Game Results

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Juniors Game Night: 2-23-16

Western Hockey League

Vancouver Giants 3 @ Seattle Thunderbirds 5

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, -3, 0 PIM
Season totals: 64 GP, 7-18-25, -27, 44 PIM
With Vancouver: 50 GP, 7-15-22, -17, 34 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

Thomas is getting dangerously close to the minus-30 mark.

United States Hockey League

Sioux City Musketeers 1 @ Tri-City Storm 4

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-0-0, -2, 17 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 30 GP, 0-23-23, -7, 51 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf got in a fight in his third game back from a concussion, accumulating 17 minutes in penalties when a 10-minute misconduct was tacked on to his fighting major vs Wade Allison (and earlier minor penalty).

NHL Game Night: 2-23-16 Coyotes at Lightning

Workmanlike effort keeps the Lightning on pace.


Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 30 shots for the victory. His lone goal against was a little unlucky deflection on a point shot off a faceoff loss, otherwise this would've been a shutout. This was his sharpest performance in his past several starts, in my opinion.

First Period
12:38 TB Stamkos(26), (Callahan, Killorn)

Second Period
19:55 TB Paquette(4), (unassisted)(PS)

Third Period
4:06 AZ Martinook(8), (Stone, Doan)

Ryan Callahan and Cedric Paquette were the game's first and second goals.

Paquette's smooth finish on the penalty shot at the end of the Second Period was crucial to helping the Lightning fend off the smash and grab attempt by the Coyotes. Domingue played really well in net for Arizona and I think it's always tough for shooters when they have to go against a goaltender who catches righty. You tend to be hard wired to shoot for rebounds stick side from distance, especially coming off the right wing, and those shots get swallowed up easily by a wrong-handed netminder. Domingue had to be that good because the Lightning came out storming in the First Period and had a possession advantage they maintained for pretty much the entire game.

The victory caps this sixth 10-game segment of the season with a 4-game winning streak to put the Lightning at exactly the 12 points you ask for out of the set. So, while it looked more than dicey just a week ago, the Lightning remain exactly on the number they need to be on to make the playoffs comfortably. So, they advance on: 12 in 10, do it again.

Jonathan Marchessault played 12:54 and saw his 3-game point streak snapped.

Nikita Nesterov was +1 with 3 shots, 2 hits, and 2 blocked shots in 14:59. He looked so good tonight in the offensive zone, especially in the 4-on-4 situation. But, man alive, he looked so bad with the puck in his own end. He had a critical turnover in the Third Period passing blindly out of his corner that he's very fortunate Arizona didn't make more of. He's now 4 games shy of graduation from prospect status on the site, by my count.

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Liiga Game Day: 2-23-16

SaiPa 4 vs. KalPa 6
Jonne Tammela, KalPa, DNP
Season totals: 34 GP, 4-7-11, +8, 16 PIM

Undrafted 28 year old forward Janne Keranen had a hat trick for KalPa in their wild 6-4 win over SaiPa. Ex-Stars pick David McIntyre had 1 goal and 1 assist in defeat for SaiPa. KalPa is currently 8th on the Liiga table, 10 points ahead of the playoff cut line, but 6 points shy of an opening round bye.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-23-16

KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
(2)Jokerit 4 vs. (7)Novgorod 3
Series Tied 1-1
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

Ex-NHL'er Niko Kapanen had a goal and 3 points to pace Jokerit in their 4-3 Game Two win over Novgorod. Ex-NHL'er Nikolai Zherdev had a goal in defeat for Novgorod.

(3)Yaroslavl 2 vs. (6)St. Petersburg 3
Series Tied 1-1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff totals: 2 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

Playing without star forward Ilya Kovalchuk, who was sent home by Head Coach Sergei Zubov for poor performance in the playoff opener, SKA defeated Yaroslavl 3-2 to even their first round playoff series at 1-1. SKA stormed out to a 3-0 lead in the contest that included a tally by ex-Canucks pick Sergei Shirokov. Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 14:41 in the contest.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-22-16

KHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
(2)Magnitogorsk 1 vs. (7)Ekaterinburg 2
Ekaterinburg Leads the Series 1-0
Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, DNP
Regular season totals: 50 GP, 22-15-9, 4 SO, 2.12 GAA, .925 sv%
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, 0 SO, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 sv%

Caps first rounder Ilya Samsonov allowed 2 goals on 27 shots in Magnitogorsk's 2-1 Game One loss to Ekaterinburg. 24 year old undrafted forward Alexander Pankov scored both of Ekaterinburg's goals while ex-NHL'er Alexander Semin had Magnitka's lone marker.

Juniors Game Night: 2-21-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Shawinigan Cataractes 7 @ Drummondville Voltigeurs 2

W Dennis Yan, SHAW: 0-2-2, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 1 Hit
Season totals: 51 GP, 29-33-62, +6, 70 PIM
2014-2015 Season: 59 GP, 33-31-64, +23, 71 PIM

Yan set a new career high for assists in a season with 33. He’s closing in on his high for points at 64. Sunday was his first multipoint game since January 10. He had 14 multipoint games before January 10.

