Game Night Results

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    South Carolina Stingrays 2 @ Florida Everblades 1 (SO)
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (slashing), 1 SOG
    Season totals: 51 GP, 13-13-26, -9, 41 PIM

    The ‘Blades got at least a point out of their final game of the season, but with Wheeling getting a win and South Carolina getting both points, Florida fell back to sixth in the East. They will face No.3 Kalamazoo in the playoffs starting on Tuesday. The ‘Blades were in fourth after the first game of their three game series with South Carolina this week. Hutchings finished his first pro regular season with 13 goals and 26 points. It’s a little disappointing considering he was a 47 goal scorer for Barrie of the OHL last year and had over 80 points. Not everyone can make a smooth transition to the pro game, but Hutchings’ hockey sense and speed were thought to be enough to make more of an impact at the ECHL level.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Big trouble in Norfolk.

    HER-5
    NOR-4

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 16 shots before leaving the game with an injury. With Cedrick Desjardins likely shelved for the rest of the season, any kind of injury to Tic is a big, big problem. The early indication is that Tokarski had his chin sliced open with a skate blade. So, you'd think he should be back, but considerably more ugly, for the road trip.

    Jaroslav Janus allowed 1 goal on 14 shots for the hard luck loss. It was, by far and away, Janus' best performance of the season, and he may inherit the starter's job if Tokarski is out for any length of time.

    First Period
    HER Greentree, (29) (McNeill, Fahey), 0:59
    NOR Ritola, (5) (Pouliot, Barberio), 3:56
    NOR Pouliot, (22) (Jones, Ritola), 6:09 (PP)
    NOR Pouliot, (23) (Ritola, Milam), 18:53 (PP)
    NOR Durno, (19) , 19:17

    Second Period
    HER Bouchard, (12) (Souray), 2:33
    HER Greentree, (30) (Aucoin, McNeill), 3:08 (PP)
    HER McNeill, (7) (Perreault), 6:12
    HER Gordon, (26) (Aucoin, Fahey), 17:34

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

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

    Mattias Ritola has 19 points in 12 AHL games this season. Classic case of being too good for the AHL but not quite good enough to stick in the NHL?

    Radko Gudas is -9 since the calendar turned to 2011 and he has plummeted from a +20 rating to a +11 rating in a little over 3 months. With an assist tonight, the Lightning's other gifted young defenseman, Mark Barberio now has 28 points and is just 2 shy of the 30 point plateau.

    Norfolk finishes their season 19-11-10 at home. There have 5 games remaining in the regular season, and all will be on the road.

    Norfolk remains in 4th place in the East Division by 1 point thanks to a loss by Binghamton. The Ads still hold 1 game in hand on the Senators. Unfortunately, 3rd place Charlotte won to take a 5 point lead over the Admrials with Norfolk holding 2 games in hand. It's not impossible for Norfolk to catch the Checkers, but they have to win their next game in Charlotte to have any kind of legitimate chance. Honestly, though, I want no part of Hershey. I'd almost rather play Wilkes/Barre-Scranton or take the crossover into the Atlantic Division and play Portland or Manchester.

    Norfolk's remaining schedule: at Charlotte on Monday, at Binghamton on Wednesday, at Syracuse next Friday and Saturday, and the season finale at Connecticut next Sunday. It's a brutal stretch of 5 road games in 7 nights, with uncertainty between the pipes because of injuries.

    One bit of good news, with Worcester's 4-1 loss to Providence, the gap on the 4th place team in the Atlantic remained at 6 points. The Sharks have just 4 games remaining, so any combination of Norfolk points earned and Sharks points lost equal to 3 will officially clinch a playoff spot for the Admirals. But, right now, it feels like the team is backing into the playoffs, and that's not good.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Great wisdom from Chief: "As Ohlund might tell you, as you get older it takes a little longer to get off your ice."

    MIN-1
    TB-3

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 1 goal on 30 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    17:03 MIN Bouchard (11), Brodziak (20), Clutterbuck (14)

    Second Period
    05:09 TB Malone (12), Moore (14), Lundin (10)
    09:05 TB Downie (10), Gagne (20), Brewer (7)

    Third Period
    07:58 TB Bergenheim (14), St Louis (63)

    Ryan Malone and Roloson were the game's first and third stars.

