Game Night Results

  • 3 weeks 6 days ago

    Lightning grind out one more road win before the trade deadline.

    MTL-3 (SO)

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals 32 shots before blanking all three shooters in the penalty shot session including a rolling, behind the back arm save on the finale to secure the SO win.

    First Period
    8:52 MTL Froese (2), (Benn, Carr)
    12:07 TB Point (25), (Killorn)

    Second Period
    7:32 TB Kucherov (33), (Hedman, Johnson)(PP)
    8:50 MTL Morrow (5), (Hudon, Pacioretty)
    16:29 MTL Pacioretty (17), (Petry, Drouin)(PP)

    Third Period
    2:11 TB Callahan (4), (Kucherov, Stamkos)(PP)


    TB- Point

    Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov were the game's first and second stars.

    What we might consider the dog days of the season just came to an end with the Lightning, unofficially, just a scant nine points away from the minimum number of points we might reasonably assume they need to make the postseason. It's a great spot to be in as the Lightning now prepare for a critical ~48 hours heading into the trade deadline trying to find the couple of pieces that might put this team over the top. After a blistering start the Lightning have maintained a solid but unspectacular points pace of around .600 over the past 20-25 games. Understandable, given the grind of an 82 game season. But, once Steve Yzerman completes the final tune up to the roster, these last 20 games of the regular season will represent a considerable raising of the stakes as the players and coaching staff will prepare for the gauntlet of the postseason with expectations running high and the chance for immortal glory on the line.

    Adam Erne was -2 with 3 hits in 5:38.

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  • 3 weeks 6 days ago

    Streaking Crunch now await outcome of NHL trade deadline.


    Connor Ingram allowed 1 goal on 27 shots for an impressive win. He hit a little rocky patch for a while, but he now has a sub-2.50 GAA and his save percentage is up to .906 for the campaign.

    First Period
    4:42 WBS Tiffels (2), (Quinney)

    Second Period
    1:35 SYR Dumont (1), (Bournival)(SH)

    Third Period
    6:02 SYR Volkov (16), (Walcott, Peca)
    8:46 SYR Cirelli (12), (Joseph, Dumont)(PP)

    Gabriel Dumont, Alexander Volkov, and Daniel Walcott were the game's three stars. That's right folks, Gabriel Dumont's triumphant return to the scoresheet for Syracuse has happened.

    Syracuse opens up a little three point lead for second place in the North Division and are eight points back of first place Toronto. However, things get a little interesting now with the NHL trade deadline coming up on Monday. The prospect rich Lightning are in on some potentially big deals to improve the big club that would more likely subtract from Syracuse than add to its roster.

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  • 3 weeks 6 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Crunch had a feeling they would break through.

    Despite outshooting Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 17-4 in the first period, the Syracuse went into the intermission with a one goal deficit. The Crunch scored three unanswered goals to beat the Penguins, 3-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday to extend their win streak to four games.

    “We were going. I thought we played really good in the first,” Syracuse forward Gabriel Dumont said. “I think it was pretty much a question of time for when things would turn for us.”

  • 4 weeks 12 hours ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Kitchener Rangers 3 (OT)

    W Alexey Lipanov, SBY: Did not play
    Season Totals (SBY): 13 GP, 2-2-4, -10, 6 PIM
    Season Totals (BAR): 35 GP, 11-19-30, +9, 10 PIM
    Season Totals: 48 GP, 13-21-34, -1, 16 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

    Almost carbon copy of the 3-2 OT road loss in North Bay a couple of nights ago, but this time the Wolves letting a 2-1 lead early in the 3rd slip away. Like the North Bay match, Lipanov didn’t dress against the Rangers. Connor Bunnaman (PHI, 2016 4th round pick) tallied his 22nd of the season in the 3rd to knot the score and force overtime, and then the Ranger captain assisted on Joseph Garreffa’s (undrafted) OT game winner just 38 seconds into the extra frame. Kole Sherwood (CLB, FA ELC) also had a goal and an assist for Kitchener. Sudbury’s newest winless streak now sits at six games.

    Western Hockey League

    Seattle Thunderbirds 4 @ Kelowna Rockets 5

    D Cal Foote, KEL: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 16-42-58, +21, 40 PIM
    ‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

    After falling behind 2-0 at the 1st intermission, Foote opens the Rockets scoring just 19 seconds into the 2nd period and sparks a four-goal rally by Kelowna. But the visiting T-birds would push back, knotting the score at 4-4 with two goals of their own before the Kole Lind (VAN, 2017 2nd round pick) potted the game-winner for the Rockets with just 80 seconds remaining in regulation. Dillon Dube (CGY, 2016 2nd round pick) paced Kelowna with a goal and an assist.

