Game Night Results

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    Fun game to watch if you're an Ads fan.

    ALB-0
    NOR-5

    Mike McKenna stopped all 24 shots he faced for the shutout victory.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NOR Smolenak, (10) (Konopka, Jones), 13:50 (PP)
    NOR Wishart, (1) , 16:54

    Third Period
    NOR Smolenak, (11) (Gratton, Lawrence), 2:44
    NOR Downie, (3) , 3:26
    NOR Mihalik, (2) (Downie, Gratton), 8:56 (PP)

    McKenna, Radek Smolenak, and Ty Wishart were the game's three stars.

    I thought the Admirals best two players were probably Steve Downie and Chris Gratton in the game. Gratton looks like a man among boys at this level. Smolenak was in the right place at the right time for a power play goal after a puck bounced off an Albany defender and then on a nice setup by Gratton with Smolenak crossing the top of the crease. I didn't see Gratton out the second half of the third period. Hopefully that was to let the old man kick back and relax as opposed to an injury.

    Downie's goal came after he pickpocketed a River Rats defender and then blistered a shot off the wing high glove side. If I have a criticism of Downie's game, it's that he doesn't shoot enough. That said, he's too good for the AHL level. He needs to be in the NHL soon.

    Wishart got his first pro goal on a little harmless looking snap shot that skimmed off an Albany defender on the way in and found the back of the net. Not the most artistic goal, but he'll take it. Vladimir Mihalik found a rebound in the high slot and pounded a slap shot five hole on Justin Peters for his tally. Soft goal by Peters, in my opinion. In both defensemen's cases, beggars can't be choosers and I'm sure they're glad just to light the lamp.

    Kevin Quick is starting to get back on schedule developmentally. He still makes mistakes (darned near cost McKenna his shutout on one shift in the third) but he's starting to look like a real AHLer, and when he gets it cranked up on the rush you can squint and see a bit of the puck carrying d-man the Lightning organization always thought he could become.

    Jay Rosehill is becoming a Grade A badass. I remember when he was a lost little lamb playing for Johnstown in the Coast. He was a manimal dropping the gloves tonight. He beat Mike Angelidis like Angelidis owed him money tonight.

    Don't read too much into this game, mind you. Albany is a thin team that was playing without one of their best players and all of a sudden the Admirals are laiden with NHLers and prospects who were recently up and proved their close to being NHLers. This was not a fair fight. Tomorrow night against Philly will be a truer test on just how far this configuration of the Ads can go. Still too many neutral zone turnovers by the forwards and the young d wasn't really tested under fire much considering how non-existent Albany's forecheck was tonight.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    QMJHL
    Rimouski Oceanic 2 @ Montreal Juniors 4
    W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 8-15-23, -2, 20 PIM

    Lewiston MAINEiacs 1 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 3
    D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 4-13-17, E, 48 PIM

    Who had it in their pool that Ward would be just six points behind Cunti near the half-way point?

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    Tomorrow's headline tonight: Lightning Hosed by Idiot Referees.

    COL-2
    TB-1 (SO)

    Mike Smith stopped 32 of 33 shots and 2 of 2 shooters in the shootout session, only to have the referee make a bogus call to award the Avs a shootout goal they didn't deserve to saddle him with the shootout loss.

    First Period
    03:46 COL Stastny (9), (Smyth, Hejduk)

    Second Period
    07:35 TB Halpern (1), (Malik, Meszaros)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    COL- The Referees
    TB- NONE

    Mike Smith made an absolutely amazing athletic play after missing on the poke check and then going Gumby to his blocker on Milan Hedjuk's shootout bid, and dropped his stick in the process. Now, that is the kind of athletic play the NHL wants to see from its netminders in the shootout after a great goaltender duel all game long between Smith and Raycroft. And then these referees decide that they're going to award Hedjuk a goal based on Smith "throwing his stick?" It's a joke. I thought Rick Tocchet was going to beat the ref to death. He should've. Of all the ways I've seen to lose a game, that's a new one. It surpasses the baloney Chara eye-level bat-in against Boston a couple of years back. It's the new gold standard for poor officiating costing the Lightning a game.

    Oh, and Jussi Jokinen is useless. Please, for the love of all that's holy, let the fat trimming include #36.

    Paul Szczechura was +1 in 13:12 with 2 shots and 2 hits. And he was dynamite as usual.

