Game Night Results

  • 7 years 15 weeks ago

    The Lightning made Toronto look like an AHL team, and it wasn't nearly Tampa Bay's best effort.


    Dan Ellis stopped all 28 shots he faced for the shutout. He made key saves when the Lightning needed them to make sure the Leafs didn't sustain a comeback surge. Very good effort.

    First Period
    11:10 TB Stamkos (12), St Louis (9), Lecavalier (6)(PP)
    11:39 TB Thompson (1), Lundin (3), Tyrell (1)
    19:13 TB Moore (5), Jones (4), Malone (7)

    Second Period

    Third Period
    05:46 TB Stamkos (13), Hall (3),Ohlund (1)

    Dan Ellis, Steven Stamkos, and Dominic Moore were the game's three stars. The Lightning got away with sleepwalking through the second period because they're just a superior team talent-wise relative to Toronto and because Ellis played well tonight. I suspect Boucher will not let the Lightning get to happy about this win, because they didn't play as well as the scoreboard indicates. Still, it's a good way to snap a three game skid and, for the moment, climb back withing two points of the Caps in the division. To me that's the key. The Lightning need to maintain contact with Washington in the standings and hope they can win the balance of the head-to-head matches with Washington. If they do that, they can be a one or two seed in the East at season's end. And, what the Lightning should know from the 2003-2004 campaign is that being a top seed can really help you by giving you two easier rounds to get settled into the playoffs before the bombs start dropping in the conference finals.

    Stupid Canadian media moment of the night: Sportsnet Canada's studio hosts claiming that the Lightning simply had to trade Steven Stamkos to Boston for draft picks. They must've smoked their body weight in dope before going on camera. Don't do drugs, kids, or you might end up as a studio host in Toronto being forced to watch 82 games of a horrible hockey team.

    Mattias Ritola had 1 hit in 9:56. As I've said before, he's an NHLer from the blueline in.

    Dana Tyrell had an assist and was +1 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 14:11. Another high intensity night for Dana. I liked it. He was a thorn in Toronto's side.

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  • 7 years 15 weeks ago

    World Junior A Challenge

    Canada East 1 vs. USA 6
    C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 3-0-3, 0 PIM

    USA opened defense of their 2009 Gold medal with a convincing 6-1 win over Canada East. Lightning prospect Jimmy Mullin led the way for the Americans with a hat trick. He was originally credited with an assist on USA’s first goal, but it was later changed to his goal. The Fargo Force (USHL) forward followed that up with USA’s second goal, giving the Americans a 2-1 lead in the second period. He completed the hat trick in Penticton, B.C., with the USA’s final goal mid-way through the third period. (Hockey Canada photo)

    Canada West 4 vs. Switzerland 5 (OT)
    C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-1-1, 0 PIM

    Canada West found themselves down 3-0 going into the third period of their WJAC opener before mounting a furious comeback to send the game to overtime. Lighting prospect Brendan O’Donnell, playing on his home ice in Penticton, earned the primary assist on West’s game tying goal with just over 6 minutes to go in the game. The Swiss won on an overtime goal scored on the power play. West had taken a delay of game penalty in the closing seconds of the third period.

  • 7 years 15 weeks ago


    Baie-Comeau Drakkar 3 @ Montreal Juniors 5
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 9 GP, 0-6-6, +5, 0 PIM

    Landry continues to pile up assists since his return from injury. The Drakkar have lost their last 21 games (0-16-2-3). They’ve won once this season.


    Plymouth Whalers 6 @ Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3
    D Brock Beukeboom, SSM: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (closing hand on puck)
    Season Totals: 16 GP, 0-2-2, -6, 38 PIM

    After going his first 14 games without a point, Beukeboom has assists in his last two contests.


    Brandon Wheat Kings 1 @ Regina Pats 4
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (hooking), *Second Star*
    Season totals: 17 GP, 7-7-14, -6, 34 PIM

    A big win for Regina, who is now two points away from escaping the East Division cellar.

  • 7 years 15 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 2 @ Carolina Stingrays 1 (Saturday)
    C Mitch Fadden: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM (tripping), 0 SOG
    Season totals: 9 GP, 3-10-13, -3, 10 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: 1-0-1, E, 2 PIM (high sticking), 2 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season totals: 8 GP, 3-1-4, -3, 4 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Win, 39 saves on 40 shots, *First Star*
    Season totals: 5 GP, 3-2-0-0, 3.85 GAA, .885 sv%, 0 SO

    Florida avenged a 5-3 loss to Carolina Friday with a close win Saturday. Hutchings’ game winner came late in the second period.

