Game Night Results

  • 2 weeks 5 days ago

    So ends Evgeny Nabokov's NHL career?

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    PHI-7

    Evgeny Nabokov allowed 4 goals on 13 shots for the loss before giving way to Ben Bishop, who allowed 3 on 12 shots the rest of the way. The fact Cooper didn't put Nabokov back in for the Third Period seems a bit telling, like perhaps this is the end of the road. Nabokov appeared to earn the start after playing reasonably well in his last outing, but he once again proved the Lightning just can't rely on him for even a mediocre start in back-to-back situations. Were it me, I'd highly consider calling up Kristers Gudlevskis to assume day-to-day practice duties as a waiver-exempt placeholder and then swap him with Andrei Vasilevskiy for planned starts, such as in upcoming back-to-backs. It could be a sad ending for Nabokov, who is probably one of the 4 or 5 best Russian goaltenders ever. The bottom dropped out quickly for him, though, a la Dwayne Roloson several years back.

    First Period
    6:12 PHI VandeVelde (3), (Schenn, Giroux)
    10:26 TB Stamkos (23), (Johnson, Stralman)(PP)
    16:15 PHI Umberger (7), (Read, Coburn)

    Second Period
    1:45 PHI Voracek (17), (Streit, Giroux)(PP)
    2:36 PHI Bellemare (4), (VandeVelde, Del Zotto)
    7:02 PHI Streit (5), (Schenn, Simmonds)(PP)
    8:37 PHI Schenn (10), (Streit, Voracek)(PP)
    15:01 PHI Raffl (11), (Laughton, Simmonds)
    15:23 TB Boyle (8), (Paquette, Stralman)

    Third Period
    1:20 TB Callahan (13), (Drouin, Filppula)(PP)

    Adding injury to insult, Victor Hedman and Tyler Johnson left the game with lower body injuries, the former of which meant that Brian Boyle ended up having to take shifts on defense. Johnson's injury, which looked like a potential twisted knee, is particularly troubling. So, in addition to whatever happens (if anything) with the goaltending situation, you could see Vladislav Namestnikov called up to fill for Johnson and on defense, I'll guess Luke Witkowski would get the call and the coaching staff might try to slide one of their lefties playing the right side over to the left side.

    This was a case where the Lightning got caught peeking ahead to Boston, didn't come out with their best effort, saw some soft goaltending, and allowed it to snowball out of control. Now they'll go into a place they seemingly never win with a depleted lineup after Bishop had to nearly play 2 periods of hockey in the back-to-back situation. So, a minor lapse of mental focus may snowball beyond a single hockey game, which is a lesson Cooper should stress to his team.

    Cedric Paquette had a helper with 2 shots, 4 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 17:32, as he got to fill some of Johnson's minutes. He was also 40% on draws. To his credit, he was still throwing checks and playing hard in garbage time on the Third Period, which isn't unexpected given his well-respected effort level.

    Jonathan Drouin had a helper and was -1 with 1 hit in 15:56. Zero shot attempts. None. The kid sneezes out assists, which is amazing for a guy who rarely even attempts to shoot the puck, and tells you how big a point producer he could be if he actually did.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 5 days ago

    Astana 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 3
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 33/35, 2.00 GAA, .943 sv%
    Season totals: 38 GP, 24-6-5, 4 SO, 1.80 GAA, .935 sv%

    Ex-Predators pick Denis Platonov had 1 goal and 1 assist to lead Magnitogorsk to a 3-2 victory over Astana. Ex-NHLer Nigel Dawes had 1 goal for Astana in defeat. Magnitogorsk is currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference.

    Khanty-Mansiysk 4 vs. Khabarovsk 2
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, +2, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 41 GP, 16-8-24, +5, 10 PIM

    Nikita Gusev had the late insurance marker in 17:16 of ice time in Yugra's 4-2 win over Khabarovsk. Ex-Sharks first rounder Lukas Kaspar also had a pair of goals in the win. Yugra is currently 10th in the East, but they're just 2 points shy of the 8th and final playoff spot in the conference.

