Game Night Results

  • 5 years 1 day ago

    Sodertalje 6 @ Farjestads 2
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 34/36, 2.00 GAA, .944 sv%
    Season totals: 11 GP, 2-6-0, 0 SO, 2.67 GAA, .895 sv%

    Too little too late? Riku Helenius ran off his second straight win today as Sodertalje defeated Farjestads 6-2. Helenius has improved his GAA to 2.67 and is within percentage points of starter Pontus Sjogren in the save percentage department as he tries to re-claim the starting job for Sodertalje. Farjestads sits in third on the Elitserien table and Sodertalje, adding fuel to the question of whether Helenius deserves another shot to be the starter.

    Kazan 5 @ Ekaterinburg 1
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 21 GP, 1-3-4, +2, 14 PIM

    Is Dmitri Kazionov finally hitting his stride. Kazionov had a helper for the second straight game and played 15:24 in Kazan's 5-1 blitzing of Ekaterinburg. Ex-Rangers farmhand Jarkko Immonen had a pair of goals in the win for Kazan.

  • 5 years 2 days ago


    Penticton Vees 1 @ Westside Warriors 5
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 27 GP, 12-17-29, 8 PIM

    Despite the scoreless night, O’Donnell still has 11 points in his last 6 games.


    Lincoln Stars 2 @ Fargo Force 6
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (checking from behind), 1 SOG
    Season totals: 13 GP, 6-7-13, +7, 12 PIM

    Mullin is 2 points behind Chad Demers (undrafted) for first on the club in points. Demers has played in 18 games to Mullin’s 13, however.


    PEI Rocket 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 5
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 2-8-10, +5, 16 PIM

    PEI dressed 8 defensemen in the game.

    Montreal Juniors 4 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-1-2, +2, 4 PIM (goaltender interference, holding), 2 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 3-8-11, +10, 6 PIM

    After not scoring all season, Landry (pictured) now has goals in consecutive games.


    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Sudbury Wolves 1
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 40 PIM

    Beukeboom is still searching for that elusive first goal of the season. The former forward had 7 last year to go with 19 assists in 66 games.

    Belleville Bulls 4 @ Guelph Storm 1
    C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-2-3, +2, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 26 GP, 14-17-31, -1, 31 PIM

    Panik’s 14th goal of the year came on the power play. Panik is 10 points up on Andy Bathgate for the Bulls scoring lead. He is tied for 17th in the league.

    Oshawa Generals 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 5
    G Michael Zador, OSH: 4 saves on 4 shots
    Season Totals: 17 GP, 9-3-1-1, 3.33 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador stopped all 4 shots he faced in relief. Stars first rounder Jack Campbell stopped 41 shots for Second Star honors, while Predators first rounder Ryan Ellis had 3 assists and the First Star award.


    Regina Pats 3 @ Prince George Cougars 5
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 26 GP, 14-8-22, -13, 42 PIM
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (slashing)
    Season totals: 25 GP, 19-12-31, -4, 8 PIM

    After a 3 game goal streak, Ashton is now pointless in 2 games. Connolly scored his 19th of the season and is 3rd in the WHL in goals.

    Saskatoon Blades 1 @ Prince Albert Raiders 3
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
    Season totals: 23 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 43 PIM

    A rare loss for Saskatoon. The Blades are 17-6-0-1 on the year and 6 points ahead of Moose Jaw for the East Division lead.

  • 5 years 3 days ago

    Big Joe is now 7th in the league in scoring.


    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 28 shots for the win. How spoiled are these netminders, with all the goal support they're getting?

    First Period
    ADK Syvret, (2) (Kalinski), 0:56
    ADK Syvret, (3) (Rowe, Holmstrom), 7:07

    Second Period
    NOR Harju, (10) (Vernace), 4:27
    ADK Pither, (2) (Clackson), 7:34
    NOR Berry, (6) (Harju, Gudas), 9:30
    NOR Harju, (11) (Quick, Giliati), 11:29
    NOR Marks, (1) , 12:34

    Third Period
    NOR Harju, (12) (Durno), 11:00
    NOR Wright, (6) (Szczechura, Fornataro), 19:45

    Johan Harju and Tim Marks were the game's first and third stars. "Big Joe" Harju is now tied for 7th in the AHL in scoring, after his 4 point, hat trick effort tonight. For those wondering, he's one point shy of his lifelong teammate, Linus Omark, who has 23 points so far for Oklahoma City. Harju is also tied for third in goals, as well. Again, you have to give credit to Harju for playing so well since being sent back down from Tampa Bay. A lot of young players would have pouted. Harju's running wild with 5 goals and 6 points in 3 games since the demotion. I am beginning to wonder what Johan has left to learn in Norfolk. To me, the holes in his game are his inexperience with Boucher's system and a lack of upper-body strength. Both of those probably would be fixed more quickly in Tampa Bay. That's a good problem to have.

