Game Night Results

  • 5 years 51 weeks ago

    Victoria one win from moving on ... Barberio in the running for Top Defenseman ... Jung and Tokarski give their teams much-needed victories ... and of course, a Yogi Svejkovsky sighting.

  • 5 years 51 weeks ago

    So, this team has some pride after all? Or, at the very least, some fear of Rick Tocchet?

    TB-2
    OTT-3 (OT)

    Karri Ramo allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the overtime loss. More good than bad. He made THE save all alone with an Ottawa shooter late in the third period to get the Lightning into the OT session, but he's still struggling with his rebound control, which cost the team the winning goal. I don't think anyone blamed him or McKenna for the debacle against McKenna, but it was definitely something worth monitoring going into this game. How would Ramo respond? And, he didn't respond badly.

    First Period
    02:37 TB Murphy (4), (Lecavalier, St. Louis)(PP)
    04:53 OTT Shannon (4), (Spezza, Alfredsson)(PP)

    Second Period
    09:25 OTT Kelly (9), (Alfredsson, Phillips)(SH)
    09:38 TB Hall (5), (Artyukhin, Krajicek)(PP)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    02:38 OTT Fisher (11), (Phillips, Volchenkov)

    Noah Welch had 4 penalty minutes and 2 hits in 15:41. That's a far better number in terms of ice time for Welch to be getting.

    Matt Smaby was -1 with 2 shots, 4 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 23:35.

    Paul Szczechura had 1 shot and 4 hits in 11:40. He made some dumb plays coming through the neutral zone, which is uncustomary for such a smart player.

    Martins Karsums had 1 shot, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 11:06. The guy is just less than the sum of his parts right now.

    Richard Petiot had 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in 18:13. He looks a step slow for the NHL level, but he's fairly servicable positionally and he looks like he competes. He may be a good spare part to keep around as a #8 type guy down in the minors.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 51 weeks ago

    Third period collapse.

    NOR-3
    ALB-5

    Riku Helenius allowed 4 goals on 36 shots for the loss. He had a shutout through 40 minutes and ended up taking the "L."

    First Period
    NOR Segal, (22) (Zingoni), 15:41
    NOR Keller, (15) (Jones, Konopka), 16:35 (PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    ALB Samson, (17) (Carson, Dodge), 6:11
    ALB Clarke, (3) (Weston, Angelidis), 11:57
    ALB Roy, (1) (Dodge, Samson), 16:11
    ALB Dwyer, (18) (Tifu, Petruzalek), 16:57
    NOR Konopka, (13) (Keller), 18:43
    ALB Dwyer, (19) (Angelidis, Carson), 19:14 (EN)

    The Admirals were led in shots by Blair Jones and Justin Keller who each had 7 a piece.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 51 weeks ago

    BCHL Playoffs – Island Division Finals – Game 3
    Victoria Grizzlies 3 @ Cowichan Valley Capitals 1
    Victoria leads Best of 7 series 2-1
    W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-0-0, 0 PIM
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, 6 PIM
    Season totals: 60 GP, 22-41-63, 98 PIM

    Top-seeded Victoria takes Game 3 on the Capitals’ home ice. Courtnall’s got a little work to do here in the post-season. Last season Courtnall was nearly a point-per-game player for Victoria, yet in the playoffs he only managed 5 points in 11 games. Justin is a team leader, and while he’d go through a wall for his teammates, they’re going to need him to contribute on the scoresheet, too. Courtnall has just 1 even strength goal (3 total) and 8 points in 26 career BCHL playoff games.

    QMJHL
    Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Moncton Wildcats 5
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 64 GP, 14-29-43, +9, 42 PIM

    Barberio had his second straight 2-point night and is heating up at the right time. Moncton is now 4 points up on Cape Breton for the Atlantic Division title and both teams have 2 games left, including one against each other to end the regular season.

    Montreal Juniors 3 @ Rimouski Oceanic 6
    W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 54 GP, 14-24-38, +5, 30 PIM

    Rimouski is back in the win column after having their 17 game win streak snapped against Drummondville this past weekend. Cunti took a stick to the face resulting in a Rimouski power play less than a minute into the game. Rimouski scored on that power play and never looked back. The Memorial Cup hosts are firmly in second in the Telus Eastern Division with 83 points, 16 fewer than first place Quebec and well ahead of Chicoutimi's 58.

  • 5 years 51 weeks ago

    Despite yet another power play goal by Johan Harju, Lulea fell apart in the third period in a 5-1 Game Three loss to Frolunda. Lulea is now down 2-1 in the opening round playoff series. Harju also set up a breakaway in the third period with his club down 3-1, but former NHLer Lubos Bartecko was unable to convert for Lulea. Defenseman Janne Niskala took a third period interference penalty in the match for Frolunda.

    Harju is tied for the lead in playoff scoring with 5 points in 3 games, and tied for the league best in playoff goals with 4. All of Harju's goals have come with the man advantage.

