Game Night Results

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Thankfully, tonight was just 1 of 82.

    TB-3
    ATL-6

    Mike Smith allowed 6 goals on 28 shots for the loss. That's not the start to the season you want from your number one goaltender.

    First Period
    ATL 8:20, Kovalchuk 1 (Little, Kubina)
    ATL 11:23, Salmela 1 (Boulton, Thorburn)

    Second Period
    ATL 9:01, Bogosian 1 (Peverley, Enstrom)
    ATL 12:42, Peverley 1 (Kane)
    TB 14:01, St. Louis 1 (Hedman, Ohlund)
    TB 19:15, St. Louis 2 (Stamkos, Tanguay)(PP)

    Third Period
    TB 2:11, Meszaros 1 (Walker, Lecavalier)
    ATL 11:52, Peverley 2 (Kovalchuk, Afinogenov)
    ATL 13:15, Kovalchuk 2 (Little, Enstrom)

    The Lightning actually outshot the Thrashers 39-28 in the contest.

    It was just an uneven effort from the Lightning. At times they looked fantastic, and the Tanguay line in particular looked magical in terms of puck possession, but it seemed like a couple of bad bounces and the team just did not respond. They couldn't manage much puck possession for about a 10 minute span between the first and second periods. It shouldn't be 4-0 before you start to respond to adversity. I applaud the battle level to get back to 4-3, but it was too little too late.

    Kurtis Foster disintegrated on his first shift. Yeah, he was the second defenseman I took on my fantasy team. Guess how happy I am? In general, I thought the Lightning were very loose in the neutral zone and they allowed the Thrashers too much speed through the neutral zone, and the defense struggled with it. The backcheck from the forwards needs to get stronger, and I'd like to see Matt Smaby get in there to throw a few hits at the blueline to try and slow the rush down. Hedman had a couple of plays where he had guys lined up well to slow them down at the blueline, but he doesn't have the killer instinct Smaby has. The Lightning actually outhit the Thrashers 21-10, but overall it seemed like a very soft effort by a Lightning team that had its best successes last season when it raised the intensity level and took the body. Andrej Meszaros, in particular, is a guy who is a far better player when he ups his battle level. Ditto Paul Ranger. Ryan Malone had as many hits as the defensive corps combined tonight. That's great for Ryan but unacceptable for those defensemen if they're serious about taking the next step. More intensity please.

    Steve Downie had 2 hits in 14:39. He had some good moments. He started on the Lecavalier line and had a couple of chances early and buried Evander Kane on a hit in the first half of the game, too. He made a handful of decent backchecking plays, also. But, by the third period, he was off the Lecavalier line and down on the checking lines. We'll see how this develops.

    Drew Miller was scoreless in 12:59.

    Zenon Konopka was -1 with 7 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 1 hit in 6:17. He had a great fight once the Lightning fell behind 4-0 that seemed to wake the Lightning up from their sleepwalking. He contributed something tonight, which is important.

    James Wright had 1 shot and 2 hits in 11:53. That third line with Halpern and Miller just didn't seem to do much, even though they were out at key junctures in the game. It's not the kid's fault, but that line in general needs to contribute more.

    Victor Hedman got his first NHL assist, but was -2 with 5 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in a team high 26:27. He looked good jumping into the play, and was fairly strong positionally. It was a good debut, despite the minuses.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Special teams, special teams, special teams.

    NOR-1
    HER-3

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 32 shots for the loss in his professional debut. That's a tough spot to put a pure rookie in: on the road at the defending champs' banner raising ceremony.

    First Period
    HER Gordon, (1) (Aucoin, Giroux), 3:12 (PP)
    HER Gordon, (2) (Aucoin, Giroux), 15:12 (PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    NOR Jones, (1) (Szczechura, Tyrell), 2:52
    HER Gordon, (3) (Giroux, Carlson), 9:30 (PP)

    Norfolk was outshot 32-24 in the contest. Blair Jones and Justin Keller led the Admirals with 5 shots on goal a piece.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Denis Kazionov was scoreless in 12:55 as Ekaterinburg knocked off Novokuznetsk 2-1 in the shootout.

    V. Koshechkin got the day off as Togliatti fell 6-5 to Chekhov on penalty shots.

    Dmitri Kazionov had 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 10:46 as Kazan was shut out by CSKA 3-0.

    Karri Ramo allowed 3 goals on 19 shots for the loss as Omsk fell to KHK MVD 3-2. Former Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov scored his first goal of the season for Omsk in the match. Ramo is now 4-5 with a 1.89 GAA and .910 save percentage.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Rimouski Oceanic 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 4
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 4 PIM

    The Wildcats squandered a 3-0 lead, but scored on a penalty shot with no time left on the clock in the third period to win. Barberio’s assist came on the power play.

