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NHL Game Night: 2-4-17 Ducks at Lightning

Mine eyes have seen the glory of a losing streak being snapped!

TB-3 (SO)

Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 16 shots before conceding to 2 of 4 in the penalty shot session for the SO win. Stat line isn't great, but he made some key situational saves over the course of the game to eventually get the victory.

First Period
8:14 ANH Montour (1), (Silfverberg, Kesler)
9:48 TB Drouin (15), (Johnson, Kucherov)

Second Period
10:56 TB Killorn (16), (Kucherov)(PP)

Third Period
4:02 ANH Getzlaf (8), (Bieksa, Kesler)


ANH- Silfverberg, Kesler
TB- Point, Kucherov, Boyle

Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn were the game's first and third stars.

Styles make the fight, and the quicker Tampa Bay Lightning drew a good matchup against a more plodding, big Anaheim team on the back end of a back-to-back situation. Tampa Bay didn't squander that advantage, playing with far more hustle than they did in the previous two contests. Clearly Jon Cooper challenged his guys to show some heart after the travesty of the past couple of outings, and it showed. More importantly, they actually got the payoff.

Brayden Point was -1 with 1 shot in 16:29. He was also 60% on 5 draws. He played well on some shifts with Drouin, which is something to watch going forward, in my opinion. And, he remains cash money all night in the Shootout.

Jake Dotchin was +1 with 2 shots, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 15:08. This was probably his best game at the NHL level thus far. Again, styles make the fight, and these Anaheim players aren't necessarily the speedsters who will give Dotchin trouble. He was assertive physically in separating guys from the puck and starting the breakout thereafter throughout the night.

Gabriel Dumont had 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 6:00 even. He also was 83% on 6 draws.

Joel Vermin had 2 hits in 6:45.

Box score and extended statistics from

AHL Game Day: 2-4-17 Crunch at Marlies

No problem scoring goals for Conacher, Crunch.


Adam Wilcox made a stout 37 saves on 40 shots for the victory.

First Period
2:47 SYR Conacher (8), (Thomas)
3:17 SYR Richard (11), (Ikonen, Hart)
9:17 TOR Timashov (7), (Wrenn)
19:28 TOR Moore (5), (Griffith, Dermott)

Second Period
0:42 SYR Halmo (13), (Condra)
17:15 TOR Moore (6), (Griffith, Timashov)(PP)

Third Period
6:13 SYR Conacher (9), (Halmo)
12:57 SYR Lynch (1), (Conacher, Halmo)

Cory Conacher and Mike Halmo were the game's first and third stars.

Syracuse seized, for the moment, a 1 point lead over Albany for the top spot on the North Division standings. Albany plays Binghamton later tonight.

Box score from

Liiga Game Day: 2-4-17

Pelicans 2 vs. SaiPa 3
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 38 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

Saku Salminen was scoreless in 5:08 of ice time in SaiPa's 3-2 win over Pelicans Lahti.

NCAA Game Night: 2-3-17

No. 12 Vermont Catamounts 4 @ No. 17 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 4 (OT)

C Ross Colton, UVM: 1-1-2, 0 PIM, 8 SOG
Season Totals: 26 GP, 10-14-24, +1, 20 PIM

In a game broadcast on NBCSN, Colton had the go-ahead goal for Vermont, who fought back from a 2-0 deficit to take a 4-2 lead. The Catamounts would lose that in the final three minutes of regulation however; the game-tying goal coming on a 6 on 4. Colton’s goal came off a sweeping wrist shot from the slot moments after his set-up in front to a teammate was tipped high. He was dangerous all night.

No. 10 UMass-Lowell River Hawks 6 @ Northeastern Huskies 4

C Ryan Lohin, UML: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, *Third Star*
Season Totals: 28 GP, 6-11-17, +2, 8 PIM

Lohin had the primary assist on UML’s empty-netter to seal the win.

UMass Minutemen 1 @ No. 3 Boston University Terriers 3

D John MacLeod, BU: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 24 GP, 0-4-4, +7, 26 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 26 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 26 PIM

Clayton Keller (Coyotes) had his 13th goal of the season for BU, who lost their No. 1 ranking last week.

No. 18 Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 2 @ No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs 2 (OT)

D Kristian Oldham, UNO: Did not play
Season Totals: 10 GP, 5-3-1, 3.38 GAA, .895 sv%, 0 SO

Oldham sat backup for UNO on Friday against the top-ranked team in the nation. Alex Iafallo, a 2-time Lightning camper, was scoreless for UMD, who outshot UNO 5-0 in overtime.

