Game Night Results

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    AHL Eastern Conference Champions.

    NOR-4
    STJ-0

    Norfolk Wins the Series 4-0

    Dustin Tokarski turned away all 28 shots he faced for his second consecutive shutout. When you go 4-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals with a GAA that is sub 0.50, that's pretty good. Norfolk played great defense in front of Tic, but when stops needed to be made he was in position to make the routine look routine. Heading into the Calder Cup Finals, he's 7-2-0 with 2 shutouts, a 1.65 GAA, and a .939 save percentage. Even Riku Helenius is envious of those numbers.

    First Period
    NOR Oberg, (2) (Picard, Angelidis), 15:15
    NOR Johnson, (3) (Palat, Barberio), 17:47 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Smith, (4) (Labrie, Aulie), 1:41

    Third Period
    NOR Segal, (3) (Johnson), 9:28 (PP)

    Norfolk put its killer instinct on full display tonight, outshooting St. John's 18-7 in the First Period en route to the 2-0 lead at the first intermission. Nothing against Newfoundland, but the Ads clearly had no intention of sticking around for a Game Five on Saturday.

    Tokarski and Trevor Smith were the game's first and second stars.

    Brandon Segal made sure that St. John's championship hopes stayed Submerged with a capping insurance goal.

    And now, as the great Tom Petty said, the waiting is the hardest part. With Toronto leading the Western Conference Finals 2-1, the earliest that series could be over is Game Five on Friday. Ideally, that series would go the distance, ending next week on Wednesday in Oklahoma City, meaning the winner would have to fly halfway across the country to play a well rested, healthy, hungry Admirals team. Whenever the Finals start know this: banners are nice, and the Admirals have already won two of them, but this sport is played for Cups. Period. They've come too far on this odyssey to settle for the silver medal. I've said it over and over this season, and every time they've answered the bell. Admirals: finish the drill.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup

    Saint John Sea Dogs 5 vs Edmonton Oil Kings 2

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 1-0-1, +2, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (roughing), 6 Hits
    MemCup Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, E, 4 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 17 GP, 13-8-21, +12, 28 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    Saint John got in the win column at the 2012 Memorial Cup by defeating WHL champion Edmonton 5-2 on Monday night. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier had a deflection for his first goal of the tournament and led his team with six hits. Minnesota prospect Charlie Coyle was first star for Saint John with two assists. The Sea Dogs’ win means there is now a four-way tie for first place in the round robin tournament. The goal is to get an automatic bye to the finals. Saint John can do that by defeating Shawinigan on Wednesday, combined with Edmonton beating London on Tuesday. Vladislav Namestnikov and London can advance straight to the finals by beating Edmonton on Tuesday and having Saint John defeat Shawinigan on Wednesday. The loser of Tuesday’s game will play the loser of Wednesday’s game on Thursday in a tiebreaker game. The winner of that game advances to the semifinals.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    Nacho-tastic!

    NOR-1
    STJ-0 (OT)

    Norfolk Leads the Series 3-0

    Dustin Tokarski stopped all 25 shots he faced for the shutout win. That's Dustin's second career playoff shutout as a pro. He had one last year against the Penguins. He really only had to stare down a couple of really good chances all night, as Norfolk's defense was suffocating all game long.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    NOR Labrie, (4) , 1:37

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie and Tokarski were the game's second and third stars. Labrie became the hero after blocking a St. John's point shot, collecting the puck, steaming down left wing, and depositing a wrist shot in the back of the net for the Overtime winner.

    Defenseman Scott Jackson left the game early and did not return after taking a shot to the side of the head.

    Norfolk goes for the sweep in Game Four tomorrow. Keep in mind the early Newfoundland start time of 6:00 pm Eastern Time. Toronto bested Oklahoma City 5-3 earlier in the day to take a 2-1 series lead in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals, and their Game Four is Wednesday. It would behoove Norfolk to finish the drill tomorrow night and try to gain a big rest/health advantage heading into the Calder Cup Finals.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup

