Game Night Results

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Finals (Russia):
    Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo stopped all 19 shots he faced in Omsk's 1-0 Game Three win over Chelyabinsk. Nikita Nesterov did not appear for Chelyabinsk. Omsk takes a 2-1 series lead. Game Four is Wednesday.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    OHL

    E1-Niagara IceDogs 4 @ E8-Oshawa Generals 1
    OHL First Round – Niagara wins best of seven series 4-2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 2 PIM
    Season Totals (OS, OSH): 49 GP, 2-18-20, +9, 24 PIM

    Oshawa’s season came to an end on Sunday after a 4-1 loss at home to top-seeded Niagara. The Gens put up a good fight, tying the series at 2 before ultimately bowing out. The junior career of 2010 third round pick Geoffrey Schemitsch likely comes to an end, though he can play as an overager next year in the OHL if he’s invited and willing.

    Future: The Lightning hold Schemitsch’s rights until June 1. If he is not signed before then, he can re-enter the draft. It is unlikely he’ll be taken. Schemitsch had 40 points in his rookie/draft year with Owen Sound, then only played in 45 games the next year, scoring 20 points. He matched that 20 points this past year in 49 games, but again battled injuries, most notably concussions. Schemitsch has good size, is a righty shot, and has good, smooth mobility, but you would have liked to have seen everything come together for him by now and be a healthy, 50-point two way defenseman at the junior level. Both Schemitsch and Adam Janosik are up for a contract with the Lightning and both could be signed, but the Bolts already have Daniel Milan, JT Brown, Alex Killorn, Cory Conacher, Danick Gauthier, and possibly Vladislav Namestnikov beginning their first contracts next year (Namestnikov is signed, but could be sent back to juniors or go to the AHL – his contract doesn’t kick in unless he goes to the AHL). With NCAA free agent Danny DeKeyser choosing to return to school, it’s possible there is another spot open for a defenseman, and speculation is that would go to Janosik. Nothing is guaranteed, however.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    USHL

    Tri-City Storm 2 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 4 (Friday)

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 21 saves on 24 shots

    On Friday night, Wilcox let in three as Tri-City fell on the road in Iowa. Notre Dame commit Vince Hinostroza had two goals for Waterloo, new Lightning prospect J.T. Brown’s former club.

    Tri-City Storm 6 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 3 (Saturday)

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 37 saves on 40 shots
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 32 GP, 16-16-1, 2.90 GAA, .916 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox stopped 37 shots to help the Storm get two points in South Dakota. With Des Moines losing five of their last six games, Tri-City sits six points up on the Bucs with Des Moines having five games left and Tri-City four. The Storm are three points behind Sioux City for fifth in the East. The top six teams in each conference make the playoffs.

    OHL

    E8-Oshawa Generals 3 @ E1-Niagara IceDogs 5
    OHL First Round – Niagara leads best of seven series 3-2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 0-3-3, -1, 2 PIM
    Season Totals (OS, OSH): 48 GP, 2-17-19, +8, 24 PIM

    Having dropped their last two games, Niagara dominated possession in Game 5, outshooting the Gens 59-25 on their way to a 5-3 win. The game was tied at two entering the third period before the IceDogs exploded for three goals in about nine minutes. Islanders first rounder (2011) Ryan Strome had two of the three third period goals for Niagara. Former Lightning prospect Brock Beukeboom was scoreless for the IceDogs. Current Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch had a helper, his third of the series. Game 6 is Sunday in Oshawa.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    Impressive debuts and #91 with a hammer.

    WPG-2
    TB-3 (OT)

    Sebastien Caron made his first start in a Lightning jersey and was excellent stopping 26 of 28 for the victory. Let him play out the season and earn himself an NHL contract somewhere for next season, I say.

    First Period
    TB Malone (19), (unassisted), 15:37

    Second Period
    WPG Miettinen (5), (Kane, Stuart), 6:20
    WPG Wellwood (18), (Byfuglien, Stapleton), 9:28

    Third Period
    TB Malone (20), (Purcell, Hedman)(PP), 7:25

    Overtime
    TB Stamkos (56), (Lee), 0:45

    Ryan Malone and Steven Stamkos were the game's first and third stars. Congratulations to Ryan Malone, who raced from 15 to 20 goals in the hockey equivalent of a blink of an eye this week. It'd be fun to see what Malone could do if he could stay healthy for an entire season. Stamkos, for his part, sets a new NHL record with 5 overtime game winning goals in a season, as he continues his push to get to 60 goals. Pretty cool.