    Steven Stamkos had 1 shot, 2 hits, 1 blocked shot, and was 33% on draws in 9:15, and he had one terrible shift in the third period with two turnovers and never saw the ice again in the game.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    Riku Helenius stopped 39 shots through regulation and overtime, but could get no help from his offense, as the Mississippi Sea Wolves fell to the visiting Florida Everblades 2-1 in OT. Helenius surrendered the shutout with less than 4 minutes left in regulation, and then gave up the one-timer blast from Kevin Baker with 30 seconds remaining in OT. Helenius earned second star honors for his effort. The Blades completed a two-night sweep of the Wolves with Mississippi goaltender Jeremy Duschesne allowing 9 Everblades goals on Tuesday night.

    Former Lightning prospect Ryan Munce was released from his PTO with the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) on Wednesday, and was back on the bench for the Sea Wolves backing up Helenius.

    Florida 2 @ Mississippi 1
    G Riku Helenius: 2 GA; 64:31 MIN; 41 SH; 39 SV; *SECOND STAR*

    The Sea Wolves engage the Blades in a two-game rematch in Estero this Friday and Saturday night.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    Team Canada Update
    TSN is reporting Lightning prospect Dana Tyrell is skating at right wing on Canada's top line with super-prospect John Tavares at center and Buffalo 2008 first rounder Tyler Ennis of Medicine Hat (WHL) at left wing. Canada's head coach Pat Quinn said, "The guys that skate with him (Tavares) have to have a few ingredients: Quickness, speed through the middle, and the ability to hunt that puck down." That certainly describes Tyrell, one of the fastest players in the WHL and a tireless worker along the boards. He has also proven to have the ability to chip in a few goals around the net. This is a great opportunity for Tyrell should he be able to stick on that line.

    QMJHL
    Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3 (SO)
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 30 GP, 8-17-25, +12, 20 PIM

    Cape Breton took both games of a home-and-home with Atlantic Division leader Moncton. The Screaming Eagles are now five points back of the Wildcats, though they’ve played four more games than Moncton. Barberio did not participate in the shootout.

    WHL
    Kelowna Rockets 3 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 0
    G Torrie Jung, EDM: Loss, 21 saves on 24 shots
    Season totals: 20 GP, 8-8-1-3, 2.79 GAA, .903 sv%, 2 shutouts

    Jung is 0-2 against his former team this year, averaging 3.5 goals against in those match-ups.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    Ramo back from the abyss?

    ALB-1
    NOR-2

    Karri Ramo allowed 1 goal on 27 shots for the win.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NOR Downie, (2) (Keller, Smaby), 5:57
    NOR Smolenak, (9) (Jones, Gratton), 11:18 (PP)
    ALB Ryan, (8) (Petruzalek, Dodge), 17:14

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Radek Smolenak, Bracken Kearns, and Ramo were the game's three stars.

    Chris Gratton made his debut for the Admirals.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    WHL
    Swift Current Broncos 1 @ Vancouver Giants 8
    C James Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 33 GP, 13-16-29, +20, 14 PIM

    Wright’s 13th goal of the season matched his career-high, set last year in 60 games.

    Around the WHL: Spokane, playing without Dustin Tokarski while he is preparing for the WJCs with Team Canada, dropped a 3-2 decision to Medicine Hat.

    Team Canada notes: Understandably, Tokarski didn't get much sleep Sunday night awaiting Canada's final decision on who would make the team (Ottawa Citizen):

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    Riku Helenius gave up the game winning goal with 3 minutes remaining as the Gwinnett Gladiators defeated the Mississippi Sea Wolves 3-2 at the Gulf Coast Coliseum Sunday afternoon. Helenius stopped 31 shots in his second straight start for the Wolves.

    Gwinnett 3 @ Mississippi 2
    G Riku Helenius: 3 GA; 59:33 MIN; 34 SH; 31 SV

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    Vasily Koshechkin continues to play well.

  • 5 years 39 weeks ago

    12/5:
    Michal Sersen had four penalty minutes in Bratislava's 3-2 win over Martin.

    12/7:
    Michal Sersen had two penalty minutes in Bratislava's 5-3 loss to Skalica.

    12/9:
    Michal Sersen was scoreless in Bratislava's 5-1 win over Litpovsky Mikulas.

    12/12:
    Michal Sersen had a goal and two penalty minutes in Bratislava's 4-2 win over Poprad.

    12/14:
    Michal Sersen had a goal in Bratislava's 4-3 win over Zilina.

    Sersen now has 4 goals and 13 points in 34 games with 18 penalty minutes and a +9 rating.

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