Game Night Results

  • 5 years 12 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 2 @ Chicago Express 6

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 12-12-24, +4, 22 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -3, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 2-5-7, E, 4 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (tripping)
    Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 17 GP, 0-6-6, -9, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Loss, 21 saves on 26 shots
    Season Totals: 37 GP, 18-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

    Chicago broke open a close game with two second period goals, then exploded for two more within 24 seconds of each other early in the third period. After trading goals Florida cut the lead to 5-2 with a minute and a half to go in the game, but couldn’t get any closer despite pulling their goalie. Florida is holding on for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, one point ahead of Chicago, who has a game in hand on the 'Blades.

  • 5 years 12 weeks ago

    Coach Cooper sets the Admirals record with the team's 9th straight win.

    NOR-3
    WBS-2

    Dustin Tokarski stopped 28 of 30 for his 25th win of the season. He moves one ahead of Ben Bishop, who was traded to the Senators organization today, into the top spot in the AHL in wins, and he has to be the odds on favorite to lead the AHL at season's end after the trade. Even if the Sens leave Bishop in Bingo, Binghamton is dead last in the East Division, so he won't have a very good team in front of him. Tokarski has a 4 win advantage on the next closest goaltenders beyond Bishop. So, it's really his to lose. He's now 7-1-0 in February with 2 shutouts, a 2.00 GAA, and a .926 save percentage, so he certainly should be in line for some award consideration come March 1st, too.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    WBS Street, (18) (Grant, Mormina), 12:27 (PP)
    NOR Barberio, (9) (Johnson, Segal), 17:02 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Cote, (1) (Johnson), 4:44
    WBS Picard, (4) (Craig, Gibbons), 9:50
    NOR Ashton, (19) (Dimmen, Conacher), 17:56 (PP)

    Carter Ashton and Jean-Philippe Cote were the game's first and third stars. Alexandre Picard was the game's second star, but it was their Alexandre Picard, the former Lightning defenseman, and not the current Lightning farmhand. Ashton snapped a 9-game goalless streak with the tally, and he's now 1 shy of the 20-goal plateau in his rookie campaign.

    With 2 assists today, Tyler Johnson continued his hot February. He's got 3 goals and 11 points in his last 8 games, and he's actually 3 points ahead of Ashton for second among Norfolk rookies behind the uncatchable Cory Conacher.

    Glad to see Richard Panik not miss any time after the dirtiness in Hershey yesterday. As I said, that will get cleaned up on Wednesday, I'm sure.

    Let me be the first to pronounce Bolt Prospects as the official campaign headquarters for Jon Cooper's (pictured with the Godfather of Lightning hockey) bid for AHL Coach of the Year. 9 straight wins snaps the previous franchise record for the Admirals, and when you consider there's 4 Admirals regulars with Tampa Bay right now due to injuries and trades, you realize how amazing a coaching job he's been doing. The other thing you really have to commend is how he's blended so many rookies into the winning formula. Jeff Dimmen, Ondrej Palat, Panik, Ashton, Johnson, and Conacher: that's 6 rookies he's coached up and worked into the rotation of a team that now is tied for tops in the entire AHL in points. And they're not the only rookies who have contributed. Philip-Michael Devos has also been a regular in this lineup, as well. It's been a remarkable job so far, and Julien BriseBois and Steve Yzerman have every right to break their arms slapping each other on the back for that hire. He's been damned good.

    Norfolk now holds a 4 point lead on the Penguins for 1st place in the East Division and an 8 point lead on 3rd place Hershey, with the Bears holding a game in hand. They've also moved into 1st in the Eastern Conference by 2 points over St. John's, although the Ice Caps have a formidable 4 games in hand. For the moment, though, the Admirals are tied for tops in the AHL in points, and are tops in wins, goals, and goal differential (+47!).

    Wednesday, they'll have the opportunity to put Hershey firmly behind the 8-ball with a 4-point game at Scope that could allow the Admirals to bury their arch-rivals in a 10-point hole that will be very difficult for Hershey to climb out of. The rest of the week holds a 2-game set on Friday and Saturday against a very mediocre Springfield Falcons team. So, Norfolk's got a big-time opportunity to keep the momentum rolling and really extend their lead in the East Division and start to set their sites higher on being the best team in the Eastern Conference and even the entire AHL. It's really, really exciting times.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 12 weeks ago

    Still the pound for pound champ...

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    NJ-3

    Mathieu Garon allowed 3 goals on 22 shots in the victory. He made a few good stops at key times in the game to make sure the Lightning stayed in the game.

