Game Night Results

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Fruitless on four previous power play attempts, the Syracuse Crunch found themselves with a two-man advantage for nearly two full minutes early in the third period Saturday.

    With plenty of extra time and space, it took only 34 seconds for Mark Barberio to set up Brett Connolly with a one-timer that beat Hershey Bears goalie Braden Holtby from the point.

    "I had a few chances last night and tonight," Connolly said. "It's always nice to see the puck go in the net."

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    Colgate Raiders 1 @ No. 9 Miami RedHawks 5

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

    Miami easily handled the Raiders on Saturday, one night after shutting them out, 3-0. Jimmy Mullin hit the scoresheet for the first time this year with a third period assist.

    Robert Morris Colonials 0 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 4

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (slashing), 3 SOG
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM

    Quinnipiac improved to 2-0 on the year with a shutout win over the Colonials. Lightning prospect Matthew Peca earned his first point of the season, an assist. Eric Hartzell (undrafted) made 16 saves in the Quinnipiac nets for the shutout.

    St. Lawrence Saints 2 @ No.10 Western Michigan Broncos 3

    D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM

    The Broncos exacted a bit of revenge on the Saints, who beat WMU in overtime on Friday night. Lightning prospect and WMU captain Luke Witkowski (pictured) notched his first two points of the season, including an assist on the game-tying goal scored by Lightning target Danny DeKeyser. The Lightning pursued DeKeyser, a free agent, late last year and along with the Red Wings were thought to be a finalist to sign him until he decided to return to school for his junior season. DeKeyser and Witkowski are partners on the ice and roommates off the ice.

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    Orlando Solar Bears 2 @ Florida Everblades 4

    F Alex Hutchings, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 1 SOG, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM

    F Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA: 1-0-1, -1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM

    (Syracuse Crunch contract)

    D Daniel Milan, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

    G Pat Nagle, FLA: W, 2 GA (2.00 GAA), 33 S / 35 SA (.943 SV%)
    Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, 33 S / 35 SA (.943 SV%)

    For the second consecutive night, the 'Blades got the best of the Solar Bears but this time, with all of the players assigned to the Everblades from the Crunch in action, they didn't need overtime to get the job done. The going was good early for the Everblades as they jumped out to a lead which they would never relinquish just a few minutes into the game. Matt Marquardt (twice), Justin Shugg and Maxime Langelier-Parent all scored for the Everblades, with Langelier-Parent, in his season debut, burying the dagger late in the third period with a short-handed empty-netter. Pat Nagle, seeing his first action this season, was sharp in net for Florida, stopping all but two of 35 shot attempts by Orlando. Charles Landry found the stat-sheet with a primary assist on Marquardt's first goal, the first of the game, and with a tripping minor late in the third. Alex Hutchings and Daniel Milan were quiet tonight. Up next for Florida (2-0-0) is another weekend set yet again against the Orlando Solar Bears (0-2-0) although the games will be split between Estero (Friday) and Orlando (Saturday).

    Official Recap | Box Score

    Alaska Aces 1 @ Colorado Eagles 3

    F Nate Thompson, AK: 0-0-0, -2, 4 SOG, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    Tonight the Aces, featuring Lightning's Nate Thompson and the Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky, fell short against an Eagles club that got a dandy of a pro debut from G Adam Brown, who turned away 23 of the 24 shots he faced for the win. It was a penalty-filled contest but both teams struggled to make the other pay for their infractions as Alaska went 0-for-10 and Colorado, faring little better, went 1-for-9 on the power-play. Nate Thompson picked up a roughing minor in the second period and managed the second-most shot attempts for his team. Alaska (1-1-0) now returns home to host the Utah Grizzlies (2-0-0) next Friday and Saturday.

    Official Recap | Box Score

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    Syracuse hangs on hard against one of the league's perennial powers.

    HER-3
    SYR-4

    Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 26 shots for the victory, in a successful return to North American hockey. This battle between Helenius and Dustin Tokarski for the top spot between the pipes in Syracuse is going to rage all season, and both guys are going to be better for it. It's an embarrassment of riches to boast two guys who won championships last season in the AHL and Finnish SM-liiga, respectively. Good. Problem. To. Have.

