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  • 5 years 32 weeks ago

    That's all, folks?


    Mathieu Garon allowed 3 goals on 26 shots for the loss. He also stopped a Kyle Turris penalty shot in the contest.

    First Period
    OTT Karlsson (10), (Spezza, Butler), 1:04

    Second Period
    OTT Spezza (23), (Kuba, Karlsson)(PP), 16:32

    Third Period
    OTT Spezza (24), (Butler, Michalek), 12:37
    OTT Spezza (25), (Gonchar)(EN), 18:58

    You got the sense the Spezza goal that got the score in this game to 3-0 really made reality set in for the Lightning. They can't afford to be losing back-to-back games right now and they can't afford to be losing 4-point games against teams they're competing against for position in the conference, and they just did both. With the loss, you'd have to expect the Lightning to be sellers at the deadline with several potential UFA's as rental opportunities for playoff-bound teams like Pavel Kubina, Dominic Moore, and Brett Clark. Unfortunately for the Lightning, it's difficult to envision them finding pieces such as a goaltender or some more Mikkelson-esque defensemen to receive in return to help rebuild the roster.

    I will be interested to see how the post-deadline roster looks, and whether the Lightning will give some prospects in Norfolk an extended look before the end of the year. Particularly, I'd like to see Mark Barberio get a chance against NHL speed to see where he's at, particularly in his own third. The Lightning need d-men almost as much as they need a goaltender, and it seems foolish not to use this time to diagnose a guy who is currently the AHL's leading scorer amongst d-men.

    The other thing is that Guy Boucher might just need to throw caution to the wind at some point, accept the mistakes young #14 is going to make, and start feeding Brett Connolly some scoring line ice time. If the Lightning can get a guy like Connolly or one of their other forward prospects to a point they feel more comfortable about them next season, it'll make it more comfortable for them to deal a veteran forward like Ryan Malone, assuming he'd allow it, to get some defense or goaltending help.

    The good news is that I'm optimistic this season is a pot hole and not a ditch. There's a lot of good talent in the system, and the Lightning really are just 2-3 players away from being right back to elite status. And, no, those players aren't Scott Stevens and Patrick Roy. But, they do need to be guys who are a better fit for the current system and are a lot more clutch than what the current group has shown this year.

    J.T. Wyman was -1 in 5:26.

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  • 5 years 32 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    TPS 1 @ JYP 4
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 16/17, 1.00 GAA, .941 sv%
    Season totals: 26 GP, 18-6-0, 6 SO, 1.49 GAA, .939 sv%

    On this Valentine's Day, I think we all can find something to love in the continued resurgence of goaltender Riku Helenius, who posted 16 saves en route to JYP's 4-1 win over TPS. Ducks draft pick Sami Vatanen scored 2 goals in the match for JYP. They face Ilves next on Friday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    Chelyabinsk Jr. 2 @ CSKA Jr. 4
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr. 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 20 GP, 20-17-37, +12, 40 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, -1, 20 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 36 GP, 10-20-30, +12, 52 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +9, 4 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov had a power play goal and a minor penalty in CSKA Jr.'s 4-2 win over Chelyabinsk Jr. Fellow Lightning prospect Nikita Nesterov was -1 and took an unspecified game misconduct at 16:35 of the match. We'll see now if Kucherov returns to CSKA's KHL team and whether Nesterov faces disciplinary action after today's result. CSKA Jr. faces Omsk Jr. next on Thursday while Chelyabinsk Jr. draws KHK MVD Jr. on Thursday, as well.

    Today's head-to-head matchup of Lightning prospects comes on the heels of Saturday's MHL All-Star Game where the West defeated the East 4-2. Nikita Nesterov was -2 with a minor for interference for the losing East side. Nikita Kucherov did not suit up for the match, but his teammate Nikita Gusev had a pair of helpers for the victorious Team West.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Lulea 2 @ Brynas 3 (OT)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 46 GP, 13-6-19, +3, 16 PIM

    Ex-Predators draft pick Daniel Widing scored 1:37 into overtime to lift Brynas to a 3-2 win over Lulea. Lulea draws MODO on Thursday.

