Game Night Results

  • 15 weeks 2 days ago

    Playing out the string, Crunch still sorting out themselves for next season.

    WBS-3
    SYR-2 (SO)

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 2 goals on 31 shots before allowing 2 of 5 to convert in the penalty shot session for the Shootout loss.

    First Period
    WBS Kobasew, (9) (Ebbett, Dumoulin), 4:46 (PP)
    SYR Namestnikov, (19) (Korobov, Connolly), 8:18 (PP)
    SYR DiSalvatore, (11) (Marchessault, Mormina), 16:09 (PP)

    Second Period
    WBS Kobasew, (10) (Machacek, Dumoulin), 7:28 (PP)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    WBS- Zlobin, Machachek
    SYR- NONE

    Yanni Gourde and Vladislav Namestnikov were the game's second and third stars. Henri Ikonen made his North American pro debut with 2 shots and he was also unsuccessful in his shootout attempt.

    Syracuse remains stuck at 1 game under .500 with 5 games left in their season.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 15 weeks 3 days ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Finals
    (1)Magnitogorsk 1 vs. (4)Ufa 0 (OT)
    Magnitogorsk Wins the Series 4-1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 24/24, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
    Playoff totals: 14 GP, 12-2-0, 2 SO, 1.66 GAA, .944 sv%

    Andrey Vasilevskiy, UFA, OT Loss, 37/38, 0.98 GAA, .974 sv%
    Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
    Playoff totals: 18 GP, 9-9-0, 1 SO, 1.99 GAA, .934 sv%

    Yaroslav Khabarov's goal 1:14 into Overtime broke a scoreless tie and sent Magnitogorsk to the Gagarin Cup Finals by virtue of their 1-0, Game Five win over Ufa. Vasily Koshechkin stopped all 24 shots he faced in the match for his second shutout of the series. At the other end, Andrey Vasilevskiy sparkled making 37 saves in the hard luck loss. You simply cannot ask for more from a 19 year old goaltender. You can't.

  • 15 weeks 3 days ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    North Bay Battalion 4 @ Barrie Colts 7
    Best-of-7 Eastern Conference Semifinals tied, 2-2

    D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-1-1, +2, 2 PIM
    Playoff totals: 11 GP, 3-1-4, +2, 12 PIM
    Season totals: 55 GP, 4-26-30, +12, 56 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

    D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-0-0, -2, 7 PIM
    Playoff totals: 9 GP: 3-2-5, +1, 13 PIM
    Season totals: 63 GP, 11-25-36, +22, 121 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

    Barrie evened the series with a big, 7-4 win on Thursday night. North Bay lost two three-goal leads early in the game as the Colts came storming back. Barrie scored the game’s final six goals. The game got ugly late in the third period with a line brawl. Dotchin was on the ice and received a five-minute fighting penalty and a game misconduct for being in a “second fight.” Game 5 is Friday in North Bay.

  • 15 weeks 3 days ago

    No. 13 North Dakota 1 vs No. 2 Minnesota Golden Gophers 2
    National Semifinal

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 35 GP, 7-11-18, +8, 10 PIM
    2012-2013 totals: 29 GP, 2-8-10, E, 20 PIM

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Win, 36 saves on 37 shots
    Season totals: 37 GP, 26-5-6, 1.86 GAA, .935 sv%, 4 SO
    2012-2013 totals: 39 GP, 25-8-5, 1.88 GAA, .921 sv%, 3 SO

    Minnesota scored a shorthanded goal with .6 seconds left in regulation, sending the Gophers to the national championship game at the Frozen Four in Philadelphia. The No. 2 Gophers will face top-ranked Union on Saturday night. O’Donnell was on the ice for UND’s lone goal, scored less than a minute after Minnesota had taken a 1-0 lead in the third period over their longtime rivals. Wilcox stopped 36 shots, including four during UND’s last minute power play. Justin Holl scored the game winner for the Gophers, finding the puck in his skates in front of the UND net and sliding the puck home. Minnesota had just won an own-zone faceoff with 10 seconds left and rushed up the ice hoping to avoid overtime. They did, and now have a chance at a championship.

    O’Donnell’s junior season ends with career highs in goals, assists, and points. All signs point to him returning to North Dakota for his senior season next fall.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 15 weeks 3 days ago

    The sun still rises in Tampa Bay.

    PHI-2
    TB-4

    Anders Lindback allowed 2 goals on 36 shots for the victory tonight, 1 of which was an own goal tipped in by Palat. Lindback was magnificent, as he was in relief in the last game against Toronto. Is he as athletic and aesthetically pleasing as Ben Bishop between the pipes? No. Is he fully capable of stopping pucks? Yes, and he showed resiliency and mental toughness by not cracking after the Flyers broke through on him. He stayed focus, got a good team effort in front of him (including some street hockey netminding by Gudas) and got the W.

