Game Night Results

  • 5 years 43 weeks ago

    Keller is also getting in line for a recall.

    BNG-2
    NOR-4

    Riku Helenius stopped 24 of 26 shots for the win to even his record at 4-4-0 this season. He is now sitting on 1 shutout, a 2.18 GAA, and a .938 save percentage. What's the definition of a "good problem" to have? Karri Ramo and Mike McKenna acquitting themselves fairly well in the NHL while your young #1 starter is out injured, Helenius playing well in the AHL, and young Dustin Tokarski standing on his head in junior. That is a "good problem" to have.

    First Period
    BNG Mauldin, (12) (Regin, Hamel), 11:54
    BNG Mauldin, (13) (Fata, Regin), 17:56

    Second Period
    NOR Potulny, (8) (Brookbank, Jones), 1:27
    NOR Jones, (11) (Lundin, Konopka), 14:44 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Bochenski, (21) (Keller, Konopka), 3:43
    NOR Keller, (11) (Bochenski), 11:08

    Brandon Bochenski, Justin Keller, and Zenon Konopka were the game's three stars.

    I find it fascinating that, despite spotting him a significant head start, Keller has caught Blair Jones in the goal department. Jones still has a mammoth lead on Keller in assists and a better points per game number, but that may be a little inflated with power play assists with Blair playing the point position so much. This may be another really good problem for the Lightning organization to have if Keller and Jones continue to hit the scoresheet and, along with Brandon Segal, continue to push for late season recalls.

    For those who have been wondering, Vladimir Mihalik has been out with a nasty concussion.

    Norfolk climbs back to 3 games under .500. I think the season would be considered a success, given the rocky beginnings, if the team could climb to a winning record. It could be the foundation of a return to the playoffs next season with the Admirals getting an injection of a little more speed and skill with guys like Dana Tyrell coming on board.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 43 weeks ago

    Courtnall back on the scoresheet ... Fadden gets another First Star ... Tokarski beaten by the other Pickard ... Jung returns in a big way.

  • 5 years 43 weeks ago

    Harvard Crimson 2 @ #20 St. Lawerence Saints 2 OT
    F Alex Killorn Har: 0-0-0, Even, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 25GP, 5-7-12, 42PIM, -11

    UMASS-Lowell River Hawks 3 @ #6 Vermont Catamounts 3 OT
    F Matt Marshall Ver: 0-0-0, +1
    Season totals: 22GP, 1-3-4, 12PIM, +4

    Vermont stays 4 points back of 1st place Northeastern in conference.

    Maine Black Bears 3 @ Massachusetts Minutemen 4 OT
    D John Wessbecker UMASS: 0-0-0, -1
    Season totals: 28GP, 0-4-4, 30PIM, +7

  • 5 years 43 weeks ago

    Yuck.

    TB-1
    CAR-4

    Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 41 shots in the loss. The Lightning were outshot 41-13 in the contest. Mercy.

    First Period
    08:30 CAR Staal (27), (Samsonov, Ruutu)

    Second Period
    01:53 TB Prospal (14), (Halpern)
    14:30 CAR Jokinen (7), (Brind'Amour)

    Third Period
    03:38 CAR Corvo (10), (Whitney, Samsonov)(PP)
    04:17 CAR Corvo (11), (Whitney, Staal)(PP)

    The Lightning's penalty kill has been abhorent as of late.

    Ty Wishart had 3 hits in 15:52, his highest amount of ice time this season.

    Steve Downie had 7 penalty minutes, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 7:03.

    Matt Smaby had 2 penalty minutes and was -1 with 1 blocked shot in 23:20. A rare hitless night for the Minneapolis Sledgehammer.

    David Koci had 2 penalty minutes and 2 hits in 10:44.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 43 weeks ago

    Is there a player hotter than Segal these days?

    BNG-2
    NOR-5

    Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals on 36 shots for the win.

    First Period
    NOR Rosehill, (4) (Potulny, Quick), 4:35 (PP)
    NOR Keller, (9) (Bochenski, Jones), 12:49 (PP)

    Second Period
    BNG Hamel, (19) (Regin, Karlsson), 1:39 (PP)
    NOR Segal, (20) (Smolenak, Szczechura), 15:44

    Third Period
    NOR Keller, (10) (Bochenski), 7:36
    NOR Segal, (21) (Smolenak, Quick), 16:06
    BNG Kudelka, (7) , 19:59

    Justin Keller, Brandon Bochenski, and Brandon Segal were the game's three stars. Other hopeful omens? Kevin Quick with a multi-point night.

    Norfolk moves back to 4 games under .500.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 43 weeks ago

    QMJHL
    Shawinigan Cataractes 4 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3 (OT)
    D Michael Ward, CB: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 56 GP, 6-25-31, +4, 85 PIM
    With Cape Breton: 21 GP, 2-12-14, +3, 33 PIM

    Ward may be flirting with an NHL contract this Spring.