  • 5 years 51 weeks ago

    Witkowski a plus/minus machine ... Rimouski's streak ends at 17 ... Barberio hits 40 points ... Jung beats a former team to put Edmonton up for 8 spot ... Wright scores his 20th ... Stan Drulia reference ... New OHL record set by future member of the Lightning?

  • 5 years 51 weeks ago

    Tired Admirals get stomped on the road.

    NOR-1
    WBS-4

    Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 12 shots for the loss before being pulled for Craig Kowalski who allowed 1 goal on 21 shots the rest of the way.

    First Period
    WBS Letestu, (17) (James, Taffe), 8:36 (PP)
    WBS Letestu, (18) (Jeffrey, Taffe), 12:37 (PP)
    WBS Minard, (29) (James, Goligoski), 17:17 (PP)

    Second Period
    WBS Jeffrey, (8) (Bissonnette), 12:09

    Third Period
    NOR Bochenski, (25) (Keller, Konopka), 19:59 (PP)

    Blair Jones' goal scoring streak is snapped at three games.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 51 weeks ago

    Grizzlies even series ... Tokarski back in the W column ... Vancouver loses a close one ... Tri-City loses a not-so-close one.

  • 5 years 51 weeks ago

    Harvard can't score against last place team in conference, season done ... Vermont sees No. 3 seed slip away in OT ... Wessbecker scores 1st in UMASS rout

  • 5 years 52 weeks ago

    The worst 40 minutes of hockey in Lightning history.

    CAR-9
    TB-3

    Mike McKenna allowed 3 goals on 7 shots before being pulled for Karri Ramo. Ramo was then the beneficiary of some of the worst defense in the NHL and allowed 6 goals on 22 shots (and took the back door loss to boot) before being pulled at the end of the Second Period. McKenna stopped all 8 shots he faced the rest of the way. Honestly, there was only 1 questionable goal in the lot (by Ramo, on a shot that deflected off Stamkos' stick and through his five hole). Other than that, all of the other eight goals were quality goals that were either odd man rushes or terrible defensive zone breakdowns.

    First Period
    07:01 CAR Staal (29), (Brind'Amour)(SH)
    09:40 CAR Staal (30), (Cole, Ruutu)
    10:09 CAR Babchuk (9), (Pitkanen)
    12:43 TB St. Louis (24), (Stamkos, Szczechura)

    Second Period
    02:41 CAR Corvo (12), (Cole, Staal)
    03:48 CAR Brind'Amour (9), (Samsonov (25), Cullen)(PP)
    06:03 CAR Ruutu (18), (Samsonov, Corvo)(PP)
    12:48 CAR Staal (31), (Larose, Ruutu)
    16:45 CAR Staal (32), (Ruutu, Cole)

    Third Period
    3:30 TB Lecavalier (28), (Malone, Prospal)
    9:12 TB Malone (23), (Prospal, Lecavalier)

    Here's an FYI to Len Barrie and Oren Koules: Lightning Nation is pissed off. They're more than a bit peeved by the fact that they have to watch a defense comprised of two cast offs who couldn't even get regular ice time for the Florida Panthers, a cast off who couldn't even get out of the minors for the Carolina Hurricanes, a goon who shouldn't even be playing defense in the NHL, Charminy soft Lukas Krajicek, and Matt Smaby, who is the one guy in the bunch who doesn't deserve to be shot, stuffed, and mounted on the wall at the Bear Mountain Resort. This defense is a disgrace, and it's patently obvious that the season is being tanked from the blueline out. When the lone silver lining is, "Oh, well we picked up two points on the Isles in the Tavares/Hedman derby," that's just not acceptable. Honest to goodness, if you're going to ice a corps that bad, why not just call up Vladimir Mihalik and Ty Wishart? I'd rather give minutes to the kids than a has-been and some never-will-bes.

    Noah Welch was -2 with 1 shot, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in an obscene 27:22 of ice time tonight. He and Cory Murphy's first period should be a warning to pregnant women of what happens if you drink while you're carrying your child. How does a guy who couldn't even get in the lineup for Florida end up here playing 27:22 two games later? I can't figure out if this movie is a comedy or a tragedy, boys and girls.

    Smaby was +1 with 2 shots, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 16:49. I'm kind of surprised that his ice time was so low because he was very visible in the physical game. That said, even he made his fair share of mildly stupid plays tonight.

    David Koci was -2 with 4 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 11:59. If David Koci is an NHL defenseman then I'm an international playboy.

    Paul Szczechura had an assist and 2 penalty minutes with 3 shots, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 11:30. I haven't really been impressed with Paul since he came back from his injury, but he showed flashes again tonight, especially in garbage time in the third period.

    Martins Karsums was -1 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 11:27. Chad made the point on the message boards that, athletically, he's reminiscent of Ruslan Fedotenko. That's true, but unlike Fedotenko, Karsums is terrible along the wall. I don't think it's lack of want to and he seems sturdy on his skates. He just seems clueless about his body position. Oh, and he made a nice fat turnover that ended up in the back of the net on Anton Babchuk's goal. From Latvia to Russia with love.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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