Game Night Results

  • 5 years 33 weeks ago

    Chicago Express 4 @ Florida Everblades 1

    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (holding)
    Last Season’s Totals: 51 GP, 13-13-26, -9, 41 PIM
    G Pat Nagle: Did not play (backup)

    The Florida Everblades made history Friday night, but not the way they wanted. The 'Blades dropped their season opener 4-1 to the Chicago Express, who was playing their inaugural game. Florida will now enter the Express record books as Chicago's first victim. The Express had four goals on Carolina prospect John Muse before the end of the second period. Lightning prospect Pat Nagle is supposed to get the nod Saturday. The Everblades got their first goal of the season in the third period by former Windsor Spitfire Justin Shugg, a Carolina Hurricanes draft pick. Norfolk Admirals property Philip-Michael Devos, the reigning QMJHL scoring champ, did not register a point for Florida. The teams play again Saturday night.

  • 5 years 33 weeks ago

    Comeback kids bury the Checkers.

    NOR-6 (OT)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 5 goals on 29 shots for the win. He should be thankful his guys picked him up tonight.

    First Period
    NOR Ashton, (1) (Conacher, Barberio), 6:37 (PP)

    Second Period
    CHA Matsumoto, (1) (Sanguinetti, Boychuk), 4:26 (PP)
    CHA Samson, (1) (Peters), 8:20
    NOR Johnson, (1) (Barberio, Tyrell), 10:00 (SH)
    CHA Samson, (2) (Sanguinetti, Matsumoto), 14:48

    Third Period
    CHA Boychuk, (1) (Krueger, Terry), 6:08
    NOR Angelidis, (1) (Smith, Picard), 8:01 (PP)
    CHA Matsumoto, (2) (Bowman), 12:44
    NOR Labrie, (1) (Quick, Fornataro), 13:19
    NOR Picard, (1) (Ouellet, Smith), 16:38 (PP)

    NOR Ashton, (2) (Petiot, Wright), 1:55

    Carter Ashton (pictured) and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and second stars. The kids are alright.

    Mark Barberio starts his season with assists in triplicate.

    Alexandre Picard had the biggest goal of the game on the power play to cap a 2 goal third period comeback and send the game to overtime. Who started the comeback? Pierre-Cedric Labrie with a nifty move to cut past the defense and cut the deficit in half. Somewhere Bolt Prospects writer and secret P-C Labrie fan Chad Schnarr is cringing and chuckling.

    Norfolk outshot Charlotte 45-29 in the victory.

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  • 5 years 33 weeks ago

    The 2011-2012 regular season begins just as the 2010-2011 regular season ended. Tears for Hurricanes fans.


    Dwayne Roloson made 32 saves for the victory. He took care of business.

    First Period
    CAR Skinner,(1)(Gleason, Ruutu), 8:07

    Second Period
    TB St. Louis, (1)(Stamkos), 5:19
    TB Lecavalier, (1)(Stamkos, St. Louis), 17:50 (PP)

    Third Period
    TB Downie, (1)(Bergeron, Shannon), 12:22 (PP)
    TB Hall, (1)(Thompson, Jones), 12:32
    TB Malone, (1)(Purcell, Brewer), 16:58

    Martin St. Louis and Steven Stamkos were the game's first and second stars.

    That's how an elite team handles its business on opening night. Carolina has a young team with a lot of enthusiasm and they came out hard in the first period, and the Lightning just stomped the living daylights out of them in the final 40 minutes. That's what contenders do to borderline, mediocre teams.

    Beautiful hand-eye coordination by Vincent Lecavalier on his power play goal. Stammer-esque, dare we say?

    You have to love how just about everyone on the team got to drink from the well of prosperity in this one. When you get not just the top guys, but also the second tier of guys like Malone and Shannon and you even get the 4th liners some cookies too, that's how you build confidence up and down the lineup.

    The despair of the Hurricane's announcing duo is still a sweet melody to my ears. Get ready for 81 more like that, boys.

    Brett Connolly had 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 14:20 in his NHL debut.

    Blair Jones, who is the human victory cigar at Bolt Prospects, had a helper, 2 shots, and was +1 in 9:04. We're throwing a parade when he graduates from prospect status later this season. It's almost like a child's high school graduation for us, because sometimes it seems like we've been covering him for 17-18 years.