No. 6 Penn State Nittany Lions 1 @ No. 7 Minnesota Golden Gophers 5

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, UMN: 0-0-0, +2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 24 GP, 2-3-5, +12, 27 PIM

Minnesota had a 4-1 lead by the third period and coasted to the win.

*USCHO poll used for rankings

CHL Game Night: 2-3-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 7 @ Halifax Mooseheads 4

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 1-1-2, +1, 4 PIM, 2 SOG, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 47 GP, 32-12-44, +9, 70 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 48 GP, 7-12-19, -5, 86 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: Did not play
Season Totals: 34 GP, 29-28-57, +29, 39 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 58 GP, 33-40-73, +35, 57 PIM

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-1-2, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 9/17 FO, 0 Hits
Season Totals: 45 GP, 14-21-34, -4, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Imama and Somppi both had a goal and an assist as Saint John beat Halifax Friday, 7-4. Mathieu Joseph missed the game due to a 1-game suspension. Imama’s goal was an empty-netter right after Somppi had cut the Dogs’ lead to 6-4.

Ontario Hockey League

Peterborough Petes 3 @ Niagara IceDogs 2

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 14/21 FO
Season Totals: 47 GP, 15-21-36, -7, 22 PIM
With Petes: 10 GP, 3-4-7, E, 8 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-1-1, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 39 GP, 5-17-22, +5, 41 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

Paquette made his return to St. Catharines and helped the Petes to a win against his former team. Matt Spencer had an assist for Peterborough and is also listed as taking (and winning) a faceoff. The Petes, coming off a collapse against Erie on Thursday, lost a 2-0 lead late, but recovered to get the win.

Owen Sound Attack 0 @ London Knights 4

W/C Mitchell Stephens, LDN: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 9/14 FO
Season Totals: 33 GP, 18-24-42, +19, 16 PIM
With London: 11 GP, 7-7-14, +7, 2 PIM
With Saginaw: 22 GP, 11-17-28, +13, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Totals: 39 GP, 20-18-38, -3, 14 PIM

Flames prospect Tyler Parsons stopped all 24 shots he faced and Stephens scored on the power play late in the third as London shut out visiting Owen Sound, 4-0.

Western Hockey League

Regina Pats 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 2

D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 44 GP: 3-20-23, -9, 49 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 69 GP, 3-23-26, -19, 76 PIM

Kings pick Austin Wagner had two goals for Regina.

Moose Jaw Warriors 6 @ Kootenay Ice 2

C Brett Howden, MJ: 2-1-3, +4, 2 PIM, *Second Star*
Season Totals: 39 GP, 28-30-58, +7, 45 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 68 GP, 24-40-64, -7, 61 PIM

Howden added another three points to his season total and earned second star in the process. Moose Jaw had a 4-0 lead by the 4-minute mark of the second period. Jayden Halbgewachs (undrafted) had goals 39 and 40 in the win (40-40-80).

Kamloops Blazers 2 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 3 (SO)

G Connor Ingram, KAM: SOL, 24 saves on 26 shots
Season Totals: 31 GP, 18-9-2-1, 2.34 GAA, .929 sv%, 2 SO
2015-2016 Season: 61 GP, 34-15-5-4, 2.61 GAA, .922 sv%, 4 SO

Ingram suffered his second post-regulation loss to Seattle in less than a week despite stopping 24 of 26 shots. He had 54 saves in an overtime loss to the Thunderbirds earlier in the week. The shootout Friday went nine players deep after the first two shooters for both teams scored. Ingram was 6/9 in the shootout.

Dotchin Adjusts to NHL with Hedman’s Guidance

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin is just five games into his NHL career, but that hasn’t stopped head coach Jon Cooper from turning to the rookie in important situations and allowing him the opportunity to contribute to the team in a meaningful way, despite his youth.

KHL Game Day: 2-3-17

Magnitogorsk 5 vs. St. Petersburg 4 (SO)
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 54 GP, 23-45-68, +30, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play helper and scored in 2 of his 3 attempts in the Shootout, but SKA still fell 5-4 to Magnitogorsk. Gusev played 16:44 in the match. Magnitogorsk goaltender and ex-Lightning pick Vasily Koshechkin stopped 44 of 48 in the match, but left the Shootout after Gusev scored on its first attempt. Caps first rounder Ilya Samsonov backstopped the rest of the Shootout and eventually sealed the win by stopping living legend Pavel Datsyuk on SKA's 7th round.

