Game Night Results

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    Statement made.

    NOR-4
    WBS-0

    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
    NO SCORING

    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.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 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.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    That's all, folks?

    OTT-4
    TB-0

    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.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 35 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 35 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 35 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 36 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    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.

    OHL

    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 36 weeks ago

    Squandering their last chances.

    TB-2
    PIT-4

    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
    NO SCORING

    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.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 36 weeks ago

    3 games. 3 nights. 3 wins.

    NOR-3
    CHA-1

    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.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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