Ontario Hockey League

Ottawa 67’s 1 @ Oshawa Generals 2

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 1-0-1, +1, 0 PIM, 5 SOG, 13/28 FO
Season totals: 52 GP, 17-31-48, -14, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

Cirelli scored a dazzling goal in overtime to beat the 67’s, 2-1. (

Hamilton Bulldogs 2 @ Windsor Spitfires 6

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Season totals: 52 GP, 16-24-40, +19, 72 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

DiGiacinto scored for the first time in 17 games as the Spits beat the Bulldogs in Hamilton, 6-2.

Peterborough Petes 3 @ North Bay Battalion 9

D Dominik Masin, PBO: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 46 GP, 8-19-27, +29, 42 PIM
2014-15 totals: 48 GP, 7-19-26, -13, 68 PIM

D Matt Spencer, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 49 GP, 3-17-20, -2, 46 PIM
2014-15 totals: 67 GP, 6-24-30, -15, 64 PIM

Dominik Masin set a new career high for points in a season, but it came in a losing cause – big time – to North Bay, 9-3.

Western Hockey League

Swift Current Broncos 1 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 5

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-3-3, +2, 0 PIM
Season totals: 37 GP, 29-43-72, +23, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Point had three assists and free agent linemate Dryden Hunt had a hat trick and an assist to lead the Warriors over Swift Current, 5-1. Hunt, a 6-1 forward who reportedly has at least four NHL teams after him, has five hat tricks in his last eight games. He would be a good match for the Lightning system if Steve Yzerman is interested. He’s had luck signing free agent prospects out of the WHL before (Tyler Johnson).

Kelowna Rockets 3 @ Vancouver Giants 4 (SO)

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 4 PIM
Season totals: 63 GP, 7-18-25, -24, 44 PIM
With Vancouver: 49 GP, 7-15-22, -14, 34 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

The Giants blew a 3-0 lead, but got the second point in the shootout.

NHL Game Night: 2-21-16 Lightning at Hurricanes

Lightning come up big at winning time.


Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 31 shots for the victory. He got fooled badly on Jordan's wraparound goal, but more than made up for it with a handful of amazing situational saves with under 3 minutes to go to preserve the win, punctuated by a rock solid right pad robbery in tight on Skinner with everything on the line. He was the difference in the game tonight, in my opinion.

First Period
11:10 Nordstrom(7). (J. Staal, Slavin)(SH)

Second Period
4:41 TB Brown(8), (Paquette, Sustr)
8:27 TB Callahan(7), (Stamkos, Nesterov)
12:59 CAR Jordan(1), (Skinner, Rask)

Third Period
14:17 TB Stamkos(25), (Johnson, Marchessault)(PP)
19:50 TB Callahan(8), (Palat, Paquette)(EN)

Steven Stamkos was the game's first star. How in the blue hell Bishop didn't get a star is worthy of a Congressional investigation.

Heading into the waning days of the month of February, the Lightning seem to recognize they're getting into the winning time of the season. In the last 48 hours, I think you're starting to see a level of focus up and down the lineup that hasn't quite been there all season. It's like they realized the season was on the line and they only barely slipped the noose against Winnipeg. The power play is still a hot mess, having allowed a SH goal in three straight games, but it produced the winner when the game was in the balance. Even better, you're starting to see the vets start to carry their weight more consistently with Callahan, in particular, finding the scoresheet again tonight. It's nice to have all the young guys like Kucherov and Palat producing, but the team will go as far as the likes of Stamkos, Callahan, and Filppula can take them by balancing out the scoring and giving them multiple lines to make teams worry about.

With one game left to go in this 10-game segment of the season, the Lightning have earned 10 of 18 points. That means a win against Arizona on Tuesday night will clinch a successful segment and keep them on track for the playoffs despite their stumbles early in this 10-game set. That would be a huge accomplishment.

Jonathan Marchessault had a helper and was -1 with 4 hits in 17:30. He was also 33% on 6 draws. With Nikita Kucherov a surprise injury scratch, Marchessault went up on the top line with Palat and Johnson and he didn't look out of place. True, he made a poor play or two, including on the Jordan goal, but he figured mightily in the game winner and several other prime scoring chances.

Nikita Nesterov had a helper and 2 penalty minutes with 3 hits and 1 blocked shot in 14:23. He was a train wreck in the turnover department early in the game, but thankfully settled down as things wore on and he actually got involved physically with a few good pops. All that said... get well soon Jason Garrison.

