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  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Brynas 0 @ Frolunda 3

    Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, E, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 29 GP, 10-6-16, +4, 33 PIM

    After jumping out to a 2-0 first period lead, Frolunda, a team bolstered by a mix of current and former NHLers (P.J. Axelsson, Fabian Brunnstrom, Christian Backman, Matt Duchene, Joel Lundqvist and Fredrik Sjostrom), held visiting Brynas at bay offensively to secure a shutout victory. Johan Harju played 19:26, the second-most minutes among forwards, for Brynas and former Lightning netminder Johan Holmqvist, who stopped twenty-one of twenty-three Frolunda shots, took the loss. On Tuesday, Brynas (11-9-3-6, 45 PTS) will hit the road again to take on third-place Skelleftea (16-9-2-2, 54 PTS).

    Official Recap | Box Score | Highlights

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 4 vs. Greenville Warriors 5 (OT)

    F Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 17 GP, 8-9-17, +1, 17 PIM

    D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 16 GP, 1-5-6, +1, 15 PIM

    F Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM
    (Syracuse Crunch contract)

    D Daniel Milan, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (holding)
    Season totals: 8 GP, 1-0-1, -3, 12 PIM

    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 10 GP, 4-4-1, 0 SO, 3.46 GAA, 253 S / 286 SA (.885 SV%)

    Locked-out NHLer Ryan O'Byrne, whose signing Florida announced his signing earlier in the day, hit the scoresheet with an assist in his first game of the season but, despite the boost to the blueline, Florida squandered a two-goal lead late in the third period before going on to lose in the shootout. The Everblades had a mixed night on special teams, scoring on three of five power play opportunities while allowing both a short-handed goal against and the Road Warriors to score on one of their three sequences with the man advantage. Greenville's Sebastian Piche, who won the Kelly Cup with the Everblades last season after joining the Lightning organization as part of the trade deadline deal that sent Kyle Quincey, acquired from Colorado in exchange for Steve Downie, to Detroit, had two apples, one of which was the primary dish on the game-tying goal by Andrew Yogan. Alex Hutchings was out of the lineup for the first time since the season opener, so with Pat Nagle sitting in favor of John Muse and Charles Landry currently up with Syracuse, Dan Milan was the lone Lightning prospect who saw any action. Maxime Langelier-Parent, who has an AHL contract, inactive due to injury. Florida (7-7-5, 19 PTS) and Greenville will do battle again (13-6-1, 27 PTS) Saturday night.

    Official Recap | Box Score

    Alaska Aces 2 @ Bakersfield Condors 1

    F Nate Thompson, AK: Did not play
    Season totals: 19 GP, 6-12-18, +6, 16 PIM

    Alaska nearly doubled up Bakersfield in shots, 41-21, but could only muster two goals while sending the home club to its fifth-straight defeat and into a tie with Evansville for the league's worst record. For the third-consecutive game, all of which he has won, former Lightning goaltender Gerald Coleman started over Mark Guggenberger and is now sporting a a 1.33 GAA and .948 SV%. For the first time this season, Nate Thompson was not in the lineup. Fellow locked-out NHLer Brandon Dubinsky remains out due to injury. Alaska (15-5-0, 30 PTS) finishes its six-game road trip with a showdown against Ontario (14-5-0, 28 PTS), another Western conference powerhouse, on Saturday.

    Official Recap | Box Score

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    2nd Bundesliga (Germany)
    Ravensburg 4 vs. ESV 2

    Adam Hall, Ravensburg, 1-1-2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 12 GP, 8-3-11, 31 PIM

    With a goal and an assist, Adam Hall neared the point-per-game mark as he extended his goal-scoring streak to five games. Hall's goal, which came early in the second period, proved to be the game-winner. Ravensburg (8-7-3-2, 32 PTS) will hit the road to take on Heilbronner (7-4-2-7, 31 PTS) on Sunday.

    Official Recap | Box Score

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    SM-Liiga (Finland)
    Ilves 0 vs. Kalpa 4

    Anders Lindback, Ilves, L, 4.00 GAA, 30/34 (.926 SV%)
    Season totals: 9 GP, 2-6-1, 0 SO, 3.27 GAA, 282/312 (.904 SV%)

    Ilves took on one of the league's best teams in Kalpa Friday night and was roughed up accordingly, falling behind 2-0 by the end of the first period but putting up seventeen shots and keeping the action close in the second before a listless performance in final frame. Former Lightning prospect Matias Sointu was the lone Ilves player praised for his effort in the team's official recap. Ilves (4-16-3-3, 21 points) now travels to face a club that has struggled almost as much as they have this season in Pelicans (6-16-2-3, 25 points) on Saturday night.

    Official Recap | Box Score

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    Clarkson Golden Knights 1 @ No. 12 Cornell Big Red 3

    D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 4 PIM

    Kirill Gotovets is still looking for his first point of the season. On Friday the Big Red defeated the visiting Golden Knights, 3-1, for their fifth win of the season.

