Game Night Results

  • 6 years 12 weeks ago


    W8-Windsor Spitfires 2 @ W1-London Knights 3
    OHL First Round – London leads best of seven series 3-0

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

    2011 Lightning camper Seth Griffith (pictured) had two more goals to extend his playoff totals to four as London won yet another close game, this time 3-2. Namestnikov was scoreless for the second straight game. The Knights can complete the sweep of the Spits on Thursday in Windsor.

  • 6 years 12 weeks ago

    "Waterboys" beat varsity.


    Dwayne Roloson allowed 3 goals on 38 shots for the win. He sparkled for much of the game, including a key stop in the dying seconds to preserve the win. He sparkled so much, we forgive the softie on Philly's third goal.

    First Period
    TB Malone (15), (Smith)(SH), 8:08
    TB Stamkos (52), (St. Louis, Purcell)(PP), 19:58

    Second Period
    PHI Simmonds (23), (Schenn, Kubina), 3:21
    PHI Read (22), (Timonen, Voracek), 18:18

    Third Period
    TB St. Louis (24), (Wallace, Brewer), 2:27
    TB Wyman (2), (unassisted), 17:11
    PHI Hartnell (36), (Briere, Voracek)(PP), 18:47
    TB Pyatt (12), (Brewer)(EN), 19:56

    Roloson and Martin St. Louis were the game's first an second star.

    That's what you get. Pierre McGuire reported that the Flyers were mocking one of the young Lightning callups as a waterboy. That's what you get. This Lightning team is now 2 games over .500, and they've still got the goal of a winning record to play for. Call ups or no, that's what they're going for. The right to call themselves winners.

    Keith Aulie was -2 with 2 hits and 1 blocked shot in 9:12. He was dreadful tonight. Dreadful. I feel like I'm watching all the slow footedness of Matt Smaby without the open ice aggression.

    Trevor Smith had a helper and was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 1 hit in 12:38.

    J.T. Wyman got a gift goal and had 1 shot in 14:31.

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie was -2 with 1 shot and 3 blocked shots in 7:27.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 6 years 12 weeks ago

    SM-liiga Quarterfinals (Finland):
    (4)JYP 4 @ (5)Assat 3
    JYP Leads the Series 3-0
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 31/34, 3.00 GAA, .912 sv%
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 3-0-0, 0 SO, 1.67 GAA, .951 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin scored the eventual game winning goal on the power play in JYP's 4-3 Game Three victory over Assat. JYP goes for the sweep Wednesday.

    MHL Western Conference Semifinals (Russia Jr.):
    Cherepovets Jr. 4 @ CSKA Jr. 3
    Cherepovets Jr. Leads the Series 1-0
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Playoff totals (MHL): 4 GP, 1-1-2, -3, 0 PIM
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Tough night for Nikita Kucherov, who was -2 in CSKA Jr.'s Game One loss to Cherepovets Jr. Game Two is Tuesday.

  • 6 years 13 weeks ago


    W1-London Knights 3 @ W8-Windsor Spitfires 2
    OHL First Round – London leads best of seven series 2-0

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 22-49-71, +15, 50 PIM

    Though they are playing the eight seed, any road win is tough in the playoffs and London got a big one on Sunday in Windsor. Case in point is London was down 2-0 to the Spits before roaring back with three goals. Lightning camper Seth Griffith had his first two goals of the playoffs for London. He had 45 in the regular season. Game 3 is Monday in London.

    E8-Oshawa Generals 6 @ E1-Niagara IceDogs 4
    OHL First Round – Niagara leads best of seven series 2-1

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-2-2 +2, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 3 GP, 0-2-2, E, 2 PIM
    Season Totals (OS, OSH): 48 GP, 2-17-19, +8, 24 PIM

    Boone Jenner (Blue Jackets) had a hat trick and two assists, and 2012 eligible Scott Laughton had two goals and two helpers to lead Oshawa to a much-needed win in Niagara. Keep Laughton’s name in mind when the Lightning are picking in the second round. Islanders 2011 first rounder Ryan Strome had two goals and an assist for Niagara. The Ice Dogs had crushed the Gens in games one and two of the series 8-2 and 6-1 and put up 50 shots in Game 3. Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch (pictured) had his first two points of the postseason for Oshawa. Game 4 is Tuesday in Oshawa.