    Podolsk 2 vs. Bratislava 1 (OT)
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
    Season totals: 24 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 2.93 GAA, .893 sv%

    Ex-Flyers pick Mario Kempe, brother of Kings first rounder Adrian Kempe, scored the OT winner for Podolsk in their 2-1 victory over Bratislava. Jaroslav Janus did not dress for Slovan in the defeat. Bratislava is 11th in the 14 time Western Conference.

    Sochi 6 vs. Mytischi 4
    Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-0-0, -3, 2 PIM, 7 SOG
    Season totals: 31 GP, 1-7-8, -1, 51 PIM

    Dmitry Korobov was -3 in 17:44 in Mytischi's 6-4 loss to Sochi. He also took a minor for tripping in the match. Ex-Senators pick Andre Petersson had 2 goals and 4 points in the win for Sochi. Ex-Lightning defenseman Matt Gilroy had a goal in defeat and ex-Russian junior national team defenseman Albert Yarullin also had a pair of helpers in the loss. Mytischi is currently dead last in the 14 team Western Conference.

  • 2 weeks 5 days ago

    Evansville IceMen 3 at Wichita Thunder 4

    F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season totals (ECHL): 36 GP, 15-18-33, +3, 35 PIM, 113 SOG
    Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season totals: 34 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 82 PIM, 35 SOG

    Lightning prospect Daniel Milan assisted on the game winning goal just past the midpoint of the 3rd period to propel the Thunder to a 4-3 victory over the visiting IceMen. Milan now sports a season-high three-game point streak with 4 assists during that span. Fellow Bolt prospect Danick Gauthier unleashed a game-high six shots on Evansville goalie Scott Greenham, but was unable to hit the scoreboard. Wichita takes on the Central Division leading Allen Americans next weekend in an important back-to-back series.

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Quebec Remparts 4 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 5 (SO)

    W Adam Erne, QUE: 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM, 5 SOG, 11/18 FO, 1 Hit
    Season totals: 37 GP, 25-27-52, +17, 50 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 48 GP, 21-41-62, -3, 65 PIM

    Despite all their added skill, Quebec fell to the Volts, 5-4 in a shootout. Adam Erne, who had two goals last game, was scoreless in the contest. He did not participate in the shootout.

    Western Hockey League

    Brandon Wheat Kings 5 @ Calgary Hitmen 4

    D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 31 GP, 4-12-16, -2, 16 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

    In a game broadcast on NHL Network, Brandon beat Calgary, 5-4. Thomas hasn’t registered a point in four games.

  • 3 weeks 9 hours ago

    Orlando Solar Bears 5 at Florida Everblades 4 SO

    D Artem Sergeev, FLA: DNP
    Season totals: 24 GP, 6-8-14, +7, 10 PIM, 36 SOG

    Other Notables
    G Allen York, FLA, W, 65:00 MIN, 4 GA, 24 SV, 28 SH
    Season totals: 20 GP, 15-3-0-2, 2.48 GAA, 0.907 SV%, 3 SO

    F Jeff Costello, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 5 SOG
    Season totals (ECHL): 23 GP, 8-6-14, +2, 26 PIM, 57 SOG
    Season totals (AHL): 3 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM

    F Mike Aviani, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 7 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals (ECHL): 24 GP, 5-8-13, E, 20 PIM, 44 SOG
    Season totals (AHL): 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

    The Everblades and Solar Bears battled to a 4-4 tie through regulation and overtime before the Solar Bears scored 2-0 in the shootout to take the 5-4 win. Lightning defensive prospect Artem Sergeev once again was not in the lineup for the Everblades. The Tulsa Oilers roll into Estero Wednesday for a 2 game tilt with Florida, the first ever meeting between these two teams.

    Evansville IceMen 5 at Wichita Thunder 3

    F Danick Gauthier, WIC: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals (ECHL): 35 GP, 15-18-33, +3, 35 PIM, 107 SOG
    Season totals (AHL): 1 GP, 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM

    D Daniel Milan, WIC: 0-2-2, +1, 6 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 35 GP, 0-9-9, -7, 82 PIM, 33 SOG

    Lightning prospect Danick Gauthier got the only assist on the game-opening goal just 90 seconds into the contest, but Evansville would reel off four straight by midpoint in the game. Fellow Bolt prospect Daniel Milan assisted on Wichita's 2nd and 3rd goals, the latter being a short-handed marker to draw the Thunder within one goal, but Evansville goalie Chris Driedger stymied all 10 of Wichita's 3rd period shots. The two teams play again Sunday to complete the back-to-back.

