Game Night Results

  • 6 years 21 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    HIFK 1 @ JYP 3
    Riku Helenius, JYP, Win, 28/29, 1.00 GAA, .966 sv%
    Season totals: 23 GP, 16-6-0, 6 SO, 1.52 GAA, .936 sv%

    Roll on, Riku Helenius. Roll on. The young netminder allowed only a Mikael Granlund third period goal in JYP's 3-1 win over HIFK. The goal was assisted by former Lightning draft pick Eero Somervuori and Granlund's brother Markus. The two teams re-match on Saturday.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    CSKA Jr. 3 @ Riga Jr. 4 (SO)
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 1-1-2, +2, 4 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 18 GP, 16-17-33, +11, 34 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov had an even strength goal and assist in the second period of CSKA Jr.'s 4-3 shootout loss to Riga Jr. He also took a pair of minors in the period, as well, but did not get an attempt in the shootout session. CSKA Jr. skates again on Sunday against Poprad.

    Chelyabinsk Jr. 3 @ Magnitogorsk Jr. 4 (SO)
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 29 GP, 7-12-19, +7, 24 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +9, 4 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov had an even strength and a power play assist in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 4-3 shootout loss to Magnitogorsk Jr. The 2 points put Nesterov at 19 for the season, which matches his total from a season ago, which he put up in 46 games. Chelyabinsk Jr. plays Ekaterinburg Jr. on Sunday.

  • 6 years 22 weeks ago

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    Chelyabinsk Jr. 3 @ Magnitogorsk Jr. 5
    Nikita Nesterov, Chelyabinsk Jr., 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 28 GP, 7-10-17, +7, 24 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 7 GP, 0-0-0, +9, 4 PIM

    Nikita Nesterov had a power play assist and a minor penalty in Chelyabinsk Jr.'s 5-3 loss to Magnitogorsk Jr. The two clubs rematch on Friday.

    Elitserien (Sweden):
    Lulea 0 @ Timra 1 (OT)
    Johan Harju, Lulea, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals:

    In a barn burner, Joakim Lundstrom made 34 saves in his 1-0 overtime shutout of Lulea. Lulea faces AIK on Saturday.

  • 6 years 22 weeks ago

    Norfolk's d-corps continues to surpass all expectations.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 28 shots for the win. He moved to 17-9-0 on the season for the win.

    First Period
    ALB Veilleux, (6) (Urbom, Berube), 5:49
    NOR Fornataro, (6) (Conacher, Barberio), 14:16 (PP)
    ALB Veilleux, (7) (Sestito, Whitney), 16:13
    ALB Veilleux, (8) (Whitney), 18:28

    Second Period
    NOR Oberg, (2) (Palat, Devos), 5:21
    NOR Barberio, (5) (Johnson, Gudas), 6:09
    ALB Wiseman, (3) (Palmieri, Zharkov), 13:28
    NOR Ouellet, (9) (Kostka, Cote), 16:12
    NOR Angelidis, (8) (Kostka, Cote), 16:38

    Third Period

    Mark Barberio and Mike Kostka were the game's second and third stars. Barberio now holds a 5 point edge in the race to be the AHL's top scoring defenseman. He has 5 goals and 37 points in 38 games. With his multi-point game tonight, Kostka has moved into the top-20 among AHL defensemen in scoring with 6 goals and 20 points in 35 games. The bulk of that scoring has come since he joined Norfolk in the James Wright trade. He had just 2 goals and 6 points with San Antonio prior to the deal, but he's had 4 goals and 14 points since coming to Norfolk. Bear in mind Kostka had 16 goals and 54 points in 80 games with Rochester a year ago, which was tied for third in the league. So, the Admirals legitimately boast two of the absolute best offensive d-men in the league, which is part of the reason they're one of the most deadly offensive powers in the AHL this side of the Hershey Bears.

    Tonight's victory was a bit of sweet revenge for a Norfolk team that had a temporary slump started by a third period collapse at home against the Devils just a few weeks ago. For the Admirals to overcome a 3-1 first period deficit that featured a Stephane Veilleux hat trick represented a nice bit of payback for the team.

