Game Night Results

  • 5 years 47 weeks ago

    Admirals win the battle. War of attrition continues.


    Norfolk Leads the Series 2-1

    Dustin Tokarski stopped 25 of 27 shots for the victory, including turning away 4 shorthanded breakaways. He was a difference maker tonight.

    First Period
    NOR Segal, (1) (Oberg, Killorn), 0:35
    NOR Labrie, (1) (Smith, Conacher), 7:40
    MCH Czarnik, (2) (Vey, Mullen), 11:06

    Second Period
    NOR Devos, (1) (Kostka, Smith), 4:31
    MCH Legein, (2) (Vey, Kolomatis), 12:51

    Third Period
    NOR Picard, (4) (Conacher, Smith), 14:45 (PP)
    NOR Segal, (2) (Killorn, Picard), 18:32 (EN)

    Phillip-Michael Devos and Trevor Smith were the game's first and second stars.

    Brandon Segal scored the game's opening goal, and then an empty netter to ensure that for Manchester the game was Out of Reach. His linemate, Alex Killorn has 4 points in his first 3 AHL playoff games.

    Alexandre Picard, who only had 6 goals the entire regular season, has 4 goals in the first 3 games of the playoffs. Make it so, Number Nine.

    Kidding aside, Mark Barberio had to leave the game in the Third Period after a Stefan Legein boarding major. Possible concussion. Norfolk can't afford to let Manchester stick around in this series, because Manchester's managed to injure 2 of Norfolk's best players in the first 3 games of this series. Tyler Johnson went out with the old upper-body injury in Game One. The playoffs are a war of attrition, and staying healthy is perhaps the biggest key to success for Norfolk. They need to put Manchester away in Game Four on Friday.

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  • 5 years 47 weeks ago


    (1) Saint John Sea Dogs 4 @ (8) Chicoutimi Sagueneens 5 (OT)
    Semifinals – Saint John leads best of 7 series 2-1

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 1-0-1, -1, 5 SOG, 2 PIM (roughing), 2 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 11 GP, 9-4-13, +8, 16 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    Shocker! Etienne Brodeur (undrafted) scroed at 7:26 of overtime for the Sags, handing Saint John their first loss of the playoffs. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier scored his ninth goal of the playoffs in the game, a go-ahead score with just over three minutes to play. Chicoutimi tied the game under a minute later to force overtime. Game 4 is Thursday in Chicoutimi. Saint John leads the series, 2-1.


    (W3) Kitchener Rangers 2 @ (W1) London Knights 5
    Western Conference Finals – London leads best of 7 series 3-0

    C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM (
    Playoff Totals: 13 GP, 3-8-11, +8, 10 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    Likely 2012 first round defenseman Olli Maata had two goals for London, leading the Knights to a 5-2 home win and a commanding 3-0 series lead over division-rival Kitchener. Maata could be a target of the Lightning this summer. Lightning prospect Vladislav Namestnikov had his five game point streak come to an end. London chased Ducks second rounder John Gibson from the Kitchener nets by scoring four goals in just over a period of play. London can close out the series at The Aud in Kitchener on Wednesday.

  • 5 years 47 weeks ago

    MHL Finals (Russia Jr.):
    Maxim Kazakov's goal at 1:39 of overtime lifted Omsk Jr. to a 2-1 Game Four win over CSKA Jr. and delivered to them the MHL championship. The MHL Finals are the lone best-of-seven series in the tournament, so CSKA Jr. faces elimination in Game Five on Thursday. Nikita Kucherov did not appear in the match.

  • 5 years 47 weeks ago

    SM-liiga Finals (Finland):
    (2)Pelicans Lahti 1 @ (4)JYP 2 (OT)
    JYP Wins the Series 4-1
    JYP Wins the SM-liiga Championship
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 45/46, 0.90 GAA, .978 sv%
    Playoff totals: 13 GP, 11-2-0, 0 SO, 1.73 GAA, .947 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    Completing arguably the greatest season of redemption in Bolt Prospects history, Lightning prospect Riku Helenius turned away 45 shots to help lead JYP to a 2-1 overtime Game Five win. The victory clinched the series and the SM-liiga championship for JYP. Former Lightning forward Eric Perrin (shown celebrating like a wild man) scored the overtime winner at 6:58 of overtime and assisted on JYP's other goal in the victory.

