Game Night Results

  • 6 years 31 weeks ago

    Western Michigan Broncos 1 @ Mercyhurst Lakers 0
    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, Even, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM

    Sophomore goalie Nick Pisellini stopped 28 shots as the Broncos complete the sweep of the Lakers.

  • 6 years 31 weeks ago

    Enjoy the free wings, Admirals fans.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 36 shots for the victory. He's gotten seven goals of support in each of his two starts this season. It's damned hard to lose when your team is lighting the lamp for you like that.

    First Period
    NOR Szczechura, (2) (Fornataro), 0:27
    NOR Harju, (1) (Jones, Wishart), 3:47
    NOR Durno, (1) (Wishart), 4:11
    WOR Ferriero, (3) (Marcou), 10:58
    WOR Marcou, (2) (Irwin, Hutton), 13:59 (PP)

    Second Period
    NOR Szczechura, (3) (Wright, Roy), 2:39
    NOR Pouliot, (1) (Jones, Harju), 3:46 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Harju, (2) (Roy, Pouliot), 7:11 (PP)
    NOR Durno, (2) (Simek, Barberio), 12:44

    Norfolk came out and threw a haymaker in the form of three quick early goals, but the Sharks came back with a couple of goals of their own to make it look like this was going to be a contest. However, credit to the Admirals, they outshot Worcester 23-8 in the second period, and the rout was on. They finished the game with a 56-36 edge in shots and another seven goals on the scoreboard.

    Congratulations to Johan Harju on his first two AHL goals, and he added an assist, as well. Congratulations also go to Mark Barberio on his first professional point, an assist on Chris Durno's second goal.

    There's a really long list of Admirals players who are putting up at least a point a game through the first three games of the season: Pouliot, Wright, Szczechura, Harju, Jones, Wishart, Fornataro, Roy, and Quick. And, there's not a single minus player on the team so far. Just a friendly suggestion to the bubble players in Tampa: don't have a bad game or a bad practice. Heck, don't even have a bad meal. There's a lot of players in Norfolk looking to take your jobs.

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  • 6 years 31 weeks ago

    If a tree falls in the woods, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? If the Panthers score six goals at their home opener... well... you get the point.


    Dan Ellis allowed 3 goals on 15 shots for the loss before being lifted for Mike Smith who allowed 3 goals on 23 shots the rest of the way. This loss was on the skaters, though.

    First Period
    01:50 FLA Stillman (1), McCabe (1), Dvorak (1)
    14:25 FLA Booth (1), Matthias (1), Olesz (2)
    15:13 FLA Reinprecht (1), Bernier (3), Santorelli (2)
    18:15 FLA Wideman (1)(PP), Weiss (1), McCabe (2)

    Second Period

    Third Period
    07:49 FLA Booth (2), Olesz (3), McCabe (3)
    17:25 FLAR Olesz (2), McCabe (4), Booth (3)

    The Lightning may have been a little tired, or they may have been a little too pleased with themselves. Either way, they re-learned the valuable lesson that in the NHL, if you come out flat, you can get embarassed by anyone in the league on any given night. The good thing is that it's one of eighty-two games. Dallas Stars on Monday. Turn the page.

    Mattias Ritola was -3 with 3 shots, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 12:14. That +/- number looks terrible, but I thought he looked good in the offensive third and was one of the few Lightning players with any jump.

    Michael Vernace was -1 with 2 shots, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 16:33. If I were Vernace, or Dana Tyrell, I'd be sweating bullets. There are a lot of players down in Norfolk playing some damned good hockey.

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  • 6 years 31 weeks ago

    Skelleftea 2 @ Sodertalje 0
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Loss, 26/28, 2.03 GAA, .929 sv%
    Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .879 sv%

    Riku Helenius made a good case to get his starting job back in Sodertalje with a solid 26 save performance, but received no goal support on the way to his fifth defeat of the season. Ex-Blues first rounder and current Senators prospect David Rundblad had a power play goal in the game.

    Khabarovsk 1 @ Kazan 2 (OT)
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, DNP
    Season totals: 6 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 6 PIM

    Scoreless for the season, Dmitri Kazionov was a scratch for Kazan's 2-1 overtime win against Khabarovsk. Former Thrashers draft pick Ilya Nikulin scored the overtime winner for Kazan.