    The Lightning seem like a completely different team with Downie and Malone in the lineup.

    The Lightning are now 1 point back of Pittsburgh for 4th place in the East. Only Vancouver is on a longer winning streak right now than the Lightning. Wouldn't it be interesting if Washington lost in regulation to Buffalo and then the Lightning cashed in their game in hand against Chicago tomorrow?

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    South Carolina Stingrays 5 @ Florida Everblades 4
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 0 SOG
    Season totals: 49 GP, 13-13-28, -9, 37 PIM

    One game after the ‘Blades pulled ahead of South Carolina and Wheeling for fourth in the East, they fell behind again with a loss Friday to the Stingrays. Florida was down 2-0 and 5-2 in the game before mounting a comeback that fell short. They pulled within one goal with just under five minutes to go, but couldn’t get the equalizer. The ‘Blades are tied with the Stingrays for fifth at the moment, one point behind fourth place Wheeling. Florida has one more victory than South Carolina. All have one game left. South Carolina and Florida will play the final game of their regular seasons Saturday against each other in the Sunshine State. Goaltender Jaroslav Janus was recalled to AHL Norfolk Thursday.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    QMJHL First Round

    No.12 Rimouski Oceanic 3 @ No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 4 (OT)
    Gatineau wins best of seven series 4-1

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (roughing), 2 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 6 PIM

    Gatineau overcame a 3-2 third period deficit to tie the game and win in overtime, giving them the series win over the Oceanic. Philippe Halley (2011) had the game winner. Janosik finished the series with three points in the five games. Every series in the league was finished in five games or less. Gatineau will play Drummondville in the second round after the re-seeding.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    The Admirals look like April fools.

    HER-6
    NOR-3

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 5 goals on 22 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    HER Gordon, (25) (Aucoin, Holtby), 5:14
    HER Bouchard, (11) (Kozek, Orlov), 16:02

    Second Period
    HER Souray, (4) (Orlov, Gordon), 3:09
    HER Perreault, (11) , 16:52
    NOR Milam, (15) , 17:08
    NOR Ritola, (4) (Milam, Pouliot), 18:17 (PP)

    Third Period
    HER Aucoin, (18) (Greentree, Willsie), 3:26 (PP)
    NOR Pouliot, (21) (Jones, Ritola), 18:23 (PP)
    HER Pinizzotto, (17) , 19:31 (EN/SH)

    Tory Milam was the game's third star.

    Any designs Norfolk had on 2nd place in the East Division were probably wiped out by tonight's loss. The club got very lucky that both Charlotte and Binghamton got waffled by similar scores tonight, but Worcester did win their game in the crossover. Norfolk is 3 points back of the 3rd place Checkers with 2 games in hand and 1 point up on 5th place Binghamton with 1 game in hand. Their lead over the Sharks is down to 6 points with 1 game in hand, though. The team picked a helluva time for a 3 game losing streak.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    USHL

    Des Moines Buccaneers 3 @ Fargo Force 2
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (holding), 2 SOG
    Season totals: 48 GP, 20-34-54, +26, 26 PIM

    Mullin has just one assist in his last three games, two of those being losses. Fargo has clinched a playoff spot despite a mediocre 13-11-3 home record. They are in fourth in the West, but are two points out of second place.

    OHL

    Western Conference Quarterfinals

    No.2 Saginaw Spirit 4 @ No.7 Guelph Storm 3
    Best of seven series tied 2-2

    C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 27-29-56, -6, 75 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 6 PIM

    Guelph had a chance to go up 3-1 at home as underdogs in their series and held a 2-0 lead going into the second period before giving up four goals in the middle stanza. The pivotal Game 5 is Saturday in Michigan.

    Western Conference Quarterfinals

    No.1 Owen Sound Attack 2 @ No.8 London Knights 5
    Best of seven series tied 2-2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: 12 saves on 12 shots
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
    Playoff Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%, 0 SO

    Zador entered the game down 5-1 at 8:02 of the third period and was perfect for the remainder of the game. The Knights pounded Top seeded Owen Sound is struggling with London as the series goes back to Owen Sound for Game 5 Saturday.