    As of this posting, the Admirals have three players in the AHL's top-ten in plus-minus. Chris Durno is tied for first at +14. Radko Gudas is tied for third at +12. Kevin Quick is tied for tenth at +10. Defenseman Scott Jackson is steadily climbing the charts to join his teammates. He is +4 in 4 games since returning from injury on 11/20 and is +8 in 10 games this season.

    Stefano Giliati now has 1 goal and 4 points in the last 4 games.

    Norfolk jumps back into second place in the East Division, 4 points back of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, with the Pens holding a game in hand. Continuing the trend from last season, Norfolk has been rude houseguests when they travel away from Scope. They are 8-3-2-0 in 13 road games so far this season. They've also played six more road games than home games, which means they'll have a repeat of last year's scenario where they should have a ton of home games in the second half of the year. If they can start winning home games at the same clip as they do on the road, they will be in outstanding shape.

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  • 5 years 3 days ago

    Suggestion to Coach Boucher for the next morning activation exercise in DC: bag skate.


    Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 18 shots for the loss before Dan Ellis came in and gave up 2 goals on 11 shots the rest of the way. You can't blame the goaltending, though, when the team in front of the netminder can't win a single skate race or puck battle and only manages a measely 17 shots on goal.

    First Period
    03:09 WSH Carlson (3), Johansson (1)

    Second Period
    04:38 WSH Erskine (3), Fahey (1), Laich (11)
    06:52 WSH Semin (15), Johansson (2)
    08:56 WSH Semin (16), Backstrom (16), Ovechkin (20)(PP)
    11:21 WSH Semin (17), Backstrom (17), Ovechkin (21)(PP)

    Third Period
    14:46 WSH Poti (2), Hendricks (5)

    I can't explain it. I can't explain why this team starts playing stupid hockey every time they go into Washington DC, and I can't explain why this team seems to lay down every time they see the Caps. It's as amazing as it is unacceptable, especially given what was on the line in this game. It's like they don't respect Washington's offense enough and they get into run-and-gun mode, and you lose if you get into run-and-gun mode with Washington. But what's even more annoying is to only manage 17 shots on Washington, when you know damned well the Capitals don't play any defense. But, when you're last to the puck every single time, you don't generate shots on goal, and you get shutout. Lesson learned, I hope. Move your feet.

    In any event, there's a trap game tomorrow night against a Florida team that seems to only play about a half a dozen good games a season, and they save them all for the time they play against the Lightning. Time to get back to basics, and start working hard again, because the last two periods against Washington were pittiful.

    Mattias Ritola was -2 with 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit. And, the next puck battle he wins will be his next. He's soft as margarine on the forecheck. There, I said it.

    Dana Tyrell was -1 in 11:27.

    Blair Jones was -1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 12:15. He also was 56% on draws. I thought today's game was a step forward for Blair. He seemed to do less thinking on the forecheck and more competing. This kid's a beast behind the opposing cage on the forecheck when he's playing rather than outsmarting himself. When he tries to be clever, he kills himself, because he's just not quick enough to take that extra split second to ponder the play. He just needs to stick his nose in and play like the JYD we all know he can be.

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  • 5 years 3 days ago

    Cherepovets 3 @ St. Petersburg 2 (SO)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 38/40, 1.85 GAA, .950 sv%
    Season totals: 15 GP, 6-9-0, 1 SO, 3.04 GAA, .905 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin got back on the horse today, stopping 38 shots in regulation and overtime before stopping all three shooters he faced for a 3-2 shootout win over Evgeny Nabokov and St. Petersburg. Cherepovets was outshot 40-22 in the match. Yuri Trubachev scored the shootout winner for Cherepovets.

  • 5 years 3 days ago


    Belleville Bulls 0 @ Erie Otters 6
    C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (check to the head)
    Season totals: 25 GP, 13-15-28, -3, 33 PIM

    One game after a four-point night, Panik and the rest of his teammates couldn’t beat Erie goaltender Ramis Sadikov (undrafted).

