Game Night Results

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    Cedrick the Entertainer is bidding to stick around a while.

    NYR-1
    TB-2 (OT)

    Cedrick Desjardins stopped 34 of 35 shots to improve to 2-0-0. He's earned another start, IMO.

    First Period
    13:03 TB Tyrell (4), Thompson (8)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    19:14 NYR Gaborik (11), Girardi (17)

    Overtime
    00:19 TB Thompson (6), Tyrell (5), Lundin (8)

    Desjardins and Nate Thompson were the game's first and third stars.

    Mattias Ritola had 1 shot in 7:55.

    Dana Tyrell had 1 goal and 1 assist and was +2 with 3 shots and 1 blocked shot in 14:12. It was Dana's first multi-point NHL game.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    Slip sliding away...

    NOR-3
    WBS-4

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 30 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WBS Johnson, (11) (Walker, Craig), 12:01
    WBS Lerg, (5) (Tangradi, Potter), 19:35

    Second Period
    NOR Wright, (10) (Pouliot, Szczechura), 11:24 (PP)

    Third Period
    WBS Craig, (8) (Collins), 2:19
    WBS Lerg, (6) (Wagner, Sterling), 5:07 (PP)
    NOR Milam, (7) (Szczechura, Pouliot), 12:55 (PP)
    NOR Pouliot, (9) (Fornataro, Barberio), 15:36 (PP)

    And now, Norfolk is 8 points behind the first place Pens. This week has been a bit of a nightmare so far.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    BCHL

    Westside Warriors 1 @ Penticton Vees 5
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 38 GP, 15-33-48, 18 PIM

    O’Donnell has four points in his last two games. Both of his assists came on the power play. Penticton leads the Interior Conference by two points over Vernon.

    USHL

    Fargo Force 3 @ Sioux City Musketeers 1
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (checking from behind), 3 SOG
    Season totals: 22 GP, 13-16-29, +16, 18 PIM

    Mullin had his five game point streak snapped, but Fargo was still able to get a road win to close out 2010. Fargo is now in second place, five points behind Dubuque, though Dubuque has three games in hand.

  • 5 years 25 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 4 @ Trenton Devils 3
    C Mitch Fadden: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 34 GP, 15-34-49, -1, 32 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play.
    Season totals: 22 GP, 7-4-11, -12, 10 PIM

    Fadden and Francis Lemieux executed a give-and-go which resulted in the eventual game winner scored by Lemieux to help the Everblades close out 2010 with a win. Alex Hutchings remains out with a lower body injury.

  • 5 years 26 weeks ago

    Slovakia 0 @ Finland 6
    Richard Panik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 8 PIM

    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM

    Minnesota Wild draft pick Erik Haula had a pair of goals as Finland pummelled relegation round-bound Slovakia 6-0. Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was named Slovakia's best player in the defeat. Fellow Lightning prospect Richard Panik took a minor for interference in the match.

    Canada 5 @ Sweden 6 (SO)
    Carter Ashton, Canada, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Brett Connolly, Canada, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Tournament totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM

    Thrashers draft pick Carl Klingberg had a pair of goals as Sweden upset Canada 6-5 in a shootout. Lightning prospect Carter Ashton took a minor for slashing in the match.

    Slovakia will play Norway Sunday in their opening match of the relegation round. Canada awaits the outcome of tonight's games before the schedule for the medal round is set.

  • 5 years 26 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Montreal Juniors 3 @ Rimouski Oceanic 4 (OT)
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 5-21-26, +14, 16 PIM

    Jarrad Struthers (undrafted) scored his 13th of the season for Rimouski in overtime. Landry started the game, but didn’t hit the scoresheet.

    OHL

    Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 7
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 0-5-5, -7, 46 PIM

    I saw the score and thought there was a great chance Beukeboom scored his first of the year, but not yet. The Brock Beukeboom goal watch continues. A captain will always take a win over a goal, and the Soo took both games from Sudbury this week.

    WHL

    Prince Albert Raiders 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 5
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 37 GP, 2-8-10, +10, 64 PIM

    The Blades completed the two-game sweep of Prince Albert Thursday with a 5-1 win. They scored four times in the first period.

    Of Note: Carter Ashton (Canada), Brett Connolly (Canada), Adam Janosik (Czech Republic), and Richard Panik (Slovakia) are all participating in preparations for the upcoming World Junior Championships.

  • 5 years 26 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 3 @ Reading Royals 4
    C Mitch Fadden: 0-1-1, -3, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 15-33-48, E, 32 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play.
    Season totals: 22 GP, 7-4-11, -12, 10 PIM

    Ryan Cruthers scored with just over two minutes left in the game to lift Reading to a one goal win over the visiting Everblades. Fadden continues to lead the league in scoring, by eight points over teammate Francis Lemieux. Alex Hutchings remains out with a lower body injury and Jaroslav Janus is playing in AHL Norfolk.

  • 5 years 26 weeks ago

    An emphatic result for the Lightning and for several members of the team who come from the Montreal area.

    MTL-1
    TB-4

    Cedrick Desjardins entertained the crowd by stopping 27 of 28 shots to win his NHL debut. I think you saw displayed tonight some of his strengths and weaknesses: he's incredibly quick and athletic with great flexibility, but on the same token sometimes he gets off his angle or has some holes open up when he's scrambling because he doesn't have the tightest technique. I especially wonder if he can keep playing as low to the ice as he did tonight in close, because he seemed to be giving an abnormally high amount of net from three feet and up in the cage. We'll see if NHL shooters catch up to that.

