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NHL Game Night: 10-15-15 Stars at Lightning

Lightning reminded about the importance of details.


Ben Bishop allowed 5 goals on 22 shots for the loss. He got outplayed by Lehtonen at the other end and he ultimately denied his team a chance to win this game. His poor rebound on Dallas' first goal allowed them to turn the momentum early in the game and the softie on the 5th goal killed any chance the Lightning had of completing the comeback.

First Period
2:24 TB Stamkos (3), (Drouin)
8:58 DAL Seguin (1), (Jokipakka, Benn)
14:14 DAL Benn (3), (Spezza, Seguin)(PP)

Second Period
9:34 DAL Eakin (3), (Janmark, Sceviour)
18:12 DAL Demers (1), (Eakin, Hemsky)(PP)

Third Period
7:06 TB Namestnikov (1), (Stamkos)
8:44 TB Stamkos (4), (Drouin, Boyle)
10:29 DAL Spezza (4), (Hemsky, Goligoski)

Steven Stamkos was the game's second star.

By all of the advanced metrics you want to put to this game, the Lightning dominated. Possession. Chances. Shots. They were all over Dallas. But, hockey's a cruel sport when you don't mind the details. Subpar goaltending will kill you. Poor defensive coverage against the rush will kill you. Special teams will kill you. The Lightning could have, and maybe should have slain Dallas in this game, but they allowed those three areas to completely undermine any possibility of getting a win tonight. Bishop will rebound, so I'm not overly worried about the goaltending. And, the defensive zone coverage against the rush is correctable by a quality coaching staff. It's the penalty kill that is incredibly worrisome right now. It has cratered to 2013-2014 levels through 5 games.

If there's a silver lining, it's that Drouin/Stamkos is turning out to be everything we envisioned it would be at Bolt Prospects. For everyone who criticized the editorial position of the website last season that Drouin needed to be playing with Stamkos, and for everyone else foolish enough to try to label Drouin a bust, the proof's in the pudding through 5 games. Right now they're the undisputed top line of the team and the Triplets are swimming in their jet fumes trying to keep up. Once the Triplets do start to get on track from a production standpoint, have mercy on the NHL.

Nikita Nesterov was -1 with 15 penalty minutes, 1 shot, and 1 hit in 11:57. His major and game misconduct for boarding in the Second Period was deserved, and he will likely be suspended. Coupled with a likely concussion suffered by Hedman, expect one or two defensive callups from Syracuse. Nesterov's penalty, frankly, put the nail in the Lightning coffin tonight. As bad as their PK was playing, giving Dallas a 5 minute opportunity to build the 3 goal lead just before the Second Intermission was just too much for the Lightning to overcome. And, once again, it was made plain just how hard it is to overcome a 3 goal deficit in the final frame in pro hockey. It's just a death sentence when you're trying to come from that far down.

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Liiga Game Day: 10-15-15

JYP 0 vs. KalPa 3
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 4 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 6 PIM

Jonne Tammela had a minor for boarding in 14:03 of ice time in KalPa's 3-0 win over JYP. Ex-Devils pick Patrick Davis had a goal in the match while goaltender Eero Kilpelainen, a former Stars pick, stopped all 26 shots he faced for the shutout.

KHL Game Day: 10-15-15

Dynamo Moscow 2 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 21 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a team high 5 shots on goal in 18:33 of ice time in Yugra's 2-0 loss to Dynamo Moscow. Dynamo's eventual game winner came from ex-Lightning forward Martins Karsums.

Juniors Game Night: 10-14-15

Ontario Hockey League

Guelph Storm 0 @ Oshawa Generals 2 (Monday)

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, +2, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 8 GP, 2-3-5, -3, 0 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Jeremy Brodeur (undrafted) had a 24-save shutout and Lightning prospect Anthony Cirelli had an assist, leading the Gens to a 2-0 Thanksgiving win over visiting Guelph.

Western Hockey League

Moose Jaw Warriors 0 @ Kootenay Ice 1

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Season totals: 5 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 2 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Overage goaltender Wyatt Hoflin (undrafted) stopped all 34 shots he faced and the Ice rode a first period goal to a shutout win over visiting Moose Jaw. Brayden Point had his 13-game goal-scoring streak snapped in the loss. He finished last season on a nine-game streak and started this season with a four-game streak. He has at least one goal in 17 of his last 19 regular season games, including two hat tricks.

Liiga Game Day: 10-9-15, 10-10-15, and 10-14-15

Ilves 3 vs. KalPa 2 (OT)
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM

Jonne Tammela had a minor for roughing in 11:09 of ice time in his season debut for KalPa. Ex-Rangers pick Dane Byers had the opening goal for Ilves.

KalPa 2 vs. Pelicans 0
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, E, 4 PIM

Jonne Tammela played 13:25 and took a minor for boarding in KalPa's 2-0 win over Pelicans. Ex-Stars pick Eero Kilpelainen stopped all 20 shots he faced for the shutout.

KalPa 1 vs. KooKoo 2
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 3 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM

Jonne Tammela was scoreless in 12:19 in KalPa's 2-1 loss to KooKoo. Ex-NHLer Josh Green had a goal in the match for KooKoo.

