Game Night Results

  • 2 weeks 2 hours ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sudbury Wolves 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 8

    D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, *Third Star*
    With SSM: 16 GP, 5-22-27, +14, 28 PIM
    With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
    Season totals: 45 GP, 15-50-65, +15, 93 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

    DeAngelo extended his point streak to 14 games with an assist, his 50th of the season. The Soo had seven different goal scorers.

    Plymouth Whalers 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 1

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 50 GP, 16-18-34, -10, 91 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

    DiGiacinto matched last year’s games-played total at 50.

    Western Hockey League

    Moose Jaw Warriors 2 @ Vancouver Giants 3 (OT)

    C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 46 GP, 23-37-60, +6, 38 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

    Moose Jaw forced overtime with an early third period goal, but the Giants prevailed in overtime, 3-2.

  • 2 weeks 10 hours ago

    Everytime the Lightning carry a 3 goal lead into the Second Intermission an angel gets its wings.


    Ben Bishop allowed 1 goal on 25 shots for the victory. He didn't have a ton of work after the First Period, but he made a handful of key saves over the course of the game to eventually allow the Lightning to stick this one in cruise control.

    First Period
    4:17 ANA Maroon (7), (Rakell, Palmieri)

    Second Period
    4:31 TB Stralman (4), (Boyle, Drouin)
    5:55 TB Johnson (22), (Palat, Garrison)
    18:05 TB Kucherov (22), (Stralman, Palat)
    19:39 TB Stamkos (31), (Killorn, Sustr)

    Third Period

    Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn were the game's first and third stars.

    Both teams in this contest played a very loose First Period defensively and could've had a handful of goals. Anaheim had a chance to really grab the game by the throat with a two goal lead early when they got a 2-on-0 breakaway, but their failure to convert turned the game into a race to see who could make the adjustments first, defensively. The Lightning, emphatically, took the game by the throat in the middle frame outshooting the Ducks 20-5 and building the three goal lead that allowed them to glide through the last 20 minutes. I find the stress-free lifestyle that affords Lightning fans to be a very good thing.

    Steven Stamkos had 6-7 scoring chances in this game and Victor Hedman, although silent offensively, ended up blocking 9 (9!) shots on defense after looking a little iffy on Anaheim's only marker. I'll say it again, when the Lightning's two best non-goalie players play like their best players, everything tends to flow from there.

    At the 60 game mark, the Lightning have ended another successful 10-game segment with 78 points, meaning they have 6 insurance points headed into the 7th 10-game segment of the year. 12 in 10 do it again, as we officially move into the stretch run of the season and the final quarter of the regular year. On paper, they should be able to get off to a solid start to the segment as the final two games of the road trip are against opponents in Phoenix and Colorado that don't have the same level of quality as the first three opponents. But, you know, games are played on ice not on paper.

    Nikita Nesterov had 1 shot and 3 hits in 16:57. He got caught flat footed on one breakaway allowed to the Ducks, but was otherwise efficient.

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  • 2 weeks 12 hours ago

    Nizhnekamsk 4 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 13/16, 7.31 GAA, .812 sv%
    Season totals: 49 GP, 30-10-6, 5 SO, 1.84 GAA, .935 sv%

    Vasily Koshechkin was lifted after 3 goals against 4:38 into the Second Period of Magnitka's 4-2 loss to Nizhnekamsk. Ex-Crunch forward Dan Sexton had a helper in the win for Nizhnekamsk.

    Mytischi 2 vs. Jokerit 4
    Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 44 GP, 1-8-9, E, 51 PIM

    Ex-Lightning first rounder Riku Helenius turned aside 40 shots to lead Jokerit to a 4-2 win over Mytischi. Dmitry Korobov played 23:27 in defeat. Ex-Flames second rounder Andrei Taratukhin had a pair of goals in defeat.

  • 2 weeks 1 day ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Baie-Comeau Drakkar 4 @ Quebec Remparts 6

    W Adam Erne, QUE: 1-1-2, +2, 2 PIM, 5 SOG, 4/5 FO, 1 Hit
    Season totals: 50 GP, 36-38-74, +23, 89 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

    Adam Erne set a new career high for points in a season with 74 after scoring a goal and an assist on Tuesday night. His previous high was 72, set last season. He has a seven-game point streak and a four-game goal streak. Erne has 19 points in his last 10 games. With the win, Quebec leapfrogged over B-C into fourth on the league table.

