Game Night Results

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ No. 15 Maine Black Bears 1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    2011-2012 Season totals: 39 GP, 8-31-39, E, 12 PIM

    Quinnipiac started their season off on the right note by going into Maine and defeating the Black Bears, 2-1, in a non-conference match-up. Peca was held off the scoresheet, but is expected to be a big contributor to the Bobcats success this year. Maine outshot QU, 32-18. Bobcats goalie Eric Hartzell (undrafted), a senior, made 31 saves in the win. Quinnipiac plays an exhibition game on Sunday against Acadia. Quinnipiac received the 23rd most votes in the latest USCHO poll.

    Manitoba 3 @ No. 4 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 5 (exhibition)

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG

    O’Donnell made his return to the Sioux lineup after missing most of last season with a shoulder injury. He didn’t figure into the scoring in UND’s first exhibition game of the year. They will play another exhibition game next Friday against the USA Under-18 squad. Now a sophomore, O’Donnell had five goals and an assist in 17 games last year before getting hurt.

    Lethbridge Pronghorns 0 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 7 (exhibition)

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: 7 saves on 7 shots, shared shutout

    Freshman Adam Wilcox (pictured) played the second half of Minnesota’s exhibition win over the University of Lethbridge, stopping all seven shots he faced. Wilcox starred for Tri-City in the USHL last year after a trade from Green Bay. Sophomore Michael Shibrowski started the game for the Gophers and made nine saves in 29:30. Christian Isackson (Sabres) had three goals for Minnesota.

    Western Ontario Mustangs 2 @ No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 2 (exhibition)

    D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM (interference, elbowing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 2 SOG

    Broncos co-captain Luke Witkowski went scoreless, but spent six minutes in the penalty box as WMU tied Western Ontario in exhibition play on Saturday. WMU outshot the Mustangs 46-20. Former Lightning fifth round pick (2008) Kyle De Coste now plays for UWO. He had one shot and two penalty minutes in the game. De Coste was never signed by the Lightning. The best junior season he had was a 19-goal effort in 2010-2011 for Sault Ste Marie and Belleville.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Florida completed their preseason 2-0 by beating the newest version of the Solar Bears 5-1 on Saturday, a day after beating them 6-3.

    ORL – 1
    FLA – 5

    Lightning prospect Pat Nagle sat backup to Rob Madore, who stopped 23 of 24 shots. Madore was 5-21-1 last year for the University of Vermont and was a teammate of former Lightning prospect Matt Marshall the last four years. Dan Milan (pictured) was scoreless and plus-2 for the ‘Blades on Saturday. He was on the ice, killing a penalty when Florida scored their fourth goal.

    Florida starts their regular season on Friday at home against Orlando. The ‘Blades and Solar Bears will play four games to start the regular season.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Frolunda 1 vs. Brynas 2
    Johan Harju, Brynas, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 10 GP, 5-2-7, +6, 4 PIM

    Johan Harju (pictured) scored a game tying second period power play goal and Daniel Widing scored the game winner less than 2 minutes later to lead Brynas to a 2-1 win over Frolunda. Brynas now sits at 3rd on the Elitserien table. They face Rogle on Tuesday.

    KHL (Russia)
    Khabarovsk 2 vs. Chelyabinsk 1
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 8 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
    Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov was -1 in 4:14 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 2-1 loss to Khabarovsk. Ex-NHLer Stan Chistov had the winning third period goal for Chelyabinsk. They face Novosibirsk on Monday.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    The ECHL preseason got underway for the defending champion Florida Everblades on Friday night, as they the return of the Orlando Solar Bears with a 6-3 victory.

    ORL – 3
    FLA – 6

    Lightning prospect Pat Nagle went the distance in net for the ‘Blades, stopping 29 of 32 shots. Dan Milan, playing his first professional game, was scoreless with a shot on goal and two penalty minutes.

    The two teams face off again on Saturday night.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    PEI Rocket 2 @ Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 6

    C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 7 GP, 4-4-8, +8, 10 PIM

    Paquette had a goal and an assist for the second straight game, and was second star for the second straight game as the Armada beat the Rocket, 6-2. Christopher Clapperton had a hat trick for Blainville-Boisbriand. He went undrafted in 2012, but camped with the Flyers, scoring a hat trick in their prospect scrimmage. Paquette is up over a point-per-game pace for the season. He has four multi-point games this year.

    Note: Nikita Kucherov (Quebec) remains out with a shoulder injury.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Brampton Battalion 1 @ Erie Otters 5

    D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (interference)
    Season totals: 6 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 8 PIM

    Blujus had an assist for the second straight game, but Brampton was stonewalled by Blue Jackets second rounder (2012) Oscar Dansk, who stopped 34 of 35 shots. Dansk is 2-3 on the year with a 4.51 GAA and .891 save percentage.

    Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Sarnia Sting 3

    D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 6 GP, 0-2-2, E, 6 PIM

    Owen Sound avenged a 2-1 loss to the Sting in their last game. Habs first rounder (2012) Alex Galchenyuk had a goal and an assist for Sarnia. Dotchin hasn’t registered a point since accumulating two assists in the season opener.

    Plymouth Whalers 4 @ Guelph Storm 5

    C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
    Season totals: 6 GP, 1-7-8, +3, 10 PIM

    Guelph is now 2 for 2 in their key 3-games-in-3-nights stretch this weekend. They defeated Windsor 5-0 on Thursday. Richard had three assists Thursday night and added a helper Friday. Justin Auger (undrafted) had a hatter for the Storm, including the game-winning goal with five seconds left in the game. Guelph overcame a 3-1 deficit to win.

