Game Night Results

  • 2 weeks 5 days ago

    By any means necessary.

    TB-2
    BUF-1 (SO)

    Andrei Vasilvskiy allowed 1 goal on 32 shots before stopping 2 of 2 in the penalty shot session for the SO win. I thought Vasilevskiy fought it a little at times in this game, but got stronger as it went on and really grinded out the W. He had to, because Lehner was standing on his head part of the night at the other end of the rink. That's another quality start now that he's "the man". Encouraging.

    First Period
    19:48 BUF O'Reilly (15), (Ristolainen, Eichel)(PP)

    Second Period
    2:37 TB Johnson (19), (Hedman, Kucherov[/b]

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    TB- Point, Kucherov
    BUF- NONE

    Vasilevskiy and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and second stars.

    It was another disappointingly flat First Period for the Lightning, their 3rd in the last 4 contests, but the team got stronger as it wore on. All in all, this was a classic road win where the team really grinded out the victory. Pretty? No. Effective? Yes. Brayden Point continues to be money in the Shootout and Nikita Kucherov sent the Buffalo faithful to the exits with a gutsy fake whiff on a deke that he slid harmlessly through Lehner's five hole to secure the second point. If you make a move like that, you either score or get choked out by Jon Cooper. There's probably no in between.

    68 points now for Tampa Bay puts them 3 points out of the final wild card spot and 6 points out of the final divisional spot with a game in hand on Boston. They're 28 points shy of 96 with 36 points still available. That'd be a .778 win percentage to get there. Still a tough road to go with very little margin for error.

    Luke Witkowski had 3 hits in 9:51... playing forward. My scouting report on Witkowski as a forward? Well, he's definitely a north-south kind of winger, that much is for sure.

    Jake Dotchin was +1 with 2 shots and 3 hits in 18:18. His night's work included accidentally knocking Kulikov out of the game when the two ran into each other inadvertently behind the net. That should give you an idea how big and strong Dotchin is. His upper body strength is pretty impressive. He barely had any time to brace himself and he did that.

    Gabriel Dumont had 1 shot and 4 hits in 8:03. He was also 29% on 7 draws.

    Adam Erne had 1 hit in 11:32. Mixed bag tonight, but he nearly set up a key goal with some creativity behind the Buffalo cage that got Namestnikov a wide open chance that Vladislav probably should've buried.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 5 days ago

    Crunch redeem themselves with late whipping of Bingo.

    BNG-1
    SYR-4

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 29 shots for the victory. Strong performance for Kristers on a night the Crunch needed it after getting collectively shelled the previous game.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    6:24 SYR Gourde (21), (McGinn, Conacher)

    Third Period
    1:52 BNG Bailey (16), (Sieloff, Rumble)
    2:27 SYR Walcott (3), (Condra, Koekkoek)
    2:53 SYR Gourde (22), (Conacher)
    4:33 SYR Brodeur (3), (Condra, Walcott)

    Yanni Gourde, Gudlevskis, and Daniel Walcott were the game's three stars.

    Syracuse bested Binghamton 40-29 on the shot clock and by an even worse proportion on the scoreboard.

    The Crunch pull 2 points ahead of Albany in the North Division with 2 games in hand.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 5 days ago

    Kalamazoo Wings 0 at Toledo Walleye 3

    F Brian Hart, KAL, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIMS, 2 SOG
    Season Totals (ECHL): 19 GP, 1-2-3, -2, 4 PIMs, 32 SOG
    Season Totals (AHL): 33 GP, 3-4-7, E, 26 PIMs

    F Cameron Darcy, KAL, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIMS, 3 SOG
    Season Totals (ECHL): 6 GP, 1-5-6, +5, 2 PIMs, 14 SOG
    Season Totals (AHL): 34 GP, 3-4-7, -3, 14 PIMs

    Other Notables
    G Nic Riopel, KAL, did not play
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 13-9-0-1, 2.82 GAA, 0.904 SV%, 1 SO

    A few streaks ended tonight at the Huntington Center in Toledo. The K-Wing's 5 game win streak came to an end at the hands of the leagues best team, as the Walleye shutout Kalamazoo 3-0. Of course, Cam Darcy's 5 game point streak also ended. Joel Martin minded the nets for the K-Wings, so Nic Riopel will likely get the start Sunday afternoon back home against Adirondack.

  • 2 weeks 5 days ago

    KalPa 6 vs. SaiPa 0
    Saku Salminen, SaiPa, DNP
    Season totals: 39 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

    Saku Salminen remains out of the lineup injured, and some merciful league official just needs to put SaiPa's season out of its misery.

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago

    Brampton Beast 4 at Kalamazoo Wings 5

    F Brian Hart, KAL, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIMS, 0 SOG
    Season Totals (ECHL): 18 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 4 PIMs, 30 SOG
    Season Totals (AHL): 33 GP, 3-4-7, E, 26 PIMs

    F Cameron Darcy, KAL, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIMS, 2 SOG
    Season Totals (ECHL): 5 GP, 1-5-6, +6, 2 PIMs, 11 SOG
    Season Totals (AHL): 34 GP, 3-4-7, -3, 14 PIMs

    Other Notables
    G Nic Riopel, KAL, W, 60:00 MINS, 34/38
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 13-9-0-1, 2.82 GAA, 0.904 SV%, 1 SO

    Nic Riopel outlasted Zachary Fucale for his 9th win in his last 10 games, as the K-Wings continue their hot streak, now at five straight wins. Riopel was peppered with 38 shots, and Kalamazoo's new found offense showed up yet again and carried the day. Cam Darcy extended his point streak to five games. Kalamazoo travels to Toledo to take on the best team in the league Saturday night, before returning home Sunday for an afternoon tilt against Adirondack.

