Game Night Results

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Panik attack, y'all!

    NOR-5
    WBS-1

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 21 shots for the victory. He runs his record to 14-7-0 with the win, which is not too shabby. A 2.33 GAA doesn't hurt my feelings either.

    First Period
    NOR Panik, (5) (Cote, Ashton), 3:25
    NOR Conacher, (20) (Labrie, Smith), 4:31
    NOR Gudas, (5) (Conacher, Smith), 8:25

    Second Period
    WBS Petersen, (6) (Craig, Samuelsson), 2:16

    Third Period
    NOR Conacher, (21) (Kostka, Smith), 11:34 (PP)
    NOR Angelidis, (6) (Dimmen, Landry), 19:00 (PP)

    Cory Conacher, Trevor Smith, and Richard Panik were the game's three stars. Welcome to the first points streak of Panik's professional career.

    Congratulations are in order for Conacher, Smith, and Mark Barberio on their selections as AHL All-Stars. Conacher now sits at 4th in the league in scoring with 41 points in 33 games. Smith checks in at 3rd with 42 points in 34 games. Barberio, for his part, is tied for tops amongst defensemen in scoring at 29 points in 32 games.

    Norfolk moves back into a tie with Hershey at 44 points for tops in the East Division and opens up a 3 point lead on the Pens. The Admirals have a 2 game set with Albany on Friday and Saturday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Semifinals
    Canada 5 @ Russia 6
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 1-0-1, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 2-5-7, +5, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 6 GP, 2-3-5, +7, 6 PIM

    Brett Connolly, Canada, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 5-1-6, +4, 4 PIM

    In the mother of all Semifinals, Russia streaked out to a 6-1 lead early in the third period, and then held on by a fingernail in the face of 4 unanswered Canadian goals for the 6-5 victory. Nikita Kucherov's tap in goal as the trailer on a 3-on-1 ended up being the game winning goal in the match. Nikita Nesterov also contributed a power play goal for the Russians on a first period one timer from the point that was deflected in off a Canadian defender's stick. Lightning forward Brett Connolly scored the second Lightning prospect goal in the game as the extra attacker on a play where Nikita Nesterov was about to be sent off on a minor penalty. Connolly ripped a short side wrister for the goal that was Canada's only through 40 minutes. The most bizarre move of the match came when Russian coach Valeri Bragin's decided to lift Andrei Vasilevski after he stopped 44 of 49 shots for the Russians, but backup Andrei Makarov stopped 7 of 7 the rest of the way to secure the win, seemingly against all odds.

    Connolly looked to be Canada's strongest player in the match. He had what was perhaps Canada's best chance to tie the game on a rebound off a shot that hit the post which he was unable to lift over Makarov's pads. Kucherov had some dangerous moments as a playmaker on what was Russia's de facto second line. He looked to be an extremely creative passer with superlative puckhandling skills that were among the best on display by both teams tonight. Nesterov, for his part, took a late second period penalty for interference that likely wasn't his and looked somewhat outclassed by the Canadians' speed and strength. Still, it's hard to complain about the Lightning prospect hat trick of goals.

    Russia moves on to play Sweden in the Gold Medal match on Thursday. Sweden advanced to the Finals with a dramatic 3-2 shootout win over the rival Finns earlier in the night on the strength of a Max Friberg game tying goal with 1:44 left in regulation followed up by Friberg's winning shootout goal. Recall, Friberg scored the game tying goal with 40 seconds left in regulation against the Russians in the final game of the Preliminary Round to earn Sweden their bye in the Quarterfinals of the Medal Round. The Ducks fifth rounder is suddenly looking like a living legend for the Swedes.

    Canada will play in the Bronze Medal match against the Finns on Thursday, as well.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Yeah. Awful.

    TB-3
    TOR-7

    Mathieu Garon allowed 4 goals on 21 shots for the loss before giving way to Dwayne Roloson who allowed 18 on 21 the rest of the way. Almost equally hideous.

