Game Night Results

  • 7 years 7 weeks ago

    When the Lightning need a good luck charm, they put St. Pete Times Forum VP of Operations Mary Milne on the TV, and game winning goals ensue.


    Dan Ellis stopped all 24 shots he faced after replacing Mike Smith to get the win. He was excellent controlling his rebounds, which is a new. Smitty, bless his heart, allowed 3 goals on 7 shots. He looked so good in his last start. It was surprising to see him fall off so quickly. The NHL should be scared to death of a time that will eventually come when the Lightning get some consistent goaltending.

    First Period
    02:51 TB Tyrell (1), Thompson (2), Kubina (3)
    03:28 PIT Adams (1), Cooke (4), Orpik (1)(SH)
    04:29 PIT Cooke (2), Letang (7), Adams (2)(SH)
    12:15 PIT Dupuis (2), Adams (3), Crosby (6)
    16:40 TB Purcell (1), Kubina (4), Ritola (1)

    Second Period
    08:43 TB Lecavalier (3), St Louis (7), Stamkos (8)(PP)

    Third Period
    06:40 TB St Louis (4), Downie (5), Stamkos (9)
    19:29 TB St Louis (5), Stamkos (10)(EN)

    Martin St. Louis, Dan Ellis, and Nate Thompson were the game's three stars. A lot of teams would've packed it in after giving up three unanswered goals to the Pens in the first period. Credit to Teddy Purcell for getting the Lightning back to within one. They were like a pack of hungry, wild dogs after that, seriously outchancing Pittsburgh in the final two frames.

    Mattias Ritola had his first point with the Lightning, an assist, in 8:18. My initial impressions of Ritola! is that he wins the D. Affy award for being an NHLer from the opposing blueline in.

    Dana Tyrell had his first NHL goal, two shots, and one blocked shot in 15:18. Here's what I liked about Dana tonight: it's human nature to relax a little after you've had some success. Dana seemed to work even harder after he got that goal, if that's possible.

    Michael Vernace was +1 with 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 3:23. In case your wondering, my back-of-the-envelope estimate is that Vernace made $1,567.71 for every minute he was on the ice tonight. Nice work if you can get it.

    As I've been saying on the BoltProspects Message Board, my hope for the team was to get 14 points out of their first 10 games. That was an aggressive number for a team with a lot of new players and a new system, but it's the kind of start they really needed to get out of the chute well on a playoff push. They have 13 points through their first 9 games heading into Phoenix on Saturday. That's not a gimme, but they're definitely off to the kind of start they needed.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 7 years 7 weeks ago

    Yulaev 1 @ Cherepovets 4
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 12 GP, 5-7-0, 1 SO, 2.99 GAA, .903 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin sat backup after a disasterous game two days ago as Rostislav Stana backstopped Cherepovets to a 4-1 win over Yulaev. Ex-Kings draft pick Andrei Shefer had one goal and one assist in the victory. Shefer, a defenseman, played just one season in North America for Halifax of the QMJHL in 1999-2000, and posted 34 goals and 76 points in 72 games; a stat line typically reserved for a forward.

    Kazan 2 @ Astana 5
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 10 GP, 1-1-2, -1, 10 PIM

    Lightning prospect Dmitri Kazionov was scoreless in 12:55 and took a minor for hooking as Kazan was pasted by Astana 5-2. Ex-Sharks pick Lukas Kaspar had a hat trick in the victory for Astana.

    Dynamo Riga 0 @ Chekhov 2
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 19 GP, 7-5-12, -1, 22 PIM

    Martins Karsums was scoreless in 16:59 as Riga was shutout by Chekhov 2-0. Ex-Flames draft pick Kevin Lalande stopped 26 shots in Chekhov's victory. Former Flyer and Coyote Josh Gratton scored the game's winning goal.

  • 7 years 7 weeks ago


    Victoria Grizzlies 3 @ Penticton Vees 6
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 2-3-5, 0 PIM, *First Star*
    Season totals: 19 GP, 8-8-16, Even, 8 PIM

    A huge night for O’Donnell, who was named the game’s First Star. Victoria had a 2-0 lead in this game before O’Donnell scored his first. His second goal was the eventual game winner.


