Game Night Results

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    Russia 6 @ Finland 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 21/23, 2.00 GAA, .913 sv%
    Tournament totals: 2 GP, 2-0-0, 0 SO, 2.50 GAA, .900 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin hasn't lost a Euro Tour game in his last two tournaments. He stopped 21 shots today in Russia's 6-2 victory over Finland. Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had 1 goal and 1 assist in the match for the Russians.

    Elsewhere, Ex-Lightning draft pick Ivan Rachunek had a goal in the Czech Republic's 4-1 win over Sweden. Former Lightning camper Niklas Persson had a helper in the match for the Swedes.

    Russia wins the Channel One Cup with a perfect 3-0-0 record in the tournament. The Czech Republic finished in second place with a 1-1-1 mark.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    BCHL

    Nanaimo Clippers 3 @ Penticton Vees 5
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-2-2, 6 PIM (roughing, high sticking, high sticking)
    Season totals: 37 GP, 15-31-46, 18 PIM

    O’Donnell (pictured) followed up a rare scoreless night Friday with another multi-point night Saturday.

    USHL

    Sioux Falls Stampede 3 @ Fargo Force 4 (SO)
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season totals: 20 GP, 12-15-27, +14, 16 PIM

    Mullin completed a six point weekend with a goal and an assist Saturday. He also added a shootout goal as Fargo moved into third in the Western Conference.

    OHL

    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Sarnia Sting 5 (OT)
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 0-5-5, -11, 44 PIM

    Beukeboom notched his fifth point of the year, but the Greyhounds couldn’t earn that second point on the road.

    Niagara IceDogs 5 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 26 GP, 1-12-13, +9, 6 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play.
    With Attack: 1 GP, 0-0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%, 0 SO
    With Generals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.27 GAA, .882 sv%, 1 SO

    Despite being perfect in a relief appearance Friday, Zador was back to the bench Saturday. Schemitsch was a team-worst minus-3 in the game.

    WHL

    Edmonton Oil Kings 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM (holding)
    Season totals: 35 GP, 2-8-10, +10, 64 PIM

    Zahn tied for the team lead with a plus-2 rating Saturday night.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    #12 Union Dutchmen 1 @ Western Michigan Broncos 2

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 19 GP, 0-5-5, +3, 36 PIM

    Western won their second straight. The two teams meet again Sunday.

    Vermont Catamounts 4 @ St. Lawerence Saints 6

    F Matt Marshall, UVM: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 14 GP, 2-0-2, -2, 2 PIM

    Vermont fell behind early to the Saints battled back into a back and forth game but dropped their last game before Christmas.

    *Matt Marshall recorded his first two goals of the season including the game winner in a 6-5 win over Dartmouth eariler in the week.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    Who is the alien in the #41 jersey who has only allowed 2 goals in the span of 2 games.

    BUF-1
    TB-3

    Mike Smith stopped 22 of 23 shots for the wins. I know! Who knew?

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    12:16 TB Gagne (3), Lecavalier (7), St Louis (27)(PP)
    18:10 TB Stamkos (25), St Louis (28), Malone (16)
    19:12 BUF Pominville (5), Hecht (6), Sekera (7)

    Third Period
    19:58 TB St Louis (12), Stamkos (21), Ohlund (4)

    Nate Thompson, Ryan Malone, and Dana Tyrell were the game's three stars.

    It was a workmanlike effort by the Lightning tonight. They played their system and were close to hitting on all cylinders. Their forecheck was strong, their best players played well, and their defense and goaltending were efficient. Make no mistake, Buffalo is in the toilet right now, but they're still a talented team and it takes quite an effort to make them look as inept as they did tonight, getting outshot 37-23.

    Dana Tyrell had 2 shots and 1 hit in 14:19 and was very dangerous shorthanded, to the tune of his speed generating two shorthanded breakaways. And if you were allowed to score goals by putting the puck under the side of the goal, he'd have had his first NHL shortie tonight. It's probably just a matter of time, now. His speed is lethal. Heaven help the NHL if his finishing ever catches up.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    Norfolk learns its lesson and takes care of business in the second game of the set.

    ALB-1
    NOR-5

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed just 1 goal on 27 shots for the victory. Desjardins raised his season save percentage to .900 with the effort.

    First Period
    NOR Fornataro, (10) (Barberio, Szczechura), 6:36 (PP)
    NOR Barberio, (2) (Szczechura, Wright), 11:11
    NOR Wright, (8) , 16:30 (SH)

    Second Period
    ALB Swift, (8) (Nagy), 8:07
    NOR Wright, (9) (Szczechura, Quick), 15:59 (PP)
    NOR Labrie, (4) (Wright, Wishart), 18:57 (SH)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    James Wright, Mark Barberio, and Paul Szczechura were the game's three stars. Wright finished the game with 2 goals and 2 assists, with 1 goal and 1 assist shorthanded. He now has a very respectable 9 goals and 24 points in 30 games. Remember, this is his rookie AHL campaign, despite having played a half a season in the NHL last year. Barberio has 2 goals and 12 points in 23 games.

    With Norfolk's win and Wilke-Barre/Scranton's loss to Syracuse, Norfolk moves back to within 4 points of the Penguins in the North Division, with both teams tied in the loss column.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    Russia 3 @ Czech Republic 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, DNP
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .889 sv%

    Ex-Red Wings prospect Igon Grigorienko had a goal and an assist in Russia's 3-1 win over the Czech Republic. Former Lightning draft picks Marek Kvapil and Ivan Rachunek played on the third and fourth lines, respectively, for the Czechs.

    Elsewhere, ex-Lightning camper Niklas Persson had a helper in Sweden's 6-1 dismantling of Finland.

