Game Night Results

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    OHL Finals

    East No.1 Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 2 @ West No.1 Owen Sound Attack 3
    Best of seven series tied 3-3

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +4, 2 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
    Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 4-0-0, 1.80 GAA, .940 sv%, 1 SO

    Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch scored what turned out to be the game winner on a screened shot from the point on the power play early in the third period and the Attack held off the top-seeded Majors to win 3-2 and tie their OHL Finals series at three games each. It was the first career playoff goal for Schemitsch, who had one goal in the regular season. Michael Zador sat backup to Jordan Binnington in Game 6. Zador had started the last three games, but was pulled in Game 5 after allowing two goals on six shots. Scott Stajcer, who has been the Attack's starter for most of the playoffs, replaced Zador in Game 5, but was in the bleachers for Game 6. Binnington hadn't started a game since March, but was second star Thursday night. Game 7 will be in Mississauga Sunday afternoon. (OHL photo)

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    Last night CapGeek.com reported Lightning prospect Richard Panik was signed by Tampa Bay to a standard three year entry contract. The Lightning made the signing official today.

    Panik, 20, was surprisingly sent back to the Ontario Hockey League after training camp last fall despite being eligible to play for AHL Norfolk. It was later revealed he was sent back with instructions to play at a higher level, and Panik did just that.

    The Slovakian native scored a career high 27 goals (many in highlight-reel fashion) and 56 points in 51 games for Belleville and Guelph. As captain of Slovakia's World Junior Championship entry, he led the team with seven goals and nine points in six games. He had five points (two goals) in seven games at the WJCs in 2009.

    He again was eligible to join Norfolk after Guelph was eliminated in the OHL playoffs, but the 2009 second round pick of the Bolts chose to return home in an attempt to make the Slovakian World Championship roster for the second year in a row. Since Slovakia was the tournament host, the team loaded up with veterans and Panik was among the last cut from the team. He had two assists in six games played in the men's tournament a year ago as a teenager.

    Panik, when driven, can be an offensive force in pro hockey and could flirt with a possible position on the Lightning next fall. He has NHL size (6'1" 218), skating, hockey sense, and shot. He has to put it all together and do it consistently. His mean streak/arrogance could be his most valuable asset, too. His biggest "weakness" is his inconsistent work ethic, which combined with some perceived character issues was why he fell to the second round in 2009.

    With Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman's patient approach, one would expect Panik to begin next year in the AHL and work his way into an impact role with the Admirals before being considered for the Lightning.

    Here's a few Panik highlights from his junior career:

  • 5 years 41 weeks ago

    QMJHL Finals

    No.1 St. John Sea Dogs 4 @ No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 3 (2OT)
    St. John leads best of seven series 3-1

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (cross-checking), 2 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 22 GP, 3-4-7, -3, 12 PIM

    St. John peppered Gatineau goalie Maxime Clermont (Devils) with 63 shots before scoring on their 64th to win Game 4 and take a 3-1 series advantage. Rookie Ryan Tesink scored the game winner, his third goal of the playoffs. Clermont was First Star. Gatineau fans littered the ice with horns and debris after the game winner, scored in the last minute of the second overtime. Gatineau had a 2-man advantage in the first overtime, but failed to take advantage of the opportunity. Game 5 is Friday in New Brunswick.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    OHL Finals

    West No.1 Owen Sound Attack 3 @ East No.1 Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 7
    Mississauga leads best of seven series 3-2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 18 GP, 0-9-9, +4, 2 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: 4 saves on 6 shots, pulled at 9:01 of first period
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
    Playoff Totals: 7 GP, 4-0-0, 2.13 GAA, .929 sv%, 1 SO

    Starting his third straight game for Owen Sound, Lightning prospect Michael Zador let in two goals on six shots in about half a period and was yanked in favor of Scott Stajcer, who let in five the rest of the way for the back door loss. Geoffrey Schemitsch did not register a point for the fifth consecutive game. He hasn't had a point since his three assist game in the series clincher vs. Windsor. Devante Smith-Pelly (Ducks) had a hat trick for the Majors. Game 6 is Thursday in Owen Sound.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    QMJHL Finals

    No.1 St. John Sea Dogs 5 @ No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 0
    St. John leads best of seven series 2-1

