Game Night Results

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    My kingdom for some goaltending.

    CGY-5 (SO)

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 4 goals on 23 shots and 1 goal on 2 shootout attempts for the penalty shot session loss.

    First Period
    TB 0:27, Lecavalier 1 (unassisted)
    CGY 6:59, Brodie 1 (PP) (Giordano, Kotalik)
    CGY 10:20, Brodie 2 (PP) (Giordano, Kotalik)

    Second Period
    CGY 8:30, Conroy 1 (Kronwall, Cunning)
    TB 9:45, Gagne 1 (Stamkos, St. Louis)

    Third Period
    CGY 6:33, Kotalik 1 (Glencross, Giordano)
    TB 8:59, Lecavalier 2 (PP) (Kubina, St. Louis)
    TB 18:48, Stamkos 1 (PP) (Kubina, St. Louis)


    TB - NONE
    CGY - Kotalik

    Vincent Lecavalier was named the game's third star.

    What did we learn from this preseason road trip? Three good things and one very ominous thing. 1.) The Lightning offensive firepower does translate from paper onto the ice. 2.) The Lightning's lower line depth is better than at any time I can remember. Even in the Stanley Cup season, the team was a little thin. 3.) Guy Boucher's system, right now, is translating to drastic reductions in the shots on goal the Lightning are giving up. But, 4.) All of that is for naught if the Lightning can't find a goaltender who can stop at least 90% of the shots they face. Get well soon Mike Smith, and get back on schedule soon, Dan Ellis.

    Blair Jones was -1 with 2 shots and 2 hits in 10:51 of ice time.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    Sodertalje 1 @ Timra 3
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 22/24, 2.04 GAA, .917 sv%
    Season totals: 3 GP, 0-3-0, 0 SO, 2.73 GAA, .864 sv%

    Timra got a game winning, third period goal from Antti Halonen to knock of Sodertalje. Timra added an empty net goal by Timo Parssinen as insurance. Sodertalje goaltender Riku Helenius is still looking for his first win of the season.

    Dynamo Riga 4 @ St. Petersburg 6
    Martins Karsums, Dyanmo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 7 GP, 4-1-5, +1, 6 PIM

    Former Lightning prospect Anton But had one goal and one assist to lead St. Petersburg to a 6-4 win over Dynamo Riga. Martins Karsums played 17:04 in the match.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    Connolly scores in his first game back ... Schemitsch nets his first ... Nearly a full lineup of Lightning prospect games as the OHL and WHL get underway.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago


    Salmon Arm Silverbacks 6 @ Penticton Vees 5
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 1-0-1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, 2 PIM

    O’Donnell scored his second goal of the year as part of a 3-goal third period for the Vees. They cut the lead to 6-5, but couldn’t complete the comeback from down 6-2.


    Fargo Force 2 vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks 4 (Exhibition)
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG

    Fargo got down 2-0 early and 3-0 early in the third before scratching their way back to a 3-2 deficit late. They couldn’t make it all the way back and the Lumberjacks added an empty netter. Mullin had a goal and an assist in the Fall Classic opener Wednesday.


    Oshawa Generals 5 @ Peterborough Petes 4
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 37 saves on 41 shots

    Zador (pictured) will again battle Kevin Bailie for playing time this season, but the 2009 fifth round pick of the Lightning got the season opening start for Oshawa. He was 14-28-2-1 with a 4.15 GAA and .884 save percentage for the Gens last year.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    Yeah, we at BoltProspects always liked Magnus Paajarvi in his draft year.


    Dan Ellis allowed 5 goals on 21 shots for the loss. Ugly stat line.

    First Period
    TB 4:33, Jones 1 (Purcell, Persson)
    EDM 15:09, Paajarvi 1 (Belle, Plante)
    EDM 18:34, Cogliano 1 (PP) (Foster, Paajarvi)

    Second Period
    EDM 6:50, Paajarvi 2 (PP) (Penner, Plante)

    Third Period
    EDM 7:57, Hall 1 (PP) (unassisted)
    EDM 9:52, Paajarvi 3 (SH) (Foster)
    TB 17:19, Ashton 1 (PP) (Wright, Clark)

    Not an entirely surprising outcome, I suppose, considering Edmonton had most of its regular skaters going against the Lightning's lower liners, AHLers, and prospects. The only thing really concerning is to allow 5 goals on 21 shots in that scenario. Still, I wouldn't read much into tonight unless they get blown out in Calgary against the Fighting Feasters on Saturday with most of the regulars in.

    Carter Ashton had 1 goal and was +1 with 1 shot and a slashing minor in 13:26. I'm of the opinion it would behoove the Lightning to, at the very least, use the 9 game tryout on Ashton. If he can stick on the team and develop over the course of the year, he could give the Lightning a lot of roster flexibility in February.

    Brett Connolly was even with 1 shot in 12:13. I think he'll get a contract and then be ushered away to Prince George fairly soon.

