Game Night Results

  • 5 years 15 weeks ago

    It's sad to think with 40 games left to play the season may already be effectively over.

    CAR-5
    TB-2

    Mathieu Garon allowed 3 goals on 8 shots for the loss before giving way to Dwayne Roloson who allowed 2 goals on 24 shots the rest of the way.

    First Period
    CAR Ruutu (15), (Staal, Tlusty), 3:27
    CAR Tlusty (8), (Staal), 4:41
    TB Thompson (4), (unassisted), 14:36
    CAR Harrison (6), (Ruutu, Faulk), 15:10
    CAR Tlusty (9), (Staal, Ruutu), 16:18

    Second Period
    TB Purcell (8), (Gervais, Stamkos), 2:49

    Third Period
    CAR Brent (5), (Stewart, Harrison), 13:41

    It's time for Steve Yzerman to throw the switch and to begin working the phones as a seller. If there was a team in the NHL I could've hand picked for the Lightning to get a win tonight, it would've been the Carolina Hurricanes. Even in their darkest hours, the Lightning have always seemed to torment Carolina. To get blown out 5-2 at home by a club they've effectively owned is a pretty prominent red flag that indicates the comeback in the standings isn't coming.

    There are a lot of veterans on this team that will be unrestricted free agents who shouldn't be back next season that should be converted into draft picks and mid-level prospects. There's still more players that the Lightning need to make a decision about, because there are passengers on this roster. Not everyone is taking a beating like Steve Downie to try to win hockey games, and those players deserve scrutiny.

    Last, it's time for some youth. It's time to give Brett Connolly more ice time. It's time to give a look to guys like Carter Ashton and Mark Barberio who are currently in the minors. The 2012-2013 season begins now, and the next 40 games should be devoted to finding a mix for next season that can go out and get this Lightning team back to the elite status we thought they were headed toward at the end of last season.

    Connolly had 2 shots and 1 hit in 9:44. He's been in the 9-10 minute range since returning to the team from the WJC's. The way I see it, he needs to be playing with Stamkos and/or Lecavalier the next 40 games on a scoring line. Prepare him for next season. And, if he plays well, he'll make certain guys who aren't carrying their weight as alleged scoring threats even more expendable.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 15 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    1-11-12
    St. Petersburg 0 @ Cherepovets 4
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 36/36, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 25 GP, 12-8-0, 3 SO, 2.57 GAA, .920 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin made 36 saves to blank St. Petersburg 4-0. It's an impressive shutout for Koshechkin considering SKA currently paces the league in the standings. Cherepovets faces Novokuznetsk next on Saturday.

    Nikita Nesterov did not dress for Chelyabinsk of 1-10-12 in their 3-2 shootout loss to Khanty-Manisysk. Cheyabinsk faces Ekaterinburg on Friday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    1-12-12
    CSKA Jr. 7 @ Chekhov Jr. 0
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 2-0-2, +2, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 16 GP, 15-15-30, +10, 28 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov had an even strength and power play goal as CSKA Jr. rolled Chekhov Jr. 7-0. Back to business as usual. The two teams rematch on Friday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    1-12-12
    Brynas 3 @ Lulea 1
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 36 GP, 12-6-18, +5, 12 PIM

    Wings draft pick Calle Jarnkrok recorded a hat trick in Brynas' 3-1 win over Lulea. Senators draft pick Jakob Silfverberg recorded the primary assist on all 3 goals. Johan Harju took an interference minor that led to Jarnkrok's second goal, which was on the power play. Lulea draws Frolunda next on Saturday.

  • 5 years 15 weeks ago

    Chicago Express 2 @ Florida Everblades 7

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 13 saves on 15 shots
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-9-0-1, 2.93 GAA, .901 sv%, 1 SO

    Florida broke open a 3-2 game with four unanswered goals Wednesday to beat Chicago 7-2. Nagle broke a personal two-game losing streak, though he had a somewhat easy night with only 15 shots against. Alex Hutchings remains out with an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since November 12.

  • 5 years 15 weeks ago

    A glimmer of hope, but still no result.

    VAN-5
    TB-4 (SO)

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 4 goals on 28 shots and 1 of 3 in the shootout for the penalty shot session loss.

    First Period
    VAN Edler (7), (Sulzer, H. Sedin), 2:36
    VAN Hansen (13), (Hamhuis)(SH), 8:16

    Second Period
    TB Stamkos (29), (Malone, Bergeron), 10:12
    VAN Malhotra (4), (Duco, Ballard), 12:27
    TB Lecavalier (16), (Stamkos, Gilroy), 19:28
    VAN Kesler (12), (Raymond, Hodgson), 19:58

    Third Period
    TB Downie (7), (Kubina, St. Louis), 6:14
    TB Malone (8), (St. Louis, Lecavalier), 18:59

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    VAN- Raymond
    TB- NONE

    Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis were the game's second and third stars.

