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  • 6 years 20 weeks ago

    Elitserien Regular Season
    Brynas 3 @ Sodertalje 2 (SO)
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%

    If Sodertalje misses the postseason and/or has to enter this year's promotion/relegation round, they'll be kicking themselves over the missed opportunities of the last two games. One game removed from a disheartening overtime loss, Sodertalje coughed up a late lead against Brynas and fell in the shootout to lose a critical 2 points in the standings. Ottawa draft pick Jakub Silfverberg scored on a 2-man advantage with the goaltender pulled with 1:10 left in regulation to force overtime and was the only successful shooter in the shootout to lead Brynas to the win. Sodertalje now finds themselves 2 points out of the final playoff spot in the Elitserien and 1 point out of 10th, which is the last spot in the league that avoids the promotion/relegation round, with 2 regular season games remaining. However, due to their league-worst -33 goal differential, none of the tiebreak scenarios are in Sodertalje's favor right now. Their final 2 games are against Timra (9th) and HV 71 (3rd). Given their proximity in the standings, that game against Timra on Thursday is shaping up to be a must-win for Sodertalje.

    KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
    (2)Dynamo Moscow 3 @ (7)Dynamo Riga 1
    Dynamo Riga Leads the Series 3-2
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 17-15-32, -3, 46 PIM
    Playoff totals: 5 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 6 PIM

    Martins Karsums was scoreless in 18:21 in Riga's 3-1 Game Five loss to Dynamo Moscow. Moscow forces a Game Six with the victory. Riga will try again to close out the series on Thursday.

    (4)Mytischi 2 @ (5)Cherepovets 1
    Mytischi Leads the Series 3-2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 31/33, 2.04 GAA, .939 sv%
    Season totals: 32 GP, 18-14-0, 2 SO, 2.92 GAA, .906 sv%
    Playoff totals: 5 GP, 2-2-1, 0 SO, 2.47 GAA, .941 sv%

    Ex-Lightning draft pick Fedor Fedorov had 1 goal and 1 assist and ex-NHLer Jan Bulis also scored to lead Mytischi to a critical Game Five win over Cherepovets, assuming a 3-2 series lead. The series will continue on Thursday with Vasily Koshechkin trying to help his team stave off elimination.

    Elsewhere, Yaroslavl defeated Dynamo Minsk 2-1 in overtime to assume a 3-2 lead in the other active Western Conference playoff series. St. Petersburg is already through after a 4-0 sweep of Spartak Moscow.

  • 6 years 20 weeks ago

    BCHL

    BCHL Interior Conference Quarterfinals – Game 3

    Penticton Vees 4 @ Quesnel Millionaires 4 (OT)
    Vees lead Best of 7 series 3-0

    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: Did not play - injured
    Season totals: 58 GP, 29-43-72, 28 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-2-2, 5 PIM

    O’Donnell has missed games two and three due to an injury sustained when he fell during a Game 1 fight. Penticton put up 50 shots in Game 3, including 20 in the second period, but needed overtime to secure the win and take a commanding 3-0 series lead.

  • 6 years 20 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    (7)Astana 2 @ (2)Kazan 4
    Kazan Sweeps the Series 4-0
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
    Season totals: 44 GP, 2-4-6, +6, 32 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Ex-NHLer Alexei Morozov had a pair of helpers while fellow ex-NHLer Niko Kapanen chipped in a goal to help Kazan defeat Astana 4-2 in Game Four of their opening round series. Defending champion Kazan advances to the semifinal round with the victory.

    Elsewhere, Ufa also advanced to the semifinals by sweeping Novosibirsk. They join Kazan and St. Petersburg as clubs that have clinched a spot in the next round. Dynamo Riga can advance tomorrow with a victory in Game Five over Dynamo Moscow. The other four opening round series are currently deadlocked at 2-2.

  • 6 years 20 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 1 @ Gatineau Olympiques 6
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 53 GP, 7-20-27, +12, 30 PIM

    Tommy Tremblay (undrafted) and Hubert Labrie (undrafted) both had a pair of goals for the Olympiques. Labrie only had one goal for the season coming into the game.

    Moncton Wildcats 5 @ Montreal Juniors 6 (SO)
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 11-27-38, +23, 26 PIM

    Montreal won the shootout 2-1. Landry did not participate in the skills competition.

    OHL

    Kingston Frontenacs 2 @ Guelph Storm 4
    C/W Richard Panik, GUE: Did not play (injured – sprained ankle)
    With Guelph: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 34 PIM
    With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
    Season totals: 49 GP, 26-29-55, -6, 67 PIM

    Panik remains out with a sprained ankle. The Guelph Mercury reports he is expected to miss another week.