    London Knights 2 vs Shawinigan Cataractes 6

    C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 0-0-0, -2, 3 SOG, 0 PIM, 4 Hits
    MemCup Totals: 2 GP, 2-0-2, -2, 2 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 19 GP, 4-14-18, +10, 18 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    Desperate for a win after their loss to Edmonton on Friday, Shawinigan came out flying and peppered London goalie Michael Houser with 32 shots, beating him with five. A 33rd shot was scored into an empty net. Lightning prospect Vladislav Namestnikov created several chances for his Knights and nearly scored on a partial breakaway while shorthanded and being hit from both sides in the first period. He remains fearless around the net, throwing his body into traffic if it means it gives his team a better chance of scoring. He led London with 4 hits and was 8 of 11 on faceoffs. The slender-built Russian got caught back on defense while on a power play and was unable to block a Shawinigan shot which ended up in the back of the net for a shorthanded goal. He drew more praise for his skills from the TSN play-by-play crew and dazzled with a few stickhandling moves to get himself in position for a shot. He and former Lightning camper Seth Griffith are showing the chemistry they’ve had all season this week at the Memorial Cup. London plays next on Wednesday against WHL champion Edmonton.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup

    Saint John Sea Dogs 3 vs London Knights 5

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 0-0-0, -2, 2 SOG, 2 PIM (slashing), 4 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 17 GP, 13-8-21, +12, 28 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM
    C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 2-0-2, E, 4 SOG, 2 PIM (holding the stick), 1 Hit
    Playoff Totals: 19 GP, 4-14-18, +10, 18 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    London defeated Saint John 5-3 Saturday night in the Memorial Cup opener for both teams. The loss was the Sea Dogs’ first in regulation in the post-season. London got two goals from Lightning prospect Vladislav Namestnikov (pictured), who showed off his speed throughout the game. He led the team in shots as well. Predators prospect Austin Watson, the OHL playoff MVP, was first star for his goal and two assists for London. Danick Gauthier, also a Bolt prospect, led Saint John in faceoffs taken and tied for the team lead in hits with four. London will face tournament host Shawinigan on Sunday. (Note: We will have thoughts on the performances of both Namestnikov and Gauthier tomorrow due to DVR difficulties this evening.)

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    Half way to the Calder Cup Finals.

    STJ-1
    NOR-3

    Norfolk Leads the Series 2-0

    Dustin Tokarski was cooler than the other side of the pillow with 30 saves on 31 shots. The numbers look great after two pretty good performances to start the Eastern Conference Finals: 6-2-0, 0 SO, 2.06 GAA, .924 save percentage. Nice.

    First Period
    NOR Panik, (3) (Oberg, Smith), 0:51

    Second Period
    STJ Albert, (3) (Postma, Murray), 1:51
    NOR Picard, (7) (Kostka, Angelidis), 15:38

    Third Period
    NOR Picard, (8) (Cote), 19:07 (EN)

    Alexandre Picard and Tokarski were the game's first and second stars. Picard moves out ahead in the race for playoff MVP, now sporting 8 goals and 14 points in 12 games.

    Panik attack, y'all.

    Trevor Smith has the quietest 12 points in 12 games I've ever seen.

    After a sloppy defensive performance in Game Four of the Connecticut series, the Admirals have really put the forcefield up. They've allowed just 3 goals in the past 4 games, and with the offensive weapons they have, no team is beating them in a seven game series if they continue to play this well in their own end. Now it's getting really exciting.

    Now Norfolk is playing with house money heading to St. John's for three games. All they have to do is win one of three up north to give themselves a great chance to take this series, and if they can manufacture a win in Game Three on Monday, they've got a chance to shorten this series and get themselves a big health and rest advantage on whoever is the Western Conference representative. Oklahoma City and Toronto split the first two games of their series, and could be in for a long struggle.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    (W3) Las Vegas Wranglers 3 @ (E5) Florida Everblades 4 (OT)
    Kelly Cup Finals – Florida leads best of 7 series 2-1

    D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play.
    Playoff Totals: 9 GP, 1-2-3, +5, 5 PIM
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 16 GP, 2-8-10, +9, 38 PIM
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: Did not play.
    Playoff Totals: 14 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 10 PIM
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 4-1-0, 1.42 GAA, .941 sv%, 2 SO
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

    Former QMJHL (Baie-Comeau, Moncton) star Matt Marquardt (pictured) scored at 13:49 of overtime to lift the Florida Everblades to a 4-3 home win over Las Vegas in Game 3 of the Kelly Cup Finals. Florida now leads the best-of-7 series, 2-1. Lightning prospect Sebastien Piche earned the primary assist on Justin Shugg’s game-tying goal with under four minutes left in regulation. Charles Landry and Kevin Quick were healthy scratches for the second straight game. Pat Nagle sat backup to John Muse, who stopped 32 of 35 shots. Game 4 is not until Tuesday night in southwest Florida.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    Norfolk passes the midpoint on their way up the mountain, but there's still a lot of climbing left to do.