    Tonight was the halfway point of the season, and the prognosis is ugly, on paper. The team is 3 games under .500 and 8 points out of the final playoff spot in the East with 5 teams ahead of them that the Lightning need to jump over. It's bad. But, a comeback like tonight to force overtime gives a glimmer of hope. I wondered if this team had given up after falling down 2-0 in the first period. It might've been easy for them to lay down then. It'd be just as easy to lay down at 4-2 on the crippling goal by Kesler at the end of the second period. The team still pressed on, though, and so there's a tiny bit of life in Tampa Bay yet.

    Brendan Mikkelson had a decent debut in a modest amount of ice time. There's something to work with there. He does skate well and he's got more willingness to pop people than had been advertised. You can see why Yzerman pulled the trigger to get him. That said, between Mikkelson, Gilroy, and Gervais: eat a little, boys. Drop by Babe's Pizza in Brandon after practice some time. Sweet mercy. Pavel Kubina sweats more weight off in a game than those three weigh combined, I'm fairly certain. Mario Larocque thinks they're skinny.

    Vincent Lecavalier pulls into the halfway mark on a pace for 32 goals and 60 points. 32 goals would be his best output since 2007-2008. He's not what he was, but he's not a bum, either. I think the hyperbole about him being a glorified third liner at this stage of his career is a bit much.

    Steven Stamkos is on a pace for 58 goals and 94 points. 60 and 100 isn't out of the question with all the home games the Lightning have coming up.

    What's sad is, at their current paces, Teddy Purcell, Steve Downie, Ryan Malone, and Dominic Moore combined will only have 50 goals. So, Stammer's the equivalent of 4 mortal men, thus far. The secondary scoring has got to improve.

    Brett Connolly was +1 with 2 shots and 1 hit in 8:33.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 15 weeks ago

    Norfolk shakes off its Albany hangover 1 period too late.

    WBS-3
    NOR-2

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 23 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WBS Thompson, (4) (Street), 5:09
    WBS Thompson, (5) (Chupp, Rust), 5:25
    WBS Street, (12) (Walker, Grant), 16:34 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Ouellet, (8) (Dimmen, Devos), 0:53

    Third Period
    NOR Gudas, (6) (Barberio, Kostka), 6:09

    Radko Gudas was the game's third star and had a goal on the rare scoring play where 3 natural d-men figure in the scoring.

    Richard Panik had his scoring streak snapped at 3 games.

    You take solace from the fact the Admirals outshot the Pens 18-10 in the final two periods. They seemed to be absolutely shell shocked for about 5+ periods of play going back to the collapse in the opening game of the set against Albany. Unfortunately, Norfolk has dropped 4 points behind Hershey and are now tied with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the division.

    Norfolk has a 2-game set against Connecticut on Friday and Saturday. The Whale sit atop the Northeast Division, so it's no easy draw for the Admirals.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 15 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    Pelicans 2 @ JYP 4
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 28/30, 2.00 GAA, .933 sv%
    Season totals: 19 GP, 13-6-0, 6 SO, 1.47 GAA, .937 sv%

    In a rare back-to-back start situation, Riku Helenius stopped 28 to help lead JYP to a 4-2 win over Pelicans Lahti. Does this signal that Helenius has moved out of his tandem situation with co-number one Joni Myllykoski? Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a helper in the victory. JYP faces HIFK next on Friday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    CSKA Jr. 0 @ Astana Jr. 3
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 15 GP, 13-15-28, +8, 24 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov took a pair of minors for slashing in CSKA Jr.'s 3-0 loss to Astana Jr. It was the first game back in the lineup for Kucherov and his teammate Nikita Gusev after the U20 WJC's. CSKA Jr. faces Chekhov Jr. next on Thursday.

    Nikita Nesterov was not in the lineup today for Chelyabinsk Jr. in their 5-0 loss to Magnitogorsk Jr. Nesterov is likely to return to Chelyabinsk's KHL team when he returns to action following his U20 WJC stint.

  • 5 years 15 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Novgorod 7 @ Cherepovets 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, ND, 16/20, 7.75 GAA, .800 sv%
    Season totals: 23 GP, 11-8-0, 2 SO, 2.70 GAA, .916 sv%

    Ex-Lightning draft pick Ruslan Zainullin had a goal as Novgorod shredded Cherepovets 7-1. Cherepovets draws St. Petersburg on Wednesday.

    In the MHL, Nikita Kucherov did not suit up in CSKA Jr.'s 5-4 loss to Astana Jr. The two teams rematch on Tuesday.