  • 6 years 13 weeks ago


    Dubuque Fighting Saints 4 @ Tri-City Storm 1

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 32 saves on 35 shots
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 30 GP, 15-15-1, 2.89 GAA, .916 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    The defending Clark Cup champs were too much for the streaking Storm on Saturday as they beat Wilcox and Tri-City 4-1. Tri-City scored first in the game before allowing four unanswered goals, the last of which was scored into an empty net. Sioux City won tonight and leapfrogged the Storm into fifth. Tri-City is in sixth, four points up on Des Moines, who has a game in hand (seven games left).


    16-Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 1 @ 1-Saint John Sea Dogs 8
    QMJHL First Round – Saint John leads the best of seven series 2-0

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 3 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 2-2-4, +2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 67 GP, 47-39-86, +46, 67 PIM

    Saint John scored five fewer goals than they did Friday night, but still pulled together, toughed it out, and managed to put up a snowman on the Eagles. Cape Breton only managed 16 shots compared to the Sea Dogs’ 47. Saint John out shot them 50-19 on Friday, winning 13-4. Charlie Coyle (Sharks) had a hat trick for the second straight night. He has 11 points in the first two games of this series. Game 3 is Tuesday in Sydney.

    13-Baie-Comeau Drakkar 5 @ 4-Victoriaville Tigres 3
    QMJHL First Round – Baie-Comeau leads best of seven series 2-0

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0 E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals (MON, VIC): 62 GP, 2-9-11, -16, 73 PIM

    Fourth-seeded Victoriaville has now dropped two games at home in this series and the upset-minded Drakkar will return home for Game 3 on Tuesday with all the momentum.

  • 6 years 13 weeks ago

    No. 14 Cornell Big Red 1 vs. No. 9 Ferris State Bulldogs 2
    NCAA Midwest Regional Final

    D/W Kirill Gotovets, COR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 24 GP, 1-7-8, +13, 12 PIM

    Ferris State senior Jordie Johnson (undrafted) scored in the seventh minute of the third period to break a 1-1 tie and propel the Bulldogs to their first Frozen Four. Gotovets had the only assist on Cornell’s lone goal. He finishes the year with eight point in 24 games. More will be expected of the Belarusian next year as an upperclassman. Gotovets may not be completely done for the season as he could suit up for Belarus in the World Championships later this spring as he’s done the last two years.

    No. 4 North Dakota Fighting Sioux 3 vs. No. 12 Western Michigan Broncos 1
    NCAA West Regional Semifinal

    D Luke Witkowski, WMU: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM (hitting after the whistle), 1 SOG
    Season totals: 40 GP, 2-11-13, +8, 66 PIM

    WMU’s postseason run came to an end Saturday afternoon, falling 3-1 to top-seeded North Dakota. The Broncos scored to make the game 2-1 and appeared to get the tying goal, but it was ruled no-goal. The puck appeared to bounce in off a net-crashing forward while a Sioux player was sliding into the post and knocking the net off. It was ruled no goal and UND added an empty net goal late to give the game its final score. Witkowki and NCAA free agent partner Dan DeKeyser were on the ice in the last minute trying to get the game tied. Witkowski appeared to hesitate when deciding to pinch in at the blueline to keep the puck in, and when he finally did he was a little too late and lost a one-on-one battle along the wall. The UND player got around him and scored into an empty net. It’s a tough play for the junior alternate captain, who has been fantastic all year on the back end. It was reported this week that he will return to school for his senior season. He has a good chance to be named captain. Witkowski set a career high for points in a season and could breakout on offense next year. DeKeyser had an assist in the game and was strong throughout. There have been mixed signals as to whether the sophomore will leave school and turn pro. The Lightning are one of a few teams thought to be leaders for him. Detroit and Toronto are the others.

