Game Night Results

  • 6 years 41 weeks ago

    Brian Bellows, for the Eastern Conference top seed win!


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 26 shots for his 30th victory of the season, which leads the league. It's his 11th straight win, personally, and he raised his save percentage to .912 with his effort tonight. He's trying to track down his personal best as a pro, his .915 save percentage from his rookie campaign.

    First Period
    NOR Ouellet, (15) (Panik, Barberio), 8:09 (PP)

    Second Period
    WBS Lerg, (25) (Grant), 14:23

    Third Period
    NOR Barberio, (12) (Johnson), 12:23 (PP)

    Mark Barberio, Tokarski, and Michel Ouellet were the game's three stars. Barberio continues to lead the league's defensemen in scoring by a wide margin of 13 points, and he's now 1 point shy of the 60 point plateau for the year. It's hard to imagine any scenario where he doesn't win hardware as the league's top defenseman.

    Panik attack, y'all.

    There will be two banners raised in Norfolk in the Fall. The victory, the Admrials' 50th of the season, puts away the Eastern Conference top seed (bring on the "z"), and they now have the opportunity to zero in on clinching the top spot in the entire league. They have a 10 point lead on Oklahoma City with the Barons still with 6 games left to play, so the magic number is 2 for the AHL equivalent of the President's Trophy, as the Barons can't catch Norfolk in ROW. The Barons are currently in action, leading Hamilton, but if they stumble, then Norfolk will clinch that distinction tonight, as well. Norfolk has just 5 games remaining in the regular season. They draw Binghamton on Friday and Saturday.

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  • 6 years 41 weeks ago

    MHL Western Conference Semifinals (Russia Jr.):
    Cherepovets Jr. 3 @ CSKA Jr. 4 (OT)
    CSKA Jr. Wins the Series 3-2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., DNP
    Playoff totals (MHL): 7 GP, 3-1-4, -3, 0 PIM
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Red Wings pick Alexei Marchenko's goal at 0:42 of the second overtime lifted CSKA Jr. to a thrilling 4-3 Game Five win, giving the Red Army junior club the series and a ticket to the Western Conference Finals. Nikita Kucherov did not suit up for the match. The conference finals begin Friday with CSKA Jr. drawing Mytischi Jr.

  • 6 years 41 weeks ago

    E4-Greenville Road Warriors 2 @ E5-Florida Everblades 5
    ECHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Florida leads best of 5 series 1-0

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 3 SOG, 5 PIM (fighting)
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
    G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

    Florida struck first in their playoff matchup with fourth-seeded Greenville, blowing open a close game in the second period for an eventual 5-2 win. Florida outshot Greenville 21-6 in the second period while outscoring them 3-1. John Muse got the start in net for the ‘Blades. Nagle had started the final regular season game. Lightning prospects Charles Landry and Sebastien Piche each had an assist in Game 1. Piche also had a fight. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Florida. Games 3-5 are in Greenville. The Road Warriors are affiliated with the New York Rangers.

  • 6 years 41 weeks ago

    "To the last, I will grapple with thee... from Hell's heart, I stab at thee! For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee!"


    Dwayne Roloson allowed 2 goals on 33 shots for the victory.

    First Period

    Second Period
    WSH Semin (20), (Perrault), 12:47
    TB Purcell (21), (Stamkos, St. Louis)(PP), 17:20
    TB Hedman (5), (Thompson, Pyatt), 17:45

    Third Period
    WSH Chimera (20), (Semin), 16:43
    TB Stamkos (57), (Clark, Lee), 18:57
    TB Stamkos (58), (Thompson, Brewer)(EN), 19:59

    Roloson, Steven Stamkos, and Tom Pyatt were the game's three stars. This young man Stamkos, he might be good at this hockey thing. I think he could make a career of it.

    I loathe the Caps. I loathe their fans. I loathe their players. I loathe the Ovechtrick. I loathe the lack of respect they have for their own talents. I loathe their lack of respect for the game they play. I even loathe their lack of respect for their own coaches. I hate missing the playoffs, but if we have to, sticking a harpoon in the Caps' playoff hopes is a decent consolation prize. Loved burying them in the playoffs last season. Love putting them in jeopardy of missing the playoffs this year.

    Keith Aulie was -2 with 4 hits in 12:11. And, old Aulie returneth.

