Game Night Results

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    9 straight overtime victories!

    CAR-3
    TB-4 (OT)

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 3 goals on 34 shots for the overtime victory.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    04:26 TB Downie (7), St Louis (46), Stamkos (34)
    07:41 TB Lecavalier (12), Purcell (24), Gagne (9)(PP)
    09:08 CAR Staal (27), Pitkanen (22), Cole (18)(PP)

    Third Period
    12:48 TB Bergenheim (11), Tyrell (7)
    19:08 CAR Skinner (21), Staal (29), Ruutu (30)
    19:27 CAR Cole (15), Pitkanen (23), Corvo (21)

    Overtime
    01:32 TB Moore (10), Bergeron (3)

    Marc-Andre Bergeron and Vincent Lecavalier were the game's first and second stars. The Lecavalier line is starting to look like the Lightning's best line over the past week or two, and Lecavalier is starting to look like the Lightning's best player. And with that news, the rest of the NHL should collectively tremble in fear.

    9 straight overtime victories is just remarkable. Ordinarilly, a team might've collapsed after blowing a 2 goal lead in the final minute of a game. But, this Lightning team just knows how to win in overtime. I don't know if it'll translate perfectly to the playoffs, given that regular season overtime is 4-on-4, but it has to be a little bit of an advantage to the Lightning to have that confidence in deadlocked, sudden death games.

    The state of play in the Southeast Division and Eastern Conference has the Lightning opening up a 5 point advantage on the Caps for 1st place in the division and pulling to within 4 points of the Flyers for 1st in the conference with Philly holding 2 games in hand. The Lightning also hold a 13 point lead on 9th place Atlanta, so it would take a colossal collapse with 26 regular season games to go for the Lightning to miss the postseason.

    Johan Harju had 2 shots and 1 hit in 7:51. He got a fair amount of ice time in the opening period, but when games are tight rookie callups tend to sit, and that's what happened in the last 2 periods.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Norfolk's goaltenders and defense hold Syracuse to zero for the weekend.

    SYR-0
    NOR-4

    Dustin Tokarski stopped all 19 shots he faced for the shutout. It's Tokarski's 1st shutout of the season after posting 4 a year ago, and it comes one night after Mike Smith blanked Syracuse 3-0.

    First Period
    NOR Jones, (16) (Ritola), 14:30
    NOR Pouliot, (15) (Ritola, Vernace), 16:12 (PP)
    NOR Barberio, (5) (Szczechura, Durno), 19:55

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    NOR Milam, (10) (Berry, Vernace), 19:04 (PP)

    Tokarski, Mattias Ritola, and Blair Jones were the game's three stars. Ritola has 2 assists in each of his first 2 games as an Admiral. Jones has points in 6 of his last 7 contests.

    Stat of the game: through 40 minutes the Admirals had only allowed the Syracuse Crunch 6 shots on goal: 3 in the first period and 3 in the second period. Norfolk showed up this weekend ready to play in their own 3rd of the rink, and to hold any professional team to 3 shots in a period is remarkable. To do it for 2 periods in a row is absolutely absurd, though.

    Tonight's schedule saw intra-divisional games across the board in the East Division with Binghamton beating Hershey, Norfolk beating Syracuse, and Adirondack taking out Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Also, Charlotte currently is tied late in the third period with Albany. So the state of play in the East Division has Norfolk maintaining its 5 point lead on 5th place Binghamton, moving to within 5 points of 2nd place Hershey, and temporarily opening up a 2 point lead on 3rd place Charlotte, pending the outcome of their game against Albany. 27 games remain on the regular season schedule and points are at a premium already.

    Update:
    Albany beats Charlotte 4-3 in OT, so the Admirals now hold 3rd place in the East Division outright, by 1 solitary point.

    Hershey travels to Norfolk Tuesday to play the Admirals, and a regulation win over the Bears can shrink Hershey's advantage in the standings to a scant 3 points. Norfolk needs that game in the worst way.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Sweden 6 @ Russia 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
    Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

    Ex-Lightning camper Niklas Persson had a helper as Sweden dismantled Russia 6-2 in their second game of the LG Hockey Games. Lightning overage prospect Vasily Koshechkin did not dress for the Russians.