  • 5 years 50 weeks ago

    BCHL

    Vernon Vipers 1 @ Penticton Vees 1
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (high sticking)
    Season totals: 36 GP, 15-29-44, 12 PIM

    Penticton was outshot 40-22 in the game, and only managed two shots in the first period.

    USHL

    Team USA 1 @ Fargo Force 6
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 2-2-4, +3, 0 PIM, 8 SOG, *First Star*
    Season totals: 19 GP, 11-14-25, +13, 16 PIM

    A huge night for Mullin (pictured) against the USA Development Program’s U18 team as he scored twice and led the team with eight shots on goal. The future Miami Redhawk is tied for fifth in the USHL in total points and is fourth in plus/minus.

    QMJHL

    Lewiston MAINEiacs 5 @ Montreal Juniors 7
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (roughing, hooking), 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 5-18-23, +12, 12 PIM

    Montreal potted seven against Lewiston despite no points from red-hot Landry and no Louis Leblanc (Canada WJC) in the lineup. Montreal scored four times in the third period. Much-maligned Islanders pick Kirill Kabanov was scoreless in the game for Lewiston. He has seven points in 12 games with Lewiston this year after coming over from Moncton.

    OHL

    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 1 @ Saginaw Spirit 4
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 28 GP, 0-4-4, -13, 44 PIM

    Saginaw got revenge on the Soo for a Greyhound win over the Spirit earlier in the week.

    Owen Sound Attack 1 @ London Knights 4
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 25 GP, 1-12-13, +12, 6 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: 11 saves on 11 shots
    With Attack: 1 GP, 0-0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%, 0 SO
    With Generals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.27 GAA, .882 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador didn’t start the game, but was perfect in relief of Attack starter Jordan Binnington. Schemitsch earned his first point in six games. He has just two assists in his last 10 contests. Schemitsch had 40 points in 62 games last season.

    WHL

    Swift Current Broncos 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 3
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 34 GP, 2-8-10, +8, 62 PIM

    Zahn, whose nickname is “Bear,” is chasing his career high in points of 19, set in 2007-2008.

    Of Note: Carter Ashton (Canada), Brett Connolly (Canada), Adam Janosik (Slovakia), and Richard Panik (Slovakia) are all participating in preparations for the upcoming World Junior Championships.

  • 5 years 51 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 0 @ South Carolina Stingrays 3
    C Mitch Fadden: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (hooking), 3 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 12-30-42, +5, 26 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play.
    Season totals: 22 GP, 7-4-11, -12, 10 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Loss, 27 saves on 29 shots
    Season totals: 14 GP, 7-6-0-0, 3.23 GAA, .903 sv%, 0 SO

    Florida had their road winning streak snapped at six games when Todd Ford and the Stingrays shut them out Friday night. Florida only managed 20 shots on goal in the game. Mitch Fadden was scoreless for only the fifth time this season. Janus has lost two in a row.

  • 5 years 51 weeks ago

    Norfolk needs to start defending its home ice better.

    ALB-4
    NOR-3 (OT)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 31 shots for the overtime loss. He, like the rest of the Admirals, has struggled mightily to protect third period leads.

    First Period
    NOR Wright, (7) (Fornataro, Wishart), 2:38
    NOR Harju, (14) (Durno, Wishart), 5:04
    ALB Swift, (7) (Davis), 12:55

    Second Period
    ALB Eckford, (2) (Anderson, Gionta), 2:45
    NOR Berry, (9) (Durno), 15:56

    Third Period
    ALB Anderson, (11) (Gionta, Wiseman), 17:57

    Overtime
    ALB Zharkov, (7) (McIntyre), 2:19

    Newly minted captain Chris Durno was the game's third star. Durno's +15 rating is tied for fifth in the league, two pluses back of AHL co-leader Radko Gudas.

    Even despite his time up with the big club, Johan Harju still is tied for seventh in the league in goals at 14, three back of Max Pacioretty's mark.

    Ty Wishart has points in 4 straight games after having earned just 2 points in his previous 13 games.

    Norfolk sits six points back of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for first in the East Division. Count the number of leads they've blown, though: 10/29 and 10/30 against Portland, 11/5 against Charlotte, 11/12 against Adirondack, 11/13 against Bridgeport, 11/24 against Charlotte, and tonight, 12/17 against Albany. That's up to eight points that Norfolk has left on the ice in games where they've held leads in the third period. If Norfolk protected those leads, they'd have the best record in the AHL right now.

    The other trend that continues to be a concern is the disparity between Norfolk's road winning percentage (.737) and its home winning percentage (.600). A .600 winning percentage isn't bad, mind you, but when you compare it with the Penguins' .750 mark at home or their .846 mark on the road, it's clear that there needs to be improvement if the Admirals expect to win the division. It's even more important when one considers the Admirals have 30 home games left on their schedule and just 21 on the road. They have to start protecting their home ice better. With the travel other teams have to do to get to Norfolk and the intimidating crowd at Scope, Norfolk should be much better than it has been at home.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 years 51 weeks ago

    Sweden 3 @ Russia 5
    Vasily Koshechkin, Russia, Win, 24/27, 3.00 GAA, .889 sv%
    Tournament totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .889 sv%

    Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had 1 goal and 3 points in Russia's 5-3 tournament-opening win over Sweden. Ex-Lightning camper Niklas Persson had a goal in the match for the Swedes.

    Elsewhere, former Lightning prospect Marek Kvapil had a goal and scored the shootout winner in the Czech Republic's 3-2 victory over Finland. Former Lightning draft pick Ivan Rachunek also appeared in the match for the Czechs.

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