    First Period
    SYR Angelidis, (2) (Wyman), 11:23 (SH)

    Second Period
    SYR Johnson, (3) (Conacher, Palat), 5:36
    HER Mitchell, (1) , 7:26 (SH)
    HER Almeida, (1) (Taffe, DiSalvatore), 14:36
    SYR Conacher, (2) (Taormina), 18:44

    Third Period
    SYR Connolly, (1) (Barberio, Conacher), 5:02 (PP)
    HER DiSalvatore, (1) (Kundratek, Taffe), 13:04 (PP)

    Cory Conacher (pictured) and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and second stars. For my money, Conacher was the best player in the league the first half of last season and Johnson the best in the second half. Why wouldn't they lead the Crunch in the home opener this year? With a little offseason rest, Conacher looks every bit the pesky scorer that tore up the league to start last year.

    Brett Connolly scored the winner to notch his first point of the season. It's only a matter of time until J.T. Brown and Richard Panik follow suit.

    No offense to our friends in Hershey, but I have to confess to being a little stunned that this year's version of the Bears is the least stacked, on paper, I've seen in a while. Sure, there's some fine players like Orlov and Holtby, but without the likes of Bourque or Giroux, this year's team lacks the fear factor of many recent editions. It's going to be interesting to see how the division plays out over the course of the season.

    The Crunch travel to Albany next on Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Val-d’Or Foreurs 7 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 1

    D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season totals: 10 GP, 3-6-9, +6, 6 PIM

    Artem Sergeev extended his point streak to four games with an assist, and Val-d’Or put seven pucks in the net for the third time in their last four games, beating the defending league champion Sea Dogs, 7-1. Sergeev is plus-9 in his last four games. Anthony Mantha had a hat trick for the Foreurs.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Peterborough Petes 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 5 (SO)

    D Slater Koekkoek, PBO: 1-0-1, -2, 2 PIM (interference)
    Season totals: 9 GP, 2-4-6, -6, 12 PIM

    D Jake Dotchin, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 9 GP, 0-2-2, -1, 8 PIM

    Slater Koekkoek scored his second goal this week, but it wasn’t enough to get Peterborough a win in Owen Sound as the Attack won in a shootout, 5-4. Koekkoek (pictured, Eric DuBose photo) has four points (2-2) in his last three games. Meanwhile, Jake Dotchin hasn’t registered a point since opening night – a span of eight games.

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    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Vaxjo 1 vs. Brynas 2
    Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 13 GP, 5-2-7, +6, 6 PIM

    Johan Harju took a minor for tripping in Brynas' 2-1 win over Vaxjo Lakers. Ex-Lightning goaltender Fredrik Norrena allowed 2 goals on 30 shots in defeat. Brynas gets AIK next on Wednesday.

    KHL (Russia)
    Chelyabinsk 4 vs. Mytischi 2
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM
    Season totals (MHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 9:53 of ice time in Chelyabinsk's 4-2 win over Mytischi. Mytischi got a helper from ex-NHLer Nikolai Zherdev in the defeat. Traktor faces Yaroslavl next on Monday.

    Ufa 3 vs. Bratislava 2 (SO)
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, Shootout Loss, 32/34, 1.85 GAA, .941 sv%
    Season totals: 14 GP, 8-4-2, 2 SO, 2.18 GAA, .926 sv%

    Jaroslav Janus allowed 1 of 2 shooters to convert in Bratislava's 3-2 shootout loss to Ufa. NHLer Lubomir Vishnovsky scored a goal with 1:04 left in regulation to salvage a point for Slovan. They face Ak Bars Kazan next on Monday.

    VHL (Russia 2)
    Karaganda 2 vs. Tver 0
    Nikita Gusev, Tver, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals (VHL): 8 GP, 2-5-7, -2, 2 PIM
    Season totals (MHL): 6 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM

    Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 13:27 in Tver's 2-0 shutout loss at the hands of Karaganda. Tver gets Orsk next on Monday.