    First Period
    NJ Ponikarovsky (12), (unassisted), 12:07

    Second Period
    TB St. Louis (20), (Stamkos, Garon), 6:39
    TB St. Louis (21), (Purcell, Stamkos)(PP), 14:55

    Third Period
    NJ Sykora (15), (Bernier, Zubrus), 2:28
    TB Gilroy (2), (St. Louis, Purcell), 3:09
    TB St. Louis (22), (Purcell, Brewer), 10:18
    NJ Parise (23), (Kovalchuk, Elias)(PP), 17:25

    Martin St. Louis and Ted Purcell were the game's first and second stars. For Marty, that's 9 straight 20+ goal seasons. While it's not as long a streak as Vincent Lecavalier's, a lot of the same praise applies to Marty. He played the bulk of his career in an era where mugging players was legal, and the amount of training and preparation work he had to put in to stay healthy enough to have 9 straight seasons of 20 goals is why he's arguably the most respected player in the NHL. It's especially true when you consider his size. Think of how hard he's had to work to maintain durability when he's the smallest player on the rink most nights. Truly impressive.

    For Purcell, who had a slow first half, that's 18 points in his last 13 games. Will next year be the year he puts it together for a full 82 games and becomes a superstar? He was awesome in the playoffs last season and he's been awesome in the stretch run of this season, so far. If he dedicates to play a full 82 like this, he'll be an All-Star.

    Today's game was indicative of the kind of style of game the Lightning have to embrace to win now that the bench has been shortened up by trades and injuries. They've got to play opportunistic, which means the goaltender's got to make saves to keep the team in the game, and the team's got to bury the chances they get when they come along, especially on the power play. That's the formula, and it's really the New Jersey formula, ironically. They're not going to run anyone over with talent. They've got to manufacture wins the hard way.

    Tampa Bay crawls back to within 6 points of 8th place Winnipeg with 2 games in hand on the Jets. The Lightning really have to still be a little sick about that 4-3 loss in Winnipeg. A W there and the team would be sitting 3 points out of 8th and 4 points out of the division lead (pending the outcome of the Panthers' game). Finding ways to win those 4-point games is going to make or break the season. They can't afford to lose anymore of them.

    Tim Wallace had 3 hits in 6:33.

    Trevor Smith was +1 with 2 penalty minutes in 10:37.

    J.T. Wyman had 1 hit in 11:49.

    Evan Oberg was +1 with 1 hit in 11:25. The ramblin' man, making it happen.

    Mike Angelidis had 1 shot and 2 hits in 7:29.

    Pray for the rest of the AHL if the Lightning ever get healthy enough to send some of these guys back to Norfolk.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 12 weeks ago

    RPI Engineers 2 @ No. 11 Cornell Big Red 1 (OT)

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play.
    Season totals: 18 GP, 1-4-5, +12, 12 PIM

    Gotovets has played well lately, but is taking his turn as a scratch for a deep Cornell squad. Cornell finished second in the ECAC and will get a bye in the playoff’s first round.

    Clarkson Golden Knights 2 @ Harvard Crimson 3

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 18-18-36, +6, 45 PIMs

    Harvard finishes the weekend with four big points after two wins. They will get a bye next week in the first round of the ECAC playoffs.

    No. 5 Boston University Terriers 3 @ Vermont Catamounts 2 (OT)

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

    Vermont put up a good fight against a top-5 team, but fell in overtime on a goal by Alexx Privitera, an undersized defenseman who went undrafted last summer.

    No. 15 Miami RedHawks 5 @ No. 17 Ohio State Buckeyes 1

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 1-2-3, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 31 GP, 9-12-21, +13, 10 PIM

    Mullin’s a Buckeye killer. The freshman registered three points Saturday to give him five (1-4-5) for the weekend as the RedHawks swept their intra-state rivals, outscoring them 8-1 in the process. Mullin was third star both nights. Miami moved up to fourth in the CCHA standings and will get a bye in the first round of the playoffs next week.

    Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

    Yale Bulldogs 2 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 (OT)

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-2-2, -1, 2 PIM (tripping), 2 SOG, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 34 GP, 7-23-30, +2, 12 PIM

    Matthew Peca (pictured) set up both Quinnipiac goals as the Bobcats tied Yale 2-2 at home on Saturday. The Bobcats clinched the fifth seed in the ECAC and will play last-place Brown next weekend in the first round of the playoffs. Peca had six assists this weekend and is in the early running with Jimmy Mullin for our Prospect of the Week award.