    Florida Everblades 4 @ Carolina Stingrays 3 (OT) (Sunday)
    C Mitch Fadden: 1-0-1, +2, 2 PIM (roughing), 4 SOG, *First Star*
    Season totals: 10 GP, 4-10-14, -1, 12 PIM
    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (roughing), 2 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 3-1-4, -3, 4 PIM
    G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
    Season totals: 5 GP, 3-2-0-0, 3.85 GAA, .885 sv%, 0 SO

    Fadden (pictured) scored on a slap shot while on an overtime power play. He extended his point streak to 8 games. He’s registered at least a point in 9 of his 10 games so far this year.

  • 7 years 15 weeks ago

    World Junior A Challenge
    Canada West 3 vs. USA 5 (Exhibition)
    C Brendan O’Donnell, CW: 0-1-1, 2 PIM (tripping)
    C Jimmy Mullin, USA: 1-1-2, 0 PIM

    Canada West jumped out to a 2-0 first period lead, but Mullin (pictured) started the USA comeback with a second period goal and the Americans scored 4 of the game’s next 5 goals after that for the exhibition win.


    Baie-Comeau Drakkar 0 @ Gatineau Olympiques 1 (OT)
    D Adam Janosik, GAT: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 2-4-6, +5, 12 PIM

    The Olympiques needed overtime to beat the league’s worst team.

    Montreal Juniors 3 @ Quebec Remparts 2
    D Charles Landry, MTL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 1 Hit
    Season Totals: 8 GP, 0-5-5, +5, 0 PIM

    Montreal completed the home-and-home sweep of top-ranked Quebec with a 3-2 win Saturday. The #GuyBoucherKarma continues on Patrick Roy.


    Kingston Frontenacs 3 @ Belleville Bulls 2 (SO)
    C/W Richard Panik, BEL: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM (goaltender interference x2)
    Season totals: 18 GP, 11-11-22, +1, 25 PIM

    Panik earned a point, but failed to convert his shootout attempt.

    Owen Sound Attack 3 @ Erie Otters 2
    D Geoffrey Schemitsch, OS: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 18 GP, 1-10-11, +9, 2 PIM

    The Attack got revenge on Erie for a Friday loss.

    Mississauga St. Michaels Majors 4 @ Oshawa Generals 1
    G Michael Zador, OSH: Did not play.
    Season Totals: 7-3-1-1, 3.48 GAA, .880 sv%, 1 SO

    Zador watched Saturday after getting pulled early Friday.


    Regina Pats 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5
    RW Carter Ashton, REG: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 16 GP, 6-6-12, -7, 32 PIM

    Ashton had at least a point in 4 of his last 5 games entering the Moose Jaw game.

    Edmonton Oil Kings 7 @ Prince George Cougars 3
    RW Brett Connolly, PG: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 19 GP, 15-10-25, -5, 6 PIM

    The Cougars suffered a bad home loss a day after beating the Oil Kings.

    Saskatoon Blades 4 @ Swift Current Broncos 3 (OT)
    D Teigan Zahn, SAS: 0-1-1, +1, 4 PIM (cross checking, tripping)
    Season totals: 18 GP, 1-2-3, +7, 28 PIM

    Zahn is becoming a point machine by his statistical standards.

  • 7 years 15 weeks ago

    #12 Michigan State Spartans 1 @ Western Michigan Broncos 3
    D Luke Witkowski, UWM: 0-0-0, +2, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 10 GP, 0-3-3, +7, 16 PIM

    Western Michigan continues to play well sweeping a ranked Michigan State team.

    #19 Cornell Big Red 6 @ Clarkson Golden Knights 1
    D Kirill Gotovets, COR: 1-1-2, +4, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 4 GP, 1-1-2, Even, 0 PIM

    Gotovets recorded his first collegiate goal and first assist as the Big Red handled Clarkson.

    Harvard Crimson 1 @ #18 Rensselaer Engineers 0
    F Alex Killorn, HAR: 1-0-1, Even, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM

    Harvard collected their first win of the season as Killorn scored the game winner with 9 seconds left in the third period.

    Vermont Catamounts 3 @ Providence Friars 3 (OT)
    F Matt Marshall, UVM: Did not play
    Season totals: 5 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM

    Marshall sat out as Vermont tied Providence on the road. The Catamounts record moves to 0-3-3.

