Game Night Results

  • 7 years 51 weeks ago

    Monarchs get Tic'ed.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 1 goal on 29 shots.

    First Period
    MCH Holloway, (26) (Azevedo, King), 15:42 (PP)

    Second Period

    Third Period
    NOR Milam, (13) (Harju, Szczechura), 12:59
    NOR Durno, (18) (Labrie, Angelidis), 13:37

    Chris Durno, Tokarski, and Troy Milam were the game's three stars.

    Charlotte won tonight, so Norfolk is 1 point back of the 3rd place Checkers with 3 games in hand heading into tomorrow's heavyweight bout in Charlotte. Norfolk's also temporarily moved to within 3 points of 2nd place Hershey, with the Bears tied with Albany in the 3rd period tonight. At night's end the Admirals will have 3 games in hand on Hershey as well, but a 3 or 4 point spread would mean the margin for error isn't as fine to get home ice in the opening round.

    With 9 games left to go in the regular season, the Admirals' magic number to clinch a playoff spot is roughly 4 points. Worcester, which is 4th in the Atlantic, is 10 points back of Norfolk with just 7 games left for the Sharks to play. It probably won't come to that, but Norfolk's got a huge cushion in the crossover, and any combination of Norfolk earned points and Worcester lost points that equals 4 will likely seal the deal. Worcester got blown out by Springfield 7-2 tonight and they play Adirondack tomorrow afternoon, so there's a chance Norfolk could effectively wrap up a playoff spot on Sunday.

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  • 7 years 51 weeks ago

    The tears of Tripp and Forslund sustain me.


    Mike Smith allowed 2 goals on 35 shots for the win. He might want that 2nd goal back, but on the balance he did what you want your backup to do in a back-to-back scenario: give the team a chance to pull out the win, which they did.

    First Period
    07:07 CAR Staal (31), Stillman (23), McBain (21)(PP)
    13:56 TB St Louis (27), Lecavalier (25)
    17:36 TB Gagne (15), unassisted
    19:09 CAR Cole (23), Stillman (24), Allen (11)

    Second Period
    17:53 TB Moore (15), Lecavalier (26), St Louis (62)(PP)

    Third Period
    19:11 TB Gagne (16), unassisted(EN)

    Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier were the game's first and second stars. Simon Gagne, all of a sudden, has 16 goals. It may still be a bridge too far for him to get to 20 like Vinny has, but he's making a go of it. He may need to if Stamkos keeps methodically choking away the Richard Trophy.

    You know, I have a lot of respect for the Canes organization. I have a lot of respect for Cory Stillman, in particular, even with the way he popped off at the mouth when he left Tampa. But having to see several home broadcasts of the Canes' on Center Ice a year, I have a hard time with the broadcasting team of Tripp and Forslund. It's not just that they're homers, but to whine after the game about a second period call that led to the game winning goal after Carolina had the whole third period to tie the game up and they spent that whole period claiming that Carolina was playing so much better than the Lightning... whatever. Enjoy your tee times. The Canes are what their record says they are.

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  • 7 years 51 weeks ago


    QMJHL First Round – Game 1

    No. 12 Rimouski Oceanic 0 @ No.5 Gatineau Olympiques 6
    Gatineau leads best of seven series 1-0

    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 60 GP, 7-25-32, +17, 37 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM

    Rimouski actually outshot Gatineau 25-22. Janosik earned his eighth career playoff point with an assist. He had five goals and two assists in nine games for Gatineau last postseason.

    QMJHL First Round – Game 2

    No.15 Halifax Mooseheads 0 @ No.2 Montreal Juniors 6
    Montreal leads best of seven series 2-0

    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM (roughing), 1 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 57 GP, 11-29-40, +26, 30 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +4, 2 PIM

    Landry was scoreless as Montreal put a beating on Halifax in Quebec. Game 3 is Tuesday in Nova Scotia.


