Game Night Results

  • 5 years 45 weeks ago

    That was another signature win by the Lightning, beating a team they haven't bested in what seems like forever.


    Mike Smith allowed 2 goals on 12 shots before leaving with an injury likely suffered when Brooks Laich ran him in the first period. Antero Niitymaki allowed 2 goals on 23 shots the rest of the way for the win.

    First Period
    TB 6:34, Lecavalier 11 (Tanguay)
    TB 12:03, Stamkos 24 (Bochenski, Foster)(PP)
    WSH 14:05, Semin 19 (Fleischmann, Schultz)
    TB 17:28, Stamkos 25 (Bochenski, St. Louis)(PP)
    TB 18:35, Veilleux 2 (unassisted)

    Second Period
    WSH 1:34, Green 11 (Semin, Ovechkin)(PP)
    WSH 7:44, Fehr 11 (Morrison, Chimera)
    WSH 12:08, Green 12 (Backstrom, Ovechkin)(PP)
    TB 17:28, St. Louis 12 (Stamkos, Bochenski)(PP)

    Third Period
    TB 4:00, Foster 7 (Hedman, St. Louis)
    TB 9:54, Halpern 8 (Lecavalier, Tanguay)(PP)

    God I hate the Caps. I hate their fans. I hate their players. I'll never forgive Alex Ovechkin for that disrespectful dancing bull crap last season. How do you say "punk" in Russian? "Ovechkin." Did I love Steve Downie popping him in the mouth in round one? You betcha. Did I enjoy the emasculation of Ovechkin when Matt Bradley had to jump in to fight his battle for him against Downie in round two? Oh yeah. And knowing what a chirper Downie is, he's got material for the next two seasons out of that. "Does he hold your hand when your cross the street too, Ovie?" Beautiful.

    And then the coup de gras: Zenon Konopka beating David Steckel up one side and down the other. Steckel's ancestors felt that beating. He looked like a speed bag with eye balls: a 6'5" 222 pound speedbag who got the drum part from "Wipe Out" played on his skull by a man four inches shorter in height, but clearly at least that much bigger in cojones. Love it. The Lightning whipped them on the scoreboard and they whipped them physically, too. That was a statement. Not only did the Lightning let the Caps know that the days of them rolling up huge wins on them are over, but they informed them that on any street, alley, boulevard, overpass, or underpass (take your pick) the Lightning are ready to bloody their nose. When the Lightning pass the Caps in the standings within the next three seasons and take over as the dominant team in the division, remember this game. They don't have the talent to live in the penthouse yet, but tonight was their down payment.

    Paul Szczechura had 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 12:22.

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  • 5 years 45 weeks ago

    Kazan 1 @ Ekaterinburg 2
    Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 39 GP, 4-3-7, -15, 12 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 42 GP, 15-5-20, +5, 12 PIM

    It was brother against brother in Kazan, as Ekateriburg and the younger Kazionov sibling, Denis, knocked off Kazan 2-1 to move with 2 points of the final playoff spot in the KHL Eastern Conference. Denis played 10:59 in the contest while big brother Dmitri got 15:31 for Ak Bars.

    Nizhnekamsk 3 @ Magnitogorsk 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 26/28, 2.04 GAA, .929 sv%
    Season totals: 38 GP, 19-16, 6 SO, 2.01 GAA, .925 sv%

    Nizhnekamsk got 2 goals from Evgeny Lapenkov to help give Vasily Koshechkin his 16th loss of the season for Magnitogorsk. It should be noted that out of Vasily's 16 losses, 7 have come after regulation.

  • 5 years 45 weeks ago

    Omsk 3 @ Yulaev 2 (OT)
    Karri Ramo, Omsk, Win, 27/29, 1.93 GAA, .931 sv%
    Season totals: 33 GP, 18-14, 3 SO, 2.05 GAA, .912 sv%

    Omsk got 2 goals and 1 assist from former NHLer Timofei Shishkanov, including the overtime winner. Avangard also got a goal from former Lightning first rounder Alex Svitov. Yulaev is currently in second place in the KHL Eastern Conference.

  • 5 years 45 weeks ago


    Halifax Mooseheads 0 @ Moncton Wildcats 3
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 40 GP, 8-25-33, +20, 36 PIM

    Barberio has scored in consecutive games, and after a slow start is approaching his career-high of 15 goals in a season. His plus-20 rating obliterates his previous career-high of plus-9. Both marks were set last season.


