Game Night Results

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago


    Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Tri-City Storm 5

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 29 saves on 31 shots
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 18 GP, 8-10-1, 3.05 GAA, .914 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox (pictured) continues to shine for Tri-City, this time stopping all but two of 31 shots to help the Storm to a home win over last place Sioux Falls. TC is two points behind Des Moines for the West’s final playoff spot, though Des Moines has a game in hand.


    Gatineau Olympiques 4 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 2 Hits
    Season Totals: 44 GP, 5-24-29, -11, 47 PIM

    Gatineau jumped out to 2-0 and 4-2 leads and held on for the win at home against the Sags. Rookie Adam Chapman (2012) had two goals for the Olympiques. Gatineau sits in 13th place in the league. The best 16 teams of the 17-team league make the playoffs. There are no conferences.

    Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Halifax Mooseheads 5

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (roughing, roughing after the whistle), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 49 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 18 GP, 1-1-2, E, 18 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Victoriaville carried a 3-0 lead into the third period before allowing five goals to the Mooseheads. One of the Halifax goals was an empty netter. Despite the choking, Victoriaville’s Phillip Danault, a first round pick of the Blackhawks last summer, was named first star for scoring two goals. The Tigres are in fourth in the QMJHL.


    Windsor Spitfires 4 @ London Knights 1

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 18-44-62, +16, 42 PIM

    Coming off a streak of three mulit-point games in a row, Namestnikov is now scoreless in two straight games. Windsor avenged a home loss to London last week by beating the Knights at the Labatt Centre on Friday night. London leads the Western Conference by five points.

    Belleville Bulls 1 @ Oshawa Generals 8

    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

    Schemitsch remains scratched for Oshawa. Scott Laughton (2012) had a hat trick for the Gens. Oshawa is in sixth in the Eastern Conference.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    South Carolina Stingrays 1 @ Florida Everblades 4

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 2-0-2, +1, 3 SOG, 2 PIM (slashing), *First Star*
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 10-10-20, +7, 22 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 4 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-2-2, +3, 1 SOG, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 0-5-5, -4, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 34 saves on 35 shots, *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 16-12-0-3, 2.92 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO

    It was a good night for Lightning prospects and draftees in southwest Florida. Alex Hutchings (pictured) continued his torrid pace since missing nearly three months because of an injury, scoring twice in a 4-1 win. He has eight points (three goals) in five games since he came back. Former Lightning draftee Kevin Quick, who is under contract with AHL Norfolk, had two assists and was named second star to Hutchings’ first star. Lightning prospect goaltender Pat Nagle was solid in net, stopping 34 shots for his second win in a row. Florida has played the Stingrays four consecutive games and the two play each other again Saturday night at the Everblades’ rink. Florida leads the mini-series 3-1 and is now just five points back of South Carolina for third in the South Division. Florida has two games in hand. They are now four points up on Cincinnati for the Eastern Conference’s seventh seed, though the Cyclones have six games in hand on the ‘Blades.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    And, Nacho kicks the extra point!


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 22 shots for the victory. Much like Dwayne Roloson against the Sharks last night, here's a young man who loves his goal support. Despite his ugly save percentage on the night, by collecting his 23rd win of the year, Tic moved back into a tie with Peoria's Ben Bishop for the league lead in wins.

    First Period
    NOR Kostka, (8) (Johnson, Smith), 2:43 (SH)

    Second Period
    SYR Holzapfel, (9) (Jacques, Caputi), 5:07 (PP)
    SYR McMillan, (8) (Sexton, Carle), 9:37
    NOR Johnson, (18) (Conacher, Fornataro), 16:11 (PP)
    NOR Picard, (3) (Smith, Palat), 19:16 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Conacher, (29) (Oberg, Barberio), 5:45
    SYR Holzapfel, (10) (Gordon), 5:58
    NOR Angelidis, (12) (Kostka), 9:57 (SH)
    NOR Smith, (21) (Kostka, Oberg), 12:00 (PP)
    NOR Labrie, (12) (Dimmen, Conacher), 13:00
    SYR Schofield, (7) (Palmieri), 14:40

    Mike Kostka and Trevor Smith were the game's first and second stars. Kostka, for the moment, sits in a tie for 5th amongst all defensemen at 31 points in 48 games. Mark Barberio still paces the field at 43 points in 51 games, and he's opened up a 4 point gap on second place.

    Lost in the sizable shadow of Kostka and Barberio, though, has been the play of suitcase virtuoso Evan Oberg (pictured). He now has 16 points in 33 games this season, but the bulk of those points have come recently. He has 10 points in his last 10 contests, which is impressive while pulling dual duty in between his role as the Mayor of Concourse B at Norfolk International Airport.