    Note: With Gotovets and Witkowski seeing their seasons end on Saturday, it means no Lightning prospect will be playing in the Frozen Four taking place in Tampa. Brendan O'Donnell's Fighting Sioux could still make it, but O'Donnell is out for the season due to injury. A final review of Lightning NCAA prospects will be posted in the coming days.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 6 years 13 weeks ago

    South Carolina Stingrays 2 @ Florida Everblades 4

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 1-1-2, E, 5 SOG, 7 PIM (boarding, fighting)
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 3-6-9, +3, 39 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 0-10-10, -7, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

    They’re in. Florida clinched a playoff spot Saturday night in the franchise's 1000th game with a big home win over South Carolina. On Friday night the ‘Blades scored five times in the second period to beat the Rays 5-2, and tonight they scored four times in the middle frame to beat the Rays 4-2 to complete the three-game sweep of South Carolina. Florida sits in fifth place in the East, three points ahead of Wheeling and four ahead of the Stingrays. Sebastien Piche (pictured) scored for the third straight game and had a Gordie Howe hat trick (goal, assist, and fight). He’s really come on lately. Pat Nagle sat backup to John Muse for the third game in a row since he returned to the ECHL.

  • 6 years 13 weeks ago

    And the streak reaches Rudy Poeschek.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 38 shots for the victory. He raised his save percentage to .908 and posted his 9th straight win and 28th overall for the season in his first start back from Tampa Bay. Looked like a standard Dustin Tokarski effort to me. He'll be tough on himself even though the first goal was on a breakaway, the second one appeared to go through him on a one-timer, and the third was off a rebound he might want back. But, in general, his movement and positioning was pretty well spot on and he made the key saves he needed to to get the win. Classic Tic.

    First Period
    NOR Palat, (7) , 1:00
    ALB Zharkov, (15) , 13:29 (SH)

    Second Period
    ALB Tedenby, (4) (Gelinas, Whitney), 8:42 (PP)
    NOR Killorn, (1) (Conacher, Devos), 15:02

    Third Period
    NOR Johnson, (29) (Panik, Barberio), 1:06
    NOR Picard, (6) (Palat, Kostka), 13:55
    ALB Anderson, (10) (Mills, Harrold), 18:39

    Tyler Johnson, Alex Killorn, and Ondrej Palat were the game's three stars.

    Johnson's got goals in 9 straight games and is now 1 shy of a 30 goal rookie season.

    I watched tonight's game specifically to see how Killorn is fitting in, and the answer is: seamlessly. They've put him on what I would classify their second line with Conacher and Devos, and he doesn't get lost in the wash. He's assertive and he's noticeable. He's playing a nice, simple north-south game down the wing with speed and shooting it every chance he gets. He tied for the team lead in shots last night and he did so again tonight. He's also sticking his nose in on the wall and he got his first pro goal tonight by going to the front of the net to the danger zone. He found an open path to the cage laterally from the left wing board down low along the goal line, and Conacher hit him with a nice feed, and then he made a pretty little finish switching forehand to backhand in tight with a d-man coming down on him. I'm looking forward to seeing him in a few weeks in the playoffs once he gets better accustomed to his teammates and we see more of the playmaking side of his game, too, but there was nothing tonight that I saw that made me believe we have made any mistakes ranking him so highly on this website. He's the real thing, and I think his effectiveness on each shift may be helped by the fact he's not going to have to log 20-25 minutes a night like he did for Harvard. He's also come to the right place to develop in a hurry playing for the Rookie Whisperer, Jon Cooper. Tonight, 3 of the 4 goals were scored by rookies, which has been the norm for much of this streak. Just add Killorn to the list.

    Palat is playing on what is Norfolk's top line right now with Johnson and Richard Panik, and what I really have been shocked by is the development of Palat physically over the course of the last year. This isn't a guy who believes corners are only for bus stops and mail boxes anymore. This guy digs, and despite his size, he wins his fair share of battles. When you couple that with his playmaking abilities, you have yourself a player.

    The most impressive prospect tonight, to me, was Panik, though. I am giddy at the development of Panik over the past few months. He wasn't perfect tonight in the sequence that led up to Albany's extra-attacker goal, but put that aside, and the tape of this game and the Admiral's win in the second game a week ago against Charlotte will show you just what a dynamic all-around player he has become in a short time. Last week was the dazzling between the legs goal and the hands. If you watch him, he's like guys like Lecavalier in that he'll try to do some really creative things that most players won't attempt in pro hockey, because he can. He did that once or twice tonight too on plays where he tried some setups that just missed clicking. Also, tonight, you saw the power game out of Panik. The turnover on Palat's goal was the direct result of Richard coming to destroy someone on a hit, and later in the game he absolutely killed Vladimir Zharkov finishing off a clean check that clearly dinged up Zharkov. The Panik attack is continuing to evolve, and whereas a month ago you might have been able to dismiss him as a guy who was living off the power play, right now he's playing the kind of game that projects well in all phases. Heck, Cooper's even using him with Conacher on the PK, and he's doing a really good job with that, too. If he continues to work as hard as he has been over the past little bit, the sky is the limit for this young man. He could be an All-Star caliber NHL player if he keeps his head and his heart in it. Remember, a year before his entry draft, Panik was projected as a top-10 pick before the bottom fell out due to some things that were beyond his control (limited ice time for his Czech Extraliga club) and some that were in his control (not training like a professional). So, the talent is there, and God bless Jon Cooper for reaching Panik and getting him on track.

