Game Night Results

  • 7 years 6 weeks ago

    Chris Lawrence and Scott Jackson joined the Sea Wolves squad in Charleston, SC tonight after being reassigned from Norfolk earlier today. Not the best of debuts, Lawrence and Jackson on the same 5-on-5 squad were on the ice for the Stingray's first and third goals.

    Mississippi 2 @ South Carolina 3
    D Scott Jackson: 0-0-0; -2; 2 PIM; 1 SOG
    F Chris Lawrence: 0-0-0; -2; 0 PIM; 1 SOG

  • 7 years 6 weeks ago

    The Lightning are finally starting to establish an identity in the post-Tortorella era.


    Mike Smith allowed 4 goals on 29 shots in the win.

    First Period
    07:06 TB Stamkos (4), (Smaby, Jokinen)
    14:03 TB Artyukhin (3), (Recchi, Jokinen)(PP)

    Second Period
    03:09 FLA Booth (13), (unassisted)
    04:52 TB Lecavalier (13), (St. Louis, Malone)
    16:27 FLA Horton (7), (Stillman, Weiss)(PP)
    16:53 FLA Booth (14), (Frolik, McCabe)(PP)
    19:54 TB Lecavalier (14), (St. Louis, Malone)

    Third Period
    04:42 TB Malone (8), (St. Louis, Ranger)
    07:46 TB St. Louis (13), (Lecavalier, Malone)
    13:57 FLA Weiss (6), (Booth)

    I haven't seen a Lightning team play this physical is about 12.5 years. You can see, it's starting to sink in and become the new identity of this team. Rick Tocchet has found a real nice energy line with Artyukhin, Szczechura, and Pettinger, and he's got some other bangers like Hall and it's starting to get contagious. I noticed Andrej Meszaros and Mark Recchi starting to take the body more recently and tonight, my goodness, Vaclav Prospal was in seek and destroy mode on a couple of plays. When you start getting a finesse playmaker like Prospal to lower the boom, you've got something cooking.

    The other side of the equation, as I said last night, is that the first line has to get cooking, and they did tonight. The Lightning are getting secondary contributions, but they're meaningless unless Lecavalier and St. Louis can manufacture a couple of goals themselves between them on a nightly basis. Lecavalier's goal late in the second period settling down his tee shot off a Marty St. Louis rebound was a big, big goal; maybe the biggest of the year thus far.

    The Lightning are now 6 games under .500 and I think they now need to go into the same mode Norfolk is in: try to get this thing back to .500 over the next month or so and then go from there.

    Matt Smaby had 1 assist, 2 shots, 2 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 12:57 tonight. He made some mistakes, but they were mistakes of aggression, which I think the coaching staff is more able to live with than passive mistakes.

    Paul Szczechura had 4 shots, 1 hit, and was 50% on draws in 10:08.

    Steven Stamkos had 1 goal, and was +1 with 3 shots, 1 hit, and he was 60% on draws. He might've stolen Smaby's first NHL goal from him on the tap in (Smaby got his first NHL point on the resulting assist). As with Smaby, Stamkos isn't playing perfect, but he's at least playing aggressive. Controlled aggression: that's what this team's motto needs to be.

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  • 7 years 6 weeks ago



    Mike McKenna stopped 34 of 36 shots faced for the win.

    First Period
    NOR Segal, (12) , 2:37
    NOR Keller, (4) (Ward, Potulny), 5:11

    Second Period
    NOR Potulny, (5) (Konopka, Bochenski), 1:25 (PP)
    NOR Downie, (4) (Lundin, Bochenski), 3:10 (PP)
    NOR Rosehill, (2) (Potulny, Lundin), 15:36
    PHI Matsumoto, (11) (DeSantis, Syvret), 17:38 (PP)
    NOR Downie, (5) (Smolenak, Lundin), 19:36

    Third Period
    NOR Downie, (6) (Mihalik), 10:16
    PHI Klotz, (1) (Matsumoto, Sirianni), 14:08

    Steve Downie, Grant Potulny, and Mike Lundin were the game's three stars.

