Game Night Results

  • 6 years 4 weeks ago

    God even hates Panthers fans in preseason.


    Dwayne Roloson stopped 31 of 33 for the win. Hide the children and the silverware, old man Roli is back in town.

    First Period
    08:06 TB Ritola, (Kubina, Connolly)(PP)

    Second Period
    06:31 TB Shannon, (Kubina, Bergeron)(PP)
    12:55 TB Shannon, (Stamkos, Clark)

    Third Period
    00:23 TB Ashton, (Brewer)
    04:20 FLA Skille, (Robak)(PP)
    16:20 FLA Repik, (Robak, Derlyuk)
    18:46 TB Lecavalier, (Purcell, Hedman)

    As the Lightning move a little closer to icing their opening night lineup, now reading the tea leaves gets more interesting.

    Carter Ashton and Brett Connolly each got over 14 minutes of ice time, while Cory Conacher, Dana Tyrell, and Blair Jones got less, especially Jones. Connolly and Conacher remain decisive underdogs, but the battle between Ashton, Tyrell, and Jones for positioning is fascinating. Boucher knows what he has in Tyrell, and to a lesser extent Jones. For Ashton to get himself a goal and play 14+ quality minutes is a key step for him in trying to establish a comfort level with Boucher.

    And, then there's the matter of Mattias Ritola, who is a different player now than when Boucher had him in the lineup the first half of last season. He got over 14 minutes and quite a bit of PK ice time. Like Ashton, for him to get a goal and play 14+ quality minutes helps establish a comfort level with the coaching staff. I'd say he was probably the big winner on the night.

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  • 6 years 4 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    JYP 1 @ Pelicans 3
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Loss, 27/30, 3.09 GAA, .900 sv%
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-2-0, 0 SO, 3.10 GAA, .887 sv%

    The good news is Riku Helenius has started the season in a tandem situation for JYP in the SM-liiga. The bad news is he's still looking for his first win after falling 3-1 to Lahti today. Ex-Lightning player Eric Perrin had a helper on JYP's only goal. JYP faces Blues Espoo tomorrow.

    KHL (Russia):
    CSKA 3 @ Poprad 2
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    CSKA overcame a goal by ex-NHLer Ladislav Nagy to defeat Slovakian-based Poprad 3-2. Nikita Kucherov played 8:11 in the match. Ex-Lightning prospect Vladimir Mihalik was -1 in 17:24 on the blueline for Poprad. CSKA faces Dynamo Riga on Sunday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Chelyabinsk Jr. 7 @ Nizhnekamsk Jr. 3
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 7 GP, 4-3-7, +12, 10 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov may be cooling off offensively, after back-to-back scoreless games, but he did run his +/- to +12 in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 7-3 shellacking of Nizhnekamsk Jr. Chelyabinsk Jr. draws Orenburg on Sunday.

  • 6 years 4 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Omsk 5 @ Cherepovets 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 28/33, 5.00 GAA, .848 sv%
    Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 2.67 GAA, .921 sv%

    Ex-NHLer Martin Skoula had a helper for Omsk in their 5-2 win over Cherepovets. Ex-Lightning netminder Karri Ramo made 18 saves for the victory. Cherepovets faces Hanty-Masisysk on Monday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Djurgardens 2 @ Lulea 5
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-3, +1, 0 PIM

    Johan Harju had a power play assist and an even strength goal to lead Lulea to a 5-2 victory over Djurgardens. Blast from the past Jimmie Olvestad had 12 minutes in penalties for checking to the head that led to Harju's power play assist while another blast from the past, Josef Boumedienne, also had 2 penalty minutes for Djurgardens. Lulea faces HV 71 on Saturday.

  • 6 years 4 weeks ago


    Plymouth Whalers 2 @ Owen Sound Attack 6

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM (cross checking)
    Last Season’s Totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    2011 Playoff Totals: 20 GP, 1-10-11, +5, 2 PIM

    Defending champion Owen Sound opened the 2011-2012 OHL season with a 6-2 win over Plymouth. The Attack scored four times in the second period building 4-0 and 5-1 leads. Lightning prospect Geoffrey Schemitsch, who arrived in Ontario Tuesday after being sent down from Tampa, was plus-2 in the game. He was named an assistant captain for the Attack earlier in the day Wednesday.

    Schemitsch and Vladislav Namestnikov (London) are the only current Lightning prospects expected to play in the OHL this season. Former Lightning prospect Michael Zador, who was not signed to a contract by Tampa Bay this spring thus relinquishing his rights, finished last season with Owen Sound. He is not currently listed on the Attack or any other OHL roster though he has junior eligibility remaining.