CHL Game Night: 2-2-17

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Acadie-Bathurst Titan 4 @ Halifax Mooseheads 3 (OT)

C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 9/18 FO, 1 Hit
Season Totals: 44 GP, 13-20-32, -5, 22 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 59 GP, 13-33-46, -15, 25 PIM

Somppi, who was named an alternate captain of the Mooseheads this week, had an assist for Halifax. Likely top 2017 top 1-2 pick Nico Hischier had a goal and an assist.

Ontario Hockey League

Erie Otters 5 @ Peterborough Petes 4

C Anthony Cirelli, Erie: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 10/22 FO
Season Totals: 35 GP, 14-28-42, +25, 8 PIM
With Erie: 10 GP, 1-8-9, +7, 0 PIM
With Oshawa: 26 GP, 13-21-34, +18, 8 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 62 GP, 21-38-59, -15 27 PIM

W Taylor Raddysh, Erie: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 10 SOG
Season Totals: 38 GP, 30-48-78, +49, 25 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 67 GP, 24-49-73, +19, 18 PIM

W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 1-2-3, +2, 2 PIM, 3 SOG, 10/18 FO, *First Star*
Season Totals: 46 GP, 15-21-36, -6, 22 PIM
With Petes: 9 GP, 3-4-7, +1, 8 PIM
With Niagara: 37 GP, 12-17-29, -7, 14 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 57 GP, 5-11-16, -6, 18 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season Totals: 38 GP, 5-16-21, +5, 39 PIM
2015-2016 Season: 60 GP, 5-19-24, -4, 46 PIM

W Jonne Tammela, PBO: Did not play
Season Totals: 2 GP, 1-0-1, +1, 2 PIM
2015-2016 (Finland): 37 GP, 5-8-13, +10, 16 PIM

In a game between conference leaders and four Lightning prospects, Christopher Paquette came out as first star for the Petes with a goal and two assists. Erie won the game, however, after scoring three times in the final 12 minutes of regulation. Paquette's goal came off a deflection as he was skating through the crease. He had been robbed on a breakaway moments earlier.

NHL Game Night: 2-2-17 Senators at Lightning

Dumpster fire continues to rage unchecked.


Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 29 shots for the loss. He had one goal he probably needs back that went in off his glove. I can't fault him the rest, considering the drive by defense we saw most of the night. Still, it's a step backward after a string of quality starts by Vasilevskiy.

First Period

Second Period
3:39 TB Johnson (16), (Kucherov)
6:33 OTT Stone (17), (Smith, Ceci)
11:03 OTT Turris (18), (Hoffman, Karlsson)(PP)

Third Period
2:53 OTT Hoffman (18), (Turris, Stone)(PP)
7:46 TB Point (5), (Boyle, Palat)
9:22 OTT Stone (18), (Karlsson, Brassard)
19:35 OTT Kelly (4), (Karlsson)(EN)

Brayden Point was the game's third star. He's one of the players who needs the most vetting coming down the stretch of this lost season. He's responded well so far, and if he shows he's up to the task of playing center at the NHL level he may make Tyler Johnson expendable. Johnson, despite the goal he scored tonight, continues to make some very questionable decisions with the puck that are just infuriating to watch. He was a very good north-south player who has suddenly turned into an Old Marty St. Louis-style backward passing pain in the buttocks/liability, without the garbage time points.

At this point, we're watching the sad shell of a team that already appears to be going through the motions and anticipating their offseason tee times. I'm seeing players in position defensively but not making the extra effort to close out opposing shooters. I'm seeing board battles routinely lost by the team's best defenseman, Hedman. I'm seeing numerous mental mistakes at both bluelines with the puck by players who are just playing unfocused, careless hockey. At this point, it's clear the leadership of this team has evaporated and I've written off the chance of this team waking up until, maybe, Stamkos returns from injury. Get ready for a savagely bad next dozen or so games, at least.

Lay Down for Liljegren?

Make #2 for Makar?

Point had a goal and was +1 with 1 shot in 13:18. He was also 29% on 7 draws. He's been the silver lining in the past two very dreary games.

Luke Witkowski had 2 hits and 1 blocked shot in 10:58.

Jake Dotchin was +1 with 2 penalty minutes, 3 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 19:09.

Gabriel Dumont was -1 with 1 hit and 1 blocked shot in 8:14.

Box score and extended statistics from

Liiga Game Day: 2-2-17

SaiPa 4 vs. Pelicans 6
Saku Salminen, SaiPa, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 37 GP, 3-4-7, -9, 41 PIM

Saku Salminen scored his 3rd goal of the season in 10:38 of ice time in SaiPa's 6-4 loss to Pelicans Lahti. He was also 22% on 9 draws. SaiPa now drops 1 point behind Lukko for dead last on the Liiga table.

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