KHL Game Day: 10-14-15

Jokerit 4 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Loss, 24/28, 4.12 GAA, .857 sv%
Season totals: 18 GP, 7-6-4, 0 SO, 2.20 GAA, .919 sv%

Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Ex-Panthers pick Topi Jaakola had a pair of goals to lead Jokerit to a 4-2 win over Magnitogorsk. Ex-NHLer Niko Kapanen had a helper in the win. Ex-Blue Jackets pick Sergei Mozyakin had a goal in defeat for Magnitka.

NHL Game Night: 10-13-15 Lightning at Red Wings

Road weary Lightning fade in 3rd game in 4 nights.


Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 23 shots for the loss. He was screened/was dealing with traffic on both goals he allowed.

First Period

Second Period
17:52 DET Nyquist (1), (Kronwall, Zetterberg)(PP)

Third Period
8:25 DET Zetterberg (2), (Larkin, Quincey)
11:03 TB Callahan (2), (Drouin, Stralman)
18:12 DET Quincey (1), (Miller, Richards)(EN)

Jonathan Drouin was the game's third star.

The Lightning really ran out of gas for much of the final two periods of the game. Playing their 3rd game in 4 days, they had very little push until they were chasing the game down 2-0. It didn't help that Detroit played the game like it was their Stanley Cup Final.

Nikita Nesterov was -1 with 2 shots and 2 hits in 17:19.

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KHL Game Day: 10-13-15

Podolsk 1 vs. Khanty-Mansiysk 0
Nikita Gusev, Khanty-Mansiysk, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 5 SOG
Season totals: 20 GP, 6-6-12, +6, 4 PIM

Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 16:51 in Yugra's 1-0 loss to Podolsk. Podolsk goaltender Harri Sateri, an ex-Sharks pick, stopped all 39 shots he faced for the shutout.

Novgorod 2 vs. Dinamo Minsk 1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 14 GP, 3-0-3, -3, 10 PIM

Carter Ashton was scoreless in 17:36 in Novgorod's 2-1 win over Minsk. Vladimir Galuzin notched the winning goal for Novgorod.

NHL Game Day: 10-12-15 Lightning at Bruins

Lightning overcome slow start to destroy Bruins.


Ben Bishop allowed 3 goals on 30 shots for the victory. He benefited from the fact that, at the other end, Tuukka Rask was pretty darned awful today.

First Period
2:59 BOS Krejci (2), (Krug, Bergeron)(PP)
11:02 BOS Eriksson (1), (Krug, Krejci)(PP)
15:42 TB Boyle (1), (Hedman, Namestnikov)
16:51 TB Palat (1), (Johnson, Stralman)(PP)

Second Period
4:48 TB Boyle (2), (unassisted)
12:20 BOS Eriksson (2), (Krejci, Krug)(PP)
15:17 TB Stamkos (2), (Stralman, Johnson)(PP)

Third Period
5:38 TB Drouin (1), (Condra, Hedman)
15:58 TB Filppula (1), (Killorn, Brown)

Brian Boyle was the game's first star. Only in Boston could a team get smoked 6-3 and still get 2 out of 3 star selections. Arrogance, thy name is Boston.

Speaking of arrogance, you get the feeling that the Lightning learned so much in last season's playoff run they've gotten to that elite level where they have the confidence to just toy with opponents. Regular season hockey might be child's play to this team, especially given how few roster changes there were to the Lightning. They came out flat and looked like they were going to get run off the ice down 2-0, and then ended up making it look easy as they cruised most of the rest of the way. I don't want to overstate it, because Rask really did allow two soft goals, but this Lightning team looks so much more deep and talented than the rest of the league they don't have to be perfect to kill you. Even better, it really looks like this Lightning team will be even better than last year's because they look like they'll have two elite scoring lines, four balanced lines overall, and a better power play. The latter was 2-for-4 today and you could see it coming on in the last contest.

The obvious nitpick is the penalty kill, which hasn't been sharp thus far this year. 1-for-4 on the PK is not sustainable.

When you play a matinee in Boston, I consider a day where your star player doesn't break his leg and the refs don't make some horribly controversial call against the Lightning a win. Getting two points was just gravy. My only regret was I didn't get to hear the NESN crew shriek in agony that their mighty Bruins (who missed the playoffs last year) could possibly get destroyed at home by the terrible Tampa Bay Lightning (who were Eastern Conference champs). I can hear the excuses from here.

In any event, after improving to 3-0-0, the Lightning have 6 points and are already halfway to the 10-game segment goal. The team is putting itself into good position to possibly build up a nice stock of insurance points right from the word jump, which is great considering some sort of Stanley Cup Final hangover would've been understandable.

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KHL Game Day: 10-12-15

Jokerit 1 vs. Ufa 5
Saku Salminen, Jokerit, DNP
Season totals: 5 GP, 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM

Ufa forward Alexander Nesterov (no relation) had 1 goal and 3 points to lead Ufa to a 5-1 thumping of Jokerit. Ex-Oilers pick Linus Omark also had a helper in the win for Ufa.

Dinamo Riga 1 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Season totals: 17 GP, 7-5-4, 0 SO, 2.08 GAA, .923 sv%

Caps first rounder Ilya Samsonov stopped 19 of 20 shots in Magnitogorsk's 2-1 win over Riga. Ex-NHLer Wojtek Wolski chipped in Magnitka's opening goal of the victory.

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