    Novokuznetsk 1 @ Omsk 4
    Denis Kazionov, Novokuznetsk, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM

    He's back! The younger Kazionov, Denis, had a power play assist in his second game for Novokuznetsk in 9:04 of ice time. Ex-NHLer Alex Perezhogin had a pair of goals for Omsk in the win. Former Lightning netminder Karri Ramo stopped 23 shots for the win.

    Dynamo Minsk 1 @ Dynamo Riga 2
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, DNP
    Season totals: 14 GP, 6-4-10, +5, 20 PIM

    Martins Karsums did not play in Riga's 2-1 win over Minsk.

  • 6 years 31 weeks ago

    Many junior prospects in action Friday night. Connolly scores his 7th, Zador picks up another win while Panik, Schemitsch and Mullin add helpers.

  • 6 years 31 weeks ago

    Western Michigan Broncos 3 @ Mercyhurst Lakers 2
    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (Cross-checking), 2 SOG
    Season totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM

    Western Michigan wins their first road game of the season improving to 2-1. The two teams will play again Saturday night.

  • 6 years 31 weeks ago

    Cedrick the Entertainer!


    Cedrick Desjardins threw a shutout in his first start as an Admiral, stopping 29 shots in the victory.

    First Period
    NOR Wishart, (2) (Berry, Pouliot), 2:16
    NOR Roy, (1) (Fornataro, Wright), 4:04 (SH)

    Second Period
    NOR Wright, (1) (Berry, Mihalik), 18:24

    Third Period
    NOR Szczechura, (1) (Wright, Roy), 15:06

    Desjardins, James Wright, and Tim Marks were the game's three stars. It's so far so good in Norfolk, too.

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  • 6 years 31 weeks ago

    Dynamo Minsk 5 @ Cherepovets 1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 4/7, 7.14 GAA, .571 sv%
    Season totals: 10 GP, 4-6-0, 1 SO, 2.77 GAA, .906 sv%

    Not the kind of performance you want when your backup is playing well. Vasily Kosehchkin was chased after 25:12 in Cherepovets' 5-1 loss to Minsk.

  • 6 years 31 weeks ago


    Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 1 @ Brampton Battalion 5
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -1, 18 PIM (Checking-from-behind [4], fighting vs. Barclay Goodrow, checking-from-behind [4], fighting vs. Sean Jones)
    Season Totals: 7 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 34 PIM

    The Soo lost their sixth game in a row, being outshot by Brampton 41-22 in the process. Beukeboom had his third and fourth fights of the year. You certainly like to see passion from the captain, but two double minors for checking-from-behind is over the line. Beukeboom didn’t fare too well in his first fight (click for video) and his second wasn’t much of a contest before the linesmen came in.

    Owen Sound Attack 6 @ Barrie Colts 2
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM (holding)
    Season Totals: 7 GP, 1-4-5, +5, 2 PIM

    Schemitsch hasn’t had a point in a few games, but the team is winning and is tied with Kitchener for the Mid-West Division lead at 6-1.

  • 6 years 32 weeks ago

    In just two nights, the Lightning have served notice to the Canadian and American hockey media: Tampa Bay is back.


    Dan Ellis stopped 24 of 26 shots for the victory in his Lightning debut. Seeing Ellis and Smith on back-to-back nights, I have to say the contrast was pretty stark. Smith looks slow-footed and stiff as a statue in comparison.

    First Period
    TB 15:11, Stamkos 4 (Downie, St. Louis)
    PHI 17:03, Zherdev 1 (van Riemsdyk, Giroux)

    Second Period
    TB 14:49, Moore 2 (Hall, Clark)

    Third Period
    TB 1:27, Kubina 1 (Downie, St. Louis)
    PHI 9:59, Briere 3 (Leino, Carle)

    Simon Gagne and Steve Downie were the game's first and third stars. Hmmm, wonder why the Philly media selected them?

    The fact the Lightning look only about 85 or 90% comfortable with Guy Boucher's system and they can still go on the road and defeat the reigning conference champs in their own barn is eye opening. The Flyers had a lot of puck possession and quite a few quality chances in this game, but the Lightning were opportunistic and staked themselves to a 2-1 road lead going into the third period and then jumped all over the Flyers early in the final frame to get the insurance marker they needed to guarantee the win. That third period performance can be credited to a couple of things: the Lightning being in very good condition and the Lightning being three lines deep.

    Michael Vernace had one blocked shot in 7:12 in the win.

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