Game Night Results

  • 5 years 16 weeks ago

    Elmira Jackals 5 @ Florida Everblades 4

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Loss, 14 saves on 19 shots
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 6-6-0, 3.29 GAA, .886 sv%, 1 SO

    With regular No.1 goaltender John Muse called up to Charlotte of the AHL, Florida needed Lightning prospect Pat Nagle to stand tall, but the first year pro had a rough night Wednesday in a home loss to Elmira. Nagle stopped just 14 of 19 shots as Elmira overcame a 3-2 second period deficit to win. He nearly had his second assist in a week when he started a play that ended up in the Everblades' first goal, but unfortunately for him they don't award three assists on each goal.

    Former Buffalo Sabres captain Craig Rivet scored his first goal of the season for the Jackals. In a blast from the Lightning’s past, defenseman Mario Laroque – the Lightning’s first round pick in 1996 – had a goal and two assists for Elmira. He spent last year in the Central Hockey League with the Evansville IceMen.

    Lightning GM Phil Esposito took Laroque (pictured) 16th overall in the summer of 1996. He made his NHL debut two years later, playing in five games for the Bolts. He would never see NHL ice again and was out of the organization a few years later. He’s bounced around North America and played a couple years overseas since then. His most successful statistical year was for UHL Fort Wayne in 2006-2007 when he had 67 points (27 goals) in 76 games. Laroque was the first defenseman taken by the Lightning in the first round since they took Roman Hamrlik with the first overall pick in their first draft (1992).

  • 5 years 16 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 0 @ Pelicans 1 (SO)
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 14 GP, 8-6-0, 6 SO, 1.51 GAA, .931 sv%

    Riku Helenius sat backup to Joni Myllykoski as Myllykoski posted his first shutout of the season (Helenius has 6) only to fall to defeat in the shootout. JYP outshot Lahti 33-24 in the match, but no cigar. JYP draws Blues Espoo on Friday.

    Elsewhere, Nikita Kucherov and Nikita Nesterov have been named to Russia's 2012 U20 World Junior Championships preliminary roster, and began participation in Russia's pre-tournament camp which will run from 12/7 to 12/18 in Novogorsk.

  • 5 years 16 weeks ago


    London Knights 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 4
    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 27 GP, 16-18-34, +13, 28 PIM

    Namestnikov was a game-time decision because of the flu, but gave the okay-to-go after warm-ups. Unfortunately for him and the Knights, they fell to Kitchener for the second time this season. The game was played in Kitchener at "The Aud" (pictured). Namestnikov, who was left off the Russian preliminary U20 World Junior Championship roster earlier in the day (he’s expected to join the team when they get to Canada), was scoreless for the second game in a row. Lightning camper Seth Griffith scored his 20th of the season in the game. London is just four points up on Kitchener for first in the OHL’s Midwest Division.

  • 5 years 16 weeks ago

    Pull the trigger, Steve.


    No box score tonight. No big, long commentary. I figure that since the team didn't seem to care, once they got their whopping 1-0 lead tonight early in the first period, why should I? That's the second-worst team in the conference, record-wise, and not only did they kill the Lightning 5-1, but the Lightning looked toothless offensively and clueless defensively. It could've been 8 or 9-1 without Garon.

    When the locker room fails to police itself and the coach can't seem to fix the situation, it falls to the GM. There's passengers on this roster; guys who either won't or can't compete anymore. Trade them, waive them, or load them up in a cannon and shoot them to the moon (realign them to another planet, for all I care). But, don't waste Lightning fans' time by making them keep watching these guys go through the motions anymore.

  • 5 years 16 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Chelyabinsk 2 @ Ekaterinburg 1 (OT)
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +9, 4 PIM
    Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 6-9-15, +12, 20 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov was scoreless in 9:50 in Chelyabnisk's 2-1 overtime win over Ekaterinburg. Ex-Leafs draft pick Vladimir Antipov had the overtime winner. The two teams rematch on Friday.

