Game Night Results

  • 6 years 28 weeks ago

    Tomorrow's headline tonight: Lightning Hosed by Idiot Referees.

    COL-2
    TB-1 (SO)

    Mike Smith stopped 32 of 33 shots and 2 of 2 shooters in the shootout session, only to have the referee make a bogus call to award the Avs a shootout goal they didn't deserve to saddle him with the shootout loss.

    First Period
    03:46 COL Stastny (9), (Smyth, Hejduk)

    Second Period
    07:35 TB Halpern (1), (Malik, Meszaros)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    COL- The Referees
    TB- NONE

    Mike Smith made an absolutely amazing athletic play after missing on the poke check and then going Gumby to his blocker on Milan Hedjuk's shootout bid, and dropped his stick in the process. Now, that is the kind of athletic play the NHL wants to see from its netminders in the shootout after a great goaltender duel all game long between Smith and Raycroft. And then these referees decide that they're going to award Hedjuk a goal based on Smith "throwing his stick?" It's a joke. I thought Rick Tocchet was going to beat the ref to death. He should've. Of all the ways I've seen to lose a game, that's a new one. It surpasses the baloney Chara eye-level bat-in against Boston a couple of years back. It's the new gold standard for poor officiating costing the Lightning a game.

    Oh, and Jussi Jokinen is useless. Please, for the love of all that's holy, let the fat trimming include #36.

    Paul Szczechura was +1 in 13:12 with 2 shots and 2 hits. And he was dynamite as usual.

    Steven Stamkos had 1 shot, 2 hits, 1 blocked shot, and was 33% on draws in 9:15, and he had one terrible shift in the third period with two turnovers and never saw the ice again in the game.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 6 years 28 weeks ago

    Riku Helenius stopped 39 shots through regulation and overtime, but could get no help from his offense, as the Mississippi Sea Wolves fell to the visiting Florida Everblades 2-1 in OT. Helenius surrendered the shutout with less than 4 minutes left in regulation, and then gave up the one-timer blast from Kevin Baker with 30 seconds remaining in OT. Helenius earned second star honors for his effort. The Blades completed a two-night sweep of the Wolves with Mississippi goaltender Jeremy Duschesne allowing 9 Everblades goals on Tuesday night.

    Former Lightning prospect Ryan Munce was released from his PTO with the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) on Wednesday, and was back on the bench for the Sea Wolves backing up Helenius.

    Florida 2 @ Mississippi 1
    G Riku Helenius: 2 GA; 64:31 MIN; 41 SH; 39 SV; *SECOND STAR*

    The Sea Wolves engage the Blades in a two-game rematch in Estero this Friday and Saturday night.

  • 6 years 28 weeks ago

    Team Canada Update
    TSN is reporting Lightning prospect Dana Tyrell is skating at right wing on Canada's top line with super-prospect John Tavares at center and Buffalo 2008 first rounder Tyler Ennis of Medicine Hat (WHL) at left wing. Canada's head coach Pat Quinn said, "The guys that skate with him (Tavares) have to have a few ingredients: Quickness, speed through the middle, and the ability to hunt that puck down." That certainly describes Tyrell, one of the fastest players in the WHL and a tireless worker along the boards. He has also proven to have the ability to chip in a few goals around the net. This is a great opportunity for Tyrell should he be able to stick on that line.

    QMJHL
    Moncton Wildcats 2 @ Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3 (SO)
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 30 GP, 8-17-25, +12, 20 PIM

    Cape Breton took both games of a home-and-home with Atlantic Division leader Moncton. The Screaming Eagles are now five points back of the Wildcats, though they’ve played four more games than Moncton. Barberio did not participate in the shootout.

    WHL
    Kelowna Rockets 3 @ Edmonton Oil Kings 0
    G Torrie Jung, EDM: Loss, 21 saves on 24 shots
    Season totals: 20 GP, 8-8-1-3, 2.79 GAA, .903 sv%, 2 shutouts

    Jung is 0-2 against his former team this year, averaging 3.5 goals against in those match-ups.

  • 6 years 28 weeks ago

    Ramo back from the abyss?

    ALB-1
    NOR-2

    Karri Ramo allowed 1 goal on 27 shots for the win.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NOR Downie, (2) (Keller, Smaby), 5:57
    NOR Smolenak, (9) (Jones, Gratton), 11:18 (PP)
    ALB Ryan, (8) (Petruzalek, Dodge), 17:14

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Radek Smolenak, Bracken Kearns, and Ramo were the game's three stars.

    Chris Gratton made his debut for the Admirals.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 years 28 weeks ago

    WHL
    Swift Current Broncos 1 @ Vancouver Giants 8
    C James Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 33 GP, 13-16-29, +20, 14 PIM

    Wright’s 13th goal of the season matched his career-high, set last year in 60 games.

    Around the WHL: Spokane, playing without Dustin Tokarski while he is preparing for the WJCs with Team Canada, dropped a 3-2 decision to Medicine Hat.

    Team Canada notes: Understandably, Tokarski didn't get much sleep Sunday night awaiting Canada's final decision on who would make the team (Ottawa Citizen):

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    Riku Helenius gave up the game winning goal with 3 minutes remaining as the Gwinnett Gladiators defeated the Mississippi Sea Wolves 3-2 at the Gulf Coast Coliseum Sunday afternoon. Helenius stopped 31 shots in his second straight start for the Wolves.

    Gwinnett 3 @ Mississippi 2
    G Riku Helenius: 3 GA; 59:33 MIN; 34 SH; 31 SV

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    Vasily Koshechkin continues to play well.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    12/5:
    Michal Sersen had four penalty minutes in Bratislava's 3-2 win over Martin.

    12/7:
    Michal Sersen had two penalty minutes in Bratislava's 5-3 loss to Skalica.

    12/9:
    Michal Sersen was scoreless in Bratislava's 5-1 win over Litpovsky Mikulas.

    12/12:
    Michal Sersen had a goal and two penalty minutes in Bratislava's 4-2 win over Poprad.

    12/14:
    Michal Sersen had a goal in Bratislava's 4-3 win over Zilina.

    Sersen now has 4 goals and 13 points in 34 games with 18 penalty minutes and a +9 rating.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    12/6:
    Lauri Tukonen was -1 in Lukko's 3-2 win over TPS.

    12/9:
    Lauri Tukonen had a goal and was +1 in Lukko's 2-0 win over Karpat.

    12/11:
    Lauri Tukonen had a goal and was +1 in Lukko's 3-2 overtime win over HPK.

    12/13:
    Lauri Tukonen had a goal and an assist and was +1 in Lukko's 4-1 win over Blues.

    Through 26 games Tukonen has 8 goals and 17 points with a -8 rating and 22 penalty minutes. Lukko currently sits at 7th on the SM-liiga table.

  • 6 years 29 weeks ago

    12/7:
    Matias Sointu did not play in Ilves Jr. A's 7-2 win over HIFK Jr. A.

    12/10:
    Matias Sointu did not play in Ilves Jr. A's 6-0 loss to Lukko Jr. A.

    12/13:
    Matias Sointu did not play in Ilves Jr. A's 2-1 win over KalPa Jr. A.

    Sointu has been out most of the season with a shoulder injury.

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