Game Night Results

  • 6 years 13 weeks ago

    First five game winning streak since 2007.


    Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 20 shots for the win.

    First Period
    07:06 TB Malone (4), Stamkos (16), St Louis (20)(PP)
    15:37 TB Malone (5), Stamkos (17), Purcell (10)(PP)

    Second Period
    04:53 TB Stamkos (21), Downie (9), St Louis (21)
    11:05 TB Clark (5), Downie (10), Purcell (11)(PP)
    16:56 TB Hedman (1), Ritola (2), Bergenheim (6)

    Third Period
    03:58 NYR Eminger (1), Stepan (8)
    12:51 NYR Boyle (10), Staal (3), Prust (6)(SH)
    18:56 NYR Stepan (5), Gaborik (6), Del Zotto (5)(PP)

    Steven Stamkos, Ryan Malone, and Steve Downie were the game's three stars. It was forty minutes of some of the best hockey of the year, followed by twenty minutes of the team letting its foot off the gas a bit and starting to freelance a bit and play outside of the team system, especially on the power play, as they tried to get Malone his hat trick goal. They'll take the two points and learn from that third period, hopefully, and get ready for a big game against the Caps. The Lightning have maintained contact in the standings at 4 points back with a game in hand. A win against Washington really sends a message.

    By the way, Malone's two power play goals and the Clark goal were Exhibit A on how teams cheating to try to take away Stamkos on the power play are just playing Russian Roulette. They left Malone in front for two easy rebound goals by cheating toward Stamkos and then left Downie wide open for a one timer up the slot on the Clark goal. And, what's funny is, Stamkos still had about three really good chances from around the left wing circle anyway. Teams are going to start weighing the risk-reward of overplaying to Stamkos' side now, and I don't think that's a gamble where the team that does it wins. He's got such a quick release there's still a decent chance he's going to get his shot off anyway, and you're surrendering the front of the net or a shot from dead center up the slot in the process. Heaven help the league when that unit gets Lecavalier back in the right wing circle, because if he can pound a few one timers home like he used to back-in-the-day, it's going to create absolute chaos in the assistant coaching community.

    Mattias Ritola had an assist and was +1 with 3 shots in 8:04. He darned near had a goal on the first shift on the Lightning's last power play.

    Dana Tyrell had 1 blocked shot in 13:36. It's crazy to see his stat line so blank, because he was definitely involved in tonight's play. He played well again.

    Blair Jones had 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 8:34. I've seen him play better. It's not for lack of effort. He just seems to be playing tight, perhaps.

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  • 6 years 13 weeks ago

    Norfolk suffers a sickening defeat late.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 34 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    CHA Nash, (4) (Terry, Samson), 1:29
    NOR Fornataro, (5) (Wright, Szczechura), 6:22

    Second Period
    CHA Rodney, (2) (Boychuk, Dalpe), 3:20
    NOR Labrie, (1) (Simek, Durno), 5:02
    NOR Labrie, (2) (Angelidis), 14:36

    Third Period
    CHA Dalpe, (8) (Bowman), 19:07
    CHA Dalpe, (9) (Samson, FitzGerald), 19:18

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie was the second star of the game.

    To give up a pair of goals in the final minute of the game to lose is a bad, bad way to fall. Norfolk uncharacteristically was outshot 16-7 in the final frame, leading to the defeat. Unfortunately, the Admirals have been a team that does not always protect its leads so far this season, and tonight's failure is particularly costly because Charlotte jumps back ahead of Norfolk into second place in the division and they lose two points on first place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

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  • 6 years 13 weeks ago


    Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Rimouski Oceanic 2
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 2-8-10, +6, 16 PIM

    Gatineau’s Jean-Gabriel Pageau (undrafted) scored the game winner with one second left in the game.


    Regina Pats 3 @ Kamloops Blazers 4 (OT)
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (high sticking)
    Season totals: 24 GP, 14-8-22, -9, 38 PIM

    Ashton now has goals in 3 straight games, in 7 of his last 8 games, and 11 of his past 16. Regina has been playing better lately, at least getting a point out of their losses.

    Swift Current Broncos 2 @ Saskatoon Blades 6
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 22 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 43 PIM

    Zahn’s streak of First Star awards ended at one.

  • 6 years 13 weeks ago

    Trenton Devils 3 @ Florida Everblades 2
    C Mitch Fadden: 1-0-1, -1, 2 PIM (roughing), 2 SOG, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 17 GP, 9-14-23, +2, 20 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play.
    Season totals: 14 GP, 4-2-6, -6, 10 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Loss, 34 saves on 37 shots.
    Season totals: 9 GP, 4-4-0-0, 3.64 GAA, .894 sv%, 0 SO

    Janus had a good game and improved his numbers, but the Everblades fell at home to Trenton. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman took in the game Tuesday. Mitch Fadden had the game’s opening goal, coming on a wrist shot from the circle while on a 5 on 3 power play. Florida’s record evened at 9-9 on the season.