    News: Unhappy with his team’s 3-game losing streak in which they’ve been outscored 14-3, Peterborough captain and Lightning first rounder Slater Koekkoek (pictured) boldly told the Peterborough Examiner that something may have to change with team personnel.

    “I'm not going to do the GM's job by any means but if there are certain players in here not willing to compete then something has to happen,” he said. “We're not good enough.”

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    STJ-2 (SO)

    Riku Helenius got the shootout victory, stopping 3 of 4 in the penalty shot session.

    Brett Connolly and Matt Taormina had Syracuse's goals during regulation. Connolly also had the winner in the shootout with Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson also converting.

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  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia)
    Spartak Moscow 3 vs. Cherepovets 2 (OT)
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, 23/26, 2.91 GAA, .885 sv%
    Season totals: 12 GP, 5-6-1, 1 SO, 2.05 GAA, .932 sv%

    Shaone Morrison's goal 1:53 into overtime lifted Spartak to a 3-2 win over Severstal. Ex-Lightning draft pick Denis Kazionov (pictured) remained en fuego in the defeat, tallying his 4th goal of the season for Cherepovets. In case you're wondering, yes, the Lightning still hold the 24 year old Kazionov's rights. Things that make you go hmmmmm? Cherepovets faces Dynamo Riga next on Sunday.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    New year, new affiliate, familiar result.


    Dustin Tokarski started the game, played in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and stopped 12 of 13 St. John's shots in the first period. Ben Maxwell beat him from in close when he knocked in a loose puck while on the power play. Tokarski took a seat on the bench in favor of Riku Helenius midway through the second period and the big Finn, making his return to North American ice, was perfect the rest of the way. Helenius is expected to play all of the Crunch's second preseason game, Friday night in Stephenville, Newfoundland.

    First Period
    SYR Conacher (Barberio)
    STJ Maxwell

    Second Period
    SYR Devos (SH) (Hutchings)
    SYR Panik

    Third Period
    SYR Killorn (SH, EN)

    No boxscores are available at this time, so the scoring summary is based on game reports from both teams. Conacher's goal was basically scored into an empty net, made possible by a back-door pass by reigning defenseman of the year, Mark Barberio (pictured). Philip-Michael Devos scored shorthanded, taking a pass from Alex Hutchings, who was stationed behind the net. Hutchings was big for OHL Barrie while shorthanded, leading the league in shorties by a wide margin his last year. It could be his ticket to playing time with the Crunch this season. Richard Panik scored from the left circle and Alex Killorn added an empty net shorthanded goal with just over two minutes left in the game.

    After the game, Syracuse coach Jon Cooper told the Syracuse Post-Standard that the team is well ahead of where they were last year at this time. And we all know how maliciously Norfolk treated the AHL record book last year. As we saw last season, the team can turn it on and dominate a period or two (or three), and after being outshot 13-11 in the first period tonight, they peppered IceCap goaltenders with 17 shots in the second period. St. John's managed six on Tokarski and Helenius in the second. Syracuse fans can expect to see plenty more periods like that this season.

    The Post-Standard said Cooper singled out the following players (non-scorers) for good play on Thursday: J. T. Brown, Vladislav Namestnikov, Danick Gauthier, Evan Oberg, Keith Aulie, Mark Barberio, Matt Taormina.

    Namestnikov (OHL London) and Gauthier (QMJHL St. John) were playing their first professional games. Taormina and Brown were making their "Lightning AHL affiliate" debut.

    Syracuse wore their road white/orange jerseys tonight with blue numbers to go with blue lightning pants. Their new uniforms will be unveiled later this month.

    Scratches for Friday's game are expected to include Conacher, Barberio, Aulie, Labrie, Oberg, Killorn, and Panik. That would mean Brett Connolly would make his AHL debut.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Brampton Battalion 4

    D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (cross-checking)
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -3, 6 PIM

    Blujus snapped a three-game scoreless streak with his second assist of the young season, helping Brampton to a 4-1 home win over Kingston. Battalion captain Barclay Goodrow (undrafted) had two goals to win first star. Goodrow’s second goal of the game was set up on the power play by Blujus. The loss by Kingston was their first of the season after three wins.

    Guelph Storm 5 @ Windsor Spitfires 0

    C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 5 GP, 1-6-7, +3, 8 PIM

    Richard (pictured) had a season-high three assists and was named third star as Guelph won their first game of three this weekend, 5-0 in Windsor. Richard’s career high for points in a game is four, set twice last year – both against Sault Ste Marie. One of those games was a four-assist game.

    Sudbury Wolves 4 @Peterborough Petes 1

    D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping)
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, -5, 6 PIM

    The Petes have been outscored 14-3 in their last three games, all losses. On Thursday, Sudbury’s Joshua Leivo (Leafs) had two goals to lead his Wolves to a 4-1 win in Peterborough. The Petes are tied with Mississauga for the fewest average goals scored per game. Both teams have nine goals in five games.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Brynas 1 vs. Farjetads 4

    Johan Harju, Brynas, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 9 GP, 4-2-6, +6, 4 PIM

    Johan Harju had Brynas' only goal in their 4-1 loss to Farjestads. Brynas draws Frolunda next on Saturday.

    KHL (Russia)
    Novokuznetsk 0 vs. Chelyabinsk 6

    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM
    Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov took a minor for hooking in 14:04 of ice time in Traktor's 6-0 shutout of Novokuznetsk. Andrei Kostitsyn had 2 goals and 1 assist in the victory for Chelyabinsk. They face Khabarovsk on Saturday.

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