    Western Conference Quarterfinals – Game 1

    No.7 Guelph Storm 2 @ No.2 Saginaw Spirit 3
    Saginaw leads best of seven series 1-0

    C/W Richard Panik, GUE: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
    Season Totals: 51 GP, 27-29-56, -6, 75 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM

    Guelph had a 2-1 lead entering the third period on the road but gave up two goals in the middle of the final stanza to drop Game 1, 3-2. Game 2 is Sunday in Guelph. Panik was on the ice for the game winner.

    Western Conference Quarterfinals – Game 1

    No.8 London Knights 2 @ No.1 Owen Sound Attack 3 (OT)
    Owen Sound leads best of seven series 1-0

    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: Did not play (injured - broken arm)
    Season totals: 45 GP, 1-19-20, +17, 14 PIM
    G Michael Zador, OS: Did not play (backup)
    Season Totals: 31 GP, 19-5-1-1, 3.23 GAA, .888 sv%, 0 SO

    As expected, Jordan Binnington got the start for the Attack. Panthers prospect Garrett Wilson scored the overtime winner, his second of the game for Owen Sound. Game 2 is Sunday in London. Schemitsch is listed as day-to-day.


    Western Conference Quarterfinals – Game 1

    No.5 Vancouver Giants 1 @ No.4 Tri-City Americans 2 (OT)
    Tri-City leads best of seven series 1-0

    RW Carter Ashton, TC: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, *First Star*
    Season Totals: 62 GP, 33-38-71, -6, 106 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Ashton scored on the power play with just 2.2 seconds left in the first overtime to give the Ams a Game 1 win over the Giants. He threw the puck at the net from the corner and it banked in off Vancouver goaltender Mark Segal (undrafted), who stopped 44 shots in the loss. TC outshot Vancouver 27-9 in the third period. Game 2 is Saturday in Washington. This was only Ashton’s second career playoff goal. He had one in 11 games two years ago for Lethbridge and none in 19 games for Lethbridge the year before that. It’s safe to say he’s improved a lot since then. (TC Americans photo)

    Western Conference Quarterfinals – Game 1

    No.7 Prince George Cougars 1 @ No.2 Kelowna Rockets 4
    Kelowna leads best of seven series 1-0

    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 59 GP, 46-27-73, -5, 26 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    Connolly, the Cougars’ captain, left the game early with an apparent shoulder injury after being hit by Rockets forward Mitchell Callahan. PG is calling it an "upper body injury" and not giving details, which is not a surprise at this time of the year. Kelowna scored three times in the third period to take Game 1. Game 2 is Saturday in Kelowna.

    Western Conference Quarterfinals – Game 1

    No.3 Spokane Chiefs 3 @ No.6 Chilliwack Bruins 2 (OT)
    Spokane leads best of seven series 1-0

    C Tyler Johnson, SPO: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 71 GP, 53-62-115, +27, 48 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 1 GP, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM

    Johnson scored the game-tying goal in the third period then earned an assist on Darren Kramer’s (undrafted) overtime winner as the Chiefs took Game 1 in Chilliwack, 3-2. Kramer had two goals in the game after only scoring seven times during the season. Spokane peppered Chilliwack goaltender Lucas Gore (undrafted) with 63 shots, including 23 in the second period. Game 2 is Saturday in Chilliwack because of a women’s basketball tournament in Spokane. The series will go 2-3-1-1-1. Johnson’s goal was his 14th career playoff score.

  • 7 years 51 weeks ago

    Wheeling Nailers 2 @ Florida Everblades 3 (SO)
    LW Alex Hutchings: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 46 GP, 12-13-25, -10, 33 PIM

    Hutchings broke a four game pointless streak with his 12th goal of the season and the ‘Blades overcame a late tying goal by Wheeling to gain two important points in the standings. Former Lightning draftee Dusty Collins had the shootout winner and was First Star for the game. Hutchings did not convert his shootout attempt. Newcomer Mike Zacharias got the win in net for Florida, who moved up to fourth in the East, one point ahead of South Carolina. Florida will play Wheeling Saturday in the final game of their three game set. Wheeling won the first game. (Everblades photo)

  • 7 years 51 weeks ago

    54 minutes of garbage followed by the awakening of a long slumbering giant.