  • 6 years 13 weeks ago

    Timra 2 @ Sodertalje 1
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 10 GP, 1-6-0, 0 SO, 2.75 GAA, .886 sv%

    Riku Helenius sat backup in Sodertalje's 2-1 loss to Timra. Ex-Blues draft pick Daniel Corso had a goal in the match for Timra.

    Kazan 2 @ Chelyabinsk 3 (OT)
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 19 GP, 1-1-2, E, 14 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov was -1 in 12:55 in Kazan's 3-2 overtime loss to Chelyabinsk. Ex-King and Predator Vitali Yachmenev scored a goal in the match for Chelyabinsk.

    Yaroslavl 3 @ Cherepovets 0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 14 GP, 5-9-0, 1 SO, 3.14 GAA, .900 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin did not dress for Cherepovets' 3-0 loss to Yaroslavl. Rostislav Stana made 17 saves in the loss for Cherepovets.

    CSKA 4 @ Dynamo Riga 5
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 25 GP, 8-6-14, -2, 26 PIM

    Martins Karsums had a goal in 18:26 in Riga's 5-4 win over CSKA. Defenseman Yakov Rylov had 3 assists in the match for CSKA.

  • 6 years 13 weeks ago

    ... And you keep winning...


    Mike Smith allowed 1 goal on 27 shots for the win.

    First Period

    Second Period
    03:26 TB Tyrell (2), Jones (6), Thompson (6)
    05:15 TB Stamkos (20), St Louis (19), Downie (8)
    11:36 TB Purcell (4), Moore (4), Malone (9)

    Third Period
    10:38 BOS Ryder (6), Wheeler (4), Caron (3)

    Martin St. Louis, Dominic Moore, and Pavel Kubina were the game's three stars.

    The Lightning absolutely dominated Boston for about 36 of the first 40 minutes, and outshot Boston 36-27 overall on the game, with a ton of chances. They could've scored another 8 like in Philly if not for the play of Tuukka Rask. That's a nice statement to make on national TV.

    Mathieu Roy had 1 hit in 2:51. Nice work if you can get it.

    Dana Tyrell had a goal and was +1 with 2 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 12:33. That was probably his best NHL game thus far, and not just because of the goal he got going into a high traffic area. His speed was evident, and he got himself another nice chance from the left wing circle he just shot wide with Rask screened. The most impressive thing I saw, though, was Tyrell almost knocked Zdeno Chara off the puck at one point after Steve Downie almost got killed trying to run at Chara. How strong is Dana Tyrell if he can move a mountain like Chara?

    Blair Jones was scoreless in 6:01.

    Expect moves to be made with Ritola coming off suspension and Gagne seemingly close to returning.

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  • 6 years 13 weeks ago

    Norfolk takes Charlotte to the woodshed.


    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the win. It was another sub-.900 performance, but he did shut the door in the final two periods, so there's still positives to take away.

    First Period
    NOR Durno, (6) (Quick, Milam), 1:05
    CHA Dalpe, (7) (Bowman, Rodney), 3:30 (PP)
    CHA Micflikier, (9) (Boychuk, Carson), 4:37 (PP)
    NOR Durno, (7) (Giliati), 8:31
    CHA Samson, (12) (Nash, Boychuk), 14:07
    NOR Harju, (8) (Berry, Fritz), 16:48

    Second Period
    NOR Vernace, (3) (Durno), 11:09
    NOR Harju, (9) (Angelidis), 16:40

    Third Period
    NOR Wright, (5) , 1:00 (SH)
    NOR Giliati, (2) (Vernace), 5:16

    Chris Durno, Johan Harju, and Michael Vernace were the game's three stars. It's great to see a pair of goals by Harju. You always wonder how a player is going to respond the first time they get sent back down to the minors, especially a European player. Harju appears to have responded well. Same thing with James Wright, who had a shorty tonight in garbage time.

    Stefano Giliati had 1 goal and 1 assist tonight. That's my guy. Don't look now, but the Montreal native has 5 points in 11 games this season.

    As of this posting, Chris Durno and Radko Gudas are tied for second in the AHL with a +12 rating, one back of Portland's Drew Schiestel.

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  • 6 years 13 weeks ago

    Chelyabinsk 4 @ Dynamo Riga 1
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 24 GP, 7-6-13, -3, 26 PIM

    Martins Karsums was scoreless in 15:26 in Riga's 4-1 loss to Chelyabinsk. Ex-AHL star Raymond Giroux had a pair of helpers in the match for Chelyabinsk.