    Downie continues to make a strong case for a recall. That young man is a stud prospect.

    Norfolk improves to 13-16-5 this season, just 3 games under .500. Next up, a three game roadie through the Northeast starting on New Year's Eve at Portland.

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  • 7 years 6 weeks ago

    World Junior Championships
    Canada 8 vs. Czech Republic 1
    W Dana Tyrell, CAN: Injured
    G Dustin Tokarski, CAN: Win, 21 saves on 22 shots

    Tokarski got Canada's first start in the tournament and responded with a series of huge saves in the opening period to keep the game scoreless before Canada's onslaught began. After Canada had a snowman on the board, the only question would be if Tokarski got his shutout. He was beaten late to nullify that, but his big-game play came through once again - this time on the international stage in what he called the biggest start of his young career.

    TSN One-on-One with Tokarski
    TSN Game Highlights

    Canada plays Borat's homeland on Sunday. Chet Pickard will likely get the start in that game.

  • 7 years 6 weeks ago

    Florida's luck finally ran out in the shootout.

    FLA-3 (SO)

    Mike Smith allowed 3 goals on 28 shots before stopping 2 of 4 shooters in the penalty shot session for the shootout win.

    First Period
    11:24 TB Eminger (2), (Ranger)
    18:28 FLA Ballard (4), (Boynton, Dvorak)

    Second Period
    16:53 TB Recchi (8), (Eminger, Pettinger)
    18:27 TB Artyukhin (2), (Malone, Eminger)

    Third Period
    13:37 FLA Stillman (8), (Bouwmeester, Ballard)(PP)
    19:46 FLA McCabe (6), (Weiss, Stillman)


    TB- Hall, Jokinen, Malone
    FLA- Stillman, Horton

    Interesting message sent by Tocchet to Lecavalier and St. Louis by going with shooters like Hall and Artyukhin in the shootout session. Considering the Lightning have won the past two games on the road without any meaningful contributions offensively from the top line, one could interpret this as a wake-up call. If Lecavalier and Marty ever do get it cooking along with the secondary scoring the team has, they could reel off a winning streak here. Taking both ends of a home-and-home away from that vile cesspool of a franchise down in South Florida by winning tomorrow night at home would be an outstanding morale booster for the team and the fanbase alike.

    Paul Szczechura was +1 with 1 shot and 2 blocked shots in 14:30. He got a fair amount of ice time but wasn't terribly noticable.

    Steven Stamkos was +1 with 5 shots and 3 hits in 13:17. He was really flying tonight, and he had a point blank chance in the third period that could've been the dagger in Florida's heart. He's still struggling anywhere below the circles because of his lack of strength, but his jump was good tonight and he seemed more aggressive. If they can get that effort from Stamkos every night for the next little while, they'll take it, I'm sure.

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  • 7 years 7 weeks ago

    Best performance of the year by the Lightning.


    Mike Smith stopped 15 of 15 shots faced for the big shutout win. He was on tonight. No rebounds.

    First Period

    Second Period
    05:15 TB Pettinger (2), (Szczechura, Recchi)

    Third Period
    11:14 TB Szczechura (2), (Jokinen, Recchi)(PP)

    Paul Szczechura, Matt Pettinger, and Mark Recchi were your three stars, and let me tell you, Szczechura played an awesome game at both ends of the ice. #38 seems to live in the opposing team's passing lanes, and when the Lightning went into the trap in the third period he drove the Pens crazy by picking off pass after pass. He set up the first goal. He scored the insurance goal. And he was all up in the Pens business to protect what he helped build. Great game by Szczechura. He's a revelation. Quite possibly the smartest prospect in Lightning history.

    Szczechura had 1 goal and 1 assist and was +1 with 4 shots, 1 hit, and he was 29% on draws in 13:28. He tortured Pittsburgh in those 13:28.

    Steven Stamkos was a non-factor in 7:47 of ice time.