    What I really enjoyed about this game was the way the young players received opportunities and showed something. Brett Connolly looked good, Victor Hedman kept up his points streak and got in a little scrap, and I'll write about J.T. Brown in a bit. Even Keith Aulie had a pretty positive game, in my mind, and it seemed like Brendan Mikkelson got to play a ton, too. Oh, and Brian Lee was damned impressive with 6 hits tonight. You're seeing a lot of good young pieces playing well in both Tampa Bay and in Norfolk, and you've got the best young player in the game in Steven Stamkos. Mix in another lottery pick, and this season's going to seem like a minor pothole in the grand scheme of things. My only regret is that, in beating Winnipeg, the team may have lost an opportunity to get into the top 5-6 picks of this draft. Some scouting organizations judge this a 5 player draft, as far as impact players go. I judge it a 5+1 or 2, right now, especially given the situation with Sarnia's Alex Galchenyuk losing so much time to injury this year, a la Connolly in his draft year. And I still want that little, mean-spirited Dan Boyle clone from Red Deer. The Lightning would be picking 9th now, pending the outcome of the lottery drawing, based on my quick look at the standings. Maybe they can get the ping pong balls to bounce their way and still move up 4 spots into the top-5.

    Aulie had 1 shot and 3 hits in 13:37. He was good tonight. I know, I was surprised, too. He was physical. He had some interesting little offensive zone forays. He wasn't a pylon. That was more like it. And, you can now tell your children where you were when Keith Aulie finally broke the 13 minute barrier in a game that wasn't completely out of hand.

    J.T. Wyman had 4 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 7:26. Old J.T. overshadowed by new J.T.

    J.T. Brown had 2 shots in 13:33 in his NHL debut. Color me impressed. He's a very, very good skater and he showed some decent early chemistry with both Vincent Lecavalier and Brett Connolly, and those are two players that aren't the easiest to read off of because they're both creative stickhandlers. He looked pretty responsible defensively in terms of his positioning, too. You can tell he was well coached at Minnesota-Duluth. I don't know if he can be as physically active at 170 pounds in the NHL as he was in college, but I'm looking forward to him getting on the Steven Stamkos training regime this offseason and seeing him add that element into his game next year, because his college film will remind you of Jeremy Roenick, at times. That was a quality signing.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Finals (Russia):
    Nikita Pivtsakin's goal at 6:01 of the second overtime lifted Omsk to a 3-2 Game Two victory over Chelyabinsk. The series is tied at 1-1. Game Three is scheduled for Monday. Nikita Nesterov did not suit up for Traktor.

    MHL Western Conference Semifinals (Russia Jr.)
    CSKA Jr. 2 @ Cherepovets Jr. 4
    Series Tied 2-2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 9 SOG
    Playoff totals (MHL): 7 GP, 3-1-4, -3, 0 PIM
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Cherepovets Jr. scored 2 unanswered goals to pull away from CSKA Jr and even their Western Conference Semifinal series at 2-2. That means the deciding Game Five is the series will occur on Tuesday. Mytischi Jr. awaits the victor.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    Gwinnett Gladiators 3 @ Florida Everblades 5

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

    Florida exacted some revenge on first-place Gwinnett for a 2-0 loss Wednesday night with a 5-3 win Friday. Florida had a 2-0 lead that they relinquished before going up 4-2 and then hanging on and adding an empty net goal. Pat Nagle sat backup yet again. Sebastien Piche had a point for the fourth time in his last five games. This game was definitely on the chippy side as the teams combined for 116 penalty minutes. Eighty-eight of those belonged to the Glads. Former Vermont Catamount and Toronto Maple Leaf Brayden Irwin had two goals and an assist for Florida, who remains in fifth in the East.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    Shawn Chambers.

    STJ-1
    NOR-2

    Jaroslav Janus allowed just 1 goal on 21 shots for his 12th straight victory and 20th of the season. For the moment, Janus moves into a tie with several others for 11th in the AHL with 20 wins.