    No. 19 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ No. 1 Ferris State Bulldogs 0

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (interference), 1 SOG
    Season totals: 35 GP, 1-9-10, +5, 45 PIM

    Witkowski registered a point for the fourth time in five games and set a new career high for points in a season with 10. But the most impressive part of his night was helping his Broncos to a huge upset win in the barn the nation’s No.1 team calls home. The Bulldogs accepted their trophy for winning the CCHA on Saturday night. They have already clinched the top spot for the playoffs. WMU, who clinched a bye, finished the home-and-home series with FSU 1-0-1. The Broncos tied for second in the CCHA with Michigan.

  • 5 years 12 weeks ago

    USHL

    Lincoln Stars 2 @ Tri-City Storm 3 (OT)

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 43 saves on 45 shots, *First Star*
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 23 GP, 11-11-1, 2.99 GAA, .916 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox does it again. The future Golden Gopher stopped 43 of 45 shots and earned the first star for the second night in a row. The Storm were outshot 45-24 in the game. Wilcox (pictured) finally evened his record with Tri-City and dropped his GAA under three. Tri-City has climbed within one point of Sioux City for the final playoff spot in the West.

    OHL

    London Knights 2 @ Belleville Bulls 3

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 53 GP, 20-47-67, +18, 44 PIM

    A day after putting up 10 on Kingston, the Knights could only pocket two goals in a 3-2 loss to Belleville. The Bulls entered the game as the eighth seed in the East, 30 points behind London, the West’s top seed.

    Oshawa Generals 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 2 (SO)

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 41 GP, 0-14-14, +4, 22 PIM
    With Oshawa: 14 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 4 PIM
    With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

    Scott Laughton (2012) scored in regulation and then added the shootout winner to give the Gens two points in Michigan.

  • 5 years 12 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 5 @ Chicago Express 4 (SO)

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 1-0-1, -1, 4 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 12-11-23, +5, 22 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 2-5-7, +3, 4 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (tripping)
    Season Totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 0-6-6, -7, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 10 saves on 11 shots in 25 minutes
    Season Totals: 36 GP, 18-13-0-3, 2.83 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

    Florida earned two big points on their first ever trip to Chicago’s Sears Center. Shane Owen started the game in net for the Everblades, but was replaced after the second period by Pat Nagle, who stopped 10 of 11 shots the rest of the way. The one that beat him was scored with under a minute left in the game and forced overtime for Chicago. Nagle allowed just one of seven shooters to beat him in the skills competition. Alex Hutchings (pictured) was the only Lightning prospect to participate in the shootout, and he scored on his opportunity. Cedric Lalonde-McNicoll scored the shootout winning goal and he also had two goals during regulation. McNicoll is a former 104-point scorer for Shawinigan of the QMJHL.

  • 5 years 12 weeks ago

    The Admirals tie a winning streak record from the heady days of Head Coach Jim Johnson. 8 straight wins for Norfolk, even as the Lightning call up several of their players.

    NOR-4
    HER-3

    Jaroslav Janus stopped 25 of 28 shots he faced for the victory. From the, "no way that can be right," file: Janus (pictured) is 3-0-1 against Hershey this season. Bear in mind Hershey is the second highest scoring team in the AHL behind just Norfolk. And, yet, they tremble before the might and power of Jaroslav Janus between the pipes.

    First Period
    NOR Barberio, (8) (Dimmen, Conacher), 2:21
    NOR Ouellet, (11) (Picard, Kostka), 15:58 (PP)
    HER Pope, (5) (Mink, Carman), 17:07

    Second Period
    HER Bourque, (25) (Eakin, Mink), 0:16 (PP)
    NOR Segal, (15) (Ouellet, Picard), 1:29
    HER Greentree, (4) (Potulny, Bourque), 13:19 (PP)
    NOR Segal, (16) (Barberio, Panik), 16:35 (PP)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Brandon Segal and Mark Barberio were the game's first and second stars. Hershey did a good job tying the game at 2-2 and 3-3, but in the end, Segal made sure they were Marked for Death.

    After assisting on Segal's game winning goal, prospect Richard Panik took a rather nasty slash to the leg by Kyle Greentree that sent him to the dressing room. Panik attacked, y'all? Expect that issue to be cleaned up Wednesday when the Ads play the Bears for the last time this season.

    Defenseman Evan Oberg was a healthy scratch and may be on his way to join the Lightning after Victor Hedman's injury earlier this afternoon. One thing we know, this is a man who will not pull a Nikita Alexeev and miss his flight, if that's the case.