    Dwayne Roloson allowed 4 goals on 39 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    07:11 TB Gagne (13), St Louis (60), Lecavalier (24)(PP)
    12:52 CAR Skinner (26), Ruutu (32), Pitkanen (29)

    Second Period
    08:23 CAR Cole (21), Stillman (22), Staal (37)(PP)

    Third Period
    06:50 CAR Cole (22), unassisted
    12:20 CAR Staal (30), Corvo (25), Pitkanen (30)(PP)
    13:17 TB Lecavalier (20), Hedman (22)
    14:09 TB Gagne (14), St Louis (61), Clark (21)(PP)

    Simon Gagne was the game's second star.

    That was painful and ugly to watch for about 54 minutes, and then the Lightning got a tip to go their way and it was, "Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war." It looked as if the Lightning finally got sick of getting kicked in the ribs and decided to rise up and try to do something about it. Maybe I'm an optimist, but those last 6 minutes looked like a turning point to me. Time will tell, but I saw the Lightning play with a tempo and urgency that hasn't been seen in a while. Not that the Lightning haven't been playing hard, but they haven't been playing THAT hard in a while.

    Congratulation to Vincent Lecavalier on his 11th straight 20 goal season. In doing so he's accomplished something that many a Hall of Famer couldn't. Steve Yzerman? His career best was 8 straight seasons. Jean Beliveau? 7 seasons. Mario Lemieux? 6 seasons. With injuries and in a sport where teams change personnel like they're pairs of socks, it's really difficult to string that many 20 goal seasons. When you throw in the fact that 2/3rds of Vinny's career was played in the pre-lockout clutch and grab era, it's even more amazing that he could stay healthy enough and get enough chances to complete the feat when facing nightly muggings.

    It's ironic that Lecavalier has faced so much criticism over the course of his career for a presumed lack of consistent effort or interest, but 11 straight 20 goal seasons suggests that any critique of Lecavalier's career to this point needs a little more depth and nuance than that because the stats speak to a level of professionalism he hasn't always been given credit for. Let me put it another way: if Vinny had played the last month the way Steven Stamkos has, there would've been at least 3 dozen rumors of various trades to Montreal and a segment of the Lightning fan base ready to tar and feather him before putting him on an airplane out of town. Ultimately, there's an easy way for Vinny to complete his legacy in Tampa Bay: captain this team to a Stanley Cup. I've just always found it a little bizarre how much higher the bar has been set for Vinny and that he doesn't seem to get the full measure of respect, not just in Tampa but league-wide, for accomplishments that are almost unheard of in this era of hockey.

    Blair Jones was -2 in 5:59.

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  • 7 years 51 weeks ago



    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 18 shots for the loss.

    First Period

    Second Period
    MCH King, (22) (Holloway, Weal), 17:45 (PP)

    Third Period
    MCH King, (23) , 10:30
    MCH Meckler, (15) , 13:46
    MCH King, (24) (Holloway), 19:01 (EN)

    Manchester's had fantastic goaltending the past few seasons, and even though Zatkoff is the backup, he showed last season and again tonight that he's capable of beating you. Norfolk outshot Manchester 35-19 and it didn't matter because Zatkoff had the forcefield up tonight.

    With Charlotte losing in a shootout tonight, they moved back into 3rd in the East Division, 1 point ahead of Norfolk with the Admirals still holding 3 games in hand. The good new is that Hershey wet the bed against Adirondack, so Norfolk is still 5 points back of the 2nd place Bears with 3 games in hand.

    10 games remain in the regular season and the Admirals draw Manchester again tomorrow night.