    My measuring stick for this type of goaltender is whether you scare me more or less than Rick Tabaracci did back in the day, and the jury remains out of Desjardins. But you can't complain about the outcome and I think you can make a very good argument that he earned another start with how he played tonight.

    First Period
    00:58 MTL Pacioretty (2), Gomez (13)

    Second Period
    02:48 TB St Louis (16), Lecavalier (9), Stamkos (24)(PP)
    12:31 TB Kubina (2), St Louis (34), Stamkos (25)

    Third Period
    01:46 TB Stamkos (30), unassisted(PS)
    04:40 TB Stamkos (31), Malone (20), Hedman (12)

    Steven Stamkos, Desjardins, and Victor Hedman were the game's three stars. For Stamkos, at 20 years of age, to have 31 goals now before the calendar even changes to 2011 is remarkable. Again, I hope the hockey media grasps what the real story is: it's not that Stamkos continues to push Sid Crosby in the scoring chase, it's that he's not even 21 and he's pushing Crosby in the scoring chase. When he gets to be Crosby's age 3 years or so down the line, how good do you think he'll be? I have my theory, and I'm excited about the future.

    Tampa Bay will end 2010 in first place in the Southeast Division, albeit by a tiebreaker with Washington due to having 1 game in hand. They also have an 11 point lead in the standings on 9th place Carolina, which is very reassuring. Interestingly, Tampa Bay is still -2 in goal differential for the season, but that's a drastically improved situation from where the team sat just a few weeks ago. I like to look at goal differential because it really is a measure of consistency and whether a team is competitive night in and night out, even in losses, or do they get blown out when they lose. I don't think a team with a bad goal differential in the regular season is a team that is very well built for the playoffs, so continues improvement in that category for the Lightning is a necessary evolution as they push to possibly exceed the goal of being a playoff team and instead be a team that can be elite and make a deep playoff run.

    Dana Tyrell played 13:51 in the match and seemed to be a target for the Canadiens all night long. They're brave men, going after a hulking 5'11" 185 lbs rookie. The thing about Tyrell and a player like Sean Bergenheim is that they become targets because they're a pain in the ass to play against because their speed and tenacity means they're always around the puck making an opponent work, and guys don't like to have to work. The 1995-96 team that made the playoffs was filled almost exclusively with guys like that: Burr, Cullen, Zamuner, Andersson, Gavey. Those types of players can make a team with ordinary scoring talent good and a team with good scoring line talent great. Consider the 2003-2004 team with: Modin, Taylor, Afanasenkov, Clymer, Cibak, and Dingman. The Lightning teams that have been really good over the years have been the ones that have 4-5 of these types of players, and this Lighting team has: St. Louis, Downie, Bergenheim, Thompson, Hall, Tyrell. They can do some business with guys like that which are annoyingly active for an opposing team to have to deal with. So, becoming a target like tonight means you're doing some things right as a hockey player. Credit to Tyrell in that his motor never stops, regardless of how many times he gets knocked down.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 26 weeks ago

    Norfolk continues to play with fire by not protecting their home ice and not protecting third period leads.

    CHA-4
    NOR-3 (OT)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 28 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    CHA Borer, (2) (Dalpe, Carson), 4:22
    CHA Terry, (14) (Samson, Rodney), 13:02
    NOR Angelidis, (10) (Durno, Wright), 19:27
    NOR Durno, (10) (Labrie, Angelidis), 19:43

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    NOR Angelidis, (11) (Durno, Labrie), 9:25
    CHA Matsumoto, (9) (Dalpe, Micflikier), 14:22 (PP)

    Overtime
    CHA Bowman, (4) (Carson), 0:25

    Mike Angelidis and Chris Durno were the game's second and third stars.

    Norfolk managed to move to within 6 points of first place Wilke-Barre/Scranton, but they now have Charlotte just 2 points behind and Hershey three points behind with the Pens and Bears coming up on the schedule. It was fairly critical for the Admirals to have good showings against the Checkers at home and they failed to get 2 points on either night and have actually fallen behind Charlotte and Hershey now in wins. In other words, they're chosing to do things the hard way, which is dangerous.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 26 weeks ago

    Switzerland 6 @ Slovakia 4
    Richard Panik, Slovakia, 1-0-1, E, 6 PIM, 5 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 6 PIM

    Adam Janosik, Slovakia, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Tournament totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, +3, 2 PIM

    Slovakia allowed 2 unanswered goals in the final 5:56 of regulation to fall 6-4 to Switzerland. Lightning prospect Richard Panik, who was named Slovakia's best player in the match, had tied the score at 4-4 earlier in the third period, but it was not enough. The forward also took two penalties for roughing and a minor for slashing in the contest. Fellow Lightning prospect Adam Janosik assisted on Panik's goal. Panik, Slovakia's captain, played on Slovakia's top line and Janosik has consistently been on Slovakia's top pair throughout the tournament.

    The loss will likely, and unexpectedly, force Slovakia into the relegation round where they will probably face Germany, Norway, and either Russia or the Czech Republic. Switzerland actually vaulted ahead of Team USA in Pool A with the victory.

    Slovakia faces Finland tomorrow while Canada draws Sweden.

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