    Norfolk's win is it's 20th in a row (hence the Rudy Poeschek reference), and thanks to St. John's and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton going head-to-head tonight, a win tonight was going to help one of their magic numbers. Because the IceCaps knocked off the Penguins 2-0, Norfolk moves their division lead out to 14 points with the Pens holding 1 game in hand. So, with 8 games left in the regular season, the magic number for the division is close at hand (4 points, assuming the Admirals manage at least 1 more regulation/OT win). They also maintained an 11 point gap in the conference on St. John's, with the IceCaps holding 2 games in hand. So the Admirals have a magic number for the conference of about 10 points (ties get complicated, of course). Wednesday, St. John's comes to Norfolk to start a 2 game set with the Admirals, so winning those games will whittle that magic number down for the conference in a hurry, and by this time next Friday, the Admirals could have a lot of things effectively wrapped up, if they can keep on this streak another couple of games.

    For those wondering, the team also holds a 6 point lead on Oklahoma City for the best mark in the AHL, with the Ads surrendering 1 game in hand. So, the magic number for home ice throughout the playoffs would be at about 13 points right now (again, ties get complicated).

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  • 6 years 13 weeks ago

    But they'll never take our freedom!


    Dwayne Roloson stopped 34 of 37 for the win.

    First Period
    TB Stamkos (51), (Purcell, St. Louis), 15:49

    Second Period
    TB Stamkos (52), (St. Louis, Purcell), 1:46
    NYI Nielsen (15), (Moulson, Tavares)(PP), 8:15
    NYI Okposo (16), (Bailey, Nielsen), 19:24

    Third Period
    NYI Moulson (33), (Streit, MacDonald), 0:43
    TB Pyatt (11), (Malone, Connolly), 9:08
    TB Wallace (3), (Stamkos, Labrie), 12:10

    Steven Stamkos and Dwayne Roloson were the game's first and second stars, but it was Tim "William" Wallace who led the team to victory with the big, game winning goal.

    For a team that's going to be playing golf in 8 more games, they're playing hard and they're having fun. That's a testament to their professionalism and their respect and love for the game. It bodes well for next season, even if it's messing up my dreams of getting a certain Red Deer defenseman in a Lightning jersey.

    Keith Aulie had 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 10:10.

    Trevor Smith had 2 shots and 1 hit in 14:17.

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie had a helper and was +1 with 4 hits and 1 blocked shot in 8:23. Defensively responsible? Hits everything that moves? Occasionally chips in offensively? He'll beat someone up, too, if he has to. What more do you want from a fourth liner? I love the big guy.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 6 years 13 weeks ago

    SM-liiga Quarterfinals (Finland):
    (5)Assat 1 @ (4)JYP 2
    JYP Leads the Series 2-0
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 31/32, 1.00 GAA, .969 sv%
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 0 SO, 1.00 GAA, .971 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 21-9-1, 7 SO, 1.64 GAA, .936 sv%

    You know you're playing amazing hockey as a goaltender when you stop 31 of 32 in a victory and your save percentage actually gets worse because of the effort. That's how embarrassingly well Riku Helenius has played in his first 2 games of the SM-liiga playoffs, though, helping to stake JYP to a 2-0 series lead. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin was the first star of Game Two, assisting on both of JYP's goals. Game Three is Monday.

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals (Russia):
    Caps first rounder Evgeny Kuznetsov had a pair of goals to lead Chelyabinsk to a series clinching 4-1 win over Kazan. Traktor takes the series 4-2. Nikita Nesterov did not play in the match. The KHL Eastern Conference Finals begin Thursday with Chelyabinsk facing Omsk and former Lightning netminder Karri Ramo, which was the 2 seed. The entire Eastern Conference bracket has been chalk so far.

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