Game Night Results

  • 7 weeks 18 hours ago

    #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 4 @ Miami Redhawks 4 OT (Friday)
    #1 St. Cloud State Huskies 2 @ Miami Redhawks 2 OT (Saturday)

    D Nick Perbix, STC: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 1-6-7, +10, 6 PIM

    St. Cloud never trailed in eight periods of road hockey this weekend, but victory eluded them like a slippery gremlin. Miami, however, rallied six times from one-goal deficits to avoid a pair of losses.

    On Friday night, the Redhawks rallied from one-goal deficits four times to eventually draw the top-ranked Huskies in the first of a two-game NCHC conference series. Lightning prospect Nick Perbix helped set up Robby Jackson (undrafted) for the opening goal just 1:08 into the contest. Jackson scored twice for St. Cloud and Patrick Newell (undrafted) added a goal and an assist to lead the Huskies offensively. On Saturday night, St. Cloud once again opened the scoring in the 1st, allowed the equalizer from Miami in the 2nd, and the two teams trading goals once again in the 3rd.

    St. Cloud’s season record now stands at 11-1-2 (4-0-2 NCHC) on the season after a pair of conference ties and looks ahead next weekend for a pair of conference games back home at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center against the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

    #15 North Dakota Fighting Hawks 0 @ #2 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 5 (Friday)
    #15 North Dakota Fighting Hawks 2 @ #2 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 1 (Saturday)

    F Cole Koepke, UMD: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 2-6-8, +8, 4 PIM

    The #2 Bulldogs split a pair of NCHC conference games with the visiting Fighting Hawks from North Dakota this weekend.

    On Friday night, Hunter Shepard (undrafted) pitched a 22-save shutout as UMD blanked North Dakota to open the weekend series. Bolt prospect Cole Koepke helped set up a Parker Mackay (undrafted) marker just 38 seconds into the 2nd period. Kobe Roth (undrafted) scored twice for the Bulldogs and both Mackay and Kings prospect Mikey Anderson (LAK, 2017 4th round pick) added a goal and an assist. On Saturday night, UND netminder Adam Scheel (undrafted) turned the tables, allowing just a one goal on 29 shots and Jordan Kawaguchi (undrafted), cousin of former Shark Devin Setoguchi, scored a goal and added an assist to spur the Fighting Hawks to victory.

    UMD’s record on the season now sits at 10-3-1 (4-2 NCHC) and heads to Kalamazoo next weekend for another NCHC conference series with Western Michigan.

    #16 Cornell Big Red 2 @ Dartmouth Big Green 3 (Friday)
    #16 Cornell Big Red 2 @ Harvard Crimson 1 (Saturday)

    D Alex Green, COR: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM

    Cornell split a pair of road Ivy League and ECAC conference games this weekend. Bolt prospect Alex Green missed his seventh straight game in Friday night’s loss to Dartmouth but returned to action Saturday night as the Big Red avenged last weekend’s home loss to Harvard.

    On Friday night, Jeff Malott scored a goal and added an assist in Cornell’s loss to the Big Green while Dartmouth goalie Adrian Clark (undrafted) rang up a 38-save performance. Saturday night, Big Red goalie Austin McGrath made 23 saves and Tristan Mullin led the way offensively for Cornell with a goal and an assist.

    Cornell enters the December break with a record of 6-5 (4-2 ECAC) on the season with their next games not coming until after the New Year when they hit the road for a pair of ECAC conference games against #19 Princeton and #9 Quinnipiac with hopes of a healthy Alex Green patrolling the Big Red blueline.

    Ohio State Buckeyes 2 @ Minnesota Gophers 2 OT (Friday)
    Ohio State Buckeyes 2 @ Minnesota Gophers 2 OT (Saturday)

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 10 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 10/20 FO
    Season Totals: 13 GP, 3-7-10, +8, 6 PIM

    The struggling and unranked Gophers hosted the #5 ranked Buckeyes this weekend for a pair of Big Ten conference games and managed to stop the bleeding against a tough opponent. Lighting prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf returned to action after missing three games to aid the Minnesota backline.

    On Friday night, the Gophers opened the scoring with Bolt prospect Sammy Walker setting up Ryan Norman (undrafted) for a short-handed tally. Ohio State rallied to take a 2-1 lead, but Predators prospect Rem Pitlick (NAS, 2016 3rd round pick) scored with just 41 seconds left in regulation to force OT. On Saturday night, the Gophers rallied from a 2-0 deficit to force OT once again, with Mat Robson (undrafted) dialing up a 43-save effort to preserve another tie.

