Game Night Results

  • 7 years 12 weeks ago

    Weary Lightning hand Rangers eleven round shootout loss. Tie Caps for first place.

    NYR-3 (SO)

    Dan Ellis allowed 3 goals on 37 shots before stopping 9 of 11 shooters for the shootout victory. The Lightning evened their shootout record to 2-2 on the season.

    First Period
    02:00 TB St Louis (14), unassisted
    11:16 NYR Fedotenko (6), Boyle (6)
    11:28 NYR Frolov (7), Anisimov (10), Drury (2)
    18:54 TB Stamkos (27), St Louis (31)

    Second Period
    14:42 TB Lecavalier (4), Kubina (9), Clark (9)

    Third Period
    11:18 NYR Stepan (10), Dubinsky (14), Gilroy (4)


    TB- Hedman, Hall, Malone
    NYR- Christensen, Zuccarello

    Martin St. Louis and Ryan Malone were the game's first and third stars.

    The Lightning looked dead tired by the time the third period rolled around, and they were just holding on for dear life getting outshot 37-24 in the process. This team's had a grueling schedule and they found a way to grind out both points tonight. As disappointing as the effort last night was, you have to be proud for the way they scrapped tonight.

    Memo to Marty St. Louis: in the shootout, put that turnaround backhand thing away. Forever. Ditto that thing that Ritola tried. Look at the goals that scored tonight in the shootout: laser shot, laser shot, laser shot. Be assertive, pick a spot, shoot it hard. That's how Victor Hedman is becoming the Lightning's shootout ace. This is the NHL. You're not going to fool the goaltenders at this level consistently with gimmicks or doing things at half speed. Be strong and make the play aggressively, whatever it is, shoot or deke. That's what will get you to the pay window consistently.

    On the good side, it took a while, but the Pens beat the Caps in seven rounds in the shootout in Washington, so the Lightning gained two points on the Thrashers and gained one point on the Capitals and are now in a first place tie with Washington at 45 points. They still have two games in hand on Washington and one game in hand on Atlanta. Merry Christmas, Lightning fans.

    If the Lightning can A.) Get another goaltender on the roster, and B.) Can nail down the number two seed by winning the division (or even run down Philly for the top seed), they can realistically make a run for it all this year.

    Mattias Ritola was -1 with 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 11:31.

    Dana Tyrell was +1 with 1 shot in 15:58.

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  • 7 years 12 weeks ago

    Mytischi 3 @ Cherepovets 0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 21 GP, 10-11-0, 2 SO, 2.93 GAA, .910 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin did not play in Cherepovets' first game back from the Channel One Cup break. Ex-NHLer Oleg Petrov had 2 goals and an assist for Mytischi in the victory. Ex-Lightning draft pick Vadim Epanchintsev added a helper.

  • 7 years 12 weeks ago

    Gwinnett Gladiators 2 @ Florida Everblades 6
    C Mitch Fadden: 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM (high sticking, slashing), 4 SOG
    Season totals: 31 GP, 14-31-45, +4, 32 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play.
    Season totals: 22 GP, 7-4-11, -12, 10 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: 11 saves on 11 shots.
    Season totals: 15 GP, 8-6-0-0, 3.14 GAA, .904 sv%, 0 SO

    The Everblades will head into the holiday break taking two from Gwinnett. Mitch Fadden had a goal on a penalty shot and an assist in the game. Janus did not start the game, but came in after both goalies were ejected for fighting in a line brawl. Old time hockey! Alex Hutchings sat out due to a lower body injury.

  • 7 years 12 weeks ago

    Flat Lightning play down to competition.

    NYI-2 (OT)

    Dan Ellis allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the overtime loss. He deserved better. He made more than enough saves for a team with this much firepower to win against a bottomfeeder like the Islanders. Shame on the skaters, tonight.

    First Period
    11:28 TB Malone (10), Clark (8), Purcell (18)(PP)

    Second Period
    19:43 NYI Parenteau (6), Tavares (9), MacDonald (3)

    Third Period

    03:23 NYI Tavares (9), Wisniewski (16), MacDonald (4)

    Ellis was the game's third star.

    I guess the Lightning didn't want to be tied for the division lead with 2 games in hand on the Capitals and Thrashers. I guess they didn't want all that "success" baggage following them around. So they came out flat for the first ten minutes of the game, potted a power play goal to take the lead, put in another ten minutes of effort to try to get it to 2-0, and then took their foot off the gas the rest of the way. Look, I get that it's hard to get motivated when you're playing a bunch of glorified AHLers inside a building which is quieter than a tomb because no one is there, but for the love of God, that's a game you have to win if you want to get where you want to go as a team.