    Sudbury Wolves 7 @ Oshawa Generals 4
    W Matias Sointu, SBY: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 5-9-14, E, 12 PIM
    With Sudbury: 10 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 6 PIM
    With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

    G Michael Zador, OSH: 2 saves on 4 shots
    Season Totals: 28 GP, 11-13-2-1, 3.60 GAA, .894 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador started on the bench for the third straight game, but entered the contest when Kevin Bailie was pulled after giving up five goals on 27 shots. It’s been almost a month since Oshawa has given up less than three goals in a game. The Generals are in fourth in the East Division, five points ahead of Richard Panik, Kyle DeCoste and Belleville. Meanwhile, Sointu still hasn’t rejoined Sudbury after the WJCs because he recently had surgery in Finland for an undisclosed injury, according to the Sudbury Star. He is expected to rejoin the team in late January. Sudbury is in third in the Central Division.

  • 5 years 45 weeks ago

    Fortunately, all this bizarreness results in two important points for the Lightning.


    Mike Smith allowed a total of 2 goals on 35 shots for the win.

    First Period
    TB 6:58, Downie 9 (Foster, Malone)(PP)

    Second Period
    TB 5:13, Bochenski 1 (Stamkos, Foster)(PP)
    TB 10:04, Stamkos 22 (St. Louis, Lecavalier)

    Third Period
    NJ 8:36, Zajac 12 (Langenbrunner, Oduya)
    TB 9:35, Stamkos 23 (St. Louis, Bochenski)
    NJ 19:26, Parise 20, (Zajac, Langenbrunner)

    It was frightening to see the Lightning have less shots on goal in the second half of this game than they had in the first half. Still, they made it stand up. No complaints. Just get out of New Jersey while the lights are still on.

    Paul Szczechura ended up -1 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 15:23. He was also 70% on draws.

    Blair Jones had 3 shots and 2 hits in 12:33.

    Victor Hedman played a total of 23:11 in this, his graduation game from prospect status on Bolt Prospects.

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  • 5 years 46 weeks ago

    Harvard Crimson 1 @ Minnesota Golden Gophers 3
    C/W Alexander Killorn, HAR: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 5-4-9, -2, 8 PIM

    Harvard dropped both games this weekend against the unranked Gophers. Killorn started the year strong, but has cooled off considerably recently.

    Western Michigan Broncos 1 @ Michigan Wolverines 6
    D Luke Witkowski , WMU: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM (hooking x2), 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 1-3-4, -9, 24 PIM

    Witkowski was back in the lineup as WMU dropped the second of a home-and-home series swept by Michigan.

  • 5 years 46 weeks ago
    [b][i]QMJHL[/b][/i] [b] Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 6[/b] [i]D [b][url=/mark-barberio]Mark Barberio[/url][/b], MCT: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 1 SOG [/i] Season Totals: 38 GP, 7-25-32, +18, 36 PIM Barberio (pictured) returned from a one-game suspension for spearing to score his seventh of the year. The goal was scored while shorthanded. [b][i]OHL[/b][/i] [b] Sudbury Wolves 0 @ Belleville Bulls 7[/b] [i]W [b]Matias Sointu[/b], SBY: Did not play. [/i] Season Totals: 31 GP, 5-9-14, E, 12 PIM [i]With Sudbury: 10 GP, 2-2-4, -5, 6 PIM With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM[/i] [i]C [b][url=/richard-panik]Richard Panik[/url][/b], BEL: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM [/i] Season Totals: 36 GP, 11-10-21, +12, 23 PIM [i]With Bulls: 3 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 4 PIM With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM[/i] [i]RW [b][url=/kyle-decoste]Kyle DeCoste[/url][/b], BEL: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM[/i] Season Totals: 38 GP, 13-8-21, -4, 37 PIM [i]With Bulls: 25 GP, 11-7-18, -2, 17 PIM With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM[/i] Sointu has not joined the Wolves since playing for Finland at the World Junior Championships (WJC). Panik scored the game’s final goal. Including the WJC’s, he’s got 10 goals in his last 12 games. Meanwhile, DeCoste hasn’t scored in three games. Anthony Peters (undrafted) got the shutout for Belleville in his Bulls debut. He was acquired this week from Saginaw. [b] Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 2 @ Barrie Colts 3 (OT)[/b] [i]LW/C [b][url=/alex-hutchings]Alex Hutchings[/url][/b], BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM [/i] Season Totals: 40 GP, 26-23-49, +27, 34 PIM Hutchings failed to register a point in consecutive games for just the fourth time this year. Alex Pietrangelo has yet to join the Colts. [i][b]WHL[/b][/i] [b] Medicine Hat Tigers 5 @ Regina Pats 6 (SO)[/b] [i]RW [b][url=/carter-ashton]Carter Ashton[/url][/b], REG: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, *Third Star* [/i] Season Totals: 39 GP, 17-18-34, -10, 71 PIM [i]With Regina: 11 GP, 4-5-9, -2, 19 PIM With Lethbridge: 28 GP, 13-13-26, -8, 52 PIM[/i] Regina won the shootout 3-2. Ashton, who also scored in the shootout, has two goals in his last three games. The Pats remain 10th in the Eastern Conference, seven points behind 8th-place Swift Current pending Saturday’s results.
  • 5 years 46 weeks ago