    The 4-6-3 (2-2-2 B1G) Gophers hit the road next weekend for a pair of Big Ten conference games against #14 Michigan.

    #10 Providence Friars 1 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 1 OT (Friday)
    #10 Providence Friars 3 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 1 (Saturday)

    G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
    Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-1, 3.38 GAA, 0.874 SV%

    Bolt prospect Ty Taylor sat backup to Wildcats starter Mike Robinson (SJS, 2015 3rd round pick) in back-to-back games this weekend against #10 Providence. On Friday night, Robinson pitched a 32-save effort to draw the Friars 1-1, with only Flyers 2018 1st rounder Jay O’Brien solving the UNH netminder. Saturday night, O’Brien would light the lamp again along with two of his mates and hand the Wildcats their 7th loss of the season. New Hampshire’s record now stands at 2-7-5 (1-4-3 HEAST) with a home-and-home series against Dartmouth queued up for next weekend.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 7 weeks 19 hours ago

    The Florida Panthers: always there for a good laugh.

    TB-5
    FLA-4 (OT)

    Louis Domingue allowed 4 goals on 27 shots for the OT victory. My man needs a rest. He's admitted in the media he's physically fatigued, and whether he's willing to admit it or not, physical fatigue leads to mental fatigue. His First Period allowing 2 on 3 shots and letting in 3 of the first 7 just isn't defensible. I get he made some key Third Period saves and a big toe save in OT, but with replacement-level goaltending the Lightning probably win that game in regulation in a walk. He's overextended. They're asking the man to carry too much of a burden and he's cracking a bit under the weight of it. Give him a night to recharge his batteries. Please.

    First Period
    10:23 FLA Vatrano (8), (Dadonov, Matheson)
    10:34 FLA Barkov (10), (Huberdeau)
    11:18 TB Killorn (5), (Sergachev, Coburn)

    Second Period
    2:11 FLA Huberdeau (6), (unassisted)
    8:04 FLA Dadonov (12), (Yandle, Hoffman)(PP)
    13:00 TB Joseph (6), (Kucherov, Girardi)
    19:00 TB Kucherov (11), (Hedman, Stamkos)(PP)

    Third Period
    11:41 TB Paquette (6), (unassisted)

    Overtime
    3:12 TB Point (19), (Kucherov, Johnson)(PP)

    Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov were the game's first and third stars.

    That was in no way, shape, or form a Picasso by the Tampa Bay Lightning, but there's still something so satisfying about still cutting the Panthers' hearts out even when the team brings its B- game to the rink. There were simply too many turnovers in the neutral zone tonight and just a horrible job of managing the puck in the center third overall. There's just no excuse gifting an opposing club odd man rushes and breakaways, especially when you know your backup goaltender behind you is sucking wind after playing ten straight games. But, against the boys from that empty rink in Sunrise, the Lightning seem to always find a way to turn a fiasco into a reaffirmation of the cosmic order that demands that the Panthers and their fan(s) must suffer. That team plays the Lightning like it's Game Seven of the Stanley Cup Final seeming every time the two teams meet, and nearly every time they find a new and exciting way to wet the bed and let the Lightning escape with two points. Tonight, once Kucherov scored on the PP to further narrow the Panthers' once commanding three goal lead to just a single goal before the Second Intermission, you knew this game was going to only end in one way: heartbreak for the Florida Panthers, the handful of people who show up to their games to be surrounded by a bevy of unfilled red seats, and the propagandists Fox Sports Florida employs to pretend they're a real NHL team. And Lord, do I love it.

    Mathieu Joseph had a scorcher of a goal to start the comeback and was +2 with 1 shot and 4 hits in 9:08.

    Anthony Cirelli was +1 with 4 shots, 4 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 16:51. He was also a stylish 73% on 11 draws.

    Erik Cernak had 2 hits and 6 blocked shots in 21:10. This was the first game in the Cernak's stint up top with Tampa Bay that I thought he had some rough moments. That it happened this deep into his first run with the team, and the fact the coaching staff still entrusted him with over 21 minutes of IT anyway, speaks volumes about the quality of his play overall.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 22 hours ago

    Crunch take the two game series in Cleveland.

    SYR-5
    CLE-3

    Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 38 shots for the victory. Got a lot of work in Cleveland in this two game set and didn't make a bad accounting of himself.