  • 6 years 4 weeks ago

    The Cinderella run of Cory Conacher continues.


    Jaroslav Janus took the loss for the Lightning in Orlando.

    First Period

    Second Period
    15:30- TB BERGERON 1 (GERVAIS)(PP)
    17:55 STL COLE 1 (STEWART)(PP)

    Third Period
    14:41 TB BREWER 1 (STAMKOS)(PP)

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  • 6 years 4 weeks ago

    JYP 2 @ Blues 1 (SO)
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.12 GAA, .870 sv%

    Riku Helenius sat backup in JYP's 2-1 shootout win over Blues Espoo. JYP faces Pelicans Lahti next on Friday.

  • 6 years 4 weeks ago

    Not much to see here.


    Mathieu Garon allowed 1 goal on 9 shots before giving way to Jaroslav Janus who allowed 1 goal on 18 shots for the hard luck loss. If there was one lesson out of this game, it's that Janus continued his decent play in camp.

    First Period
    15:16 STL Grachev, Langenbrunner, Backes (PP)

    Second Period
    09:35 TB Downie, Kubina, Clark (PP)
    16:53 ST D'Agostini, Cheechoo, McRae

    Third Period
    19:28 STL Grachev, Langenbrunner, Backes (EN)

    If the coaching staff has favorites amongst the young players trying to climb the ladder, they sure didn't tip their hand with their ice time allocation. It's a pretty even 9-14 minutes across the board for everyone, be it veterans or rookies.

    As an aside, I find it bizarre that included the likes of Dmitri Bezrukov has healthy scratched for this game. Really strange to see that list of names.

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  • 6 years 4 weeks ago

    Dynamo Riga 5 @ CSKA 3
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    Ex-NHLer Sandis Ozolinsh had a goal in Dynamo Riga's 5-3 win over CSKA. Nikita Kucherov played 6:57 in the match. CSKA faces Slovakian side Poprad on Friday.

    Novokuznetsk Jr. 3 @ Chelyabinsk Jr. 4 (SO)
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 6 GP, 4-3-7, 10 PIM, +10

    Nikita Nesterov was held scoreless but did run his season +/- to +10 in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 4-3 shootout win over Novokuznetsk Jr. Chelyabinsk Jr. plays Nizhnekamsk Jr. on Friday.

  • 6 years 5 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland)
    Karpat 3 @ JYP 2
    Riku Helenius, Loss, 20/23, 3.12 GAA, .870 sv%
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-1-0, 0 SO, 3.12 GAA, .870 sv%

    Riku Helenius and JYP allowed a pair of third period goals to squander a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes in their 3-2 loss to Karpat. Ex-Lightning forward Eric Perrin had a helper in the match for JYP. JYP's next game is on Wednesday against Blues Espoo.

    KHL (Russia)
    St. Petersburg 4 @ CSKA 1
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

    Ex-Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin had a goal and ex-Lightning draft pick Fedor Fedorov had an assist is St. Petersburg's 4-1 thumping of CSKA. Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov played 11:31 in the loss for CSKA. CSKA faces Dynamo Riga on Monday.

    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Lulea 1 @ Frolunda 2
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM

    Johan Harju scored the game opening goal off assists from Niklas Olausson and ex-Stars second rounder Johan Fransson, but Lulea fell 2-1 to Frolunda. Lulea faces Djurgardens next on Thursday.

  • 6 years 5 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland)
    JYP 0 @ KalPa 2
    Riku Helenius, JYP, DNP
    Season totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA. 1.000 sv%

    Riku Helenius sat backup today in JYP's 2-0 opening loss to KalPa. Former Devils prospect Ari Ahonen had a 23 save shutout in the match and former NHLer Sami Kapanen scored one of KalPa's goals. JYP's next match is Saturday versus Karpat.

    Elitserien (Sweden)
    Vaxjo 3 @ Lulea 2 (SO)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Vaxjo Lakers scored a pair of third period goals to erase a 2-0 deficit and went on to win in a shootout 3-2 over Lulea. Johan Harju was scoreless in the match, with 4 shots on goal, and he was denied by former NHLer Martin Gerber in his shootout attempt. He started on Lulea's second line along side center Niklas Olausson and left winger Mattias Persson. Vaxjo's goals came from former Oilers prospect Liam Reddox and former Sharks prospect Mike Iggulden. Lulea moves on to face Frolunda on Saturday.

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