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 21 GP, 3-4-7, -3, 10 PIM

    Former Seattle Thunderbird Jacob DeSerres stopped all 17 shots he faced and five different Sea Dogs scored as St. John won Game 3 of their QMJHL Finals series with Gatineau, 5-0. The game was 0-0 until the Sea Dogs scored as the first period buzzer sounded. The Olympiques could never recover. Likely 2011 top-5 pick Jonathan Huberdeau was First Star with a goal and six shots. DeSerres (Flyers) split time in the Seattle nets with Lightning prospect Riku Helenius in 2007-2008. The overager was signed this year by St. John and went 27-3 in the regular season. He’s 10-2 in the playoffs. Game 4 is Wednesday in Quebec.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    OHL Finals

    East No.1 Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors @ West No.1 Owen Sound Attack 6
    Best of seven series tied 2-2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 17 GP, 0-10-10, +6, 2 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 41 saves on 42 shots, *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
    Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 4-0-0, 1.80 GAA, .940 sv%, 1 SO

    Starting his second straight game for Owen Sound, Lightning prospect Michael Zador (pictured) stopped 41 of 42 shots in 76 minutes of play to help the Attack to a Game 4 win and even their championship series with Mississauga at two games apiece. Zador stopped all nine shots he faced in overtime. The game was scoreless until just under five minutes left in the third when Hurricanes prospect Justin Shugg scored to give Owen Sound a 1-0 lead. The Majors struck back on the power play less than a minute later to tie the game. Attack rookie Cameron Brace, from Steven Stamkos' home town of Markham, scored his second goal of the playoffs with four minutes left in the first extra session to give the home side a win. Game 5 will be in Mississauga Tuesday.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    QMJHL Finals

    No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ No.1 St. John Sea Dogs 2
    Best of seven series tied 1-1

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 19 GP, 3-4-7, -4, 10 PIM

    Underdog Gatineau scored twice in the first period and early in the third to claim a 3-2 win in Game 2 of the QMJHL Finals vs. St. John. Lightning prospect Adam Janosik was scoreless for the Olympiques. Game 3 is Monday in Gatineau.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    OHL Finals

    West No.1 Owen Sound Attack 6 @ East No.1 Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 5 (OT)
    Mississauga leads best of seven series 2-1

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 16 GP, 0-10-10, +6, 2 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Win, 32 saves on 37 shots.
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
    Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 3-0-0, 2.14 GAA, .926 sv%, 1 SO

    Lightning prospect Michael Zador, who had only dressed as backup once in the Attack’s last several games, was the surprise starter for Owen Sound Friday night in a must-win situation. Though he allowed five goals, Zador did pick up the win when the Attack’s Matt Petgrave scored on the first shot of overtime. Owen Sound had a 5-3 lead entering the third period before being outshot 17-7 and outscored 2-0 to send the game to an extra period. Geoffrey Schemitsch was scoreless for the third straight game, but was plus-1 for the victors. Game 4 is Sunday in Owen Sound with Zador the likely starter - though one never knows with Owen Sound. Before Friday, he hadn’t started a game since Game 1 of their second round series with Plymouth. Scott Stajcer, who had been starting for the Attack, didn’t even dress Friday. Owen Sound’s coach, Mark Reeds, has juggled his three goalies all playoffs. He was named OHL Coach of the Year in April.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    QMJHL Finals

    No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 1 @ No.1 St. John Sea Dogs 2
    St. John leads best of seven series 2-1

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 18 GP, 3-4-7, -4, 10 PIM

    Underdog Gatineau kept it close, but Penguins prospect Simon Despres scored at 12:17 of the third period to give St. John the lead and the Sea Dogs held on for a 2-1 win in Game 1 of the QMJHL Finals. Game 2 is Saturday in New Brunswick.

    OHL Finals

    East No.1 Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 6 @ West No.1 Owen Sound Attack 2
    Mississauga leads best of seven series 2-0

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 15 GP, 0-10-10, +5, 2 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup).
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 2-0-0, 1.10 GAA, .958 sv%, 1 SO

    Justin Shugg (Hurricanes) and Jordan Myer (undrafted) each had two goals to lead the Majors to a road win in Game 2 of the OHL Finals to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series. Lightning prospect Michael Zador, who still leads the OHL in goals against average for the playoffs at 1.10 from his brief time as Owen Sound's starter, sat backup Thursday for Scott Stajcer, who stopped 33 of 38 in the loss. Geoffrey Schemitsch (pictured) was scoreless and minus-1 for the Attack, who needs a win Friday in Mississauga in Game 3 to stay close in the series.