    Regina Pats 7 @ Saskatoon Blades 5

    D Libor Hajek, REG: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals (REG): 18 GP, 3-7-10, +4, 2 PIM
    Season Totals (SAS): 33 GP, 8-17-25, -10, 26 PIM
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 11-24-35, -6, 28 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

    The Pats and Blades combined for 12 goals in a barn burner SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. The Blade jumped out to a 4-0 lead in front of almost 4,000 faithful, but Cameron Hebig (undrafted) and former Canadiens prospect Matt Bradley would lead a four-goal rally by the Pats to tie the score at 4-4 early in the 3rd. After a go-ahead goal by Saskatoon, Regina goals by Sam Steel (ANA, 2016 1st round pick) and Jared Leglen (undrafted) would pull the Pats back ahead, and Hebig and Bradley would combine for an empty netter to seal the Regina win.

  • 4 weeks 15 hours ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Eddie Pasquale and Dustin Tokarski certainly have a history.

    When a brawl broke out in 2013, Pasquale and Tokarski — then with the Crunch — met at center ice and began hurling punches at each other.

    Two seasons later, the two became teammates on the St. John’s IceCaps.

    In their first time meeting again as competitors, Pasquale and Tokarski kept the game scoreless for nearly 50 minutes. Michael Bournival broke through for a pair of goals late in the third period, as Pasquale and the Syracuse Crunch edged Tokarski and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 2-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    “He’s probably excited. He played here for a long time and did really well here,” Pasquale said. “He’s a goalie that if you don’t bring your A game, you’re not going to win. He’s been around a long time and had a lot of success. We had a good duel tonight, and it’s good to get the win.”

  • 4 weeks 16 hours ago

    Crunch vets earn win against the team with the second best record in the Eastern Conference.


    Eddie Pasquale allowed 1 goal on 32 shots for the victory.

    First Period

    Second Period

    Third Period
    8:53 SYR Bournival (14), (Condra, Stephens)
    13:52 LV Read (7), (unassisted)(SH)
    17:16 SYR Bournival (15), (Condra, Bodie)

    Michael Bournival, Pasquale, and Erik Condra were the game's three stars as the Crunch's vets showed up big in a very important win.

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  • 4 weeks 21 hours ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Kingstons Frontenacs 1 @ Peterborough Petes 3

    W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/16 FO
    Season Totals: 53 G, 15-12-27, -31, 16 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

    Dylan Wells (EDM, 2016 5th round pick) made 31 saves for the Petes to help secure a big home win against Kingston. Paquette assisted on empty net shortie by Zach Gallant (DET, 2017 3rd rounder) with 8 seconds left in the game to preserve Peterborough’s tenuous 2-1 lead with the Frontenacs pressing for the equalizer.

    United States Hockey League

    ** Note: Cole Guttman (Dubuque) was placed on injured reserved on December 22nd following the completion of the World Junior A Challenge tournament.

    Omaha Lancers 8 @ Youngstown Phantoms 1

    D Nick Perbix , OMA: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +16, 16 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
    Committed to: St. Cloud State University

    Perbix scored his 2nd of the season and added an assist as the visiting Lancers put a snowman up on the scoreboard against the Phantoms. Perbix notched the helper on Brendan Furry’s (Niagara commit) goal as part of a five goal 1st period by Omaha. Perbix’s goal came in garbage time early in the 3rd with the Lancers having a commanding 7-0 lead on Youngstown. Perbix broke 20 points as a blueliner in his first full season post-high school, and by far and away leads all Omaha defensemen in points and assists. He’s also 7th on the team in points, 5th in assists, and 3rd on the team in power play assists.

    Minnesota State High School League

    Robbinsdale Armstrong/Cooper Wings 1 @ Edina Hornets 5

    F Sammy Walker, EDN: 1-1-2, 2 PIM
    Season Totals (HS): 26 GP, 29-31-60, 14 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
    Committed to: University of Minnesota

    Edina advances to the Minnesota State high school 6AA championship semi-finals by virtue of a 5-1 win against the Wings of Robbinsdale Armstrong/Cooper high school. Walker posted a goal and an assist, netting his goals just 2:23 into the game and hot on the heels of Lewis Crosby’s (uncommitted) 1st goal of the game just 49 seconds into the match. In the 2nd period, Walker would team up with linemate Mason Nevers (uncommitted) to set up the first of Jett Jungels’ (Northern Michigan commit) two goals. Jungels and Crosby both would each score again in the 3rd.

