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  • 6 years 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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 28 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.

  • 6 years 28 weeks ago

    KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
    (5)Cherepovets 4 @ (4) Mytischi 0
    Series Tied 2-2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 30/30, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Playoff totals: 4 GP, 2-2-0, 1 SO, 0.967 GAA, .968 sv%
    Regular season totals: 33 GP, 16-11-1, 6 SO, 2.37 GAA, .925 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin threw a 30 save shutout to help Cherepovets even their opening round series with Mytischi at 2-2. Ex-Lightning first rounder Nikita Alexeev had a pair of assists in the match for Cherepovets. Game Five is Tuesday.

    Elsewhere, CSKA looks to be on the way out after a Maxim Afinogenov overtime goal broke a 1-1 tie dropped them into a 3-1 series hole. Nikita Kucherov did not appear in the match.

    Out West, Chelyabinsk outlasted Khanty-Mansiysk 7-6 to take a 2-1 series lead. A complete box score has not been posted yet, but Nikita Nesterov was a scratch for Game 1 and Game 2. We also know Nesterov was not in the lineup for Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 4-3 OT loss to Riga Jr. in the MHL. We will update as more information becomes available.

  • 6 years 28 weeks ago


    Cedar Rapids Roughriders 4 @ Tri-City Storm 1

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 18 saves on 22 shots
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 24 GP, 11-13-1, 3.14 GAA, .910 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox and the Storm have spent the last two months crawling up the standings to make a run at the playoffs, but two bad losses this weekend could be a sign the surge could be ending. Wilcox had a pedestrian night in net after earning four or five first stars in the past few weeks. Fortunately for the Storm Sioux City continues to lose so Tri-City is still within a point of the final spot.


    Gatineau Olympiques 8 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 2

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: Did not play (illness)
    Season Totals: 48 GP, 5-25-30, -13, 47 PIM

    Janosik was not in the lineup for the second straight night due to a virus that’s spreading through the Gatineau locker room. Rookie Kyle Morrison (undrafted) had a hat trick for Gatineau.

    Moncton Wildcats 0 @ Victoriaville Tigres 10

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM (slashing), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 56 GP, 2-8-10, -15, 57 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 23 GP, 2-3-5, -2, 26 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    Victoriaville was not a kind host to Moncton on Saturday, beating them 10-0. Milan got into the action with an assist against his former team. Former Lightning camper Brandon Hynes was first star for Victoriaville with two goals and four points.


    Ottawa 67’s 2 @ London Knights 1

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (holding)
    Season Totals: 56 GP, 21-47-68, +18, 46 PIM

    Czech Republic World Juniors hero Petr Mrazek (Red Wings) stole the show in London on Saturday by stopping 39 of 40 shots to give Ottawa the win. Namestnikov has one point in his last four games.

    Oshawa Generals 5 @ Barrie Colts 1

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 43 GP, 1-14-15, +4, 24 PIM
    With Oshawa: 16 GP, 1-3-4, +1, 4 PIM
    With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

    The Gens bounced back from a shellacking by London on Friday night to get a big road win against the high-powered Colts. Oshawa is three points up on Peterborough for the final playoff spot in the East with a game in hand on the Petes.

  • 6 years 28 weeks ago

    Vermont Catamounts 0 @ No. 1 Boston College Eagles 4

    F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play (injured)
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

    And that’s that. Vermont’s season ended with a lopsided loss to the nation’s top team. Marshall (pictured), a fifth round pick of the Bolts in 2007, will graduate this spring. Where his hockey career goes from here – if anywhere – is up in the air. The speedy winger known for his forechecking finishes his collegiate career with five goals and 14 points in 86 games. His career at Vermont was marred by injuries and frequent scratches. He was honored at senior night last weekend by the Catamounts, but was unable to play due to recovery from surgery.

    Brown Bears 0 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 3
    ECAC First Round: Best of 3 series tied 1-1

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 1-2-3, +1, 0 PIM, 8 SOG, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 36 GP, 8-26-34, +2, 12 PIM

    Friday night Brown came into Connecticut determined to show that just because they finished the season last in the conference didn’t mean they had to lie down in the playoffs. Peca admitted to the media that his team was flat and looked tired. He did his part Saturday to remedy that as he led the team with eight shots on goal and tied for the team lead with three points as QU tied the best of three series 1-1. The Bobcats outshot the Bears 42-16. Game 3 is Sunday. Peca has now factored in on every Quinnipiac goal for the last four games – 10 goals (1-9-10). According to the Quinnipiac Chronicle, Peca's 26 assists are the third most for a Quinnipiac freshman in program history, while his 34 points are good for fourth all-time.

  • 6 years 28 weeks ago

    Kalamazoo Wings 4 @ Florida Everblades 5 (SO)

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 6 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 4 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 0-9-9, -10, 2 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

    Florida earned another two points from Kalamazoo, but this time it was more difficult. One night after beating the Wings 9-3, Florida needed a shootout to beat the visitors from Michigan. Florida had four different goal scorers in regulation and won the skills competition 1-0 on a goal by Mathieu Roy. Norfolk property and former Lightning draft pick Kevin Quick (pictured) participated in the shootout, but did not score. Nagle got the night off. Florida is in the 7th spot in the conference, but just three points up on ninth place Chicago with the Express having a game in hand.

  • 6 years 28 weeks ago

    The Lightning are now getting close enough to smell it.

    CAR-3 (OT)

    Mathieu Garon allowed 3 goals on 28 shots for the win. The guy makes just enough saves to get the W's. I can't say his save percentage is pretty, but he's making key saves at key times. The guy is 7 games over .500 now. Yeah, I'm surprised, too!

    First Period
    TB Wallace (1), (Shannon), 5:58

    Second Period
    CAR Stewart (8), (Staal, Spacek), 5:23
    CAR Jokinen (10), (unassisted), 15:02
    CAR Stewart (9), (Staal, Tlusty), 16:18
    TB Stamkos (46), (unassisted), 18:00

    Third Period
    TB Purcell (19), (St. Louis, Malone)(PP), 7:24

    TB Stamkos (47), (Purcell)(PP), 2:41

    Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis were the game's first and third stars. It would've been very easy for the Lightning to pack it up down 3-1 after their travel issues in a back-to-back game scenario. You can't undersell how important Stamkos' first goal in the game was.

    Oh, memo to Showboat Malkin, #91 just passed you in the Art Ross Trophy race. Ta ta, for now.

    And, just when it looked like the Lightning were going to fail on a third period 5-on-3, and that the powerless play was going to shut the lid on the season, Purcell got it done. Then Stamkos buried the 'Canes in overtime, again on the power play. It's gotten better in the past couple of weeks, and none too soon.

    I forgot how sweet the tears of the 'Canes TV broadcast team were. Like cinnamon.

    Now it gets really interesting, as the Lightning have pulled within 2 points of 8th place and 4 points of the Panthers for the division. Make no bones about it, the Panthers are starting to feel the back pressure coming from the Lightning, as should be the Caps and Jets. Tampa Bay gets Ottawa Tuesday night. Keep believing.

    Keith Aulie had 1 hit in 8:54. The big man looked a little lost at times in his own zone. I am concerned.

    Tim Wallace had his first NHL goal and was +2 with 1 shot on goal in 6:50. Enjoy it, young fella.

    J.T. Wyman was -1 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 12:07.

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