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KHL Playoff Game Day: 2-21-16

KHL Western Conference Quarterfinals
(2)Jokerit 4 vs. (7)Novgorod 6
Novgorod Leads the Series 1-0
Carter Ashton, Novgorod, DNP
Playoff totals: 0 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 46 GP, 13-10-23, +3, 61 PIM

Ex-NHLer Nikolai Zherdev had a pair of goals to help propel Novgorod to a 6-4 Game One win over Jokerit Helsinki. Jokerit got 2 goals and 3 points from ex-Isles and Oilers forward Jesse Joenssuu in defeat.

(3)Yaroslavl 3 vs. (6)St. Petersburg 2 (OT)
Yaroslavl Leads the Series 1-0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
Regular season totals: 56 GP, 20-29-49, +15, 14 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on the game-opening power play goal for SKA in their 3-2 OT loss to Yaroslavl. He played 21:28 in the contest. The helper was Gusev's first career KHL playoff point. Ex-Sabres first rounder Jiri Novotny had the OT winner for Yaroslavl in the Game One victory.

Juniors Game Night: 2-20-16

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

Saint John Sea Dogs 2 @ Val-d’Or Foreurs 6

W Bokondji Imama, SJ: 0-0-0, E, 5 PIM, 2 SOG, 4 Hits
Season totals: 35 GP, 4-10-14, -4, 54 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 13-15-28, +2, 137 PIM

W Mathieu Joseph, SJ: 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0 Hits
Season totals: 52 GP, 30-34-64, +31, 51 PIM
2013-2014 Season: 59 GP, 21-21-42, +18, 46 PIM

Saint John took a 1-0 lead at 12:14 of the first period, then gave up the game’s next four goals en route to a 6-2 loss. Boko Imama fought David Henley in the third period. Mathieu Joseph was scoreless for the second straight game after a 12-game point streak was snapped Friday.

Ontario Hockey League

Oshawa Generals 2 @ Barrie Colts 6

C Anthony Cirelli, OSH: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 14/25 FO
Season totals: 51 GP, 16-31-47, -15, 21 PIM
2014-15 totals: 68 GP, 13-23-36, +34, 22 PIM

The Gens continue to struggle to finish out the season after being in selling mode at the deadline.

Windsor Spitfires 4 @ Hamilton Bulldogs 1

W Cristiano DiGiacinto, WSR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 51 GP, 15-24-39, +20, 72 PIM
2014-15 totals: 63 GP, 21-24-45, -16, 100 PIM

Ducks second rounder Julius Nattinen had two goals for Barrie.

Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 4 @ Saginaw Spirit 1

W Mitchell Stephens, SAG: 0-1-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 13/22 FO
Season totals: 29 GP, 14-12-26, +1, 12 PIM
2014-15 totals: 62 GP, 22-26-48, -17, 44 PIM

Saginaw had its modest 2-game winning streak to start the Moe Mantha era snapped. Stephens assisted on a power play goal with just over a minute remaining to avoid the shutout.

Western Hockey League

Edmonton Oil Kings 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2

C Brayden Point, MJ: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, *Second Star*
Season totals: 36 GP, 29-40-69, +21, 19 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 38-49-87, +6, 46 PIM

Moose Jaw dropped a key home game Saturday to the Oil Kings.

Kelowna Rockets 2 @ Vancouver Giants 4

D Ben Thomas, VAN: 0-0-0, +1, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
Season totals: 62 GP, 7-18-25, -25, 40 PIM
With Vancouver: 48 GP, 7-15-22, -15, 30 PIM
With Calgary: 14 GP, 0-3-3, -10, 10 PIM
2014-15 totals: 60 GP, 7-24-31, +16, 28 PIM

The Giants scored three times in the third period to beat visiting Kelowna.

United States Hockey League

Omaha Lancers 4 @ Tri-City Storm 6

G Kris Oldham, OMA: Loss, 7 saves on 9 shots
Season totals: 25 GP, 12-10-3, 2.72 GAA, .910 sv%, 1 SO
2014-15 totals: 33 GP, 21-6-4, 2.49 GAA, .908 sv%, 1 SO
(University of Nebraska-Omaha signee)

Oldham took the back door loss after replacing Zacharias Skog to start the third period, down 4-3.

Lincoln Stars 5 @ Sioux City Musketeers 2

D Ryan Zuhlsdorf, SC: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
Season totals: 29 GP, 0-23-23, -5, 34 PIM
2014-15 totals: 56 GP, 3-19-22, +25, 58 PIM
(University of Minnesota signee)

Zuhlsdorf established a new career high for assists in a season with 23. He played both games this weekend after missing more than a month with a concussion.

NCAA Game Night: 2-20-16

New Hampshire Wildcats 2 @ No. 9 Boston University Terriers 3

D John MacLeod, BU: Did not play
Season totals: 24 GP, 1-1-2, -4, 22 PIM
2014-2015 totals: 37 GP, 2-7-9, +19, 58 PIM

MacLeod was scratched both Friday and Saturday against UNH. BU finished the weekend, 1-0-1.

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