Game Night Results

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Sweden 2 vs. Russia 3
    Victor Hedman, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

    Ex-Lightning draft pick Dmitri Kazionov assisted on Russia's game opening goal in their 3-2 win over Sweden. Sweden now sits in last on the tournament table heading into their grudge match against rival nation Finland on Sunday.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Russia 2 @ Team OHL 1

    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Series totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    D Artem Sergeev, RUS: Did not play
    Series totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM

    G Andrei Vasilevskiy, RUS: Did not play
    Series totals: 1-1-0, 3.50 GAA, 58/65 (.892 SV%)

    D Slater Koekkoek, OHL: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (holding)
    Series totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    Playing their third game in four nights and with much of the same roster from last night's 5-2 loss in Val d'Or to the QMJHL squad, Russia found a way to dig deep late in the game and pull off a gritty comeback win, its first ever win over the OHL in 19 total series matches, by scoring two goals in 24 seconds with under ten minutes remaining Thursday night in Guelph.

    With Andrei Vasilevskiy in need of rest after starting the first two games, it was Igor Ustinskiy who got the start and, with a team that looked on the ropes though much of the first two periods of play, earned some honors by stopping all but one of the 24 shots he faced. Boston's Malcolm Subban, selected in the first round of the 2012 draft just like Vasilevskiy, started in net for the OHL but was pulled in favor of Jordan Binnington (Blues) after seeing little action--just seven shots--in what amounted to a little more than the first half of the game. It was Binnington who allowed the late back-to-back goals to Anton Shenfeld and Blackhawks 2011 4th rounder Maxim Shulanov for Russia.

    With Sergeev scratched, that left Nesterov and Koekkoek as the only Lightning prospects in action in tonight's game. Nesterov was on the ice helping man the power play for Russia when Tyler Graovac scored Canada's lone goal of the game short-handed, but was steady on the Russian back end and seemed right at home in a game that was characterized by its physicality and board play. Koekkoek flashed his two-way ability on multiple occasions tonight, even joining the rush and, during prolonged stretches of offensive zone time, driving the net or pinching deep. However, he was also on the ice, as was his defensive partner Ryan Murphy (Hurricanes), for both Russian goals at the tail end of the game which left the OHL team and the roughly 5,000-strong home crowd stunned.

    Koekkoek was caught out out of position when Shenfeld pulled a subtle outside-in deke to move in between the two Canadian defenders and snapped a shot untouched from the mid-slot that sped past Binnington's right blocker shoulder and tucked in under or off the crossbar. On the second Russian goal, Shalunov sped away from Murphy just outside the Russian blueline to create a 2-on-1 that Koekkoek defended properly by taking away the pass and giving his goaltender an opportunity to make the save. Binnington didn't, letting Shalunov's ice-level wrister beat him five-hole as he dropped into the butterfly.

    The series will continue when both teams meet again in Sarnia on Monday night.

    Box Score | Highlights

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Guelph Storm 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 0

    C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 17 GP, 2-20-22, +5, 40 PIM

    D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 18 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 20 PIM

    In a match-up of division rivals, Guelph topped Owen Sound on the road, thanks to a 39-save shutout by Leafs prospect Garrett Sparks. The Storm, who pulled within two points of the Attack for first in the Midwest Division, had lost their last two games. Lightning prospect Tanner Richard of Guelph is now scoreless in two straight games after a 13-game point streak.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Russia 2 @ Team QMJHL 5

    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Series totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM

    D Artem Sergeev, RUS: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
    Series totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM

    G Andrei Vasilevskiy, RUS: L, 27/32 (.844 SV%)
    Series totals: 1-1-0, 3.50 GAA, 58/65 (.892 SV%)

    C Cedric Paquette, QMJHL: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (holding the stick)
    Series totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    Cedric Paquette and Team QMJHL got the better of fellow Lightning prospects Nikita Nesterov, Artem Sergeev, and Andrei Vasilevskiy and the rest of Team Russia Wednesday night in Val d'Or, with Florida Panthers prospect Jonathan Huberdeau (2 G, 1 A) and two 2013 draft-eligible forwards, the highly-touted Nathan MacKinnon (1 G, 3 A) and Jonathan Drouin (1 G, 3 A) leading the way for the Q.

    Vasilevskiy's numbers for the evening look ugly and he may not have been at his absolute best, but the young Russian netminder's performance was better than his numbers might otherwise suggest. On the balance, the Russian skaters played effectively in spurts but were also on their heels, losing battles along the boards and races to the puck, periodically.

    Nesterov, who was reliable and versatile as he always seems to be for a good chunk of his ice time, probably wishes he could have some shifts back in the second during which he alternately was muscled off the puck, had his pocket picked and late getting to a loose puck in the neutral zone, his hesitation resulting in the puck getting chipped past him to set up the 2-on-0 break that ended with Huberdeau scoring Canada's second goal by quickly firing a cross-crease dish from MacKinnon past Vasilevskiy's outstretched right pad and skate.

    Sergeev and Paquette quietly logged their minutes, though Paquette, who wasn't expected to play in this game, took an early penalty that gave Russia, which failed to score on the six opportunities it had, its first power play of the game.

    Box Score | Highlights

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Finland representing.

    SYR-3
    HAM-0

    Riku Helenius (pictured) stopped all 23 shots he faced to post his second career AHL shutout.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Korobov, (1) (Taormina), 6:01
    SYR Wyman, (2) (Killorn, Gudas), 15:40

    Third Period
    SYR Panik, (3) (Palat), 18:14 (EN)

    Helenius and Dmitry Korobov were the game's first and second stars, respectively. Korobov's goal was his first career AHL goal. It was originally awarded to forward J.T. Brown who was back in the lineup tonight after missing a couple of weeks of action. He was +2 with 3 shots on goal. Wait til the rust falls off.

