a lot of very important things in this game. Simon Gagne started to look like Simon Gagne again after the elbow to the head in Game 3. Steven Stamkos finally broke out of his long slumber. The Lightning's 4th line even managed to put together a goal in some garbage time power play minutes. They also chased Fleury and got the Pens very frustrated and had them making some very undisciplined plays, that I imagine could lead to a suspension or two. I've been pretty shocked at how dirty and classless some of the Penguins have been in this series. The sour grapes Kris Letang boarding penalty after Dominic Moore scored the snowman goal was as classless as it gets. That has no place in hockey. That was intent to injure from a player who had sour grapes because the Lightning just put the cherry on top of a butt-whipping sundae. I suspect the league will turn a blind eye, but if that was Steve Downie doing that, he'd be suspended every time. Guaranteed.

    The guy who really was a big catalyst in this game, who probably won't get the ink he deserves, is Teddy Purcell. That first goal by Gagne came off of a gorgeous passing play and Purcell followed up with two gorgeous passes to Pavel Kubina for a pair of third period power play goals. He's been asked to shoot the puck more all season long, but he was looking to pass more today, and he's a heck of a passer.

    Another guy who won't get a lot of ink is Marc-Andre Bergeron, who made his first appearance in the series this afternoon. BoltProspects writer Chad Schnarr has been advocating to get Bergeron in the lineup to try to break down Pittsburgh's trap. Mind you, with the Lightning jumping out to such a big lead, the Pens' trap was off the table. But Bergeron did play well with a helper and 3 hits. I am skeptical of Bergeron defensively, but I only detected 1 mistake today, and he was definitely a net positive to the team.

    Only big downside of this game: Mike Lundin's getting killed out there. He was overpowered on the play that led to Rupp's goal and he's been taking 3-4 huge pops every single game of this series. The Pens are targeting him. They know he's a little soft and they know he doesn't have the upper body strength and they're going after him. He was much more positionally sound today than he was in Game 3 and Game 4, but he's been a liability in the past 3 games. Guys like Kubina have adjusted their games. Lundin's struggling, and I think it's mostly because he's just not built for playoff hockey.

    Now the Lightning have approximately 52 hours to prepare for Game 6. They need to forget about this game and approach Monday with the same desperation, and Roloson needs to continue to get stronger. I thought the final 2 periods were good for him because he got to see quite a few shots without a lot of pressure and it allowed him to get a little more comfortable in his game. My deepest wish: if Roloson plays as well in Game 6 and Game 7 as he did in Game 1 and Game 2. If he does, I like the Lightning's chances a lot.

    Lightning fans, be there and be loud for Game 6. Your team needs you.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 18 weeks ago

    USHL Western Conference Semifinals

    No.4 Fargo Force 1 @ No.1 Dubuque Fighting Saints 2
    Dubuque leads best of five series 2-0

    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 52 GP, 23-37-60, +29, 26 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

    Fargo scored first, but eventually fell to top-seeded Dubuque 2-1 and now trails the series 2-0. Dubuque won in overtime Wednesday in the series opener. Both of the Fighting Saints goals Friday were scored in the second period. Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin, who earlier in the day was named to the USHL All-Rookie team, tied for the team lead with three shots on goal. Game 3 is Saturday in North Dakota.

    QMJHL Semifinals

    No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ No.4 Quebec Remparts 1
    Gatineau leads best of seven series 1-0

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 11 GP, 3-3-6, E, 10 PIM

    Gatineau won their fifth game in a row and Janosik (pictured) scored for the second straight game as Gatineau stole home ice advantage from the Remparts with a 2-1 Game 1 win. Janosik’s goal was scored on the power play. Game 2 is Saturday in Quebec City.

    OHL

    Western Conference Finals

    No.1 Owen Sound Attack 2 @ No.4 Windsor Spitfires 4 (Thursday)
    Best of seven series tied 1-1

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM (holding)
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 10 GP, 0-6-6, +3, 2 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 2-0-0, 1.10 GAA, .958 sv%, 1 SO

    Windsor held serve at home on the back of Stars first rounder Jack Campbell, who was First Star, stopping 33 of 35 shots. Game 3 is Saturday in Owen Sound. Zador sat backup for the first time since being pulled in Game 1 vs. Plymouth. (*Update posted late due to difficulties with the OHL web site.)