    First Period
    2:00 TB Johnson (24), (Stamkos, Kostka)

    Second Period
    18:39 PHI Simmonds (27), (Giroux, Voracek)(PP)

    Third Period
    4:33 TB Panik (3), (Hedman, Kostka)
    9:43 TB Brewer (2), (Johnson, Palat)
    12:22 PHI Couturier (12), (Streit)
    14:14 TB Stamkos (25), (Filppula, Hedman)(PP)

    Lindback, Tyler Johnson, and Richard Panik were the game's three stars.

    Let it not be said that this Lightning team packs it in the second they hit a bump in the road. There was a lot of hand wringing and consternation with the injury to Ben Bishop that will, at a minimum, shut him down for the rest of the regular season. But, much like when Stamkos broke his leg and the captain of the team decided he wanted to go to Broadway, the Lightning circled the wagons. They came out very strong tonight and got a quick goal on Philly, which was great. I thought they took their foot off the gas through to the end of the Second Period, which was not good, but Lindback has something to prove and he played fantastic to keep the Lightning in it until they broke it open in the Third Period, where only a goofy own goal blemished a complete 20 minute team effort. So, the sky didn't fall and, in fact, with Montreal losing tonight the Lightning can get home ice in the first round if they win out in the final 2 games of the regular season.

    Throughout the campaign, I've written regularly about segment goals with the team, with an eye on 96 points in 80 games. With the victory tonight, the Lightning nailed down 97 points in 80 games and they got the target number of 12 in the 8th and final segment of the year. In games 81 and 82, if they can get at least 3 of the 4 possible points, they have an opportunity to get to 100 points, which is truly an accomplishment for any team, let alone one this young.

    Mike Kostka returned from his concussion with 2 assists, a +3 rating, and 1 blocked shot in 14:18. Win if you can. Survive if Mike Kostka lets you.

    Andrej Sustr had 2 penalty minutes and 1 hit in 19:36. It wasn't Andrej's best game, as I've seen him a lot tighter and under control defensively, but it's still pretty good that you can play him 19+ minutes and not worry about him completely wetting the bed. With the appearance tonight, Sustr reaches 41 NHL games played this season, which graduates him from prospect status on the website. Sustr becomes the 10th prospect to graduate this season, finishing out a class the likes of which we may never see again. To put this in perspective, there were only 10 prospects that graduated on the site in the previous 4 seasons combined (I looked it up). Congratulations to Andrej and everyone in the 2013-2014 Bolt Prospects Alumni class.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 15 weeks 4 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 4 @ Gatineau Olympiques 2
    Mooseheads lead best-of-7 second round series, 3-1

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 0-3-3, +1, 2 PIM, 3 Hits, 3 SOG, 13/28 FO, *Second Star*
    Playoff totals: 8 GP, 8-16-24, +7, 8 PIM
    Season totals: 46 GP, 29-70-108, +49, 43 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    Halifax scored three times in the second period, building a 3-0 lead they’d never relinquish. Drouin had primary assists on two of those three goals, and a secondary assist on Halifax’s empty netter at the end of the game. He extended his streak of multi-point games to 11 and his point streak to 21. He was a game star for the 10th consecutive game. Halifax can close out the series at Gatineau on Friday.

  • 15 weeks 4 days ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Finals
    (4)Ufa 0 vs. (1)Magnitogorsk 1
    Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 3-1
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, SO, 39/39, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
    Playoff totals: 13 GP, 11-2-0, 1 SO, 1.78 GAA, .941 sv%

    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Loss, 26/27, 1.01 GAA, .963 sv%
    Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
    Playoff totals: 17 GP, 9-8-0, 1 SO, 2.05 GAA, .931 sv%

    Mike Keenan's gamble paid off. After giving veteran netminder Vasily Koshechkin the quick hook in Metallurg's 4-0 Game Three loss to Ufa, Koshechkin responded with a 39 save shutout performance in Game Four to put Metallurg on the threshold of the Gagarin Cup Finals. Rookie netminder Andrey Vasilevskiy was splendid in defeat, stopping 26 of 27 shots faced, but defenseman Viktor Antipin's power play goal was all it took for Metallurg to put Ufa on the brink of elimination. Game Five is slated for Friday with Ufa's back squarely against the wall.