    Western Hockey League

    Moose Jaw Warriors 4 @ Victoria Royals 3

    C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-2-2, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Third Star*
    Season totals: 45 GP, 23-37-60, +5, 38 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

    Moose Jaw built an early 3-0 lead then had to scratch and claw for a 4-3 win.

    Medicine Hat Tigers 1 @ Calgary Hitmen 4

    D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 45 GP, 5-21-26, +12, 20 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

    Thomas has quietly racked up 10 points in his last 13 games.

  • 2 weeks 1 day ago

    Sport 0 vs. HPK 4
    Saku Salminen, HPK, DNP
    Season totals: 32 GP, 3-4-7, E, 4 PIM

    Ex-Preds pick Juuse Saros turned aside all 35 shots he faced in HPK's 4-0 win over Sport. Ex-Sharks 7th rounder had 1 goal and 1 assist in the win.

  • 2 weeks 2 days ago

    Lightning PP undermines them again.


    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 28 shots for the loss. He kept the game close and gave the Lightning a chance, particularly in the Second Period, but the team had no chance when he couldn't maintain contact by keeping out the third goal.

    First Period
    12:11 TB Nesterov (1), (Palat)

    Second Period
    7:04 LA Kopitar (12), (Lewis, McNabb)

    Third Period
    3:36 LA Nolan (4), (King, Shore)
    13:59 LA Carter (16), (Doughty, King)
    19:23 TB Johnson (21), (Kucherov, Hedman)

    The Lightning power play, which has been around 12% for the past couple of months, is evidently < 3% on the backside of back-to-back games. < 3%? It's hard to imagine a professional power play that bad (sans, of course, Syracuse's). The power play is so bad right now, it actually generates momentum for the other team. It's inexcusably bad, in fact.

    One night after stepping up and starting to take the bull by the horns, Steven Stamkos gets the puck taken off of him high in the offensive zone on the play that ended up transitioning into the Kings' lead goal. I don't mean to unfairly single anyone out, but he's got to be better.

    Luke Witkowski was -2 with 1 shot, 2 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 10:25. One night after his best performance of his young NHL career, he got crumpled behind his net in the First Period and subsequently co-donned the goat horns by backing down too much in the face of the rush on the Kings' lead goal.

    Nikita Nesterov had his first NHL goal and was +1 with 4 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 2 hits. It was a mixed bag of good and bad. Overall, you have to praise the assertiveness and whatever mistakes he made were mistakes of commission rather than tentative mistakes.

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  • 2 weeks 2 days ago

    Ontario Hockey League

    It was Family Day in Ontario, so the OHL had lots of afternoon games for people with the day off.

    Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 6 @ Sarnia Sting 0

    D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 1-0-1, +3, 0 PIM
    With SSM: 15 GP, 5-21-26, +14, 28 PIM
    With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, +1, 64 PIM
    Season totals: 44 GP, 15-49-64, +15, 93 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

    DeAngelo returned from an automatic one-game suspension for removing a helmet in a fight to score a goal against his former team and extend his point streak to 13 games. DeAngelo, who tied his career high for goals in a season, was honored before the game for his 3 ½ years with the Sarnia organization. His parents made the trip to the game for the ceremony. DeAngelo told the Sarnia broadcast during an intermission interview that (paraphrased) while his junior career is ending with the Soo, he’ll be remembered for his time with Sarnia, which is an honor.

    Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Guelph Storm 5 (OT)

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 49 GP, 16-18-34, -10, 91 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

    This one will hurt. Windsor outshot the Storm 50-36, but Guelph scored the game-tying goal in the final minute of regulation then won in overtime. The Spits are two points out of a playoff spot in the West.

