Game Night Results

  • 6 years 51 weeks ago

    Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 @ Rimouski Oceanic 5
    D Michael Ward, LEW: 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 3-12-15, -3, 41 PIM
    W/C Luca Cunti, RIM: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 27 GP, 7-15-22, +1, 16 PIM

    Rimouski erased a 2-0 early second period deficit to handily defeat the MAINEiacs 5-2.

    Edmonton Oil Kings 2 @ Medicine Hat Tigers 7
    G Torrie Jung, EDM: Did not play
    Season totals: 14 GP, 7-4-0-3, 2.68 GAA, .911 sv%, 2 shutouts

    The reigning CHL Goaltender of the Week got the night off. Well deserved.

  • 6 years 51 weeks ago

    Wow. Radek Smolenak.

    PHI-4 (OT)

    Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 32 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    02:58 PHI Carter (17), (Timonen, Lupul)(PP)
    11:50 TB Recchi (6), (Jokinen, Prospal)(PP)

    Second Period

    Third Period
    00:36 PHI Richards (9), (unassisted)(SH)
    04:36 PHI Carter (18), (Hartnell, Lupul)(PP)
    04:57 TB Prospal (5), (St. Louis, Eminger)(PP)
    15:25 TB Downie (1), (Smolenak, Stamkos)

    02:05 PHI Richards (10), (Timonen, Carter)(PP)

    Steve Downie was named the third star of the game. He was the the fourth most impressive prospect the Lightning had in the game, to me, but ok. I get it. He's a former Flyer.

    I was really impressed with the two callups, particularly Smolenak. I wish there had been more 5-on-5 play in the game so he could have played more. I really liked the energy he had on a line with Artyukhin before R2 got nicked on a boarding major from Scotty Upshall in the first period. Obviously, you can see the flaw in Smolenak's game: he's not a speed merchant. But, you know, there was no fear in the young man. Sometimes these callups get into these games and they act like they're afraid to get a puckmark on their tape because maybe NHL tape is expensive, or something. Not Smolenak. First shift he gets the puck down low and makes a power move to get a shot off from the angle. Third or fourth shift he fights Aaron Asham. Third period he's out there battling down low again and getting off a hard shot from the angle to try to tie up the game. And he gets rewarded with the assist on the tying goal as one of his long slappers generates a rebound for Downie to send the game to OT. That's probably the best NHL debut we've seen from a player since Paul Ranger came up a few games into 2005-2006. Honestly, if he keeps playing like that, one of these old fogies is out of a job.

    Paul Szczechura, very quietly, played some big minutes in this game both at even strength and on the penalty kill. And, you know, that's high praise if you're an NHL rookie in your first game and the coach puts you out there on the PK. It shows the kind of intelligence Szczechura has, and I'm not surprised Tocchet instantly started leaning on the young man. He's just one of those guys who is a coach's dream. I don't think his scoring really projects to the NHL level, and you can see he's still maybe a quarter step slow, but he can outthink 95% of the players he's going up against, and that means he'll have a solid NHL career.

    Bottom line, the Norfolk kids did good tonight, and I loved the energy the new blood brought to the table. And, you know, there's other kids down there knocking on the door like Brandon Segal,Matt Smaby, and Blair Jones. I think it's time to get some of the AARP members out of Tampa and mix some youth and enthusiasm into the team, especially on the forward lines.

    Steve Downie had 1 goal and was +1 with 4 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 2 hits in 10:43.

    Paul Szczechura had 3 shots and was 30% on draws in 15:16.

    Radek Smolenak had an assist and was +1 with a fighting major, and a game high 6 shots on goal in 9:45. And he gets a gold star from me.

    Steven Stamkos had 1 assist, 4 shots, and was 60% on draws in 16:47.

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  • 6 years 51 weeks ago

    Big games from Cunti and Jung ... Tyrell and PG in trouble.