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  • 5 years 33 weeks ago


    London Knights 7 @ Niagara Ice Dogs 3

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (hooking)
    Season Totals: 5 GP, 3-3-6, +3, 6 PIM

    Namestnikov’s third goal of the year was one of four the Knights scored in the first period on their way to a 7-3 blowout win in St. Catherines. London was outshot 43-31 in the game. Seven different Knights scored, including reigning OHL Player of the Week Seth Griffith, a Lightning prospect camp attendee. Griffith leads the Knights in scoring after five games with five goals and 11 points. Namestnikov is tied for fifth with six points, but has four points in his last two games (2+2).

  • 5 years 33 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    CSKA 2 @ Khabarovsk 3 (SO)
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, DNP
    Season totals: 9 GP 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov was a scratch in CSKA's 3-2 shootout loss to Khabarovsk. CSKA faces St. Petersburg on Sunday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Lulea 1 @ Brynas 0
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 9 GP, 4-2-6, +2, 2 PIM

    Johan Harju had a minor for high sticking and failed to convert on a third period penalty shot in Lulea's 1-0 win over Brynas. Ex-Lightning goaltender Johan Holmqvist stopped 19 shots for Brynas in the loss. Lulea plays MODO on Saturday. The team is currently tied with Frolunda and Skelleftea at 17 points for the best mark in the league.

  • 5 years 33 weeks ago


    Moncton Wildcats 1 @ Halifax Mooseheads 7

    D Daniel Milan, MON: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hit
    Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM

    Moncton has now given up 20 goals in its last three games, including seven in each of its last two contests. Not good for a defense with two NHL-contracted players in Milan and Phoenix’s Brandon Gormley.

  • 5 years 33 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP-5 @ SaiPa 4 (SO)
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 3 GP, 0-3-0, 0 SO, 3.10 GAA, .888 sv%

    Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a helper in JYP's 5-4 shootout win over SaiPa. JYP faces Karpat next on Saturday.

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 0 @ Novgorod 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 21/23, 3.00 GAA, .875 sv%
    Season totals: 5 GP, 3-2-0, 0 SO, 2.60 GAA, .917 sv%

    Ex-Lightning draft pick Ruslan Zainullin scored to lead Novgorod to a 3-0 win over Cherepovets. Severstal faces Dynamo Riga next on Friday.

    CSKA 3 @ Novokuznetsk 1
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 9 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov's scoring streak ended a 1 game after he went scoreless in 7:02 of ice time in CSKA's 3-1 win over Novokuznetsk. The forward is averaging 8:36 of ice time per game through 9 games this season. CSKA draws Khabarovsk next on Thursday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Linkopings 2 @ Lulea 3
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 4-2-6, +2, 0 PIM

    Sami Sandell beat ex-Lightning draft pick Fredrik Norrena midway through the third period to life Lulea to a 3-2 win over Linkopings. Lulea faces Brynas on Thursday.

  • 5 years 33 weeks ago

    Acadia University Axemen 2 @ Quinnipiac Bobcats 5

    F Matthew Peca, QUI: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 1 SOG

    Quinnipiac won their preseason match up with Acadia University out of Nova Scotia. The Bobcats open the season this coming weekend against Ohio State.

    University of Windsor Lancers 1 @ #2 Miami Redhawks 4

    F James Mullin, MIA: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG

    #2 Miami rolled over the University of Windsor in their lone exhibition game.

  • 5 years 33 weeks ago

    CSKA 3 @ Novosibirsk 1
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Finally! Something good happens for Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov! The young sniper assisted on a Dmitri Monya third period goal in 9:05 of ice time in CSKA's 3-1 win over Novosibirsk. It was Kucherov's first point of the season. CSKA gets Novokuznetsk next on Tuesday.

  • 5 years 33 weeks ago

    The Admirals win the trilogy of preseason contests.


    Dustin Tokarski stopped 30 of 32 in his final tune-up before the regular season.

    First Period
    NOR 1:08 Ouellet
    STJ 4:48 Armstrong

    Second Period
    STJ 14:49 Jaffray, (Rossa)
    NOR 18:39 Dimmen (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR 7:30 Picard, (Smith)
    NOR 16:10 Ashton, (Conacher, Barberio)(PP)
    NOR 19:39 Johnson (EN)

    Tyler Johnson ends up the only Admiral with points in all three preseason games.

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