    And, I would not mind Dwayne Roloson on my team.

    Dana Tyrell had 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 16:26.

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  • 7 years 12 weeks ago

    Hanty-Mansiysk 1 @ Kazan 5
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 28 GP, 2-4-6, +2, 18 PIM

    Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 13:38 in Kazan's 5-1 win over Yugra. Veteran forward Danis Zaripov had a pair of goals in the match for Kazan.

    Dynamo Riga 2 @ Dynamo Minsk 1 (SO)
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 33 GP, 11-7-18, -2, 34 PIM

    Martins Karsums took a minor penalty for cross checking in 18:29 of ice time in Riga's 2-1 shootout win over Minsk.

  • 7 years 12 weeks ago

    Gwinnett Gladiators 2 @ Florida Everblades 4
    C Mitch Fadden: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (slashing), 4 SOG
    Season totals: 30 GP, 13-30-43, +3, 28 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: Did not play.
    Season totals: 22 GP, 7-4-11, -12, 10 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 24 saves on 26 shots.
    Season totals: 15 GP, 8-6-0-0, 3.14 GAA, .904 sv%, 0 SO

    The Everblades snapped a two-game losing streak by beating the Gladiators in Southwest Florida. Mitch Fadden scored to break his season-long two-game pointless streak. He remains the league leader in both points by seven over Elmira’s Justin Donati. Jaroslav Janus had another good night and is watching his goals against average fall and save percentage rise. The two teams will play again Wednesday, then be off until the 26th. Alex Hutchings remains out with an injury.

  • 7 years 12 weeks ago

    Canada 4 vs. Sweden 1 (Pre-competition)

    RW Carter Ashton, CAN: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (slashing)
    RW Brett Connolly, CAN: 0-0-0, 2 PIM (tripping)

    Canada had a 2-0 lead before Sweden scored, then completed the win with two third period goals Tuesday to move to 2-0 in pre-competition play. Neither Lightning prospect earned a point. Canada plays Thursday night vs. Finland before they open tournament play December 26.

  • 7 years 13 weeks ago

    Canada 8 vs. Switzerland 0 (Pre-competition)

    RW Carter Ashton, CAN: 1-1-2, 0 PIM
    RW Brett Connolly, CAN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM

    Canada came out firing with three first period goals and then scored four in the second period on their way to putting up a snowman in a pre-competition match against Nino Niedereiter and Switzerland. Ashton scored Canada’s final goal in the game. Connolly assisted on a Louis Leblanc goal in the second period. Canada will play Sweden on Tuesday and Finland on Thursday before opening tournament play the day after Christmas. (Pictured: No.28 Brett Connolly celebrates with his teammates after a Canada goal. [HockeyCanada photo])

  • 7 years 13 weeks ago

    A feel-good romp in Tampa Bay.


    Dan Ellis allowed just 1 goal on 22 shots for the victory in a surprise start he was not scheduled for. He made a huge save early in the Second Period that allowed the Lightning to maintain momentum and go on to crush Carolina. That's three straight games where the Lightning's goaltenders have only allowed 1 goal. Beautiful.

    First Period
    05:48 TB Moore (6), Purcell (16), Tyrell (4)
    15:52 CAR Samsonov (6), Skinner (16), Cole (8)(PP)
    19:59 TB St Louis (13), Malone (17), Moore (7)

    Second Period
    14:51 TB Clark (7), St Louis (29), Hedman (11)
    16:26 TB Stamkos (26), St Louis (30), Purcell (17)(PP)
    18:58 TB Bergenheim (7), Clark (7), Lecavalier (8)(PP)

    Third Period

    Martin St. Louis, Ellis, and Vincent Lecavalier were the game's three stars.

    This was a solid win in a fairly important game. The Canes came into the night six points back of the Lightning, and Carolina happened to be the 9th place team in the conference. So, it was critical for the Lightning to hold serve at home, especially with Cam Ward out with a rash(?) and a young goaltender who was in the AHL last season between the pipes. Now they've got an 8 point spread on 9th place and are 1 point back in the Division with 2 games in hand on the Thrashers. It's a bigger win than it might have appeared on the surface.

    Dana Tyrell had a helper and was +1 with 2 shots in 15:07.

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  • 7 years 13 weeks ago

    #12 Union Dutchmen 1 @ Western Michigan Broncos 3

    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 20 GP, 0-5-5, +5, 36 PIM

    Western swept the weekend series with Union as they head into their winter break, ending the first half with a 10-6-4 overall record. The Broncos do not play again until January 7th at #16 Alaska.

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