    No. 4 Miami RedHawks 5 @ Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 2

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 11 GP, 1-3-4, -2, 4 PIM

    Mullin was back in the RedHawks lineup after missing a handful of games. He did not recored a point.

    No. 16 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4 @ No. 8 Union Dutchmen 0

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 11 GP, 3-1-4, E, 4 PIM

    Matthew Peca returned to the Bobcats lineup and started on the top line. It was believed he was recovering from an “upper body injury.” He apparently left the ice limping halfway through the game. This was a big road win for the Bobcats over a strong Union squad. Quinnipiac improved to 5-0 in the ECAC.

    No. 7 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3 @ No. 18 Colorado College Tigers 5

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 13 GP, 1-4-5, -4, 2 PIM

    The Sioux outshot the Tigers, 47-26, but Colorado College held on for a 5-3 win. Alexander Krushelnyski, son of former NHLer Mike Krushelnyski, had a goal and three assists for CC.

    No. 13 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 3 @ No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 21 saves on 23 shots
    Season totals: 12 GP, 8-2-2, 1.58 GAA, .927 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox and the Gophers saw their six-game win streak snapped by visiting UNO. Minnesota held a 2-1 lead after the first period. The loss was just Wilcox’s second of the season. UNO goalie John Faulkner (undrafted) improved to 8-0-1 on the year. The teams face off again on Saturday.

    Northern Michigan Wildcats 2 @ No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 4

    D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 10 GP, 0-3-3, -4, 12 PIM

    The Broncos spotted Northern Michigan a 2-0 lead before scoring the game’s final four goals. Captain Luke Witkowski was one of four WMU players with at least four shots on goal.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4 @ Quebec Remparts 1

    W Nikita Kucherov, QUE: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season totals: 10 GP, 5-9-14, +3, 2 PIM
    With R-N: 4 GP, 2-2-4, +4, 0 PIM
    With Quebec: 6 GP, 3-7-10, -1, 2 PIM

    After starting the year with at least a point in his first eight games, Nikita Kucherov is scoreless in his last two contests. He and his Huskies had a satisfying win on Friday when Kucherov’s new team beat his old team, 4-1. Kucherov was traded from Quebec after a decision was made to sit Kucherov as an “extra” import player. A trade was worked out to benefit both teams. On Friday, the team with Kucherov scored three times in the third period to claim victory.

    Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 5 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2

    C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 26 GP, 10-22-32, +11, 50 PIM

    Cedric Paquette (pictured) had two assists for the second-straight game as the Armada beat the Drakkar, 5-2, on Friday night. Paquette was just 3 of 15 on faceoffs in the game. He is obliterating his career high for assists in a season. His previous high was 17 in 63 games, though he did have 31 goals with those 17 assists.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Sudbury Wolves 4

    D Jake Dotchin, OS: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 25 GP, 2-5-7, +1, 29 PIM

    Jake Dotchin registered a point for the second-straight game when he scored his second goal of the season. The 6’3” 222-pound defensive-defenseman is within one goal of his career high of three goals set last season.

    Brampton Battalion 2 @ Guelph Storm 3

    D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 28 GP, 2-10-12, -8, 22 PIM

    C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 25 GP, 2-31-33, +10, 56 PIM

    Both Lightning prospects were scoreless on Friday night during Guelph’s 3-2 win over visiting Brampton. Guelph outshot the Battalion, 34-19.

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    Crunch comeback from a flat opening 40 falls short.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 36 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WBS Smith, (6) (Reese), 3:09
    SYR Panik, (9) (Gudas), 18:58

    Second Period
    WBS Bennett, (5) (Holzapfel, Peters), 8:49
    WBS Dumoulin, (1) (Holzapfel, Dupuis), 17:53 (PP)

    Third Period
    WBS Holzapfel, (5) (Bennett), 9:24 (PP)
    SYR Connolly, (7) (Devos, Korobov), 10:45
    SYR Devos, (2) (Barberio, Brown), 17:23 (PP)
    WBS Smith, (7) (Zatkoff), 19:53 (EN)

    Syracuse was outshot 30-12 through two periods before winning the shot battle in the final frame, 14-7. Flat as a pancake? I'd say so. That's got to be one of the bigger challenges for Coach Cooper. This is a deep, talented team that has already climbed the mountain. They're going to have games like this where they think they can just roll their helmets out on the ice and win, and that doesn't happen at any level of professional hockey.

    Richard Panik completed his masterpiece of a November with a goal. He had a point in all 11 games in the month, finishing with 8 goals and 15 points in that span. For a guy whose biggest knock has been inconsistency, this is a huge statement, and he's even managed to raise his season totals to a point a game with 9 goals and 18 points in 18 games, despite a slow October. I'll re-ask the question: by definition is he not the AHL Player of the Month? As of this posting, the Panik attack is tied for 13th in the league in scoring with the likes of first rounders like Nino Niedereiter and Zach Boychuk. Can he extend it deep into December?