  • 5 years 32 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 3 @ South Carolina Stingrays 4

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 2 SOG, 6 PIM (roughing, hooking, slashing)
    Season Totals: 17 GP, 8-8-16, +4, 18 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 1-0-1, -1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (hooking)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 4 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 14-12-0-3, 2.98 GAA, .900 sv%, 1 SO

    Looking for their second win a row in South Carolina, Florida skated out to a 3-0 lead but gave up three third period goals and lost 4-3. They were outshot 50-27 in the game, including 20-8 in the third period. Lightning prospect Pat Nagle sat for the second straight game. Congratulations to Charles Landry (pictured), who scored his first professional goal. The ‘Blades fell eight points behind South Carolina for third in the four-team South Division. They are clinging to the eighth and final playoff spot in the East, one point ahead of Cincinnati, who has a whopping five games in hand on the Everblades. Florida has 22 games left.

  • 5 years 32 weeks ago

    Harvard Crimson 3 @ Northeastern Huskies 2 (Beanpot Consolation)

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 6 SOG
    Season totals: 24 GP, 16-15-31, +6, 37 PIMs

    In the last Beanpot game of his collegiate career, Harvard senior Alex Killorn scored in the first period and tied for the team lead with six shots on goal to help the Crimson to a 3-2 win. Harvard took third place in this year’s tournament. With his 16th goal Killorn set a new career high for goals in one season.
    (USCHO photo)

  • 5 years 32 weeks ago


    Moncton Wildcats 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 3 (SO)

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 43 GP, 5-24-29, -10, 47 PIM

    Moncton won the shootout 2-1. Janosik (pictured) did not participate in the tiebreaker. Janosik is 20th in the league in points among defensemen. Sabres pick Jerome Gauthier-Leduc of Rimouski leads blueliners with 62 points in 50 games (24 goals).

    Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Victoriaville Tigres 1 (SO)

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 49 GP, 1-6-7, -14, 43 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 16 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 12 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Halifax won the shootout 3-2. Former Lightning camper Brandon Hynes (Vic) and likely 2014 first overall pick Nathan MacKinnons (Hal) both scored in the skills competition.


    Kitchener Rangers 3 @ London Knights 4 (SO)

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (holding)
    Season Totals: 50 GP, 18-44-62, +17, 42 PIM

    Namestnikov’s streak of multi-point games ended at three. He had seven points in those three games. This game on Sunday between the two Midwest Division powers didn’t disappoint as it took a shootout to decide the winner. London got a goal from Jared Knight (Bruins) in the shootout to take the extra point. The Knights extended their lead over the Rangers to nine points for the division lead. Kitchener is one point behind Plymouth for the second most points in the league. London is 8-2 in their last 10 games.

    Niagara IceDogs 5 @ Oshawa Generals 3

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 0-14-14, +4, 22 PIM
    With Oshawa: 12 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 4 PIM
    With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

    Rangers pick Christian Thomas, son of Lightning player development consultant Steve Thomas, had two goals for the second straight game.

  • 5 years 32 weeks ago

    Squandering their last chances.


    Mathieu Garon allowed 4 goals on 41 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    TB Downie (10), (Purcell, Hedman), 9:58
    TB Downie (11), (Purcell, Clark), 10:09
    PIT Malkin (31), (Letang, Neal)(PP), 16:15

    Second Period
    PIT Kunitz (16), (Letang, Johnson), 0:56
    PIT Letang (8), (Kunitz, Neal), 4:28
    PIT Malkin (32), (Kunitz, Neal), 10:54

    Third Period

    I don't know what else you could ask for. The Lightning were spotted a 2 goal lead and let it slip away in in less than 11 minutes en route to getting doubled up. It's sad.

    J.T. Wyman was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 6:17.

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  • 5 years 32 weeks ago

    3 games. 3 nights. 3 wins.


    Jaroslav Janus was fantastic, stopping 33 of 34 en route to the victory. He held the door closed in a first period where Norfolk was outshot 17-8 and really gave his club the chance to win tonight. That's what you need from your goalie on the 3rd game in 3 nights.