    First Period
    STJ Gagnon, (13) (Redmond, DeSantis), 2:11 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Palat, (9) (Picard, Killorn), 15:42

    Third Period
    NOR Devos, (6) (Labrie, Conacher), 10:41

    Philip-Michael Devos, Ondrej Palat, and Janus were the game's three stars.

    22 straight wins! You probably all thought I was going to go with Dan Boyle, right? No, I kicked it really old school with the Shawn Chambers reference.

    Norfolk will be raising at least one banner to the rafters of Scope in the Fall. They've just about clinched the East Division (1 point gained or 1 point lost by Hershey will do it), and they've just about put a lid on the Eastern Conference as a whole, as well. By sweeping this 2 game set against the IceCaps, they shrunk their magic number for the conference by 8 points. They now hold a 15 point lead on St. John's, with just 8 games left on the IceCaps' schedule. St. John's can't catch the Admirals in ROW, which means that the next point earned by the Admirals or lost by St. John's will just about clinch the #1 seed in the East for the Admirals. They also temporarily have opened up a 10 point lead on Oklahoma City, with the Barons currently in action and winning. The magic number for the top spot in the entire AHL is 6 points.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    MHL Western Conference Semifinals (Russia Jr.)
    CSKA Jr. 6 @ Cherepovets Jr. 4
    CSKA Jr. Leads the Series 2-1
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Playoff totals (MHL): 6 GP, 3-1-4, -2, 0 PIM
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    After a rather quiet first 5 games of the MHL playoffs, Nikita Kucherov broke out today with a power play goal and an even strength goal in CSKA Jr.'s Game Three win over Cherepovets Jr. Game Four is scheduled for Saturday.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    OHL

    W1-London Knights 8 @ W8-Windsor Spitfires 3
    OHL First Round – London wins best of seven series 4-0

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    After Windsor stayed close in the first three games, London finally broke out of their “offensive slump” and put up a snowman on the Spits in Game 4 to complete the sweep of their first round series. Fans and followers of the Knights, who are loaded at forward, have been wondering where the offense has been the last few weeks. Hopefully for the Knights they found what they were looking for. Namestnikov had a goal and an assist in Game 1 but has been quiet since. He did have a helper in Game 4. London and Brampton are the only teams to advance so far in the OHL playoffs.

  • 5 years 37 weeks ago

    Hard to waste a hat trick.

    TB-4
    NJ-6

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 6 goals on 34 shots for the loss before giving way to Sebastien Caron who stopped all 4 shots he faced the rest of the way.

    First Period
    TB Malone (16), (Stamkos, Hedman), 19:16

    Second Period
    NJ Zubrus (17), (Elias)(SH), 3:07
    TB Malone (17), (Brewer), 4:40
    NJ Josefson (2), (Carter, Clarkson), 6:54
    TB Malone (18), (Hedman), 10:13
    NJ Kovalchuk (33), (Henrique, Parise), 13:26
    NJ Zidlicky (2), (Kovalchuk, Elias)(PP), 14:37

    Third Period
    NJ Ponikarovsky (13), (Salvador), 2:25
    NJ Clarkson (29), (Ponikarovsky, Henrique), 6:05
    TB Smith (2), (Wallace, Aulie), 19:51

    Ryan Malone was the game's second star. Good for him to give himself a fighting chance to get to 20 goals by the season's end.

    It's good to have Vincent Lecavalier back.

    As of this minute, the Lightning would pick 9th, but they're in a 4-way tie with Anaheim, the Islanders, and Carolina at 77 points. So, they could easily be in 6th position soon, and they're just 2 points ahead of Toronto, which would pick 5th. There's a certain defenseman from Red Deer I think is going 4th or 5th, at the latest, in this draft. So, while losing stinks, it might be for a good purpose.

    Keith Aulie had a helper and 2 hits in 11:58.

    Trevor Smith had a goal, 1 shot, and 2 hits in 16:01.

    J.T. Wyman had 2 hits in 16:56. Smith and Wyman are legitimate contenders, along with about a half dozen other forwards, for a spare number of spots on the Lightning in camp next season, in my opinion. We'll see another contender, J.T. Brown, make his debut this weekend.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

Syndicate content