  • 5 years 43 weeks ago

    Close, but no cigar.

    NJ-3
    TB-2 (SO)

    Karri Ramo allowed just 2 goals on 40 shots in regulation and overtime before surrendering goals to both shooters he faced for the shootout loss. One of his goals during regulation was pretty soft, but it's hard to complain about a .950 save percentage in the game. Unfortunately, the shootout has been really tough for Karri all season, and Patrik Elias absolutely de-jocked Ramo on the game winning shootout goal.

    First Period

    04:33 TB Malone (20), (St. Louis, Lecavalier)
    12:55 TB Malone (21), (Lecavalier, Smaby)

    Second Period
    02:16 NJ Clarkson (11), (Zubrus)(PP)

    Third Period
    01:13 NJ Parise (35), (Zajac, Langenbrunner)(PP)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    NJ- Parise, Elias
    TB- Lecavalier

    The effort level tonight from the whole team was much higher than in the Chicago game, and the club actually outpaced New Jersey 41-40 in shots tonight. Steve Eminger played 30:04? Holy cow!

    Ty Wishart had 1 blocked shot in 9:05. He's been pretty invisible on this recall. That's good in some ways and not so good in others.

    Steve Downie had 1 hit in 8:42.

    Matt Smaby had 1 assist, 7 penalty minutes, and was +1 with 2 shots, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 20:29. He's really coming into his own as an NHL player now.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 43 weeks ago

    QMJHL
    Moncton Wildcats 3 @ Lewiston MAINEiacs 1
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 56 GP, 12-24-36, +11, 42 PIM

    Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4 @ Rimouski Oceanic 5 (OT)
    W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: Did not play (injured).
    Season totals: 50 GP, 13-23-36, +4, 28 PIM

    The Oceanic’s win streak hits 12 games.

    Montreal Juniors 1 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 7
    D Michael Ward, CB: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 55 GP, 5-25-30, +5, 85 PIM
    With Cape Breton: 20 GP, 1-12-13, +4, 33 PIM

    WHL
    Seattle Thunderbirds 3 @ Spokane Chiefs 7
    G Dustin Tokarski, SPO: Win, 19 saves on 22 shots
    Season totals: 41 GP, 28-11-0-2, 1.86 GAA, .939 sv%, 6 shutouts

    Spokane had a comfortable 7-1 lead heading into the third period, when they were outshot 9-5. Drayson Bowman (Carolina) and 5'9" center Tyler Johnson (undrafted in 2008) both had hat tricks for the Chiefs.

  • 5 years 43 weeks ago

    OHL
    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 6
    W Kyle DeCoste, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 53 GP, 10-11-21, -23, 67 PIM
    With SSM: 16 GP, 2-5-7, -10, 16 PIM

    Sudbury was the only team the Soo had beaten since January 10 (1-13-0-1), a 6-4 home win on February 11.

    WHL
    Prince George Cougars 0 @ Tri-City Americans 4
    C Mitch Fadden, TC: 1-1-2, +1, 6 PIM (hooking x 2, elbowing)
    Season totals: 50 GP, 27-35-62, +19, 45 PIM
    With TC: 41 GP, 25-32-57, +17, 37 PIM

    Fadden has 10 goals in his last 10 games (10-9-19). Chet Pickard earned First Star while notching his sixth shutout of the year, which ties Dustin Tokarski for the team lead.

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  • 5 years 44 weeks ago

    It's a shame that no one but the young kids showed up.

    CHI-5
    TB-3

    Karri Ramo allowed 5 goals on 49 shots for the loss. The game could've be 8 or 9 to 3 without Ramo. The Lightning got outshot 19-3 in the first period and 15-7 in the third. That's just hanging your goaltender out to dry. The kid deserved better. He showed flashes of what he was prior to this season's disappointments.

    First Period
    11:53 CHI Keith (7), (Havlat, Seabrook)
    12:58 TB Stamkos (8), (Melichar, Krajicek)

    Second Period
    10:28 TB Stamkos (9), (Prospal, Roberts)(PP)
    11:38 TB Stamkos (10), (Eminger, Prospal)(PP)
    19:12 CHI Toews (19), (Kane, Barker)(PP)

    Third Period
    01:46 CHI Kane (18), (Campbell, Toews)(PP)
    12:46 CHI Bolland (13), (Havlat, Keith)
    15:59 CHI Toews (20), (Brouwer, Kane)

    The team completely laid down after Stamkos' hat trick. It was bizarre, and sickening. I give him a lot of credit for playing hard to the final horn to break up a potential empty net goal. I wish some of the veterans on the team showed that much pride.

    Ty Wishart had 1 shot in 8:02.

    Steve Downie had 17 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 1 hit in 6:28.

    Matt Smaby was -1 with 6 hits and 4 blocked shots in 22:00, which was a high among the defensemen.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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