    WHL

    Western Conference Quarterfinals

    No.7 Chilliwack Bruins 2 @ No.2 Spokane Chiefs 4
    Spokane leads best of seven series 3-1

    C Tyler Johnson, SPO: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 71 GP, 53-62-115, +27, 48 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 2-2-4, +1, 0 PIM

    Johnson missed the game due to an injury sustained when he was elbowed by Chilliwack’s Tyler Stahl in the second period of Game 3. Stahl was suspended for Thursday’s game. No timetable has been given for Johnson’s return. Spokane was able to overcome not playing with the WHL’s leading goal scorer and second leading point producer in Game 4, but unless Johnson returns, their shot at the conference and/or league titles is in jeopardy. The Bruins have their own distractions now since there are heavy rumors the team is moving to Victoria, B.C. after being sold. The Chiefs can close it out Saturday at home in Game 5.

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

    No.1 Saskatoon Blades 2 @ No.8 Prince Albert Raiders 5
    Best of seven series tied 2-2

    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (goaltender interference, roughing)
    Season Totals: 72 GP, 3-20-23, +39, 133 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2 +1, 6 PIM

    The WHL’s top team, Saskatoon, now finds themselves tied with upstart Prince Albert 2-2 in their conference quarterfinals series. The Raiders outshot the Blades by a wide margin (41-30) for the second straight game. Game 5 is Saturday in Saskatoon.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Bugsy returns!

    PIT-1
    TB-2

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 1 goal on 37 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    04:51 TB Downie (9), Gagne (19), Stamkos (45)
    10:13 TB St Louis (30), Lecavalier (28), Hedman (23)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    04:31 PIT Rupp (7), Kovalev (16)

    Roloson, Martin St. Louis, and Steve Downie were the game's three stars.

    First the Lightning got Downie back, and with Ryan Malone now back the team has its full measure of sandpaper, forechecking, and net front presence back in the lineup. Whether they have enough time to get everything tuned up for the postseason in the 5 games remaining in the regular season, especially if Malone sits out another couple of games as a coach's precaution, I don't know. I do know that when the Lightning have physical edge, they're frightening.