    Dmitry Korobov slid into the league lead at +14, going +2 in a game where most of his teammates pulled minuses. There's a lot to like about big #44.

    Syracuse will face Connecticut tomorrow, hopefully having learned their lesson that they need to be prepared to go at the drop of the puck. Don't give the opposition a two period head start.

    Box score from

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia)
    Khabarovsk 1 vs. CSKA 2
    Nikita Gusev, Khabarovsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (KHL)(Khabarovsk): 4 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals (KHL)(CSKA): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals (KHL)(Total): 10 GP, 0-3-3, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals (VHL): 15 GP, 7-6-13, -2, 2 PIM

    Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 11:42 against his old club in Khabarovsk's 2-1 loss to CSKA. Former Wings draft pick Igor Grigorenko scored both goals for CSKA. Khabarovsk plays Praha next on Sunday.

    Novosibirsk 1 vs. Bratislava 2
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Win, 27/28, 1.00 GAA, .964 sv%
    Season totals: 26 GP, 15-8-3, 3 SO, 2.23 GAA, .928 sv%

    Jaroslav Janus turned away 27 shots on goal to help Bratislava defeat Novosibirsk 2-1. Ex-Lightning defenseman Kristian Kudroc scored Novosibirsk's lone goal while ex-Lightning prospect Michal Sersen had a helper in the victory for Slovan. They face Novokuznetsk next on Sunday.

    Omsk 3 vs. Astana 2 (OT)
    Victor Hedman, Astana, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 20 GP, 0-18-18, +13, 52 PIM

    Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo turned away 25 shots to help Omsk upend Astana 3-2 in overtime. Victor Hedman played 28:00, even, in the match. Astana faces Chekhov next on Monday.

    Yaroslavl 3 vs. Ufa 2
    Andrei Vasilevskiy, Ufa, DNP
    Season totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals (MHL): 24 GP, 18-6-0, 2 SO, 1.97 GAA, .929 sv%

    Andrei Vasilevskiy sat backup in Ufa's 3-2 loss to Yaroslavl. Ufa faces Novgorod on Sunday.

    Cherepovets 5 vs. Ekaterinburg 0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 24/24, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 30 GP, 15-13-2, 4 SO, 2.23 GAA, .921 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin (pictured) made 24 saves to blank Ekaterinburg 5-0. Ex-Lightning forward Nikita Alexeev had a helper in the match for Cherepovets. They face Omsk on Monday.

    Chekhov 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 3
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 22 GP, 0-0-0, +4, 6 PIM
    Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov played a big 21:03 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 3-2 win over Chekhov. Ex-NHLer Jan Bulis assisted on the game winner for Chelyabinsk with less than 5 minutes to go in the Third Period. Nesterov will try to continue his streak of playing 20+ minutes on Monday against Riga.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Brynas 4 vs. Vaxjo 2

    Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-1-1, +1, 0 SOG, 2 PIM (delay of game)
    Season totals: 28 GP, 10-6-16, +4, 33 PIM

    Trailing by one after the first period, Brynas put up three goals in the second to muster its own one goal lead heading into the third where Calle Jarnkrok's power play strike would help the home squad close out Vaxjo. Both goalies in the match had Lightning connections: Johan Holmqvist, in net for Brynas, spent two seasons with Tampa Bay and Fredrik Norrena, who was signed in 2006 before weeks later being packaged with Fredrik Modin and shipped to Columbus as part of the now-infamous Marc Denis trade, took the loss for Vaxjo. Johan Harju registered an assist on the first goal of the match for Brynas but it was Sebastian Enterfeldt who did the hard work, delivering, as he spun along the endboards, a beautiful backhand feed into the high slot to locked-out Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson. Franson, allowed to drift unmarked into the soft spot in Vaxjo's defensive coverage, was able to one-time a snapshot past Norrena, who had little time to react coming off the post to square up in his crease. Former Lightning defenseman Noah Welch, now playing his second Elitserien season, had four penalty minutes for Vaxjo. Brynas (11-8-3-6, 45 PTS) next travels to face Frolunda (11-12-1-3, 38 PTS), which has lost its last three home games against Brynas, on Saturday.

    Official Recap | Box Score | Highlights

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 7

    D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-1-1, +2, 4 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season totals: 27 GP, 5-16-21, +7, 20 PIM

    Artem Sergeev’s point streak rose to six games with an assist against the defending QMJHL champs. Saint John, who defeated Rouyn-Noranda on Wednesday night, fought back from 4-1 and 5-3 deficits to tie the game in the third period. Val-d’Or scored the game’s last two goals for the victory.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Belleville Bulls 3 @ Peterborough Petes 4 (SO)

    D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 27 GP, 4-17-21, -21, 20 PIM

    The Petes snapped their 5-game losing streak and Slater Koekkoek (pictured, Eric DuBose photo) set a new career high for assists in a season as Peterborough beat Belleville in a shootout, 4-3. Koekkoek’s second period assist gave him 17 for the year, one more than he accumulated in his rookie season.

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