Game Night Results

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Preliminary Round
    Canada 5 @ Czech Republic 0
    Brett Connolly, Canada, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-2, +1, 2 PIM

    Brett Connolly scored the nail-in-coffin third goal for Canada late in the second period in their 5-0 win over Czech Republic. The goal showed some absolutely lethal stickhandling moves by Connolly, beating multiple defenders and the netminder on a joy ride through a crowded slot area. It was a man against boys moment. The forward also took a minor for interference in the match. Jets first rounder Mark Scheifele had a pair of goals in the win for the Canadians. Canada draws Denmark on Thursday. Lord have mercy on the Danes souls, because the Czechs made the Canadians work for it today, and they're bound to be grumpy.

    Russia 3 @ Slovakia 1
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM

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

    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    It took a Nikita Kucherov insurance marker late in the third period for the Russians to finally put away a spunky Slovakian squad 3-1. Fellow Lightning prospect Nikita Nesterov had a secondary assist on the goal. Kucherov was second on Team Russia with 5 shots behind Yevgeni Kuznetsov's impressive 9 bids on net. Russia draws Latvia on Thursday. The same grumpiness likely will apply to Team Russia. Slovakia gets Sweden on Friday.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Tic back in the saddle.

    BRI-1
    NOR-2

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 27 shots for the win. After unceremoniously dropping a couple of starts, Tokarski now has back to back wins.

    First Period
    BRI Gallant, (2) (Marcinko, Klementyev), 8:12

    Second Period
    NOR Kostka, (4) (Conacher, Barberio), 2:41 (PP)
    NOR Devos, (2) (Ashton, Palat), 11:38

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Tokarski and Philip-Michael Devos were the game's first and second stars.

    In what was perhaps indicative of a holiday hangover, the Admirals were outshot 27-19 in the contest, but they got the goaltending to take the 2 points.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Farjestads 3 @ Lulea 5
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 11-6-17, +7, 10 PIM

    Ex-Cornell forward Chris Abbott had 1 goal and 3 points to lead Lulea to a 5-3 win over Farjestads. Lulea draws Djurgardens on Friday.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Preliminary Round
    Slovakia 3 @ Latvia 1
    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Red Wings draftee Marek Tvrdon scored a goal early in the third period to help Slovakia overcome a 43 save performance by Kristers Gudlevskis in their 3-1 win over Latvia. The Slovakians added a late empty net goal by Michal Toman to seal the win. Assistant captain Adam Janosik was scoreless in the match for Slovakia. They face Russia next on Wednesday.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Lightning steal the points, and the Flyers' dignity.

    PHI-1
    TB-5

    Mathieu Garon allowed 1 goal on 32 shots for the win. He shook off the overtime softie from Colorado and turned in his best game of the season tonight. His rebound control was so much better than usual and he ate up a lot of pucks and got the Lightning some key stoppages when they needed them. He was outstanding.

    First Period
    TB Gervais (3), (Hall), 9:34
    PHI Hartnell (17), (Giroux, Jagr), 18:14

    Second Period
    TB Stamkos (21), (Clark, Malone), 7:25
    TB Downie (5), (Purcell, Kubina), 11:41
    TB Stamkos (22), (Downie, St. Louis)(PP), 18:45

    Third Period
    TB Lecavalier (12), (St. Louis), 19:00

    Garon, Steven Stamkos, and Steve Downie were the game's three stars.

    I don't know what it has been about these last 2 games against Philadelphia, but the Lightning have done exactly what they needed to do to win the games. Tonight, it took Garon standing on his head for the first period, making Philly essentially punch themselves out, and then being very opportunistic with the spare amount of scoring chances they got.

