Game Night Results

  • 7 years 1 day ago

    Ryan Munce was spectacular Sunday in a 39 save shutout of the Pensacola Ice Pilots earning *First Star* honors and securing a split for the Wolves in the two-game weekend road trip down I-10 to Pensacola. Mississippi won Sunday's match by a score of 1-0 after dropping a heartbreak OT loss to the Pilots Friday night 4-3. Mississippi's 1st goal Friday night was a tally banged home by Norfolk fav Brett Angel after a Stan Lascek wrap-around attempt.

  • 7 years 1 day ago

    Call up Ramo. It's time. Hell, it's past time.

    TB-2
    ATL-6

    Johan Holmqvist allowed 3 goals on 9 shots for the loss before giving way to Marc Denis who allowed 3 goals on 15 shots the rest of the way.

    Look, I understand there was a business decision that had to be made at the start of this season that precluded Karri Ramo making this team over Marc Denis. However, this team is collapsing under the weight of putrid goaltending and the resulting lack in confidence and morale that comes from it. This team is playing joyless hockey. There is no swagger, and the reason is simple: this team has to work hard right now to generate scoring chances and score goals and nothing saps a team of its juice more quickly than pouring on the effort to generate 4 or 5 good scoring chances only to have the other team come down on a relatively harmless play and pop in a soft goal. That happened tonight, and it's been happening all season and now it's finally coming to a head.

    12/10: Lightning-1 at Leafs-6
    Holmqvist 4/22 (L)
    Denis 2/7

    12/13: Flames-9 at Lightning-6
    Holmqvist 4/6
    Denis 4/25 (L)

    12/18: Lightning-2 at Thrashers-6
    Holmqvist 3/9 (L)
    Denis 3/15

    That isn't in the span of a season, or even in the span of a month. That's in the span of 8 days, and you can spread some blame around to the defense and to turnovers by the forwards, but ultimately common sense says you have to look at your goaltending when you allow 6 or more goals in 3 of the last 4 games. It wouldn't be so bad if teams were simply abusing Holmer high glove side like has been prone to happen over the last couple of seasons. It wouldn't be so bad if teams were simply abusing Denis and his slow feet by making plays moving the puck east to west for one time shots. Those are goals that the defense can at least do something to try to prevent. No, what you saw tonight on the Recchi and Thorburn goals where pucks going through Holmer and Denis, and those are the kind of goals that are inexcusable on this level of hockey.

    Now, rather than trading anything that's not nailed down there is a simple move that ought to be made immediately to try and staunch the bleeding. You see, there are folks like me (and I suspect at least one or two people in the organization too) who honestly believe the best goaltender in the organization is playing in Norfolk. Call up Karri Ramo. Call him up because he won't allow pucks to go through him. Call him up because his unflappable swagger might just be contagious. Call him up and see what happens when the team realizes they aren't entering every game spotting the other side (at least) one goal. Call him up because at this stage of the game you just don't have a choice.

    October was the time for business decisions. Fine. It's December, the team is 3 games under .500 and tied for second to last in the conference. Now is the time for a hockey decision. Business be damned.

    Call. Up. Ramo.

    It's time.

    Box score from NHL.com.

  • 7 years 1 day ago

    Johan Harju did not play in Lulea's 3-1 loss to Skelleftea.

    Andreas Holmqvist had 2 assists, 1 on the power play, and 6 penalty minutes as Frolunda shut out Farjestads 4-0.

  • 7 years 2 days ago

    Sweden finished 0-3 in the Channel One Cup on the Euro Tour yesterday. Lightning prospect Johan Harju appeared in the tournament for the Swedes posting an assist and 6 penalty minutes largely in fourth line duty. Russia finished atop the tournament table at 3-0 led by former Lightning prospect Fedor Fedorov.

  • 7 years 3 days ago

    North American junior game results from Saturday and Sunday:

  • 7 years 4 days ago

    Losing sucks.

    WAS-3
    TB-2

    Johan Holmqvist allowed 3 goals on 32 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    Tampa Bay 4:28, Paul Ranger 6 (Vincent Lecavalier)
    Washington 14:26, Tomas Fleischmann 5 (Michael Nylander, Alexander Semin)

    Second Period
    Washington 0:08, Dave Steckel 2 (Brian Pothier)
    Tampa Bay 5:50, Vincent Lecavalier 22 (Vaclav Prospal)

    Third Period
    Washington 5:06, Brian Pothier 3 (Matt Pettinger, Tomas Fleischmann)

    Mathieu Darche was -1 in 16:28 with 2 penalty minutes, 3 shots, and 2 hits.

    Mike Lundin continues to get minimal ice time, playing 11:39 tonight with a -1 rating a 1 blocked shot.

    Blair Jones played 1 shift. 9 seconds. Someone do the math how much money he made on a per second basis tonight. Talk about easy money.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 7 years 4 days ago

    Pretty sad when your goaltender only lets one in and you still lose.

    PHI-1
    NOR-0

    Karri Ramo allowed just 1 goal on 27 shots but the punchless Ads were unable to give the young netminder a sliver of goal support. Ramo drops to 2-4-0 on the season.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    PHI Powe, (2) , 10:08 (SH)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 years 5 days ago

    Friday night's highlights:

    • Jung continues to play well for Kelowna
    • Fadden and Lethbridge make their Top-10 debut
    • Tyrell and Prince George struggling
  • 7 years 5 days ago

    Eventually when you keep subtracting forwards, something like this happens.

    HER-5
    NOR-1

    Karri Ramo held Hershey to 1 goal through 40 minutes but the floodgates opened in the third. He allowed 3 goals on 25 shots in the game for the loss before being lifted for Jonathan Boutin who allowed 2 goals on 4 shots the rest of the way. Norfolk was outshot 29-20 in the game.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    HER Joudrey, (3) (Potulny, McNeill), 8:50

    Third Period
    HER Wilson, (6) (Barney), 3:47
    HER Joudrey, (4) (Potulny, Lepisto), 5:07
    NOR Stewart, (7) , 8:56
    HER Barney, (3) (Wilson, Morgan), 10:14
    HER Potulny, (9) (Lepisto, Wilson), 17:51 (PP)

    Blair Jones was a key cog at forward for Norfolk so far this season playing over 20 minutes a night with a significant power play role. It will take time for the Admirals to adjust to his absence.

    Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 years 5 days ago

    In response to the callup of Blair Jones, the Norfolk Admirals have signed center Bracken Kearns to a professional tryout contract. Kearns, 26, has played 17 games for Reading this season scoring 5 goals and 18 points with 17 penalty minutes. Kearns has one full year worth of AHL experience having played 79 games for Milwaukee in 1996-97 scoring 11 goals and 26 points in 79 games with 59 penalty minutes. The 6'0" 195 lbs forward spent his formative years playing for the University of Calgary of the CIS where he had 12 goals and 35 points in 43 games with 18 penalty minutes as a senior.

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