Game Night Results

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    Lucky number 13.


    Jaroslav Janus allowed 1 goal on 24 shots for the victory. He picked up his 5th consecutive victory tonight, and don't look now but the save percentage has creeped up to .903.

    First Period
    NOR Johnson, (21) (Panik), 8:54
    NOR Picard, (5) (Palat, Smith), 10:31 (PP)
    NOR Johnson, (22) (Panik, Cote), 19:30

    Second Period
    ADK Hamel, (17) (Kessel, Akeson), 13:19 (PP)

    Third Period

    Tyler Johnson and Richard Panik were the game's first and second stars. Johnson's been on a hellacious tear the past dozen games, posting 7 goals and 18 points over that span. He's also had back-to-back 2 goal games, for that matter. The Panik attack has meshed well on TJ's line recently and on the power play with back-to-back multi point games of his own.

    Does a baker's dozen wins during the stretch run of a season and becoming the first AHL team to hit 40 wins make you the frontrunner for AHL coach of the year? We think it does. Only one coach in the AHL can claim to have a winning streak that matches the number of donuts that Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau eats on an average morning, and only one coach runs big surpluses with a +57 goal differential. Only one man in the AHL builds a bridge to the future as he wins in the present, with 6 rookies in his lineup tonight. That man is Jon Cooper. A bold vision: less goals against, more goals for, more wins. The American Hockey League needs Jon Cooper. Now, more than ever.

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  • 6 years 6 weeks ago


    Guelph Storm 1 @ London Knights 4

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 21-47-68, +19, 48 PIM

    With a win over Guelph on Thursday the London Knights clinched the Midwest Division title. Namestnikov was scoreless for the third game in a row and seventh time in his last nine games. Of course, he has a five point game squeezed in that time span. Of concern is Namesntikov has registered a minus rating in five of those nine games, as opposed to only two games in which he’s finished on the plus side of even.

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    Lightning skaters hang rookie out to dry.

    WSH 3 (OT)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 32 shots for the overtime loss. The final 2 goals were a complete abdication of defensive responsibility by the players in front of Tokarski. You have to do better in front of a rookie making his first start. Overall, I thought Tic moved well and didn't look out of place. He deserved better than to have the team in front of him get outshot 16-3 in the final period and overtime. I suspect Garon would've gotten about the same result had he been healthy and between the pipes.

    First Period
    WSH Aucoin (2), (Alzner, Halpern), 17:08

    Second Period
    TB Malone (12), (Stamkos, Purcell)(PP), 7:25
    TB Purcell (20), (St. Louis, Clark)(PP), 18:42

    Third Period
    WSH Johansson (13), (Wideman), 16:02

    WSH Ovechkin (27), (Orlov, Chimera), 4:09

    Teddy Purcell was the game's second star.

    Way too many unforced errors by the Lightning defense in the final frame. The Lightning move to 3 points out of the 8th playoff spot behind Washington and Winnipeg, for the moment, with the Jets and Canucks playing later tonight. They also linger 5 points back of the Panthers in the division. They'll be kicking themselves for how much they let themselves down in the third period of this game.

    Keith Aulie was -1 with 2 hits and 1 blocked shot in 11:18.

    Tim Wallace had 4 hits in 7:12.

    J.T. Wyman had 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 14:53.

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  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    Lukko 3 @ JYP 4
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 31 GP, 19-9-1, 6 SO, 1.68 GAA, .935 sv%

    Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin's goal with 2:56 left in regulation broke a 3-3 tie and lifted JYP to a key 4-3 win over Lukko. The goal capped a hat trick for Perrin, who was named second star of the game. The victory moved JYP to third on the SM-liiga table, 4 points ahead of 7th place Assat, as the club tries to cling to its first round bye in the playoffs. JYP has three games remaining in the regular season, starting with KalPa on Saturday.

    KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals (Russia)
    (5) Cherepovets 1 @ (4) Mytischi 2
    Mytischi Wins the Series 4-2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 28/30, 2.05 GAA, .933 sv%
    Playoff totals: 6 GP, 2-4-0, 1 SO, 1.32 GAA, .958 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 16-11-1, 6 SO, 2.37 GAA, .925 sv%

    Ex-NHLer Nikolai Zherdev's goal with 5:00 left in regulation capped a 2 goal third period comeback and lifted Mytischi to a 2-1 Game Six win over Cherepovets. Severstal was eliminated from the playoffs in the defeat. Ex-Lightning first rounder Nikita Alexeev had Cherepovets' only goal.

    St. Petersburg, Dynamo Moscow, and Mytischi are through to the Semifinals in the West. Novgorod and Riga go on Saturday in a Game Seven matchup to determine who else makes it to the next round.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    KHK MVD Jr. 2 @ CSKA Jr. 4
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    In a rare event, Nikita Kucherov was held off the board in CSKA Jr.'s 4-2 win over KHK MVD Jr. The two teams rematch on Saturday.

