Game Night Results

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Radim Vrbata's revenge!

    PHO-4
    TB-3 (SO)

    Antero Nittymaki took the shootout loss while going the distance.

    First Period
    TB - Malone 2 (Hedman, Ohlund) 04:16

    Second Period
    PHO - Vrbata 1 (Aucoin)(PP) 04:10
    PHO - Mueller 3 (unassisted)(PP) 04:53
    TB - Stamkos 1 (Lecavalier, St. Louis)(PP) 10:17

    Third Period
    TB - Lecavalier 1 (Downie, Lundin) 03:16
    PHO - Upshall 2 (Fiddler, Michalek) 03:50

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    PHO- Vrbata, Mueller
    TB- Lecavalier

    Seemed to be a game that confirmed what the Lightning have more so than answering questions about what they don't have. This just in: Vincent Lecavalier, Ryan Malone, Martin St. Louis, and Steven Stamkos are good. In related news, water is wet.

    I liked the look of the Lightning first team power play. They're showing a very meat and potatoes setup right now with four world class shooters and Malone to take out the garbage. That's the kind of power play that doesn't fall into long slumps like the finesse schemes do.

    Lecavalier's goal from Downie came on an assist from the Downie's knees. That's why I think Steve Downie eventually wins this job. Stephane Veilleux doesn't have the skill level to make a play like that. At the end of the day, his upside is capped very low and he'll never be more than a Band Aid for that line. They're better off putting Downie out there and seeing what they've got. If he scores 20 goals and 45-50 points and keeps his nose clean, you re-sign him. If not, I think you've got enough defensive depth you can move a chip like Paul Ranger at the deadline to get another solution on Vinny's wing. You may have to do that anyway with Tanguay being a temporary solution on the other side.

    Box score from Yahoo Sports.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Smitty in regular season form.

    TB-2
    PHO-1

    Mike Smith, unofficially, with 32 saves on 33 shots, and the one he let in was somewhat controversial.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    TB - Halpern 1 (Wright, Meszaros)(PP) 02:32
    TB - Halpern 2 (Wright, Miller) 05:18
    PHO - Prucha 1 (Vrbara, Hanzal) 10:34

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    What a boon it would be for the Lightning if Jeff Halpern could get back to 20 goal form on the third line. It'd make the Lightning one of the best offensive teams in the conference, easily.

    Two straight strong games by James Wright. He can't be JF Soucy redux, though. He needs to follow this up with a strong 30 goal campaign in the WHL.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    Karri Ramo allowed 1 goal on 21 shots and had an assist in Omsk's 3-1 win over Kazan. Dimitry Kazionov was scoreless in 14:30 for Ak Bars.

    Denis Kazionov was scoreless in 5:02 as Ekaterinburg fell to Magnitogorsk 3-1.

    Vasily Koshechkin stopped 37 of 38 shots but allowed 1 of 2 shooters to score in a 2-1 Togliatti loss to Astana.

    Johan Harju had 2 shots on goal in 16:16 as Dynamo Moscow fell 5-4 to CSKA in the shootout. Harju was also 54% on draws.

  • 5 years 34 weeks ago

    The Lightning's lower liners and prospects fall to many of Ottawa's top liners in a neutral site game.

    OTT-3
    TB-1

    Not much in the way of statistics for this one. Antero Nittymaki took the loss allowing 2 goals over the first 40 minutes. Riku Helenius allowed the Sens an insurance marker in the Third Period.

    First Period
    OTT Fisher 4 (Regin) 03:22

    Second Period
    TB Ashton 1 (Walker) 04:10
    OTT Kovalev 2 (Spezza, Michalek) 07:45

    Third Period
    OTT Spezza 1 (Fisher, Karlsson) 09:45

    Not sure about the accuracy of the box score we got, as the Lightning tweeted that the goal by Carter Ashton came off an assist by Steve Downie on a 2-on-1.

    Box score from Yahoo Sports.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4 @ Moncton Wildcats 5 (SO)
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM

    Moncton moved to 2-0 with Barberio in the lineup – both shootout victories. They are 3-1 overall. Cape Breton’s Olivier Roy (Oilers) streak of 24 straight shootout saves was broken. He stopped 10 of 11 in this shootout (0/14 last year, 0/10 this year). Barberio did not participate in the shootout. His assist - his first point of the year - came on the power play in the first period. He had 45 points in 66 games last season.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    Denis Kazionov was -1 with 1 shot on goal in 14:49 in Ekaterinburg's 4-3 loss to Chelyabinsk.