    Owen Sound Attack 4 @ Oshawa Generals 3 (OT)
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm)
    Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (head injury)
    With Attack: 11 GP, 7-2-0-0, 3.19 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO
    With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 17-5-1-1, 3.29 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

    Schemitsch is expected to miss another 3-4 weeks with a broken arm. Zador is day-to-day after taking a shot to the head in warm-ups vs. London.

    WHL

    Tri-City Americans 0 @ Vancouver Giants 5
    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (slashing)
    With Tri-City: 22 GP, 9-18-27, +3, 41 PIM
    With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 25-29-54, -9, 85 PIM

    The Americans have now lost five of their last six games.

    Prince George Cougars 3 @ Chilliwack Bruins 4 (SO)
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 2-0-2, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 51 GP, 39-23-62, -2, 26 PIM

    Connolly scored twice in the first period to give him 39 for the year and set a new career best for points in a season. Unfortunately for the Cougars, they let that 2-0 lead falter and the Bruins ended up with a shootout win. Connolly failed to convert his shootout attempt.

  • 6 years 20 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 3 @ South Carolina Stingrays 4 (OT)
    C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
    Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 38 GP, 10-12-22, -10, 29 PIM

    The Everblades got some reinforcements with the return of Alex Imbeault and Francis Lemieux back from Connecticut of the AHL. Lemieux is second in the league’s scoring race. Mitch Fadden is tied for 14th despite not playing for the last two months. The two returnees combined for just two assists Sunday, but Florida was able to flirt with 30 shots again. Hutchings extended his season-high point streak to four games with a goal and an assist. The first year pro has battled injuries and inconsistency this season, but has eight points in his last eight games. Florida had a 3-0 lead Sunday before letting the game slip away. With Curtis McElhinney likely being sent to Norfolk from Tampa Bay, Jaroslav Janus should be returning soon to southwest Florida.

  • 6 years 20 weeks ago

    Norfolk comes from behind for its biggest win of the season.

    NOR-4
    ALB-3

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 20 shots for the victory. It's not a good percentage for the game, but he does finish the month of February with a 4-1-2 mark, 1 shutout, a 2.06 GAA, and a .917 save percentage, which is more in line with the numbers he put up last season. He also evened his ledger up at 14-14-4 for the year.

    First Period
    NOR Milam, (11) (Ritola, Barberio), 9:07 (PP)
    NOR Barberio, (7) (Ritola, Harju), 10:28 (PP)
    ALB Henrique, (19) (Zalewski, Anderson), 16:04

    Second Period
    ALB Leach, (2) (Magnan, Anderson), 5:28
    ALB Anderson, (18) (Henrique, Zalewski), 16:41 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Harju, (19) (Ritola, Barberio), 0:23 (PP)
    NOR Jones, (18) (Milam, Harju), 4:39

    Mark Barberio and Johan Harju were the game's first and third stars after guiding a shining Admirals performance on the power play. Barberio finished with 1 goal and 2 assists in the game, all on the power play. Barberio now has 7 goals and 22 points for the season, and today was his first 3 point game as a pro. Another game or so like that would really help him chase down that 30 point mark for the season. Harju, Norfolk's All-Star, now has 19 goals, which is 1 ahead of Blair Jones and 2 ahead of Marc-Antoine Pouliot for the team lead. The race is on to see who gets to 20 first, but it sure looks like all 3 will make it.

    Today's win was very important in the standings. With Binghamton losing to Adirondack, Norfolk moved into a tie with the Senators at 71 points and the Admirals temporarily will hold the 4th spot in the division by virtue of a better winning percentage. The team also cashed in 1 of its games in hand on Charlotte and is now 5 points back of the 3rd place Checkers with 3 games still in hand. So, although I'm not sure I'd be thrilled about a first round series against Hershey, Norfolk is starting to get a handle again on their own destiny. In the crossover, Worcester won and Springfield lost, so the Sharks climbed to 3rd in the Atlantic Division and Springfield remains tied with Connecticut at 64 points. Norfolk holds a 7 point lead on both teams with 1 game in hand on the Whale and 2 games in hand on the Falcons. So, Norfolk appears to have arrested their slow recession with today's win and they're now 5-3-0-2 in their last 10 games.

    There are 21 games remaining in the regular season and Norfolk moves on to play Hershey at home on Wednesday night. They'll be back in Albany on Friday, then in Hershey on Saturday, before a critical game in Binghamton on Sunday. It's a big week coming up for the Admirals. If they ran the table, they could cut the Bears' lead for 2nd in the division to not more than 5 points, although that's a big if. Norfolk should get goaltender Curtis McElhinney into the fold for the week, barring an unexpected waiver claim by another team. McElhinney hasn't seen AHL action since 2007-2008 with Quad City when he was 20-18-2 with 3 shutouts, a 2.28 GAA, and a .911 save percentage. He was outstanding in the AHL in 2006-2007 with the Omaha Knights where he had a phenomenal 35-17-1 record with 7 shutouts, a 2.13 GAA, and a .917 save percentage. So, he's been an excellent player in the AHL and he should bring a lot to the table for Norfolk down the stretch and into the playoffs.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 years 21 weeks ago

    It wasn't pretty, but the Lightning get back-to-back quality wins.