    Panik attack, y'all. Empty net style.

    The real story is Helenius getting off the canvas, though, with his first AHL shutout since he was a rookie about four years ago. His season GAA and save percentage are still the dog's breakfast, but readers of this site last season know what Helenius did early in the season in the SM-liiga last year when he turned one shutout into bunches of shutouts. It's a good omen for the Crunch.

    Syracuse wraps up the two game set against Hamilton on Friday in Montreal.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 6 vs. Elmira Jackals 3

    F Alex Hutchings, FLA: 1-1-2, +1, 4 SOG, 5 PIM
    Season totals: 9 GP, 1-6-7, -2, 13 PIM

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +2, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (holding)
    Season totals: 9 GP, 0-3-3, -2, 13 PIM

    F Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    (Syracuse Crunch contract)

    D Daniel Milan, FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM

    G Pat Nagle, FLA: W, 3.00 GAA, 36 S / 39 SA (.909 SV%)
    Season totals: 6 GP, 3-1-1, 0 SO, 3.20 GAA, 160 S / 178 SA (.899 SV%)

    Florida found itself up 3-0 just past the halfway point of the first before Elmira soon after scored twice in under a minute to send the Everblades into the first intermission nursing a slight lead. However, unlike other recent games, Florida managed to extend their lead twice in the second and then close out a pressing Elmira squad in the final frame. Matt Marquardt got the high honors Wednesday night, scoring twice (including the game-winner) and registering the team high in shots for the game. Alex Hutchings and Pat Nagle didn't earn any honors tonight but, Hutchings, who was blanked the past two games, managed his third multipoint game of the season and Nagle, who was was well-tested, mostly held the fort for Florida. Hutchings also earned his first fighting major of the season as part of a melee midway through the final frame. Daniel Milan and Maxime Langelier-Parent remain inactive. Both teams have a rest day before the Everblades (4-4-2) and Jackals (6-3-0) go at it again on Friday night in Estero.

    Official Recap | Box Score

    Alaska Aces 1 @ Las Vegas Wranglers 0

    F Nate Thompson, AK: 0-1-1, +1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 10 GP, 0-6-6, -2, 14 PIM

    Aces netminder Mark Guggenberger made 26 saves to secure a shutout victory over the Wranglers. Nate Thompson earned the only assist on the lone goal, scored by Joey Crabb, in the contest. Montreal's Scott Gomez, whom the Aces announced earlier Wednesday would be joining the club, was not in the lineup. Las Vegas (3-4-1) hosts Alaska (6-4-0) again on Friday night.

    Official Recap | Box Score

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Czech Republic 3 vs. Sweden 1
    Victor Hedman, Sweden, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

    Victor Hedman took minors for roughing and holding the stick in Sweden's 3-1 loss to Czech Republic. NHLers Jiri Tlusty and Tomas Plekanec each chipped in goals for Czech Republic in the win. Sweden plays Russia on Friday.

    Elsewhere, the elder Kazionov brother, Dmitri, was scoreless in Russia 2-1 shootout loss to Finland. Sweden faces Russia on Friday.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    American International Yellow Jackets 2 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 7 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 2 PIM

    Michael Peca was scoreless for the second straight game as the Bobcats lost a tough one at home to visiting American International. Quinnipiac outshot AIC, 40-17, but were stymied by Ben Meisner (undrafted) in the Yellow Jacket nets. Meisner came into the game with a 4.14 goals against average. The Bobcats fell to 3-3-1. Earlier this week they fell out of the USCHO top-20 to No. 27.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Barrie Colts 5 @ Peterborough Petes 3

    D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 18 GP, 2-11-13, -11, 14 PIM

    For the second straight game the Petes couldn’t hold on to a third period lead. The Colts scored three times in the third period, including an empty net goal. Koekkoek was not on the ice for the empty net goal.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Russia 6 @ Team QMJHL 2

    D Nikita Nesterov, RUS: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM
    Series totals: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM

    D Artem Sergeev, RUS: Did not play
    Series totals: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    G Andrei Vasilevski, RUS: W, 31/33 (.940 SV%), Player of the Game
    Series totals: 1-0-0, 2.00 GAA, 31/33 (.940 SV%)

    C Cedric Paquette, QMJHL: 0-0-0, E
    Series totals: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Andrei Vasilevski put on a show Monday night in Blainville-Boisbriand, stopping 31 shots to lead Russia to a win in the opening game of the 2012 Canada-Russia Subway Super Series. The Q has now lost five straight games to the Russians. Vasilevski, who was wearing a Lightning mask, was named Player of the Game for Russia. He made routine saves, difficult saves, and spectacular saves. The save of the game was Vasilevski doing the splits to stop a QMJHL shot from his left. He was beaten on the power play on a shot that went top corner, then late in the game Jean-Sebastien Dea lost control of the puck on a partial breakaway and the disc snuck through Vasilevski's legs. Vasilevski was playing the deke.

    Defenseman Nikita Nesterov played a significant amount of minutes for Russia and was out in all situations, including quarterbacking the power play and playing on a 5-on-3 penalty kill. He made good decisions and was praised for his "relentlessness." Lightning coach Guy Boucher will be happy about the "relentless" tag as it is one of his buzzwords.

    Cedric Paquette didn't see a lot of ice time on his home rink, but he was perhaps the most physical QMJHL player, landing at least two big hits. One led to a scoring chance on Vasilevski, but the big Russian shut the door. Paquette will not play in Wednesday's Game 2. Lightning prospect Artem Sergeev is expected to suit up for Russia in Game 2, however.

    Box Score | Highlights

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