  • 6 years 51 weeks ago

    The Lynx survived a 42 shot onslaught by the Charlotte Checkers snapping an 8 game losing streak by winning in a 2-1 shootout. Lightning goaltending prospect Riku Helenius did not dress for the Lynx after being recalled by Tampa to the Norfolk Admirals. Both Chris Lawrence and Kevin Quick failed to convert on their shootout attempts.

    Checkers owner Michael Kahn has been linked as one of the possible investors to prop up the Lynx $300,000 budget shortfall.

    Augusta 2 @ Charlotte 1 SO
    D Kevin Quick: 0-0-0; E; 0 PIM; 1 SOG
    F Chris Lawrence: 0-0-0; E; 2 PIM (boarding); 1 SOG

    Augusta's record now stands at 6-10-1-2, and next play on Thursday night against the Mississippi Sea Wolves in Gulfport, MS.

  • 6 years 51 weeks ago

    In a home game marred by reports of financial trouble by the 10-year old Augusta franchise, the visiting Charlotte Checkers were merciless defeating the Lynx 6-2 behind a 4 goal 2nd period. Chris Lawrence assisted on the Lynx third period goal. Riku Helenius backed up Mike Brodeur before being recalled to the Norfolk Admirals. This was 2nd straight game that the Lynx lost by a score of 6-2.

    Charlotte 6 @ Augusta 2
    G Riku Helenius: did not play
    D Kevin Quick: 0-0-0; -1; 0 PIM; 5 SOG
    F Chris Lawrence: 0-1-1; +1; 0 PIM; 0 SOG

    Augusta falls to 5-10-1-1, and complete the home-and-home series with the Charlotte Checkers on Sunday.

  • 6 years 51 weeks ago

    I would love it if someone in the organization figured out how to protect a third period lead.


    Mike McKenna allowed 3 goals on 33 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    HER Osala, (16) (Bouchard, Perreault), 3:01

    Second Period
    NOR Potulny, (2) (Bochenski), 4:11

    Third Period
    NOR Curadeau, (1) (Bochenski), 0:40
    HER Giroux, (17) (Aucoin, McNeill), 10:15 (PP)
    HER Joudrey, (2) (Bourque, Gordon), 17:50

    Brandon Bochenski was named the game's second star.

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  • 6 years 51 weeks ago

    Game stars for Jung, Fadden, and Tyrell ... Tokarski's struggles continue.

  • 6 years 51 weeks ago

    Maine Black Bears 2 @ No.13 Vermont Catamounts 3 (Hockey East)
    C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: Did not play.
    Season totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM

  • 6 years 51 weeks ago

    Lightning can't climb out of a three goal first period hole.


    Olaf Kolzig allowed 3 goals on 10 shots before being pulled for Mike Smith who allowed 1 goal in 21 shots for the backdoor loss.

    First Period
    15:20 COL Leopold (4), (Svatos)(PP)
    17:21 COL Wolski (3), (Svatos, Arnason)
    18:57 COL Wolski (4), (Arnason, Svatos)

    Second Period
    12:17 TB Lecavalier (10), (Ranger, Malone)

    Third Period
    03:42 COL Jones (2), (McCormick, Clark)
    09:19 TB Malone (7), (Eminger, Stamkos)(PP)
    15:31 TB Stamkos (3), (Lecavalier, Eminger)(PP)

    Obviously Ryan Malone and Steven Stamkos have started to come around in recent games, but keep an eye on Steve Eminger. The former high Capitals pick is finally starting to live up to his considerable offensive potential.

    It may not come together in time to save this team's playoff ambitions, but we're starting to see some components of this team's future start to come together, both in Tampa and in Norfolk where there are a handful of players starting to get in line to make a move to the next level. Losses aside, I'm starting to get excited about some of the new foundation that is getting laid down.

    Steve Downie had a fight and a blocked shot in 7:39.

    Stamkos had 1 goal and 1 assist and was -1 with 2 shots and 1 hit in 21:42. He was also 50% on draws.

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  • 6 years 51 weeks ago
    Fadden gets the best of Tokarski ... Barberio back in the goal column.
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