    TB-2
    NYR-1

    Dwayne Roloson allowed 1 goal on 23 shots for the victory. After languishing, record-wise, behind a bad Islanders club up until his trade to Tampa, Roloson is now just 1 game under the .500 mark at 18-19-2 for the season. He was 6-13-1 with the Islanders and is 12-6-1 with the Lightning.

    First Period
    05:04 TB St Louis (24), Downie (19)

    Second Period
    09:42 NYR Prust (10), McDonagh (5), Boyle (12)(SH)

    Third Period
    02:40 TB Lecavalier (15), St Louis (51), Purcell (25)(PP)

    Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier were the game's first and second stars. Now at 75 points, St. Louis has raced like a cheetah up the league leaders list and is now in 3rd, 3 points back of Steven Stamkos and 4 points back of Daniel Sedin. With the way he's turned on the jets, he might not be a bad bet to win his second NHL scoring title. Lecavalier, for his part, is now just 5 goals shy of his 11th straight 20 goal season. Recalling how he reacted when he got to 20 in a down 2001-2002 campaign, I know the 20 goal plateau is a big deal for Vinny, and I suspect you're going to see him go hard to get it with 20 games remaining in the regular season.

    The Lightning sweep the season series against the Rangers. You know that has to burn John Tortorella up. The Lightning broke up a big winning streak by a Devils team that was feeling very good about itself and beat the Rangers today after New York smoked the Caps like a fine Hav-a-Tampa cigar, and no doubt was feeling pretty good about itself as well. That's not easy to accomplish, so that's the good news. The bad news is the Lightning's power play reverted back to being a terrible mess, with the exception of the 5-on-3 winner they converted. You can't go far in the playoffs if your power play doesn't have it together. The Lightning have all the weapons in the world to turn it around, and part of me thinks Boucher and the coaching staff may be hiding their best stuff until the playoffs when they'll start doing more through Stamkos again, but they stunk on toast today, and they won't go anywhere in the playoffs if things don't improve.

    Tampa Bay re-opens their lead on Washington in the division to 5 points and hold 1 game in hand. They also moved to within 5 points of Philly for first in the conference after the Flyers stubbed their toe against Ottawa last night. The Lightning's schedule becomes pretty favorable after they get through the next week and a half. They draw Boston, Washington, and Chicago during that stretch, with New Jersey also playing well of late and Montreal looking like a solid playoff team. However, in the final 15 games, they get Ottawa (3 times), Florida (2 times), Toronto, the Islanders, and Buffalo, which would all miss the playoffs if they started today. They also get Carolina, which is clinging to 8th in the East, 3 more times. The conditions are favorable for the Lightning to close things out, and if they don't they only have themselves to blame.

    And for the record, if you're asking me who I'd like to see the Lightning play in the first round, the Rangers scare the heck out of me despite the season sweep. They have goaltending, good coaching, and they work their bags off. I'd much rather see the Hurricanes or Canadiens in the opening round. The Lightning had to battle their rear ends off against the Rangers this year, even in a few games that were essentially blow-outs but where Torts wouldn't allow his club to lay down. They're dangerous.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 6 years 21 weeks ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    (7)Astana 1 @ (2)Kazan 6
    Kazan Leads the Series 3-0
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 44 GP, 2-4-6, +6, 32 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov saw the ice for the first time in this playoff season and was scoreless in 12:27 in Kazan's 6-1 Game Three win over Astana. The defending Gagarin Cup champions are cruising through the first round, and they got 2 goals and 2 assists today from former NHLer Alexei Morozov in their victory.

    KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
    (7)Dynamo Riga 2 @ (2)Dynamo Moscow 1 (OT)
    Dynamo Riga Leads the Series 3-1
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 17-15-32, -3, 46 PIM
    Playoff totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +1, 6 PIM

    Krisjanis Redlihs, one of three Redlihs' in the Riga lineup and a former Devils draft pick, scored a power play goal at 19:43 of the first overtime to stake Riga to a 2-1 Game Four victory. The win extends Riga to a 3-1 series lead, and the club is now 1 win from upsetting 2nd seed Dynamo Moscow. Riga made a Cindarella run deep into the KHL playoffs a season ago as the 8th seed, and they're back instigating trouble this year. Martins Karsums assisted on a Girts Ankipans goal and took a minor for slashing in 19:01 in the match for Riga.

