Game Night Results

  • 7 years 37 weeks ago

    Enjoy your tee times "champs".

    CAR-2
    TB-3

    Johan Holmqvist (just win baby) stopped 22 of 24 shots faced for the win. The Lightning got goals from Eric Perrin, Vincent Lecavalier and the The Showman, Dan Boyle. With all due respect to Marty and Vinny, Dan Boyle is, was, and always will be the most entertaining player on this club to watch night in and night out. If you spliced the genes of Bobby Orr and PT Barnum, the end product would be Dan Boyle. He is the NHL's best kept secret. He is also one of only a dozen or so players in this league who are worth paying money to see just in of himself along with the Crosbys of the world. He's that good, and he's got 20 goals this season to prove it. It's a crying shame the NHL doesn't recognize just what sensational marquee caliber player he is. Jason Ward, Nolan Pratt and Vaclav Prospal added assists.

    The Lightning pull within 1 point of Atlanta in the division with the Thrashers holding a game in hand. And, with the Smirkin' Chikins having a date with Washington coming up, you're about to witness one of the handful of awkward occassions in my life where I've had to utter the phrase "lets go Caps". The math is painfully simple from here on out. Atlanta has to leave at least a point on the ice against either Washington or Carolina before the Lightning and Thrashers meet up in "Blue Land" (and it's recently annexed protectorate "Mortgaged the Future of My Franchise to Try to Save My Job Land" where Don Waddell presides as Prime Minister). If they do, the division title will be in play when the Lightning take the ice in the season finale with the #3 seed, the home ice, the division title and a percentage of the proceeds from Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue's last shady land deal all up for grabs. Don't choke Atlanta.

    Game sheet from NHL.com.

  • 7 years 37 weeks ago

    Sunday
    In Game Three of their Superleague seminfinal playoff series, CSKA scored their first win of the series defeating Kazan 3-2. CSKA still trailed the series 2-1. Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in the match.

    Monday
    Kazan struck back to clinch a spot in the Superleague finals defeating CSKA 2-1 in Game Four. Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in the match.

    Kazan advances to the Superleague finals to face Magnitogorsk which beat Omsk 3 games to 1. Game One of the Russian Superleague finals begins Saturday.

  • 7 years 37 weeks ago

    One Lightning prospect sees his season end while another moves on.

    Sudbury 6 @ Mississauga 3
    Sudbury wins best-of-7 series 4-1

    The OHL Eastern Conference's No.3 seed Mississauga IceDogs - the team with the second most points in the conference - is going home after 5 games. The Sudbury Wolves came out flying in Game 5, outshooting the IceDogs 16-4 in the first period and taking a 3-0 lead. Mississauga responded, outshooting the Wolves 21-5 in the second and 16-8 in the third, but the team could not get an equalizer. The IceDogs scored in the first 6 minutes of the third period to cut Sudbury's lead to 4-3, but the Wolves scored within 10 seconds of that goal and added an empty netter for the final score. Lightning center/winger Chris Lawrence had an assist and 6 PIM in the loss and now will wait for a contract offer from Tampa Bay. Lightning prospect camp invitee Travis Fuller (47 points in 43 games) could attract some interest from one of Tampa's affiliates for a tryout contract.

    Lawrence finished the series with three goals and an assist in the five games. He was also minus-6 and had 14 PIM.

    Everett 4 @ Spokane 1
    Everett wins best-of-7 series 4-2

    Top-seeded Everett got a go-ahead power play goal with 4 seconds left in the first period and held on until adding a couple of empty-netters to defeat Spokane 4-1 and win the opening round series 4-2. Lightning prospect and defenseman Dane Crowley was scoreless and even for the Silvertips. He finished the series with two assists in the six games and a plus-2 rating.

  • 7 years 37 weeks ago

    Johnstown gains two more points on Reading and Wheeling. Playoffs look within their reach.

    CIN-1
    JHN-2 (OT)

    Ryan Munce stopped 23 of 24 shots faced for the win. Zbynek Hrdel and Gus Katsuras each had 1 goal and 1 assist with Katsuras potting the overtime game winner. Ian MacLean and Bryan Nathe added assists. Rookie star Maxime Boisclair was kicked out of the game midway through the first period with a slashing major. Katsuras, Munce and Hrdel were the game's three stars. Munce is 4-1-0 in his last 5 starts.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    JHN Hrdel, (12) (MacLean, Katsuras), 8:33

    Third Period
    CIN Daoust, (31) (Rawlyk, Stewart), 7:22

    Overtime
    JHN Katsuras, (10) (Nathe, Hrdel), 0:06 (PP)

    Game sheet from ECHL.com.

  • 7 years 37 weeks ago

    Backbreaking finish.

    SPR-2
    POR-3

    Kevin Beech allowed 3 goals on 32 shots for the loss in his first AHL start. Beech surrendered Portland's winning goal with just 43 seconds left in regulation. Kyle Wanvig and David Spina had the Falcons goals. Eric Healey, Nick Kuiper and Adam Henrich added assists.

