Game Night Results

  • 7 years 5 weeks ago

    Season over.


    Antero Niittymaki allowed 3 goals on 6 shots for the loss before being lifted for Mike Smith, who allowed 4 goals on 20 shots the rest of the way.

    The Lightning are 8 points out of 8th with 7 games remaining, so it's getting to the point where the playoffs are extremely improbable statistically. When your best defenseman is Mike Lundin, you've got problems. It's just bizarre the way that several of the young forwards have progressed this season. Steve Downie got his 21st of the season tonight and Steven Stamkos has obviously been unconscious all year. But, these young d-men have not really progressed. Hedman has slid backward. Meszaros continues to steal money. Matt Smaby appears to have been banished to Chateau au Bow Wow. The only guy who has progressed has been Lundin, and somewhere off with Ricky Williams and Dave Chappelle, Paul Ranger has to be glad he isn't stuck in the middle of this. The goaltending, I believe, is a personnel issue. The defense is, in my mind, both a personnel and a coaching issue (and, in fairness, the Lightning have been struck with injuries again late in the year).

    I hope, at some point soon, the decision to move at least Mark Parrish and possibly also Paul Szczechura down to Norfolk with the Admirals just 2 points out of a playoff spot. The Lightning's chances are a lost cause. The Admirals are one good weekend away from being back in the dance.

    Dear Vincent Lecavalier: if you're going to retaliate on someone, do it with your fists, not with your stick. Please. The latter gets you suspended.

    Big Vladimir Mihalik was -1 in 12:10 of ice time. I doubt that's the effort he needed to get himself penciled into next year's plans.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 7 years 5 weeks ago


    Atlantic-3 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 0 @ Atlantic-2 Moncton Wildcats 4
    First Round, Game 5. Moncton wins Best of 7 Series 4-1
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Playoff Totals: 5 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 2 PIM
    Season Totals: 65 GP, 17-43-60, +39, 72 PIM

    Cape Breton put up a good fight in avoiding a sweep in Game 4, but was shutout by a much stronger team when the Wildcats returned to their home ice. Barberio went pointless for the first time in the series.

  • 7 years 5 weeks ago

    I wish the goal scoring dam would just hurry up and burst.


    Dustin Tokarski continues to be the victim of a lack of goal support. He allowed 2 goals on 25 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WOR McLaren, (4) (Joslin, Moore), 18:37

    Second Period
    WOR Lucia, (1) (Ferriero, Loprieno), 7:07

    Third Period

    Norfolk actually outshot Worcester 46-25, but they just can't seem to buy a goal right now. It's one of those stretches in the season where it feels like if they can just get a couple of ugly goals off some garbage or a lucky bounce the floodgates will open.

    Here's the good news: both Bridgeport and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton lost tonight. So, Norfolk remains 2 points out of a playoff spot and 3 points out of 3rd place in the division with the Pens holding 1 game in hand. The bad news is that there are only six games left in the regular season and Norfolk's next game is on the road against the East Division's second place team, Albany.

    Box score from

  • 7 years 5 weeks ago

    Kval till Elitserien
    Almtuna 1 @ Sodertalje 3
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 22/23, 1.00 GAA, .957 sv%
    Season totals: 9 GP, 4-2-2, 0 SO, 2.42 GAA, .923 sv%
    Kval till Elitserien totals: 4 GP, 4-0-0, 1 SO, 1.50 GAA, .941 sv%

    Things continue to run as smooth as silk for Sodertalje in Sweden's promotion/relegation tournament. The club got a pair of goals today from defenseman and ex-Panthers draft pick Topi Jaakola en route to a 3-1 win over Allsvenskan side Almtuna. Sodertalje leads the series by five points over the other Elitserien team in the series, Rogle, and by six points over the third place side, Leksands. The top two teams in the six game series with the most points after the ten game series is complete will earn their spots in the Elitserien next season. So, with another couple of wins, Helenius and Sodertalje should be close to clinching. As a reminder: wins count for three points in the standings in Sweden.

  • 7 years 5 weeks ago

    No.15 Vermont Catamounts 2 vs. No.5 Wisconsin Badgers 3
    NCAA West Regional Semifinal (St. Paul, MN)
    C/W Matt Marshall , UVM: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 33 GP, 1-4-5, -4, 14 PIM

    Vermont actually led this game 2-1 after the first period, but were then outshot 30-15 over the final two periods, being outscored 2-0. The Catamounts' season and impressive playoff run is now over. Marshall (pictured) was a healthy scratch for the fifth straight game after the sophomore only missed one regular season contest. His speed and defensive ability are assets to the Catamounts, and he’ll likely be a fixture on at least their third line next season.

