Game Night Results

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Eastern Conference
    (1)Yulaev 4 @ (8)Ekaterinburg 1
    Yulaev Leads the Series 2-0
    Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 51 GP, 5-3-8, -18, 20 PIM
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM

    I'd be amazed if Ekaterinburg isn't swept. Juggernaut top seed Yulaev has gotten 9 goals from 9 different players in the first couple of games of their opening round series to stake themselves to a 2-0 series lead over Ekaterinburg. Denis Kazionov played 10:12 in the match.

    (2)Magnitogorsk 3 @ (7)Chelyabinsk 1
    Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 2-0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 27/28, 1.01 GAA, .964 sv%
    Season totals: 49 GP, 25-16-8, 8 SO, 1.96 GAA, .927 sv%
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 2-0, 0 SO, 1.51 GAA, .954 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin has been a brick wall in each of the first two games of this playoff series, sporting a gaudy .954 sv% thus far.

    (3)Kazan 4 @ (6)Astana 2
    Kazan Leads the Series 2-0
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 18-9-27, +7, 18 PIM
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM

    Kazan looks to be in good shape to make the second round, as they beat Astana 4-2 in Game Two. Former NHLer Niko Kapanen had his 3rd goal of the playoffs for Ak Bars in the match.

    (4)Nizhnekamsk 6 @ (5)Omsk 2
    Nizhnekamsk Leads the Series 2-0
    Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 17/21, 6.09 GAA, .810 sv%
    Season totals: 44 GP, 21-17-4, 4 SO, 2.11 GAA, .913 sv%
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-2, 0 SO, 3.65 GAA, .860 sv%

    Things are looking bad for Omsk. Karri Ramo was pulled in the second period of their 6-2 Game Two loss to Nizhnekamsk, putting the team down 2-0 in the series. Former Lightning first round pick Alex Svitov had a goal and former NHLer Jaromir Jagr had 1 goal and 1 assist in the match for Omsk.

    Tomorrow the Eastern Conference plays round three.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    PEI Rocket 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 3
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 1-0-1, E, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 63 GP, 15-43-58, +38, 70 PIM

    Barberio has six points in his last six games after opening the game’s scoring with an unassisted goal. His goal tied his career high for goals in a season at 15, set last year in 66 games. His point total is 12 more than his previous career high, set two seasons ago in 70 games. Moncton, who is tied with Drummondville for the league’s second-best overall record behind St. John, will play Cape Breton in the first round of the playoffs.

    OHL

    Brampton Battalion 3 @ Barrie Colts 7
    LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 1-3-4, +4, 2 PIM (tripping), *First Star*
    Season Totals: 66 GP, 46-33-79, +42, 56 PIM

    This was Hutchings’ (pictured) seventh game this season in which he’s scored at least three points. He has five three-point games, one four-point game (last night), and a five-pointer. He moved into fourth in the league in plus/minus with the plus-4 night. Hutchings is within one assist of his previous career high in that category, set last season in 63 games. His goal total this year is 12 better than his previous best. Unofficially, this was his ninth First Star award of the season. Barrie has clinched the league’s best record and will play Niagara, Sudbury, or Oshawa in the first round.

    Sudbury Wolves 1 @ Peterborough Petes 4
    W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (hooking), *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 49 GP, 7-20-27, -5, 20 PIM
    With Sudbury: 27 GP, 4-13-17, -10, 14 PIM
    With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

    Sointu earning the Wolves’ lone game star on the road is impressive, even if the result for Sudbury was not. The Wolves’ loss, combined with a Niagara shootout loss, means Niagara clinches a playoff spot and Sudbury and Oshawa are the lone teams in the league who haven’t clinched yet still with a chance at going to the postseason. Sudbury is in eighth, three points up on the Gens, with each team having two games remaining.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    The season is officially on life support.

    TB-3
    TOR-4 (OT)

    Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 38 shots for the overtime loss. My kingdom for a netminder who could manage to play 60 minutes and stop at least 90% of the pucks he faces.

    First Period
    TB 18:17, Stamkos 42 (Foster, Lecavalier)(PP)

    Second Period
    TOR 9:29, Stalberg 4 (Caputi, Schenn)
    TOR 16:17, Stalberg 5 (Caputi, Grabovski)
    TB 16:41, Foster 8 (Stamkos, St. Louis)

    Third Period
    TOR 3:37, Bozak 5 (Kessel, Kulemin)
    TB 5:00, Downie 17 (Lundin, St. Louis)

    Overtime
    TOR 3:33, Kessel 23 (Bozak)

    The Lightning did pick up a point. But, it's an ominous sign when you can't beat the worst team in the conference on a night where you know you absolutely know you must have the two points. The scary thing is that, with Carolina getting so hot, there's even a chance the Lightning could finish in the division basement. The Lightning are tied with Atlanta at 66 points and both Florida and Carolina are just behind the team at 64 points. It's pretty bad right now.

    To tell the truth, if I was Jeffrey Vinik, I don't think I'd spare anyone on the hockey operations side right now, other than maybe the amateur scouts. Whether you're on Team Brian or Team Rick, it doesn't matter. When you crash and burn this hard, everyone's job needs to be under scrutiny.