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  • 7 years 7 weeks ago

    World Junior Championships (exhibition)
    Canada 7 vs. Finland 3
    W Dana Tyrell, CAN: Did not play - out for tournament.
    G Dustin Tokarski, CAN: Win, 14 saves on 17 shots

    Tokarski got the full game for Canada, but was beaten early when Finland's Nestori Lahde caught St. Louis Blues super-prospect Alex Pietrangelo flat footed resulting in a semi-breakaway. Lahde put a high wrister over Tokarski's shoulder. Tokarski had little chance on the second goal as a Finn was left alone in front and after taking a pass from behind the net, potted a wrister over Tokarski's arm as Dustin tried to square to the shooter and eliminate space.

    Tokarski will watch as Chet Pickard gets the next exhibition start for Canada against Slovakia.

  • 7 years 7 weeks ago

    Team Russia won the Swedish leg of the Euro Tour this week going 3-0-0 in the Channel One Cup.

    Defenseman Janne Niskala appeared for Finland (1-1-1) in the tournament, registering a pair of goals in his team's tournament closing 5-2 win over the Czech Republic. Niskala also had 4 penalty minutes and was -1 for the week.

    Johan Harju was a late addition for Sweden after an injury to one of the Tre Kroner's forwards. Harju had a power play assist in garbage time of Sweden's 6-2 loss in Russia. Harju also had 2 penalty minutes and was -1 in the tournament.

  • 7 years 7 weeks ago

    Team Canada Notes:
    Canada called in Evander Kane, a BP favorite and teammate of Lightning prospect James Wright in Vancouver, to presumably take the spot of the injured Dana Tyrell. Tyrell suffered a "significant" knee injury Friday night in an exhibition game vs. Sweden and his tournament officially over.

    Also, Canada coach Pat Quinn said the goaltenders' peformance Friday night did not sway him one way or another on a starter. Dustin Tokarski (0 GAA Friday) and Chet Pickard (2 GAA Friday) will go into today's game neck and neck.

    Prince George Spruce Kings 1 @ Victoria Grizzlies 2
    W Justin Courtnall, VIC: 0-1-1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 38 GP, 12-31-43, 62 PIM

    Courtnall goes into the Christmas break with a clear future (Boston University in the fall) and the Grizzlies scoring lead. He is 13th in league scoring. Powell’s Darcy Oakes, 31-38-69 in 39 games, is 19 points ahead of anyone else in the league. The 6-0, 175-pound Oakes is a 20 year old winger from Ontario.

    Des Moines @ Fargo Force - POSTPONED
    Inclement weather in the upper-midwest forced the postponement of all USHL games.

    The QMJHL, OHL, WHL are all off until December 27 for Christmas.

  • 7 years 7 weeks ago

    Karri getting it cooking?

    PHI-2 (SO)

    Karri Ramo allowed 2 goals on 32 shots before stopping all 4 shooters he faced in the penalty shot session for the shootout win.

    First Period
    NOR Smolenak, (12) (Segal, Jones), 14:35 (PP)

    Second Period
    PHI Ross, (13) (Guenin, Giroux), 12:48
    NOR Ward, (2) (Downie, Jones), 17:26 (PP)

    Third Period
    PHI Giroux, (17) (Ross), 14:17


    NOR- Bochenski, Gratton

    Brandon Bochenski and Ramo were the game's first and third stars.

    Good road win, although the team went into a bit of a shell in the third period getting outshot 15-5. Ramo finally let in the 13th or 14th one he faced in the period, and they went to overtime. Still, the Ads played a great 40 minutes, got a couple of power play goals, and then exorcized some demons in the shootout. Defense in playing better. Goaltending is playing better. And, you've got a dangerous group of forwards that is basically three lines deep. They're still 4 games under .500, and about 7 points behind Binghamton and Wilkes/Barre with both teams holding games in hand on Norfolk, but the Admirals have a slew of home games coming up in January. So, for Norfolk, I think the push is to get back to .500 and by then, hopefully, be within striking distance of 4th place and have something to play for down the stretch.

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