    Norfolk moves within 4 points of the Bears in the East Division standings with the victory. They continue their road trip in Syracuse on Friday.

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  • 6 years 22 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 1 @ Novosibirsk 0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Win, SO, 29/29, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 26 GP, 14-8-0, 4 SO, 2.47 GAA, .922 sv%

    Ex-Devils first rounder and brother of former Lightning prospect Henrik Bergfors, Nicklas Bergfors had the game's lone goal in Cherepovets' 1-0 win over Novosibirsk. Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 29 shots he faced in the match. Cherepovets is off until next Tuesday when they'll face Nizhnekamsk.

    MHL (Russia Jr.)
    CSKA Jr. 4 @ Minsk Jr. 1
    Nikita Kucherov, CSKA Jr., 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals (MHL): 17 GP, 15-16-31, +9, 30 PIM
    Season totals (KHL): 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM

    Nikita Kucherov assisted on a Nikita Gusev power play goal and had a minor penalty in CSKA Jr.'s 4-1 win over Minsk Jr. CSKA Jr. draws Riga Jr. next on Friday.

  • 6 years 22 weeks ago

    Heroes (just for one day).


    Mathieu Garon allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    TB Lecavalier (18), (Gilroy, St. Louis), 7:11

    Second Period
    BOS Horton (15), (unassisted), 4:28
    TB Pyatt (5), (Downie, Gilroy), 14:11
    BOS Horton (16), (Ference, Krejci), 16:48

    Third Period
    TB Malone (10), (Moore, Thompson), 4:58
    BOS Paille (8), (Chara, Seidenberg)(SH), 10:53
    TB Moore (4), (Malone, Downie), 16:15
    TB Stamkos (31), (Lecavalier)(EN), 19:39

    Dominic Moore, Tom Pyatt, and Ryan Malone were the game's three stars.

    It took 44 games before the Lightning finally started to play with some pride in the 45th. 1 game in 45 isn't going to fix everything that's gone wrong, but tonight the Lightning are heroes once again.

    Brett Connolly had 2 shots and 1 hit in 6:45.

    Trevor Smith was +1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 4:53.

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie had 5 hits in 3:35. Now, that's the kind of production the Lightning signed him for.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 6 years 22 weeks ago

    SM-liiga (Finland):
    Karpat 5 @ JYP 4 (OT)
    Riku Helenius, JYP, ND, 9/11, 6.00 GAA, .818 sv%
    Season totals: 22 GP, 15-6-0, 6 SO, 1.55 GAA, .935 sv%

    Riku Helenius left today's game after 20 minutes after allowing 2 goals on 11 shots in JYP's 5-4 OT loss to Karpat. Initial reports indicate the hook was a coaches decision and not an injury. Ex-Bruins draft pick Ivan Huml scored the overtime winner and also had 2 assists for Karpat. JYP faces HIFK next on Friday.

  • 6 years 22 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia):
    Cherepovets 3 @ Khabarovsk 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 25 GP, 13-8-0, 3 SO, 2.58 GAA, .919 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin sat backup in Cherepovets' 32 win over Khabarovsk. Ex-Devils draft pick Petr Vrana scored his 20th of the season in defeat for Amur. Cherepovets faces Novosibirsk next on Wednesday.

  • 6 years 22 weeks ago


    Baie-Comeau Drakkar 1 @ Victoriaville Tigres 8

    D Daniel Milan, VIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 40 GP, 0-6-6, -13, 35 PIM
    With Victoriaville: 7 GP, 0-1-1, E, 4 PIM
    With Moncton: 33 GP, 0-5-5, -13, 31 PIM

    The Tigres built a snowman on the scoreboard at home on Sunday with an 8-1 win over the Drakkar. Brandon Hynes (undrafted) had four goals and an assist for Victoriaville. He was a Lightning camper and member of the Bolts' Traverse City team in 2010. Milan’s scoreless and shotless streak reached five games.