    With the win, the Hornets advance to the state semi-finals Saturday night at the Bloomington Ice Garden against the 5th seed St. Louis Park Orioles. The Orioles pulled off a minor 2-1 upset of the Benilde-St. Margaret’s Red Knights. The winner advances to the state championship finals Monday night against either #3 seed Wayzata (whom Edina beat twice during the regular season) or #2 seed Cretin-Derham Hall (whom Edina beat once during the regular season).

  • 4 weeks 1 day ago

    We can neither confirm nor deny the Lightning abducted Erik Karlsson after the game.


    Louis Domingue allowed 3 goals on 36 shots for the victory. Should've been 2 on 36, but a charity decision by Toronto reversed a goaltender interference call that originally waved off the first goal allowed in the Third Period.

    First Period
    9:31 TB Johnson (17), (Kunitz, Gourde)
    14:54 OTT Dzingel (16), (Stone, Brassard)
    16:26 TB Hedman (9), (Kucherov, Namestnikov)

    Second Period
    3:37 TB Namestnikov (20), (Kucherov, Stamkos)
    19:59 TB Point (24), (Gourde, Killorn)

    Third Period
    8:11 OTT Borowiecke (Ryan, Ceci)
    17:44 OTT Brassard (18), (Stone, Karlsson)(PP)

    Vladislav Namestnikov and Yanni Gourde were the game's first and second stars.

    Kind of a common game for the pre-deadline dog days of this season for the Lightning: built a 3 goal lead through 40 minutes and then sleepwalk through a lackluster garbage time before eventually snagging the two points. The Lightning keep doing just what they need to do in very workmanlike fashion. Very few of these games look like Picassos, but I'm not expecting any more masterpieces until maybe midway through March when the roster will be different and the team is tuning up for the postseason.

    Slater Koekkoek was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 7:49.

    Adam Erne is -1 with 2 shots and 3 hits in 7:44.

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  • 4 weeks 2 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 3 @ Charlottetown Islanders 2 (OT)

    C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 18/36 FO, *First Star*
    Season Totals: 50 GP, 25-50-75, +36, 22 PIM
    ’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

    Somppi (pictured) earns First Star for his second game in a row after he scored two goals to knot the game at 2-2 and force overtime. Raphael Lavoie (2019 draft eligible) scored his second OT game-winner in as many games as the Mooseheads gutted out a tough two points on the road. With about 10 games left in the Halifax regular season and Somppi averaging 1.5 points/game, a 30-60-90 season is within reach for the Finn.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sudbury Wolves 2 @ North Bay Battalion 3 (OT)

    W Alexey Lipanov, SBY: Did not play
    Season Totals (SBY): 13 GP, 2-2-4, -10, 6 PIM
    Season Totals (BAR): 35 GP, 11-19-30, +9, 10 PIM
    Season Totals: 48 GP, 13-21-34, -1, 16 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

    After a couple games back in the lineup, Lipanov didn’t dress for Sudbury’s trip to North Bay, where the Wolves let a 2-0 lead in the 1st slip away. North Bay scored in both the 2nd and 3rd to force overtime, and then Jake Henderson (undrafted) buried the game-winner for the Battalion just 31 seconds into the extra session.

    Western Hockey League

    Moose Jaw Warriors 2 @ Swift Current Broncos 4

    C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG, 11/25 FO
    Season Totals: 36 GP, 22-35-57, +25, 36 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

    D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 7-16-23, +34, 54 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

    The Broncos handled their business at home against the Warriors, with four different players scoring for Swift Current and righty-D Artyom Minulin (2018 draft eligible) racking up three assists including the game-winning shortie by Beck Malenstyn (WAS, 2016 5th round pick).

  • 4 weeks 2 days ago

    Peca and Ingram help stake Crunch to key 4 point victory.


    Connor Ingram allowed 1 goal on 20 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    5:01 RCH Malone (6), (Cornel, Fedun)(SH)

    Second Period
    1:26 SYR Stephens (18), (Verhaeghe, Masin)
    1:36 SYR Peca (9), (Verhaeghe, Bodie)

    Third Period

    Matthew Peca and Carter Verhaeghe were the game's first and second stars. Dominik Masin is also riding a little hot streak with 2 goals and 5 points in his last 5 games.

    Syracuse moves 1 point clear of Rochester into third place in a tightly bunched North Division. Toronto is nine points clear of the pack, but Utica, Syracuse, and Rochester and separated by a mere two points between second and fourth position.

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