    Elsewhere, Finland defeated the Czech Republic 3-2. Ex-Lightning draft pick Ivan Rachunek had a helper in the loss for the Czechs.

    Heading into the final matches of the tournament tomorrow, Sweden has pretty much locked the tournament victory with 2 wins in 2 games and a stirling +9 goal differential.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    BCHL

    Penticton Vees 4 @ Prince George Spruce Kings 1
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 53 GP, 22-43-65, 24 PIM

    O’Donnell had a power play assist and was given Second Star for the game. Penticton is third in the Interior Conference.

    QMJHL

    Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 4
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 46 GP, 6-20-26, +8, 26 PIM

    Gatineau built a 3-0 lead and hung on to win 4-2 after an empty net goal.

    Montreal Juniors 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 3 (SO)
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 9-27-36, +18, 22 PIM

    Montreal twice recovered from one-goal deficits to force overtime and eventually win in the shootout.

    OHL

    Peterborough Petes 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: Did not play (injured - concussion)
    Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-7-8, -11, 54 PIM

    The Soo has won two games in a row. Beukeboom missed his third consecutive game.

    Brampton Battalion 2 @ Guelph Storm 4
    C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
    With Guelph: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 34 PIM
    With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
    Season totals: 49 GP, 26-29-55, -6, 67 PIM

    Panik has points in eight of his last nine games and 11 goals in his last 18 games.

    Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Saginaw Spirit 4 (OT)
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm/wrist)
    Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
    With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
    With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

    Saginaw scored the game’s final three goals to win a battle between the Western Conference’s two top teams. Owen Sound has a five point lead on the Spirit.

    WHL

    Tri-City Americans 5 @ Portland Winterhawks 0
    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (holding)
    With Tri-City: 12 GP, 6-12-18, +5, 26 PIM
    With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
    Season Totals: 41 GP, 22-23-45, -7, 70 PIM

    TC got revenge for a 7-2 thrashing by Portland in their last game by shutting out the Winterhawks in Oregon, 5-0. Ashton is within six points of his career high for points in a season, set last season in Lethbridge and Regina. TC is fourth in the West.

    Prince George Cougars 7 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 2
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +2, 2 PIM (hooking), *First Star*
    Season totals: 42 GP, 32-20-52, -3, 22 PIM

    Connolly set a new career high for goals in a season with 32 as the Cougars snapped a three game losing streak. His goals Friday came 12 seconds apart, the first on a rebound, then after stealing a pass at center ice, he scored on a wrist shot from the right circle. Prince George sits in sixth in the Western Conference.

    Prince Albert Raiders 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 7
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 55 GP, 3-13-16, +20, 121 PIM

    Blades captain Teigan Zahn scored his third goal of the season, helping Saskatoon to their 10th win a row. The Blades lead the league point race by seven over Red Deer and have already clinched a playoff spot.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    #15 Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ #12 Miami RedHawks 3 (OT)
    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 31 GP, 1-7-8, +15 44 PIM

    Witkowski was credited with the game-tying goal, netting his first of the season for the Broncos. Western is now unbeaten in 14 games, dating back to December 11, 2010.

    #20 Princeton Tigers 4 @ Harvard Crimson 4 (OT)
    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-2-3, -1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 23 GP, 8-11-19, +2, 28 PIM

    Killorn scored the game-tying goal to help Harvard pick up a tie with newly-ranked Princeton. The three points for Killorn are a season high for the leading scorer of the Crimson.

    Cornell Big Red 0 @ #9 Union Dutchmen 4

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 24 GP, 1-5-6, +10, 22 PIM

    Cornell managed just nine shots on goal against Union goalie Keith Kinkaid. The Big Red are at Rensselaer Saturday night.