    First Period
    NOR Oberg, (4) (Ashton, Picard), 19:01

    Second Period
    NOR Conacher, (28) (Smith), 18:07

    Third Period
    CHA Sanguinetti, (6) (Boychuk, Muse), 18:17 (PP)
    NOR Labrie, (10) (Cote), 18:57 (EN)

    Norfolk's win coupled with Hershey's win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton today tightens up the East Division race to a log jam of 3 teams within 2 points of first place with Hershey 1 point back of the Pens and the Ads 2 points behind the Pens. Norfolk can forge a tie for the division lead on Wednesday night when they travel to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Big game.

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  • 5 years 32 weeks ago

    Yale Bulldogs 2 @ No. 13 Cornell Big Red 4

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, +3, 4 PIM (hitting after the whistle, tripping), 0 SOG
    Season totals: 16 GP, 1-3-4, +7, 12 PIM

    With the victory, the Big Red has clinched the Ivy League title outright for the first time since the 2004-05 season. They are one point behind Union for first in the ECAC. Gotovets is plus-9 in his last three games.

    Alabama-Huntsville Chargers 1 @ No.20 Miami RedHawks 4

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: Did not play (injured)
    Season totals: 28 GP, 8-7-15, +8, 8 PIM

    Mullin missed his third straight game with a knee injury. Miami completed the weekend sweep of the Chargers with a win Saturday.

    Note: Brendan O’Donnell (North Dakota) is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week.

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 7 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 6

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-2-3, +3, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 29 GP, 7-16-23, +6, 10 PIM

    Peca found some of his early season scoring magic with a three-point night for Quinnipiac. The Bobcats (17 points) are now just one point behind Clarkson for fifth in the ECAC standings. Union leads with 26 points.

    No.15 Ohio State Buckeyes 4 @ No. 18 Western Michigan Broncos 3

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM (cross checking, roughing), 1 SOG
    Season totals: 31 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 43 PIM

    Witkowski (pictured) got an assist when he forced a turnover and quickly moved the puck up ice. His teammates took care of the rest. The Broncos, who beat OSU on Friday night in overtime, scored twice in the early third to take a 3-2 lead before giving up two late goals to lose it.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 5 years 32 weeks ago


    Tri-City Storm 4 @ Fargo Force 3

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 35 saves on 38 shots, *First Star*
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 17 GP, 7-10-1, 3.12 GAA, .913 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    A night after nearly stealing a win against Fargo and being named third star, Wilcox (pictured) stood on his head for most of the Saturday game and came away with a win and first star honors. The future Minnesota Golden Gopher reportedly put on a show for the Storm. TC is now two points behind Des Moines for the final playoff spot in the West, though the Bucs have two games in hand. The Storm have crawled out of the cellar to make a run at the playoffs.


    Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 4

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 42 GP, 5-23-28, -9, 47 PIM

    The Volts outshot Gatineau 36-21, including 17-8 in the final period.


    Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Oshawa Generals 4 (SO)

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 0-14-14, +4, 22 PIM
    With Oshawa: 12 GP, 0-3-3, +2, 4 PIM
    With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

    Rangers pick Christian Thomas, son of Lightning player development consultant Steve Thomas, had two goals for Oshawa and was named first star. No word so far on Schemitsch being a healthy or injury scratch.

  • 5 years 32 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 5 @ South Carolina Stingrays 3

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-2-2, E, 1 SOG, 2 PIM (tripping)
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 8-7-15, +5, 12 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 0-4-4, +3, 2 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 14-12-0-3, 2.98 GAA, .900 sv%, 1 SO

    Playing his second game in three months, Alex Hutchings had two assists and fellow Lightning prospect Charles Landry (pictured) had one assist to help the Everblades to a 5-3 road win over South Carolina. Dating back to mid-November before his injury, Hutchings has nine points in his last six games. Landry’s assist was his first point for Florida since before Christmas – a span of seven games (he spent some time with AHL Norfolk). Pat Nagle got the night off after taking a loss in Gwinnett the night before. Former Clarkson star Matt Beca had a hat trick for Florida. The 'Blades pulled within six points of South Carolina for third in the South Division. Florida has two games in hand on the Stingrays.

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