    Helenius, the former Lightning first rounder, goes from being a tandem starter on a Sodertalje club in the Swedish Elitserien that had to fight off relegation last year to backstopping the best club in the Finnish Elitserien.

    MHL Championship (Russia Jr.):
    Nikita Gusev had 1 goal and 1 assist as CSKA Jr. cut Omsk Jr.'s series lead in half in their 3-1 Game Three win over Omsk Jr. Nikita Kucherov did not appear in the match. Game Four is Tuesday.

  • 5 years 47 weeks ago


    (8) Chicoutimi Sagueneens 2 @ (1) Saint John Sea Dogs 5
    Semifinals – Saint John leads best of 7 series 2-0

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 0-1-1, E, 3 SOG, 0 PIM, 2 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 10 GP, 8-4-12, +9, 14 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    Panthers prospect Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and an assist to lead Saint John to their 10th straight playoff win, 5-2 over Chicoutimi. Gauthier tied for the team lead in shots. He has at least one point in seven of his last eight games and eight of 10 overall. Game 3 is Tuesday in Quebec. In the other QMJHL semifinal, Rimouski leads Halifax, 2-0.


    (W1) London Knights 6 @ (W3) Kitchener Rangers 4
    Western Conference Finals – London leads best of 7 series 2-0

    C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (check to the head)
    Playoff Totals: 12 GP, 3-8-11, +7, 10 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    London scored four times in the third period to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 6-4 win. The Knights’ final goal was scored into an empty net. Namestnikov teamed with former Lightning camper Seth Griffith to score the game-tying goal while shorthanded. The assist extended Namestnikov's point streak to five games. Griffith was named the game’s first star. The teams will drive an hour west to London for Game 3 on Tuesday. In the series opposite this one, Ottawa and potential Lightning draft pick Cody Ceci won Game 2 to tie their sereis with Niagara, 1-1.

  • 5 years 47 weeks ago

    All good things...


    Series Tied 1-1

    Jaroslav Janus allowed 4 goals on 29 shots for the loss. None of the 4 goals he allowed were particularly terrible. However, he didn't seem to react well to getting bumped around 2-3 times early and he seemed a little bit scrambled and out of control at times. Cooper stuck to his plan and stayed with Janus after the win despite the soft goal he allowed in Game One, but with the loss, one would expect Dustin Tokarski to be in as the series switches to Manchester.

    First Period
    MCH Vey, (1) (Hickey), 11:23
    MCH Kozun, (1) (Kaunisto, Hunter), 17:12

    Second Period
    NOR Picard, (2) (Segal, Killorn), 5:10
    NOR Picard, (3) (Dimmen, Killorn), 10:02

    Third Period
    MCH Czarnik, (1) (Vey, Hickey), 5:28
    MCH Vey, (2) , 16:16
    MCH Andreoff, (1) (Muzzin), 17:59

    Alexandre Picard was the game's third star.

    It was another uneven effort by the Admirals, made worse by the loss of Tyler Johnson who was out of the lineup with an injury suffered in the last game. Norfolk again was flat in the first period and tonight they paid for it. They fell behind 2-0 before a sweeping comeback in the Second Period where they outshot Manchester 22-10. But, they couldn't keep the pace up, and Manchester got the key go-ahead goal and then caught the Admirals pressing for the tying goal.

    Now Norfolk falls squarely behind the eight-ball, needing to win 2 of 3 on the road in Manchester to survive the Quarterfinals. From what little I know of Johnson's injury, I'm not sure he'll be available, but they'll presumably get Radko Gudas back from illness. It's a hard hill to climb now, though, and a nightmare scenario I did not want to see this team face when the initial schedule of the series was announced. All hands will need to be on deck Wednesday for Game Three.

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  • 5 years 48 weeks ago

    SM-liiga Finals (Finland):
    (4)JYP 5 @ (2)Pelicans Lahti 4 (OT)
    JYP Leads the Series 3-1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 49/53, 3.28 GAA, .925 sv%
    Playoff totals: 12 GP, 10-2-0, 0 SO, 1.80 GAA, .944 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    One win away. Former Lightning forward Eric Perrin had the primary assist on Harri Pesonen's goal at 13:26 of overtime to lift JYP to a 5-4 Game Four win over Pelicans Lahti. Ex-Lightning draft pick Radek Smolenak, who had been scoreless in the series' previous 4 games, did everything he could to deliver the series tying win for Lahti. He had 2 goals and 1 assist, including the game tying goal with 27 seconds left in the Third Period to force overtime. But, in the end, JYP took Lahti's best punch and are now one victory away from being able to call themselves champions.

