Game Night Results

  • 5 years 4 weeks ago

    TB-2
    SJ-7

    It was late. The Lightning mailed it in (at least the first period). I don't feel bad about mailing it in late, either. I don't understand how this team, knowing Martin St. Louis was about to pull a Willis Reed, could be so ill prepared to compete at the opening face off. They lost every 50/50 battle along the wall. They allowed themselves to routinely be outmanned in those 50/50 situations. It was just a lack of hustle and want-to. It's as if they expected Marty's return, in of itself, to win the game. No. #26 is not the Messiah. You still have to be prepared to compete and fight against a really good and talented team like San Jose. Now the game in Colorado is essentially a must-win going into the holiday break. Looking forward to the greatness of JT Wyman being unleashed on the Avalanche, possibly.

    Box score from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 4 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 4 @ Omsk 3 (SO)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 20 GP, 9-8-0, 1 SO, 2.76 GAA, .914 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin is still riding the pine for Cherepovets. They beat Omsk today 4-3 in a shootout. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo allowed 3 goals on 31 shots in the loss. Cherepovets draws Magnitogorsk on Friday.

  • 5 years 4 weeks ago

    Russia 6 vs. USA 3 (Pre-tournament match)

    RW Nikita Kucherov, RUS: 2-0-2, 0 PIM
    C Vladislav Namestnikov, RUS: 0-0-0, 2 PIM
    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: Did not play

    Russia beat the U.S. 6-3 in Red Deer, Alberta, Tuesday night in pre-World Junior Championship exhibition play. The stats listed above are unofficial and based off comments from reporters at the game. Kucherov’s first goal was on the power play and his second was scored into an empty net. Russia still has to cut six players, but all Lightning prospects should be safe. The “real” games start the day after Christmas. (Pictured: Kucherov scoring on Stars first rounder Jack Campbell)

  • 5 years 4 weeks ago

    Canada 3 vs. Finland 1 (Pre-tournament match)

    RW Brett Connolly, CAN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM

    Canada got a win in their first pre-tournament game before the upcoming U20 World Junior Championships in Alberta. Monday night they took down Finland 3-1 in Calgary’s Saddledome. Lightning winger Brett Connolly, permitted to join Canada by Bolts general manager Steve Yzerman, had an assist for the Canadians on Boone Jenner's goal. Last year Connolly had three assists in seven games for Canada.

    Additional Lightning prospects in the tournament include Vladislav Namestnikov, Nikita Kucherov, and Nikita Nesterov for Russia, and Adam Janosik for Slovakia.

  • 5 years 4 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Saint John Sea Dogs 5 @ Moncton Wildcats 2

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 0-4-4, -9, 27 PIM

    Milan’s scoreless streak hit 12 games in the loss. Minnesota Wild first rounder Zack Phillips, who was just cut from Team Canada, had a goal and an assist for the defending Memorial Cup champs.

  • 5 years 4 weeks ago

    Norfolk throws down the gauntlet in the AHL East Division, after spending the entire third period smacking Hershey in the face with it.

    NOR-6
    HER-3

    Jaroslav Janus allowed 3 goals on 25 shots for the win. He had a rough first period allowing a quick goal early and a bad goal late to drop the Ads down 3-1. But, credit to the scrappy Slovakian tender, he shut the door the rest of the way to earn his second straight win.

    First Period
    HER Rechlicz, (1) (Brouillette, Flemming), 2:47
    HER Micflikier, (11) (Ford, Potulny), 11:46
    NOR Ouellet, (8) (Devos, Angelidis), 16:12
    HER Bourque, (16) (Kane, Aucoin), 19:56

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    NOR Wyman, (6) (Barberio, Janus), 4:33
    NOR Devos, (1) (Barberio, Kostka), 6:43
    NOR Smith, (14) (Ouellet, Barberio), 13:59 (PP)
    NOR Panik, (4) (Devos), 14:58
    NOR Johnson, (12) (Angelidis, Wyman), 18:52 (EN)

    Philip-Michael Devos and Mark Barberio were the game's first and second stars.

    Wow. Just, wow. It takes a really good team to do that to Hershey in Hershey, especially on the third night of a three game weekend. Holy cow. Norfolk knots the East Division up all over again with 37 points a piece between the Bears, Penguins, and Admirals, although Norfolk is giving up a game in hand. Still, I don't think they'll enjoy what the Admirals left underneath their trees in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Hershey the last two nights. Those weren't just wins, those were statements of intent for a hostile takeover of the East.