    OHL

    Peterborough Petes 1 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 4
    RW Kyle DeCoste, SSM: Did not play (suspended).
    Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 6 PIM

    Make that six wins in a row to start the season for the (formerly last place) Soo. DeCoste served the second game of his two game suspension for abuse of an official.

    Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 4
    C Richard Panik, WSR: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 4 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 2 PIM
    LW Matais Sointu, OTT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, +4, 2 PIM

    Ottawa scored three unanswered goals in the third period to steal the win from the defending league champs. Panik’s assist came on the power play.

    WHL

    Lethbridge Hurricanes 5 @ Prince George Cougars 2
    RW Carter Ashton, LET: 2-0-2, -1, 2 PIM (tripping), *First Star*
    Season totals: 5 GP, 3-0-3, -10, 11 PIM

    Ashton celebrated his NHL contract with a First Star effort, leading Lethbridge to their first win of the season. Both of Ashton’s points came on the power play.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Johan Harju had 4 shots in 17:58 as Dynamo Moscow defeated Mytischi 4-3. Former Lightning draft pick Alexei Glukhov had an assist in the match for Mytischi.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago
    [b][i]OHL[/b][/i] [b] Plymouth Whalers 2 @ Barrie Colts 3 [/b] [i]LW/C [b][url=/alex-hutchings]Alex Hutchings[/url][/b], BAR: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, *First Star*[/i] Season totals: 5 GP, 3-4-7, +3, 0 PIM Hutchings (pictured) scored mid-way through the second period to tie the game at 2 for Barrie. The Colts would win on an early third period goal by Taylor Carnevale (undrafted). [b] Oshawa Generals 4 @ Peterborough Petes 5[/b] [i]G [b][url=/michael-zador]Michael Zador[/url][/b], OSH: Did not play.[/i] Season totals: 3 GP, 1-1-1, 5.50 GAA, .842 sv%, 0 SO Zador sat a second straight game after a poor start to the season. His partner in net, Kevin Bailie, hasn’t faired much better for the Generals. Oshawa outshot the Petes 50-33. Note: Lightning prospect Kyle DeCoste will not play Friday night as he is serving the second game of a two game suspension for abuse of an official.
  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Denis Kazionov was scoreless in 4:43 as Ekaterinburg defeated Novosibirsk 3-1.

    Vasily Koshechkin allowed 4 goals in 26 shots as Togliatti fell to CSKA 4-2.

    Dimitry Kazionov had 2 penalty minutes in 11:52 as Kazan beat Novgorod 3-1.

    Karri Ramo allowed 1 goal on 22 shots as Omsk knocked off Spartak Moscow 2-1.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    WHL

    Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 5
    RW Carter Ashton, LET: 1-0-1, -1, 7 PIM (roughing, fighting, game misconduct)
    Season totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -9, 9 PIM

    Despite outshooting Kamloops 40-26, Lethbridge remains the lone WHL team without a win (0-6) as they fell 5-3 to the Blazers Wednesday. Ashton, who scored 30 goals last year to lead the team, notched his first of the season in his fourth game since returning from Lightning camp. His goal came on the power play, but he was kicked out mid-way through the second period for fighting.

    Gregg Drinnan of the Kamloops Daily News has the story: “With the score 2-2 midway through the second period, Kamloops winger Tyler Shattock lowered the boom on Reid Jackson, leaving the Lethbridge defenceman laying on the ice and wondering where he was.

    As so often happens in these situations, players partnered up before Brett Lyon of the Blazers and Lethbridge’s Mike Reddington finally fought. The other players dispersed to their bench areas, but Hurricanes forward Carter Ashton, whose goal three minutes earlier had forged a 2-2 tie, got caught up in traffic at the Blazers’ bench. Brandon Underwood, playing in his second straight game after being scratched for the season’s first three outings, ended up engaging Ashton and both players received roughing minors, fighting majors and game misconducts.”

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    9/29
    Denis Kazionov was -1 in 12:11 with 2 shots on goal as Ekaterinburg was defeated by Khabarovsk 3-1.

    9/30
    Johan Harju was -1 in 8:54 as Dynamo Moscow fell to Cherepovets 4-2.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    WHL

    Lethbridge Hurricanes 1 @ Vancouver Giants 5
    RW Carter Ashton, LET: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -6, 10 PIM

    This was supposed to be a match-up of Lightning prospects James Wright and Ashton, but Wright went and made the Lightning, leaving the Giants in a quandary. Vancouver made a trade earlier Tuesday, acquiring Cass Mappin (undrafted) to help replace Wright. Mappin had an assist vs. Lethbridge. It doesn’t look as though Vancouver needs the help, though – Lethbridge does. The ‘Canes remain the lone WHL team without a win (0-5). They’ll look for that first one again tonight (Wednesday) in Kamloops. Vancouver is 4-1-0-1.

    According to Gregg Drinnan of the Kamloops Daily News, the Lethbridge-Vancouver game featured 175 penalty minutes and the refs had their hands full with one line brawl and several post-whistle scrums.

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