    WHL

    Western Conference Finals

    No.2 Spokane Chiefs vs. No.1 Portland Winterhawks

    C Tyler Johnson, SPO: Not playing.
    Season Totals: 71 GP, 53-62-115, +27, 48 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 9 GP, 5-4-9, -1, 17 PIM

    As of the beginning of the second period, Spokane has a 2-0 lead in Game 1 in Portland. Lightning prospect Tyler Johnson, who was named the Western Conference Player of the Year this week, is not playing as he’s serving a one game suspension. He was ejected after a kneeing major in Game 6 vs. Tri-City.

  • 5 years 18 weeks ago

    What an awful week for the Lightning organization.

    WBS-2
    NOR-1

    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Leads the Series 3-2

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 25 shots in the loss. He's dropped to 2-3 in these playoffs, but he's got a very respectable 1.82 GAA and .937 save percentage thus far.

    First Period
    WBS Petersen, (1) (Sterling, Hutchinson), 8:06 (PP)
    WBS Petersen, (2) (Sterling, Hutchinson), 19:13 (PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    NOR Barberio, (1) (Ritola, Milam), 9:45 (PP)

    Mark Barberio was the game's second star. Congratulations to him on his first professional playoff goal. It was a big one, as it got the Admirals back in the game and Norfolk nearly cracked Brad Thiesen a couple of time to knot up the score afterward. But, in the end, it was not meant to be.

    For the Lightning and Admirals to get swept in 5 home playoff games this week is just rough to take. Rough. To. Take. It hurts. Things looked so promising after the weekend when the teams took all 3 games they played. I certainly didn't expect a week of futility like this. Painful.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 19 weeks ago

    Until Roloson stops allowing soft goals, the Lightning will not win.

    PIT-3
    TB-2 (2OT)

    Pittsburgh Leads the Series 3-1

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 3 goals on 53 shots for the loss. Yes, 50 saves in a big number. Yes, Roloson made several key saves to keep the game close. But, the first goal was a soft goal through Roloson on the short side, the second goal was off a bad rebound kicked straight up the slot, and the third goal was a soft goal short side high from a poor angle off the wall. If you're keeping score at home, that's 3 soft goals and 2 bad rebound goals in the last 2 games. It's a prerequisite in the playoffs for your goaltender to be one of your best players, and you cannot have your goaltender surrendering soft goals early in the game as Roloson has done in Game 3 and Game 4. Nothing sucks the life out of a team and poisons morale quicker, and so much of the playoffs is about willpower. It's frustrating. Roloson was magnificent in Game 1 and Game 2 in Pittsburgh, and if he had maintained that level of play I suspect the Lightning would be winning this series 3-1 instead of being down 3-1. Is he the only reason the Lightning lost the last 2 games? Absolutely not. However, it's a prerequisite for success in the playoffs that a goaltender not surrender bad goals. It cannot happen, and it's happened at least 3 times in the past 2 games.

    First Period
    08:14 PIT Kennedy (2), Michalek (1), Letestu (1)(PP)

    Second Period
    02:39 PIT Asham (3), Lovejoy (2)
    17:14 TB St Louis (4), Lecavalier (2), Purcell (1)

    Third Period
    16:43 TB Bergenheim (1), St Louis (2), Kubina (1)

    First Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Second Overtime
    03:38 PIT Neal (1), Staal (2), Martin (2)

    Martin St. Louis was the game's second star. The telepathy between he and Vincent Lecavalier, who laid out a pretty little aerial pass on the rush to spring St. Louis on his goal, was the stuff of legends.

    Mattias Ritola played 2:23 in the match. I suspect there will be some outrage from Southeast Virginia when they see that stat line, and that Blair Jones was a scratch.

    All the Lightning can do now is try to win Game 5. They've dug an incredibly deep hole for themselves and they can't leap out with one effort. It's going to take some climbing one hand over the other toward the light, and it starts with putting together a redeeming effort in Game Five. It's going to be a damned bitter offseason if they don't.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 19 weeks ago

    Shorthanded Admirals can't quite get over the hump.

    WBS-4
    NOR-2

    Series Tied at 2-2

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 33 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WBS Potter, (1) (Sill, Wagner), 4:48
    NOR Harju, (1) (Pouliot, Fornataro), 16:04

    Second Period
    WBS Strait, (1) (Sterling, Vitale), 2:38
    NOR Pouliot, (3) (Mihalik, Fornataro), 13:25
    WBS Craig, (1) (Lerg, Sterling), 18:17 (PP)

    Third Period
    WBS Vitale, (1) (Collins, Potter), 15:38

    Marc-Antoine Pouliot was named the game's second star.