    Ondrej Palat has 5 points in his last 4 games. Impressive, but Tyler Johnson raised Palat with 7 points over the same span. It took nearly 5 months, but Johnson has run down fellow rookie Carter Ashton in both points and goals. The two are now knotted up at 18 goals a piece and TJ's now moved 1 point ahead of Ashton at 35 for the season.

    Lapping the entire field of rookies, league-wide, is phenom Cory Conacher. His 29 goals and 60 points are 4th amongst all scorers, and his tally tonight moved him out of a 3-way tie for the top spot in goals. Consider the possibilities, Lightning fans. The organization could have the goal scoring champions at both the NHL and AHL levels in the same season. That's quite the feather in the Lightning's cap.

    Norfolk's victory allows them to keep pace with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the top spot in the East Division, and by virtue of Hershey losing a 6-0 decision to Providence, they've opened up a 3 point lead on the third place Bears. Winning the East Division looks like it may be CRITICAL to the Admirals' chances come the playoffs. They want to avoid a possible 4/5 matchup against the Bears or Penguins in the first round and get a less experienced club from the Atlantic or Northeast in the first round, instead.

    The Admirals rematch Syracuse tomorrow. As always, we stress how difficult it is to beat the same team on back-to-back nights, especially when you thump them the first night. Let's see if Norfolk has learned that lesson yet.

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  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 5 @ Ilves 2
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 26 GP, 18-6-0, 6 SO, 1.49 GAA, .939 sv%

    Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had 1 goal and 4 points and was named the game's second star in JYP's 5-2 thumping of Ilves. Backup Joni Myllykoski got the start for JYP. JYP faces HIFK on Saturday.

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 1 @ St. Petersburg 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 38/41, 3.05 GAA, .927 sv%
    Season totals: 31 GP, 15-10-1, 6 SO, 2.35 GAA, .926 sv%

    Ex-NHLer Mattias Weinhandl had a goal to help lead St. Petersburg to a 3-1 win over Cherepovets. Cherepovets gets Chekhov next on Monday.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    The Lightning remind us that hockey games are played on ice, not on paper.

    TB-6 (OT)

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 5 goals on 50 shots for the victory. I know someone who is glad for goal support.

    First Period
    SJ Couture (24), (Thornton, Marleau)(PP), 1:16
    TB Stamkos (38), (Mikkelson, Downie), 9:30
    TB Purcell (14), (Mikkelson, Stamkos)(PP), 19:35

    Second Period
    SJ Handzus (7), (McGinn, Mitchell), 1:44
    TB Downie (12), (Brewer, Hedman), 14:08
    SJ Vlasic (4), (Wingels, Boyle), 14:37
    SJ White (1), (McGinn, Mitchell), 15:44

    Third Period
    TB Stamkos (39), (Hedman, Malone), 2:44
    TB St. Louis (17), (Lecavalier, Purcell), 8:01
    SJ Wingels (2), (Couture, Boyle), 14:50

    TB St. Louis (18), (Hedman, Stamkos), 4:27

    Steven Stamkos and Brendan Mikkelson were the game's first and third stars. Congratulations to Mikkelson on his first points in a Lightning jersey.

    On paper, the Lightning looked to have no shot in this game. They got humiliated in San Jose the last two times these teams played, and today came the news that Dominic Moore had been traded, Pavel Kubina was being held out awaiting a trade, and the Lightning were unilaterally disarming for the season. I expected the Lightning to give up a ton of goals. I didn't expect them to score a ton plus 1 to get the victory.

    J.T. Wyman had 3 hits in 5:51. If Wyman plays in every Lightning game until the end of the season, he'll fall 1 game short of graduation on the website. Cold.

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  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    Omsk Jr. 5 @ CSKA Jr. 2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 21 GP, 21-18-39, +11, 40 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov had a power play goal and an even strength helper in CSKA Jr.'s 5-2 loss to Omsk Jr. They'll play Novosibirsk Jr. on Saturday.

    Chelyabinsk Jr. 2 @ KHK MVD Jr. 3 (SO)
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 37 GP, 10-20-30, +14, 62 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +9, 4 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov was not suspended after being thrown out late in his last game, and was +2 in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 3-2 shootout loss to KHK MVD Jr. They will square off with Stupino next on Saturday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    MODO 4 @ Lulea 1
    Johan Harju, Lulea, DNP
    Season totals: 46 GP, 13-6-19, +3, 16 PIM

    Ex-Lightning forward Mattias Ritola had a pair of assists as MODO smacked Lulea 4-1. Ex-NHLer Niklas Sundstrom also had a goal in the match for MODO. Lulea faces Djurgardens on Saturday.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago


    Victoriaville Tigres 5 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (holding), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 50 GP, 1-6-7, -13, 45 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 17 GP, 1-1-2, E, 14 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Victoriaville stole a win in Sydney by scoring the game’s final two goals. Former Lightning camper (2010) Brandon Hynes scored his 35th and 36th goals of the season for the Tigres. He also had an assist and was a team-leading plus-4. Hynes is eighth in the league with 70 points in 49 games. Milan hit game No.50 for the season last night and is sitting on seven points. Though primarily a stay-at-home defenseman, he had 38 points (14 goals) in 68 games last season with Moncton (pictured). The Lightning signed him to an entry-level contract in the fall.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    Statement made.