    SM-Slutspel (Sweden):
    Lulea's opening round series with AIK will begin on Saturday in Lulea. Due to a peculiarity in the Elitserien playoff format, Johan Harju and top seed Lulea get the 7th seed, AIK, instead of the 8th seed, MODO.

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago


    Blainville-Boisbriand Armada 4 @ Victoriaville Tigres 3 (SO)

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM (hooking, high sticking double major), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 2-8-10, -16, 65 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 25 GP, 2-3-5, -3, 34 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Milan’s modest two-game point streak was snapped. He has 14 of his 34 penalty minutes with the Tigres in his last four games. With just a handful of games left before the playoffs, Victoriaville (40-18-1-5) seems locked into the fifth seed, just ahead of Halifax.

  • 6 years 6 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (Russia):
    (1)Chelyabinsk 1 @ (8)Khanty-Mansiysk 0
    Chelyabinsk Wins the Series 4-1
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, DNP
    Playoff totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Regular season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-0-0, +8, 4 PIM
    Regular season totals (MHL): 39 GP, 10-20-30, +13, 64 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov was sent down prior to Chelyabinsk's 1-0 Game Five victory over Khanty-Mansiysk. Vladimir Antipov's 7th goal of the playoffs at 11:01 of the third period sealed Traktor's series win. Chelyabinsk and Omsk are already through to the Semifinals in the Eastern Conference.

  • 6 years 7 weeks ago



    Mathieu Garon made 3 saves on 3 shots before leaving the game with a lower body injury. Dwayne Roloson allowed 5 goals on 30 shots the rest of the way for the loss. This is bad news if Garon is hurt badly. One of the big differences between this game and prior contests was that Garon was making key saves and key times, even though his save percentage wasn't stellar. Roli not so much.

    First Period
    OTT Gonchar (3), (Greening, Cowen), 9:38
    OTT Greening (13), (Michalek, Kuba), 17:37
    OTT Turris (7), (unassisted), 18:30

    Second Period
    TB Shannon (3), (Pyatt, Connolly), 1:24
    TB Wallace (2), (Wyman, Pyatt), 7:12
    OTT Karlsson (16), (unassisted)(PP), 11:58

    Third Period
    TB Stamkos (48), (Purcell, Malone)(PP), 5:41
    OTT Michalek (30), (Alfredsson, Kuba)(PP), 12:12
    OTT Michalek (31), (unassisted)(EN), 18:33
    OTT Michalek (32), (unassisted)(SH)(EN), 19:53

    Tom Pyatt was the game's third star.

    It's hard for me to protest too loudly considering the team got down 3-0 after the first period, but I think it's safe to say the referees did have a hand in the outcome of this game. I thought the extra 2 given to Aulie for his altercation with Greening was a poor call and I thought the interference call on Stamkos that led to Michalek's first goal was absolutely atrocious. True, in those situations, you need your PK to step up and you need your goaltender to be your best penalty killer. True, neither was the case on those two PK's. But, the Lightning had a lot of momentum before each of those penalties. The team was very fired up after the Aulie fight and even more fired up after Stamkos' power play goal. It looked like they were about to turn the game in their favor, but the refs interceded.

    Keith Aulie was +2 with 7 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 6:31. I thought he skated a lot better in this game, and really got to show off his stride once he got off to a gallop a couple of times. And, he really handled his business in the fight against Greening. It's just a shame the ref gave him that extra 2. Like I said, poor call. Even with that call, I feel better about the Aulie acquisition after tonight. He might need some more polish though, and it didn't escape my notice that he was on Norfolk's Clear Day list, so Yzerman may have designs on sending him to the AHL for the playoffs.

    Tim Wallace had 1 got, 1 shot, and 1 blocked shot in 6:11, and oh what a shot it was. That was Stamkos-esque.

    J.T. Wyman had a helper and was -1 in 8:02.

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  • 6 years 7 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (Russia)
    (8)Khanty-Mansiysk 3 @ (1)Chelyabinsk 6
    Chelyabinsk Leads the Series 3-1
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Playoff totals (KHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Regular season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-0-0, +8, 4 PIM
    Regular season totals (MHL): 39 GP, 10-20-30, +13, 64 PIM

    Ex-NHLer Stan Chistov had 2 goals and 1 assist in Chelyabinsk's 6-3 win over Yugra. Nikita Nesterov made his second appearance of the postseason after playing 1:54 in Chelyabinsk's wild 7-6 win on Sunday. He played 1:14 in Monday's match. Game Five is Wednesday.

    Elsewhere, CSKA was eliminated from the KHL postseason after St. Peterburg clubbed them 5-0 in Game Five. Nikita Kucherov did not appear for CSKA in Game Five.

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    HIFK 2 @ JYP 1
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Loss, 25/27, 2.01 GAA, .926 sv%
    Season totals: 31 GP, 19-9-1, 6 SO, 1.68 GAA, .935 sv%

    For the first time in a very long time, Riku Helenius has a multi-game losing streak as HIFK defeated JYP 2-1. 3 games remain in the regular season for JYP. They hover a precarious 2 points ahead of 7th place Jokerit in their pursuit of a first round playoff bye, and they'll face Lukko on Thursday.

    KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals (Russia)
    (4)Mytischi 3 @ (5) Cherepovets 1
    Mytischi Leads the Series 3-2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 32/34, 2.03 GAA, .941 sv%
    Playoff totals: 5 GP, 2-3-0, 1 SO, 1.18 GAA, .963 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 16-11-1, 6 SO, 2.37 GAA, .925 sv%

    Ex-NHLer Branko Radivojevic scored a pair of goals to lead Mytischi to a critical Game Five win over Cherepovets. Ex-Blue Jackets first round Nikolai Zherdev had Mytischi's other goal in the match. Game Six is Thursday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.):
    CSKA Jr. 12 @ Kirov-Chepetsk 3
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 3-1-4, +5, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 22 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov returned with a vengeance, notching a hat trick and an assist as CSKA Jr. dismantled Kirov-Chepetsk 12-3. Kucherov's long time linemate Nikita Gusev posted an even more impressive 2 goals and 6 points in the win. CSKA Jr. faces KHK MVD Jr. on Thursday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Vaxjo 1 @ Lulea 4
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 53 GP, 15-10-25, +12, 16 PIM

    Johan Harju assisted on a third period goal in their 4-1 rout of Vaxjo. For Lulea, the game was their season finale. Lulea finishes out the regular season in the top spot in the Elitserien after going 25-13-17 this year. Lulea will face 8th place MODO in the first round of the playoffs. MODO finished 19-22-14 this year, and is the only postseason participant to have a negative goal differential (-1).

  • 6 years 7 weeks ago


    Tri-City Storm 4 @ Omaha Lancers 3

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 25 saves on 28 shots, *First Star*
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 25 GP, 12-13-1, 3.13 GAA, .909 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    He’s doing it again. After two bad losses to start the weekend, Wilcox was back in net for the third straight day and earned another first star in a Storm win. That gives him, unofficially, six in the last few weeks. With Sioux City idol on Sunday, Tri-City has taken over the final playoff spot in the USHL’s Western Conference. USHL observers say they have Wilcox to thank for that.


    Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 5 (Saturday)

    C Danick Gauthier, SNB: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hits, *First Star*
    Season Totals: 61 GP, 42-35-77, +41, 61 PIM

    Sorry folks, somehow I missed this late Saturday night, and it’s a shame because new Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier was first star for the Sea Dogs in their 5-2 win over the Titan. In addition to scoring a couple of points, Gauthier was 8/13 on faceoffs. His 42 goals this year are tied for second, eight behind leader Zack O’Brien of the Titan. O’Brien (undrafted) did not score against the Sea Dogs on Saturday. Gauthier is tied for 10th in the league in total points and is sixth in plus/minus behind five teammates.

    Victoriaville Tigres 3 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (interference), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 57 GP, 2-8-10, -16, 59 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 24 GP, 2-3-5, -3, 28 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: Did not play (illness)
    Season Totals: 48 GP, 5-25-30, -13, 47 PIM

    A day after putting up 10 goals on Moncton, Victoriaville only scored three in Gatineau on Sunday, but it was enough to win. Janosik continues to miss time with an illness. The Olympiques went 2-1 in his absence this weekend.


    London Knights 1 @ Oshawa Generals 4

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (slashing)
    Season Totals: 57 GP, 21-47-68, +19, 48 PIM
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 44 GP, 1-16-17, +6, 24 PIM
    With Oshawa: 17 GP, 1-5-6, +3, 4 PIM
    With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

    For the second night in a row London was stymied by a hot goaltender, this time it was Kevin Bailie (undrafted) of Oshawa. Saturday night it was Petr Mrazek of Ottawa. Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch outpointed fellow Bolt prospect Vladislav Namestnikov in the game, 2-0. Schemitsch’s two assists were a season high and the most points he’s registered in a game since October 30, 2010, when he had three helpers. Namestnikov has fallen from among the league leaders in points to 22nd overall. Plymouth, who beat Sarnia on Sunday, closed to within two points of the Knights atop the Western Conference.

  • 6 years 7 weeks ago

    Brown Bears 2 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 4
    ECAC First Round: Quinnipiac wins best of 3 series, 2-1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 37 GP, 8-27-35, +2, 12 PIM

    It took longer than expected, but the fifth-seeded Bobcats finally eliminated last place Brown. The Bears, who upset Quinnipiac on Friday to take a 1-0 lead in their opening round series of the ECAC playoffs, went down 3-0 on Sunday after two periods in the decisive Game 3, only to come roaring back to make it 3-2 four minutes into the third period. Quinnipiac held on and eventually added an empty netter with 15 seconds left in the game. Lightning prospect Matt Peca had the primary assist on his team’s first goal, which made it 11 straight Bobcat goals he either scored or assisted on. That streak stopped with the Bobcats’ second goal of the game. Quinnipiac advances to play Colgate starting next Friday.

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