    First Period
    1:49 SYR Yan (3), (Gaunce, Colton)
    2:28 CLE Milano (5), (Letestu, MacInnis)
    11:03 SYR Raddysh (8), (Volkov, Gaunce)
    13:26 SYR Yan (4), (Barre-Boulet, Verhaeghe)
    15:05 CLE Somerby (1), (Robinson, Sherwood)

    Second Period
    3:16 SYR Katchouk (3), (Thomas)(SH)

    Third Period
    10:19 CLE Abramov (3), (Carlsson, Vigneault)
    19:31 SYR Conacher (10), (Gaunce)(EN)

    Dennis Yan and Cameron Gaunce were the game's first and second stars. Yan snaps a 10 game scoreless streak in dramatic fashion.

    For the moment, with tonight's Americans game in progress, the Crunch move to two points behind first place Rochester with a game in hand.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 1 day ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Victoriaville Tigres 1 @ Rimouski Oceanic 6

    D Radim Salda, RIM: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 0 Hits
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 4-8-12, +2, 20 PIM
    17-18 Totals (SJ): 62 GP, 10-31-41, -37, 78 PIM

    Salda had a quiet night on the scoresheet as the Oceanic scored a 6-1 win over visiting Victoriaville. This was a battle between the No. 5 teams in each conference. Rimouski improved to 16-9-2-0 on the year.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Niagara IceDogs 7 @ Kitchener Rangers 2

    C/W Alexey Lipanov, KIT: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/10 FO
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 5-5-10, -14, 8 PIM
    17-18 Totals (BAR, SBY): 55 GP, 14-25-39, -14, 10 PIM

    First-place Niagara put seven on the scoreboard in Kitchener, beating the Rangers, 7-2. Kirill Maksimov (Oilers, 5th round, 2017) had a hat trick for the IceDogs, who 10 days ago sent two players and 11 draft picks to Kingston for forward Jason Robertson (Stars, 2nd round, 2017) and defenseman Jacob Paquette (Predators, 7th round, 2017). Robertson had a goal and three assists Friday, while Paquette had an assist. Kitchener fell beneath .500 at 12-13-2-0.

  • 7 weeks 1 day ago

    Crunch point streak continues despite OT loss.

    SYR-3
    CLE-4 (OT)

    Eddie Pasquale allowed 4 goals on 38 shots for the OT loss.

    First Period
    4:49 SYR Verhaeghe (8), (Bournival, Labrie)
    13:50 CLE Bittner (4), (Dalpe, Clendening)
    16:22 CLE Stenlund (7), (Gerbe)
    18:30 SYR Andreoff (10), (Verhaeghe, Barre-Boulet)(PP)

    Second Period
    3:03 SYR Barre-Boulet (8), (Andreoff, Conacher)(PP)

    Third Period
    10:25 CLE Clendening (2), (Milano, Sherwood)

    Overtime
    3:33 CLE Sherwood (2), (Dalpe, Cross)

    Syracuse gets out of Cleveland with a point despite being outshot 38-24 in the contest. The Monsters did pull one point ahead of the Crunch into second place in the North Division with the result, although Syracuse holds three games in hand on Cleveland.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 2 days ago

    Dump Truck avenges McDonagh.

    BUF-4
    TB-5

    Louis Domingue... was not good, but he made a handful of critical saves in the Third Period to limp over the finish line and get the W. Allowing 4 goals on 22 shots is not a stat line you typically can get away with, needless to say. Those second and fourth goals allowed were just not acceptable. The second goal allowed that climbed up and over him was just laughably bad.

    First Period
    2:59 TB Girardi (2), (Killorn, Hedman)
    8:49 BUF Girgensons (2), (Ristolainen, Elie)
    9:45 BUF Reinhart (4), (Eichel, Bogosian)
    10:28 TB Killorn (4), (Miller)
    15:55 TB Kucherov (10), (Point, Cernak)

    Second Period
    5:39 BUF Reinhart (5), (Eichel, Nelson)

    Third Period
    2:29 BUF Thompson (4), (Mittelstadt)
    4:12 TB Stamkos (8), (Hedman, Kucherov)(PP)
    14:19 TB Paquette (5), (Sergachev, Palat)

    Cedric Paquette and Nikita Kucherov were the game's first and second stars, respectively. Fitting for Dump Truck to get the GWG and rub some salt in the wound of a Sabres game that stepped over the line taking Ryan McDonagh out of the game and stepping over the line physically on more than one occasion. Paquette gives as good as he gets, and then scalded the winning snapper on the rush to put away the upstarts from upstate New York.