    Radko Gudas was even with 1 shot in 13:51. I doubt he makes it past the first round of cuts. He needs to get stronger and he needs some seasoning in Norfolk.

    Johan Harju was -1 with 1 shot in 13:20. He got more ice time than the 9:30 Linus Omark got for the Oilers. I expect him to be on the bubble another week.

    Blair Jones was -1 in 12:53. He could not duplicate what he did against the Hawks, which is the story of Blair's pro career. Probably on the bubble another week.

    Vladimir Mihalik was -1 with 1 shot and a hooking minor in 16:43. He might survive the first round of cuts, but I doubt he survives the second.

    Niklas Persson had 1 assist and was +1 with 2 shots in 16:09. Niklas seems to be on track to make the team. In fact, he might be the first of the bubble guys to move into the safe column.

    Dana Tyrell was even with 2 shots in 14:02. He'll stay on the bubble another week, I think.

    Michael Vernace was -1 with 1 shot in 22:02. He got a ton of ice time given Boucher's familiarity with him, but he was awful, by all accounts.

    Box score from Yahoo! Sports.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago

    AIK 4 @ Sodertalje 5 (OT)
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 3.08 sv%, .829 sv%

    Mattias Carlsson had 2 goals and 1 assist, including the game winner, in Sodertalje's 5-4 overtime winner over fellow Alsvenskan promotee AIK. Lightning prospect netminder Riku Helenius did not play for Sodertalje.

    Cherepovets 1 @ Novgorod 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 28/30, 2.04 GAA, .933 sv%
    Season totals: 4 GP, 2-2-0, 1 SO, 3.02 GAA, .931 sv%

    In a game that slipped through the reporting cracks, ex-Springfield Falcon Ryan Vesce had a goal and an assist to lead Novgorod to a 2-1 win over Vasily Koshechkin and Cherepovets. Koshechkin stopped 28 shots in the loss.

    Cherepovets 1 @ Mytischi 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 19/22, 3.14 GAA, .864 sv%
    Season totals: 5 GP, 2-3-0, 1 SO, 2.43 GAA, .922 sv%

    Sergei Mozyakin had one goal and one assist in Mytischi's 3-1 win over Cherepovets. Vasily Koshechkin stopped 19 shots in the loss.

    CSKA 1 @ Kazan 4
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
    Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Former NHLer Niko Kapanen had two assists in Kazan's 4-1 win over CSKA. Dmitri Kazionov did not play for Kazan.

    Dynamo Riga 1 @ Chenlyabinsk 2
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, DNP
    Season totals: 6 GP, 4-1-5, +1, 6 PIM

    Dynamo Riga fell to Chelyabinsk 2-1 despite a goal from Mark Hartigan. Martins Karsums did not play in the match.

  • 5 years 9 weeks ago


    Fargo Force 3 vs. Chicago Steel 0 (Exhibition)
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG

    Mullin scored what turned out to be the game winning goal in his first game with Fargo as the Force defeated the Steel 3-0 the USHL Fall Classic. Mullin had 72 points in 55 games last year while leading Shattuck St-Mary’s in scoring. (Fargo Force photo)

  • 5 years 10 weeks ago

    Still, so far so good.


    Cedrick Desjardins got the win for the Lightning.

    Steven Stamkos, Carter Ashton, Simon Gagne, and Blair Jones had the Lightning's goals.

  • 5 years 10 weeks ago


    Prince George Spruce Kings 2 @ Penticton Vees 3 (OT)
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (Tripping)
    Season Totals: 5 GP, 1-1-2, 2 PIM

    O’Donnell is off to a bit of a slow start despite registering points in his first two games. “Slow” is relative, however, as he’s still tied for third in team scoring. He was a point-per-game (plus) player last year in the MJHL. Penticton is 3-2-0-0 on the year, two points behind Salmon Arm for first in the Interior Conference.

  • 5 years 10 weeks ago

    So far so good.


    Dan Ellis stopped 17 of 19 shots for the win.

    First Period
    TB 4:44, Hall 1 (Tyrell, Thompson)

    Second Period
    TB 6:31, Moore 1 (Malone, Jackson)

    Third Period
    DAL 1:19, Gagnon 1 (Vincour, Sutherby)
    TB 3:39, Hall 2 (Tyrell, Jackson)
    DAL 7:17, Larsen 1 (Vincour, Gagnon)
    TB 10:55, Ohlund 1 (Purcell, Harju)

    Adam Hall and Dana Tyrell were the game's first and third stars, respectively.

    Nicklas Persson was +1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 14:35.

    Johan Harju had a helper and was +1 with 2 shots and 1 hit in 15:24.

    Tyrell had 2 assists and was +2 with 2 shots, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 11:04.

    Michael Vernace was even with 2 hits in 24:41.

    Scott Jackson had 2 assists and was +2 with 2 hits and a fighting major in 16:27.

    Richard Panik was -1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 15:27.

    Box score and extended statistics from

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