    London Knights 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-1-1 E, 2 PIM (roughing)
    Season Totals: 39 GP, 17-33-50, +14, 38 PIM

    Namestnikov extended his point streak to four games with an assist Sunday in the Soo against USA World Juniors goaltender Jack Campbell (Stars). London scored twice on the power play and twice shorthanded – including a penalty shot by Ryan Rupert (2012). Lightning camper Seth Griffith had a goal and two assists for First Star honors. The story has been told many times, but once again the Bolts let Griffith go back to London after the south Florida rookie tournament and before Lightning training camp started. He was listed on the official Lightning camp roster. Griffith exploded this year and one London media member told me he is “the real deal.” If the Lightning are to get him in camp next year, they’ll have to draft him as Griffith will enter the NHL draft for a second straight year. He went undrafted in 2011. That won't happen again. Griffith is fourth in the league with 61 points (32 goals) in 42 games. Namestnikov is tied for 13th. Griffith is second in goals and his linemate, Namestnikov, is fifth in assists.

    Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Oshawa Generals 2

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OSH: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 30 GP, 0-11-11, +1, 20 PIM
    With Oshawa: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    With Owen Sound: 27 GP, 0-11-11, +3, 20 PIM

    Schemitsch is still looking for his first point in an Oshawa uniform.

  • 6 years 22 weeks ago

    The Lightning squander a rare opportunity to begin to turn their season around.


    Mathieu Garon allowed 5 goals on 43 shots for the loss. The inability to make key saves in the third period when the club desperately needed them may have contributed to the writing of their obituary this year.

    First Period
    PIT Neal (23), (Martin, Malkin)(PP), 2:43
    PIT Park (3), (unassisted), 10:38

    Second Period

    Third Period
    PIT Neal (24), (Malkin, Sullivan)(PP), 0:34
    TB Gilroy (1), (Stamkos, St. Louis), 2:00
    TB Malone (9), (Lecavalier, Purcell)(PP), 4:53
    TB Purcell (9), (Lecavalier, Gervais), 6:50
    PIT Malkin (19), (unassisted), 7:38
    PIT Malkin (20), (Orpik), 9:27
    PIT Malkin (21), (unassisted)(EN), 19:04

    Vincent Lecavalier was the game's third star. I've been waiting for the kind of emotional outburst he showed in the third period today chasing down Malkin and throwing some fisticuffs. Frustration? Sure. But the Lightning are too robotic, and they need more than just Steve Downie to show a little fire. I didn't mind it. I wouldn't mind seeing more of it, in fact.

    A 3 goal lead in the third period, as I've said many times, should be a death sentence in pro hockey. And, if you manage to be the team that overcomes such a deficit to win that slim 1 in 100 times it happens, well, it can have a lasting positive effect on a team's confidence. The Lightning desperately needed the kind of bounce in faith they would've gotten from completing their comeback from 3-0 down this afternoon. And, they were right there. It was there for the taking. The failure to convert the opportunity may have been the final nail in the coffin of the team's playoff hopes this year. They needed that. Badly.

    Brett Connolly had 1 hit in 7:08. He's been playing hard and he's been close to creating chances, but they're not quite there for Brett like they were early in the season.

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie had 2 hits, 1 blocked shot, and 5 for fighting in 2:48. That's the kind of stat line I expected to see.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 6 years 22 weeks ago


    Fargo Force 4 @ Tri-City Storm 2

    G Adam Wilcox, TC: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals (with Tri-City): 9 GP, 3-6-0, 3.54 GAA, .902 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals (with Green Bay): 9 GP, 7-2-0, 2.27 GAA, .918 sv%, 2 SO

    Tri-City lost their second consecutive game to Fargo in as many days. After taking the loss in an 8-1 thrashing Friday night, Wilcox was on the bench Saturday. The Storm are alone in the Western Conference cellar with 22 points. They have the third fewest points in the league.


    London Knights 5 @ Saginaw Spirit 4 (SO)

    C Vladislav Namestnikov, LDN: 0-2-2 +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 38 GP, 17-32-49, +14, 36 PIM

    Namestnikov (pictured) had two assists to give him five in the last three games and 16 in his last nine games to help lead London to a 5-4 shootout win in Saginaw. Predators first rounder Austin Watson, recently acquired by London, had two goals and the shootout winner for the Knights.

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