Game Night Results

  • 5 years 48 weeks ago

    Chicago Express 2 @ Florida Everblades 4

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 13-9-0-1, 2.97 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO

    Nagle got a rare night off in 2012 as former Everblades No.1 John Muse was back with the club and in the nets Friday night. Muse stopped 28 of 30 shots to earn the win and First Star honors. Former Lightning prospect and current Norfolk Admirals property Kevin Quick had an assist in his first ECHL game since he played for Elmira in the 2009 playoffs. Quick is coming off a lengthy absence from the ice due to injury.

  • 5 years 48 weeks ago

    Norfolk back to its winning ways.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 26 shots to get his 15th win of the season.

    First Period
    NOR Kostka, (6) (Ouellet, Barberio), 11:51 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Conacher, (22) (Ashton, Barberio), 1:58

    Third Period
    NOR Fornataro, (4) (Devos), 6:58
    CT Voros, (3) (Valentenko, Zuccarello), 11:10

    Mark Barberio, Mike Kostka, and Tokarski were the game's three stars. Since being named an AHL All-Star, Barberio's only seemed to ramp up his production. He's got 1 goal and 5 points in the last 4 games and he's opened up a 3 point lead, as of this posting, in the race for the title as top scoring AHL defenseman.

    With the win, Norfolk draws within 6 points of idle Hershey for the top spot in the division. They draw Connecticut again tomorrow.

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  • 5 years 48 weeks ago

    You know, if you don't start every game in a 2,3, or 4 goal hole, you don't need to try to make a miracle comeback.


    Dwayne Roloson allowed 3 goals on 19 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WSH Ovechkin (18), (Johansson, Wideman)(PP), 3:52
    WSH Brouwer (12), (Semin, Wideman)(PP), 5:45

    Second Period
    WSH Brouwer (13), (Laich, Knuble), 5:25
    TB Pyatt (4), (St. Louis), 17:06

    Third Period
    TB Stamkos (30), (Malone, Lecavalier)(PP), 16:34
    WSH Brouwer (14), (Laich, Halpern)(EN), 19:00
    TB Lecavalier (17), (St. Louis, Purcell), 19:49

    It seems like every game this month has been an exercise in taking the first 20 minutes off and then trying to come back in the last 20. You can't survive on a half or a third of a game's effort. It doesn't work that way.

    Brett Connolly had a hit in 8:43.

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie had 3 hits in 7:04.

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  • 5 years 48 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 5 @ HIFK 2
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 28/30, 2.00 GAA, .933 sv%
    Season totals: 20 GP, 14-6-0, 6 SO, 1.50 GAA, .936 sv%

    Riku Helenius (pictured) got his third straight start and third straight win for JYP in their 5-2 victory over HIFK. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a pair of helpers in the win for JYP. They face HPK on Saturday.

    KHL (Russia):
    Nikita Nesterov was again a scratch for Chelyabinsk as they fell 2-1 in the shootout to Ekaterinburg.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Nikita Kucherov did not suit up in CSKA Jr.'s 4-3 overtime win over Chekhov Jr.

  • 5 years 48 weeks ago


    Victoriaville Tigres 6 @ Quebec Remparts 5

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 38 GP, 0-6-6, -13, 31 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 5 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    The Tigres beat Quebec for the second time this month, this time 6-5 in Quebec City. Milan hasn’t registered a shot or hit in two games now with his new team. Quebec was playing without star forward Mikhail Grigorenko, who was injured in the World Junior Championships while playing for Russia. He is still expected to go top-2 in this summer’s draft.

  • 5 years 48 weeks ago

    It's sad to think with 40 games left to play the season may already be effectively over.


    Mathieu Garon allowed 3 goals on 8 shots for the loss before giving way to Dwayne Roloson who allowed 2 goals on 24 shots the rest of the way.

    First Period
    CAR Ruutu (15), (Staal, Tlusty), 3:27
    CAR Tlusty (8), (Staal), 4:41
    TB Thompson (4), (unassisted), 14:36
    CAR Harrison (6), (Ruutu, Faulk), 15:10
    CAR Tlusty (9), (Staal, Ruutu), 16:18

    Second Period
    TB Purcell (8), (Gervais, Stamkos), 2:49

    Third Period
    CAR Brent (5), (Stewart, Harrison), 13:41

    It's time for Steve Yzerman to throw the switch and to begin working the phones as a seller. If there was a team in the NHL I could've hand picked for the Lightning to get a win tonight, it would've been the Carolina Hurricanes. Even in their darkest hours, the Lightning have always seemed to torment Carolina. To get blown out 5-2 at home by a club they've effectively owned is a pretty prominent red flag that indicates the comeback in the standings isn't coming.

    There are a lot of veterans on this team that will be unrestricted free agents who shouldn't be back next season that should be converted into draft picks and mid-level prospects. There's still more players that the Lightning need to make a decision about, because there are passengers on this roster. Not everyone is taking a beating like Steve Downie to try to win hockey games, and those players deserve scrutiny.

    Last, it's time for some youth. It's time to give Brett Connolly more ice time. It's time to give a look to guys like Carter Ashton and Mark Barberio who are currently in the minors. The 2012-2013 season begins now, and the next 40 games should be devoted to finding a mix for next season that can go out and get this Lightning team back to the elite status we thought they were headed toward at the end of last season.

    Connolly had 2 shots and 1 hit in 9:44. He's been in the 9-10 minute range since returning to the team from the WJC's. The way I see it, he needs to be playing with Stamkos and/or Lecavalier the next 40 games on a scoring line. Prepare him for next season. And, if he plays well, he'll make certain guys who aren't carrying their weight as alleged scoring threats even more expendable.