    J.T. Brown had 5 shots and 1 blocked shot in 11:45. That move. In the third period. You know the one I'm talking about. The spin-o-rama from behind the cage for the stuff attempt in front. That's something you try in a summer roller hockey league. Few players have the creativity or the guts to try that in a pro game. Have mercy. Gotta get at least 15 pounds of muscle on this young man, but he has the talent.

    J.T. Wyman (pictured, but not really) was +1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 15:27.

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  • 6 years 41 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Finals (Russia):
    Ex-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo stopped all 19 shots he faced in Omsk's 1-0 Game Three win over Chelyabinsk. Nikita Nesterov did not appear for Chelyabinsk. Omsk takes a 2-1 series lead. Game Four is Wednesday.

  • 6 years 41 weeks ago


    E1-Niagara IceDogs 4 @ E8-Oshawa Generals 1
    OHL First Round – Niagara wins best of seven series 4-2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 6 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 2 PIM
    Season Totals (OS, OSH): 49 GP, 2-18-20, +9, 24 PIM

    Oshawa’s season came to an end on Sunday after a 4-1 loss at home to top-seeded Niagara. The Gens put up a good fight, tying the series at 2 before ultimately bowing out. The junior career of 2010 third round pick Geoffrey Schemitsch likely comes to an end, though he can play as an overager next year in the OHL if he’s invited and willing.

    Future: The Lightning hold Schemitsch’s rights until June 1. If he is not signed before then, he can re-enter the draft. It is unlikely he’ll be taken. Schemitsch had 40 points in his rookie/draft year with Owen Sound, then only played in 45 games the next year, scoring 20 points. He matched that 20 points this past year in 49 games, but again battled injuries, most notably concussions. Schemitsch has good size, is a righty shot, and has good, smooth mobility, but you would have liked to have seen everything come together for him by now and be a healthy, 50-point two way defenseman at the junior level. Both Schemitsch and Adam Janosik are up for a contract with the Lightning and both could be signed, but the Bolts already have Daniel Milan, JT Brown, Alex Killorn, Cory Conacher, Danick Gauthier, and possibly Vladislav Namestnikov beginning their first contracts next year (Namestnikov is signed, but could be sent back to juniors or go to the AHL – his contract doesn’t kick in unless he goes to the AHL). With NCAA free agent Danny DeKeyser choosing to return to school, it’s possible there is another spot open for a defenseman, and speculation is that would go to Janosik. Nothing is guaranteed, however.

  • 6 years 42 weeks ago


    Tri-City Storm 2 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 4 (Friday)

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Loss, 21 saves on 24 shots

    On Friday night, Wilcox let in three as Tri-City fell on the road in Iowa. Notre Dame commit Vince Hinostroza had two goals for Waterloo, new Lightning prospect J.T. Brown’s former club.

    Tri-City Storm 6 @ Sioux Falls Stampede 3 (Saturday)

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Win, 37 saves on 40 shots
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 32 GP, 16-16-1, 2.90 GAA, .916 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Wilcox stopped 37 shots to help the Storm get two points in South Dakota. With Des Moines losing five of their last six games, Tri-City sits six points up on the Bucs with Des Moines having five games left and Tri-City four. The Storm are three points behind Sioux City for fifth in the East. The top six teams in each conference make the playoffs.


    E8-Oshawa Generals 3 @ E1-Niagara IceDogs 5
    OHL First Round – Niagara leads best of seven series 3-2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 0-3-3, -1, 2 PIM
    Season Totals (OS, OSH): 48 GP, 2-17-19, +8, 24 PIM

    Having dropped their last two games, Niagara dominated possession in Game 5, outshooting the Gens 59-25 on their way to a 5-3 win. The game was tied at two entering the third period before the IceDogs exploded for three goals in about nine minutes. Islanders first rounder (2011) Ryan Strome had two of the three third period goals for Niagara. Former Lightning prospect Brock Beukeboom was scoreless for the IceDogs. Current Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch had a helper, his third of the series. Game 6 is Sunday in Oshawa.

  • 6 years 42 weeks ago

    Impressive debuts and #91 with a hammer.

    TB-3 (OT)

    Sebastien Caron made his first start in a Lightning jersey and was excellent stopping 26 of 28 for the victory. Let him play out the season and earn himself an NHL contract somewhere for next season, I say.