  • 5 years 42 weeks ago

    Better team on ice sweeps best team on paper.

    WSH-3
    TB-5

    Tampa Bay Wins the Series 4-0

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 3 goals on 36 shots for the victory. He gave the Caps a glimmer of hope with a pretty bad goal allowed to Erskine, but the Lightning just weren't losing tonight. Not with the way that the Caps were playing, at least.

    First Period
    12:37 TB Malone (3), Lecavalier (7), St Louis (7)(PP)
    18:30 WSH Sturm (1), Arnott (4), Ovechkin (5)(PP)

    Second Period
    04:41 TB Bergenheim (6), Moore (5), Downie (9)
    12:34 TB Bergenheim (7), Moore (6)
    13:40 WSH Erskine (1), unassisted

    Third Period
    05:07 TB Bergeron (1), Downie (10), Purcell (9)(PP)
    16:52 TB St Louis (6), Purcell (10)
    17:54 WSH Carlson (2), Laich (6), Arnott (5)

    Sean Bergenheim, Dominic Moore, and Steve Downie were the game's three stars. As of this post, Bergenheim (Thor!) is tied for the league lead in playoff goals at 7 along with teammate Martin St. Louis and a couple of others. That guy's motor has been an inspiration to the team all season long.

    If I'm not mistaken, this was the first time in the entire playoffs the Lightning actually led a game in shots on goal. Go figure.

    If you were to write a textbook on how to rob a really good hockey team of their belief, confidence, and will to fight, you might write 4 chapters of it about this playoff series. By last night, in Game 3, it was pretty clear that the Capitals' team concept was coming unglued at the seams, and tonight they played 60 minutes of turnover riddled, undisciplined, awful hockey. They were surrendering great chances to the Lightning at an alarming clip right from the opening moments of this game, and it became very clear very quickly this was going to be the Lightning's night. Even dead dragging tired against a very talented roster the team that adheres to their system is always going to beat the team that is out there playing like 19 individuals. Always.

    With their victory, the Lightning complete a season where they took revenge on every single team in the Southeast Division one-by-one. They swept the Atlanta Thrashers with 6 regular season wins. They doomed the Florida Panthers to the worst record in the Eastern Conference with a late season victory. And, they held the Carolina Hurricanes out of the playoffs with a victory in the last game of the regular season. The only Southeast Division team they hadn't mastered in the regular season was the Washington Capitals, and it looks like they were just saving the worst humiliation for last by sweeping the team that had amassed the best regular season record in the Eastern Conference.

    On paper, the Capitals should have won this series and many pundits were picking the Caps to breeze past the Lightning in 5 or 6 games just as they did the New York Rangers. However, in this series, the Lightning had just the right mix of great goaltending, great coaching, and opportunistic goal scoring to plant, cultivate, and harvest the seeds of doubt in the Washington locker room. It was complete, systematic, and thorough, and the end result will be, I suspect, the firing of Bruce Boudreau and a fairly significant shake up of the Capitals roster. Boudreau lost his team because, I suspect, deep down his team knew Boudreau was getting owned by Guy Boucher. He'll never admit it in public and I never expect to ever hear him crow about it, but Boucher had a master plan going into this season and he exposed Boudreau with ruthless precision as an empty 3XL shirt behind the Capitals bench. I'm hard pressed to think of another time when an NHL coach outdid another NHL coach this badly over the course of a series. Wow.

    And now, the Lightning will get some richly deserved rest. It's critical. Martin St. Louis looked like he was going to pass out after Game 3 during interviews in the locker room and the team looked gassed during several junctures of tonight's game. Unfortunately, with Boston pulling into a 3-0 lead against Philadelphia, it's looking like the Lightning might only get a few days respite for their effort, unless the Flyers find a pulse very quickly. In any event, at least the Lightning will get a few days off to hopefully get Simon Gagne and Pavel Kubina healthy and ready to go for the next series. The Eastern Conference Finals are going to be a momentous challenge for the Lightning, because although the Caps were the best team in the East on paper, you can be sure the best 2 teams in the East on the ice are going to be squaring off in the next round.

    Blair Jones was -1 with 2 shots and 1 hit in 7:09. He earned a little promotion to play some minutes on Vincent Lecavalier's line and drew rave reviews in the few shifts he was out. He's given a tired team some energy and some edge when they needed it. Very good.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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