    First Period
    TB Lecavalier (14), (Wyman, Moore), 0:58
    TOR Lupul (18), (Connolly, Gardiner), 3:25
    TOR Gunnarson (2), (Connolly, Lupul), 8:46

    Second Period
    TB Stamkos (27), (St. Louis), 11:55
    TOR Grabovski (11), (Lupul, Schenn), 12:28
    TB Kubina (3), (Brewer), 13:26
    TOR Boyce (1), (Frattin, Aulie), 13:43
    TOR Frattin (5), (Kadri, Lombardi), 19:22

    Third Period
    TOR Phaneuf (6), (Grabovski, Macarthur)(PP), 1:23
    TOR Kessel (22), (Lupul, Phaneuf)(PP), 12:28

    The really, really tough part is that just about every other team in the conference won tonight, so the loss hurts really badly in the standings.

    J.T. Wyman had an assist and was +1 with 1 shot, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 13:25.

    Blair Jones was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 12:17. Both of the younger guys benefited a bit from some garbage time ice time. Tonight was Blair Jones' 77th NHL game, so he now is just 5 more games from graduating here on Bolt Prospects.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 2 @ TPS 0
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 14/14, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 17 GP, 11-6-0, 6 SO, 1.47 GAA, .934 sv%

    Well, you don't see one of these every day. Riku Helenius started the game for JYP and stopped all 14 shots he faced before leaving the game at 4:07 of the second period. Backup Joni Myllykoski stopped all 21 shots he faced the rest of the way for the combined shutout. Myllykoski and Helenius ended up being the game's first and third stars, respectively. Officially, the SM-liiga did not award Helenius the win despite his leaving the game with a 1-0 lead. However, on Bolt Prospects, we keep track of goaltenders wins and losses by the North American rules. For those interested, he's 8-6-2 by the Finnish standard, which doesn't award wins for shootout or overtime wins, either. We'll have to see about a potential injury to Helenius. JYP plays KalPa on Thursday.

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 4 @ Chekhov 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 22 GP, 11-8-0, 2 SO, 2.57 GAA, .919 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin did not dress in Cherepovets' 4-1 win over Chekhov. For those wondering, the KHL also scores goaltender's wins and losses like the SM-liiga, so his official KHL record is 9-8-2 and he did not receive official wins for a pair of shootout victories earlier in the season. Cherepovets draws Mytischi on Saturday.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Quarterfinals
    Finland 8 @ Sloavkia 5
    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Wild first rounder Mikael Granlund had 1 goal and 4 points to help lead Finland to an 8-5 win over Slovakia. His brother Markus, a Flames second rounder, chipped in 2 goals and 3 points, as well. Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was an admirable +2 despite his team giving up a snowman in the contest. He also had a secondary assist on a power play goal by Red Wings fourth rounder Marek Tvrdon with 30 seconds left in the first period. Slovakia will finish their tournament in the 5th/6th Place Game on Wednesday against (spoiler alert) Czech Republic.

    Russia 2 @ Czech Republic 1 (OT)
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 1-5-6, +7, 2 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 5 GP, 1-3-4, +8, 4 PIM

    Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov assisted on defenseman Grigori Zheldakov's overtime goal to lift Russia to a 2-1 Quarterfinals victory over Czech Republic. Kucherov was on the ice after leaving the box following Russia's kill of a high sticking minor. The game featured an epic goaltending battle between Wings fifth rounder Petr Mrazek, who stopped 43 of 45 in defeat, and draft eligible 17 year old goaltender Andrei Vasilevski, who stopped 38 of 39 he faced. Russia moves on to the Semifinals to face Canada in what should be an epic battle between two of the world's great hockey powers on Tuesday.

    Sweden will face Finland in a battle of Scandinavian rivals to determine which of the two will move on to the Finals to face the winner of Canada vs. Russia.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    OHL

    London Knights 3 @ Sarnia Sting 0

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 17-23-40, +10, 28 PIM

    Namestnikov missed his third straight game due to a lower body injury. 2012 draft eligible goalie Michael Houser was First Star for the Knights, stopping all 36 shots he faced. London was outshot 36-19 in the game.

    Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Oshawa Generals 4

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM (interference)
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 0-10-10, +2, 18 PIM

    Schemitsch (pictured) had his first multi-point regular season game since October 30 of 2010, but the Attack couldn’t top the Gens in Oshawa. He had two assists in a playoff game last year. Oshawa’s Christian Thomas, son of Lightning staffer and former NHLer Steve Thomas, had a goal and an assist for First Star honors.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    USHL

    Omaha Lancers 0 @ Tri-City Storm 3

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 34 saves on 34 shots, *First Star*
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 7 GP, 3-4-0, 2.85 GAA, .919 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox (pictured) won his second straight game after a four-game losing streak, shutting out Omaha 3-0 at home. This was his first shutout with Tri-City. He had two with Green Bay before being traded. Wilcox is playing like Tri-City expected when they acquired the Lightning’s 2011 sixth round pick and future Minnesota Golden Gopher.

    QMJHL

    St. John Sea Dogs 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 5

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (tripping), 0 SOG, 2 Hits
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Milan broke a personal 14 game scoreless streak with a secondary assist Saturday night. scoreless streak hit 14 games in the loss. St. John is two points behind Patrick Roy’s Quebec Remparts for the league’s top point total. At 18-19-3-0 Moncton pulled back within one game of .500. They won just their second game in their past 10 contests.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 6 @ South Carolina Stingrays 3

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 29 saves on 32 shots
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 13-8-0, 2.88 GAA, .906 sv%, 1 SO

    Florida won their sixth straight game to pull within one point of division-leading Gwinnett with a big 6-3 road win New Year’s Eve in South Carolina. Florida scored the game’s first four goals, then held on for the win. Lightning prospect Pat Nagle has been in net for every game of the Everblades’ six-game win streak. Saturday was his third game in three nights, and he won them all. Alex Hutchings remains out with an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since November 12.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Harvard Crimson 3 @ No. 18 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 7

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 14 GP, 5-1-6, +4, 0 PIM

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, even, 4 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 8-8-16, +3, 27 PIM

    Killorn scored the first goal of the game to run his point streak to seven games. O'Donnell scored in his second consecutive game.

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 1 @ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 4

    F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 21 GP, 4-11-15, +1, 8 PIM

    The Bobcats six game unbeaten streak came to an end with the non-conference loss to UNO.

  • 5 years 7 weeks ago

    Preliminary Round
    Slovakia 6 @ Switzerland 4
    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

    Thanks in part to 4 assists by Red Wings draft pick Tomas Jurco, the Slovakians overcame a pair of 2 goal deficits to beat Switzerland 6-4 and punch their ticket to the medal round. Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was +2 in the match. Slovakia moves on to face Finland in the Quarterfinals on Monday. Switzerland falls into the Relegation bracket against Denmark, also on Monday.

    Canada 3 @ USA 2
    Brett Connolly, Canada, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 4-1-5, +5, 4 PIM

    Canada held off a furious US comeback to scrape by the Americans 3-2. Brett Connolly's first period goal ended up being the game winner. Credit to the already Relegation Round saddled US side for not caving after falling down 3-0 in the first and giving Canada all they could handle. Canada earns a bye to the Semifinals on Tuesday. The US draws Latvia on Tuesday, and I suspect will cut a wide swath of destruction through the loser's bracket.

    Russia 3 @ Sweden 4 (OT)
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-4-5, +6, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 1-3-4, +7, 4 PIM

    Whereas a 3 goal third period lead is a death sentence in pro hockey, it's not quite so in junior hockey. Ducks draft pick Max Friberg scored an extra attacker goal to cap a 3 goal third period comeback for the Swedes and Blackhawks draft pick Joakim Nordstrom scored the overtime winner in their thrilling 4-3 win over Russia. Sweden clinches a bye to the Semis with the win. Russia now faces a Quarterfinal match with the Czech Republic on Monday. Lightning prospects Nikita Nesterov and Nikita Kucherov, who were on the ice for Friberg's goal, took their first minuses of the tournament. Swedish coach Roger Ronnberg perhaps deserves considerable credit for a Steve Ludzik-like goalie switch just before the goal to get a cheap timeout after burning his official timeout earlier in the game. It was a blast from the past for older Lightning fans.

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