    First Period
    POR Ryan, (1) (Salcido, Weinrich), 4:28 (PP)
    POR Miller, (14) (Blanchard, Carter), 10:57 (PP)

    Second Period
    SPR Wanvig, (19) (Healey, Kuiper), 18:00 (PP)

    Third Period
    SPR Spina, (13) (Henrich), 16:11
    POR Wilson, (7) (Motzko, Carter), 19:17

    Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 years 37 weeks ago

    If Vincent Lecavalier played in a bigger market, there'd be no doubt who the MVP would be this season.

    WSH-2
    TB-4

    Johan Holmqvist stopped 23 of 25 shots faced for the win. Vincent Lecavalier had 1 goal and 2 assists to boost his season point total to 106. If you had a fever that high, you'd be dead. Dan Boyle had 1 goal and 1 assist and is now just one goal shy of the difficult to reach 20 goal mark for a defenseman. Also with 1 goal (shorthanded) and 1 assist Martin St. Louis goes into triple digits with a sick but still non-lethal 101. And, Cory Sarich had a multi-point night with 2 assists?!?!? Stock up on canned goods, people. Ryan Craig and Jason Ward had the other Lightning goals with individual helpers going to Paul Ranger, Andreas Karlsson, Filip Kuba and Vaclav Prospal.

    With the win the Lightning keep pace with Atlanta three points back in the division with their head-to-head match up still on tap in the season finale. They gain two points on the Islanders, who lost tonight, and maintain their gap on victorious Toronto, Montreal and the Rangers.

    Some numbers to consider as we enter the waning games of the season:
    -As mentioned, with one more goal Dan Boyle will reach 20 goals for a defenseman.
    -With 4 more points, Filip Kuba would reach the 40 point plateau. Difficult, but not impossible.
    -Despite missing almost 10 games with a knee injury, Paul Ranger is 3 points shy of the 30 point plateau. Also difficult, but not impossible.
    -Netminder Johan Holmqvist recorded his 26th win of the season last night. Even if the Lightning run the table, he cannot reach 30 wins. Darn the flu.

    Game sheet from NHL.com.

  • 7 years 37 weeks ago

    If the playoffs started tonight, Johnstown would be in.

    DAY-0
    JHN-2

    Morgan Cey stopped 35 of 35 shots faced for the shutout. ATO Rob Lehtinen led the way with 1 goal and 1 assist while red hot Radek Smolenak had a pair of assists. John Adams had the other Chiefs goal and Marek Kvapil also stayed hot with an assist. Cey, Lehtinen and Adams were the game's three stars.

    The win moves Johnstown back to .500 for the season at 31-31-6 and moves one point ahead of Reading into the final playoff spot in the ECHL North Division while still holding a game in hand. With Wheeling losing tonight to Cincinnati, Johnstown should have a 2 point lead on the Nailers as well at night's end. Johnstown controls their destiny and is now riding a three game winning streak in which they have beaten Cincinatti (#2 in the North Division), Toledo (#3 in the North Division) and Dayton (#1 in the North Division). Kvapil= season changer.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    JHN Adams, (4) (Lehtinen, Smolenak), 4:14 (PP)
    JHN Lehtinen, (2) (Kvapil, Smolenak), 8:34

    Game sheet from ECHL.com.

  • 7 years 37 weeks ago

    The season can't end soon enough.

    POR-5
    SPR-1

    Jonathan Boutin allowed 5 goals on 28 shots in the loss. Calling up Karri Ramo to avoid this mess? Smart move by the Lightning. ATO Justin Fletcher had the only Falcons goal off an assist by Adam Henrich.

    First Period
    POR Motzko, (26) , 5:58 (SH)
    POR Motzko, (27) (Miller, Wilson), 10:40 (PP)

    Second Period
    SPR Fletcher, (1) (Henrich), 5:33
    POR Carter, (14) (Miller), 15:02 (PP)

    Third Period
    POR Blanchard, (3) (Ryan, Hartigan), 5:29
    POR Miller, (13) (Ryan, Ferguson), 6:44

    Game sheet from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 years 37 weeks ago

    Thursday:
    Kazan got off to a great start in the opening game of their semifinal series round against CSKA winning 5-2. Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in the match for Ak Bars.

    Friday:
    Kazan took a commanding 2-0 series lead defeating CSKA 4-2. Dimitri Kazionov was scoreless in the match for Ak Bars.

    Game Three is scheduled for Sunday. A Kazan victory would send Kazionov and his team through to the Superleague finals.

  • 7 years 37 weeks ago

    Spokane 1 @ Everett 5
    Everett leads best-of-7 series 3-2

    The Everett Silvertips used a four goal second period to break open a tie game and untie their opening round series with Spokane. The Tips ended up with a 5-1 victory over the Chiefs, taking a 3-2 lead in the series. Dane Crowley was scoreless and plus-1 in the win. Game 6 is in Spokane Sunday.

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