    Dynamo Moscow 2 @ Cherepovets 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 20 GP, 9-8-0, 1 SO, 2.76 GAA, .914 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin did not dress in Cherepovets' 2-1 loss to Dynamo Moscow. Ex-Lightning prospect Marek Kvapil had the winner for Dynamo, his 6th of the season. Cherepovets draws Novgorod on Thursday.

    Word on the street: the latest rumor is that Nikita Kucherov may have been nicked in the Subway Super Series and that the Russian Hockey Federation may be holding him out of play to keep him healthy for the U20 World Junior Championships. Grain of salt.

  • 5 years 16 weeks ago

    And the Lightning continue to circle the drain...


    Dwayne Roloson allowed 4 goals on 31 shots for the loss. He held the Lightning in the game when they didn't deserve to be in the first period, but the second goal he allowed was very questionable and led to the third period collapse.

    First Period

    Second Period
    TB Gervais (2), (Stamkos, Bergeron), 13:52
    OTT Smith (7), (Cowen, Daugavins), 16:46

    Third Period
    TB St. Louis (8), (Stamkos), 3:35
    OTT Alfredsson (6), (Spezza, Anderson), 8:58
    OTT Foligno (8), (Alfredsson, Winchester), 15:33
    OTT Smith (8), (Gonchar, Phillips), 16:19

    I give. If the Lightning don't pull out of this tailspin tomorrow, then Yzerman needs to start working the phones.

    Brett Connolly was -1 with 2 penalty minutes and 2 shots in 8:48. There was talk he'd be in the press box tonight. He hasn't looked very effective offensively, lately. It might be time for a brief look from upstairs a la what happened in Stamkos' rookie season.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 5 years 16 weeks ago

    Lulea 2 @ Brynas 1 (OT)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 9-5-14, +4, 8 PIM

    Lulea snatched victory from the iron jaws of defeat today, stealing an OT win from Brynas 2-1. Trailing 1-0 with 29 seconds left to play, ex-Blues draft pick Simon Hjalmarsson potted a power play goal to force the extra period. And then, 31 seconds into overtime, Mattias Persson potted the winner. Grand theft larceny. Lulea faces Vaxjo on Thursday.

    Elsewhere, Nikita Kucherov did not appear for CSKA's senior or junior side today.

  • 5 years 16 weeks ago


    Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 (OT)

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (holding), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 2-15-17, +1, 25 PIM

    Gatineau has lost its fourth straight game on Sunday. Janosik hasn’t registered a point in five games, his longest drought of the season.

  • 5 years 16 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia)
    Dynamo Minsk 3 @ Cherepovets 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 20 GP, 9-8-0, 1 SO, 2.76 GAA, .914 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin again sat backup in Cherepovets' 3-1 loss to Minsk. Cherepovets plays Dynamo Moscow on Tuesday.

  • 5 years 16 weeks ago

    No. 18 Miami RedHawks 1 @ Northern Michigan Wildcats 5

    F Jimmy Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 17 GP, 3-2-5 +4, 6 PIM

    Northern completed the weekend sweep over Miami at home.

    No. 6 Ferris State Bulldogs 0 @ No. 12 Western Michigan Broncos 3

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 15 GP 0-3-3, +4, 29 PIM

    After a five game winless streak the Broncos had a big weekend sweeping Ferris State.

    RPI 2 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 3

    F Matthew Peca, QUI: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 17 GP 4-9-13, +1, 4 PIM

    The Bobcats are now unbeaten in their last three games. Peca's goal snapped a four-game scoring drought.

    North Dakota Fighting Sioux 4 @ Alaska Anchorage 1

    F Brendan O'Donnell , UND: 0-0-0, even, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 10 GP 3-0-3, Even, 0 PIM

    The Sioux have now won four straight after a road sweep in Anchorage.

    Clarkson 0 @ No. 17 Cornell Big Red 0 (ot)

    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: Did not play
    Season totals: 6 GP 1-1-2, even, 4 PIM

    Cornell goalie Andy Iles recorded his second straight shutout of the weekend in the scoreless tie.

    Maine Black Bears 5 @ Vermont Catamounts 2

    F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play, injured
    Season totals: 2 GP 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM

    The Black Bears swept the Catamounts on the road.

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