    Kazan 4 @ Spartak Moscow 1
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 18 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 14 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless and took a minor penalty for roughing in 14:46 in Kazan's 4-1 win over Spartak Moscow. Ex-Thrashers second rounder Ilya Nikulin had a pair of assists in the match for Kazan.

    Nizhnekamsk 0 @ Cherepovets 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 14 GP, 5-9-0, 1 SO, 3.14 GAA, .900 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin sat backup to a 20 save shutout by Rostislav Stana and Cherepovets. Stana is now 8-4-0 with 3 shutouts, a 1.96 GAA, and a .932 save percentage.

  • 6 years 13 weeks ago


    Prince George Spruce Kings 1 @ Penticton Vees 10
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 3-1-4, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 25 GP, 12-16-28, 8 PIM

    It was a good day for the Fighting Sioux Sunday as O’Donnell notched his first BCHL hat trick (and an assist), while fellow North Dakota commit Mark MacMillian had a hatter plus 2 assists for First Star honors in a Vees win. Penticton scored 7 times in the second period, including O’Donnell’s 3. MacMillian was chosen by Montreal in the fourth round of this past summer’s draft. He’s a native of Penticton.


    Gatineau Olympiques 3 @ Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 2-8-10, +5, 16 PIM

    Janosik has 5 assists in his last 7 games. B-C hasn't won in 25 games (0-19-3-3).


    Barrie Colts 4 @ Oshawa Generals 7
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Win, 22 saves on 26 shots.
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 9-3-1-1, 3.41 GAA, .879 sv%, 1 SO

    Despite the win, which is obviously the priority, Zador’s GAA and save percentage numbers actually got worse. At this point, however, the only way Zador will regain his No.1 position is to keep getting victories. His partner in net, Kevin Bailie, is 4-2-1-1 with a 2.60 GAA and .899 save percentage.

  • 6 years 13 weeks ago


    Fargo Force 8 @ Waterloo Black Hawks 3
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-1-2, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 6-6-12, +7, 10 PIM

    Fargo is now in full force after the WJACs, putting up 8 goals on 25 shots in Waterloo Saturday night. Mullin’s goal, his sixth of the year, was scored shorthanded into an empty net in the 13th minute of the third period – a period in which Waterloo didn’t have a goalie for most of it. Fargo was up 5-1 in the 11th minute when Waterloo went on the power play. They pulled their goalie and scored, making it 5-2, then did it again for a 5 on 3 immediately after and scored again, making it 5-3. Mullin scored into the empty net in the 13th minute, then Fargo scored 2 more empty netters, in the 15th and 18th minute while Waterloo had extra attackers. The game also featured a line brawl where all 10 players were ejected with 5 minutes to go. Old time hockey! (except without 2 goalies)


    Montreal Juniors 4 @ Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 2-0-2, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits, *First Star*
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 2-7-9, +8, 2 PIM

    Landry (pictured with Volts) scored his first goal of the year to give the Juniors a 3-2 lead late in the second period, then added the game winner with 2:01 remaining. He has really come on offensively as of late.


    Windsor Spitfires 6 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5 (OT)
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 0-2-2, -10, 40 PIM

    Windsor defenseman Ryan Ellis (Predators) scored his second of the game in overtime to lead the Spits to a win. Ellis had 2 goals and 2 assists in the game.

    Peterborough Petes 3 @ Belleville Bulls 6
    C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 1-3-4, +2, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 24 GP, 13-15-28, -2, 31 PIM

    Panik exploded after a recent slump with a 4-point night. Teammate Luke Judson (undrafted) had 2+2 for First Star.

    Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 2
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play.
    Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

    Schemitsch is still day-to-day with an upper-body injury, but it’s turning into week-to-week.


    Regina Pats 3 @ Chilliwack Bruins 2 (SO)
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 23 GP, 13-8-21, -9, 36 PIM

    Ashton now has goals in 6 of his last 7 games. No 3 stars were listed in the game report. Ashton did not convert his shootout attempt for Regina, who are on a little 1-0-1 streak and have tied Prince Albert for second last in their division.

    Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Prince George Cougars 1 (OT)
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 23 GP, 18-10-28, -5, 6 PIM

    That’s two home games in a row the Cougars have dropped to last-place Kelowna. Actually, with the win Kelowna jumped into a tie with PG in points and one ahead of Kamloops. Connolly is starting to heat up again; he has 3 goals in his last 2 games, and 4 in 3 if you count the Canada-Russia Super Series. Len Barrie’s son, Tyson, had 2 assists for the Rockets.

    Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
    Season totals: 22 GP, 2-5-7, +6, 43 PIM

    Blades captain Teigan Zahn scored his second of the year. He didn’t score at all last year, but has a career-high of 5, set 2 seasons ago. His plus-6 rating is currently a career high.

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