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  • 7 years 51 weeks ago

    Sodertalje 2 @ Vaxjo 3 (SO)
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, SOL, 0/0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Season totals: 18 GP, 4-11-0, 0 SO, 3.03 GAA, .884 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 1 GP, 0-0-1, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

    It's the sort of thing you don't see everyday: backup Riku Helenius spelled Pontus Sjogren in the shootout and allowed 2 of 4 shooters to convert in Sodertalje's 3-2 shootout loss to Vaxjo. Ex-Panthers draft pick Dustin Johner, who appeared for the Lightning during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament many years ago, had a pair of assists in the victory. Sodertalje forced overtime after Mathias Mansson scored with the goaltender pulled with just 56 seconds left in regulation. Vaxjo moves into the lead in the Kval till Elitserien at the halfway point of the schedule with 12 points in the standings. Sodertalje is 1 point back at 11 points and MODO is 2 points back at 10 points. MODO fell to Rogle 2-1 in a shootout today. Sodertalje will play Vaxjo again on Monday. 5 games remain in the Kval till Elitserien, and the top two teams will play in the Elitserien next season with the remaining teams going to the second tier Allsvenskan league.

  • 7 years 51 weeks ago


    QMJHL First Round – Game 1

    Halifax Mooseheads 3 @ Montreal Juniors 5
    Montreal leads best of seven series 1-0

    D Charles Landry, MTL: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 1 Hit, *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 57 GP, 11-29-40, +26, 30 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 1 GP, 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM

    Landry’s sixth career playoff goal was the first for the Juniors this postseason and tied Game 1 between Halifax and Montreal at one. Landry’s goal sparked a five-goal outburst by the Juniors, who allowed two late goals to Halifax. Game 2 is Friday. Landry had three postseason goals last season with Drummondville in 14 games. He had two with the Volts in their Memorial Cup run under Guy Boucher in 2008-09.

  • 7 years 51 weeks ago

    Wheeling Nailers 3 @ Florida Everblades 1
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 45 GP, 11-13-24, -9, 33 PIM

    Bobby Goepfert stopped 23 of 26 shots to take the loss for Florida Wednesday in the first game of a three game set with Wheeling. Alex Hutchings did not register a shot for the second straight game. With five games left, Florida (74 points) is one point behind South Carolina for fourth in the East with a game in hand, but just one point up on Wheeling and Elmira, who are tied for sixth. Cincinnati is in eighth with 72 points. The ‘Blades put some distance between them and ninth-place Gwinnett (67 points) with a three game road sweep last weekend. Goaltender Jaroslav Janus is currently with AHL Norfolk.

  • 7 years 51 weeks ago

    Tic returns with a vengeance.


    Dustin Tokarski returned from missing the weekend set against Albany with a minor injury to stop 32 of 33 shots for the victory. Since the start of February, Tic has gone 10-2-2 with 2 shutouts, and he's 6-1-0 in the month of March with 1 shutout, a 1.56 GAA, and a .942 save percentage. Put simply, Tic continues to live up to his reputation of playing his best when the stakes go up. Don't gamble with Tic: he'll take your money, your shirt, your car keys, and your girl. Believe it.

    First Period

    Second Period
    NOR Roy, (4) , 2:29
    NOR Angelidis, (18) (Wright), 4:38 (SH)
    ADK Pither, (9) , 16:43 (PP)

    Third Period

    Tokarski, Mathieu Roy, and Mike Angelidis were the game's three stars. Angelidis has obliterated his career best statistics this season playing a very well rounded, power forward's game with 18 goals, 35 points, a +19 rating in 69 games. He's also tied his career high of 151 penalty minutes, to boot.

    Norfolk moves into 3rd in the East Division via the win percentage tiebreaker over Charlotte and are now 5 points back of 2nd place Hershey with 3 games in hand. They also maintain a 5 point gap on 5th place Binghamton with 2 games in hand and they've expanded their lead on the Atlantic's 4th place team, Worcester, to 8 points with 2 games in hand. With 11 games left to go in the regular season, Norfolk has 86 points, meaning they likely need just 2-4 points to realistically insure a playoff spot, and they control their own destiny in terms of moving up to 2nd in the Division to try to clinch home ice in the first round.

    But, the degree of difficulty goes up this weekend. Norfolk faces Manchester Friday and Saturday before traveling to Charlotte on Sunday. The Monarchs are a solid 2nd in the Atlantic Division and Charlotte has refused to go away all season long.

    One other note: with their victory tonight the Admirals moved past their point total (84) from all of last season, with another 22 points still up for grabs on the schedule. After a rough start to its affiliation with Norfolk, the Lightning's farmhands have improved each season.

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