  • 5 years 36 weeks ago

    Orlando Solar Bears 4 @ Florida Everblades 5

    F Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    F Maxime Langelier-Parent, FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    (Syracuse Crunch contract)

    D Daniel Milan, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM

    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play
    Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 0 S / 0 SA (0.00 SV%)

    After a pre-game celebration of their 2012 Kelly Cup, the Blades started their season off by scraping past the newly resurrected Orlando Solar Bears franchise (affiliated with the Minnesota Wild) in overtime in front of an announced crowd of 6,847 at Germain Arena. Florida came out strong in the first period, scoring three, and headed into the third staked to a commanding 4-1 lead before surrendering it in a final frame where Florida was outshot 21 to 12. Carolina Hurricanes prospect G John Muse, who helped backstop the Everblades to last year's championship, made 43 saves on 47 Solar Bear shots for the game. Florida forward David Rutherford ended the game with his second tally of the night just 26 seconds into the extra session. Daniel Milan and Pat Nagle were the only Lightning prospects assigned to the Everblades who actually suited up but only Milan, who is looking to bounce back this season from an underwhelming 2011-2012 campaign, saw any action as Nagle served as the backup netminder. Alex Hutchings, Charles Landry and Maxime Langelier-Parent, who is signed to an AHL contract, were scratches. They were unavailable to play tonight due to travel but are expected in the lineup tomorrow night when Florida (1-0-0) plays host to Orlando (0-1-0) again.

    Official Recap | Box Score

    Alaska Aces 3 @ Colorado Eagles 3

    F Nate Thompson, AK: 0-0-0, E, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    The Lightning's Nate Thompson and fellow locked-out NHLers and native Alaskans Brandon Dubinsky (Columbus Blue Jackets) and Joey Crabb (Washington Capitals) and the rest of the Aces skated to a lopsided 6-3 victory over the Eagles on the strength of a 4-goal (3 on the power play, 1 short-handed) third period during which they managed a 3-to-1 shot advantage. Alaska (1-0-0) plays Colorado (0-1-0) again tomorrow night.

    Official Recap | Box Score

  • 5 years 36 weeks ago

    Colgate Raiders 0 @ No. 9 Miami RedHawks 3

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG

    Miami opened their season with a non-conference win over Colgate. Freshman Ryan McKay made 24 saves for the shoutout win. McKay (undrafted) was the goaltending partner of Lightning prospect Adam Wilcox for USHL Green Bay to start last season before Wilcox was moved to Tri-City.

    USA U-18 4 @ No. 4 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 6 (exhibition)

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, E, 7 PIM (slashing, checking from behind major, game misconduct), 0 SOG

    UND got two goals from Panthers prospect Rocco Grimaldi, who like Brendan O’Donnell, missed considerable time last season due to injury.

    Michigan State Spartans 1 @ No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 6

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Did not play

    Freshman Adam Wilcox watched as sophomore Michael Shibrowski got the start for the Gophers. The two are expected to split time during the first few weeks of the season. Nick Bjugstad (Panthers) had a goal and an assist to be named first star for the game.

    Michigan State Spartans 1 @ No.2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 7

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 10 saves on 11 shots
    Season totals: 1-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .909 sv%, 0 SO

    Freshman Adam Wilcox made his first collegiate start and stopped 10 of 11 shots against the Spartans. Wilcox last played for Tri-City of the USHL. He is expected to share time in the Minnesota nets with Gophers junior Michael Shibrowski (undrafted) to start the year.

    St. Lawrence Saints 4 @ No. 10 Western Michigan Broncos 3 (OT)

    D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

    Witkowski and the Broncos opened their season at home against St. Lawrence, but were unable to pull out a win, falling in overtime, 4-3. WMU scored twice in the third period to force overtime, including a goal with 31 seconds left in regulation. Junior Jeremy Wick (undrafted) had the game winner for St. Lawrence. It was his fourth career goal.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 5 years 36 weeks ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 7 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 0

    C Cedric Paquette, BLB: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 1 Hit, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 10 GP, 5-6-11, +10, 16 PIM

    There was no let-down for the Armada after being top-ranked Quebec last game out, as they crushed Sherbrooke, 7-0. Paquette is now over a point per game pace on the season. His fifth goal of the young season was scored in the first period and gave the Armada a 3-0 lead. Blainville-Boisbriand (7-1-0-1) was ranked second in the latest CHL Top 10, one spot behind Quebec.