    STJ-1
    NOR-6

    Norfolk Leads the Series 1-0

    Dustin Tokarski stopped 29 of 30 for the win as Jon Cooper again flexes his superior coaching instincts.

    First Period
    NOR Kostka, (2) (Oberg, Smith), 18:55 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Ouellet, (1) (Johnson, Barberio), 3:08 (PP)
    NOR Kostka, (3) (Devos, Angelidis), 11:04
    NOR Cote, (1) (Smith, Labrie), 13:42

    Third Period
    NOR Palat, (4) (Johnson, Conacher), 1:28
    STJ Redmond, (1) (Trotter, Postma), 2:11 (PP)
    NOR Aulie, (1) (Palat, Conacher), 7:21

    Mike Kostka, Cory Conacher, and Tokarski were the game's three stars. Ondrej Palat, Trevor Smith, and Tyler Johnson also contributed multi-point performances.

    Alex Killorn was a scratch for, presumably, health reasons.

    Norfolk's players can enjoy this win for another 2-3 hours tonight, and then they need to erase it from the memory banks. The danger after a win like this is complacency. Norfolk's good, but they're not 5 goals better than the IceCaps on any given night, and they have to be ready to go Saturday night in Game Two. The IceCaps won't lick their wounds long, because they've got the shot for redemption on Saturday and they can be right in the spot they want to be with a 1-1 split, so Norfolk can't go into that game overconfident. They have to bring their lunch buckets and make sure they give themselves the best chance to get that 2-0 lead before heading north.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    Canada 3 @ Slovakia 4
    Stunning. Michal Handzus' power play goal with 2:28 left in regulation lifted Slovakia to a 4-3 upset over Canada in the World Championships Semifinals. Teddy Purcell played a paltry 3:42 for the Canadians in defeat. Tournament over for the Canadians.

    USA 2 @ Finland 3
    Jesse Joensuu's 2nd goal of the game with 9 seconds left in regulation lifted Finland to a 3-2 win over team USA. J.T. Brown did not play in the match for the Americans. Nate Thompson was an ugly -3 with 1 shot in 11:26. Tournament over for the Americans.

    Sweden 3 @ Czech Republic 4
    Milan Michalek's goal with 29 seconds left in regulation (noticing a theme?) lifted Czech Republic to a 4-3 win over Sweden. Victor Hedman had a delay of game minor and 1 shot on goal in 13:46. Tournament over for the Swedes.

    Tournament over for Lightning properties. Russia plays Finland and the Czech Republic gets Slovakia in the Semifinal Round.

  • 5 years 40 weeks ago

    (E5) Florida Everblades 7 @ (W3) Las Vegas Wranglers 2
    Kelly Cup Finals – Best of 7 series tied 1-1

    D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play.
    Playoff Totals: 9 GP, 1-2-3, +5, 5 PIM
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (delay of game)
    Playoff Totals: 15 GP, 2-7-9, +8, 38 PIM
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: Did not play.
    Playoff Totals: 14 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 10 PIM
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 4-1-0, 1.42 GAA, .941 sv%, 2 SO
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

    After spotting Las Vegas a 2-0 lead after one period, Florida pounded the Wranglers with seven unanswered goals to win the game 7-2 and tie the best-of-7 Kelly Cup Finals series at one game apiece. Naples News reporter Woody Womack said the ‘Blades seemed to be ignited by Florida tough guy Leigh Salters attempting to fight with Wranglers goalie Joe Fallon. David Rutherford, a former teammate of Lightning prospects Dustin Tokarski and Tyler Johnson at WHL Spokane, was named first star for the game. He had a goal and two assists. Seven different players scored for Florida. Lightning prospect Charles Landry and Norfolk property Kevin Quick were healthy scratches for Florida. The series now moves to southwest Florida for games 3-5 beginning on Friday.

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