    C/W Alexander Killorn, Harvard: Season complete.
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 9-11-20, E, 26 PIM

    Killorn, a sophomore, was one of the top prospects at the Lightning’s 2009 summer camp and could be a signing target of the Lightning this offseason. Speculation from Harvard followers is he’ll return to the Crimson next season, however. Stay tuned.

    D Luke Witkowski , Western Mich. Univ.: Season complete.
    Season Totals: 32 GP, 2-4-6, -13, 67 PIM

    Witkowski gained valuable ice time as a freshman defenseman for the Broncos this season, though he went through his ups and downs in his rookie year. He is expected to be a big part of WMU’s future on the blueline.

    USHS Update

    D Kirill Gotovets, Shattuck-St. Mary’s
    Season Totals: 44 GP, 8-19-27, 73 PIM

    Gotovets, a Cornell commit, had five points after 14 games, but has 22 points in his last 30. Shattuck is 42-11-4 entering the USA Hockey Tier 1 National Tournament in Chicago on April 7. Shattuck’s playoffs start following the Chicago tourney.

  • 7 years 5 weeks ago

    Things are about to get very desperate.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 21 shots for the loss.

    First Period

    Second Period
    WBS Wallace, (24) (Smith, Conner), 10:08 (PP)

    Third Period
    WBS Tangradi, (14) (Lee), 5:44 (PP)
    NOR Lashoff, (7) (Craig, Hall), 11:05 (PP)
    WBS Wallace, (25) (Smith, Engelland), 19:19 (EN)

    Matt Lashoff was the game's third star.

    Norfolk has seven games left to try to make the playoffs. They've fallen 3 points back of the Penguins for 3rd place in the North Division, putting them in 4th place in the division which places them in crossover peril from the 5th place team in the Atlantic Division. In the Atlantic, 3rd place Manchester thumped 5th place Bridgeport and 4th place Lowell beat Springfield in overtime. That means Manchester moves 5 points up on Norfolk with 1 game in hand, Lowell moves 4 points up on Norfolk and Bridgeport remains 2 points up on the Admirals. That means that if the playoffs began tomorrow, Norfolk would be staying home.

    Norfolk draws the best team in the Atlantic Division, Worcester, tomorrow night, so things won't get easier.

    Box score from

  • 7 years 5 weeks ago

    Eastern Conference Semifinals
    (2)Magnitogorsk 1 @ (3)Kazan 3
    Kazan Leads the Series 3-2
    Dmitri Kazionov, Kazan, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 52 GP, 18-9-27, +7, 18 PIM
    Playoff totals: 8 GP, 1-1-2, +4, 4 PIM

    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 21/24, 4.50 GAA, .875 sv%
    Season totals: 49 GP, 25-16-8, 8 SO, 1.96 GAA, .927 sv%
    Playoff totals: 8 GP, 5-3, 1 SO, 1.90 GAA, .935 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin was chased after 40 minutes as Kazan seized a 3-2 series lead over Magnitogorsk by defeating Metallurg 3-1. Lightning prospect Dmitri Kazionov played 17:31 in the match. Jarkko Immonen had 1 goal and 2 assists in the match for Kazan. Game Six is on Sunday.

    Elsewhere, Yulaev defeated Nizhnekamsk 2-1 in overtime to take a 3-2 Eastern Conference Semifinal lead in their series. Tomorrow, Yaroslavl will attempt to close out Spartak Moscow in Game Six of their Western Conference Semifinal series.

  • 7 years 5 weeks ago

    The Lightning actually win a game in Boston, despite being outshot 50-18. Wow.


    Antero Niittymaki allowed 3 goals on 50 shots for the win. Buy that man a beverage of his choice.

    First Period
    TB 0:49, Stamkos 44 (Downie, Lundin)
    TB 18:05, St. Louis 27 (Lecavalier, Hedman)
    BOS 19:33, Chara 6 (Krejci, Wideman)

    Second Period
    TB 6:50, Szczechura 4 (unassisted)
    BOS 10:42, Boychuk 5 (Krejci, Ryder)
    TB 19:34, Stamkos 45 (Foster)(PP)

    Third Period
    TB 3:00, Szczechura 5 (St. Louis, Tanguay)(PP)
    BOS 11:50, Recchi 16 (Bergeron, Seidenberg)

    Boston has been a house of horrors for the Lightning since the franchise's exception. Boston just thumped Atlanta 4-0 in key game that seemed like a bellweather for the playoffs. The Lightning, meanwhile, just 2-3 days ago looked like a team that was a legitimate contender to get the opportunity to draft Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin. That's why they play the games.