    Val-d’Or Foreurs 3 @ Moncton Wildcats 4

    D Artem Sergeev, VDO: 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM (hooking), 0 SOG, 2 Hits
    Season totals: 9 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 6 PIM

    Artem Sergeev extended his point streak to three games with an assist, but Val-d’Or couldn’t overcome two two-goal deficits to defeat the Wildcat in Moncton. Allain Saulnier (undrafted) had two goals for Moncton. Sergeev is plus-6 in his last two games.

    Note: Nikita Kucherov (Quebec) remains out with a shoulder injury. He is expected back before the end of the month.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Belleville Bulls 2 @ Brampton Battalion 0

    D Dylan Blujus, BRAM: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (roughing)
    Season totals: 9 GP, 0-3-3, -5, 12 PIM

    Brampton avoided Bruins first rounder Malcolm Subban, who got the night off for Belleville, but Subban’s backup, Charlie Graham (2013), stopped 30 shots to earn a shutout win. Brampton is last in the league in goals per game at 1.78 per contest.

    Erie Otters 3 @ Guelph Storm 6

    C/W Tanner Richard, GUE: 0-3-3, +1, 7 PIM (instigating, fighting, 10-min. misconduct, game misconduct)
    Season totals: 8 GP, 1-11-12, +3, 19 PIM

    Tanner Richard (pictured) had three assists for the second time in three games to lead the Storm to a home win over Erie. Richard was thrown out of the game for starting a fight in the last five minutes of regulation.

  • 5 years 36 weeks ago

    A Syracuse comeback takes away a point on opening night.

    SYR-5
    ROC-6 (SO)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 5 goals on 24 shots and 1 of 5 shooters to convert for the shootout loss. That's an ugly stat line for a young man trying to stave off a Riku Helenius challenge for the starting job.

    First Period
    RCH Tropp, (1) (Hodgson), 0:24
    SYR Barberio, (1) (Namestnikov, Killorn), 5:28 (PP)
    RCH Tropp, (2) (Adam, Schiestel), 14:52
    RCH Foligno, (1) (Porter, Mancari), 16:12

    Second Period
    RCH Pysyk, (1) (Rankin, Varone), 3:22
    SYR Angelidis, (1) (Wyman), 19:14

    Third Period
    SYR Conacher, (1) (Palat), 1:42
    SYR Johnson, (1) (Conacher, Taormina), 8:01
    SYR Johnson, (2) (Conacher, Palat), 10:09 (PP)
    RCH Mancari, (1) (Brennan, Foligno), 12:42 (PP)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    SYR- None
    ROC- Mancari

    Cory Conacher (pictured) was the game's second star after posting 1 goal and 2 assists on opening night.Tyler Johnson had a pair of goals and Ondrej Palat also had a multi-point night with a pair of helpers. Youngster Vladislav Namestnikov also posted his first professional point on an assist on Mark Barberio's game opening goal.

    I'm stunned that Syracuse threw out a shootout lineup of Palat, Connolly, Panik, Johnson, and Conacher and got nothing. That's five stud prospects with a lot of skill and... nada. I wouldn't have bet on that.

    Syracuse outshot Rochester 34-25 in the game, and was very game to come out of a three goal hole to get a point out of the night. When Johnson pulled Syracuse ahead for the first time in the Third Period, you even had to think for a moment that maybe that killer instinct from Norfolk last season was still in effect. There was plenty of good, plenty of bad, and plenty of coachable moments for Jon Cooper to work on the team with after this one.

    On to Syracuse tomorrow and the home opener against perennial power Hershey.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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