    First Period
    TB Malone (19), (unassisted), 15:37

    Second Period
    WPG Miettinen (5), (Kane, Stuart), 6:20
    WPG Wellwood (18), (Byfuglien, Stapleton), 9:28

    Third Period
    TB Malone (20), (Purcell, Hedman)(PP), 7:25

    TB Stamkos (56), (Lee), 0:45

    Ryan Malone and Steven Stamkos were the game's first and third stars. Congratulations to Ryan Malone, who raced from 15 to 20 goals in the hockey equivalent of a blink of an eye this week. It'd be fun to see what Malone could do if he could stay healthy for an entire season. Stamkos, for his part, sets a new NHL record with 5 overtime game winning goals in a season, as he continues his push to get to 60 goals. Pretty cool.

    What I really enjoyed about this game was the way the young players received opportunities and showed something. Brett Connolly looked good, Victor Hedman kept up his points streak and got in a little scrap, and I'll write about J.T. Brown in a bit. Even Keith Aulie had a pretty positive game, in my mind, and it seemed like Brendan Mikkelson got to play a ton, too. Oh, and Brian Lee was damned impressive with 6 hits tonight. You're seeing a lot of good young pieces playing well in both Tampa Bay and in Norfolk, and you've got the best young player in the game in Steven Stamkos. Mix in another lottery pick, and this season's going to seem like a minor pothole in the grand scheme of things. My only regret is that, in beating Winnipeg, the team may have lost an opportunity to get into the top 5-6 picks of this draft. Some scouting organizations judge this a 5 player draft, as far as impact players go. I judge it a 5+1 or 2, right now, especially given the situation with Sarnia's Alex Galchenyuk losing so much time to injury this year, a la Connolly in his draft year. And I still want that little, mean-spirited Dan Boyle clone from Red Deer. The Lightning would be picking 9th now, pending the outcome of the lottery drawing, based on my quick look at the standings. Maybe they can get the ping pong balls to bounce their way and still move up 4 spots into the top-5.

    Aulie had 1 shot and 3 hits in 13:37. He was good tonight. I know, I was surprised, too. He was physical. He had some interesting little offensive zone forays. He wasn't a pylon. That was more like it. And, you can now tell your children where you were when Keith Aulie finally broke the 13 minute barrier in a game that wasn't completely out of hand.

    J.T. Wyman had 4 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 7:26. Old J.T. overshadowed by new J.T.

    J.T. Brown had 2 shots in 13:33 in his NHL debut. Color me impressed. He's a very, very good skater and he showed some decent early chemistry with both Vincent Lecavalier and Brett Connolly, and those are two players that aren't the easiest to read off of because they're both creative stickhandlers. He looked pretty responsible defensively in terms of his positioning, too. You can tell he was well coached at Minnesota-Duluth. I don't know if he can be as physically active at 170 pounds in the NHL as he was in college, but I'm looking forward to him getting on the Steven Stamkos training regime this offseason and seeing him add that element into his game next year, because his college film will remind you of Jeremy Roenick, at times. That was a quality signing.

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  • 6 years 42 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Finals (Russia):
    Nikita Pivtsakin's goal at 6:01 of the second overtime lifted Omsk to a 3-2 Game Two victory over Chelyabinsk. The series is tied at 1-1. Game Three is scheduled for Monday. Nikita Nesterov did not suit up for Traktor.

    MHL Western Conference Semifinals (Russia Jr.)
    CSKA Jr. 2 @ Cherepovets Jr. 4
    Series Tied 2-2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 9 SOG
    Playoff totals (MHL): 7 GP, 3-1-4, -3, 0 PIM
    Regular Season totals (MHL): 23 GP, 24-19-43, +16, 40 PIM
    Regular Season totals (KHL): 18 GP, 1-3-4, -1, 4 PIM

    Cherepovets Jr. scored 2 unanswered goals to pull away from CSKA Jr and even their Western Conference Semifinal series at 2-2. That means the deciding Game Five is the series will occur on Tuesday. Mytischi Jr. awaits the victor.

  • 6 years 42 weeks ago

    Gwinnett Gladiators 3 @ Florida Everblades 5

    D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
    D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
    D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 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 exacted some revenge on first-place Gwinnett for a 2-0 loss Wednesday night with a 5-3 win Friday. Florida had a 2-0 lead that they relinquished before going up 4-2 and then hanging on and adding an empty net goal. Pat Nagle sat backup yet again. Sebastien Piche had a point for the fourth time in his last five games. This game was definitely on the chippy side as the teams combined for 116 penalty minutes. Eighty-eight of those belonged to the Glads. Former Vermont Catamount and Toronto Maple Leaf Brayden Irwin had two goals and an assist for Florida, who remains in fifth in the East.

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