  • 5 years 48 weeks ago


    (8) Chicoutimi Sagueneens 1 @ (1) Saint John Sea Dogs 4
    Semifinals – Saint John leads best of 7 series 1-0

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 1-0-1, +1, 3 SOG, 4 PIM (goaltender interference, roughing after the whistle), 3 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 9 GP, 8-3-11, +9, 14 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    Gauthier scored his eighth goal in nine playoff games to help the Sea Dogs to a Game 1 win over Chicoutimi in the opener of their QMJHL Semifinal series. Gauthier’s goal came on the power play, and was one of three goals scored in the third period by Saint John. Gauthier also led the team in hits during the game. The Sea Dogs are now 9-0 in the playoffs. Their four goals on Friday night were the fewest they’ve scored in a game in the 2012 playoffs.

  • 5 years 48 weeks ago

    (E1) Elmira Jackals 1 @ (E5) Florida Everblades 2
    ECHL Eastern Conference Semifinals – Florida wins best of 7 series 4-1

    D Charles Landry, FLA: Did not play
    Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 4 SOG, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 8 GP, 1-5-6, +5, 24 PIM
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 8 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 2 PIM
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 18 saves on 19 shots
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 3-0-0, 1.36 GAA, .940 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

    Wow. Nagle, Piche, and the Everblades swept Elmira in southwest Florida to claim the series 4-1. The ‘Blades stole home ice advantage away from Elmira by winning Game 2 in New York, then won all three games at home to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Nagle lowered his goals against average to 1.36 in the 2-1 win. Florida scored both of their goals in the third period. They outshot Elmira by a large margin yet again, this time 43-19, including 19-4 in the third period. Florida will play the winner of third-seeded Kalamazoo and seventh-seeded South Carolina. The Stingrays won on Friday night to avoid elimination and a sweep. The K-Wings are up 3-1 in the series. This is Florida’s first appearance in the conference finals since 2007.

  • 5 years 48 weeks ago

    Norfolk pours it on in the second and hangs on in the third to break the seal on their 2012 AHL playoff run.


    Norfolk Leads the Series 1-0

    Jaroslav Janus allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for the victory. He got the surprise start after Dustin Tokarski missed a couple of practices with illness this week. Janus played well up until allowing a very soft goal in the third that gave Manchester life. I would not be completely surprised to see Tic in Game Two.

    First Period
    NOR Barberio, (1) (Picard), 6:39

    Second Period
    NOR Picard, (1) (Smith, Conacher), 1:42 (PP)
    NOR Smith, (1) (Oberg, Kostka), 3:39 (PP)

    Third Period
    MCH Legein, (1) (Azevedo), 9:53 (SH)
    MCH Cliche, (1) (Hickey, Mullen), 13:57

    Alexandre Picard and Trevor Smith were the game's first and second stars.

    Really a scary finish for the Admirals, having to fend off a 6-on-4 situation to preserve the win. Hopefully they learned a couple of lessons tonight. They took their foot off the gas at times in the third and paid a price for it. Also, they need to respect their opponent going into a critical Game Two tomorrow. Manchester's not going to lay down.

    For those wondering, Radko Gudas also missed practice time this week with illness and was also scratched.

    Mike Angelidis returned to the lineup after missing several weeks with a broken finger.

    Also, if you were wondering, although the streak is technically shelved, we could call this win number Alex Selivanov.

    Tomorrow night's game is really, really big. I'd go so far as to say Norfolk should approach it as a must-win. Knowing the next 3 games are in Manchester, it was very important for them to hold serve tonight, which they did. The other half of the equation is to get it done tomorrow night. And, they can't play like they did tonight. They were flat in the First Period and were only leading thanks to a pretty soft goal allowed by Zatkoff to Barberio. They need to play with the pace they had in the Second Period for a full 60 minutes. They dominated the middle frame and chased Zatkoff, bringing in Martin Jones for Manchester, who played very well. The stakes have been raised, even despite the victory, and I don't think Jon Cooper's going to be terribly pleased with all the tape from tonight's contest.

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