  • 5 years 15 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Gatineau Olympiques 5 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 6 (OT)

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (unsportsmanlike conduct), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 3-17-20, -3, 29 PIM

    New Olympiques' captain Adam Janosik (pictured earned an assist in a 6-5 overtime loss Sunday. Gatineau underwent somewhat of a sell-off as they traded away both their captain and leading scorer. Janosik remains, which is somewhat confusing as this is likely his last year in major junior. Matthew Bissonette, a 6-4 undrafted center, had two goals and two assists for the Titan on Sunday, including the overtime winner. He has exploded this year for 33 goals and 68 points in 45 games. He is not related to the Coyotes’ Paul “BizNasty” Bissonette.

    Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Victoriaville Tigres 2

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 37 GP, 0-6-6, -13, 31 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 4 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Michael Bournival, fresh off playing for Canada at the WJCs, had a goal and an assist to lead Memorial Cup host Shawinigan to a win in Victoriaville on Sunday. Bournival was drafted by Colorado but acquired by Montreal in a trade.

    OHL

    Oshawa Generals 2 @ Brampton Battalion 6

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (hooking)
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM
    With Oshawa: 1 GP,
    With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

    Schemitsch made his Oshawa debut Sunday after being traded by Owen Sound on Saturday as part of the Generals’ backline rebuilding process. He is wearing No.28 for Oshawa. Schemitsch will get a lot of looks from Lightning player development consultant Steve Thomas, whose son, Christian (Rangers) plays for the Gens. Christian Thomas scored his 18th goal of the season on Sunday.

  • 5 years 15 weeks ago

    Miami RedHawks 4 @ No. 15 Michigan State Spartans 0

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 21 GP, 5-4-9, +4, 6 PIM

    Goalie Conner Knapp (Buffalo) made 20 saves for his first shutout.

    Harvard Crimson 2 @ Rensselaer Engineers 2 (OT)

    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 14 GP, 9-9-18, +1, 31 PIM

    Killorn's eight game point streak came to an end as Harvard tied RPI.

    Quinnipiac Bobcats 2 @ Brown Bears 2 (OT)

    F Matthew Peca, QUI: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 23 GP, 5-11-16, +2, 8 PIM

    The tie gave the Bobcats three points in conference play for the weekend. (Peca pictured with Pembroke last season)

    No 1 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 5 @ No. 8 Western Michigan Broncos 2

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, 4 PIM 4 SOG
    Season totals: 21 GP, 0-4-4, 37 PIM

    The reigning NCAA champs completed the weekend sweep over Western Michigan.

    No. 13 Cornell Big Red 3 @ No. 6 Colorado College Tigers 3 (OT)

    F Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, O SOG
    Season totals: 10 GP, 1-2-3, even, 6 PIM

    In his second game at wing, Gotovets picked up a helper as the Big Red pulled three points on the road from CC.

    Clarkson Golden Knights 1 vs No. 19 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3
    Winnipeg, MB

    F Brendan O'Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 15 GP, 5-1-6, +3, 0 PIM

    The Sioux went north of the border to knock off Clarkson.

  • 5 years 15 weeks ago

    USHL

    Tri-City Storm 3 @ Cedar Rapids Roughriders 4

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 8 GP, 3-5-0, 3.22 GAA, .909 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox sat after taking the loss in an 8-1 thrashing at the hands of Green Bay on Friday night. Phoenix Copley stopped 25 of 29 Saturday in a loss to Cedar Rapids Saturday.

    QMJHL

    Gatineau Olympiques 5 @ PEI Rocket 1

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 3-16-19, -1, 27 PIM

    Janosik (pictured) broke a 12-game goalless drought by notching his third of the season Saturday on the island. The Rocket are coached by former Lightning tough guy Gordie Dwyer.

    Chicoutimi Sagueneens 4 @ Victoriaville Tigres 3

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 36 GP, 0-6-6, -13, 31 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 3 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Charles Hudon, one of the Q’s top 2012 draft eligible forwards, had a hat trick for the Sags on Saturday in Victoriaville. Hudon, a center, is undersized at 5’8” 165 pounds. He has 46 points in 37 games for Chicoutimi.

    OHL

    London Knights 3 @ Barrie Colts 2

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM (interference)
    Season Totals: 36 GP, 17-29-46, +13, 34 PIM

    Namestnikov has six points in his last three games after earning two assists Saturday in Barrie. Lightning camper Seth Griffith was First Star with a goal and an assist. Both earned assists on Tyler Ferry’s game winner, scored on the power play with under three minutes left in the third period. Canada WJC players Tanner Pearson (twice undrafted) and Mark Scheifele (Jets) combined for one point against London. Pearson leads the OHL in scoring despite missing a few weeks while with Team Canada. Griffith sits in fourth, 10 points behind Pearson.

    OHL Trade

    Lightning prospect defenseman Geoffrey Schemitsch was traded by defending OHL champion Owen Sound to Oshawa today for two players. Schemitsch has 11 assists in 27 games this season with the Attack. Oshawa (40 points) sits in fourth in the East Division, just four points out of second. Ottawa leads the East with 53 points.

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