    Tonight went as well as possible for the Admirals, as they not only opened up a 6 point lead on the Bears, but with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins losing to Syracuse tonight, they also have moved 2 points ahead of the Penguins to claim uncontested hold of the top spot in the division. They've also tied St. John's for the most points in the Eastern Conference, although the Ice Caps hold 3 games in hand on the Admirals.

    Norfolk draws the Pens at the Mohegan Sun Slot Machine Gamble-plex tomorrow, with the opportunity to open up a 4 point lead on the Pens and an 8 point lead on the idle Bears. With a name like the Mohegan Sun Slot Machine Gamble-plex, you know the Admirals will be looking for the pay window.

    Box score at TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 12 weeks ago

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Farjestads 1 @ Lulea 4
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 49 GP, 14-7-21, +6, 16 PIM

    Johan Harju scored the game opening goal in Lulea's 4-1 rout of Farjestads. Somewhat unbelievably, Harju is still tied for 15th in the league in goals despite his putrid second-half production. Niklas Olausson had 1 goal and 2 assists for Lulea in the match. With just 4 games remaining in the regular season, Lulea holds the top spot in the Elitserien and a 5 point lead over 2nd place, which is a 3-way tie between Frolunda, Skelleftea, and Brynas. If the season ended today, the 1/8 matchup would be between Lulea and sub-.500 MODO, which holds a 18-22-11 record. Lulea draws Timra next on Tuesday.

  • 5 years 12 weeks ago

    Ending with a thud.

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    PIT-8

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 8 goals on 34 shots, as Pittsburgh followed the formula the Lightning need to follow by being opportunistic and getting good goaltending. Not so much on the Lightning's side.

    All I can say is, keep this one in your memory banks for the next few years. Evegeni Malkin celebrating goals like he had just won game 7 of the Cup Finals in a game that was already well out of hand was disgusting. There will be a time for payback.

    Tim Wallace was -1 with 4 hits in 10:53 in his Lightning debut.

    Trevor Smith was -1 with 3 shots, 5 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 17:16. Here's a guy getting an extended look.

    J.T. Wyman was -1 with 2 shots and 1 hit in 14:35.

    Mike Angelidis was -2 with a fight, 3 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 9:40.

    If that sounds like a lot of minutes for a lot of borderline AHL/NHL players, it's because it is, which is why Malkin's antics annoy me that much more. Like I said, there will be a time for payback. Ask old "Hot Stick" Ovechkin what happens, in the end, to punks who show the Lightning up.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 12 weeks ago

    No. 8 Union Dutchmen 2 @ No. 11 Cornell Big Red 3

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play.
    Season totals: 18 GP, 1-4-5, +12, 12 PIM

    Gotovets has played well lately, but is taking his turn as a scratch for a deep Cornell squad.

    St. Lawrence Saints 1 @ Harvard Crimson 4

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (slashing), 4 SOG
    Season totals: 27 GP, 18-17-35, +6, 45 PIMs

    Harvard responded to a thrashing by Yale last game out by getting a big win at home against the Saints. Killorn had a rare night where he didn’t register a point. Harvard is now tied for third in the ECAC.

    No. 5 Boston University Terriers 5 @ Vermont Catamounts 0

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

    Vermont was crushed at home in front of a national TV audience on the NBC Sports Network. Former Lightning prospect Justin Courtnall had a goal and was plus-3 for the Terriers. The junior has four goals and six points this season.

    No. 17 Ohio State Buckeyes 0 @ No. 15 Miami RedHawks 3

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 30 GP, 8-10-18, +10, 10 PIM

    Mullin got two apples to help Miami to a big home win over intra-state rival Ohio State. The RedHawks are now in fourth in the CCHA while the Bucks fell near the bottom of the league’s standings.

    Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

    Brown Bears 1 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 4

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-4-4, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 32 GP, 7-21-28, +3, 10 PIM

    After a stretch in the middle of the season where he didn’t hit the scoresheet a lot, Peca (pictured - ECAC photo) has caught fire recently. The freshman had a career-high four points – all assists – in a big conference win over Brown on Friday night.

    No. 1 Ferris State Bulldogs 1 @ No. 19 Western Michigan Broncos 1

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 34 GP, 1-8-9, +4, 43 PIM

    Witkowski had his three-game point streak snapped, but he’ll take it if it means a tie or win against the nation’s top team – which is what happened in front of the Lunatics at WMU Friday night. FSU took a major penalty in overtime but the Broncos couldn’t steal the win. Witkowski received a lot of praise from the Fox Sports Detroit announcers in this televised game. He threw some hard hits, was very active in his own end, and moved the puck quickly. He has one year left in college before he is considered for a contract with the Lightning.

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