    Complete possession dominance by the Lightning led to a wide disparity in shots and scoring chances, but goaltending can be a great equalizer when you get it... or don't get it. I'll be interested to see if Connor Ingram gets his first NHL game Saturday to give Domingue a little rest.

    Describe armageddon in eight words: "The official artisanal cheese of the Buffalo Sabres." What?

    Mathieu Joseph was -2 with 2 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 2 hits in 11:30.

    Anthony Cirelli was +2 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 11:33.

    Erik Cernak was -1 with a helper, 3 shots, and 1 blocked shot in 16:59.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 4 days ago

    Ducks play a pretty perfect road game to upset Lightning.

    ANA-3
    TB-1

    Louis Domingue allowed 3 goals on 22 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    12:04 ANA Manson (2), (Henrique, Ritchie)
    18:34 TB Point (18), (Kucherov, McDonagh)

    Third Period
    4:51 ANA Ritchie (2), (Aberg, Kase)(PP)
    5:39 ANA Rowney (2), (Pettersson, Aberg)

    Brayden Point was the game's third star.

    Anaheim was able to pull off a difficult formula tonight playing a pretty perfect road game. They played a very determined, structured defensive game to clog up the neutral zone. So, they made it difficult for the Lightning to gain the zone and they kept the Lightning out to the perimeter as much as possible. They got great goaltending by Miller and they got some puck luck on the game-winning goal. It's not often an opposing team can pull this off the way the Ducks did tonight, but they managed to make it stand up. It happens. One of 82.

    Mathieu Joseph had 1 shot in 9:25.

    Anthony Cirelli had 1 shot and 1 hit in 12:42 and was 38% on 8 draws.

    Adam Erne was -1 with 4 hits in 10:59.

    Erik Cernak was +1 with 2 shots, 5 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 18:10.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 6 days ago

    Rensselaer Engineers 2 @ UMass-Lowell River Hawks 5

    F Ryan Lohin, UML: 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 11 SOG
    Season Totals: 10 GP, 6-5-11, +3, 2 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 36 GP, 9-16-25, -2, 26 PIM

    Turnabout is fair play as the old saying goes. After RPI rolled into the Tsongas Center and beat UML on Friday night, the River Hawks returned the favor Sunday afternoon at the Houston Field House in Troy, NY. Lightning prospect Ryan Lohin fired a game-high and career-high 11 shots (no one else had more than 4) and extended his point streak to six games with a goal and an assist in UML’s 5-2 drubbing of the Engineers. UML improves to 7-6-1 (3-3-1 HEAST) and takes next weekend off before another home-and-home series the weekend of Dec 7th against Boston University.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

  • 7 weeks 6 days ago

    Another no-contest as Lightning make swift work of Devils.

    NJ-2
    TB-5

    Louis Domingue allowed 2 goals on 35 shots for the victory. One of those goals should've been waved off for goaltender interference but, frankly, the league was trying to artificially inject some interest in the game. The second was a goal off the rush Domingue probably wants back.

    First Period
    3:19 TB Killorn (3), (Joseph)
    7:21 TB Point (16), (Kucherov, Hedman)(PP)
    9:15 TB Johnson (10), (Point, Kucherov)
    9:39 NJ Noesen (2), (Seney)
    11:25 TB Paquette (4), (Callahan, Girardi)

    Second Period
    8:30 TB Point (17), (unassisted)

    Third Period
    5:21 NJ Bratt (1), (unassisted)

    Brayden Point, Nikita Kucherov, and Ryan McDonagh were the game's three stars. Brayden Point's going to mess around and win himself a Hart Trophy at this rate.

    That's back-to-back games where the Lightning absolutely blew the competition off the ice from the word "go" and unlike the Chicago game you can't ascribe this one as much to the lack of quality in the opponent. Yes, New Jersey's essentially a one line team. But, they're far more organized and professional than the Blackhawks are right now and Tampa Bay still completely dismantled them in less than twenty minutes.

    Mathieu Joseph had a helper and was +2 with 3 shots and 1 hit in 11:46. Made a great hustle play to set up the opening goal and later in the game nearly had a goal of his own with Schneider making a lucky stop off the shaft of his goal stick.

    Anthony Cirelli was +1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 14:12. He was also 38% on 13 draws.

    Adam Erne had 1 shot and 2 hits in 10:44.