    Saskatoon Blades 2 @ Regina Pats 5
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (tripping)
    Season totals: 13 GP, 1-0-1, +5, 17 PIM
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 13 GP, 6-5-11, -4, 25 PIM

    Regina won their third in a row with an upset win over first-place Saskatoon. Ashton, who scored on the power play, now has 5 points in his last 2 games and 6 in his last 3. He was given credit for a goal in his last game after the play was reviewed late. Perhaps his season is indeed starting to take off.

  • 7 years 7 weeks ago

    Sodertalje 7 @ Brynas 2
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, DNP
    Season totals: 6 GP, 0-5-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .879 sv%

    Pontus Sjogren made 10 saves as Sodertalje dismantled Brynas 7-2 today. Ex-Oilers draft pick Jonas Almtorp had a shorthanded goal and an assist in the win. Sodertalje improved to 5-7-2 on the season and sits in seventh place on the twelve team Elitserien table.

    Novokuznetsk 1 @ Novgorod 2 (OT)
    Denis Kazionov, Novokuznetsk, DNP
    Season totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -3, 29 PIM

    Ex-Norfolk Admiral and Blackhawks prospect Matt Ellison scored the overtime winner in Novgorod's 2-1 win over Novokuznetsk.

  • 7 years 7 weeks ago

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have three prospects playing with the Florida Everblades, their new ECHL affiliate, so far this season.

    The Everblades began the year with a 3-2 shootout win over Gwinnett (Mitch Fadden game winner) before dropping the second of back-to-back games with the Gladiators 5-3. This past weekend, Florida went 1-2, losing to Greenville and Gwinnett 4-1 and 5-2, respectively, and defeating Greenville 7-6 in overtime.

    Everblades/Lightning prospect stats:

    C Mitch Fadden: 5 GP, 1-6-7, -1, 4 PIM (5 assists in his last 2 games)
    LW Alex Hutchings: 3 GP, 0-0-0, -5, 0 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: 3 GP, 1-2-0-0, 5.58 GAA, .800 sv%, 0 SO

  • 7 years 7 weeks ago

    Magnitogorsk 8 @ Cherepovets 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, Loss, 31/38, 7.69 GAA, .816 sv%
    Season totals: 12 GP, 5-7-0, 1 SO, 2.99 GAA, .903 sv%

    So much for Vasily Koshechkin re-finding his form. Ex-Senators draft pick Alexei Kaygorodov had one goal and two assists and ex-Lightning defenseman Janne Niskala had a goal as Magnitogorsk torched Koshechkin and Cherepovets 8-3. Ouch.

    Dynamo Riga 1 @ Dynamo Minsk 3
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 18 GP, 7-5-12, E, 22 PIM

    Martins Karsums was -2 in 15:49 as Riga fell to Minsk 3-1. Ex-Lightning draft pick Ruslan Zainullin had a goal for Minsk.

  • 7 years 7 weeks ago


    Montreal Juniors 6 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 3
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 5 GP, 0-3-3, +6, 0 PIM

    Landry (pictured) made a triumphant return from injury against his former team with a multipoint game and a plus-2 rating.


    Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 2 (OT)
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 11 GP, 0-0-0, -5, 36 PIM

    Beukeboom, the Soo captain, leads the team in penalty minutes and is tied for last in points and plus/minus rating.

    Oshawa Generals 3 @ Ottawa 67’s 4 (SO)
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Shootout loss, 16 saves on 19 shots
    Season Totals: 6-2-0-1, 3.52 GAA, .883 sv%

    Zador stopped the first four shooters in the shootout before giving up the eventual game winner. His numbers aren’t great, but he’s been the Gens’ undisputed No.1 so far.


    Regina Pats 7 @ Swift Current Broncos 4
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM (roughing)
    Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, -4, 25 PIM

    Regina won their second in a row. Ashton has 5 points in his last 4 games.