    Panik attack, y'all.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 4 weeks ago

    USHL

    Tri-City Storm 3 @ Sioux City Musketeers 1

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 5 GP, 1-4-0, 3.22 GAA, .910 sv%, 0 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Uh-oh. Wilcox’s partner in net, Phoenix Copley, started and excelled in his third straight game. He also started and allowed just one goal in a win on Tuesday. Wilcox was traded from Green Bay because they couldn’t offer him the starts he deserved. Tri-City is likely “just” going with the hot hand, but Lightning fans would like that hot hand to be Wilcox. Of course, Wilcox has to do his part, and he’s lost his last four games.

    OHL

    Kitchener Rangers 1 @ Owen Sound Attack 3

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 0-7-7, -1, 16 PIM

    Third place (Midwest Division) Owen Sound outshot second place Kitchener 44-24 on their way to a big win over the Rangers at home. Schemitsch has been scoreless in his three games since returning from an injury. Prior to being hurt on November 12 he had points in four of his last six games.

    QMJHL Note: Lightning prospect Adam Janosik of Gatineau has joined Team Slovakia in preparation for the upcoming U20 World Junior Championships.

  • 5 years 4 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 4 @ Greenville Road Warriors 3 (SO)

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 31 saves on 34 shots
    Season Totals: 17 GP, 8-8-0, 3.16 GAA, .892 sv%, 1 SO

    Pat Nagle stopped 31 of 34 shots in regulation and overtime, then stopped all seven shooters he faced in the skills competition to backstop Florida to a much-needed win over Greenville. Charles Landry notched his second assist in three games in the win. Florida pulled within one point of Greenville for second in the South Division, though technically they remain tied for last with South Carolina in the division. Alex Hutchings remains out with an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since November 12.

  • 5 years 4 weeks ago

    St. Lawrence Saints 2 @ Vermont Catamounts 1

    F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play, injured
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM

    Vermont lost their fourth straight as St. Lawrence forward Jacob Drewiske scored at the 16:03 mark of the third to give the Saints the win.

    Russian Red Stars 1 @ No. 18 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 5
    Exhibition

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 1-2-3, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG

    O'Donnell centered the top line for the Sioux and was named 2nd star as North Dakota easily handled the Russian Red Star team.

  • 5 years 4 weeks ago

    Almost a must-win.

    TB-3
    CBJ-2

    Mathieu Garon allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the win. He made it harder on himself than it needed to be. Columbus' two goals came on wrap-arounds that should not have been an issue for Garon or the Lightning defense.

    First Period
    TB Jones (2), (Purcell), 7:27
    TB Brewer (1), (Stamkos, Malone), 18:12

    Second Period
    CBJ Umberger (6), (Prospal, Tyutin)(PP), 5:43
    TB Stamkos (20), (Lecavalier, Tyrell), 10:05
    CBJ Nash (10), (Carter, Prospal), 12:14

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Mathieu Garon and Steven Stamkos were the game's first and third stars.

    They had to win this game. To get back in the race, they have to win against the handful teams below them in the standings when the opportunity arises and they have to get positive momentum going over the next week or two. They've set themselves up now with the opportunity to have that positive momentum going into the holiday break if they can split their last 2 road games in San Jose and Colorado. Then, presumably, they can get Martin St. Louis back in practice and back into the games by the end of December, and then really start to put together some bigger winning streaks.

    I like Dana Tyrell on a scoring line with Stamkos, a lot. I think it creates matchup problems for the opposition to have two burners like that out at once, and Tyrell can be first man in on the puck, letting Stammer come later and be the finisher he is. It's a good combo. I'd even be interested to see Marty added as the third on that line just to see how that much speed could work together.

    The Lightning's power play is dreadful. It's somebody-needs-to-be-fired-if-it-doesn't-improve-soon dreadful. Some of Columbus' most dangerous opportunities of the night came shorthanded and the Lightning could not even get into the Blue Jackets' zone, let alone get scoring chances. That's bad, because Columbus is statistically near the bottom of the league in PK. It just feels like the Lightning don't have any identity on the PP right now. They don't know how to gain entry into the zone (it used to be with Stammer or St. Louis carrying it) and they don't really know what they want to do when they get there (other than feed overly telegraphed one-timers to Vinny). There's too many weapons on this roster to be this bad and to be zero-dimensional on the power play. It's unacceptable.

    Blair Jones and Lightning fans; reunited and it feels so good. He got his second goal of the season and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 1 gigantic hit in 10:13. He got more ice time with Nate Thompson going out hurt early, and he did something with it. So, I guess we're back in love with Blair Jones.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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