  • 3 weeks 10 hours ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2 @ Sherbrooke Phoenix 3

    C Cameron Darcy, SHR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 6/19 FO, 0 Hits
    With Sherbrooke: 11 GP, 8-10-18, -5, 8 PIM
    With Cape Breton: 19 GP, 1-13-14, -6, 14 PIM
    Season totals: 30 GP, 9-23-32, -11, 22 PIM
    2013-2014 Season: 65 GP, 35-47-82, +3, 51 PIM

    Sherbrooke was outshot 18-5 in the third period, but 16-year-old, 6’4” goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick stopped them all en route to a 3-2 win.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds 3 @ Plymouth Whalers 0

    D Anthony DeAngelo, SOO: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM
    With SSM: 2 GP, 0-1-1, -1, 4 PIM
    With Sarnia: 29 GP, 10-28-38, E, 64 PIM
    Season totals: 31 GP, 10-29-39, -1, 68 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 51 GP, 15-56-71, -34, 90 PIM

    DeAngelo (pictured) earned his first point with the Greyhounds, an assist on a first period power play goal.

    Windsor Spitfires 3 @ Kingston Frontenacs 2 (OT)

    W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 35 GP, 13-14-27, -9, 61 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 50 GP, 17-11-28, +8, 101 PIM

    DiGiacinto extended his point streak to nine games with an assist vs the Fronts.

    Oshawa Generals 0 @ Peterborough Petes 1

    D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 29 GP, 5-8-13, -21, 45 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 39 GP, 2-19-21, +6, 102 PIM

    Masin and his teammates shut out the high-powered Generals, 1-0, on Saturday night. Former Guelph goalie Matthew Mancina (undrafted) stopped 26 shots for the shutout. Oshawa is the CHL’s top-ranked club.

    Western Hockey League

    Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 4

    C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-2-2, +2, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 32 GP, 17-30-47, +8, 21 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 36-55-91, -27, 53 PIM

    Moose Jaw scored the game-winning goal just over three minutes into the third period to break a 3-3 tie.

    Calgary Hitmen 5 @ Lethbridge Hurricanes 3

    D Ben Thomas, CAL: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
    Season totals: 30 GP, 4-12-16, -3, 16 PIM
    2013-14 totals: 72 GP, 7-24-31, +11, 39 PIM

    After missing last game for an unreported reason, Thomas was back in the Hitmen lineup Saturday. Calgary outshot the Hurricanes, 41-16.

  • 3 weeks 10 hours ago

    No. 3 Harvard Crimson 1 @ Yale Bulldogs 4

    F Brian Hart, HAR: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 14 GP, 5-4-9, +1, 2 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 30 GP, 7-8-15, -8, 20 PIM

    Yale defeated rival Harvard 4-1 Saturday at Madison Square Garden and on national television (NBCSN).

    No. 2 Boston University Terriers 6 @ Wisconsin Badgers 1

    D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season totals: 17 GP, 2-3-5, +7, 36 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 19 GP, 1-4-5, +1, 36 PIM

    After fighting for a tie Friday, BU kept things comfortable on Saturday, winning 6-1. Wisconsin fell to 2-12-2, BU moved to 12-3-4.

    No. 7 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2 @ No. 1 North Dakota 5

    F Brendan O’Donnell, UND: 3-0-3, +3, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season totals: 19 GP, 8-2-10, +4, 25 PIM
    2013-2014 totals: 34 GP, 7-11-18, +7, 10 PIM

    O’Donnell (UND Sports photo) made it rain hats with three even-strength goals Saturday in a game broadcast nationally on the CBS Sports Network. Top-ranked UND was upset by UMD on Friday night.

    Union Dutchmen 3 @ No. 15 Quinnipiac Bobcats 4

    F Matthew Peca, QU: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
    Season totals: 22 GP, 4-16-20, -3, 19 PIM
    2014-2015 totals: 40 GP, 12-26-38, +4, 16 PIM

    Quinnipiac skated out to a 4-0 lead against the defending champs, then held on for a 4-3 win.

