Game Night Results

  • 5 years 49 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    (1) Saint John Sea Dogs 8 @ (7) Rimouski Oceanic 0
    QMJHL Finals – Saint John wins best of 7 series 4-0

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 1-1-2, +2, 6 SOG, 2 PIM (roughing after the whistle), 1 Hit
    Playoff Totals: 17 GP, 13-8-21, +12, 28 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    Saint John won their second straight President Cup as QMJHL champs by crushing the Oceanic 8-0 on Thursday in Rimouski. The Sea Dogs were up 5-0 at the end of the first period and coasted to a Memorial Cup berth. They finished the playoffs with a 12-1 record, their only loss coming in overtime in the semifinals. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier (pictured), an alternate captain for Saint John, had a goal and an assist in Game 4 to finish the playoffs with 13 goals in 17 games. Saint John will defend their Memorial Cup title starting May 18 in Shawinigan, Quebec.

  • 5 years 49 weeks ago

    USA 5 @ Belarus 3
    J.T. Brown assisted on Justin Abdelkader's game opening goal and Nate Thompson tallied his second goal of the tournament in USA's 5-3 win over Belarus. Brown was +2 with 1 shot in 10:09 and his 14 shifts were nearly triple the number he played in the 3 prior games of the tournament. Thompson was +1 with 1 shot in 10:44. USA draws Kazakhstan on Friday.

  • 5 years 49 weeks ago

    This season Bolt Prospects introduced our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their on-ice contributions.

    We wanted to highlight prospects throughout the year to help fans get better acquainted with the next round of Lightning stars while recognizing the prospect’s achievement on the ice.

    This week’s BP Prospect of the Week award goes to … Danick Gauthier, C, Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL).

    A “bonus pick” for the Lightning, Gauthier was signed to a free agent contract by the Bolts in March while Gauthier was on his way to a career year in the QMJHL for Saint John (47-39-86). Gauthier hasn’t slowed down in the playoffs, scoring 12 times in 16 playoff games while adding seven assists.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    (1) Saint John Sea Dogs 6 @ (7) Rimouski Oceanic 4
    QMJHL Finals – Saint John leads best of 7 series 3-0

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 2-0-2, E, 3 SOG, 2 PIM (slashing), 2 Hits, *First Star*
    Playoff Totals: 16 GP, 12-7-19, +10, 26 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    Danick Gauthier earned first star honors for scoring twice and Saint John moved within one win of the QMJHL championship Wednesday night with a 6-4 win in Rimouski. Gauthier’s goals gave the Sea Dogs leads of 3-1 and 5-2. Game 4 is Thursday night in Rimouski. If Saint John wins, they will claim their second-straight league championship and second-straight invitation to the Memorial Cup tournament. They won the Cup last season. This year the tournament is in Shawinigan, Quebec.

    OHL

    (W1) London Knights 4 @ (E1) Niagara IceDogs 1
    OHL Finals – London leads best of 7 series 3-1

    C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM (closing hand on puck)
    Playoff Totals: 18 GP, 4-13-17, +9, 18 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    Namestnikov stretched his point streak to five games with what turned out to be the game-winning goal as London topped Niagara in St. Catherines 4-1 on Wednesday night. Undrafted yet draft eligible goaltender Michael Houser was first star for the Knights, stopping 36 of 37 shots. London was outshot 37-21 in the game. The Knights can win the OHL championship on Friday night at home. If they are successful, they will earn an invitation to the Memorial Cup.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    The line must be drawn here!

    NOR-4
    CT-0

    Norfolk Leads the Series 3-2

    Jaroslav Janus stopped all 22 shots he faced for the victory. Remind me never to play poker against Jon Cooper, because he's obviously a gambler with impeccable instincts to switch back to Janus between the pipes. In fact, I'd have to say Cooper pressed all the right buttons team-wide to get them ready for this critical game.

    First Period
    NOR Picard, (5) (Labrie), 15:15

    Second Period
    NOR Picard, (6) (Jackson, Palat), 2:43

    Third Period
    NOR Palat, (3) (Johnson, Cote), 14:06
    NOR Labrie, (3) (Angelidis, Segal), 19:54

    Alexandre Picard, Janus, and Ondrej Palat were the game's three stars.

    Picard continues to play like a man possessed. He had just 6 goals in 42 regular season games, but his pair of tallies tonight got him to 6 in just 9 postseason contests. He was dominant tonight, and was definitely the leader of a focused Norfolk attack. In fact, we have an exclusive transcript of Picard's emotional pre-game speech to the team below (not really):

    Palat, for his part, continues to obliterate all expectations with a well-rounded game that has made him, consistently, one of the Admirals' best performers to this point in the playoffs. Not only did he have a goal and an assist tonight, but he also knocked Andre Deveaux, who is built like a tank, off the ice for a good portion of play with a hit. He's strong offensively. He's strong defensively. He's killing penalties. He's even hitting people. What a great late round pickup by the Lightning's scouts.

    Tyler Johnson returned from injury and assisted on Palat's goal.

    If I was a Connecticut Whale fan, I'd be pretty upset that Game Five essentially became a neutral site game in Bridgeport, which had to curtail their intensity a little bit in a critical Game Five situation. Fortunately, though, I'm not a Connecticut Whale fan. Stinks for you, Whale fans.

    Game Six is Friday in Norfolk and both teams will now make the 8-9 hour bus trek to Scope. The good news is that St. John's failed to close out Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last night in double overtime, so if Norfolk can handle business on Friday, they won't be at any disadvantage from a rest standpoint going into the Eastern Conference Finals. The momentum is all in the Admirals' favor now. They need to finish the drill. The line has been drawn here.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    Canada 3 @ Switzerland 2
    Ryan Getzlaf scored at 8:02 of the Third Period to snap a 2-2 tie and help Canada sneak away with a 3-2 win over Switzerland. Teddy Purcell was scoreless in 9:38 in the match. Canada gets Finland next on Friday. The Canadians hold a 1 point lead on Finland for the top spot in Group H.