    (5)Cherepovets 1 @ (4)Mytischi 8
    Series Tied at 2-2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 8/11, 12.37 GAA, .727 sv%
    Season totals: 32 GP, 18-14-0, 2 SO, 2.92 GAA, .906 sv%
    Playoff totals: 4 GP, 2-1-1, 0 SO, 2.60 GAA, .941 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin's hot goaltending was cooled off as Mytischi rose up and put a snowman on Cherepovets to even their opening round series at 2-2. Ex-Lightning draft pick Fedor Fedorov scored a pair of goals for Mytischi in the victory.

    Elsewhere, St. Petersburg became the first KHL club to make it through to the Semifinals, completing a sweep of Spartak Moscow with a 4-3 Game Four victory today. Kazan and Ufa hold 3-0 leads in their series and could advance with wins tomorrow.

  • 6 years 21 weeks ago

    USHL

    Lincoln Stars 3 @ Fargo Force 6
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals: 39 GP, 18-29-47, +25, 22 PIM

    Mullin (pictured) now has five points in his last two games. His unassisted, shorthanded goal early in the third period was the first of four straight goals for the Force in the period. They’d add another after Lincoln scored to make it 5-3. Mullin is ninth in the league in scoring and third in plus/minus.

    QMJHL

    Gatineau Olympiques 2 @ Shawinigan Cataractes 1
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 52 GP, 7-20-27, +11, 30 PIM

    Gatineau was outshot by a 2:1 margin (34-17), yet squeezed out a victory in Shawinigan when Philip-Michael Devos (undrafted) scored his 41st goal of the season late. Devos (5-11, 184) leads the Q scoring race with 98 points in 60 games.

    OHL

    Guelph Storm 3 @ Owen Sound Attack 4
    C/W Richard Panik, GUE: Did not play (injured – sprained ankle)
    With Guelph: 22 GP, 12-12-24, -6, 34 PIM
    With Belleville: 27 GP, 14-17-31, E, 33 PIM
    Season totals: 49 GP, 26-29-55, -6, 67 PIM
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm)
    Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not dress
    With Attack: 11 GP, 7-2-0-0, 3.19 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO
    With Oshawa: 18 GP, 10-3-1-1, 3.36 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO
    Season Totals: 29 GP, 17-5-1-1, 3.29 GAA, .885 sv%, 1 SO

    This could have been a match-up featuring three Lightning prospects, but none even made it into uniform. No word so far on why Zador didn't dress.

    WHL

    Tri-City Americans 1 @ Spokane Chiefs 3
    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    With Tri-City: 21 GP, 9-18-27, +3, 37 PIM
    With Regina: 29 GP, 16-11-27, -12, 44 PIM
    Season Totals: 50 GP, 25-29-54, -9, 77 PIM

    The Chiefs have TC’s number. Saturday night Spokane beat their division rivals for the fourth time in the last two weeks. As a result, the Ams have now fallen six points behind Spokane. For the season, Spokane has won six of the 10 games played between the two teams. They’ll meet two more times before the season ends.

    Prince George Cougars 3 @ Everett Silvertips 1
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 50 GP, 37-23-60, -4, 26 PIM

    Connolly broke a season-long four game scoreless streak with a goal and an assist Saturday, and tied his career high for points in a season in the process. The Prince George captain had 60 points as a rookie two seasons ago in 65 games. This was a strong bounce-back game for the Cougars after losing 8-0 Friday to Spokane and twice to the Tips last weekend at home. Prince George had been on a five game losing streak.

    Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 1 (SO)
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 63 GP, 3-14-17, +22, 131 PIM

    Saskatoon got a goal from Curtis Hamilton (Oilers) to win the shootout in Moose Jaw.

  • 6 years 21 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 2 @ South Carolina Stingrays 3
    C Mitch Fadden: Did not play (out for 3 months - blood clot).
    Season totals: 37 GP, 15-36-51, -2, 34 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 37 GP, 9-11-20, -10, 29 PIM

    A depleted Blades squad was outshot 39-18, including 17-5 in the second period, yet were three minutes away from gaining an overtime point Saturday. Due to injuries and Jaroslav Janus being called up to Norfolk, Florida had to play recently signed Adam Avramenko as their goaltender. Avramenko was just signed out of the SPHL. South Carolina used Shane Owen in net, who started the year with Moncton of the QMJHL and appeared in one game for Florida last month. Alex Hutchings extended his points streak to three games in the loss. The Everblades have taken a significant hit at forward, too, due to call-ups and injuries. Florida is fifth in the Eastern Conference, three points behind South Carolina for fourth and two in front of Wheeling.

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