    They're deep in Philly's head, too, as evidenced by the low life brand of hockey Philly resorted to in the second period. Scott Hartnell should be suspended for his stick waving incident at the Lightning bench, and Wayne Simmonds' instigation of a fight with Eric Brewer while Victor Hedman was already out injured sure did look like a coach ordered hit. Call me crazy, but they played dirt bag hockey, and the Lightning made them pay with Steven Stamkos' goal to push the margin to the all important 3 goals heading into the third. As readers of this blog should well know, a 3 goal lead heading into the third period in pro hockey is as close to a death sentence as a team can receive. The fact it allowed the Lightning to back off into the 1-3-1 a bit to kill off the remaining 20 minutes was all the sweeter, although I did feel like the Lightning needed to send a message after all the Flyer thuggery. I would've liked to have seen a player like Malone go out there and drop the gloves late in the game and make a point. It would've been nice to show the league, through the HBO cameras, that you don't take liberties with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    So, the Lightning close the gap on 8th place to 6 points, and move back to 2 games under .500. The game against Montreal on Thursday is huge. Games don't get bigger in December. The Lightning have to win that game to really give themselves a shot to climb back into the playoff hunt. Got to.

    J.T. Wyman had 1 hit in 5:59 and almost had to play some defenseman in this game after Brewer left the Simmonds fight bloody. Scary stuff. Also, I would be remiss to not mention how weird it is to see someone other than Mikael Andersson in #34. It doesn't seem right.

    Blair Jones had 1 hit in 10:20. With Malone out with a 10 minute misconduct for hopping off the bench after Hartnell's stick waving incident, he even got a rare PP shift.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    SaiPa 2 @ JYP 3 (OT)
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 15 GP, 9-6-0, 6 SO, 1.47 GAA, .932 sv%

    Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had 1 goal and 1 assist, including the helper on the overtime winner, to lead JYP to a 3-2 win over SaiPa. JYP draws Assat next on Thursday.

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 3 @ Spartak Moscow 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, 26/28, 2.00 GAA, .929 sv%
    Season totals: 22 GP, 11-8-0, 2 SO, 2.57 GAA, .919 sv%

    Despite a goal by ex-Flyer Stefan Rucizka with 7 seconds left in regulation, Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets held off Spartak Moscow 3-2. Cherepovets is now off until next Tuesday.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Preliminary Round
    Finland 1 @ Canada 8
    Brett Connolly, Canada, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM

    Senators prospect Mark Stone had a hat trick and Panthers prospect Jonathan Huberdeau had 1 goal and 5 points in Canada's 8-1 slaughter of Finland. Lightning prospect Brett Connolly also had a goal in the contest, and was named an assistant captain for the Canadians. Canada draws Czech Republic next on Wednesday.

    Switzerland 0 @ Russia 3
    Nikita Kucherov, Russia, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Russia, 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

    Russian netminder Andrei Vasilevski weathered 40 shots for the shootout victory in Russia's 3-0 win over Switzerland. Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov assisted on the Russian's final goal, an insurance marker by Mikhail Grigorienko late in the second period. For his part, fellow Lightning prospect Nikita Nesterov (pictured) continued the theme of his season going +2. No one collects pluses quite like Nikita Nesterov. He also took a minor for interference early in the third period. Russia faces Slovakia next on Wednesday.

  • 5 years 8 weeks ago

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    MODO 2 @ Lulea 3 (OT)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 11-6-17, +6, 10 PIM

    Johan Harju switched numbers from 90 to 8 today and got immediate dividends with a goal in Lulea's 3-2 OT win over MODO. MODO got an assist from former Lightning forward Mattias Ritola in the loss. Lulea draws Farjestads on Wednesday.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 1 @ Khanty-Mansiysk 0 (SO)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Win, 33/33, SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 21 GP, 10-8-0, 2 SO, 2.60 GAA, .919 sv%

    It's a Christmas miracle! Vasily Koshechkin got off the bench and promptly pulled off the rare shootout shutout win stopping 33 shots and both shooters he faced in Cherepovets' 1-0 win over Khanty-Mansiysk. Koshechkin has spent most of the last month in the backup role behind Vadim Tarasov. Cherepovets will draw Spartak Moscow next on Tuesday.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    Pre-tournament

    Canada 3 vs. Sweden 5

    RW Brett Connolly, CAN: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (slashing)

    Canada finished their pre-tournament games 2-1 after a loss to Sweden Friday night. They open play Monday against Finland. Connolly finished the three games with one assist and a penalty.

    Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (pictured with Sweden at the WJCs in 2009) tweeted after the game: "Congrats to the Swedish WJC team that beat Canada today ! Let's do that again later in the tournament"

    Slovakia 0 vs. USA 5

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