Game Night Results

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    It's a 3 game series now.


    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.

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  • 6 years 6 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.

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    Norfolk withstands Connecticut's best shot.


    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.

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  • 6 years 7 weeks ago

    (E3) Kalamazoo Wings 1 @ (E5) Florida Everblades 3
    ECHL Eastern Conference Finals – Florida wins best of 7 series 4-1

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 8 GP, 1-2-3, +5, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, +1, 2 SOG, 4 PIM (cross checking, tripping), *First Star*
    Playoff Totals: 13 GP, 2-7-9, +7, 36 PIM
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 13 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 6 PIM
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play.
    Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 4-1-0, 1.42 GAA, .941 sv%, 2 SO
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

    For the first time since 2005, Florida is heading to the Kelly Cup Finals. Lightning prospect Sebastien Piche (pictured), acquired from Detroit in the Kyle Quincey trade, was named first star on Saturday as Florida defeated Kalamazoo 3-1 to clinch the series, 4-1. Pat Nagle, who shut out the K-Wings in Game 1 before losing Game 2, watched from the bench as Carolina prospect John Muse stopped 27 of 28 shots for his third straight win. The ‘Blades will play the Las Vegas Wranglers in the finals, starting Monday, May 14. Both teams are seeking their first Kelly Cup title. The Everblades are making their third appearance in the Kelly Cup Finals (2004 and 2005), while the Wranglers have advanced to the finals for the second time (2008). The Wranglers used to be affiliated with Calgary, then Phoenix, but currently do not have an NHL or AHL affiliate. Their director of scouting is someone Lightning fans will remember from the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals, Keith Primeau. (Photo courtesy of

  • 6 years 7 weeks ago


    Rimouski Oceanic 2 @ (1) Saint John Sea Dogs 3
    QMJHL Finals – Saint John leads best of 7 series 2-0

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 1-0-1, E, 4 SOG, 0 PIM, 1 Hit
    Playoff Totals: 15 GP, 10-7-17, +10, 22 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    Danick Gauthier scored the game’s opening goal and Saint John made an eventual 3-0 lead stand up to defeat Rimouski 3-2 and take Game 2 of the President Cup Final series. Gauthier, who scored his 10th goal of the postseason, extended his point streak to 7 games. He has at least a point in 12 of his last 13 playoff games and in 13 of 15 overall. He is tied for seventh in the league in goals scored during the playoffs. The Sea Dogs, who outshot the visitors 32-16, are now up two games to none on the Oceanic. Game 3 is Wednesday in Rimouski.


    (W1) London Knights 5 @ (E1) Niagara IceDogs 3
    OHL Finals – Best of 7 series tied 1-1

    C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM (cross checking)
    Playoff Totals: 16 GP, 3-12-15, +9, 14 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    London earned a huge win on Saturday to take back home ice advantage in the OHL Finals. The Knights had lost to the IceDogs in double overtime at home on Thursday. Lightning 2011 first rounder Vladislav Namestnikov had an assist in Game 2 to give him points in three straight games and eight of his last nine games. London overcame a 2-0 deficit with four unanswered goals in Game 2. London was outshot 42-24 in the game. Andrew Agozzino (undrafted), a 40-goal scorer in the regular season for the second-straight year, had a hat trick for Niagara. He has 11 goals in the postseason. Game 3 is back in London on Monday night.

  • 6 years 7 weeks ago

    Canada 4 @ USA 5 (OT)
    Nate Thompson scored a key Third Period goal in Team USA's 5-4 overtime win over Canada. Thompson finished +1 in 12:08 of ice time. Team USA captain Jack Johnson scored the overtime winner. Fellow Lightning teammate Teddy Purcell was scoreless with 1 shot in goal in 11:38 for the Canadians. Team USA takes the lead in Group H and will face Slovakia on Monday. Canada draws France on Monday.

    Sweden 4 @ Czech Republic 1
    Victor Hedman assisted on a goal by former Lightning camper Niklas Persson in Sweden's 4-1 victory over the Czech Republic. Hedman was +1 with 2 shots in 20:34. Viktor Fasth, who was rumored to be a Lightning signing target last summer, stopped 16 of 17 for the Swedes. Sweden plays Denmark on Monday.