  • 7 years 7 weeks ago

    Much like the Admirals, the Lightning fall one goal short in their comeback bid.


    Dan Ellis allowed 4 goals on 26 shots for the loss. The simplistic thing to say is that goaltending was the difference when you lose to a team you outshot 45-26.

    First Period
    06:30 TB Bergenheim (3), Kubina (2)
    11:54 NSH Weber (1), Bouillon (2), O'Reilly (5)
    15:04 NSH Kostitsyn (1), Spaling (1), Smithson (1)

    Second Period
    17:55 NSH Franson (2), Legwand (3), Tootoo (3)

    Third Period
    14:10 NSH Wilson (2), Erat (3), Dumont (4)
    15:01 TB St Louis (3), Stamkos (7), Hedman (6)
    15:58 TB Hall (1), Thompson (1), Lundin (2)

    Sean Bergenheim was the game's third star. The Lightning's power play also went an uncustomary 0-for-4.

    Dana Tyrell was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 12:08.

    Michael Vernace had 1 shot in 9:51.

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  • 7 years 7 weeks ago

    Tommy Wingels spoils Norfolk's comeback.


    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 4 goals on 30 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    NOR Harju, (3) (Pouliot, Barberio), 17:41
    WOR Ferriero, (5) (Cheechoo, Irwin), 19:47

    Second Period
    WOR Desjardins, (1) (Ferriero), 0:50 (SH)
    WOR Marcou, (3) (Braun, Ferriero), 12:10 (PP)

    Third Period
    NOR Harju, (4) (Jones, Wright), 3:54
    NOR Fornataro, (2) (Szczechura, Wright), 4:30
    WOR Wingels, (1) , 14:24

    Johan Harju was named the game's third star. They outshot the Sharks 33-30, but were 0-for-7 on the power play and allowed a shorthanded and power play goal to the Sharks, so special teams were the difference.

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  • 7 years 7 weeks ago


    Alberni Valley Bulldogs 3 @ Penticton Vees 2
    C Brendan O’Donnell, PEN: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 18 GP, 6-5-11, Even, 8 PIM

    O’Donnell’s primary assist came while shorthanded. It temporarily tied the game at one.


    Sioux Falls Stampede 2 @ Fargo Force 1 (OT)
    C Jimmy Mullin, FGO: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 8 PIM

    Mullin extended his point streak to three games. He had a goal and two assists Thursday vs. Youngstown. Mullin is tied for fifth in the league in points.


    Lewiston MAINEiacs 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM (hooking), 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 1-3-4, E, 8 PIM

    After losing Friday, Lewiston takes the second of back-to-back games in Gatineau.


    Belleville Bulls 2 @ Saginaw Spirit 5
    C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-0-0, E, 6 PIM (2 checking-from-behind, diving)
    Season totals: 13 GP, 11-7-18, +3, 21 PIM

    Panik had two checking-from-behind penalties two minutes apart in the first period. The second led to a Saginaw power play goal. At 3-10, Belleville is just one point ahead of Barrie in the league’s basement.

    Sarnia Sting 4 @ Owen Sound Attack 9
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 13 GP, 1-6-7, +9, 2 PIM

    Schemitsch had the primary assist on the game’s opening goal. Avalanche first rounder Joey Hishon had two goals and three assists in the game for the Attack. The controversial first rounder has 13 points in 4 games.


    Tri-City Americans 3 @ Prince George Cougars 8
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 13 GP, 13-8-21, +3, 6 PIM

    Connolly ran his point streak to 13 games, but his goal streak ended at 7 despite PG scoring 8 Saturday night. The Cougars’ captain had 11 points in his last 5 games coming into Saturday night’s game.

    Medicine Hat Tigers 1 @ Saskatoon Blades 4
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM (tripping, interference)
    Season totals: 12 GP, 1-0-1, +6, 15 PIM

    The Blades are one point behind Portland for the league’s best record. The Winterhawks have played one more game than Saskatoon, however.

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