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago

    Reasonable Lightning road effort falls apart in the end.

    TB-2
    PIT-5

    Peter Budaj allowed 4 goals on 34 shots for the loss in his Lightning debut. He was very good, and probably deserved a better fate than he got on this night.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    6:18 TB Erne (1), Namestnikov, Paquette)
    8:39 PIT Malkin (27), (Kessel, Schultz)(PP)
    16:49 PIT Malkin (28), (Kessel, Cole)

    Third Period
    1:10 TB Kucherov (28), (Drouin, Hedman)(PP)
    2:38 PIT Streit (6), (Crosby, Malkin)
    16:37 PIT Schultz (10), (Crosby, Streit)(PP)
    19:00 PIT Kuhnhackl (4), (Bonino)(EN)

    Tampa Bay played pretty well up until they got the Erne goal in the Second Period. They showed they could hang with the defending champs, but took their foot off the gas once they got a lead and eventually found themselves down heading into the final frame. Kucherov got the game even on the power play early in the Third Period, but the team again sagged after scoring the goal and Pittsburgh quickly regained the lead. Drouin set up Kucherov for point blank chances on two different sequences in the middle of the period, but he couldn't capitalize and that ultimately was the game. The game was a lot closer and better played than the score indicated. Unfortunately, the Lightning's standings position means moral victories are worth less than nothing. Only points matter right now.

    Greg McKegg was -1 with 2 shots and 2 hits in 8:25. He was also 60% on 5 draws.

    Jake Dotchin was -1 with 1 shot, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 18:56.

    Gabriel Dumont had 4 hits in 7:59.

    Adam Erne had his first NHL goal and point and was +1 with 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 13:35. His like on Paquette/Namestnikov/Erne faded in the Third Period, but they looked pretty strong for much of the first two periods and may merit keeping an eye on over the next few games. They were quite good.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago

    Inauspicious debut with the Crunch for McKenna.

    HER-5
    SYR-1

    Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 9 shots for the loss before giving way to Kristers Gudlevskis, who allowed 1 goal on 9 shots the rest of the way.

    First Period
    1:37 HER Gilbert (1), (Barber, Boyd)
    3:27 SYR McGinn (2), (Taormina, Gourde)
    11:49 HER Barber (8), (O'Brien, Bourque)(PP)
    13:05 HER Thomas (20), (Stephenson)(PP)

    Second Period
    7:54 HER Djoos (10), (Mitchell, Zajac)
    13:33 HER Thomas (21), (Williams)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Tye McGinn was the game's third star, scoring Syracuse's lone goal after returning from an injury suffered in mid-October. Other than that, it was a dismal night.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago

    Khabarovsk Jr. 1 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 3
    Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

    Oleg Sosunov had a minor for roughing in Loko Jr.'s 3-1 win over Khabarovsk Jr.

  • 3 weeks 16 hours ago

    Khabarovsk Jr. 2 vs. Yaroslavl Jr. 3 (OT)
    Oleg Sosunov, Yaroslavl Jr., DNP
    Season totals: 31 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 77 PIM

    Oleg Sosunov did not dress for Loko Jr.'s 3-2 OT win over Khabarovsk Jr. Sosunov, of course, was kicked out of his club's last match after participating in a line brawl near the end of the Third Period. Loko Jr. currently sits in third on the MHL Western Conference table, and look like a safe bet to get one of the top three seeds heading into the playoffs.

  • 3 weeks 1 day ago

    Kalamazoo Wings 3 at Quad City Mallards 2 OT

    F Brian Hart, KAL, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIMS, 4 SOG
    Season Totals (ECHL): 17 GP, 1-2-3, -1, 0 PIMs, 30 SOG
    Season Totals (AHL): 33 GP, 3-4-7, E, 26 PIMs

    F Cameron Darcy, KAL, 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIMS, 1 SOG
    Season Totals (ECHL): 4 GP, 1-4-5, +5, 0 PIMs, 9 SOG
    Season Totals (AHL): 34 GP, 3-4-7, -3, 14 PIMs

    Other Notables
    G Nic Riopel, KAL, W, 61:10 MINS, 34/36, *1st Star*
    Season Totals: 23 GP, 12-9-0-1, 2.76 GAA, 0.905 SV%, 1 SO

    En fuego. Nic Riopel backstopped the K-Wings to their fourth straight win with a 34 save performance and a gritty twice-come-from-behind 3-2 OT road victory against the rival Mallards. It was Riopel's 8th win in his last 9 starts, earning 1st Star honors on the night. Cam Darcy extended his point streak to four games, setting up two goals including the OT game-winner. Kalamazoo has a big-time 3-in-3 this weekend, with powerhouses Brampton, Toledo, and Adirondack all on the schedule.

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