    Is it Richards? Carter? No. Apparently Blair Betts owns the Tampa Bay Lightning.


    Antero Niittymaki allowed 3 goals on 30 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    PHI 13:01, Giroux 9 (Richards, Gagne)(PP)

    Second Period

    Third Period
    PHI 3:36, Hartnell 10 (Briere, Pronger)
    TB 13:05, St. Louis 11 (Stamkos, Downie)
    PHI 16:55, Betts 5 (Laperriere, Coburn)
    PHI 19:33, Betts 6 (unassisted)(EN)

    If Blair Betts played more games against the Lightning, he might be a 30 goal scorer. It's a strange thing to see a Lightning team that put up 6 goals in 4-1/2 periods against Ryan Miller and Martin Brodeur revert back to offensive ineptitude. Of course, when you only get 18 shots on goal, that will happen. Now the Lightning have to go back to New Jersey and try to make a 3-0 lead stand up for 29 minutes. How bizarre.

    Paul Szczechura had 1 shot in 10:11.

    Blair Jones was -1 with 5 penalty minutes in 10:43.

    Victor Hedman was -1 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 22:54. At the intersection of weird and unprecedented, Hedman's 41st game of the season was last night, which I suppose means his graduation date will go down as 1/8/10 on the Bolt Prospects Alumni page. But he got one more night tonight to have the spotlight by virtue of Lou and the Devils not being able to keep on their lights. Congratulations to Victor on becoming an NHLer.

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  • 5 years 46 weeks ago

    It's time to hit the panic button in Norfolk.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the loss. Coach Rumble decided to go back with Tokarski rather than insert Janus, and although Tokarski allowed Norfolk to fall into a 2-0 hole in the first period, he blanked Syracuse the rest of the way.

    First Period
    SYR Aulin, (11) (Reese, LaVallee-Smotherman), 2:37
    SYR Kana, (7) (Bell, MacKenzie), 12:01

    Second Period

    Third Period
    NOR Lashoff, (3) (Simek, Krajicek), 0:46

    Matt Lashoff was named the third star of the game.

    Norfolk outshot Syracuse 39-32 but, as was the case in the third period last night, Kevin Lalande was practically impossible for Norfolk to solve tonight. The loss drops Norfolk into a tie for last place with Syracuse and 5 games under .500. What's really frightening is that the team is now 7-10-0 at The Scope, which typically is one of the hardest arenas for any team in the league to have to go play in. It's more than a little strange for the Admirals to have a better winning percentage on the road than at home.

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  • 5 years 46 weeks ago

    Spartak Moscow 4 @ Dynamo Moscow 3 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 42 GP, 3-11-14, -6, 28 PIM

    Harju keeps steadily increasing his assist totals over the last month, as he had a helper today in 14:22 of ice time. Harju was also 33% on draws in the game. Former Flyers prospect Stefan Ruzicka scored the shootout winner for Spartak.

    The game between Chekhov and Karri Ramo and Omsk that was scheduled for today was postponed.

    The Chekhov/Omsk game was suspended due to an ugly string of brawls that led to 19, yes 19, ejections.

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