    Paul Szczechura was -1 with 2 shots, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 11:29. He was also 36% on draws.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    KHL Playoffs (Russia)

    3-11-10
    Eastern Conference

    (1)Yulaev 5 @ (8)Ekaterinurg 1
    Yulaev Leads the Series 1-0
    Denis Kazionov, Ekaterinburg, 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM, 6 SOG
    Regular season totals: 51 GP, 5-3-8, -18, 20 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM

    This probably won't end well for Ekaterinurg. Top seed Yulaev got goals from five different goal scorers as they blew out Ekaterinburg in Game One of their opening round playoff series. Lightning prospect Denis Kazionov played 14:54 in the match and led his team with 6 shots on goal. He also took three aggressive minor penalties for cross checking, charging, and roughing. It's a hat trick of minor penalty nastiness.

    (2)Magnitogorsk 5 @ (7)Chelyabinsk 2
    Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 1-0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 35/37, 2.00 GAA, .946 sv%
    Season totals: 49 GP, 25-16-8, 8 SO, 1.96 GAA, .927 sv%
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0, 0 SO, 2.00 GAA, .946 sv%

    Magnitogorsk thumped Chelyabinsk 5-2 despite being outshot 37-33 in the contest. Former NHLers Sergei Fedorov and Stan Chistov each had 1 goal and 1 assist for Magnitogorsk in the victory.

    (3)Kazan 4 @ (6)Astana 3 (OT)
    Kazan Leads the Series 1-0
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 18-9-27, +7, 18 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM

    Former NHLer Niko Kapanen had a pair of goals for Kazan as they defeated Astana in their opening game of the KHL playoffs. The elder Kazionov played 22:53 in the match for Kazan.

    (4)Nizhnekamsk 2 @ (5)Omsk 0
    Karri Ramo, Omsk, Loss, 20/22, 2.02 GAA, .909 sv%
    Season totals: 44 GP, 21-17-4, 4 SO, 2.11 GAA, .913 sv%
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0. 0 SO, 2.02 GAA, .909 sv%

    This much I know to be true: if your team can't score a goal for you, you can't win a playoff game as a goaltender.

    Western Conference
    (1)St. Petersburg 1 @ (8)Riga 3
    Riga Leads the Series 2-0
    Martins Karsums, Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, +7, 16 PIM
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    I smell upset. Riga got 1 goal and 2 assists from Martin Kariya to help defeat St. Petersburg 3-1 and stake Riga to a 2-0 lead over the top seed in their opening round playoff series. Martins Karsums played 17:55 in the match.

    (3)Dynamo Moscow 0 @ (6)Spartak Moscow
    Spartak Leads the Series 2-0
    Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 55 GP, 4-14-18, -10, 38 PIM
    Playoff totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, -2, 8 PIM

    Unfortunately, an upset may also be in the offing for Spartak over Dynamo Moscow as well. Former Flyers farm hand Stefan Rucizka assisted on the only goal of the match by Evgeny Lapenkov. Johan Harju played just 10:43 in the match and was 38% on draws.

    Elitserien (Sweden)

    Sodertalje 3 @ MODO 2
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 31/33, 2.00 GAA, .939 sv%
    Season totals: 8 GP, 3-2-2, 0 SO, 2.60 GAA, .918 sv%

    After sitting backup the past two games, Helenius was back in net for Sodertalje, backstopping them to a 3-2 win over MODO. Former NHLer Markus Naslund had 1 goal and 1 assist in the match for MODO. Sodertalje's regular season concludes on Saturday against Farjestads. They sit 11th in the 12 team league and will miss the playoffs.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Western Conference
    (1)St. Petersburg 0 @ (8)Riga 2
    Riga Leads the Series 1-0
    Martins Karsums, Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, +7, 16 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Martin Kariya had a goal in Riga's 2-0 shutout victory over top seeded St. Petersburg in Game One of their opening round playoff series. Lightning prospect Martins Karsums played 18:28 in the match for Riga.

    (3)Dynamo Moscow 3 @ (6)Spartak Moscow 4 (OT)
    Spartak Leads the Series 1-0
    Johan Harju, Dynamo Moscow, 1-0-1, -1, 8 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 55 GP, 4-14-18, -10, 38 PIM
    Playoff totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, -1, 8 PIM

    Johan Harju scored a goal in his KHL playoff debut, but it was not enough as Kirill Knayzev scored the overtime winner to lift Spartak to a 1-0 series lead in the opening round of the KHL playoffs. Harju also had minor penalties for tripping, roughing, hooking, and interference and was 60% on the 25 draws he took in the match.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    OHL

    Oshawa Generals 3 @ Bellville Bulls 5
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Loss, 20 saves on 23 shots in relief
    Season Totals: 47 GP, 14-26-2-1, 4.06 GAA, .885 sv%, 2 SO
    C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM (boarding)
    Season Totals: 58 GP, 19-18-37, +4, 49 PIM
    With Bulls: 25 GP, 10-9-19, -11, 30 PIM
    With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

    RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 57 GP, 19-14-33, -19, 51 PIM
    With Bulls: 44 GP, 17-13-30, -17, 31 PIM
    With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

    Oshawa desperately needed a win against last-place Belleville to stay in the running for the East’s final playoff spot, but starter Kevin Bailie allowed two goals on 11 early shots and was pulled in favor of Zador, who got the back-door loss for the Gens. Oshawa is not technically eliminated from the playoff race, but might as well be. They have two games left and are three points behind Sudbury, who has a game in hand on the Gens. DeCoste missed the game due to a concussion and Panik (pictured) scored his fifth and sixth points in his last five games. Bulls center Adam Payerl (undrafted in 09) scored four times for Belleville. He now has 16 goals on the year.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Unless the Lightning play Atlanta 10 more times this season, things are looking grim.

    TB-3
    MTL-5

    Antero Niittymaki allowed 4 goals on 13 shots for the loss before giving way to Mike Smith who allowed 1 goal on 15 shots the rest of the way. At least Smitty didn't get stuck with the back door loss.

    First Period
    MTL 2:50, Metropolit 15 (Gomez, Spacek)(PP)
    MTL 12:02, Gomez 12 (unassisted)

    Second Period
    TB 3:47, Stamkos 41 (unassisted)(PP)
    MTL 4:28, Pouliot 16 (Gomez)
    MTL 7:33, Darche 4 (Metropolit, Markov)
    TB 10:03, Walker 1 (Parrish, Veilleux)

    Third Period
    MTL 3:26, Darche 5 (Plekanec, Markov)
    TB 18:53, St. Louis 24 (Stamkos, Foster)

    Bolt Prospects alumni and former overage prospect graduate Mathieu Darche is vengeful against his ex mates. Cold blooded.

    Paul Szczechura was -2 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 11:31. He was also 44% on draws.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    Lulea 3 @ Sodertalje 0
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 7 GP, 2-2-2, 0 SO, 2.68 GAA, .914 sv%

    Helenius sat backup to Pontus Sjogren for the second straight game as Sodertalje was blanked by Johan Harju's former team, Lulea.

  • 6 years 38 weeks ago

    QMJHL

    Montreal Junior 1 @ Moncton Wildcats 4
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 61 GP, 14-43-57, +38, 66 PIM

    Barberio has five points in his last five games.

  • 6 years 39 weeks ago

    OHL

    Barrie Colts 4 @ Bellville Bulls 2
    LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 65 GP, 45-30-75, +38, 54 PIM
    C Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 57 GP, 19-16-35, +3, 47 PIM
    With Bulls: 24 GP, 10-7-17, -12, 28 PIM
    With Windsor: 33 GP, 9-9-18, +15, 19 PIM

    RW Kyle DeCoste, BEL: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 57 GP, 19-14-33, -19, 51 PIM
    With Bulls: 44 GP, 17-13-30, -17, 31 PIM
    With SSM: 13 GP, 2-1-3, -2, 20 PIM

    Barrie beat the Bulls for the second time in a week, and unlike last game, Panik couldn’t find the back of the net for Bellville. He had two in their previous meeting. Hutchings hit 75 points for the first time in his OHL career. Barrie clinched the overall top seed in the OHL with the win. The Bulls have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. According to the Belleville Intelligencer, DeCoste missed the game with a concussion sustained in Bellville’s last match-up with Barrie.

    Sudbury Wolves 2 @ Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 1
    W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 48 GP, 7-20-27, -4, 18 PIM
    With Sudbury: 26 GP, 4-13-17, -9, 12 PIM
    With Ottawa: 21 GP, 3-7-10, +5, 6 PIM

    This was a huge win for the Wolves on the road against a team above them in the standings. With Niagara also winning and Oshawa losing, Sudbury is three points up on Oshawa for the last playoff spot in the East with three games remaining. They are one point behind No.7 Niagara and two behind No.6 Peterborough. While getting the eighth seed means you’re in, you’re also going to face Barrie – the CHL’s top ranked team who has just nine losses.

    Peterborough Petes 6 @ Oshawa Generals 2
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 45 GP, 14-24-2-1, 4.07 GAA, .886 sv%, 2 SO

    The Gens are just now three points behind Sudbury for the final playoff spot with three games remaining. Zador hasn’t played in Oshawa’s last three games (2-1-0).

    WHL

    Vancouver Giants 6 @ Chilliwack Bruins 0
    C/W James Wright, VAN: 1-0-1, +1, 7 PIM (roughing, fighting vs. Shayne Neigum)
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 5-10-15, -1, 13 PIM
    With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

    The Giants broke their four-game losing streak in a big way. Wright scored for the first time since February 15. This was Wright's first fighting major since he took on Atlanta's 6'7" Boris Valabik the day after Christmas. The Giants have basically clinched the B.C. Division title so they’re in line for the West’s No.2 seed, though they are tied for the fourth best point total in the conference with Portland behind Everett, Tri-City, and Spokane. They have three games remaining.

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