  • 6 years 7 weeks ago


    (7) Rimouski Oceanic 2 @ (1) Saint John Sea Dogs 3 (2OT)
    Finals – Saint John leads best of 7 series 1-0

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 0-1-1, +1, 3 SOG, 4 PIM (high sticking, roughing after the whistle), 4 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 14 GP, 9-7-16, +10, 22 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    Minnesota first rounder Zack Phillips scored halfway through the second overtime to lift the Saint John Sea Dogs to a 3-2 win in the opening game of the 2012 President Cup Finals. Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier took a team-high 30 faceoffs for the Sea Dogs. He was second on the team in hits with four and earned an assist on a goal by Thomas Jurco (Red Wings), which gave Saint John a 2-0 lead in the first period. Game 2 of the series is Saturday night in Saint John.

  • 6 years 7 weeks ago

    USA 7 @ France 2
    Nate Thompson was scoreless in 10:40 in Team USA's 7-2 pasting of France. The Alaska native has been named one of USA's assistant captains for the tournament. Islander forward Kyle Okposo led the way with a pair of goals for the Americans. USA draws Canada on Saturday.

    Canada 3 @ Slovakia 2
    Teddy Purcell assisted on Andrew Ladd's eventual game winning goal in Canada's 3-2 opening game victory over Slovakia. Purcell played 12:19 in the match and was +1 with 2 shots on goal. Canada draws Team USA on Saturday.

    Sweden 3 @ Norway 1
    Victor Hedman had a pair of minor penalties for holding in 23:49 of ice time in Sweden's 3-1 win over Norway. Hedman finished second on the club in ice time behind Ottawa defender Erik Karlsson, who played 24:13 in the match. Lightning overage prospect Johan Harju did not make Team Sweden's final roster with the late additions of forwards Daniel Alfredsson and Marcus Kruger from the Senators and Blackhawks. Sweden draws the Czech Republic on Saturday.

  • 6 years 7 weeks ago

    Fall down 8 times, get up 9.


    Series Tied at 1-1

    Dustin Tokarski rebounded from his overtime softie in Game One by stopping 27 of 28 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    NOR Killorn, (2) (Labrie, Aulie), 3:00
    NOR Kostka, (1) (Picard), 17:44

    Second Period
    CT Deveaux, (1) (Hrivik, Tessier), 9:02 (PP)
    NOR Johnson, (1) (Smith, Kostka), 15:45 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Conacher, (1) (Johnson, Barberio), 4:41 (PP)

    Tokarski, Tyler Johnson, and Mike Kostka were the game's three stars. Johnson, the AHL's hottest player down the stretch of the regular season, had the first playoff goal and assist of his professional career.

    Connecticut surrendered a staggering 11 power plays to the Admirals, 2 of which were converted by Norfolk. The Whale made a huge tactical error trying to bully the Admirals out of the building, and they paid for it on the scoreboard.

    Game Three is Sunday in Hartford. In the other Eastern Conference Semifinal series, St. John's and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton are also tied 1 game each and will play back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday.

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  • 6 years 7 weeks ago


    (E1) Niagara IceDogs 3 @ (W1) London Knights 2 (2OT)
    OHL Finals – Niagara leads best of 7 series 1-0

    C Vladislav Namestnikov , LDN: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (holding)
    Playoff Totals: 15 GP, 3-11-14, +8, 12 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    Coyotes prospect and 2010-11 OHL Goaltender of the Year Mark Visentin made 41 saves and Bruins’ 2011 first rounder Dougie Hamilton (pictured) scored in double overtime as Niagara took Game 1 of the OHL Finals, 3-2 on Thursday night. Lightning prospect Vlad Namestnikov had an assist on Lightning camper Seth Griffith’s third period goal, which tied the game at two three minutes in to the final period of regulation. This year’s OHL Goaltender of the Year, Michael Houser (undrafted), made 51 saves for London. Niagara had all six shots in the second overtime. Game 2 is Saturday in St. Catherines.

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