  • 7 years 15 weeks ago

    Bruised and out of gas.


    Mike Smith allowed 5 goals on 39 shots for the loss with Dan Ellis out ill. His five hole was open all night like a Waffle House. Not good.

    First Period
    12:16 SJ Marleau (5), (unassisted)(SH)
    13:58 TB St Louis (6), Stamkos (11), Lecavalier (4)
    15:26 SJ Marleau (6), Boyle (7), Demers (3)(PP)

    Second Period
    11:27 SJ Heatley (6), Couture (1), Boyle (8)
    17:27 SJ McCarthy (2), Mayers (2), Murray (3)

    Third Period
    00:27 SJ Couture (5), Heatley (9)
    18:13 TB Stamkos (11), Lecavalier (5), Clark (3)

    With several players out hurt, and several others in the lineup dinged up, you could see the Lightning sag when it got to 3-1. It's been a tough roadtrip, with only three of a possible eight points gained. They'll have the opportunity now to get healthy and get back on schedule back home in Tampa Bay. It hurts a little bit, but this Lightning club hasn't been able to ice a regular lineup in a while, starting with Simon Gagne's injury. Once everyone returns the top two lines will settle in, the depth players will return to the bottom two lines, and everything will work itself out. The goaltending is still the only thing I'm truly concerned about.

    Mattias Ritola was -1 with 1 shot in 9:09.

    Dana Tyrell was scoreless in 11:49. The scorekeepers in San Jose must be blind, because I know I saw him throw at least one hit tonight.

    Blair Jones was -1 in 7:41 and was 50% on 8 draws.

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  • 7 years 15 weeks ago

    Norfolk gets Pogge'd.


    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 28 shots for the loss. He also stopped a regulation penalty shot.

    First Period
    CHA Dalpe, (1) (Osala, Sanguinetti), 13:06
    NOR Berry, (1) (Labrie, Pouliot), 14:07

    Second Period
    CHA Boychuk, (6) (Bowman, Terry), 3:08 (PP)

    Third Period
    CHA Micflikier, (4) (Dalpe), 11:16

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie was the game's third star. Norfolk outshot Charlotte 42-28 but could not master Checkers netminder Justin Pogge.

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  • 7 years 15 weeks ago

    HV 71 6 @ Sodertalje 1
    Riku Helenius, Sodertalje, ND, 6.35 GAA
    Season totals: 8 GP, 0-6-0, 0 SO, 3.06 GAA, .873 GAA

    Riku Helenius spelled starter Pontus Sjogren at 10:33 of the third period after Sodertalje had fallen behind 5-0 today. The club eventually lost 6-1. Ex-Devils pick Teemu Laine had a goal for HV 71.

    Cherepovets 4 @ Novokuznetsk 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Cherepovets, DNP
    Season totals: 13 GP, 5-8-0, 1 SO, 2.99 GAA, .904 sv%

    Wow. Vasily Koshechkin sat backup behind third string netminder Sergei Borisov today in Cherepovets' 4-2 win over Novokuznetsk. It was the 25 year old Borisov's first game of the season. Ex-Lightning forward Martin Cibak had a pair of goals in the win for Severstal.

  • 7 years 15 weeks ago

    Florida Everblades 3 @ Carolina Stingrays 5
    C Mitch Fadden: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM (hooking), 2 SOG
    Season totals: 8 GP, 3-9-12, -3, 8 PIM

    LW Alex Hutchings: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season totals: 7 GP, 2-1-3, -3, 2 PIM

    G Jaroslav Janus: Did not play.
    Season totals: 4 GP, 2-2-0-0, 4.69 GAA, .852 sv%, 0 SO

    Florida’s winning streak was stopped at three games after the Stingrays broke a 3-3 third period tie with 2 goals. Mitch Fadden had a puck deflect off of him into the net for his third goal of the year. He extended his point streak to 6 games with a 2 point night. Hutching tied for the team lead with 6 shots. Former Lightning prospect and Everblades Captain Mike Egener scored his first goal of the year and recently signed winger Nick Tarnasky, also a former Lightning prospect, had an assist in his Florida debut. Egener (pictured) had 11 goals last year for the Ontario Reign of the ECHL. His previous career high was 3 goals with Lightning AHL affiliate Springfield in 2004-2005. This includes his WHL career, also.

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