    Sweden 5 @ Germany 2
    Victor Hedman was scoreless in 22:55 in Sweden's 5-2 thumping of Germany. Sweden outshot and outclassed Germany 45-17 in the contest. Sweden gets Russia next on Friday. The Swedes hold a 3 point lead on the Russians for the top spot in Group S.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    OHL

    (E1) Niagara IceDogs 2 @ (W1) London Knights 3
    OHL Finals – London leads best of 7 series 2-1

    C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (cross checking)
    Playoff Totals: 17 GP, 3-13-16, +10, 16 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    Namestnikov earned the primary assist on Predators prospect Austin Watson’s game-tying power play goal late in the second period, and Chris Tierney (2012) scored the game-winner in the third period to lift London to a 3-2 Game 3 win Monday night. London now leads the series 2-1. Namestnikov has a four-game point streak and has at least a point in nine of his last 10 playoff games. Game 4 is Wednesday in St. Catherines.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    It's a 3 game series now.

    NOR-1
    CT-4

    Series Tied at 2-2

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 23 shots for the loss. He'll want that first goal that went through him by Marchessault back. As with most goals like that, it became a big difference in the game.

    First Period
    CT Audy-Marchessault, (3) (Deveaux, Newbury), 19:05

    Second Period
    CT Tanski, (1) (Tessier, Grant), 3:56

    Third Period
    NOR Panik, (1) (Killorn), 7:42
    CT Wellman, (4) (Valentenko, Hrivik), 16:48
    CT Newbury, (1) (Erixon, Talbot), 17:51 (EN)

    The silver lining of the game is the breaking of a month plus long slump by Richard Panik. Norfolk needs more Panik attacks.

    Tyler Johnson was scratched after injury led him to be ineffective in Game Three.

    The scene shifts to Bridgeport for Game Five on Wednesday. Tonight's attendance was only 1,641, so I'd say the experience won't be altogether different on Wednesday. St. John's can close out their series in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tomorrow, so Norfolk may very well live to regret allowing this series drag on to 6 or 7 games, even if they make it into the Eastern Conference Finals.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    France 2 @ Canada 7
    Teddy Purcell was scoreless with 1 shot in 11:24 in Canada's 7-2 thumping of France. Canada was led by Patrick Sharp's 1 goal and 5 point performance. Canada draws Switzerland on Wednesday.

    USA 2 @ Slovakia 4
    Slovakia rode a 3 goal first period to an upset 4-2 win over Team USA. Nate Thompson was -1 with 2 shots in 9:13 in the match. J.T. Brown had 1, 41 second shift in the entire game, bringing his tournament total to a meager 5 shifts in 3 games. The US is off until Thursday when they play Belarus.

    Denmark 4 @ Sweden 6
    Victor Hedman had 6 penalty minutes and was +1 with 2 shots in 18:34 in Sweden's 6-4 win over Denmark. Dallas' Loui Eriksson and Chicago's Viktor Stalberg each had 2 goals for the Swedes. Sweden gets Germany on Wednesday.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    Norfolk withstands Connecticut's best shot.

    NOR-4
    CT-3

    Norfolk Leads the Series 2-1

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 30 shots for the victory. The stat line is ho hum, but he gave the Admirals exactly what they needed. Under siege for much of the first half of the Second Period, Tokarski kept the game close and allowed the Admirals to get their legs underneath them and get a critical victory.

    First Period
    CT Wellman, (2) , 5:20 (PP)
    NOR Palat, (2) , 8:01 (SH)
    CT Deveaux, (2) (Hrivik, Newbury), 17:12

    Second Period
    NOR Killorn, (3) (Kostka, Picard), 11:31 (PP)
    NOR Smith, (3) (Barberio, Conacher), 12:16
    NOR Angelidis, (1) (Ouellet, Gudas), 17:40

    Third Period
    CT Wellman, (3) (Newbury, Erixon), 1:06 (PP)

    Ondrej Palat and Tokarski were the game's first and third stars. Color me pleasantly surprised with Palat overall this season. He's better along the wall and defensively than advertised. Heck, he even kills penalties. Between Palat and fellow Eastern European Richard Panik, it's really no contest which of the two has played better so far in the playoffs.

    Speaking of those from the Czech-or-Slovakia region, Radko Gudas played a ton in the final frame protecting the one goal lead, and played really well.

    Alex Killorn is the truth.

    Cory Conacher is... touched? Is that the diplomatic way to put it? Heavyweight Andre Deveaux decided to rough up Conacher after the whistle on a play in the Second Period, and Conacher actually chased after him like he wanted to fight him. Cory, brother, you're strong pound-for-pound, but Deveaux eats meals that weigh more than you do. Stick to whipping his behind on the scoreboard, where it really hurts.

    Norfolk won tonight despite being outshot for the first time in these playoffs. They'll move on to Game Four tomorrow night with the chance to really put Connecticut behind the eight ball. Yes, they got "home ice" back tonight, but bear in mind Game Five is really a neutral site game in Bridgeport due to a scheduling conflict. The Whale can't afford to lose Game Four. Sweep the leg, Admirals. Sweep the leg.

    In the other Eastern Conference Semifinal, St. John's swept the weekend and now hold a 3-1 series lead over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Another reason for Norfolk to get on the gas tomorrow is that they don't want the IceCaps to have a rest advantage heading into any potential Eastern Conference Finals series.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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