    Box score and extended statistics from

  • 7 years 5 weeks ago

    KHL (Russia) Western Conference Semifinals
    (2)KHK MVD 3 @ (8)Dynamo Riga 2 (OT)
    KHK MVD Wins the Series 4-1
    Martins Karsums, Dynamo Riga, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 12 GP, 4-4-8, +6, 16 PIM
    Playoff totals: 9 GP, 2-1-3, -1, 4 PIM

    Happy trails to Martins Karsums and Dynamo Riga. Alexei Ugarov scored a goal for KHK MVD 3:38 into the second overtime to topple Riga in Game Five and clinch a 4-1 semifinal series win. Karsums played 23:50 in the match. KHK MVD is the first team in the KHL playoffs to advance to their conference's finals.

    Elsewhere today, Yaroslavl defeated Spartak Moscow 2-1 to take a 3-2 series lead in their Western Conference Semifinal. Tomorrow will feature a pair of pivotal Game Five matchups in the Eastern Conference, including Magnitogorsk at Kazan.

    Kval till Elitserien (Sweden)
    Sodertalje 3 @ Leksands 2
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, Win, 22/24, 2.00 GAA, .917 sv%
    Season totals: 9 GP, 4-2-2, 0 SO, 2.42 GAA, .923 sv%
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 3-0-0, 1 SO, 1.67 GAA, .937 sv%

    Sodertalje overcame 1 goal and 1 assist by Coyotes first rounder Olivier Ekman-Larsson to stay undefeated in the Kval till Elitserien. Lightning prospect Riku Helenius ran his record to 3-0-0 in the promotion/relegation series with the win. Sodertalje faces Allsvenskan side Almtuna on Saturday in their fourth game of the ten game series.

  • 7 years 5 weeks ago


    Atlantic-2 Moncton Wildcats 1 @ Atlantic-3 Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4
    First Round, Game 4. Moncton leads Best of 7 Series 3-1
    D Mark Barberio, MCT: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 0 PIM
    Season Totals: 65 GP, 17-43-60, +39, 72 PIM

    Cape Breton already had a 4-0 lead before Barberio set up rookie Alex Saulnier on the power play late in the game. The series now returns to Moncton, where the Wildcats can dispose of the Screaming Eagles on Saturday. Barberio has a five-game point streak going back to the last game of the regular season.


    East-1 Barrie Colts 6 @ East-8 Sudbury Wolves 3
    Conference Quarterfinals, Game 4. Barrie wins Best of 7 Series 4-0
    LW/C Alex Hutchings, BAR: 0-1-1, +3, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 1-5-6, +6, 8 PIM
    Season Totals: 68 GP, 47-34-81, +44, 58 PIM
    W Matias Sointu, SBY: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 0-3-3, -3, 0 PIM [/i]
    Season Totals (OTT, SBY): 51 GP, 8-21-29, -3, 24 PIM

    Although Sudbury scored first in their quest to extend the series, the game was really never close as Barrie struck back for 3-1 and 6-2 leads before the Wolves scored late to give the game its final score. Hutchings earned a point in each game of the series, and has an eight-game point streak going back to the regular season. In fact, he’s earned a point in 20 of his last 21 games. Sointu’s first year in North America is complete, and although it starter rather slowly, his production really took off late in the season when he became a big part of Sudbury’s offense. Sointu was a 2008 seventh round pick. His immediate future is unknown.


    West-2 Vancouver Giants 5 @ West-7 Kamloops Blazers 4
    Conference Quarterfinals, Game 4. Vancouver wins Best of 7 Series 4-0
    C/W/D James Wright, VAN: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Playoff Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 2 PIM
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 6-13-19, -3, 17 PIM
    With Tampa Bay: 43 GP, 2-3-5, -9, 18 PIM

    Wright set up the game winning goal when he found Brendan Gallagher (2010 eligible) with a pass with less than five minutes remaining in the third period. Gallagher split the Kamloops defense and potted the winner. The Giants had fallen behind 4-3 half-way through the third period, but battled back for another close win and completed the series sweep. While the 4-0 series win may look like a blowout, two of the games went to overtime and the final game was decided in the closing minutes.

Syndicate content