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  • 5 years 48 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    St. Petersburg 0 @ Cherepovets 4
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 36/36, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 25 GP, 12-8-0, 3 SO, 2.57 GAA, .920 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin made 36 saves to blank St. Petersburg 4-0. It's an impressive shutout for Koshechkin considering SKA currently paces the league in the standings. Cherepovets faces Novokuznetsk next on Saturday.

    Nikita Nesterov did not dress for Chelyabinsk of 1-10-12 in their 3-2 shootout loss to Khanty-Manisysk. Cheyabinsk faces Ekaterinburg on Friday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    CSKA Jr. 7 @ Chekhov Jr. 0
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 2-0-2, +2, 4 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 16 GP, 15-15-30, +10, 28 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov had an even strength and power play goal as CSKA Jr. rolled Chekhov Jr. 7-0. Back to business as usual. The two teams rematch on Friday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Brynas 3 @ Lulea 1
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 36 GP, 12-6-18, +5, 12 PIM

    Wings draft pick Calle Jarnkrok recorded a hat trick in Brynas' 3-1 win over Lulea. Senators draft pick Jakob Silfverberg recorded the primary assist on all 3 goals. Johan Harju took an interference minor that led to Jarnkrok's second goal, which was on the power play. Lulea draws Frolunda next on Saturday.

  • 5 years 48 weeks ago

    Chicago Express 2 @ Florida Everblades 7

    LW Alex Hutchings, FLA: Did not play (injured)
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 7-5-12, +3, 10 PIM
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Win, 13 saves on 15 shots
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 14-9-0-1, 2.93 GAA, .901 sv%, 1 SO

    Florida broke open a 3-2 game with four unanswered goals Wednesday to beat Chicago 7-2. Nagle broke a personal two-game losing streak, though he had a somewhat easy night with only 15 shots against. Alex Hutchings remains out with an upper-body injury. He hasn’t played since November 12.

  • 5 years 48 weeks ago

    A glimmer of hope, but still no result.

    TB-4 (SO)

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 4 goals on 28 shots and 1 of 3 in the shootout for the penalty shot session loss.

    First Period
    VAN Edler (7), (Sulzer, H. Sedin), 2:36
    VAN Hansen (13), (Hamhuis)(SH), 8:16

    Second Period
    TB Stamkos (29), (Malone, Bergeron), 10:12
    VAN Malhotra (4), (Duco, Ballard), 12:27
    TB Lecavalier (16), (Stamkos, Gilroy), 19:28
    VAN Kesler (12), (Raymond, Hodgson), 19:58

    Third Period
    TB Downie (7), (Kubina, St. Louis), 6:14
    TB Malone (8), (St. Louis, Lecavalier), 18:59


    VAN- Raymond
    TB- NONE

    Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis were the game's second and third stars.

    Tonight was the halfway point of the season, and the prognosis is ugly, on paper. The team is 3 games under .500 and 8 points out of the final playoff spot in the East with 5 teams ahead of them that the Lightning need to jump over. It's bad. But, a comeback like tonight to force overtime gives a glimmer of hope. I wondered if this team had given up after falling down 2-0 in the first period. It might've been easy for them to lay down then. It'd be just as easy to lay down at 4-2 on the crippling goal by Kesler at the end of the second period. The team still pressed on, though, and so there's a tiny bit of life in Tampa Bay yet.

    Brendan Mikkelson had a decent debut in a modest amount of ice time. There's something to work with there. He does skate well and he's got more willingness to pop people than had been advertised. You can see why Yzerman pulled the trigger to get him. That said, between Mikkelson, Gilroy, and Gervais: eat a little, boys. Drop by Babe's Pizza in Brandon after practice some time. Sweet mercy. Pavel Kubina sweats more weight off in a game than those three weigh combined, I'm fairly certain. Mario Larocque thinks they're skinny.

    Vincent Lecavalier pulls into the halfway mark on a pace for 32 goals and 60 points. 32 goals would be his best output since 2007-2008. He's not what he was, but he's not a bum, either. I think the hyperbole about him being a glorified third liner at this stage of his career is a bit much.

    Steven Stamkos is on a pace for 58 goals and 94 points. 60 and 100 isn't out of the question with all the home games the Lightning have coming up.

    What's sad is, at their current paces, Teddy Purcell, Steve Downie, Ryan Malone, and Dominic Moore combined will only have 50 goals. So, Stammer's the equivalent of 4 mortal men, thus far. The secondary scoring has got to improve.

    Brett Connolly was +1 with 2 shots and 1 hit in 8:33.

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  • 5 years 48 weeks ago

    Norfolk shakes off its Albany hangover 1 period too late.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 23 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WBS Thompson, (4) (Street), 5:09
    WBS Thompson, (5) (Chupp, Rust), 5:25
    WBS Street, (12) (Walker, Grant), 16:34 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Ouellet, (8) (Dimmen, Devos), 0:53

    Third Period
    NOR Gudas, (6) (Barberio, Kostka), 6:09

    Radko Gudas was the game's third star and had a goal on the rare scoring play where 3 natural d-men figure in the scoring.

    Richard Panik had his scoring streak snapped at 3 games.

    You take solace from the fact the Admirals outshot the Pens 18-10 in the final two periods. They seemed to be absolutely shell shocked for about 5+ periods of play going back to the collapse in the opening game of the set against Albany. Unfortunately, Norfolk has dropped 4 points behind Hershey and are now tied with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the division.

    Norfolk has a 2-game set against Connecticut on Friday and Saturday. The Whale sit atop the Northeast Division, so it's no easy draw for the Admirals.

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