    Dustin Tokarski stopped all 24 shots he faced for the shutout win. He also stopped a Robert Bortuzzo penalty shot in the third period to keep the bagel on his plate.

    Tokarski tied his professional high of 4 shutouts and raised his season save percentage to .906 with the effort. He's 4-1-0 so far this month with 2 shutouts, a 1.60 GAA, and a .938 save percentage. The young man's known for being clutch, and now that the stretch run is starting, it appears Tic Time is, too.

    First Period

    Second Period
    NOR Smith, (20) (Gudas), 0:59 (SH)
    NOR Palat, (4) (Cote, Johnson), 17:51

    Third Period
    NOR Labrie, (11) (Panik, Palat), 12:57
    NOR Johnson, (17) (Barberio, Kostka), 14:38 (PP)

    Tokarski, Ondrej Palat, and Trevor Smith were the game's three stars.

    Carter Ashton was stopped by Scott Munroe on a penalty shot of his own in the second period.

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie extended his point streak to 6 games, with 4 goals and 7 points over that span. "Nacho" bested his pro career high of 26 points, set last season, with his 27th point on the goal.

    With his 1 goal and 1 assist night, Tyler Johnson very quietly moved within 1 goal and 1 point of catching fellow rookie Ashton in those statistical categories. Perhaps Bolt Prospects co-founder Tim Bennett is right that TJ's being unfairly lost in the shuffle this season.

    Panik attack, y'all.

    Norfolk outshot Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 33-24 in the contest.

    I want you all to take in the full scope of what the Admirals accomplished tonight. With a tie for first in the East Division on the line, they went into the Penguins' barn and didn't just beat them. No, they humiliated them. They beat them up (35 minutes in penalties for the Ads including 3 fighting majors and 6 roughing minors). They shut them down. They lit them up. There's no silver linings for the Penguins in this game, other than the fact that their 1 game in hand on Norfolk still allows them to be listed as the division leader in the standings.

    Norfolk and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton are tied at 65 points atop the East Division, each 5 points back of conference leading St. John's. Hershey lurks just 1 point back of the Ads and Pens. Norfolk's 31 wins are third in the AHL behind only Oklahoma City and St. John's, which both have 32. Norfolk returns home on Friday to face Syracuse for a 2 game set. The Crunch are 2 games under .500 and a very distant 4th in the East Division standings.

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  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    South Carolina Stingrays 3 @ Florida Everblades 4 (OT)

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-2-2, +2, 3 SOG, 4 PIM (holding the stick, high sticking)
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 8-10-18, +6, 22 PIM
    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 4 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 12 GP, 0-3-3, -7, 2 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 19 saves on 22 shots
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 15-12-0-3, 2.98 GAA, .899 sv%, 1 SO

    Playing the Stingrays for the third game in a row, the Everblades scored twice in the third period and once in overtime to take Game 3 of their mini-series. The overtime winner came from former Montreal Canadiens first rounder David Fischer. Lightning prospect Alex Hutchings had the primary assist. The Everblades tied the game with about a minute left in regulation. Florida has two wins over South Carolina in the last week. Hutchings was playing his first game at home since November and has at least a point in all four games since returning from a serious upper-body injury. He is now back to a point-per-game pace. Pat Nagle got his first start in six days and earned his first win since he beat Chicago on January 11.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Mytischi 1 @ Cherepovets 0 (SO)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, SOL, 29/29, SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 30 GP, 15-9-1, 6 SO, 2.32 GAA, .926 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin suffered the rare case of losing a game despite posting a shutout in Cherepovets' 1-0 shootout loss to Mytischi. The netminder stopped 4 of 6 chances in the shootout, but could not hold Alexei Kovalev and Dmitri Upper out in the defeat. Koshechkin did finally manage to catch fellow Lightning prospect Riku Helenius in shootouts, posting his 6th of the season, but he's still 13 points behind Helenius in save percentage despite a more than respectable .926 save percentage for the season. Cherepovets faces St. Petersburg on Friday.

    In Chelyabinsk, neither Nikita Kucherov nor Nikita Nesterov got the call for the matchup between their KHL sides where the polar bears thumped CSKA 5-3.

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