  • 5 years 4 days ago

    Kazan 3 @ Magnitogorsk 5
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 20 GP, 1-2-3, E, 14 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov assisted on a first period goal by defenseman Evgeny Medvedev and played 8:39 in Kazan's 5-3 loss to Magnitogorsk. Kazionov was also 33% on draws in the match. Former NHLer Stan Chistov had 2 goals and 3 points in the match for Magnitogorsk while ex-NHLer Enver Lisin also had 2 goals in the match for Metallurg.

  • 5 years 4 days ago


    Merritt Centennials 2 @ Penticton Vees 4
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 26 GP, 12-17-29, 8 PIM

    O’Donnell continues to find the scoresheet after his WJAC experience. He has 4 goals and 7 assists in 5 games since the tournament.


    Sarnia Sting 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 3 (SO)
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
    Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

    Schemitsch remains out with an “upper body injury.”


    Regina Pats 1 @ Kelowna Rockets 6
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM (slashing, holding)
    Season totals: 25 GP, 14-8-22, -12, 42 PIM

    Ashton’s 3 game goal streak came to an end. He was a team-worst minus-3 for the night.

    Prince George Cougars 4 @ Chilliwack Bruins 0
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 24 GP, 18-12-30, -4, 6 PIM

    Connolly has 5 points in his last 3 games.

  • 5 years 5 days ago

    Trenton Devils 0 @ Florida Everblades 3
    C Mitch Fadden: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM (hooking), 1 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 18 GP, 9-16-25, +1, 22 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 15 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 10 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
    Season totals: 9 GP, 4-4-0-0, 3.64 GAA, .894 sv%, 0 SO

    Fadden has failed to register a point in only 3 of his 18 games this year. Wednesday night he had two primary assists and Bobby Goepfert stopped 29 shots for the first Blades shutout of the year. Geopfert was a 2002 sixth round pick of the Kings. He played in Germany last season. Hutchings was back in the lineup for Florida after being what is presumed to be a healthy scratch Tuesday night.

  • 5 years 5 days ago

    First five game winning streak since 2007.


    Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 20 shots for the win.

    First Period
    07:06 TB Malone (4), Stamkos (16), St Louis (20)(PP)
    15:37 TB Malone (5), Stamkos (17), Purcell (10)(PP)

    Second Period
    04:53 TB Stamkos (21), Downie (9), St Louis (21)
    11:05 TB Clark (5), Downie (10), Purcell (11)(PP)
    16:56 TB Hedman (1), Ritola (2), Bergenheim (6)

    Third Period
    03:58 NYR Eminger (1), Stepan (8)
    12:51 NYR Boyle (10), Staal (3), Prust (6)(SH)
    18:56 NYR Stepan (5), Gaborik (6), Del Zotto (5)(PP)

    Steven Stamkos, Ryan Malone, and Steve Downie were the game's three stars. It was forty minutes of some of the best hockey of the year, followed by twenty minutes of the team letting its foot off the gas a bit and starting to freelance a bit and play outside of the team system, especially on the power play, as they tried to get Malone his hat trick goal. They'll take the two points and learn from that third period, hopefully, and get ready for a big game against the Caps. The Lightning have maintained contact in the standings at 4 points back with a game in hand. A win against Washington really sends a message.

    By the way, Malone's two power play goals and the Clark goal were Exhibit A on how teams cheating to try to take away Stamkos on the power play are just playing Russian Roulette. They left Malone in front for two easy rebound goals by cheating toward Stamkos and then left Downie wide open for a one timer up the slot on the Clark goal. And, what's funny is, Stamkos still had about three really good chances from around the left wing circle anyway. Teams are going to start weighing the risk-reward of overplaying to Stamkos' side now, and I don't think that's a gamble where the team that does it wins. He's got such a quick release there's still a decent chance he's going to get his shot off anyway, and you're surrendering the front of the net or a shot from dead center up the slot in the process. Heaven help the league when that unit gets Lecavalier back in the right wing circle, because if he can pound a few one timers home like he used to back-in-the-day, it's going to create absolute chaos in the assistant coaching community.

    Mattias Ritola had an assist and was +1 with 3 shots in 8:04. He darned near had a goal on the first shift on the Lightning's last power play.

    Dana Tyrell had 1 blocked shot in 13:36. It's crazy to see his stat line so blank, because he was definitely involved in tonight's play. He played well again.

    Blair Jones had 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 8:34. I've seen him play better. It's not for lack of effort. He just seems to be playing tight, perhaps.

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