    No. 9 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5 @ Michigan Wolverines 7

    G Adam Wilcox, MIN: Loss, 11 saves on 16 shots
    Season totals: 18 GP, 10-6-1, 2.51 GAA, .910 sv%, 3 SO
    2013-2014 totals: 38 GP, 26-6-6, 1.97 GAA, .932 sv%, 4 SO

    Wilcox was pulled early in the second period after giving up his fifth goal.

    *USCHO poll used

  • 3 weeks 10 hours ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Less than an hour after receiving his award for AHL Goalie of the Month, Andrei Vasilevskiy was making his first relief appearance for the Syracuse Crunch.

    Trailing by one heading into the second period, Syracuse turned to the Russian netminder to close the door. The Crunch took the lead in the second, held the Penguins to four shots on goal in the third, and Vasilevskiy finished with 10 saves in Syracuse's 4-3 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "He came out in the second period and made two or three unreal saves to start the period," said Crunch head coach Rob Zettler. "Then we slowly felt good about our game again and slowly took over."

  • 3 weeks 12 hours ago

    Crunch outlast Penguins... barely.

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    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 9 shots. They were soft enough that he was lifted at the First Intermission for Andrei Vasilevskiy, who allowed 1 goal on 11 shots the rest of the way to eventually collect the come-from-behind win.

    First Period
    SYR Paradis, (8) (Mormina, Corrente), 4:16
    WBS Megna, (10) (Kostopoulos, Harrington), 14:31
    WBS Megna, (11) (Boak), 18:38

    Second Period
    SYR Marchessault, (10) (Namestnikov), 3:29
    SYR Blunden, (10) (Witkowski, Marchessault), 14:21

    Third Period
    SYR Ikonen, (4) (Vermin, Angelidis), 14:16
    WBS Rowney, (2) (Dumoulin, Kostopoulos), 19:52 (PP)

    Mike Blunden, Jonathan Marchessault, and Vasilevskiy were the game's three stars.

    The night also saw the return of Philippe Paradis from injury. Paradis has been a key missing cog from the Gourde line that has sputtered in his absence. Henri Ikonen also potted a goal for the second game in a row.

    At this moment, Syracuse's 51 points has them 1 point off the pace for both the division and the conference lead.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 weeks 15 hours ago

    Ufa 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 24/26, 2.02 GAA, .923 sv%
    Season totals: 37 GP, 23-6-5, 4 SO, 1.80 GAA, .934 sv%

    Ex-Lightning pick Alexei Glukhov assisted on Ufa's game opening goal as his club outlasted Magnitogorsk 3-2. Magnitka got a pair of goals in the last 3:09 of regulation, but a Ufa empty netter eventually sealed the victory.

    Khanty-Mansiysk 3 vs. Vladivostok 6
    Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 6 SOG
    Season totals: 40 GP, 15-8-23, +3, 10 PIM

    Nikita Gusev had the first goal of the contest for Yugra in their 6-3 blowout loss to Admiral Vladivostok. He played 15:55 in the match and had a team high 6 shots on goal. Ex-Habs 2nd rounder Ben Maxwell had Yugra's other 2 goals in the defeat.

    Mytischi 2 vs. Dynamo Moscow 3
    Dmitry Korobov, Mytischi, 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season totals: 30 GP, 1-7-8, +2, 49 PIM

    Ex-Lightning forward Martins Karsums had 1 goal and 1 assist to help Dynamo Moscow build a 3-0 lead in their eventual 3-2 win over Mytischi. Dmitry Korobov assisted on a late garbage time goal for Mytischi and played 18:44 in the match. Ex- Russian junior national team member Albert Yarullin also assisted on the goal.

    Yaroslavl 0 vs. Bratislava 2
    Jaroslav Janus, Bratislava, DNP
    Season totals: 24 GP, 6-12-5, 2 SO, 2.93 GAA, .893 sv%

    Jaroslav Janus did not dress for Slovan's 2-0 win over Yaroslavl. Ex-Flyers farmhand Johan Backlund stopped all 25 shots he faced for the shutout victory.

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