    North Bay Battalion 2 @ Peterborough Petes 3

    D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 44 GP, 7-18-25, -12, 64 PIM
    2013-14 totals (Czech U20): 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

    Peterborough came back from a 2-0 hole to defeat the Battalion, 3-2. The Petes are now tied for the last playoff spot in the East. Masin continues to consistently hit the scoresheet in the second half. As was expected, he’s taken off in the latter half of his first North American season:

    First 29 games: 5-8-13, -21
    Last 15 games: 2-10-12, +9

  • 2 weeks 3 days ago

    The biggest win of the season thus far.


    Ben Bishop sparkled, allowing just 2 goals on 35 shots for the victory. He chose a good night to uncork a bottle of '13-'14 Bishop: an excellent vintage, for sure.

    First Period
    19:44 TB Stamkos (30), (Stralman, Filppula)

    Second Period
    7:12 TB Killorn (12), (Callahan, Stamkos)
    10:27 SJ Couture (21), (Nieto, Irwin)

    Third Period
    0:10 TB Palat (12), (unassisted)
    11:38 SJ Burns (15), (Marleau, Thornton)(PP)
    16:19 TB Paquette (12), (Filppula, Garrison)
    17:40 TB Callahan (17), (unassisted)(EN)

    Victor Hedman, Steven Stamkos, and Ryan Callahan were the game's three stars. Remember what I wrote after the Blues game debacle? The part about the Lightning needing Hedman and Stamkos to step up and be the team's best players? Remember how I also said that when Stamkos is on his game, he makes Ryan Callahan so much better? Case it point: tonight. It wasn't the complete game from either player, but it was a good game from both Hedman and Stamkos, with Stamkos playing an integral role in manufacturing the Lightning's initial 2-0 lead and setting the tone for success. Along with Bishop playing well, you saw the triumvirate that could take the Lightning deep in the playoffs. If those three play well, the Lightning are almost impossible to beat, because it takes pressure off the d-corps and allows the ThatDisputedName/Triplets/AnotherLoveTKO line (I'm not getting into the middle of that mess) to be in a position where they just need to chip in 1 goal instead of carrying the bulk of the scoring load for the Lightning to win.

    Beyond those top two lines, you also got a key insurance goal from Cedric Paquette and Jonathan Drouin looking incredibly dangerous all game long, including ringing a post that nearly put the Lightning up 3-0.

    Luke Witkowski had 1 shot, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 18:52. To go through a game against the Sharks and play nearly 19 minutes and stay pretty unblemished is solid. It portends good things. Witkowski could be this Lightning team's Nolan Pratt. That's the type of guy you need if you want to win championships: a bottom pair guy who can go up and play second pair minutes when pressed into service and give you some grit, hustle, and steadiness.

    Nikita Nesterov was +1 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot in 15:28. He got stone cold robbed of his first NHL goal by Niemi in the First Period.

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  • 2 weeks 3 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Val-d’Or Foreurs 8 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 7 (SO)

    C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 0-1-1, -2, 2 PIM, 4 SOG, 18/24 FO, 0 Hits
    With Sherbrooke: 24 GP, 14-19-33, -8, 26 PIM
    With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
    Season totals: 43 GP, 15-32-47, -13, 42 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

    Sherbrooke erased a 4-goal deficit they faced entering the third period, only to lose the extra point in the skills competition.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Niagara IceDogs 3 @ Windsor Spitfires 1

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 48 GP, 16-18-34, -9, 91 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

    Islanders pick Josh Ho-Sang came back to his old stomping grounds and had two assists to earn first star honors and pace the IceDogs to victory. There was never any doubting his skill in Windsor, just his ability to play within a team concept.

  • 2 weeks 3 days ago

    HC Sparta Praha 7 vs. PSG Zlin 6 (OT)
    Jaroslav Janus, Sparta Praha, Win, 12/13, 2.93 GAA, .923 sv%
    Season totals (CZE): 2 GP, 1-1-0, 0 SO, 3.00 GAA, .909 sv%
    Season totals (KHL): 25 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 3.01 GAA, .891 sv%

    Jaroslav Janus made 12 saves in relief for the victory in Sparta Praha's 7-6 win over Zlin. Janus entered the game with 30 seconds left in the Second Period. Ex-Leafs pick Karel Pilar had 3 assists in the win for Praha. Ex-Blues forward Petr Cajanek had a pair of goals in defeat for Zlin.

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