  • 15 weeks 5 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Gatineau Olympiques 5
    Mooseheads lead best-of-7 second round series, 2-1

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 2-0-2, -1, 2 PIM, 1 Hit, 6 SOG, 8/22 FO, *Third Star*
    Playoff totals: 7 GP, 8-13-21, +6, 6 PIM
    Season totals: 46 GP, 29-70-108, +49, 43 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    Halifax suffered their first defeat of the 2014 playoffs, losing 5-2 in Gatineau. Jonathan Drouin continued his multi-point game streak, which rose to nine, and he still has been a game star in every playoff game so far. Game 4 is Thursday.

    Ontario Hockey League

    North Bay Battalion 1 @ Barrie Colts 2
    Battalion lead best-of-7 Eastern Conference Semifinals, 2-1

    D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM
    Playoff totals: 10 GP, 3-0-3, E, 10 PIM
    Season totals: 55 GP, 4-26-30, +12, 56 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

    D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
    Playoff totals: 8 GP: 3-2-5, +3, 6 PIM
    Season totals: 63 GP, 11-25-36, +22, 121 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

    Barrie got back in the series with a 2-1 home win on Tuesday night. Jake Dotchin scored the game’s first goal. Barrie would add another then hold on for the win. Game 4 is Thursday.

  • 15 weeks 5 days ago

    A solid, satisfying win... but at what price?

    TOR-0
    TB-3

    Ben Bishop made 3 saves on 3 shots before leaving the game 5:43 into the First Period in serious discomfort after falling to the ice while catching a puck with his glove hand. Wrist, elbow, shoulder? Whatever it was, Bishop was writhing in pain enough to leave doubt whether he'll be available anytime soon. Anders Lindback entered the game and stopped all 25 shots he faced the rest of the way for the combined shutout and the win. Putting aside any critique of Bishop's workload, I feel like Lindback's play in his last start merited more starting time than Cooper has given him. He looked good again tonight, including a sparkling glove save toward the end of the Second Period. What I like about Lindback is the team in front of him seems to simplify its game and pay closer attention to detail rather than simply relying on Ben Bishop to be the eraser for their mistakes. It certainly appeared that way tonight.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    9:19 TB Palat (21), (Hedman, Gudas)
    15:45 TB Palat (22), (Stamkos, Hedman)(PP)

    Third Period
    19:47 TB Hedman (13), (unassisted)(EN)

    Lindback, Ondrej Palat, and Victor Hedman were the game's three stars.

    That was a fantastically well played hockey game by the Tampa Bay Lightning after the debacles against Calgary and Dallas. Ordinarily I'd be really excited about the way they played tonight, because it represents a total reversal of the issues that had plaqued the club earlier this season when it simply couldn't get power play production, couldn't kill penalties with any reliability, and struggled mightily to protect Third Period leads. They were ruthlessly efficient in all three aspects, which bodes well, but...

    Between Bishop leaving the game and Sami Salo also leaving early in the Second Period, you wonder if they won the battle and ended up losing the war. It's never a good thing when an injury looks so significant that people start asking you how quickly your KHL-based prospect goaltender-of-the-future might be available to be signed and, gulp, appear for your team in the playoffs. That's the scary predicament of the night, though, pending word on what ails Bishop.

    The Lightning's victory tonight puts them at 95 points for the season, 1 shy of our 80-game goal of 96 points and 2 points shy of the 10-game segment goal of 12 points earned. It's remarkable how efficient they've been about staying on schedule all season long.

    Andrej Sustr had 2 penalty minutes and 1 blocked shot in 18:10. He, again, had to play bigger minutes with one of his defensive corps-mates out of the game (in this case Salo). He made several key plays in the Second Period including breaking up a 3-on-1 by Toronto's top line. Tonight was his 40th game of the season, meaning he is now just 1 game away from graduation on the site. He'll likely be the capstone to an unprecedented Bolt Prospects Alumni class the likes of which we may never see again.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 16 weeks 47 min ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Finals
    (4)Ufa 4 vs. (1)Magnitogorsk 0
    Magnitogorsk Leads the Series 2-1
    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, SO, 22/22, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%
    Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
    Playoff totals: 16 GP, 9-7-0, 1 SO, 2.11 GAA, .929 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin, Loss, 20/22, 2.65 GAA, .909 sv%
    Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
    Playoff totals: 12 GP, 10-2-0, 0 SO, 1.91 GAA, .935 sv%

    Today might've been a game changer in the KHL Eastern Conference Finals. Not only did Lightning prospect goaltender Andrey Vasilevskiy post a 22 save shutout to hand Magnitogorsk just their second defeat of the KHL postseason, but Metallurg goaltender Vasily Koshechkin was pulled by Head Coach Mike Keenan after a Third Period soft goal that put Ufa up 2-0. What effect will the quick hook have on the veteran Koshechkin? We shall see when Game Four drops on Wednesday. Ex-Canucks draft pick Kirill Koltsov had a pair of assists in the win for Ufa.

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