    Erik Cernak was +1 with 1 shot and 2 hits in 17:00.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 8 weeks 7 hours ago

    #9 Providence Friars 4 @ #7 Denver Pioneers 4 OT

    F Cole Guttman, DEN: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 9/13 FO, *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 12 GP, 7-4-11, +10, 6 PIM

    The freshmen stars shone Saturday night in the back half of the weekend series between the 9th ranked Friars and the 7th ranked Pioneers, with these two teams battling to a 4-4 draw. Golden Knight freshman prospect Jack Dugan opened the scoring early in the 1st for Providence, but Bolt prospect Cole Guttman struck back a scant 7 seconds later to knot the score at 1-1. It was Guttman’s 7th goal of the season and vaulted him as the sole goal scoring leader among NCAA Division I freshman. Guttman was 69% on draws and earned 2nd Star honors for the game. The Friars responded early in the 2nd with a pair of goals to take a 3-1 lead, the latter a power play marker by Kasper Bjorkqvist (PIT, 2016 2nd round pick) that was assisted by Dugan, who now leads all Div. I freshman in points (14) and power play points (7). But the resilient Denver squad battled back later in the 2nd, striking for a pair of power play goals of their own in the span of 42 seconds, the first of which tallied by Flames prospect Emilio Pettersen who leads Div. I freshmen in power play goals (4), power play points (7) and second only to Dugan in points (14). Both goalies would close the door in the last half of the game to preserve the tie with Friar netminder and Oiler prospect Hayden Hawkey (MTL, 2014 6th round pick) making 34 saves and Pioneer backstop and Red Wing prospect Filip Larsson totaling 42 saves. Denver’s season record now stands at 7-3-2 (3-3 NCHC), with the Pioneers taking next weekend off before hitting the road to Grand Forks Dec 7th for a two-game NCHC tilt against North Dakota.

    Harvard Crimson 4 vs #17 Cornell Big Red 1

    D Alex Green, COR: did not play
    Season Totals: 3 GP, 0-1-1, -4, 0 PIM

    Bolt prospect Alex Green missed his sixth straight game Saturday night, absent from the Frozen Apple rival game between Harvard and Cornell at Madison Square Garden. After the Big Red got out to a 1-0 1st period lead, the Crimson snapped off the next four behind a pair of goals from Henry Bowlby (undrafted) and three assists from Casey Dornbach (undrafted). Dornback, former Edina high school captain and teammate of Bolt prospect Sammy Walker, leads all NCAA Div. I freshmen in power play assists (7), power play points (7), and second among freshmen in assists (10). Cornell drops to 5-4 (3-1 ECAC) on the season and looks ahead next weekend to a pair of road ECAC conference games against Dartmouth and a rematch against Harvard.

    Michigan State Spartans 4 @ Minnesota Gophers 2

    D Ryan Zuhlsdorf , MINN: did not play
    Season Totals: 8 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    ’17-‘18 Totals: 38 GP, 0-9-9, +1, 40 PIM

    F Sammy Walker, MINN: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 4/9 FO
    Season Totals: 11 GP, 3-6-9, +9, 6 PIM

    Tyler Sheehy (undrafted) scored a pair of power play goals midway through the 2nd period to give the Gophers a 2-0 lead over the Spartans Saturday night in Big 10 conference play, but Michigan State stormed back with four straight, led by the undrafted Taro Hirose with a goal and a two assists. For Hirose, that’s good for 3rd in points (19) among all NCAA Division I men. Lightning prospect Ryan Zuhlsdorf missed his third consecutive game as Minnesota dropped to 4-6-1 (2-2 Big Ten) on the season. The road gets tougher next weekend for the struggling Gophers as they welcome 5th ranked Ohio State to the 3M Arena for a pair of Big 10 conference games.

    #19 Miami Redhawks 3 @ New Hampshire Wildcats 3 OT

    G Ty Taylor, UNH: did not play
    Season Totals: 4 GP, 0-2-1, 3.38 GAA, 0.874 SV%

    Bolt prospect Ty Taylor sat backup to Wildcats starter Mike Robinson (SJS, 2015 3rd round pick), who allowed just one goal and stopped 33 Redhawks shots as New Hampshire upset 19th ranked Miami. After a 1-0 start by the Redhawks, the Wildcats reeled off four unanswered for just their 2nd win of the season. New Hampshire’s record improves to 2-6-4 (1-3-2 HEAST) with a two-game series on the horizon next weekend in ECAC conference play against #9 Providence.

    *USCHO poll used for rankings

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