    Norfolk was allowed to insert Alex Hutchings in the lineup and they added Charles Landry, but they were still without 6 of their best forwards due to injuries and recalls. They may get one or both of Mattias Ritola and/or Blair Jones back for Game Five and with Tri-City being eliminated last night, there's the possibility of adding Carter Ashton to the lineup. Maybe they can get Angelidis or Berry back too? We'll see.

    Game Five seems like a must-win, and the Admirals need as many hands on deck as possible.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 19 weeks ago

    OHL

    Western Conference Finals

    No.4 Windsor Spitfires 1 @ No.1 Owen Sound Attack 8
    Owen Sound leads best of seven series 1-0

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM (holding)
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 9 GP, 0-6-6, +3, 2 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not dress.
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 2-0-0, 1.10 GAA, .958 sv%, 1 SO

    A springtime snowman in Owen Sound. Andrew Shaw (undrafted) and Joey Hishon (Avalanche) each had two goals and Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch had two helpers to lead the Attack to a stomping of Windsor in the opening game of the OHL Western Conference Finals. Michael Zador did not dress for the Attack, and at the rate Scott Stajcer is going in net for Owen Sound, he likely won’t see the ice again outside of a possible trophy-carrying parade around the rink. Dallas Stars first rounder Jack Campbell allowed all eight goals for the Spits. Game 2 is Thursday in Windsor.

    WHL

    Western Conference Semifinals

    No.4 Tri-City Americans 4 @ No.2 Spokane Chiefs 5 (OT)
    Spokane wins best of seven series 4-2

    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 62 GP, 33-38-71, -6, 106 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 10 GP, 3-5-8, E, 4 PIM
    C Tyler Johnson, SPO: 0-0-0, E, 15 PIM (major-kneeing, game misconduct)
    Season Totals: 71 GP, 53-62-115, +27, 48 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 9 GP, 5-4-9, -1, 17 PIM

    Tri-City held a 3-0 lead entering the third period against an opponent whose leading scorer, Lightning prospect Tyler Johnson, was forbidden to return to the game due to a misconduct. Before the Ams could stop dreaming about a Game 6 win and 3-3 series tie, Spokane had scored four times in the first nine minutes of the period to take a one goal lead. TC needed a power play goal to send the game to overtime, but Spokane’s Levko Koper (Thrashers) scored for the Chiefs to send the club on to the conference finals against Portland beginning Friday in Oregon.

    With his team eliminated, Lightning prospect Carter Ashton’s junior career is now complete. The former Lightning first rounder, who already holds an NHL contract, can join the Norfolk Admirals if the organization so chooses. Next season he’ll be competing for a spot with the big club out of camp.

  • 5 years 19 weeks ago

    A brave effort by the Admirals comes an eyelash short.

    WBS-2
    NOR-1

    Norfolk Leads the Series 2-1

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 25 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WBS Veilleux, (2) , 17:58

    Second Period
    NOR Giliati, (1) (Roy, Vernace), 15:40 (PP)

    Third Period
    WBS Lerg, (1) (Hutchinson, Thiessen), 10:20 (PP)

    Stefano Giliati and Tokarski were the game's second and third stars. Giliati played a heck of a game and was arguably the team's most dangerous forward.

    Due to injuries, the Admirals were already without the services of Alex Berry and Mike Angelidis going into the week. They lost 2/3 of arguably the best line in the AHL to recall when Mattias Ritola and Blair Jones were moved up to Tampa Bay earlier in the day. Captain Chris Durno then went out very early in the game with an injury and never returned, and was soon followed to the locker room by Paul Szczechura, who was injured by Brian Strait after the whistle in a very questionable play. So, the Admirals played the Penguins to a stalemate with no less than 6 of their best forwards out of the lineup until a Pierre-Cedric Labrie double minor for high-sticking gave the Pens the opportunity to get the go-ahead goal.

    The difficulty for the Admirals now is that Ritola and Jones won't return for Game Four tomorrow night, and Durno and Szczechura's injuries are obviously serious to have missed the remainder of the game when the team was so shorthanded. The Admirals do have a healthy Alex Hutchings on the roster, but Hutchings was not listed on the team's Clear Day roster as a player in residence. So the team may be very shorthanded again in Game Four. Tonight might have been the Admirals' best chance to get to a third win before Friday. You knew things were dire when Admirals radio voice Pete Michaud let a Freudian slip that the Pens were about to tie up the series if they could hold off Norfolk in the final few minutes of the game.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 19 weeks ago

    It always seems to happen: a soft goal ends up being the margin of loss.