    I also know that while I respect Pittsburgh, I don't fear them. It'll be a tough series whether the Lightning have home ice or not and whether Crosby's back or not, but it's winnable for the Lightning. And with the Lightning just 3 points back of the Pens with 1 game in hand, the plot certainly thickens as far as getting the 4th seed. An extra home game used to mean about $1M bucks in gross revenue from the gate to the franchise about 15 years ago. I don't know what it's worth now, but I'm sure it's better than a kick in the teeth.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago
    [b][i]QMJHL[/b][/i] [b]QMJHL First Round [/b] [b] No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ No. 12 Rimouski Oceanic 3 (OT)[/b] [i]Gatineau leads best of seven series 3-1[/i] [i]D [b][url=/adam-janosik]Adam Janosik[/url][/b], GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit[/i] Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 4 PIM Jean-Gabriel Pageau (2011) scored his third goal of the series at 5:41 of overtime to lift Gatineau to a Game 4 win over Rimouski. Game 5 is Friday in Gatineau. [b] No.2 Montreal Juniors 4 @ No.15 Halifax Mooseheads 2 [/b] [i]Montreal wins best of seven series 4-0[/i] [i]D [b][url=/charles-landry]Charles Landry[/url][/b], MTL: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (roughing, checking from behind), 3 SOG, 0 Hits[/i] Season Totals: 57 GP, 11-29-40, +26, 30 PIM Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, +6, 8 PIM Montreal made quick work of the Mooseheads, sweeping them in four games. Landry finished the series plus-6. The top four teams in the Q all swept their opponents, as did No.11 seed Victoriaville, who swept the Titan 4-0. In this new format, all teams are re-seeded in the second round, so the Juniors will play the second-lowest seed to come out; likely No.8 Lewiston, who is up 3-1 on Moncton. [i][b]WHL[/b][/i] [b]Western Conference Quarterfinals[/b] [b] No.4 Tri-City Americans 5 @ No.5 Vancouver Giants 1[/b] [i] Tri-City wins best of seven series 4-0[/i] [i]RW [b][url=/carter-ashton]Carter Ashton[/url][/b], TC: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM[/i] Season Totals: 62 GP, 33-38-71, -6, 106 PIM Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 2-1-3, +2, 2 PIM Carter Ashton scored his second game winning goal of the series as the Americans made a clean sweep of the Giants in their conference quarterfinal series. Vancouver, needing a win to stay alive, only registered 18 shots in the game as they went out with a whimper. Ashton’s goal came in the late first period on the power play. [b]Western Conference Quarterfinals [/b] [b] No.2 Kelowna Rockets 4 @ No.7 Prince George Cougars 2 [/b] [i] Kelowna wins best of seven series 4-0[/i] [i]RW [b][url=/brett-connolly]Brett Connolly[/url][/b], PG: Did not play (injured - shoulder) [/i] Season Totals: 59 GP, 46-27-73, -5, 26 PIM Playoff Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM The Cougars outshot the Rockets for the second straight game, but without their captain, leading scorer, and star player Brett Connolly, they couldn’t put the puck in the net enough and now are done for the year. Connolly missed all but half of a period in the series due to a shoulder separation. If he’s healthy, he can join the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL since Prince George is finished, but that’s a big “if” and Lightning GM Steve Yzerman may not want him rushing back into play to risk further injury. Despite missing a couple weeks with a knee injury, it was a successful year for Connolly, who flirted with 50 goals and played for Team Canada at the World Junior Tournament. Yzerman told the Tampa Tribune recently Connolly must get stronger if he is to play at the NHL level. Next year Connolly will either be back in Prince George or in Tampa with the Lightning as he cannot begin a season in the AHL until 2012, after he turns 20. [b]Western Conference Quarterfinals[/b] [b]No.7 Chilliwack Bruins 4 @ No.2 Spokane Chiefs 3 (OT) [/b] [i] Spokane leads best of seven series 2-1[/i] [i]C [b][url=/tyler-johnson]Tyler Johnson[/url][/b], SPO: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM [/i] Season Totals: 71 GP, 53-62-115, +27, 48 PIM Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 2-2-4, +1, 0 PIM Johnson had a goal and an assist, but was knocked out of the game in the second period after being elbowed by Chilliwack’s Tyler Stahl (pictured – Spokesman Review photo). Spokane had just scored to go up 3-0 when the incident occurred. Johnson, who had an assist on the goal being scored when the hit took place, is listed as questionable for Game 4. Stahl was given a major penalty and game misconduct and now faces a possible suspension. The Bruins scored the game’s next four goals. Kevin Sundher (Sabres) had both the game tying and overtime winning goals for the Bruins. Game 4 is Thursday in Spokane. The series is following a 2-3-1-1-1 format. [b]Eastern Conference Quarterfinals[/b] [b] No.1 Saskatoon Blades 3 @ No.8 Prince Albert Raiders 6[/b] [i] Saskatoon leads best of seven series 2-1[/i] [i]D [b][url=/teigan-zahn]Teigan Zahn[/url][/b], SAS: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM[/i] Season Totals: 72 GP, 3-20-23, +39, 133 PIM Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2 +1, 2 PIM The Raiders came out flying, outshooting the Blades 22-6 in the first period, but needed a three goal third period to beat the WHL’s best team 6-3. Zahn was scoreless after his First Star award and two assists in Game 2. Brandon Herrod (undrafted) had two goals and was First Star for the Raiders. Game 4 is Thursday in Prince Albert.
  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    South Carolina Stingrays 1 @ Florida Everblades 4
    LW Alex Hutchings: 1-0-1, +1, 4 PIM (spearing attempt), 4 SOG
    Season totals: 48 GP, 13-13-26, -9, 37 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play (backup)
    Season totals: 27 GP, 12-13-0-0, 3.06 GAA, .912 sv%, 0 SO

    The ‘Blades pulled ahead of South Carolina and Wheeling for fourth in the East after beating the Stingrays 4-1 in the first game of a three game set to finish the regular season. It’s possible these teams could play 10 games in a row as they could be meeting each other in the first round of the playoffs. South Carolina is currently in sixth, but just two points behind Florida and one behind Wheeling. All have played 70 games. Alex Hutchings scored his 13th goal of the season then ignited a brawl of sorts after the play by attempting to spear an opponent. Jarsolav Janus sat backup to Mike Zacharias (34/35) in his latest return to the ECHL from Norfolk.

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