    Dimitry Kazionov was -1 with 2 shots on goal in 12:47 as Kazan fell to Nizhnekamsk 3-2.

    Tomorrow is another rare day off for the Lightning's Russian prospects before a busy Tuesday slate.

    Lightning Russian Prospect Statistics Through 9/20:
    Harju (Dynamo Moscow), 4 GP, 0-1-1, 0 PIM, -2
    Kazionov (Kazan), 4 GP, 0-0-0, 0 PIM, -3
    Kazinov (Ekaterinburg), 5 GP, 0-0-0, 0 PIM, -2

    Ramo (Omsk), 4 GP, 1-3-0, 2.22 GAA, .901 sv%
    Koshechkin (Togliatti), 2 GP, 1-1-0, 3.94 GAA, .882 sv%

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    OHL

    Ottawa 67’s 3 @ Sudbury Wolves 1
    LW Matais Sointu, OTT: 0-0-0,+1, 2 PIM (goaltender interference)
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM

    Ottawa overcame a 1-0 first period deficit to give the franchise its first win under a coach not named Brian Kilrea in 29 years. Chris Byrne had his first win as 67’s coach.

    Erie Otters 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 4 (OT)
    RW Kyle DeCoste, SSM: Did not play
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

    No word yet why DeCoste missed the game. Jaroslav Janus (Erie) remains with Tampa Bay.

    Oshawa Generals 5 @ Plymouth Whalers 6 (OT)
    G Michael Zador, OSH: OTL, 32 saves on 38 shots
    Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, 4.85 GAA, .861 sv%, 0 SO

    Playing his second game in two nights, Zador gave up 5 early, but remained in the game to watch Oshawa claw back from a 5-1 deficit to tie the game and send it to overtime. Tyler Brown (undrafted) scored in overtime for Paul Mara’s alma mater.

    Barrie Colts 5 @ Niagara Ice Dogs 4 (OT)
    LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM

    Luke Pither (undrafted) had a hat trick for Barrie, including scoring the OT winner for the Colts. He has seven goals in two games. Wow.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    Sointu makes his North American debut ... Zador gets a win in Oshawa's season opener ... Barberio and DeCoste also in action.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    Prospects and veterans both shine in an overtime win.

    ATL-1
    TB-2 (OT)

    Mike Smith allowed 1 goal on 19 shots in 40 minutes of action before giving way to wunderkind Dustin Tokarski who was perfect on 9 saves the rest of the way for the win.

    First Period
    TB 16:52, Malone 1 (PP) (Foster, Lecavalier)

    Second Period
    ATL 9:10, Postma 1 (Slater)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    TB 4:34, St. Louis 1 (PP) (Lecavalier)

    Your three stars were Martin St. Louis, Richard Panik, and Zenon Konopka.

    The stealth good news from these first two preseason games is that Kurtis Foster has a power play assist in each contest. If Foster can refind his groove in Tampa Bay, the Lightning will have a formidable power play which could put a playoff berth within reach.

    It's never a bad thing when Vincent Lecavalier starts off the year with a multi-point night either.

    Carter Ashton had 2 shots in 10:43 in his first big audition for a roster spot.

    Zenon Konopka wasted all of 3 seconds before he dropped the gloves tonight and finished with a pair of brawls in 6:55.

    Paul Szczechura was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 13:07. He was also 50% on draws.

    Blair Jones had 1 shot and 2 hits in 14:12.

    Richard Panik was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 11:59.

    And, finally, Victor Hedman topped 27 minutes of ice time again tonight registering 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 27:04. This young man is the truth, folks. He's started his pro career by playing over 54 minutes over the span of 72 hours, and handled it with seeming ease.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 35 weeks ago

    Johan Harju was -1 with 2 shots in 14:51 as Dynamo Moscow defeated Omsk 2-1. Harju was 62.5% on draws in the match. Karri Ramo allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the loss for Omsk.

    Tomorrow is a rare day off for the Lightning's Russian prospects.

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