    PIT-3
    TB-2

    Pittsburgh Leads the Series 2-1

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 3 goals on 30 shots for the loss. The first goal he allowed was Charminy soft to Talbot and the third goal was off a rebound where we was caught in a funny position trying to squeeze his pads behind him on a puck that wasn't between his legs. As good as he was in Game One and Two in Pittsburgh, he wasn't tonight. He struggled with his rebound control and looked to be fighting it all night long, and you can't allow soft goals in the playoffs. It can't happen.

    First Period
    05:46 PIT Talbot (1), Lovejoy (1)
    06:31 PIT Asham (2), Rupp (1), Letang (2)
    15:19 TB St Louis (2), Gagne (4), Stamkos (1)(PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    02:12 TB St Louis (3), Lecavalier (1), Brewer (3)(PP)
    02:43 PIT Kennedy (1), Letang (3), Orpik (3)

    Martin St. Louis was the game's second star.

    Good:
    Martin St. Louis is so money on the power play. The guy had an instinct for the rebounds Fleury was leaving tonight. Honorable mention to the heroic effort by an obviously winged Ryan Malone. He almost scored a goal in the second period and drew a penalty in the third that could've tied it at third if the Lightning power play could've clicked. I don't see how the guy can continue in the series playing one armed, but there was no quit in him tonight.

    Bad:
    Gap control at the Lightning's blueline was awful tonight and there was nothing resembling a forecheck for long stretches of the second and third periods. It's like they forgot everything that led them to blow the Pens out in Game Two the moment Roli allowed that softie.

    Ugly:
    Seriously, that first goal was horrible. You can't do that to your team if you're a veteran netminder. It kills your momentum and gets you out of your game in a moment's notice. And, sure enough, that was the margin. Terrible. Can't happen.

    Steven Stamkos is showing signs of getting his picture off the milk carton, but I'm still waiting for Vincent Lecavalier to put together the big forechecking shifts to get some goals I expected based on his play down the stretch of the regular season. With a desperation moment coming up in Game Four, one of those two need to step up and contribute, especially if Malone is out.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 19 weeks ago

    QMJHL Quarterfinals

    No.4 Drummondville Voltigeurs 3 @ No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 6
    Gatineau wins best of seven series 4-2

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 10 GP, 2-3-5, E, 10 PIM

    Gatineau won their fourth game in a row and eliminated the higher seeded Volts in the process. Adam Janosik’s second goal of the playoffs gave the Olympiques a brief 3-2 lead in the third period. Gatineau, who scored five times in the final stanza, moves on to the league semifinals to face the winner of Game 7 between No.3 Quebec and No.7 Shawinigan.

    QMJHL Quarterfinals

    No.2 Montreal Juniors 3 @ No.8 Lewiston MAINEiacs 6
    Lewiston wins best of seven series 4-2

    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 57 GP, 11-29-40, +26, 30 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 10 GP, 1-2-3, +5, 12 PIM

    Eighth-seeded Lewiston broke a 2-2 tie late in the second period and held on to defeat the second-seeded Montreal Juniors in Game 6 and advance to the league semifinals. Lightning prospect Charles Landry finished the playoffs with three points. He already holds an NHL contract, which will officially begin next year. He could join AHL Norfolk in some capacity in the coming days should the Lightning organization choose to extend his season.

    WHL

    Western Conference Semifinals

    No.2 Spokane Chiefs 4 @ No.4 Tri-City Americans 3 (OT)
    Spokane leads best of seven series 3-2

    C Tyler Johnson, SPO: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 71 GP, 53-62-115, +27, 48 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 8 GP, 5-4-9, -1, 2 PIM
    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 62 GP, 33-38-71, -6, 106 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 9 GP, 3-4-7, +1, 4 PIM

    Lightning prospect Carter Ashton scored with just over a minute left in regulation after a timeout call to tie the game for Tri-City and send the game to overtime. Spokane’s Blake Gal came out of the penalty box in overtime and scored the game winner to give the Chiefs a 3-2 series lead. Tyler Johnson had an assist for the Chiefs. Game 6 will be in Spokane Tuesday. The winner of the series will take on Portland in the West Finals. Kootenay and Medicine Hat will battle in the East Finals.

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