    Vermont Catamounts 7 @ #18 Maine Black Bears 2
    F Matt Marshall, VRM: Did not play
    Season totals: 23 GP, 2-0-2, -4, 4 PIM

    Marshall sat out again due to injury while Vermont scored seven goals for the second straight game as they took down Mike Lundin's alma mater, the Maine Black Bears. The two meet again Saturday night.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 1 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 6
    C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
    Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 9-8-17, -10, 23 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Loss, 48 saves on 54 shots
    Season totals: 22 GP, 9-11-0-0, 3.09 GAA, .911 sv%, 0 SO

    Janus started one game after stopping 46 of 48 shots and beating Cincinnati 4-2, but the results were far different Friday against the same Cyclones. Janus let in six goals on a whopping 54 shots and the Blades lost 6-1. Florida was outshot 54-21 in the game.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    It was the Smitty and Ritola show!

    SYR-0
    NOR-3

    Mike Smith stopped all 29 shots he faced for the shutout.

    First Period
    NOR Durno, (14) , 6:32 (SH)

    Second Period
    NOR Milam, (9) (Ritola, Vernace), 18:14 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Pouliot, (14) (Ritola, Roy), 14:00

    Smith, Chris Durno, and Troy Milam were the game's three stars.

    Mattias Ritola had a pair of helpers in his Admirals debut.

    It's a critical victory for Norfolk, which moves back into a tie with Charlotte at 63 points for third in the East Division. They also maintained their gap on fifth place Binghamton of 5 points. 28 games remain in the regular season.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    OHL

    Guelph Storm 3 @ Peterborough Petes 5
    C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM (tripping)
    With Guelph: 21 GP, 11-12-23, -7, 34 PIM
    With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
    Season totals: 48 GP, 25-29-54, -7, 67 PIM

    Panik’s 25th goal of the season gave the Storm a 2-1 lead midway through the second period, but the Petes’ Austin Watson (Predators 2010 first rounder) scored his 23rd a minute later to tie the game and Peterborough went on to claim a 5-3 win. Guelph has lost three in a row and has fallen three points behind Erie for 7th in the Western Conference. They’re comfortably in the playoffs right now, nine points up on Sarnia. As of right now they’d play Owen Sound in the first round.

    Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Windsor Spitfires 4
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
    With Attack: 9 GP, 6-1-0-0, 3.11 GAA, .897 sv%, 0 SO
    With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-4-1-1, 3.28 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

    Schemitsch had his brief point streak snapped at two games, but that's not all that was broken. A Bayshore Broadcasting report states Schemitsch went down with what's being called a broken arm or wrist. He'll miss the next 6-8 weeks of play. Predators 2009 first rounder Ryan Ellis was First Star in a losing effort, with a goal and three assists for Windsor. Spits goalie Jack Campbell, a Stars first rounder in 2010, was pulled after giving up three goals in 18 minutes. Campbell’s record is 17-11-1-2. He has a 3.85 GAA and .884 save percentage on the year.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Russia 5 @ Finland 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
    Tournament totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin did not dress in Russia's 5-3 win over Finland. Russia's first line featured two former BoltProspects: center Alexei Glukhov and winger Evgeny Artyukhin. Both assisted on Russia's final goal, which was an empty-netter by former NHLer Maxim Afinogenov. Artyukhin also had a goal in the match. Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo allowed 4 goals on 28 shots to take the loss for the Finns. Finland also features former Lightning defenseman Janne Niskala. Glukhov, a 2002 9th round pick, has 5 goals and 17 points in 51 games this season for Mytischi of the Russian KHL.

    In the day's other match, Sweden clubbed the Czech Republic 6-1. Ex-Lightning camper Niklas Persson had 1 goal and 1 assist in the victory for the Swedes. The Czech Republic's lineup includes former Lightning draft pick Ivan Rachunek, a 1999 7th rounder who has 17 goals and 34 points in 49 games this season for Zlin of the Czech Extraliga.

  • 5 years 28 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 4 @ Cincinnati Cyclones 2
    C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
    Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 9-8-17, -7, 23 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 38 saves on 40 shots
    Season totals: 21 GP, 9-10-0-0, 2.93 GAA, .913 sv%, 0 SO

    Janus made a successful return to the Everblades from the Norfolk Admirals, stopping 38 of 40 shots to help Florida beat Cincinnati 4-2. The Cyclones outshot the Blades 40-23 in the game. Hutchings now has points in three of his last four games. (Naples News photo)

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